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Hotel Villa del Sueno
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Playa Hermosa , Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We just returned home from our honeymoon in Costa Rica. We spent the first three days of our trip in a junior suite and wish we had booked our entire trip at Villa del Sueno. We can't say enough good things about this hotel. The room was spacious and very clean. The entire staff was super friendly and very accomodating. Its only a short 5 minute walk to a beautiful beach where you will find many friendly local people and no one bothering you or begging. Hermosa a quiet little village with a small market for essentials, food and drink. A rental car is a necessity in Costa Rica. Although the restaurant at the hotel is great, a short 10 km, 10 minute drive to Playa Coco provides many dining and shopping options including a modern, new super market. I highly reccommend this hotel and we plan on returning.

Tom Matson
Kent Island, Maryland

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Although the room was quite small, it was very clean with a very nice bathroom. The grounds and pool were lovely. You're also allowed to use the pool next door which is bigger. The walk to the beach was very short.

The staff was very nice and accommodating. The first room we received had a mattress that wasn't very supportive on one side. We asked to switch rooms and they immediately accommodated us. I would agree with some of the other comments that the air conditioning had a hard time keeping up, but we left it on while we were out and didn't have any further problems. They also told us upfront about the towel charge if they weren't returned. Breakfast was also very good, chosen from a menu of freshly prepared items.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland
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14 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Stayed here first night after flying in to Liberia. About 25 minute drive from Liberia Airport ($50 private tranport) . This is a beautiful spanish colonial style lodge with serviceable rooms--nothing fancy, but they have a/c and hot water. Pool is clean and quiet. I think there was only 1 other family in the hotel at the time we went in June. 5-10 minute walk to beach. We found Playa Hermosa to be just our speed--enough waves for jumping, but calm enough for swimming and shell finding with kids. Breakfast included in the stay. If you do not have a car, it was a bit of a walk to other restaurant areas.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Villa del Sueno for five nights in February 2012. It's a lovely, small hotel in Playa Hermosa. The room is adequate, though I did have a problem with bugs in the bathroom. The hotel is quite close to the beach and on the way to and from I saw monkeys and iguanas. The best part of the hotel, besides the friendly and helpful staff, is the wonderful food served at the restaurant. Every dish was a delight and every meal unforgettable. The only thing I would recommend to anyone who is planning to stay there, is a car is needed to visit other attractions in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I couldn't say better things about the staff at Villa Del Sueno. Friendly and accomodating are not enough. The rooms are nothing to get excited about, but it's Costa Rica! You should only be in your room to sleep and shower. The ac units kept the rooms cool to make sleep easy in a humid environment. The hotel itself offered free breakfast which was a great way to start the day. The pool area was peaceful and the beach is a short walk down the road. I stayed solo for $65/night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

When I booked, I was expecting a normal class hotel, but when we arrived, it had a very nice entrance and everything was clean and well kept.

Pros: great price, included breakfast, 2 pools, tranquil. Real close to the beach, like 200 mts away.

Cons: at night, there were a lot of bugs and mosquitos, do take a repellent with you. We did find uncomfortable the fact that there were ants crawling on the walls at night and some bugs flying around.. The rooms were a bit small.

Service was ok.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Both of us stayed at the hotel for four night at villa sueno. It is a small hotel tucked away in the quiet street nearby Hermosa beach. This is definity not a 5 star hotel, the room we stayed is smaller than any other hotels we have been. It has simple decor, walkin shower and a small window right above our bed. Not the best, but what makes it special is the staff here at villa sel sueno. They are so friendly and are always willing to take extra steps to help us out or answer any questions we may help. The food at the restaurant is not the cheapest but they are so delicious that we kept going back for more and btw we are both vegetarians. And if you are ever there, Rodney, our waitor is the best. He remembered our names from day 1, made us laugh all the time, he makes the best drinks even though he is not the bartender at the restaurant. He has also got a great voice!

Its been a wonderful experience for us!
Thank you Rodney, Christen, Ronald, and everyone at villa del sueno. (Sorry i couldnt remember all the names of the people i talked to for my bad memory :( )

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa del Sueno

Address: Playa Hermosa , Guanacaste, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Villa del Sueno 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Hotel Del Sueno
Del Sueno Hotel
Hotel Villa Del Sueno Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

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