The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

4 stars
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Hotel Overview

4.4 /5
Overall score
93%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3
Offering deluxe spaces nestled in verdant forests near the Pacific Ocean, The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive creates a suitable retreat in the hidden paradise of Matapolo, Guanacaste in Costa Rica. Vacationers engage in nautical activities like snorkeling and surfing at the neighboring Conchal Beach and check out wildlife refuges and national parks, few kilometers from the property. At The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive, patrons relish Asian dishes at Bamboo restaurant, Italian specialties at Faisanela, Latin American favorites at Las Candelas and international cuisines at Mitra. Sip cocktails and other drinks at Abalone Bar & Lounge. Guests swim in the freshwater lagoon-style pool, work out at the fitness center, have pampering treatments at the spa or play at the tennis courts on site. Holidaymakers can also tee off at Reserva Conchal Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course on site. This all-inclusive resort also features nine meeting spaces, shopping center, airport transfer and Wi-Fi access in public areas.
Rooms
All spacious rooms and suites at The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive are furnished with balcony/terrace, LCD TV, iPod docking station, Wi-Fi access (fees apply), safety deposit box, coffee maker, hairdryer and iron/ironing board. Select suites come with glass-enclosed terrace with whirlpool.
Highlights

  • Freshwater lagoon-style pool
  • Championship golf course and tennis courts
  • Fitness center and spa

Nearby attractions

  • Reserva Conchal Golf Club (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Las Baulas National Marine Park (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Sugar Beach (5.5 mi/8.8 km)
  • Barcelo Langosta Beach (8.7 mi/14 km)
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course (10.5mi/17 km)

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The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive Rooms

Royal Beach Club Junior Suite
1 king Westin Heavenly bed or 2 full long Westin Heavenly beds, adults only, Wireless high-speed Internet access(Complimentary), access to the Royal Beach Club Lounge and to the adult-only Royal Beach Club Pool, Sofa bed (in some rooms), Furnished balcony, 538 square feet / 50 square meters 1 king Westin Heavenly bed or 2 full long Westin Heavenly beds, adults only, Wireless high-speed Internet access(Complimentary), access to the Royal Beach Club Lounge and to the adult-only Royal Beach Club Pool, Sofa bed (in some rooms), Furnished balcony, 538 square feet / 50 square meters.
Amenities
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • LCD TV
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer and iron/ironing board
  • Coffe maker
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Heavenly Bath with Rainfall showerhead
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking only.
    Deluxe Junior Suite Golf view
    1 king Westin Heavenly bed or 2 full long Westin Heavenly beds, adults only, Wireless high-speed Internet access(Complimentary), access to the Royal Beach Club Lounge and to the adult-only Royal Beach Club Pool, Sofa bed (in some rooms), Furnished balcony, 538 square feet / 50 square meters.
    Amenities
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • LCD TV
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer and iron/ironing board
  • Coffe maker
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Heavenly Bath with Rainfall showerhead
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking only.g>.
    Royal Beach Suite
    1 king Westin Heavenly bed, adults only, access to the Royal Beach Club Lounge and to the adult-only Royal Beach Club Pool, private Jacuzzi in the terrace, separate living area, Wireless high-speed Internet access(Complimentary), Sofa bed, Furnished balcony, 990 square feet / 92 square meters.
    Amenities
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • LCD TV
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer and iron/ironing board
  • Coffe maker
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Heavenly Bath with Rainfall showerhead
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking only.
    Royal Beach Villa
    1 king Westin Heavenly bed, adults only, access to the Royal Beach Club Lounge and to the adult-only Royal Beach Club Pool, private Jacuzzi in the terrace, separate living area, 1163 square feet / 108 square meters.
    Amenities
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • LCD TV
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer and iron/ironing board
  • Coffe maker
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Heavenly Bath with Rainfall showerhead
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking only.
    Royal Beach Club Room
    1 king Westin Heavenly bed or 2 double Westin Heavenly beds, adults only, access to the adult-only Royal Beach Club Pool and to the Royal Beach Club Lounge with private check-in and check out area, Wireless high-speed Internet access(Complimentary), Sofa bed (in some rooms), Balcony, Furnished balcony, Garden view, 474 square feet / 44 square meters.
    Amenities
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • LCD TV
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer and iron/ironing board
  • Coffe maker
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Heavenly Bath with Rainfall showerhead
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking only.
    Deluxe Junior Suite
    1 king Westin Heavenly bed or 2 double Westin Heavenly beds, Sofa bed (in some rooms), Balcony, Furnished balcony, Garden view, 538 square feet / 50 square meters.
    Amenities
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • LCD TV
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer and iron/ironing board
  • Coffe maker
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Heavenly Bath with Rainfall showerhead
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking only.

