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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 14 December 2015

There's not a whole lot going on in Playa Hermosa, so walking on the beach or bobbing in the gentle bay are the main activities. The beach has a dark, sticky sand that is not easy to get off. This hotel sits directly on the beach with its restaurant situated in a pretty, covered patio. The whole place has a...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We booked the hotel for one night and were very much looking forward to our stay. When we arrived in Playa Hermosa, we realized we were at another Playa Hermosa - 3.5h north of the hotel. We called Mike, the owner, and he very kindly cancelled our reservation and waved the cancellation fees. What a gentleman! We hope to make...

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Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2015

enjoyed perfect beach-side dining at sunset on the Pacific, with a very generous sized BBQ Surf & Turf brochette of fish, filet mignon, chicken breast & shrimp with tasty veggies, garlic butter & nicely baked potato. My husband had a full plate of zesty, finger-licking BBQ spare ribs with similar sides. Service was very friendly & attentive.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I chose this hotel mainly because of the location and the reviews of how friendly and welcoming the staff and owner were, and I have to say that my expectations were comfortably exceeded on both accounts. First and foremost, I was looking for a place right on a beach that would have calm waters and be perfect for swimming. Hotel...

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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We aren't "resort" people; we're stay where it feels like home people and El Velero did not disappoint. A small hotel where the staff quickly knows your name, you get to know them and vacationers socialize sitting outside on the beach. Our waiter became our go-to guy setting up excursions we wanted to do and answering any questions we had....

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Picton, Canada
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Excellent value for this hotel with a private beach on Playa Hermosa. The food is top notch and on the bbq nights (Wed. and Sat.) we had some of the best food we had EVER eaten. From the minute we checked in Mike and his staff bent over backwards to ensure we enjoyed our stay. A little slice of paradise...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 September 2015

We stayed at El Velero five years ago and were happy to find our second stay was as wonderful as our first. The rooms are clean and simple, but what makes this place is the location and the staff. Janet, Joshua, Luis and Rafael were just as friendly and helpful as we found them the first time. The fact that...

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We have been going to this hotel for almost 10 years now. It did have a few minor issues as the owner was dealing with health issues but he is back in shape and so is this hotel. Mike is really taking the time to ensure this hotel is up to snuff, they just replaced all the beds and bedding...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The architecture and design of this older hotel set on the Playa Hermosa beach add quite a bit of charm, but it does need a little TLC. It rained heavily the second night of my stay and both beds received a lot of water dripping. The AC takes a little while to cool the room down but then it's quite...

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Boston
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Very affordable and right on a beautiful beach. We stayed for 10 days and I liked it more and more each day. I have to say that initially I was surprised it had such a high ranking on TA, but after the first day I got it. It has a great laid back, beach bum feel. As soon as you...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: €93 - €122 (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, Guanacaste
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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“book well in advance”
 of 5 bubbles _pauld5796, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room with a beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles CdnBackpacker, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only ate here.”
 of 5 bubbles 783JAMESD783, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I don't think there is a bad room in the place. We were on the second floor and it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles patsdahlia, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms but there are very few of them”
 of 5 bubbles canadian-eh777, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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