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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This place is priced really well. Clean. It's fine. Dull, dull, dull. Sure, you could substitute "dull" for "relaxing" but that's not how it felt to me. I had my heart set on going sailing as this hotel advertises its sailboat excursions. Yeah, it's not so much sailing as it is an overpriced booze cruise. In the 5 days we...

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Clean, bright room was awesome AC! Friendly staff. Pool was small but location is right on beach! There's lounge chairs & lots of shade from trees or can lay in sun. Happy hour at bar on site! Beach is beautiful & water is warm with gentle waves. A playground close by on beach. Monkeys in the trees. Would definitely go...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Clean, bright, airy rooms with A/C. Two stories, no elevator. Decorated in Tico style. Friendly staff with good English. Nice, small pool. RIGHT ON THE BEACH. Adequate restaurant; tipica flavors with focus on North American palates. Good bar. Out door and canopied seating. Relaxing. Beach is frequented by locals as much as tourists. Warm, friendly environment. Good restaurants nearby. Will...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Place is friendly, but it is run down. I don't see how they can justify this. They room we stayed in hasn't been lived in for days if not weeks. Madly smell engulfed the senses. Toilet broke down on the first use Location right by the beach get is nice though

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I have enjoyed going to Playa Hermosa the past few years and staying at El Velero was a perfect choice of hotel. I really enjoyed the staff and the clean spacious rooms. We had a room for 4 with two double beds. The room was large, the AC was good, the windows look out over trees that the howler monkeys...

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Stacy, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We ate at the restaurant - bill was 14,500 colones... the exchange rate is 534.77 for one US Dollar and this rate has not fluctuated much in years. El Velero... charged our credit card a 500:1... this is an average over payment of $2.00 for every $30.00 US Dollar spent going to the house! Chicken stir fry was excellent! However,...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for a night on our way to south Nicoya peninsula. We loved it -it is an old colonial style building turned into a hotel. The place has lot of charm. We loved the fact that you can have dinner and breakfast right on the beach. The value for $$ is hard to beat - definitely not a...

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NYS
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This was our second time at Hotel El Velero on Playa Hermosa. From the moment we arrived in the parking area we felt as if we came home. This hotel sits directly on one of the best volcanic sand beaches in a very non-commercial / non-touristy area. El Velero is one of the more experienced hotels with some nice architectural...

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Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I live in Costa Rica and have been to the restaurant in this hotel many times as it is a common meeting place for Canadians and Americans who spend the winter in Playa Hermosa. The drinks and food are expensive and nothing special and the service is slow at the best of times, but last night when my friend and...

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Moose Jaw, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to watch the sunset on the beach bar or on their sunset cruise sailboat. The bar has happy hour from 4:00-6:00and they have bbq's on Wed and Saturday nights. Staff is very friendly and congenial.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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
  • Multilingual Staff
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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: $137 - $171 (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 Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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“If you have one of the rooms near the street, you may be hear the bar across the street(unless your over there drinking with the locals!)”
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“Rooms 211 and 212 face the pool and the beach, and both have views”
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