Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

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4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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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

1,001 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
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Flamingo Beach - 39 min drive
  • Coco Beach - 33 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 48 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Monkey's Bar - 18 min walk
  • La Flor Delys - 21 min drive
  • Nonna Rina - 24 min drive
  • Soda Jardin Tropical - 24 min drive
  • Donde Johann - 24 min drive

About this property

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5-star luxury property
Consider a stay at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, free water park access, and a nightclub. With a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach towels, this property is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a facial, a massage, and a body scrub at Renova Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 4 onsite restaurants. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, as well as activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and beach volleyball. In addition to a swim-up bar and a poolside bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Tennis courts, limo/town car service, and concierge services
  • A gift shop, luggage storage, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-compatible safes, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies, LED light bulbs, and coffee/tea makers

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • 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

Does Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
No, this property doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive also has a nightclub and a waterslide, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and a sauna.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include La Flor Delys (6.4 mi), Nonna Rina (7.1 mi), and Soda Jardin Tropical (7.4 mi).
Does Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive like?
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is located a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula.

Overall score and ratings

8.2

Very good

8.5/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.0/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Juan, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My time staying at Rui Palace was amazing. The upkeep of the property is spectacular. The team members are so friendly. I will be going back soon.
judith, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marisela Espinoza, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

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

6/10 Good

When you arrive it looks like a nice hotel but when you look at the room closely it is not very clean and the bed linen and pillows are outdated. The pillows look like they have been stuffed and stuffed again. If you rent a car getting in and out the highways are not good. The area does not much other than the adventure park nearby. You are by the beach but the beach is not good to get in. The pool is great and nice and clean the bar by the pool pretty good too. The restaurants do not take reservations it’s first come when they open. So we really only had dinner at the Japanese restaurant El which was good but hard to get to. Breakfast buffet was nice but dinner was ok . If you go to Costa Rica maybe this is not the number one place to go or do not stay here for the whole time you will be in the country.
lisely, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was nice
Eliana, 6-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Staff is the best, everybody polite and friendly.
Rudy, 4-night family trip
Verified CheapTickets guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Staff, beautiful time in Costa Rica
Angel, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

-The nightly entertainment and live bands was very enjoyable. -The extensive cuisine selection was also enjoyable. -I did not like how overworked the staff were.
Ashana, 6-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review