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The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

4 stars
View map of Playa Conchal, Bahia Brasilito, Playa Conchal, Playa Conchal, Guanacaste,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
18 reviews
Relaxing Vacation Getaway

This resort met all our expectations, we were sad to leave. Our stay was short, only two nights but... See full review

  • mrmichael0007
  • Nov 6, 2012
My Husband's 40th Birthday!

The resort was beautiful. It felt like a little village. I like that it wasn't a high rise hotel.... See full review

  • Michelle Y.
  • May 5, 2012

The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica, is nestled between the sparkling azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, and lush forests along the North-Pacific Riviera. The all-inclusive resort sits on 2,400 acres and offers gardens, a lagoon-style pool, a championship golf course, and tennis courts.

You can also enjoy fine dining, a world-renowned spa, state-of-the-art workout facilities, the Westin Kids Club and personal concierge service. Guests can choose among inspiring eco-adventures, healthful spa treatments, and invigorating water sports; including fishing, snorkeling and kayaking. Each of the 406 guest rooms features a minibar, plasma television, a living room with a couch, an iPod docking station, and a terrace or balcony for enjoying the area's striking vistas.

Highlights

The hotel is located just a short 15-minute drive from Tamarindo local airport, and 45 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR). It is Starwood's first all-inclusive resort and offers eight contemporary world-class culinary experiences, ranging from Northern Italian or continental buffet, to Asian fusion or authentic Mexican cuisine. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is provided in the Royal Beach Lounge, and room service is also available 24 hours a day. Guests may take advantage of several nearby Costa Rican national parks as North Guanacaste is host to fascinating natural landscapes, including savannahs, semi-active volcanoes and tropical dry forests. 

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Hotel Map

10.4013 -85.8041
Area served
Playa Conchal.
Nearby airports
Liberia, Guanacaste 60 Km.
Area description
The hotel offers services and amenities that include 122 Royal Beach Club and two Royal Beach Suites each with separate living area with sofa bed, individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan, coffee maker, safe deposit box, IPod dock station, luxurious bathroom and private terrace or balcony. It also offers eight contemporary international dining options and five premium bars and lounges, nightly entertainment, spectacular lagoon-style pool with Jacuzzi and an exclusive Royal Beach Club pool, 18-hole par 71 Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course (charges apply), The Spa (charges apply), fitness center, Three lighted tennis courts, and flexible meeting space encompassing five meeting rooms.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.9
Comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.6

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Educator in Mexico City
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 29, 2014

Not impressed...

I was not at all impressed by this hotel. For the price of an all-inclusive hotel ($250/night), I would have expected free wifi and working digital cable. My room was clean but there were dead flies on both beds and mosquitoes flying around. The air conditioning system did not work well either. Laundry was extremely expensive, too. The staff, however, was exceptional. I will not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mrmichael0007
Couples
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 6, 2012

Relaxing Vacation Getaway

This resort met all our expectations, we were sad to leave. Our stay was short, only two nights but we had a great time. There are numerous activities planned throughout the day and the all inclusive drinks and fine dining is to die for. We are not beach people so did not spend any time on the public beach area, which was not near as inviting as the exotic pools and spas throughout the resort. We can't wait to return!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

This resort is secluded from other activities and tourist areas in Costa Rica so the cost to purchase outside tours etc include surcharges for transportaion to the activity locations which will consume an entire day away from your all inclusive drinks and food. We found it most relaxing to stay within the resort while we were there and rented a car to travel ourselves to other areas of Costa Rica, staying in various other hotels along the way.

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle Y.
Couples
Staten Island, NY
May 5, 2012

My Husband's 40th Birthday!

The resort was beautiful. It felt like a little village. I like that it wasn't a high rise hotel. It was small compounds with about 8 rooms per building and you had to walk around to get to the pool, restaurants, spa and shops. My compound was close to the pool, spa and restaurant so it wasn't that long of a walk but they have shuttle service that will pick you up and drop you off anywhere you want if your building is further away. I was in buildling 29. The food was amazingly delicious much better than the Barcelo and Riu in Punta Cana. Extremely friendly staff, very clean and the rooms are Junior Suites so you walk into a living room area then go up a few steps to your bed. The room has a mini wet bar that they refill with drinks every day. You can upgrade to the Royal Beach Club for a bigger room and more amenities like a private concierge, pillow menu, private pool and a lounge area that is stocked with snacks and drinks all day, but my stay was really good without that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Go see Erik Garcia as soon as you walk onto the beach. His tours are cheaper than the hotel tours.

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marine1904
Couples
Union City, NJ
Dec 22, 2011

AMAZING!!!! A vacation full of ZEN!

My boyfriend and I take 2 vacations per year around the word every year. We just got back yesterday and I can not stop speaking about this heavenly place.. outstanding! We saw monkeys on high trees by the pool..iguanas by the beach. The service is exceptional. If they don't have a special request they will get it or make it for you. The food is extremely flavorful and so good. You can have seconds at anytime, order multiple entrees or appetizers. You get 2 beaches in one, Playa Conchal (which is a white sandy beach) and Brasilito on the other side (which is the dark traditional Costa Rica beach). You will feel as though you are living a moment of Zen everyday all day. Definitely an amazing choice. Clean, great food, great location, amazing staff and very professional tour guides!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Make sure that you request a room close to the pool. You'll be able to be close to all of the restaurants, coffee shop, pool, beach, gym and shops.

