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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reason this is poor: The room had mold due to poor ventilation. The doors did not automatically lock. Concierge appeared to be bothered when asked questions. There is a bathroom basket to put your toilet paper which is common in Costa Rica. However the lid was broken and stained. Lastly, there was fly larva living in the shower. :-(...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had an excellent time here. This small hotel is in the perfect location just meters away from the park and meters away from the beach. Rooms are clean modern and new, while breakfast is nothing short of amazing. The staff here definitely deserve the 5 star rating

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Muy Buenos días Secrettttravel. Reciba un saludo desde el caluroso Manuel Antonio, muchas gracias por su crítica acerca de nuestra...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel; the one and only hotel we stayed in during our Costa Rican holiday that was actually modern with all the amenities. Although modern, it still has charm and it's a good price point. Hotels are expensive in Costa Rica - in fact, everything is expensive in Costa Rica (or may be I should say, not cheap). A really...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Good Morning BAChistie. Greetings from Hotel Vela Bar. I just came to work and I open this review while I was having a cup of coffee and definitely made my day. Since Costa Rica changes coffee and bananas for turism some years ago, prices have been raising up, specially here in Manuel Antonio, but also I have to say that...

Bergerac, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms very noisy. During our stay a lot of work was done in the hotel, where it was no longer possible to sleep ... We had to leave the hotel and the manager did not want to refund us. I do not recommend !

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Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad I read the reviews here and chose to stay at the Hotel Vela Bar. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice grounds and a nice breakfast buffet next to the pool. They also would cook up some eggs to order. The staff at the front desk were really helpful. What makes this really a great choice is it's location....

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear Domer90mom As a Manager of this charming spot I also like to read the reviews posted by our costumers and also print them out to show to all our employees. This new stage of hotel Vela Bar is giving us excellent results, not only in money terms, I mean in happy customers and better reputation. We want to thank...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hotel Vela Bar over Christmas. We liked the adults only policy and the small size of the hotel. (20 rooms). Our room was extremely comfortable...great bed, air conditioning, small refrigerator and nice bathroom. The room also has a safe for your valuables. The property is extremely well maintained and clean. We stayed in a room next to...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear betsyveal. First of all thank you for choosing us as you destination in Manuel Antonio. This is a perfect place for making friends, as you says, due to small property is virtually imposible not to make any friend here, this is one of the reasons why our property is Adults only. Thank you for your review, we really enjoy...

londres
Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt this is the best hotel we have stayed in Costa Rica. The hotel is small but beautiful. I believe 20 rooms beautiful decorated. Spotless clean including the gorgeous swimming pool. Breakfast very nice. Staff are all really nice and made our stay special. Location is also perfect as the hotel is located 2 minutes walk from Manuel Antonio...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear byakuryu. Thank you for taking your time and write this excellent review You are one of this kind of customers we do not want them to go, thank you for letting us be part of your experience in Costa Rica. We hope to have you back in your next trip. Have a nice trip back home.

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect location for a visit to Manuel Antonio. Two minutes from the park entrance and gardens that back onto the park enabling you to view monkeys from your terrace. Also the added advantage of car parking.

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you drapers_coleorton for taking your time and write this review describing the best of our property. We hope to see you soon in your next trip to Manuel Antonio. Have a great day.

Summerdale, Alabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked that we could be in the pool and see monkeys from time to time. Breakfast people were nice. Buffet full always.we are in room 15 and you can hear the holler monkeys . We like the idea of leaving our key at the desk . There is someone there watching who goes in and out. It's close to...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Greetings from Hotel Vela Bar Adult´s only. Security is very important to us and this is the main reason why we always ask for the key before our customer leave the room , we know outside sometimes customers forget their values and it is expensive to replace the lock. Thank you for sharing many days here, we are sp glad...

New York, USA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Vela Bar is more than just a place to rest your head after exploring the incredible nature in Manuel Antonio. We were first attracted to the hotel because of its "no kids" policy. However, while that was a definite bonus for a couple like us traveling alone and after a bit of peace and quiet, what really stood out...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear xtine27 Greetings from all the staff of Hotel Vela Bar Adults Only. Reading this excellent review is definitely the best way to begin this new year. It is very important to us that customers like you let the people know about all the details of rooms, facilities and staff. We apreciate the words you have used to describe our...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $207 - $320 (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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“Room was clean and adequately furnished.”
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“The only drawback to this hotel are the monkey jumping on the steel roof so dont choose a top/second floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles V2847VPlauras, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“Newly refurbished rooms are spacious, modern with large balcony and A/C, accessed from the ground floor ramp.”
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