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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here 4 nights in the Billabong room. Very big room for us (family of 5)
The restaurant is really great! The food is delicious and the service very good! The swimming pool was a lot smaller than on the pictures, but still nice!
We had some surf lessons which were nice.
The kids had fun in the big waves!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Best hotel in area. All rooms are beachfront. There is an a.amazing pool. The best beach for surfing is in front. The food in the restaurant is excellent. The staff is absolutely the most helpfull staff I have ever encountered anywhere. The owners live nearby and are immaculate with every detail. The owner is very concerned about the guests. They will go out of their way to make sure that you are having a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Almendra room.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank Daniel r
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

This is our second time staying at this place.
It is very private and perfect for a getaway.
Rooms are clean and cozy. Everything you need is in the room.
Walk out to the beach, swim in a private pool, watch the surfers... just relaxing. One of my favorite places

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank dkmom888
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

The staff was great and the hotel was perfect. The property feels very private, although it is in a very central location. There is also a restaurant on site with great bartenders and a nice seating area to enjoy the ocean. We will certainly return.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Libby B
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

I knew I would like El Sitio after visiting the web site and making the reservation, but my wife wasn't sure....until we arrived and saw the beach, and our room, the Almendra Suite. Then she fell in love with the place. Very nice beach style room with A/C, great bed, nice bathroom, but the huge terrace overlooking the pool, beach, and amazing Venao waves made it. You could live on that terrace and never get tired of the view or the sound of the incessant waves. And just overall El Sitio is great, casual, relaxing, super nice staff, and a well-run operation. The restaurant is excellent, and the bar is one of those perfect beach bars you dream of when you go on vacation. Special thanks to Alessandra, a lively, always smiling, bartender who mixes a mean cocktail, and who also works in reception. A pleasure to see that sort of dedicated staff member. And if you love surfing, which most people who visit Venao do, then the hotel has a great surf shop; boards and boogies for sale or rent, and a very nice selection of beach clothing. Want a surf lesson, just sign up.

Room Tip: If the Almendra Suite or one of the other suites with large terraces are available, book it
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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