    Amenities

    • All inclusive
    • WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Elevators
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Fitness center or spa
    Spa
    Night club
    Golf
    Game room
    Solarium
    Tennis
    Dining
    All inclusive
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Services
    Laundry service
    Childcare Service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Barber/Beauty shop
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Gift shop
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    WiFi
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities

    Hotel Map

    10.4013 -85.8041
    Area served
    Playa Conchal.
    Nearby airports
    Liberia, Guanacaste 60 Km.
    Area description
    The hotel offers services and amenities that include 122 Royal Beach Club and two Royal Beach Suites each with separate living area with sofa bed, individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan, coffee maker, safe deposit box, IPod dock station, luxurious bathroom and private terrace or balcony. It also offers eight contemporary international dining options and five premium bars and lounges, nightly entertainment, spectacular lagoon-style pool with Jacuzzi and an exclusive Royal Beach Club pool, 18-hole par 71 Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course (charges apply), The Spa (charges apply), fitness center, Three lighted tennis courts, and flexible meeting space encompassing five meeting rooms.

    Dining

    Cauri Lobby Bar & Bistro
    Light Fare Cuisine, perfect for a light lunch to reenergize for the rest of the day.
    Open from 12pm to 4 pm.
    Faisanela
    Italian Cuisine, offering breakfast and lunch for the Royal Beach Club guests and dinner for all guest.
    Bamboo
    Asian Fusion, open for dinner.
    Mediterra
    Mediterranean Cuisine, open for dinner.
    Las Candelas
    Latin American Cuisine, open for dinner.
    Mitra
    International buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Caracola
    Poolside restaurant open for lunch and dinner(seasonal)
    Spirula
    Snack bar and Pizzas, open for lunch

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    3:00 PM
    Check-out:
    12:00 PM

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (210)

    Ratings and reviews for The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Overall score

    4.4 / 5
    5.01.0
    210 out of 210
    Amenities:
    4.5
    Cleanliness:
    4.7
    Hotel staff:
    4.6
    Comfort:
    4.6
    Location:
    4.3
    Value:
    4.3

    93% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    LisaSV
    Business
    Hoboken, NJ
    Apr 18, 2011

    Good Trip

    Overall the place was good although it didn't seem to be at peak operating status. Not sure if it has anything to do with the Westin buying it. It won't be associated with the Paradisus/Sol Melia hotels soon. There were 3 restaurants that you need a reservation for at dinner time and are included in your stay - Mexican, Italian and Asian. All pretty good. We didn't eat at the Gabi restaurant (extra costs) but heard it was decent. The buffet breakfast and lunch offerings were rather limited. Good food but always the same thing so it got very BORING quickly. They snack bar was a good option. The pool was amazing - really warm and big but the hot tub was broken and empty. Not very inspiring. There were a lot of chairs at the pool but not at the beach. The pool bar was decent but they always closed earlier than supposed to. The beer is Imperial and easy to drink, but the liquor was definitely no where near top shelf. The shows at night were a little lame - not like the shows you'd see in the Dominican Republic or Jamaica. If you want to go out - go to Tamarindo for the night and go to a bar called the Crazy Monkey. It's only opened on Friday nights. Another good bar is called the Beach Club and it's right on the beach. The staff was very friendly too.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    NJSoccerPlayingMom13
    Business
    Flemington, NJ
    Apr 12, 2011

    Really Nice Hotel, Awesome Staff

    I did a lot of research before I decided upon the Paradisus and my research paid off! First, I wanted an all inclusive where the food was good! I consider myself a foodie. I love good restaurants and good food. The food at the hotel wasn't gourmet but I enjoyed 90% of my meals. We ate all our lunches by the pool, the burgers are amazing! For dinner we ate at Gabi Club everything was delicious, Italian Restaurant everything was delicious and Spices, the soup and appetizers were terrible and I was worried about my dinner. My dinner turned out to be really good. One night we went to the Golden Shrimp which was down the road. Lots of reviews I've read, people walked to the restaurant. When I asked the hotel they recommended we don't walk and take the free shuttle the Golden Shrimp has. The food was very good and reasonably priced. I also read a lot about people who upgraded to Royal Service. When I booked my trip I originally did not upgrade but after a few more days of research after booking the trip I decided to upgrade and called the hotel to upgrade. It was worth the money. Royal Service is the adult only section of the resort. So the pool was very quiet and relaxing. The Butlers were great and we had breakfast everyday at Gabi Club. While at the resort we took advantage of a bunch of free activities. We took a cigar making and coffee tasting class. Both were a lot of fun. We also took some exercising classes - stretching and yoga. I really liked the stretching class and Orland and Kenny were great! We also took golf lessons. The gold club for the most part was a good experience. A lot of people complained about all the walking to get from one place to another. Yes, there is walking to get from your building to the stores, main pool, activities center, main lobby, gym, etc. but none of these walks were more than 5 - 10 minutes tops. The longest walk would be from the main lobby to the main pool. But there are carts always around the area driving people to different areas. The beach was public but it was pretty empty. The vendors weren't aggressive and the beach was nice. We didn't stay but just had to see since we were there. Had we not upgraded to Royal Service I'm sure we would have enjoyed our trip but I think the pool area would not have been as relaxing. People were playing basketball and volleyball and were pretty loud but they were having fun. If you don't mind the noise you should be fine. You'll miss out on the food at Gabi Club, which is for Royal Service guests but it looked like you could pay a small fee to dine there if you wanted. Would I go back, yes. However, as of May 1st it will be a Westin property and I'm not sure what changes they'll make to the resort in terms of service.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Most of the good attractions are a 2 hour car ride away. If you're going to do them don't do them back-to-back. We did the Rincon de La Vieja One Day Adventure on Saturday. And were in no shape to do our Whitewater Rafting adventure on Sunday.

