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“Just 'ok'” 3 of 5 stars
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Hermosa Heights Villas
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   200 meters north of Century 21 Office, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica   |  
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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Just 'ok'”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We are a family of three that stayed at Hermosa heights villas for 3 nights in November. It was 'ok'. The villas are spacious, the pool is nice, and the kitchens are basic but adequate. However, it is quite a good 15-20 min walk from the villas to the beach, which was necessary as the sports bar/grill on site was closed, as was the gym, and the mini golf. The rooms are clean but need updating/ maintenance. We could not walk on our porch without shoes because it was broken up in places. The reception was in a dental office during renovations. The staff were very pleasant, especially 'Rich' at the pool. This place really needs to have some kind of 'welcome' package to orientate new visitors.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Comfortable apartment homes, clustered well with a big double-layered pool that the kids loved. Definitely go for the higher up the hill apartments unless you want to be VERY NEAR the pool noises all day & until 10pm at night. The minigolf is a bit expensive, the playground is mostly fine, wouldn't exactly meet US standards, but not a death trap either.
Friendly security staff, lots of iguanas near the pool and great sunsets.

Room Tip: See above, avoid the pool area unless your whole clan is taking several residences.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I began searching for a nice place to stay for our family vacation, a lot of the places I called could not accommodate all of us. There was a total of 5 adults and one 6 month old baby, when I spoke with Milena who is in charged of reservations and I explained my situation and what I needed she pulled some strings and gave us one of their luxury villas called Casa Blanca. When we got there around 5:30pm after a long drive from San Jose, I could not complain. We got to see the sun set over looking Bahia Hermosa and the Papagayo Gulf, words cannot describe how beautiful this was. The house had everything we needed for our stay, and a wonderful private infinity pull that was awesome and the baby got to enjoy for the first time. I really will like to thank again Milena who was just an outstanding person in helping us accomplish our needs, and for helping us out with the house keys that by the way we took it with us and she found a relative to meet us half way so we can return it. Overall we will keep great memories of this wonderful place and will always be thankful for those who made it happen. Another thing you will need a car that can handle a steep hill if not you wont make it to the villa. Also the hotel pool I guess they close early and when we went down the slides were not working and there was no one around to ask what was going on but o well we still enjoyed the pool area.

Room Tip: Most of their villas have great views and great accommodations but remember the higher you go up the...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boca Raton, Fl
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Just a short walk to the beach with spectacular views (the higher up the mountain, the better) this is a hotel made up of private villas. Ours had more room than we needed and was very comfortable. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful recommending and booking all our excursions. They made us feel special. Loved the location which is a short distance to Coco and Tamarindo. Playa Hermosa is a beautiful, uncrowded beach with just enough restaurants to allow Hermosa Heights guests to stay local. Loved the pool with the double slide. Enjoyed breakfast, live music and the movie theater on sight. We stayed 9 days and can't wait to go back. Kudos to owner Rich Levy who has a hands on approach and created a paradise we can all enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alajuela
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26 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Guanacaste has many beautiful beaches but there is one very special for me... Hermosa beach. Here we found Hermosa Heights a smmal hotel villas all furnished specal for families. it has only ten villas swimming pool, restaurant, jacuzzy, mini golf camp, theater, bar.
The villas are equipment with all you need for cooking thsat`s why we decide to stayed here.
The hotel is eight hundred meters away from the beach, but the walking is ok and not danderous.
In the area there are many restaurants, mini markets and other atractions like beaches.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I stayed in Hermosa Heights (Villa 18) for 5 weeks in November/December 2012. The property and staff were great but the location (without a vehicle) is difficult. The property is located about a 10 minute walk from the beach, which is wonderful but it is an hour bus ride to the next town (where everything is located). If you have a vehicle, it is not a problem but without one it makes getting around quite difficult.

Carlos, the property manager, is the best. He and his staff were wonderful and make sure the properties are well-maintained and the guests needs are met.

All in all I had a wonderful time in Playa Hermosa for my five week stay with Hermosa Heights as my home base. Next time, however, I will be certain to rent a car.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Playa Hermosa was one of our favorite beaches and these houses sit in the mountains above, overlooking Papagayo Bay. No waves, so great beach for children to swim and play in the sand. We had 9 people, but the house was large enough with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The kids loved the wrap around patio and private infinity pool out back with pool bar and shower. Views were amazing from this mountain! Only criticism is that the place is a bit run-down which is a shame for such a nice place. This includes the community pool which was empty, no kids club or activities were available and the trampoline is torn in many places. Very good value however at $1,200 for the week, for such a nice home. Good choice, for the home and mostly for the access to such a great beach (and not too far from the Liberia Airport and visits to National Parks and other things).

