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    Hotel El Velero

    #1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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    • Excellent48%
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    Reviewed 30 July 2016

    This is a solid, 3-star hotel. Pros - the LOCATION! You're literally right on the beach. Playa Hermosa is clean and small (~2 km in length) and the water is warm, pretty clear, and safe. Also, we found that the beds were clean, and the...More

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    Reviewed 27 July 2016

    I highly recommend this hotel to those who want to enjoy a tranquil, almost empty beach (tiny waves, like a swimming pool) and who don't mind staying in a friendly but dated hotel. The staff for the most part were very friendly and helpful. They...More

    Thank zimbobway
    Reviewed 27 July 2016

    I bring a large group to Costa Rica each year to do service work in the area. I want very Costa Rican experiences for my travelers...not luxury. El Velero is perfect! It is an older hotel, and as such, some areas show their age, but...More

    Thank mbahr
    Reviewed 10 July 2016

    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...More

    Thank Nancy W
    Reviewed 8 July 2016 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....More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$98 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
    • #4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 22
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    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Playa Hermosa
    • Also Known As
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    • El Velero Playa Hermosa
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    Tazz6464
    31 August 2017|
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    Response from rawlsw | Reviewed this property |
    We did not have one in our room. Had to go down to the restaurant.
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    Candace C
    23 April 2017|
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    Response from Jaype_12 | Reviewed this property |
    Unfortunatly I cannot answer this question as I am not into yoga however, you can ask the owner directly as he is very resourceful and knows everybody around the area......however, I did see people on the beach doing yoga... More
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    CarolAnn T
    21 April 2017|
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    Response from CKSPfamily | Reviewed this property |
    The food at El Velero is pretty good. Ginger is directly east of the hotel up on the main road. It is a Spanish Tapas restaurant, and very reasonably priced for the quality of food that is served. La Casita Del Marisco is... More
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    "Rooms on second floor at a little quieter but I don't believe noise was an issue anywhere"
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    "The rooms depend on what size you need. We were a family of three so needed two beds."
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    "Some rooms have a sea view, which i liked"
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    "Ask rooms on second floor. Just in case some waves decided to visit the first level :)"
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