This place has mountain views, a beach on the doorstep, and a great choice of pools and restaurants.
Locations don’t get much more dramatic than this. One side of the hotel looks out to Los Ajaches mountain range, the other has panoramic views across the Atlantic. Plus the beach is around 10 minutes away on foot.
Within the hotel grounds you’ll find 4 pools in total, a trio of big ones and 1 just for kids. Plus, there are 4 restaurants. Activities are covered with tennis courts and hiking trails.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. 24-hour snacks. Dinner in the international buffet, pizzeria, Mexican or Oriental restaurants.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beer, wine and spirits 10.00-23.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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3 outdoor pools
With towels, parasols, sunbeds and sun terrace.
International buffet restaurant
Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner with show cooking stations.
Evening entertainment programme
Live music and shows on selected nights.
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superior twin room with balcony or terrace
These superior twin rooms can sleep up to 4 people with a twin bedroom and an extra bed in the bedroom that's suitable for 2 children. There's air-conditioning provided if you'd like to keep your room cool - plus you'll also have space outside as there's a balcony or terrace.
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What can I say, 2nd visit to this fantastic hotel. We upgraded to Royal Elite this time & thought the chilled rooftop bar was amazing & worth the extra, but found our standard room last year much nicer than our upgraded one this year! That said, the room was fine & no complaints at all & over all the upgrade was worth it even though we only used Royal Elite dining once as we found it very pretentious & not as good as the main restaurants!! The reason for that is, the same food but less people using the dining so the turnaround i.e. not as freshly cooked (hot If we were to have any complaints, it would be the snacks, Royal Elite or Standard were very poor quality & a let down compared to H10 Rubicon Palace where we also stayed this holiday who have it on the mark for snacks!! We will book again but hope you look into the issue as in today's age, people do expect better!! K&K ððMore
Stayed at the Sandos Papagayo from 6th November and this was our 5th visit to this hotel. Every time we stay, we notice some further changes which only enhance the appearance of the hotel and the quality of the service provided. This is a beautiful hotel and my husband and I have never felt so welcome upon arrival at any other hotel. We chose to stay Royal Elite this time and enjoyed the additional benefits. However, we would still have enjoyed our holiday if without the Royal Elite upgrade. To clarify the difference, I think if you do not upgrade you will enjoy your holiday in a good 4 star hotel but if you enjoy the little extras usually included in a 5 star stay, then you would enjoy the Royal Elite upgrade. The food is the same in the RE restaurant as served in the main restaurant, only difference being that you eat in more peaceful surroundings. The wine is generally better in the RE restaurant but I have to say, the food is often not as hot as would be in the main restaurant. Rooms are beautiful and entertainment is as you would expect in this type of resort hotel. The entertainment staff work very hard and are actually very talented. Bar staff are continuously as helpful and friendly as could be and it is nice when on your return to the hotel, they remember you from previous stays. I have reviewed this hotel many times before so should you be interested in more details, please read my previous reviews. Thank you Sandos Papagayo for the care and attention which you provided to my husband an myself during our 5th visit. Already booked another stay in June 2017 and looking forward to it already.More
2 weeks of relaxation
Fantastic hotel, Reception was very efficient, rooms were spacious and well equipped with Kettle, fridge, safe, hairdryer. Maid replenishes fridge with water, tea, coffee, milk daily. Royal Elite lounge had a great selection on branded drinks and mixers also red, white and rose wine in bottles. View from room was stunning. Thank you to all the staff in the Restaurants and bars for their great service and great selection of food. We will definitely recommend this hotelMore
what a great hotel,lovely staff and facilities.We were upgraded to a room with a seaview,,it was stunning,,the room was beautiful and clean as was all the hotel.The food was great,,breakfast was the best,,but was always a good variety,Went to the theatre to see the We will rock you show,,it was amazing,,had a great time.Every day we walked to the the Marina Rubicon,about 30 mins,along the seafront,what a beautiful place,,stunning landscape,,Fire Mountain is a must!!!Only little disappointment was the Fusion restaurant,which you have to book,food was ok,but no atmosphere,it would of been nice if you were waited on for your drinks just to make it a bit more special.All in all a fantastic holiday and hotel,can't wait to go back.More
Great holiday and hotel
Stayed at this hotel 20-27 November, upgrading to royal elite when booking. Reception staff very helpful, fantastic room with a welcome bottle of bubbly. Water and tea/coffee refreshed every day. Lovely and relaxing in royal elite restaurant and bar with terrace. Serve yourself and all branded drinks. Room from view fantastic (C531) and not too much walking to pool/restaurant/bar. Nice to have adults only pool, bit on the chilly side when getting in water but worth braving it. Would stay here again but would upgrade to royal elite again.More
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