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Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

I think we had the last room available as we booked the day before. The front desk was very helpful and friendly! Great location, great view for sunset! We checked in at sunset and had to leave at 5:15am for the airport, When we came back from dinner at 10pm all the lights were out in the common areas- it... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Without doubt the best hotel location in Playa Hermosa. It is right on the beach with large comfortable rooms, a lovely dining area fronting the beach, good variety of food on offer and twice weekly BBQ dinners which are very popular. Good staff in the restaurant and on reception (Janet, very good with information and arranging trips and transport).

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Rocky River, OH
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

My family and I have always stayed here for years because of the proximity to the Liberia airport. We have enjoyed the spacious rooms and lovely spot under the palm trees on the beach. But this time we came home from a restaurant and found the hotel completely in the dark. The halls were unlit and with steps in the... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

My wife and I visited Playa Hermosa February 17-20th. We ate at El Valero for Taco Tuesday based on other Trip Advisor reviews. You get 3 tacos, a fish, a chicken, and a beef taco made with homemade shells. We thought they were very good (especially the chicken one) The food was delivered about 5 minute after we ordered. Don't... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

Hotel El Velero and staff are top notch. This small but quaint hotel offers all that it states. Excellent food, great staff, great location, spotless rooms and facilities. The owner Mike is also fantastic. We just returned from a 10 day stay and are counting the days that we can return again. We were fortunate enough to meet a lot... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

The perfect location directly at the beach allows you to easily move back and forward between your room and the beach. The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable. We were a bit wary because of some reviews that mentioned problems with the noise level on weekends from the bar across the street. Although we had rooms towards the back... More 

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Washington DC
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61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The hotel sits right on the beach at Playa Hermosa. It is clean and well run. The people at the front desk are very helpful in getting you orientated to the town and different places you might want to visit. They have a nice pool on the grounds and the monkeys howl at sunrise every morning. Grocery store, restaurants, and... More 

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Esparza, Costa Rica
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Clean and reasonable, excellent location. A little bar noise next door, but not too late at night. Nice breakfast. Hermosa is a great place to relax. Swimming pool is simple, ocean sound is soothing at night. During high season book early. Would stay again.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Clean, simple, great service , friendly employees. This hotel is right on the beach. They provide towels and chairs. Air conditioning in the room works great. Lot of little places to eat within walking distance. Only 10 minutes to Coco Beach by taxi. The taxi from the airport is $60.

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Farmington, CT
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015

El Velero Hotel, Playa Hermosa Beach If you are looking for an affordable hotel to go and relax, this is the place. Located right on a beautiful, long, clean beach, the hotel has only 22 rooms with an outdoor restaurant\bar and private pool. What it lacks in luxury, a small bathroom, and missing toiletries (shampoo, Kleenex) it makes for up... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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: $117 - $157 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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“upper floors for views”
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“Room # 211 or 212 sea veiw”
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“I'm not sure if I would opt for the ocean view room. There really isn't much of a view”
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“Not sure any rooms have a beach view”
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“There are only 2 rooms facing the beach. Try to get one of those.”
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