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The staff and property were top notch. We felt pampered.

It was a beautiful place to stay. The staff were cordial. I was greeted with a refreshing beverage.

This hotel is beautiful. The staff are all pleasant, friendly and make you feel very comfortable. I loved it there and I will definitely be back

The hotel is beautiful and clean. I feel safe.

Great little quiet getaway from the noise and crowds. Staff was amazingly helpful. Perfect place for some good r&r.

The place is very clean. The staff is very nice. The beach not nice. If they could invest to do the rooms more modern will be a plus.

We were extremely disappointed in this hotel. We picked it based on the decent reviews, but our 30 minute stay was 30 minutes too long. When we arrived we spent 10 minutes at the gate trying to inform the guard we were checking in. Apparently guests checking in is not a commonality. Once they finally let us on to the grounds we were greeted to a deserted main house, where the front desk man did not speak any English or understand what we were doing there to begin with. After a struggling with communication he decided to call his sister on the phone to answer our questions. He eventually handed us a key, but did not take any information from us (no ID, passport, or credit card for incidentals). That was the beginning....well, that and the bats by the desk. We ignored our better instincts and went to our room. That is where things got worse. Much to our surprise, there were signs in the room stating that we could not flush toilet paper down the toilet, which meant we had to put it in the trash, something we did not encounter at any other resort. Good thing the smell of poop could be covered up with the strong scent car air freshener in the room. We left our room to get a drink, only to find out the front desk man was also the bartender, waiter, cleaning crew, and maintenance man. We quickly decided that we would rather pay for another hotel at a nearby resort than be subjected to the low standards of the Golden Palms. How this place got more than 2 stars is beyond me.

Perfect location, Room was great and private beach was spectacular. Highly recommend !!!

Excellent food, staff were friendly and helpful. Grounds were beautiful with plenty of wildlife to watch. Huge pool.

I have already reviewed this property on Tripadvisor but to summarize, the grounds are beautiful, the pool is huge, the rooms were clean and pretty and the common areas were fantastic. The design of the building is very modern and accommodating. The chef made a fantastic dinner for us and breakfast was great. The beach is just a few steps away and is very private with calm, sheltered waters of the Papagayo gulf. I could not recommend Golden Palms more strongly.

Playa Chorotega Sardinal Guanacaste

Hotel highlights

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

Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel is located within a mile (2 km) of Playa Venado and Playa Virador. This 40-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers. Balconies or patios, private yards, and coffee makers are also available.


Property features

Guests of Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Garden Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Forest Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Family Suite

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (4)
5
Partner Couples

The staff and property were top notch. We felt pampered.

By on May 26, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

Dear Arnold, Thank you very much for your glowing review! We truly appreciate your generous words about the hotel. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome your return to Costa Rica. Pura vida Diego Montero

5
Partner Couples

It was a beautiful place to stay. The staff were cordial. I was greeted with a refreshing beverage.

By on May 20, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

Dear Patrick, Thank you for your fantastic review of our Hotel. I am humbled by your comments and I am truly proud of our team's efforts to care for you. We look forward to welcome you back. Pura vida Diego Montero

5
Friends

This hotel is beautiful. The staff are all pleasant, friendly and make you feel very comfortable. I loved it there and I will definitely be back

By on May 18, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

Dear Kay, Thank you for your preference and for giving us a perfect rating. Your satisfaction is our best reward. Thank you for your kind words about our facilities and our amazing staff. We hope to see you back again soon. Pura Vida! Diego Montero

5
Friends

The hotel is beautiful and clean. I feel safe.

By on May 15, 2022

Review comment responded on May 17, 2022

Dear Friend, Thank you very much for your glowing review! We truly appreciate your generous words about the hotel. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome your return to Costa Rica. Pura Vida, Diego Montero

5
Partner Couples

Great little quiet getaway from the noise and crowds. Staff was amazingly helpful. Perfect place for some good r&r.

By on Jan 26, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 26, 2022

Hi dear Gerold, Very happy to know about your experience at our facility. We work every day to achieve a true memory of your stay in our facilities. We hope to see here gain soon. Best regards Diego Montero

4
Partner Couples

The place is very clean. The staff is very nice. The beach not nice. If they could invest to do the rooms more modern will be a plus.

By on Jul 7, 2021

4
Everyone

By on Jan 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 22, 2020

Thank you!

1
Everyone

We were extremely disappointed in this hotel. We picked it based on the decent reviews, but our 30 minute stay was 30 minutes too long. When we arrived we spent 10 minutes at the gate trying to inform the guard we were checking in. Apparently guests checking in is not a commonality. Once they finally let us on to the grounds we were greeted to a deserted main house, where the front desk man did not speak any English or understand what we were doing there to begin with. After a struggling with communication he decided to call his sister on the phone to answer our questions. He eventually handed us a key, but did not take any information from us (no ID, passport, or credit card for incidentals). That was the beginning....well, that and the bats by the desk. We ignored our better instincts and went to our room. That is where things got worse. Much to our surprise, there were signs in the room stating that we could not flush toilet paper down the toilet, which meant we had to put it in the trash, something we did not encounter at any other resort. Good thing the smell of poop could be covered up with the strong scent car air freshener in the room. We left our room to get a drink, only to find out the front desk man was also the bartender, waiter, cleaning crew, and maintenance man. We quickly decided that we would rather pay for another hotel at a nearby resort than be subjected to the low standards of the Golden Palms. How this place got more than 2 stars is beyond me.

By on Aug 20, 2018

5

highly recommended

Everyone

Perfect location, Room was great and private beach was spectacular. Highly recommend !!!

By on Jan 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 22, 2018

Hello Mr / Ms Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your comment about your experience. We will take it into account the inconveniences, since it is very important for us. Thank you very much. Have a nice week.

4

very quiet and relaxing with direct beach access.

Everyone

Excellent food, staff were friendly and helpful. Grounds were beautiful with plenty of wildlife to watch. Huge pool.

By on Mar 16, 2017

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