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Visalia, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at Hotel Vela Bar in January. I was very pleased with the location of the hotel, within feet of the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park, the main beach, restaurants and gift shops. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They were very attentive to our requests, always answered our questions and gave us helpful tips. The hotel...

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Sheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I left the hotel almost a week ago, I have considered how best to describe the excellent experience there. Location - this could not be better. Only a few metres of easy walking from the delightful main beach ( don't miss the sunsets). Similarly, very close to the entrance to the Parque, yet so unbelievably quiet and peaceful. I...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Querida Jayne. Agradecemos profundamente que usted haya sacado unos minutos de su valioso tiempo para escribir un excelente comentario sobre...

Mariestad, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked at room with two separate beds. When we saw the nom it was an awful smell of mould. We said No thanks could not stay here..well it finally resulted in an other room. The staff was absolutely great !! Could not have any more helpful! Thank very much!. The garden was very nice and you wake up...

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

Hello Annbe20. Thank you for writing this review about our staff even though you experience at check in was not the best at the beginning. We always try to give the best service. Have a great day

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location (it's close to MA national park), good rooms (it was rebuilded), nice pool (it was warm & clean), good service (their staffs were willing to help with everything), we had a great time there!

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

Thank you poebechange. Please recommend us with friends and family. Have a nice trip back home.

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well located hotel with lovely staff. Our room was very bright and clean with a large balcony. There was a great breakfast buffet. Lovely grounds that are well kept by the grounds crew. Close to the park and the beach.

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Muchas gracias Erin por su comentario. Nos esforzamos cada día por dar el mejor servicio. Agradecemos que nos haya escogido...

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best features are: 1) easy walk to Park entrance, 2) surrounded by excellent restaurants, 3) easy walk to municipal beach with lots of activities. We never moved our car during our 3-day stay. Best to go to the national park early in the morning and come back for lunch -- no food allowed in the park. Take swim suits with...

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

Dear greatcook60. First of all we appreciate your vacation time with us. Thank you for letting the people know all the details about how was your stay here. Please recommend us with some friends and family. See us in your next trip to Costa Rica.

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy that we booked this hotel. It was a quiet oasis in an area that was quite busy during the week-end that we visited. We were thrilled that we did not have to drive. We simply walked to the park and then, in the other direction, to the beach. The staff was incredibly helpful and considerate. The...

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

Dear Rhodyd. How beautiful is to know we were chosen by you from many options in Manuel Antonio. Thank you for trusting our staff to help you by arranging the activities you did, We are more than glad you had a wonderful time with us. Have a great day.

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the hotel is just 100m walking distance to Park Manuel Antonio and to the beach. they dont have a restaurant but the breakfast is great and they offer some discount cupons to use in restaurants near to the hotel.

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

Good evening. Hotel Vela Bar want to thank our recent guests for their very kind words. We loved having you on our property and allowing us to spoil you in every way possible. We hope to see you again and thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel in busy town. Well located near National Park entrance. Staff was very welcoming. Very nice breakfast served poolside. Rooms are very comfortable and quiet. Hotel landscaping is attractive and ensures privacy. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

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Thank you Bonny H, It was a pleasure for us to serve you. Please recommend us with friends and family. See us next time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vela Bar is well located. It is minutes to MA park and the beach by foot. We were in a recently renovated part of the hotel. The room was very clean with a large balcony. The property was very quiet and the staff very friendly. Breakfast was also great with some tasty sweet yeast breads and cold meats on offer,...

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

Good Afternoon Erin. The Management of Hotel Vela Bar want to thank you for choosing us from several options in Manuel Antonio National Park, the competition is high and we are pleased that every day we continue to have more satisfied customers like you. Thank you for mentioning our employees, we are more than sure they always try to do...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

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Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $132 - $270 (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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“Get a renovated room.”
 of 5 bubbles 296ErinL, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 14 was away from everything. All the rooms seemed quiet. It is a quiet place.”
 of 5 bubbles rhodyd, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“i really enjoyed doing the Catamara tour ,they serve drinks and food and it is really relaxing. Dont forget that on mondays Manuel Antonio Park is closed.”
 of 5 bubbles camilav913, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We choose a less expensive room, so a room upgrade may remedy the issues. ”
 of 5 bubbles Aaronmuir81, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room was clean and adequately furnished.”
 of 5 bubbles 480deshs, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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