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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel! Its charming, the grounds are well taken care of, looks like a small oasis. It's adults only so you if you are a couple this is the perfect place! Within 3 min of the beach and about a leisurely 5 min walk from Manuel Antonio national park. The staff is...

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

Dear Rosalía and Dav. When we read this type of comments we realize that the work that has been done since the renovation of the hotel goes by excellent road. Thank you very much for writing this excellent review and hope that in the future you can visit us again and recommend our lovely place to anyone.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The room was clean and confortable with a big and hot shower. The breakfast was good with eggs and fresh juices. The position is excellent close to the entrance of MA National park and far two minutes by walk from the public beach!

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

Dear Chiara V Greetings from Hotel Vela Bar. First of all thank you for your preference and writing a review describing the best of our hotel, definitely the location and the new rooms are the best. We want to make your first choice on your next trip to Costa Rica. Best Regards. Hotel Vela Bar.

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Just a short walk to the park entrance or 5 minutes down the hill to the beach , good restaurants and a mini mart with World Class wine selection. The included breakfast is a sensibile buffet with ala minute hot dish.

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

Greetings from Vela Bar Hotel. Laura, it was a pleasure for us to have you here as a guest, Rodrigo and his breakfast team are happy to see this review. Definitely our location is the best. Thank you and we hope to see us again in the future.

Reviewed 17 December 2016

I spent six nights at Hotel Vela Bar during my two week trip to Costa Rica. It is literally 100 meters from the entrance of the park and 200 meters to Playa Espadilla. The room was clean and spacious (I was travelling alone) as well as comfortable. I wouldn't call it fancy or dramatic, but very nice. The front desk...

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

Dear Allen. It was a pleasure for us to be chosen by you as a place to stay for your 6 days of vacation, thank you for taking some minutes of your time and write this excellent review. Talking to you every night was so nice and funny (by the way, I don´t smoke and I don´t have a ferrari...

Frankfort, Illinois
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed at the Vela Bar for 3 nights. Johan checked us in and gave us all the info we needed about the area. Very smooth check in. The only thing we did not like was that we turned in our key to go out for dinner, and when we returned the key was sitting out on the desk, not...

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

Good Afternoon Sheryl. What a nice review!! Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience here. This kind of reviews help us to keep our property in the top 10 of places to stay in Manuel Antonio. We warantee that room keys are much safer in the front desk than outside, we had some bad experience with...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Super friendly and helpful staff, really good value hotel in excellent location for Manual Antonio park. Staff responded promptly to email questions prior to arrival, were friendly and helpful on site, provided local restaurant recommendations (including discount vouchers) and put flowers and wine in our room as we were in Costa Rica for our honeymoon. Well kept grounds with a...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. All our staff is happy to see excellent comments like this in trip advisor. Our location is definitely the best and also the rooms and staff, as a manager of this beautiful spot I promise to work harder to keep this hotel in the best positions. Have a nice day.

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A lovely peaceful stay here , great facilities in an ideal location to walk to the park or the beach etc etc. Ask at reception for discount vouchers for local restaurants - the tapas one was nice. Friendly helpful staff.

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

Thank you for your review john h. We always want to give the best of us, thank you for choosing us as your destination. Cheers!!

Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I highly enjoyed my two nights at your hotel. The location is great, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and the rooms were nice as well. The check-in and check-out process was easy and the breakfast was nice as well.

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Greetings from Vela Bar Adult´s Only Hotel, Thank you for taking 5 minutes and write an excellent review. It is important for us to know that you like everything of our beautiful place. Kind regards

Cobourg, Ontario
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Excellent location. Five minute walk to the beach. Five minute walk to Manuel Antonio park. There is also a public bus to take you down the road to Quepos past all sorts of bars restaurants and shops, if you wish. There is no bar or restaurant in the hotel but there are lots of choices in the area. The front...

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VelaBar, Director General at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Hello from all the entire staff of our charming place we want to thank you so much for taking your time and write such excellent review about Hotel Vela Var Adult´s Only. Thank you for letting us be part of your wonderfull experience in Manuel Antonio. Is greatful to know that our costumers really enjoy Vela Bar.

Northern WIsconsin
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I chose this hotel based on it's location to the Park (walking distance even for us old folks), and it's price. We were greeted by a super friendly bi-lingual staff, and even though we arrive WAY before check-in, they happily offered to keep our bag in storage until we came back from our afternoon tour. We actually got back to...

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Good afternoon and a friendly greeting from the staff of theVela Bar Hotel r. We are glad to know that your stay with us at the hotel was to your liking. Our objective is to give a 100% service in quality, comfort etc. Being a small hotel our service is more personalized and we are waiting to satisfy all the...

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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 Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $118 - $283 (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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“We had a superior room with outside sitting area facing pool. Very nice room. ”
Irene1927, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stairs to rooms in the back with a balcony. Other opinions without stairs are available. Monkeys made up for a few stairs.”
Beachtraveler29576, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not sure about the others but my room no. 15 next to the pool was perfect. ”
FredaJ, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had the newer rooms overlooking the street. They were very nice,...private balcony per room, great beds and AC. (rooms 4,5,6 and 7) ”
MichaelA291, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be good quality”
17debraf, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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