Decent Hotel, But Would Not Go Back
Posted Mar 18, 2017
I left the Riu Palace with mixed feelings. On the one hand the view from our room was beautiful but the layout of our room was odd with a bathtub practically next to the bed. Some staff memebers were friendly and eager to help make your stay enjoyable, a few others were unaccomodating. Food was incredibly underwhelming. The restaurants don't change the menu and while the main dining room (Arenal) has specialty nights you can be sure to find pretty much the same things with the exception of the one station dedicated to whatever specialty night it is. Excursions: my friend and I went on the Buena Vista day trip--this is a good one. You do a little bit of everything (zip lining, horseback riding, water slide, thermal springs, etc.) If you're not too tired after dinner, stick around for the nightly performances. Entertainment staff puts on some great shows!