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Single
NYC
Nov 2, 2010

Good for couples

Good for couples. Slow season and renovations so limited activities and dining options. Very nice golf course and facilities. Hoya 19 and the Gaby restaurant are the best. Good sushi and so so Italian. Nice, friendly staff. Clean, spacious rooms (note: King size beds are actually two queens put together). Royal service is worth the money. Overall - good place for couples looking for a quiet, low key, relaxing getaway. Families ok but not recommended for singles or those that are very active. Nothing else to see nearby really.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Days
Family
Utah
Aug 14, 2010

Greta place to stay in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a fabulous destination. Wonderful flora and fauna- many exotic animals. I highly recommend taking the boat tour where you can see monjkey, crocodiles, birds of all varities- it was fabulous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We went to the Golden Shrimp one night for dinner- very over priced! ould not recommend it.

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dan 'Da Man'
Single
Chicago, IL
Jul 21, 2010

REALLY NICE HOTEL. YOU'LL LOVE IT

I had a nice time at the hotel. I booked a few tours but I would've been fine if I just stayed at the hotel (If you're looking for relaxation only, this is the place to go). When I went on tours, I would come back in the evening in time for dinner. The swim-up bar and mini-bar in the room were nice features. Every restaurant had a full-bar and the food was good. Some restaurants on the resort are not impressive but still good. Room service was super quick when I phoned in my order. They also offer laundry services (kinda expensive) and internet (a few dollars/day). Every now and then you'll see some small wildlife creatures wandering around at the resort. Also, if you're a coffee drinker you've got to try the different types of coffee at the coffee shop. The beach was awesome!!! When you go, you'll notice that there is NO SAND AT THE BEACH! 'Then what is there? A slab of concrete?' you might ask. When you go, you'll notice why I say there's no sand (Hint: It's called Playa Conchal for a reason). Also, I'm single but if and when I get married, this is where I'm taking my wife for a nice honeymoon. Definitely recommended for couples. For golfers, this resort has a nice area to play. I didn't get to play but just taking a look at the field: IT LOOKED GREAT! YOU'LL LOVE IT! If you're looking for lots of nightlife activity, there isn't much to do here. There are scheduled shows at 9pm but nothing to get really excited about (unless it's Spring Break or something like that). If you're looking to go shopping outside the resort, keep in mind that the resort is sort of in a secluded area. If you want to go shopping, you have to take a taxi somewhere else (the hotel has its own taxi service, too). If you're planning to stay in and do nothing all day and watch TV, tey have cable but many channels are b roadcast in Spanish. Also, they don't have a menu (like many other hotels around the world) where you can choose movies to rent and see in your room on the TV screen. However, if you don't mind Spanish cable, then you'll have nothing to worry about.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

The Hotel offers surfing and ski-doo watersports at its local beach. I'm sure you'd like these. In addition, if you want to go on tours it's best if you go through the hotel's agency (located at the resort) and book through them. If you book through another agency, they might not provide transportation and if that's the case you'll have to find your own way. On the other hand, the hotel's agency offers transportation to and fro the resort. There's plenty to do in Costa Rica so you'll have many things to choose from

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Doug K
Couples
Hempstead TX
Jul 8, 2010

All Inclusive Great Beware of Excursions

Hotel was great,food 5 star better than cruise lines, could live there year round..Beware of transportation costs..We booked a canopy zip line adventure through [...] for around $40 only to find out transportation was not included and was $150 round trip...Stay clear of Grayline Costa Rica..hard to get on phone then transferred to non answered line. Voucher was taken by driver from Airport to hotel and then became a problem producing one for return trip to airport.Told us to take taxi to zip line because Grayline cost more...Zip line adventure was booked through Grayline and [...]...There were plenty of Taxi`s at the airport looking for fares.avoid Grayline if you can.Make dinner reservations every night. The entertainment was excellant (be sure and catch the Michael Jackson number)..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Book activities on the beach outside of the complex for a better deal..

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sarandeds
Couples
Oklahoma City
Jun 17, 2010

Romantic Getaway

My husband and I chose this hotel because we had stayed in a Sol Melia hotel in the Dominican Republic 2 years ago. We were not disappointed the vacation was to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. The staff treated us like royalty and nothing was too much for them. We hired a car and did some sight seeing, this is a beautiful country and we plan to visit again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

You have to take advantage of all the included sports and recreation included in the package. Aquagym classes, Tai Chi, Surf boards, Zip line too much to mention.

Review of The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A happy wife.
Couples
Raleigh, N.C.
Apr 1, 2010

Paradise!

What a beautiful place to vacation! Lots of activities, beautiful beaches and gorgeous pool. Everyone is so nice and always helpful. Couldn't ask for a more relaxing time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Make dinner reservations as soon as you arrive. Fantastic food!

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