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Hotel El Velero

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first visit to this hotel. It is on a beautiful beach (hence the name!). The whole place is kept extremely clean, including the pristine little pool and the staff is among the best I have ever experienced. We ate most of our meals at the hotel because the food and drink were not too expensive and very...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Been coming to Costa Rica since 2006, and stay at the ElVelero whenever I can. Right on the beach, great food, rooms, and staff have become like second family! Playa Hermosa is a beautiful beach, and it is all only 20 minutes from the airport.

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Dowelltown, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry to be so long in getting this review written.... This was our first stop on a 10 day Costa Rican visit. We rented a car in Liberia and found the drive to Playa Hermosa easy and with good roads. We arrived in the early afternoon at El Velero to a seamless check-in. The rooms are clean and nicely maintained....

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HotelElVelero, Owner at Hotel El Velero, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us , it was our pleasure to have you with us , I hope you will come back and stay with us again , when you plan your next trip to Costa Rica please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your trip better , again thank...

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner keeps improving the facilities; new beach chairs, security fence, room improvements. Staff remain courteous, friendly and responsive. Rooms are clean, bright, airy and air-conditioned. The hotels is literally steps away from the sand beach' The in-house bar is well stocked if over priced, and the restaurant adequate. I can't imagine staying elsewhere.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to go snorkeling with Adolph, he has a boat with a red roof. He knew all the best places. We had the best time. The pool at Velero is small but is refreshing. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable the only thing missing was a refrigerator. Everyone there was so helpful. Would definitely stay there...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from our fourth visit to Costa Rica and our second stay at Hotel el Velero. This is my favorite place in Costa Rica. Small hotel right on the beach with everything you need close by. Wonderful staff! A lot of the same people are still there from 10 years ago when I first stayed here. Highly recommend.

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This i a wonderful place to stay. This hotel had everything that we needed. Basic, spacious, comfortable clean room, WiFi, and a restaurant on site. Food was delicious, WiFi was strong and the entire staff was wonderful. We felt protected and cared for - loved. If I had to go again I'd select this place. Definitely worth it!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a 5 star hotel with all the amenities, this place is not for you. If you are looking for an affordable hotel only steps from the beach, a great restaurant and friendly, helpful staff, look no further than Hotel El Valero. Luis and Joshua were fantastic. Taco Tuesday was magnificent. Playa Hermosa is a beautiful...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked at last minute one night, since the hotel had the most convenient location. Room was basic and seemed clean. However bathroom drainages stunk awfully. There were lots of mosquitoes inside the room (no idea where they came from since all the windows were closed) and this is an issue since in the area have been cases of zika,...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the staff - especially Luis in the restaurant and Janet at the front desk. Always a smile and so very pleasant. The hotel restaurant was very good - try the beef nachos. I liked the bathroom and roomy walk in shower. The air conditioning in the rooms really worked well. The bedspreads and drapes definitely need updating. The bed...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $132 - $164 (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 El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“211 and 212 both on the front of the hotel and have pool and ocean views.”
  • Cute display in room 212 when I arrived.
Ameliaeyes, 29 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 211 and 212 have a sea view”
sbesley, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 101 - 104 are near the front desk so you can hear the loud phone ringing during the day. Bar across the street was loud at night”
megan4977, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I read that some rooms, perhaps facing the beach was upgraded. We stayed in 204 and it was horrible room. Avoid if possible.”
neginh_13, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“our room was facing the ocean, so we were able to enjoy the sounds all night long. We were on the second floor”
marcien2017, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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