Room Tip: We stayed in Casa Coolfire and each home is slightly different, but we would recommend this home to...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SeasonsDestinations, Owner at Hermosa Heights Villas, responded to this review, August 21, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind words. We are just in the process of taking over the property and certainly appreciate your feedback and your business. We wanted to let you know that as we enter into the slower season of the year, we have several updates and in general taking care of a lot of the deferred maintenance on the property and villas as well as a complete refresh of the kids areas and the pool bar.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the refreshed and renewed Hermosa Heights Villas soon!
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Additional Information about Hermosa Heights Villas

Address: 200 meters north of Century 21 Office, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hermosa Heights Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location Our property is located in Playa Hermosa, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Papagayo. Lining the waters of the Pacific coast of Guanacaste, this privileged little town and offers a variety of activities, culture, beach and outstanding restaurants, making it an ideal area to relax and enjoy. Villas Hermosa Heights is situated in the foothills of Playa Hermosa, offering a safe haven of rest and comfort for you and your family. A 20 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport, makes Villas Hermosa Heights an easy & convenient lace to drive to any point in or out of Guanacaste. Our property is 45 acres with small nature reserves surrounded by lush nature and wildlife. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean, enjoy the sea breeze and take a walk on our nature trails. In Villas Hermosa Heights you can see the wildlife of Guanacaste's typical dry tropics including: howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots, butterflies, a wide-range of bird species and most beautiful trees and cacti in the area. Standard Villa 2brm/2bath 1. Standard Villa 2brm/2bath The Std Villas are Located at Hermosa Heights property at 15 minutes walking from the beach, with two bedrooms an two bathrooms, with a queen bed in the master room and a bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and twin size on top. Amenities include: Flat Screen TV 42', A/C & ceiling fan, , safety box, hot water, washing/dryer machine, living room area and a fully furnished kitchen complete with dinnerware, cookware and kitchen appliances. Garden View , surrounded by green trees and friendly animals showcasing the natural beauty from your balcony. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy your stay where you will feel like your beach house. (Villa located near by the mean pool) Premium Villa 3Bed/2Bath Our beautiful Premium Villa, with a 3 bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms( queen bed in the master room, second next room a full size bed and the last room bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and twin size on top) In the Living Room area you will have, Cable TV, Wi - fi, A/C & ceiling fan, Villa have a fully furnished kitchen complete with dinnerware and kitchen appliances , microwave, stove with oven, blender, toaster, rice cooker, coffee maker, refrigerator, and washer and dryer machine. Terrace with a little pool, surrounded by green trees and friendly animals showcasing the natural beauty of the ocean view. 2. Luxury Home 3Baths/ Our Luxury Villa with a amazing ocean view, have tree bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms, (queen bed in the master room, in the next room a full size bed and the last room 2 double beds) Comfortable l living area, with wireless internet service, cable TV, A/C & ceiling fan, fully furnished kitchen complete with dinnerware, cookware and kitchen appliances,(microwave, stove with oven, dish washer, blender, rise cooker , coffee maker and toaster ) The Terrace with BBQ, tables and chairs, in fron of the gorgeous infinity pool with a wet bar Ranchito, surrounded by green trees and friendly animals showcasing the natural beauty, relax and enjoy your stay where you will feel like your beach house with the amazing ocean view In the property you will have the following services Ranchito Snack Bar Spending all day lounging and swimming in the pool can really work up an appetite so when hunger sets in juts walk on over the Ranchito Snack Bar, for your favorite food and enjoy the daily specials, lunch plates, enjoy the variety of cocktails by the pool. Schedule 7:30 am until 3:00pm Swimming and Jacuzzi The common area, in and around the villas, contains Hermosa Height's luxurious pool with a waterfall & two water slides. A perfect place for your kids enjoyment, for those who are looking for a little bit of relaxation, we have the Jacuzzi whirlpool therapy, where you can sit and feel renewed. Hotel Services Trails with gorgeous ocean views Sands Bar & Restaurant Play Area Gymnasium Mini Golf Course Medical Clinic ( by appoitment) Soccer & Basketball Courts Free Parking ATM machine 24-h guarded community ... more   less 
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