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Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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Hotel Vela Bar
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great hotel, clean rooms, friendly environment. Great price, and close to the beach. There are nicer hotels in Manuel Antonio, but when you come here the room is for sleeping, not to hang out in, this is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the water is amazingly warm, you spend all day in the park and... More

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Pittsburgh
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Can't beat the location of this hotel! Quick two minute walk to the public beach and right at the entrance of the national park. The cute but simple decor in the rooms, the hammock outside our door, and the lovely gardens on the grounds really helped us to feel like we were finally in Costa Rica! It's not a five... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Great people who work there, atmosphere is ok and the location is excellent. Nice and small and the price is right. However, the mattress and pillows are not very good and after a couple of nights, it just became uncomfortable. I would stay there again,though.

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12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Literally a short stroll to the entrance of Parque Manuel Antonio and to the beach. The property is very quaint, with rooms situated up a small hill surrounding a well maintained garden. On a last minute reservation and staying only one night, we were given a cute but queer room that has window walls on both sides of the room... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay if u want be close to the park. Hotelroom was a bit old but still clean and comfy. Great balcony where we saw a lot of monkeys and liguana's. Good place to chill out after a hike in te park.

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New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Kitchenette area was dirty. Mattress sagged quite a bit. Very nice location near the beach and the park. Eat and have drinks at the hostel next door if you're on a budget. Breakfast at hostel was great but there were some flies. They use a pretty unfavorable exchange rate to calculate the bill so expect to pay a little more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in a two bedroom. Rosa was the manager and was extremely helpful. The grounds were beautiful and I loved all sound of the forest, we even had howler monkeys in the trees that we could watch from one of our balconies. The food smelled so good, but with a family of 5 we were working in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I stayed with my boyfriend for one day and I must say that if we could have gone before we wouldnt have stayed even one night. After looking for a hotel with good ubication near Manuel Antonio park we finally decided Vela Bar, of course the price is also tentative (57$) comparing to other places nearby. However, after getting inside... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The place is overpriced for the quality of the rooms offered. It was not mentioned that the breakfast is not included and we've been charged 7000 colones (~14USD) for a coffee and toasts with jam. The next day we had breakfast at the next-door hotel (Backpackers Paradise Costa Linda) which was big and very tasty. The rooms are quite dark... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I was at the Vela bar this February with my girlfriend and that was the last bit of our trip. The idea of being very close to the park and the cheap price made it a very tempting choice. The room we staid was full of black worms which were crawling on the wall and the bed and i also... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Vela Bar

Also Known As:
Vela Bar Hotel
Hotel Vela Bar Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#24 Romantic Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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