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Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort)
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   2a entrada a la Playa 400 metros, Playa Hermosa 41, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We spent Christmas at Villa Belmar having booked it from London. We arrived to be greeted by Felix who despite a very bad back was ever present in the communal area of the hotel. He was always available to offer information and assistance.

On Christmas Eve, he organised a meal for all the guests (free), staff and a few other people. It was very informal and friendly. On Christmas day, he organised a snorkelling boat trip; again free. In a country where everyone is chasing the tourist dollar, this made a pleasant change !

The rooms are spacious and clean. You walk through the hotel gardens (swimming pool and loungers and trees for shade) and you are on the beach. Very few of the hotels in Playa Hermosa have such a great location.not to mention a friendly owner. If you come to Hermosa, stay here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had two nights on 24 and 25 December 2012 in this great hotel on the quiet beach of Hermosa. The Spanish owner Felix was really friendly and helpful and could not do enough for us despite him having a really bad back after falling down the stairs. There was a free BBQ and boat trip on Xmas day which he didnt have to do. The hotel itself is not big which again is nice and had big spacious clean rooms. We loved staying here and great to start or end your holiday here especially if you are flying in/out of Liberia. Would definitely recommend it and go back.
Anna

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Felix G, Gerente at Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort), responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Hello Anna. It was very nice meeting you and was fun the last dinner with every guest together.
Thank you for your review.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We found Villa Belmar by accident and what a happy accident it was! Firstly I must just say how nice and helpful Felix, the owner, is. He really could not have been more helpful we felt extremely welcome and could not have hoped for a better host.

The Hotel itself is an absolute gem, the rooms are comfortable and clean and if you are lucky enough to get a room at the front there is an amazing ocean view but even if you don't, the ocean is so close it doesn't matter and the pool is warm and clean.

In terms of value for money, Felix's hotel cannot be beaten. The rooms are big and have A/C and a delicious breakfast is included with coffee and juice.

We spent several happy evenings hanging out on the terrace couches speaking Spanglish with Felix.

Stay at this hotel, you will not regret it.

Thanks Felix for a great time.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Felix G, Gerente at Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort), responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you Ben, believe me, you and Jessica are a good couple and was nice to be with you.
I wish see you soon. Best regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Located directly on Playa Hermosa. The only thing between you and the sandy beach is a clean luxurious in ground pool. Felix is special and anyone who travels freely will know this.

Playa Hermosa is an excellent place to begin or end a trip originating from the Liberia airport. It is a quick cab ride and suddenly you are at the beach! Ask around your flight for anyone headed to Hermosa-splitting the cab fare is a good idea...if your suitcases are small enough.

Walk in, drop your bag and take a seat at the cozy bar.

With the ocean in view and the pool steps away, you will wish you booked more nights.

Very small town with a few restaurants.

Please leave your loud children at home.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Felix G, Gerente at Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort), responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Thank you Caring for your review.
It was nice meet you and I want that you know that you will have a friend here
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San Jose, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

After spending a full week in San Jose, Costa Rica, attending to some much needed dental work, I rented a car and traveled the 4 1-2 hours to Playa Hermosa for the weekend. Prior to leaving, I researched Playa Hermosa and decided that the Hotel Villa Belmar would probably meet my needs.

That said, I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. The small B/B is located right on the beach...yes, the photos paint an accurate description. It is totally a relaxed atmosphere..with a couple of comfy couches and rocking chairs that look out on the patio, pool, and beach. Did I mention that the patio is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine when enjoying sunset.

While wonderful music plays during the day, Felix, the proprietor zips about answering questions, offering helpful suggestions, and generally being the perfect host. Along with Felix, the staff is friendly and efficient. The rooms are relatively spartan, but very clean and the breaskast, either tradional or continental, is very good. All in all, a terrific find!!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Felix G, Gerente at Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort), responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you Stephanie for your reviewed. I am happy if you was OK in my hotel.
You and your daughter are a nice persons and I hope see you soon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I stumbled upon this hotel January 2012 and tried to stay one night but it was booked. I than asked the owner, Felix to show me the rooms and upon seeing the spacious clean rooms, I booked it for one week for my entire family. Our week stay in November was fantastic. Our family flew from different parts of USA and from Honduras and all of them loved the hotel, the owner Felix and the friendly and accommodating staff. To my surprise when I got there Felix had a partner (Javier) that had opened the restaurant and bar part of the hotel, The restaurant name is "Sabor Mediteraneo" and we were nicely surprised with great lunch and dinners. The "casado" was so reasonably priced and consisted of either fresh fish, steak, chicken or smoked pork chop, salad and either rice or homemade mash potatoes. We celebrated a wedding reception at the hotel and the chef prepared a fantastic paella, Spanish Tortilla and croquetas de atun. He also included Sangria (very delicious) all for $15 per person. Javier, the owner was very accommodating, he let his bartender serve us our own liquor and all we had to do was to pay her for her time. Of course, the view from our room and the sound of the waves added to our experience at Hotel Belmar. We went out to eat to a fantastic restaurant near the hotel the name is "Ginger" and I highly recommend it. There are many other good restaurants in the area that have been recommended to me and I look forward to trying them when I go back with my friends and family again in November 2013. Felix was very generous to us by giving us a free scuba diving and beach tour. I love Playa Hermosa for its calm and quiet beach. There is just enough people to make it interesting. We also enjoyed the most fantastic sunset I have ever seen. Our last night at the hotel we gathered at the beach to enjoy the sunset and to fill our mind, body and spirit with the nature around us to keep us going until we go back again. By the way if you want extra beds in your room Felix will accommodate you.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Felix G, Gerente at Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort), responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you Manuela, I felt with you like the same family. It was a fun week.
You are a nice group and I hope you again
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Traveling north from Tamarindo I decided to stay in the quieter Playa Hermosa as opposed to its noisy neighbor playa coco - and luckily I stumbled across this wonderful small boutique hotel - now don,t get me wrong if your looking for 5 star comforts this is not the place for you - no hairdryer/iron/minibar etc. however situated bang on the beach the rooms are impeccably clean , nice comfortable beds , a TV with enough channels to keep you entertained - I was fortunate to stay in the low season and had a sea view which was wonderful to wake up to !
As I stated this is a basic place and that's the beauty of this hotel - the breakfast is fresh fruit just chopped up ( would,nt surprise me if it was picked that morning ) then eggs how you like them with toast !! And served by the friendly staff - but the biggest prize of all is just having your breakfast next to the pool with the blue pacific in the background !!
I stayed for a total of 3 nights ( only planned 2) and the the longer I stayed the less I looked at my iPad/phone etc and disconnected completly and when you retire to bed at night I nodded off listening to the sounds of the waves lapping up the beach :-)
Felix the owner is a joy to be around and will do anything to make your stay more comfortable the only negative I can think of is that the curtains did,nt quite fit the windows and so the sun comes shining through at a very early hour however I guess this must be a Costa Rican thing because a few of the hotels I stayed in had the same problem !
All in all a great place to wind down,relax and take notice of of the wonderful wildlife that is all around this area - great stay , thank you once again Felix

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2a entrada a la Playa 400 metros, Playa Hermosa 41, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
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Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort) 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Being on the beach, just 10 meters from the sand, and one of the best beaches in Costa Rica makes us different, besides the comfort of spacious rooms with large beds, all equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning , ceiling fan, cable TV, etc ...Nuestro hotel al no ser de grandes dimensiones damos una atención a quienes nos visitan bastante personalizada, disfrutamos de su estancia casi tanto como ustedes mismos, e intentamos que se sientan con en su propia casa de la playa. ... more   less 
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