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Hotel Vela Bar

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Plzen
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice small swimming pool. Only the breakfast can be better. Parking in front of the hotel only 5 places. In approximately 100 m you will find a lot of good restaurants and also bus stop for city center visiting.

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you RadekPlzen for your use valuable your time and writte this review We beleived that we have lots of choises in our breakfast, and we are also open to your suggestions (our guests), maybe, if you had told us what would you like to have in your breakfast without loose our original idea , we would include as a...

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Save cash by using the local bus that zips up and down to Quepos/ the main town. Much cheaper than forking out $10 a shot on taxis! Also head out early for happy hour two for one offers on cocktails- usually between 4pm and 6pm.

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you snichls for share your experience with us. Transportation is very reliable here, great that you take advantage of that. The restaurant ussually have happy hours every day from 4 to 6 pm most of the time and being conveniently located near many restaurants makes our guests enjoy, many happy hours. We looking forward to see you again here...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 days, 2 nights in late February. Check-in was a breeze. We had a suite in the back of the hotel. It was extremely quiet and had a nice sitting area on the balcony. Lots of trees so it felt vey private. The staff were all helpful and friendly and even let us check in a little early...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you brock730 for take your time and writte about us We love that you enjoy our suites, and yes they are the most comfortable and large rooms, the balcony is the prefect spot to see the monkeys and other animals just right there for you. Glad that you find our locattion very convenient, close to the park, the beach...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The gentleman running the breakfast was very kind and friendly. We didn’t have any issues with the staff. The pool area is gorgeous. The breakfast had a lot of options and we could get our eggs made multiple ways. The hotel was very close the park entrance and the beach. Clean rooms. Large bathroom and large shower. The shower had...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for give us this review thank you for mention our service , for us you (our guests) are the most important in our lovely Vela bar hotel. Our delicious breakfast with you choices for hot and cold meals, and always is welcome for our guest. Thank you for your suggestion about the light and we're programming our lights...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location was great but it was pricey otherwise. Rooms were nice and clean. Staff helped us but seemed bored/annoyed to have to do it. They were not super friendly or warm. They should provide a phone in the room, a better trash can for toilet paper (you have to dispose in trash), provide some ventilation in bathroom, and breakfast could...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for this review GeorgiaKate_12 Unfortunate that your experience was not pleasent and amazing as most of our clients describe here.. The suite is the biggest and better room that we have , with a nice front balcony, surrounded for the nature and the best view for wild life, make us sad that the room did not please you....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodrigo the breakfast manager was kind and thoughtful and lovely. A pleasure to see him first thing in the morning! The room was clean and large. Comfy bed. Hotel has no ice machine. Mini fridge, but no freezer. so we could not make ice nor buy any. The room never got dark at night due to the glass brick from...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Finnagainwinagain for take your time and give us this review. Its make us sad that you had this experience. I would help us if you tell us what happen wiht the restaurant so we couldt call and see what was wrong, perhaps choices a bit further up would pleased you better. Our staff try to do their very...

Sherborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in a very good position in the village for getting to the Park Manuel Antonio or to the beautiful local public beach. All the staff we met were polite, friendly and helpful. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble. Our first 2 nights were in the old part of the hotel which had definitely seen better days...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very RAFT60 for take your time write this beautifull review. We are thrilled with your visit, thank you very much, and we are also happy that our hotel is growning for you, our guests. In May we will start a remodelation for the rooms from the old part of the hotel for your maximun comfort, and that make...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed four nights at Vela Bar Hotel which was very convenient to Manuel Antonio and one block from the beach. Our room was smallish but it had everything we needed. The hotel does not have a restaurant or a bar but there are many places close by or a short bus ride or taxi ride along the road to...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Caterina B Thank you for your review All our room are very confortable, and we are happy that you find that true, and well equipped, our convenient location let to our guest walk to the restaurants and shops, as you have mentioned all our staff has the same important directive to help make your stay perfect. We enjoy have you...

Nashville, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel Vela Bar has an ideal location if you are visiting Quepos, and if you are fine with 1980's style Holiday Inn type rooms then it's a good option if the price is right. We paid $180 before taxes, $205 total, and I think they need to upgrade the rooms to justify that rate. That said, everything was clean,...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much Michael A We feel happy that you did notice the our idea is recreate the 80´s style in our rooms. Pointing out that all the furniture and finishes are brand new. Our prices are the best option, you can find in this area in relation to price. We have rooms category: Junior, Deluxe and Suites, with...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this little hotel! It was a short walk to Manuel Antonio park in one direction and a short walk to the beach in another direction! It was super clean and modern. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful (especially Fernando at the front desk). It has a pool that was pristine and so warm. Lovely grounds, lots of...

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VelaBar, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you AndreafromGrandin, for give us your time with this review Have you here, was a pleasure, and made us happy that you take advantage on our great location, Make us very happy that you find our service firendly and helpful to you , we know how important your vacation are and have good service is a key . We...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable Beach hotel located in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio Beaches in Puntarenas Quepos, just 200 meters from the entrance to the most visited Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park, characterized by beautiful beaches, stunning National Park views, incredible sunsets, where you can admire a unique nature, few steps to admire the beauty of a troop of titi monkeys, or delight your ears with the murmur of the howler monkeys or the acrobatics of white face monkeys, in order flora and fauna within your reach in a natural setting. Come, enjoy it and remember Costa Rica is "PURA VIDA" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Vela Bar

Address: | Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $130 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vela Bar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“We had one of the larger, older cottages - plenty of room.”
 of 5 bubbles snichls, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“1st floor rooms that face the street are too bright at night”
 of 5 bubbles ParisDR, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They need a phone in the room, better trash can for toilet paper, provide ventilation in bathroom, breakfast could be better.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgiaKate_12, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No ice machine on premises!”
 of 5 bubbles Finnagainwinagain, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the ramp if you need assistance number is a corner room”
 of 5 bubbles artsanmiguel, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
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