Yesterday, I shared information about the new All Inclusive rate being offered at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo property in Costa Rica (see, A Hyatt Hotel in Costa Rica Offers All Inclusive Rates).
Specifically, on stays of 3 days or more, one can opt to pay $150 more than the Standard Rate, for the All Inclusive Package for two persons: Breakfast Lunch Dinner and Beverages in all outlets:Including alcohol. (as an aside, I note that the Rate details is silent on whether the All Inclusive package includes gratuities, and I therefore assume it does not).
I have an upcoming stay planned in the Spring booked on a points and cash rate. I wondered whether an All Inclusive option might be available for my stay, by adding a price differential, such as $150 per day, to the rate I was already paying. Others wondered whether there would be an all points option for the All Inclusive deal.
I wrote to the hotel manager and received a prompt response from the Hyatt Regional Sales Manager. She said this:
Our all-inclusive plan is not combinable with any other rates, including complimentary rates. It is a packaged rate where we discount the room rate.
There you have it, and frankly, I’m not surprised.
The All Inclusive rate is nevertheless a worthwhile option if you are staying at the hotel on a paid rate. The prices of meals and alcohol in Costa Rica are known to be expensive, and the restaurants at the Andaz all have very good reviews. You can read about the Andaz dining options here.
I look forward to hearing about the experience from those who choose the All Inclusive option.