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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
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“I hope I can stay here again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had the apartment, with only two people, it does sleep at least 4. The apartment is VERY spacious, living room and separate (huge) bedroom, however it is towards the back, with no view. It is 'muy tipico', simple, clean and comfortable. Kitchen had everything you would want for simple needs. It is not luxurious, but the air conditioners are good and quiet, with remotes. Sometimes, there was no hot water, but it was not uncomfortably cold, either.
The location is excellent, on a beautiful clean unspoiled beach with lots of manzanillo trees. Not a good surfing beach, but GREAT for bathing in the sea or walking. Beach is clean and safe. Hotel is safe. The ever present owner is keeping a sharp eye for everything going on there and is available for whatever you might need, but is not intrusive. There are beautifully pruned shade trees and a lovely, clean pool. A place to wash off all your sandy feet and shoes. Grassy area between pool patio and beach walkway. Lots of Ticos stay here with well behaved little kids. The place is usually very quiet, but one night they had a party and got loud. It was fun to hear them having such a good time. It did not go on too late. It was fun. The restaurant is very good. Simple Spanish fare, mostly. Fresh fish, naturally! Very nice view from the restaurant open covered patio The staff was very pleasant, always cheerful. The gardener is always there, sweeping and pruning. It felt very safe. The whole area felt safe. We went walking all over. Lovely. I would definitely come back. I hope that will happen. Thank you, Felix, and hope your injury is better now.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Felix G, Gerente at Hotel Villa Belmar (Sevilla Resort), responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Hello Geneva. Thank you for your commentary abut the hotel. I am happy to know that you have a good time here. My back is almost good. I hope to see you soon again.
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

What a great location for the price you are getting! Stayed at this hotel in January of this year. The other hotels that are right near the place are charging like two to three times the price as this little hotel. More like a home type setting but directly on the beach. Is a really great value! The owner is really nice and friendly. My friends and I would just walk right out onto the black sand and layout and play in the water. Was a great location for just hanging out and relaxing. The Wifi is only good when in the dining area or sitting on the couches just watching the ocean. Really glad I booked this place. Bring your own beach towels since towels aren't provided except for one bath towel each! ENjoy!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 27, 2013
Thank you very much for your review and for your beautiful pictures.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Savannah, Georgia
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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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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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#1 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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