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Hotel El Velero

#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
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#6 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Currency exchange
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Alex P wrote a review Dec 2021
7 contributions
We had an amazing holiday at this hotel. All the staff are so pleasant and happy to help with anything. We had our beach wedding here too and the staff pulled out all the stops to make our day as amazing as it was. The rooms are clean and comfortable and you can hear the waves whilst laying in bed. The beach is lovely and full of wildlife with monkeys being a regular feature near the hotel and big iguanas visiting for a drink. Having breakfast and dinner right on the beach was lovely. There is kayaking and boat trips from the beach there and we saw rays and puffer fish etc when snorkeling. A big thank you to Mike and Crystal and all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Lee wrote a review Dec 2021
18 contributions
This hotel is in great location, right on the beach in a beautiful cove and only 25 minutes from the airport which was great since we had an 8 am flight and had to return the car rental. The pool was unimpressive and right beside the eating area so didn’t bother especially with the ocean right there. The room was adequate except for the scratching coming from the roof which we hope was a bird lol. It was amazing to wake up early for our flight and hear the howler monkeys. Our room was on the second floor and getting our luggage up the winding staircase was a little difficult so if can get main floor. Overall a nice quaint hotel reasonably priced with amazing access to the beach.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Bekki A wrote a review Dec 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico31 contributions1 helpful vote
Cute little beachfront hotel with great restaurants on either side of the hotel for beachfront drinks (Roberto’s and Aquasport - both great but really loved the drinks at Roberto’s). Amazing view! Felt safe walking around the area. Met the owner Mike - awesome guy who’s very knowledgeable of the area, and he spays/neuters the homeless beach dogs and cats to help control population (we fed them our leftovers down on the beach away from the hotel restaurant since apparently some people don’t like doggos mooching at the tables 😆). Not a Ritz Carlton, but clean, hot water, excellent AC, super friendly bar staff, and adorable little touches by the housekeepers. Try the pineapple pancakes for breakfast 🍍 We loved it!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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travlynrose wrote a review Nov 2021
Modesto, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our 4th visit to this hotel and we are already planing out return trip for 2022. The rooms and hotel are basic but very clean. The hotel is right on the beach with a restaurant on site. There are 2 other hotels on the beach which are nicer but what keeps us coming back is the staff. They are very friendly and accommodating to our requests.. I would rate this 10 stars in service. I have stayed at much fancier hotels where I have not this type of service. The waiters even come out to the beach to see if we needed anything. The food is also very good especially bar b que nights and the surf and turf from the regular menu. The hotel owner Mike also arraigned for a doctor to come do our Covid test on site so we didn’t have to leave the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jennifer K wrote a review Jul 2021
Boulder, Colorado5 contributions
Mike and his staff at El Velero hotel made our stay so comfortable. The rooms are extremely clean and there are beach towels to exchange for new ones daily. The atmosphere is very festive, fruit drinks made fresh daily and a fish grill on Wednesday & Saturday nights with the fresh catch was delicious. My son left his favorite teddy bear in the bed by accident and Mike even figured out a way to deliver him to the states. All around a really easy stay and the room price can not be beat!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$91 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Velero
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Velero?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (0.3 km) and Embassy Club de Artes (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Velero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel El Velero?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Velero?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Velero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Velero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginger Restaurant Bar, La Casita del Marisco, and Roberto's Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Velero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel El Velero located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Playa Hermosa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel El Velero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel El Velero have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel El Velero accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.