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    lilmommie
    Business
    paradisus playa conchal resort
    Apr 7, 2011

    Hotel was wonderful!

    The all inclusive deals was wonderful! We had stay at a regular villa but we had upgraded to royal service thinking we were going to have an ocean view room. But it was just a room close to the beach entrance. We could have save $500 and stay at our regular room and still enjoy all the inclusives like restaurants, activities, and tours. Besides that everything else was great! Love the services! Would definitely come back. Just a big warning! There are lots of mosquitos so whom ever is going to travel to costa rica during spring or summer, definitely need bug repellant! Hope this will help for other families...

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    little ,AR
    Apr 4, 2011

    playa conchal

    very nice Hotel , big but easy to move in . good buffet and restaurants , always available chairs around the pool or at the beach . costa-ricans are very nice and joyful. will go again and recommand .Pura Vida

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Buckeye n' Wildcat Fan
    Business
    Ohio
    Mar 28, 2011

    Fabulous Weather. Great Meals

    We just returned from Spring break at the Paradisus Playa Conchal. The weather was perfect. Every day was 90 degrees, bright clear sky and no rain (dry season). The night sky was also amazing clear - the blackest sky and brightest stars we ever saw. The meals at all 3 restaurants (Mexican, Italian and Asia) were really good. The buffet was average. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs. The beds were actually very comfortable. On the flip side, the rooms, bathrooms, and room furniture need to be updated. And, they need to make investment in improving the grounds (landscaping, walkways, pool area, etc.). For example, many landscape lights were broken off with live-wires exposed; Big, dirt ruts along walkways, etc. We enjoyed the huge pool, but the hot tub was out-of-order and filled with yucky green slime. They need more trash cans around the pool so that empty drinks cups don't pile up along the walls and tables. Oh, I almost forgot, the Casino is shut down (one of reasons we picked this spot was to do some gambling, and were disappointed that they didn't tell us they closed it). We selected the Paradisus over the Guanacaste Riu, but now sorry we didn't go to the Riu. We talked to some folks who were staying at the Riu and their description was superior to Paradisus. All in all, we enjoyed our time especially given the wonderful weather and good food. But, if we visit Guanacaste again, we will go to the Riu.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

    Don't come here if you want to spend time at the beach. The entrance to the beach is trashy; the waves are too fierce to enjoy the water; and the sand is hard to walk in.

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Minneapolis, MN
    Mar 27, 2011

    It is Paradise!

    This hotel was spectacular. It is perfect in every way; the food was delicious the accomodations were modern and comfortable, the drinks were plentiful and the pool and ocean were gorgeous. The best part was the friendly and helpful staff.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Wichita KS
    Mar 26, 2011

    Almost Perfect!

    I loved the grounds and over all "feel" of this resort, it is not yet too slick. The beach by the resort is public land and it was so very nice to be able to mingle with people from the community, and they sold their goods and services much cheeper than on the poperty. The food was quite good and there were many choices. Unlike most resorts in the Carribean there was no pool service, so you had to go and order your drinks from the bar, which was no big deal. The pool area was wonderful and there were lots of activities offered if you wanted to join in. The suite concept of the rooms was wonderful, with a large balcony to enjoy. The bathrooms were a little dated but totally functional. The t.v. offered many stations in english if you wanted to come in from the heat. We say many many forms of wildlife on the property, which was very enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and eager to please Over all it was a great vacation.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Oaks
    Business
    Nebraska
    Mar 21, 2011

    Great Experience!

    We were impressed with this resort. There is not a huge variety of resturants to choose from, but the ones that are there had a great menu selection. The rooms are all-suit and spacious. They all have their own porch/balcony area. A 24 hour room service is included, so we ordered a couple of times and it never took over 30 minutes to get our food. With our own balcony, it was relaxing to sit out there and dine without having to get dressed up to go to a resturant. The golf course was well kept, challenging and had great views. The staff was friendly and so were the people when we got off the resort.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

    There are lots of things to do off the resort. Zip lining through the jungle and white water rafting in the tropics are great experiences!!

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    New York, NY
    Mar 21, 2011

    great all-inclusive resort

    royal service experience was worth it and would definitely return

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    chicago, il
    Mar 20, 2011

    40th wedding anniversary

    Casino which was advertised was closed. Service (despite upgrading to royal service) was poor. Waited up to 10-15 minutes for drinks at the swim up bar until we complained. Food was good. Only two beer choices...imperial or light.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

    Had excellent time ziplining at base of volcano. Highlight of the trip.

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