Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

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Overview of Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5 star property
Sardinal beachfront property with free water park and spa

8.2/10 Very good

1,004 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Map
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, Sardinal, Guanacaste
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Nightclub
  • Free supervised childcare
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
Feel at home
  • Supervised childcare (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Living room
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Flamingo Beach - 39 min drive
  • Coco Beach - 33 min drive
  • Playa Hermosa - 31 min drive
  • Ocotal Beach - 38 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 49 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 66 min drive

About this property

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

At Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive, you can hit the beach to play volleyball or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking. There's plenty of fun with the 4 outdoor pools and free water park, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and body scrubs. Dining choices include 4 restaurants and the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a cold drink. Other highlights at this luxurious property include a nightclub, a poolside bar, and a 24-hour fitness center. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Surfing/body boarding

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 538 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Children

  • Free supervised childcare

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2012
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Waterslide

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • LED light bulbs

Special features

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Surfing/body boarding

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Renova Spa. Services include facials and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.5/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.0/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Great food, room/bedding could be better.
Best food I’ve ever had at an all inclusive. Great staff. Condition of the room left a lot to be desired. Musty, bed was not comfortable and the pillows were literally crunchy. They must be years old.
Ardie, 7-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

It was good and this is our 2nd time at this particular resort. The first time was in 2019. The resort wasn’t in quite as good condition, but the entire staff was fantastic. Our overall experience was good and we will continue to recommend it to others.
Denis, 7-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel
Beautiful room with cold drinks in mimi refrigerator with coke beer water y tonic water and 5 restaurants to eat ….and a nice bar at the lobby
James, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Food & Pool
Nathaniel, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Wonderful oasis in Costa Rica. Stunning pools and lanscape. The staff is welcoming and extremely pleasant. Great for Mother-Daughter weekend
Bronia, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff and property absolutely wonderful, the only thing we did not like is the vendor at the entrance of the hotel beach access. Very aggressive. Other wise it is worth every dollar you pay for
ROBERT, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Overall the property is located in a nice area with easy access to the Ocean and lots of wildlife around.
Heather, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This resort and the entertainment is very nice. My only suggestion would be to make sure buffet food is nice and hot.
Angela, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nos gusto la comidas variadas,todos los shows.Lo mejor fue la atencion y hospitalidad de todos los empleados.
OSVALDO GARCIA, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great amenities and activities. Service is awesome. Food is subpar.
Kia, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review