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Hotel Vela Bar

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

So the wife was a little concerned about some of the reviews, but we saw they had improved somewhat. Were we glad we stayed here - walking distance to the park, the hotel hooked us up with a local professional guide who was awesome. The sparkling clean pool was very refreshing after a toasty walk in the national park. The...

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

Dear David. We are very grateful that you have chosen the hotel by some reviews in T.A, we have been working with many desire, love and dedication to be on the list of the top 10 hotels in the area and thanks to this effort we have made it in less than one year . We are pleased that you...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were super comfortable, especially the bed. We had a room overlooking the pool area, which was beautiful. We took advantage of the gorgeous pool every day. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, with so much variety and lots of delicious fruit. We were so close to the entrance to Manuel Antonio park, a...

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

Dear traveler. Thank you for your comment and for choosing our hotel. We´re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back as a guest in our hotel. Have a great day!

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2016

While the gate to the national park is 200m away, they should've not built these hotels ! But oh well enjoy them coz they're already there. The sound of serenity and wildlife at night is amazing. The pool is a good place to relax after a day of hiking. Staff are friendly. Breakfast was great. The walk to the beach...

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Muchas gracias Armand por su crítica. Quizá para explicarla un poco mejor y para no crear alguna confusión a los...

Cheshire, England
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you are visiting the National Park and in need of somewhere to stay then I'd highly recommend the Vela Bar. It is situated 100 mtrs from the main street and 200 mtrs from the Park Entrance. Don't be fooled by the small front entrance as a small paradise awaits you once you pass through the reception entrance. You are...

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

Thank you Edward for your review describing the best of our property, we always try to hire the best employees to give the best service. About the comment of the tin roof , we will keep it in mind for the future, when we build the other section of the property.

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great hotel, very clean and modern with a great location (near the beach and manual antonio park). The staff helped us booking tours at lower prices. Highly recommeneded for couples who want a little quiet.

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

Thank you Ortal for sharing your experience in Manuel Antonio with us. Thank you for recommend our place. Have a nice day!

San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great service at front desk and during breakfast. Location is the best and the hotel is new. Nice food is found near by and the guys from service are just super helpful. Breakfast is included and is more than you expected. Pool is small but it is ok for the size of the hotel.

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Muchas gracias Roberto por otorgarnos la máxima calificación. Es un honor haberle servido de la mejor manera. Esperamos nos tenga...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice clean place with a small but clean pool. The breakfast was amazing and Rodrigo made sure we had all that we needed. All of the workers at the hotel were so helpful and they spoke English. I would highly recommend this place to stay. No car needed. Walk to the park and beach and take a bus to...

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

Dear Sheryl. You are one of this kind of customers we do not want them to go, thank you for letting us be part of your experience in Costa Rica. We hope to have you back in your next trip. Have a nice trip to Panama.

London
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was so sad to leave this hotel. As we were there in their low season, they offered very good rates for us. My friend and I were treated so well, nothing was too much trouble. All the staff at the reception and in the breakfast bar were the best. The room was great, clean and comfortable. I stayed 3...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su agradable comentario. Es un gusto saber que su estadía fue muy placentera y que la atención...

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A really good place to stay! The rooms are quite comfortable and spacy. The pool is neatly done, as well as the lightning at nights. Good breakfast, nice people, who definitely care about their guests Defintely worth going!

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

Thank you Eva, We are more than glad that our place was up to your expectations, this is very important to us. Please contact us for your next trip to Costa Rica, our door are always open. Best regards

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in an excellent location as it's really near to the national park and the beach. Our room was in a new building, it was nice, modern, clean & a good size. It was great to to have a swimming pool to cool off in and I would really recommend this hotel.

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

Thank you natalie for your nice comment. Our goal is to have this kind of reviews always, that is why we work hard every day to keep the hotel in excellent conditions. Please recommend us with friends a family, we really appreciate it!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $124 - $291 (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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