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Butler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 13, 2011

We spent a week at the Villas Sol at the end of August. Our viia was comfortable and clean, which to me Are the two most important points of any lodging. The ocean view from the hotel and the restaurants was fantastic. This is an all inclusive resort and the food was fairly good, but I would like to have...

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3Thank CHUCKLINDA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed October 13, 2011

How do I sum this place up? WOW! So many things they could improve on, there's just too many to list. My boyfriend and I spent 6 days at Villas Sol before heading off for a 5 day trip to Arenal. Upon arrival, you could could pretty much feel instantly how little they care about your stay. We didn't take...

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3Thank Dana A
Wilson, North Carolina
Reviewed October 8, 2011

I must say after reading the not so favorabel reviews posted I was a little skeptical about staying in this resort. I'm happy to report the reviews were unfounded. I stayed at Villas Sol 5 days and I highly enjoyed it. The accomodations were nice. You don't get four seasons quality, but the rooms are well appointed and clean. You...

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1Thank Tara J
Orland Park, Illinois
Reviewed October 5, 2011

We stayed in the hotel (not villas). This hotel is not on the beach, but there is a shuttle that runs every 15 minutes to the beach. You can walk down, but will probably want to take the shuttle up. We never waited longer than 5 minutes for the shuttle. They offer free beach chairs with shade. The beach was...

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4Thank tmusselman26
Atlanta
Reviewed September 26, 2011

I read all the reviews, and to be fair, if you got a deal (pre-paid travel voucher or whatever) then you really shouldn't expect service or amenities of a "high-end" resort (also, bat poop = we are in the freakin' forest/integrated in wildlife, so yea. Expect some animal feces on the property). That said, my hubby and I got a...

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8Thank Vert S
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed September 22, 2011

This hotel was the worst one i have ever stayed at. Like, in my life. i will tell you why: Loud, uncomfortable, lacklustre amenities, crowded, bad food, frustrating, rude front desk staff, incredibly inconvenient. Almost everything was just really disappointing. But we had pre-paid, so we were stuck. The 1st day, we arrived at villas sol after many hours of...

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6Thank chakrabrat
Naples, Florida
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Major update needed. We checked in then checked out within 60 minutes. Hotel was dirty and dated. Great location and beautiful view though.

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1Thank c1719
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Best thing about the resort is the friendly helpful employees. They aim to please and added so much to our enjoyment. We were not bothered by insects. We spent our first night in the hotel and used all inclusive which is really just the enjoyable food, though not gourmet. In addition to the buffet restaurant with it's stunning views of...

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6Thank npkw
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed September 5, 2011

The Villas Sol is an interesting place; a bit of contrast, they excel in some areas and others, well maybe not so much. The lowdown: *LOCATION: Personally I think Playa Hermosa is one of the best locations in Guantacaste. You have a sleepy laid back feel yet in just about 15 mins can be in a more action packed area...

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15Thank flygalaz
Boston, MA
Reviewed September 3, 2011

Beware - this resort is NOT on the beach! It's a 10 minue walk down/up a hill or a shuttle ride that you have to wait for. We had been in CR for 8 days at the beginning of August and did all the adventure things (Arenal, Monteverde, etc). We were very much looking forward to ending the trip in...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is a development of 100% Costa Rican capital located on Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste on the northern Pacific Coast and managed by Promotora La Costa, a pioneer company in tourism development in Guanacaste. We are a 4-star resort, and have a Tourism Sustainability Certification (CST) of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and we are affiliated with Resort Condominium International RCI, being the only resort in Central America included in the Gold Crown category granted by this company. We work under an all-inclusive service in 54 deluxe hotel rooms and 109 fully equipped villas of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. With unbeatable view of Papagayo Gulf. Among many alternatives for entertainment and sports offered by Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort, you’ll find a wide variety of activities for all ages - water sports (motorized & non motorized), sport fishing, diving, kayak & jet ski as well as many one day tours that will take you to the many national parks and hide-away beaches in the area surrounding our resort. Our great location makes not only our resort a great destination but also offers a convenient closeness to all major tours and activities taking place in the Guanacaste area and surroundings. Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is a place for all ages and types of vacationer. A great choice for families traveling with children, single travelers, honeymooners, people looking for a relaxing vacation or those looking for fun and excitement. Our friendly, helpful staff welcome all guests with a “PURA VIDA” and a smile & the best service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort

Address: Promotora La Costa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $152 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
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Also Known As:
Villas Sol Hotel And Beach Resort
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Playa Hermosa
Hotel Sol Beach
Sol Hotel Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa Sol Hotel
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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“Stay in the hotel! Who needs a kitchen on vacation!”
 of 5 bubbles cathytravels, 5 days ago | Read review
“If you can afford a two bedroom villa, go for it. If you're a couple on a budget, demand a hotel room.”
 of 5 bubbles A4606EXjonp, 1 week ago | Read review
“The oceanview is best.”
 of 5 bubbles bmcampbell, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Stay near the restaurant. Very hilly.”
 of 5 bubbles ehpolin, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I told the rooms in the hotel were better”
 of 5 bubbles edk128, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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