Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal
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Our family of four with young kids stayed at the Westin with another family for a summer vacation/Father's Day/Wife's Bday all-in-one starting on 6/16/17 for 6 days. Let me tell you. I thought last year's Moon Palace in Cancun was great. The Westin was as good if not exceeded our expectations in terms of the ambiance, family fun, quality of food & drinks, and service. They tried very hard to cater to you. Yes, it was hot, humid, and wet coming from So. CA but we are in the tropics. We expected to rain a bit since it was their wet season from May to Nov. and each room is provided with 2 big umbrellas.This is the slow period of year but there was enough people to liven things up but not overcrowded which was perfect. Mosquitoes were active and a nuisance so be prepared with repellents, wrist bands, and what not. FIrst, the room was nice and clean. Privacy was a little issue but we adjusted. We stayed in bldg. #10 on the first floor but had no bug problems. It was nice and clean. The other family had two adjoining suites. They had no complaints. The shuttle got us wherever we wanted to go, fast and convenient. In-room refrig with soft drinks, water, and beers were replenished daily. Thanks to previous posting, we made reservations at the specialty restaurants at check-in to save time. They will ask for $29 pp if arrive early to use their facilities and eateries. After an overnight flight, it was worth it for us to eat, drink, and swim until our room was ready. The food was great especially at the Faisanella (Italian) restaurant. The Latin American and Mediterrenean restaurants were not far behind. Each restaurant had beef tenderloins as part of the menu we didn't miss the Brazilian Steakhouse in Moon Palace. For lunch, we ate near the pool area. They had a little area for stonefire pizzas and pastas. A bigger area neaby served burgers on briouce buns, wraps, and fresh salads. As usual drinks were abundance and kids smoothies are the freshest and sweetest fruits as found anywhere. For tours, go see Erik Garcia on the beach for best deals and great time. He is trustworthy and honest. Support the locals and save money at the same time. Best bang for the buck are his tours and beach massage for $20. We took one of his tours to go horseback riding/water sliding/swimming in hot spring/Volcanic mud bathing/Zip lining The beach (Playa Conchal) is the best for swimming per locals. Waves are not too harsh. But, you don't see much while snorkeling so leave them at home. It is hot and humid so your cameras will fog up. They will adjust once exposed to the environment. I brought along Rain-X to help. We had a great time at the Westin. Keep an open-mind and go with fun people. I am sure you will too. Will edit later We benefited from other reviews so I thought I can return the favors.
We purchased the hotel package through Costco. Picked us up at airport and drove us and another couple to the hotel about 45 min. We were greeted at the hotel and after checking in taken to our room in a golf cart. Every staff member we met was very friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely and we liked the location. It was a close walk to the restaurants and pools. We had no trouble making reservations for dinner. It was our first time at an all-inclusive. The breakfast buffets had so many options that I have a hard time understanding why people would complain. If you don't like something, pick something different! The drinks at the Imperial Bar were fantastic! The drinks at the pool bar were also good and refreshing. We enjoyed lunch at Spirula and Caracola.For dinner, our favorite was Catalinas and Manglar. Honestly all the meals were good!Pool was pretty warm so the beach did feel more refreshing. Check out was seemless. Grounds are well kept and very picturesque! Would definitely return here!
The 2nd part of our honeymoon (first was in Tabacon area in Fortuna) was our "lounging" and "relaxing" portion so my wife was thrilled to be having it at an all inclusive on the beach. As soon as we were dropped off, we were escorted to the Royal Beach Club lounge where we had a more intimate check in experience and we were treated so well. The gal working the desk helped us take care of all our reservations for dinner up front so we never had to worry about anything as far as dining went. The day that we checked in was actually my wife's birthday so as we entered our room after checking in, they had a bottle of wine waiting for us as well as a cake saying "Happy 30th Birthday Melissa". It was such a kind action that really set the standard for our stay. All of the restaurants (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) were fantastic. Even room service (we got 2 times) was really good. The drinks we had were all really good and you could tell they used premium spirits (Kettle One, etc). Housekeeping service was excellent, but what was even better was the concierge services we had being in the Royal Beach Club. Both Jeffery and Jairo were top notch and took care of anything whatsoever that we needed. We went to several of the shows and both the Magic Show and the Fire Show were extremely entertaining, even for adults. The beach itself was beautiful and we spent ample time there. Andrei is my recommendation for help with activities as he took great care of us. We went on an amazing ATV tour that exceeded our expectations. The beach massages are not related to the hotel but are amazing and are only $20 for an hour. I got one two times and was not disappointed. Only constructive feedback is to see if the "Kuatis" could be controlled a bit better. Twice we heard them outside of our door during the night going through our room service dishes that were left outside and they kind of scared/freaked out my wife. All in all this was such a good experience and a great way to end our special honeymoon trip.
