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Hotel El Velero

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#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Hotel El Velero
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Playa Hermosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel A LOT, we have gone to the best hotels in Jamaica, Mexico, Bahamas, Greece, Japan, etc. and Costa Rica has been our best vacation ever! (BY FAR!) We stayed at the HOTEL EL VELERO! what a great little hotel! It just has all you need, my kids loved the pool, the hotel is right on the beach! If... More

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Right on the beach. Great rooms with air conditioning, great hotel and restaurant staff, great food. There is an area to wash off after enjoying a swim in the ocean. We went and checked out other hotels in the area but this was our favorite.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We love El Velero, the staff, and the owner, Mike! This is not a fancy hotel, but it is a solid value for your money, and it's full of character. I bring a group of wonderful, well-behaved teenagers each summer, and it is consistently their favorite hotel. We have stayed here more than 10 times, and we've never been disappointed.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great location on the beach but odd policies and rooms need an update. When we arrived, they could not find our reservation for our 2 rooms until after I showed them the confirmation I rec'd from them when I booked. The bathrooms have no shampoo or conditioner. I thought this was odd so I asked at the front desk and... More

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Golden Lake, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Good value, good staff...excellent landing spot to begin or end an adventure....well done. I'd end the review there but ta wants at least 200 characters to submit a review and they deserve a good one.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had no idea what to expect and was delightfully surprised. It is right on the beach. Our room was good-sized and very nice bed. The restaurant had good food and the pool was small but adequate, and who needs a pool when you are on a beautiful beach that's made for swimming. It's cheap, too. I'd come back in... More

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Dunnville, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had a great time! great place to stay! Nice and clean rooms, great food, clean and safe beach. Good bang for your buck! your buddy RickyMoe wants to say thanks again. Looking forward to visiting this friendly place again :) maybe we will bring more people with us next year.

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Dalton GA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Right on the beach with sunsets that will make you want to never leave, with a cold drink in your hand in a comfortable chair on the beach with your toes in the sand,not a care in the world watching the sun slowly sinking into a golden sea! This is one of those places that you start planning to come... More

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Twin Lakes, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My fiancé and I travel to Costa Rica often, but stayed in Hotel Velero for the 1st time in March, 2014. The rooms were clean and comfortably cool with wonderful hot water. The maid service was prompt and trustworthy. Food was good, and I think reasonably priced dinners for beach front hotels!!! The coffee is awesome (love CR coffee) and... More

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Tronodora
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We on arrived May 24, 2014, at about 8 PM after we fled another hotel (at the end of the beach) where we originally had reservations. The people at El Velero immediately jumped in and helped to make our first night at the beach memorable. We live in the mountains in Costa Rica and had just returned from a 2... More

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Address: #1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
El Velero Hotel
El Velero Playa Hermosa
Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

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