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Beautiful property..loved everything about it. We are vegetarians so had some difficulties finding different options but they are there if you don’t mind eating same thing. Drinks were always the best part. Rooms were awesome but AC is not cool enough. Sink get blocked very quickly but they were able to fix it. Overall, just loved it.

Lots of fun! Several large pools with warm water since it was hot every day. Lots of activities. Great work out room (gym). Very helpful people. Great food! Barbecue chicken by the pool with other food every day

Very well maintained and landscaped grounds. The hotel lobby, bars and restaurants are nicely decorated. The food is not great but there are plenty of choices. The rooms need updating. The beach access is great and the beach is very secluded and clean. The waters are not as clear as some of the other local beaches though. The beach front has plenty of camping opportunities. The customer service is excellent. The staff even found a souvenir he lost in one of the restaurants and returned it to our room! Definitely consider visiting again.

Nice staff. Rooms need to be updated and properly maintained.

Great place,nice people,very good food. I would defiantly go again.

From the staff, to the room everything was great. The food was delish and the bartenders were extremely nice.

My husband and I loved the landscape and the cleanliness of the hotel.

Everything was great. The only thing that was quite annoying was trying to get a reservation at the restaurants. It’s first come first served and only the first 15-20 people per day. Staff were amazing, rooms were clean, food was okay. I don’t drink much alcohol but those are also unlimited but I did not know many of the brands and the alcohol in it must be lower than the states. Overalll, wonderful time and I’d go back. Garden view is just as good as an ocean view room. Ocean view should be called pool view/landscape view with a partial view of ocean in the far back. Beautiful regardless.

Nice and clean food was fair nothing great staff was very friendly biggest complaint had to do with orbitz,felt like they misrepresented the resort credits which were nothing but expired coupons for weddings and car rentals

The staff was excellent!!! Which was the best part.. The food was typical all inclusive food nothing special. The buffet was better than the specialty restaurants. The room was mediocre. I had to change the first assigned room due to major dust on the vents and the unpleasing look of rust on the fixtures!.. The nightly entertainment was chessy.. Everything was lipped synced however they did a good job at it. All in all I would Not stay here again.

The location was remote, so you had to travel to go anywhere off the resort. However, the resort was beautiful and in good shape.

The entertainment team was excellent The resort needs more restaurants, and the ones they currently have close too early for dinner.

Playa Matapalo- Sardinal El Ocotal Guanacaste

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Playa Matapalo, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is within 2 miles (3 km) of Diamante Eco Adventure Park. This 538-room, 4.5-star property has 4 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and a free water park.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. This property is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 538 accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are other standard amenities.


Property features

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools, and a free water park. There's free parking and limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include a nightclub, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Room options

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View USA

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Two Bedroom Family Suite USA

2 Double Beds | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite Garden View Latam

2 King Beds | 1 Double Bed | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite Garden View USA

2 Double Beds | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Everyone (48) Couples (49) Business (2) Family (17) Friends (10) Other (8)
5
Partner Couples Family

Beautiful property..loved everything about it. We are vegetarians so had some difficulties finding different options but they are there if you don’t mind eating same thing. Drinks were always the best part. Rooms were awesome but AC is not cool enough. Sink get blocked very quickly but they were able to fix it. Overall, just loved it.

By , from Michigan on Mar 13, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Lots of fun! Several large pools with warm water since it was hot every day. Lots of activities. Great work out room (gym). Very helpful people. Great food! Barbecue chicken by the pool with other food every day

By on Feb 22, 2020

3
Everyone

By on Feb 12, 2020

4
Family with small children

Very well maintained and landscaped grounds. The hotel lobby, bars and restaurants are nicely decorated. The food is not great but there are plenty of choices. The rooms need updating. The beach access is great and the beach is very secluded and clean. The waters are not as clear as some of the other local beaches though. The beach front has plenty of camping opportunities. The customer service is excellent. The staff even found a souvenir he lost in one of the restaurants and returned it to our room! Definitely consider visiting again.

By , from Frisco, TX, USA on Dec 27, 2019

5
Family Family with small children

Nice staff. Rooms need to be updated and properly maintained.

By on Dec 3, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Nov 25, 2019

5
Friends

Great place,nice people,very good food. I would defiantly go again.

By on Oct 15, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Oct 15, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Sep 1, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Aug 20, 2019

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
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