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calgary,canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's rather difficult to pin point exactly why we loved this hotel so much (many positive attributes), but overall it must be due to the vibe. The welcoming, eager to please owner (Mike) set the tone & we found the other guests (often repeat visitors) very sociable. The outdoor, covered balcony on the second level was a favourite hangout of...

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Calgary
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall a decent stay, some highlights for me: Location: Playa Hermosa is a small place, so all of the bigger hotels are basically right beside each other. So yeah, good location on the beach, but not really a differentiating factor in this case. We used it as a home base to explore the area. Rooms: This hotel is like a...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

hated to leave. loved staying right on the beach, loved being so close to the airport - 30 minutes! supermarket close by, fantastic food - barbecue night is great, room was nice, upstairs sitting area was lovely, ... beach was perfect - offered shade and sun, nice ocean for swimming, lots of regulars that have been coming for years...they know...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of new upgrades, etc. Bathrooms completely refurbished and refurnished. Previous wifi connectivity eliminated with complete and consistent coverage in and around the property. Food remains excellent and staff is par-none.

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Victoria, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel with terrific staff. Some of the best food in country. This is the place for those who just want to relax, enjoy the beach, wonderful food, beautiful sunsets and friendly people. This is not the place for those seeking loud music and wild night life, but for a more family oriented and older clientele. With only twenty two...

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Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. We were not pleased with our room, since it faced a wall, but we had booked rather late and so perhaps lost the chance for a better view. The hotel has a good location, and the food was good. Unfortunately, the service from one main server was quite poor. He was unapologetic and unhelpful...

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Avon Lake, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner and staff were extremely friendly and helpful., It felt like being at home. The small hotel was friendly and very "homelike". Loved our stay and plan to return. The owner and staff could not have done enough to make our stay wonderful.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

While at Playa Hermosa we came across this great restaurant. Wednesday and Saturday BBQ special. So it was Wednesday and the 4 of us said yes to this place. The first person I met was the chef at the BBQ pit. He said that I would love it. I had the Mahi Mahi, and it was great. My buddy had...

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Stratford, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little hotel was recommended to us by some seasoned travellers and they weren't wrong. You literally walk out of the Hotel Restaurant onto the Beach at Playa Hermosa. The owner Mike can't do enough for you. If you have a problem I've seen him fix it in 5 minutes or less...no pressure Mike. The rooms are clean and tidy...

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New York, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a week at El Velero and it didn't take long to feel like family. Mike and his staff are wonderful; can't do enough for you. Restaurant & bar are very reasonable and convenient. Beach is lovely. Shout out to El Primo Capitan Adolpho - a wonderful ambassador for Costa Rica.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Hotel El Velero, a mediterranean-style, boutique beach hotel just paces from the Pacific blue waters of Costa Rica's pristine Playa Hermosa. Hear the waves crash and breathe the clean, salty air as you relax in our seaside tropical gardens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Velero

Address: #1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $98 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
El Velero Hotel
El Velero Playa Hermosa
Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“book well in advance”
 of 5 bubbles _pauld5796, 1 week ago | Read review
“Choose a room with a beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles CdnBackpacker, 1 week ago | Read review
“Only ate here.”
 of 5 bubbles 783JAMESD783, 1 week ago | Read review
“I don't think there is a bad room in the place. We were on the second floor and it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles patsdahlia, 1 week ago | Read review
“Front rooms but there are very few of them”
 of 5 bubbles canadian-eh777, 2 weeks ago | Read review
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