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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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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

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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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

First trip to Costa Rica. Hotel accommodations where clean and quiet. Location of hotel spectacular (located right on beach). Hotel owner (Mike) and staff were great. The hotel food and drink was amazing. Should have stayed longer!

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Ocean Shores, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

March 2014, Our 2nd time to El Velero, would definitely recommend this "sweet" small, hotel! It is right on a beautiful, clean beach. The staff is very friendly, food is good, the sunsets were simply stunning! Loved the many local dogs, not a bad one to be found. Howler monkeys were around and the local school children have planted many... More

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Titusville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Came to this hotel for our first trip to Costa Rica. The view when you step out of your car is spectacular, the staff at the hotel were extremely friendly and very helpful with helping us set up our adventures, the rooms were very clean and the food was amazing. We were very sad to leave the hotel by the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We recently stayed for a few days at the wonderful El Velero Hotel . This was our second stay and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The setting right beside the beach is excellent ,the staff very friendly,efficient and helpful There appeared to be many repeat guests ,largely English speaking.The owner,Mike, is a fellow Canadian and was... More

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Hicksville, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I just returned from a week at this hotel, January, 2014. There is nothing bad to say, great food, great location right on the beach and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I really liked the open feel of the hotel including the dining area. I really enjoyed the BBQ on Wednesday and Saturday nights, especially the red snapper.... More

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Owosso, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Just returned from two days at El Velero Had a wonderful time. Great location, beautiful view, good food, would do it again. Mike was super at helping us through a difficult time. Staff was friendly and helpful. Appreciated the wi fi on the beach in front of the restaurant.

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We have been going to this hotel's outdoor restaurant for the past four years. It is right on the beach and very handy. This year - service was less than sub par. In fact terrible. One young man openly scowled every time you asked for something The food was awful this year . Eggs were cold. Toast was soggy and... 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
Also Known As:
El Velero Hotel
El Velero Playa Hermosa
Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

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