This resort was very disappointing considering it has a big name of The Westin. In the US, Westin hotels are by far a lot nicer than this resort. I was not pleased at all. The included breakfast buffet made me literally ill, the place was infested with birds that would walk all over the food and none of the staff did anything about it (and yes, I did complain to a staff member, nothing was done). I chose to only eat the yogurt because at least I knew that was the only thing packaged. Although they do have nets to keep the birds out of the area, they really need to upgrade and make it enclosed. The food at the other restaurants was horrible, I do understand it is all-inclusive so I'm sure they use the bottom end food products but given that it is all-inclusive it is still not cheap at around $400 a night. The only decent place to eat is the pizza place which is only open from 12-5pm. The "asian" restaurant is by far the worst tasting mimic of asian food I have ever had in my life. When you arrive they give you a bowl of "crispy noodles" which were so soggy and soft I couldn't eat them.The brazilian restaurant made my husband leave to change because he was wearing a beach muscle shirt. Considering this resort is ON the beach, I felt this was unnecessary and embarrassing because the staff told him in front of about 10 people. This is a resort not a 5 star restaurant. And I was also wear a tank top so they need to be a little more consistent with their rules. Also, these so called rules were not explained at check-in. The meat at the Brazilian restaurant is dry and tasteless. You're better off getting a cab and going to a super market to buy a weeks worth of sandwiches than eat at any place at this resort. The drinks are also not that great, there are bees every where and they put maybe a drop of alcohol in them. You're better off drinking beer if you want to get drunk and have a good time. The service was not that great either, the drivers of the golf carts used to transport you around the resort will just drive by knowing you are waiting for a ride. The rooms are also very cluttered and felt small, the bathrooms are a high risk fall area, they don't provide bath mats and I did almost slip a few times. Before the manager wants to comment stating that we could have spoken to guest services or dial 0 to speak with someone, we did. We spoke with the manager on duty, we told multiple staff. The manager that day said her would grant us 10,000 starwood points which we never received by the way. But basically they could care less about our complaints. This was a very disappointing ending to our honeymoon. Save your money and don't stay here please!
My husband and I stayed here on June for our vacation. I think the resort is very nice and beach is beautiful. The drinks are very good and the food is amazing. I came with a big group and they had our tour paid for but I enjoyed more the beach with the coconut guy " sauken" and Erik the jet sky guy . If you are looking for a good hotel the Westin Playa Conchal is a very good option.
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Snacks daily
- A la carte dinner (reservations required)
- Domestic and international drinks
- Use of bicycles
- Daytime tennis
- Horseback riding
- Non-motorized water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and boogie boards
- Use of gym, sauna and whirlpool
- Exercise classes
- Daily activities for children and adults
- Nightly entertainment
- 420 rooms in 39 two-storey buildings
- 3 pools with large, freeform pool
- 6 bars including, Swim-up bar and pool bar
- 7 Restaurants, 5 a la carte: Asian, Italian, Caribbean, International
- Tennis courts
- 18-hole championship golf course and pro shop
- Golf academy
- Kid's mini-club
- Spa (fee)
- Water sports and scuba diving
- Rock climbing wall
- Souvenir shop
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Shuttle throughout property
- Internet access in Club Lounge
Junior Suites include:
- Spacious and luxurious sitting area
- 2 doubles or 1 king bed
- Full bathroom
- Wet bar
- In-room safe
- WiFi (fee)
- Balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 5-12 and Baby Club for ages 0-4. Babysitting available for a fee.
Honeymooners Receive a bottle of wine, fruit basket and room upgrade (subject to availability). Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.
Wedding Packages - Are available. Inquire for more details.
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Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa ConchalLiberia,Costa Rica
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Playa Conchal, Bahia Brasilito, Playa Conchal 232-5150 Costa Rica
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