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Hotel El Velero

#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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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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Bismarck, North Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son and I traveled to this area, beach and hotel at the spur of the moment. We could not have been more pleased. An easy trip from a great new airport (LIA) and front and center at a great beach. Our stay at El Velero was highlighted by a staff that was waiting for us, excited to meet us... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is excellent location , right on the beach of Playa Hermosa. Unfortunately, we did not get a room facing the beach. When you book, ask for the rooms facing the beach, which I had not done so. The room had 2 queen beds. I understand most rooms had such arrangement. It was ample in size. The bathroom was adequate,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so hard to leave this sweet spot on Playa Hermosa. We sayed for only 4 days, and fell in love with this beach. This hotel is the perfect size, and most importantly, right on the beach. You literally walk out throught the outdoor restaurant to the beach. The restaurant is very good, the waiters outstanding, the desk service... More 

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Leawood, Kansas, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved everything about El Velero. It is a fun, casual hotel RIGHT ON THE BEACH with a WONDERFUL staff. This is not a five star hotel, but it has five star qualities and five star people. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful. The front desk helped plan our day trips, including making phone calls, providing directions, and arranging guides... More 

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North Carolina, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are not a high maintenance traveler, you'll love El Velero. When arriving to Playa Hermosa, our original accommodations were closed for renovations without telling us beforehand. El Velero got us into a room immediately. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Restaurant on sight, and it is on the beach! Thank you El Velero!

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Sunnyvale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and restaurant. Right on the beach. Have been going here for 10 years. Staff all the same. Staff great. Owner great. There are plenty of fancy places. There are plenty of trendy places. This place has good food. Close to beach and wonderful staff.

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Dunnville, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello from RickyMoe in Canada. Loved my last visit and can't wait to come back again. Thanks for the great food and entertainmnent. And most of all the wonderful attentive fun staff. The sunsets are always wonderful!!!!!!

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Paris, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located right on the beach and the beach in playa hermosa is very nice. The hotel is nice but nothing exceptional especially for the price we paid. The rooms are basic but they have AC. Staff was helpful but with an attitude that kills the mood quite a bit. They have a swimming pool, but it is... More 

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Tacoma WA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I'll repeat: Great location and value. Two most important reasons to consider this little hotel. On the beach. Cheap. But: Older place, not fancy. Restaurant on site, but not very good food. Rooms are comfy but not fancy. Toilet clogs so must not put tissue in the bowl. Mosquitos in the room kept us awake at night. Public sitting... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went straight to Hotel El Velero from the Liberia airport when we arrived to Costa Rica this month. I couldn't have picked a better landing place if I tried. The location is spectacular. RIGHT on the beach. Very chill atmosphere. The kids loved playing in the pool almost more than the beach. The only downside to the hotel was... 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): $
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
El Velero Hotel
El Velero Playa Hermosa
Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa

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