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Hotel El Velero

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it really is by the beach. It's old style. Was comfortable enough, but grungy. Ok to do in a pinch, but not extended period. We were just passing through. Staff is nice. But avoid the food here at all costs. It's going to be tempting because there's almost nothing else around and it looks put together. But it's disgusting,... More 

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Thank Nancy W
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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the plus side: Beautiful older hotel directly on the beach. Red tile floors, great second floor veranda for reading, pretty blue tiled swimming pool. Waiters provide excellent service and food is tasty. On the minus side: Meals are surprisingly expensive. Rooms could use updating. Downstairs room in back smelled of mold/mildew and had view of laundry shed. Towels and... More 

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Thank BernalMama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was a nice close place to stay close to the airport about 25 minutes. The beach is nice and clean in front of the hotel. The friendliness of the staff makes this small hotel special. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would return to spend more nights with these folks.

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Thank Reuben M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the El Valero with help from a relative who is a travel agent. WE put our own trip together and came upon this hotel. Booked it for our delayed honeymoon trip and fell in love. The owners Mike and his wife are awesome, the staff at that point in 2010 was remarkable. We had a day of sailing... More 

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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for the last few days of our trip to Costa Rica, it had been a busy schedule and we wanted a place to relax before heading home. It was by far the best room we'd had on our trip, and the beachfront location was superb. It was a bit quiet at night, but you can venture along the... More 

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Thank HEC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying here for my first trip to Costa Rica left me with a great impression of the country. Very friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Drinks were mixed well. Clean and comfortable rooms. And there are Howler monkeys right outside to greet you every morning.

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Thank Chris_Lemus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Affordable Beach Front Hotel - Basic rooms that were comfortable - We were in room 212 on the ocean front and the kids were in another room just around the corner. We stayed 3 nights and had a great time. The staff was very helpful with any request and we enjoyed a quite low key breakfast each morning plus the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Modest hotel with superior customer service---Mike, the owner; Andres, the manager; Luis, reception; Garando, waiter and bartender; maids and other service people were excellent and more than accommodating. They helped with an impromptu birthday party, prepared excellent food, greeted us by name, made recommendations for local attractions, and were immediately helpful when we had problems. The hotel is beachfront and... More 

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Thank SHUGGIEBOOGIE
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had not planned to stay here as we had reservations at a B&B close by. However the B&B had gone out of business and we were missed when that information was dispersed before our arrival. Thankfully El Velero had a vacancy. We stayed 2 nights. Our first room had problems with the AC but we were moved immediately to... More 

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Thank Kathy S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I intended to give them a good rating until I looked at my credit card bill and they charged me twice saying that I was a no-show. Even though we ate breakfast there and charged the breakfast to our room. How do you do that if you haven't been there?

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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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: $87 - $106 (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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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