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Hotel El Velero

#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Hotel El Velero
Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a breakfast and lovely dinner while on a family vacation. The "Typical breakfast" was great with wonderful fruit and the juices were especially tasty, We came back for dinner a few nights later and sat at a table on the beach to enjoy the sunset. The seafood was terrific - very fresh and prepared just right. My husband... More

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made reservations for one night, enjoyed it so much we decided to stay 2 nights on our grand tour of Costa Rica. Staff was very friendly and helpful, food and drinks were wonderful-taco night while we were there-the beach was great...right off the bar/restaurant and not crowded at all. Best place we stayed in on our 10 day trip.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel, going out for day trips and enjoying the beautiful beach and sunset each night. Rooms are comfortable with good A/C which is extremely important here and there were nice touches. The bed was also comfortable. The pool/restaurant/beach area is very welcoming and enjoyable. Downside is that breakfast is not included, but we did... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the most charming small hotel on a beach in Playa Hermosa! The food is wonderful. And the staff are absolutely awesome! They make me feel so much at home when I'm there. Wouldn't think of going anywhere else!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in Costa Rica and was a little concerned as to where we were staying. We couldn't have been happier. Great food and service. Beach is beautiful ! Can't wait to get back there...only regret is we weren't there long enough !! Next year we will be staying longer. Met a very nice couple from Canada and hope to... More

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hamilton ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this hotel twice over the last 3 years. The owner Mike really makes you feel at home and takes care of your needs. The hotel is right on the beach, the views are amazing and so is the food and the service. This is not an all inclusive hotel but I would prefer this over any... More

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Vernon, Canada
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26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel and restaurant right on the beach. Clean quiet swimming pool just meters from the beach. Will definitely return. Bbqs wed and fri nights. Some nights live music. Parking on site, clean new bathrooms.

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time at the El Velero. I absolutely love everything about this hotel. My extended family has been staying here for the past 7 or 8 years. All the staff is super friendly and genuinely happy to help you with whatever your needs may be. You CANNOT get closer to the beach. One of the best beaches... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I just got back from El Velero hotel. I have read the previous reviews and I feel I need to add my bit. This hotel has it all. Great staff who treat you with respect, great location, on the most beautiful beach in the area and excellent food. We only had two negative experiences that have nothing... More

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Dunnville, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the best relaxing time at this place. The service from all staff was tremendous! Over and above. Great team work! They treated me like a king! I highly recommend this special place! The beach was safe and private. Rooms were very comfortable, had everything I needed. Food had lots of variety, I never got bored with the choices.... More

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Additional Information about Hotel El Velero

Also Known As:
El Velero Hotel
El Velero Playa Hermosa
Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
Address: #1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#6 Family Hotel in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens. ... more   less 

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