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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

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The 24-hour all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica opens all year round and is located directly on the beautiful Matapalo beach. Our guests may use the facilities in the sister Hotel Riu Guanacaste, except dinner meal. RIU Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Daniel Oduber Airport LIR (33 km) and Playas del Coco (18 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 538 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa, or get in shape at the fitness center. 4 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. Day and evening entertainment, as well as our Pacha Discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Japanese, Italian, Fusion restaurant and Steakhouse, as well as 6 bars and our Cappuccino patisserie & ice cream parlor.
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Liberia Airport23 km
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My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace Costa Rica last week for our honeymoon. While some of the reviews are right about a few missing pool tiles or the smell of the room, I wouldn't let those minor details take away from such a great resort. It was the start of the dry season
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Wonderful property. Food and drink was excellent. Pool area was wonderful Very large property. If you don't like to walk, this is not the place for you. Spa facilities were lovely. Wedding on the beach was very memorable.
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Booked this holiday via TUI/First Choice.
I had emailed the reservations team, as their was a query with our TUI booking. We were dealt with by Jordi who was excellent, helpful and full of advice.
We knew our holiday was going to extra special when upon checking in, we learned th
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The facility is beautiful - if this review was merely on that, it would be a 5-star review .... this is our 4th vacation with Riu, and definitely our last... First, they’re advertising a $940 resort credit for stays b/t 4-6 days & a $1400 resort credit for stays of over 7+ days
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This was my first stay in Costa Rica but my 4th stay at a Riu. This was a couples trip with 2 other couples.
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- Costa Rica is beautiful and the mountains /hills around the resort are beautiful. The wildlife adds to it. We saw large
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The Whirlpool Bath Suite at the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
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The Ocean View Junior Suite at the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
The bed was very comfortable and we slept well
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what time do the pools close
I believe at 8:00 pm
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what time do the pools close?
6pm and its dark at that time
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Is the alcohol at this resort top shelf? I was reading next door at the Riu they are serving a brand named Disco. I am trying to decide which resort to book. I have been to the Riu Guanacaste several years ago and at the time it was fine, but reading the reviews now, I am thinking we are better off at the palace. Thoughts?
I would recommend the Palace, the food is better, the rooms are better, the drinks are better, the pools are less crowded. You can interact with the staff more, because the staff/client ratio is better.
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Has anyone got married here before? I’m wanting any info on packages and prices if anyone can help me :) x
Is the sea view room worth the extra $$$ or is the garden view room the way to go.
We had a Mountain View and it was beautiful. Room 3001 but it was at the end of the hall do not go with the extra money
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"Stay somewhere else"
"Don't pay extra for a sea view room as you will only get a view of the ocean in the far distance."
"Rooms in the 1040 to 4070 range is good. The higher the better."
"bring your table games e.g Rummy Q, Uno, etc... there are lots of spots where you can enjoy them !"
"If you retire early get a room facing away from the pools cuz it is fairly loud until 11 pm due to the shows"
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PRICE RANGE
US$283 - US$562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteGulf of PapagayoSardinal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
538
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