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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Perfect place, great location, great staff. Agree with all good things already written. Breakfast is basic but also served with a smile. People make you feel like at home. Very comfortable beds, , nice hide-out after a day at the beach. Would not recommend Room 7. It is very nice inside. clean and everything, but it has windows all around... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

Remember location location location. close to the beach and national park, very scenic, friendly staff, nice happy hour, relaxing pool, comfy beds, next to an ice cream/smoothie shop, I was thankful that I chose this hotel to stay at!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

location location location. I stayed in the modern rooms. Simple. Clean. Wifi. TV. AC. Room safe (although it opened by itself when I was gone which I've never experienced before). There is dedicated parking next to the ice cream place (so if driving park in front of hotel and they will show you). The road is narrow and if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The photos I saw of Vela bar before visiting it, don't do justice to this place. It has got a great 'resorty' feel to it. Their pool is awesome and everyone is very helpful. 4 mins walk from the beach and 6 mins walk from Manuel Antonio national park. Nothing to complain about. Recommended.

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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

A simple hotel with a part modern and another more old , clean pool and quiet , good cleaning of rooms, basic breakfast rather monotonous without yogurt and oat flakes , bars with adequate Prices. Special location to visit the park since its open 7 am

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Accommodation in this little village is some of the most expensive I've seen anywhere. There're very few places I've been (New York, London, Paris) where US$150++ gets you just a basic 1 or 2 star room. This place is conveniently located in a quiet street just off the main road, about 3 minutes walk to the beach or the park... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 19 March 2015

This hotel has a fantastic location next to the park and close to the beach. The included breakfast was great and the staff was attentive and friendly. I believe I had one of the older rooms, but it was decent for the area and honestly we weren't in the room all that much. The hotel was very quiet as well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Just 5 mins walk to the Manuel Antonio National Park, the hotel itself was not terrible but definitely a 3 star standard. We stayed in a room by the pool which was very pleasant and comfortable. The Bathroom facilities were modern and clean. The pool was very small but quiet and caught good sun throughout the day. Breakfast was included... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Danika and Luis greeted us by name and with a smile!! This hotel has beautifully kept grounds and we really appreciated the pool. 100 meters to the beach and 100 meters to Manuel Antonio National park. so great location! you wake up to Howler monkeys howling ! ice cream shop right beside, restaurants, small grocery, local artists and vendors, souvenirs.... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2015

Stayed 2 nights to hike Manuel Antonio NP. The hotel was one and a half blocks from the town beach and within walking distance to the National Park entrance. The room price was very reasonable and included a nice breakfast, room service, wifi, beautiful landscaped grounds, privacy, cleanliness and a well-kept swimming pool. The bellowing of Howler Monkeys in the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
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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: $162 - $281 (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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