JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
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We only stayed one night. We wish we could have stayed longer; we just haven't quite adopted the 'Tico' lifestyle. Our room was terrific, you could hear the ocean out one side and the birds out the other! We spent some time in their pool, met some great people, then watched a wonderful sunset---from the infinity pool. Onto the steakhouse, with our waiter Dennis and the chef Diego (who came out to make sure we were happy). We have had great meals in Costa Rica. This was the best steak, and one of the best meals, down here.
9 days in this beautiful resort.The hotel rooms were excellent and immaculate. The food was great with several different options for dinner.We have traveled a lot and this is one of the finest hotels we have experienced.And we are not strangers to the J W Marriott hotels having stayed in several.But the thing that makes this place special is the staff !!!Roberto Maykall at the Azul Grill is very professional and made the 4 of us feel like family. By the second time we came for dinner and sunset view, he knew our names and what we drank. He is one of the best waiters we have ever found. He is a keeper. We enjoyed his service , humor and conversation.Randy at the Azul pool bar was excellent. He worked hard to keep us comfortable well served with “cool drinks “.Ivannia the waitress for breakfast kept up with our needs and always had that beautiful smile 😊. She also knew what we wanted for coffee every morning.Jennifer at reception was very professional and helpful.I never saw the person that cleared our room but she needs recognition also.The beach is very nice and kept clean.After spending a day around the pool with all good service we often remarked that the hotel should have more restrooms at pool level.😉😐We took several tours from the hotel but it is a long ride to the attractions. Still they are worth it.Great trip and we want to come back soon.TioTim
First of all, this is a very nice hotel. However, I stayed at the J.W. Marriott in Los Cabos Mexico last year, and that was hands down the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. So the three star rating is comparing it to that one. The Los Cabos is new, clean, marble everywhere, and easy to get around. This one is more like an older Courtyard by Marriott. Worse than that though is the layout. It's the worse hotel layout by far that I've ever seen, and I've been in several hundred year old and newer hotels in Europe. The deal is, it's 5 stories and the third floor is the office main floor. However, elevators fairly far apart will go only from 1 through 3, or 3 through 5, and most everything to do is on 1 or 3, so if you get a room here, I would demand a room on 1,2 or 3. I'm on the fourth floor and our traveling friends are also on the fourth floor, but to get to their room we have to go down to third floor, cross the the other side of the hotel and go back up to fourth floor. To get to the pool, first floor, we have to go down to the third floor, walk to the center of the hotel (elevators are at the outside of the hotel), and back down another hall to get an elevator to the first floor. I'm not sure if the stairs are as bad, but just had recent knee surgery and can't really do the stairs. So, in summation, If I were ever to come back here, I would refuse a room on the 4th or 5th floor (might make an exception if I had an ocean view).
Although the hotel certainly has a wow feel to it, we were disappointed with several features. 1)Getting around hotel is difficult- have to take two separate elevators (not near each other) to get from 4th floor rooms to 1st floor restaurant. 2)Elevators had no a/c and were hot 3)Stairwells smelled of dead animals and some dead ended into staff area only, without warning. 4)Waitstaff generally inattentive and had to be flagged down. Expected more of JW brand
Beautiful hotel in an amazing location. Hotel has great views of the pools and the beach. Surrounding lush jungle gives an amazing tropical feel. Unfortunately restaurant service is slow at best, and waiters often forget to bring drinks or food. Sadly each time I have stayed here the service has stayed the same.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast daily (buffet)
- Lunch daily (buffet and a la carte)
- Dinner daily (buffet and a la carte)
- Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages ordered by the glass including premium brand liquor, beer and house wine
- Land sports
- Fitness centre
- Nature walks Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am (time subject to change)
- 310 rooms
- 1 Buffet restaurant and 2 a la carte restaurants (steak house, Asian fusion)
- Mediterranean grill
- Snack bar
- 2 bars including, Pool bar
- 2 pools (Infinity Pool and children's pool)
- Warm and cold whirlpools
- Fitness centre
- Beauty salon
- Games room
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Business centre
- WiFi internet (fee)
- Car rental desk
- ATM Machine
- Concierge desk
- Foreign exchange
- Laundry and dry cleaning services
- 24-hour room service
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning
- Cable and satellite television
- Clock radio
- CD player/iPod dock
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board/Trouser press
- Maximum occupancy of 4
Resort Location Map
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & SpaLiberia,Costa Rica
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Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo Costa Rica
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