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Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 28 December 2014

We went straight to Hotel El Velero from the Liberia airport when we arrived to Costa Rica this month. I couldn't have picked a better landing place if I tried. The location is spectacular. RIGHT on the beach. Very chill atmosphere. The kids loved playing in the pool almost more than the beach. The only downside to the hotel was...

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Ottawa
Reviewed 9 December 2014

If you want a quiet, clean and picturesque beach, it is tough to beat Play Hermosa, which has so far escaped the intense development that has affected some other beaches in Guanacaste like Playa Tamarindo or Playa Coco. At Hermosa we stayed at the beachside Hotel Velero for two nights, a Saturday and a Sunday. We appreciated the friendly staff...

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4Thank Jonathon_8
Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2014

We travel A LOT, we have gone to the best hotels in Jamaica, Mexico, Bahamas, Greece, Japan, etc. and Costa Rica has been our best vacation ever! (BY FAR!) We stayed at the HOTEL EL VELERO! what a great little hotel! It just has all you need, my kids loved the pool, the hotel is right on the beach! If...

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3Thank Alicia D
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Right on the beach. Great rooms with air conditioning, great hotel and restaurant staff, great food. There is an area to wash off after enjoying a swim in the ocean. We went and checked out other hotels in the area but this was our favorite.

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3Thank lovetotravel179
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We love El Velero, the staff, and the owner, Mike! This is not a fancy hotel, but it is a solid value for your money, and it's full of character. I bring a group of wonderful, well-behaved teenagers each summer, and it is consistently their favorite hotel. We have stayed here more than 10 times, and we've never been disappointed....

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2Thank mbahr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great location on the beach but odd policies and rooms need an update. When we arrived, they could not find our reservation for our 2 rooms until after I showed them the confirmation I rec'd from them when I booked. The bathrooms have no shampoo or conditioner. I thought this was odd so I asked at the front desk and...

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3Thank familyfromphilly10
Golden Lake, Canada
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Good value, good staff...excellent landing spot to begin or end an adventure....well done. I'd end the review there but ta wants at least 200 characters to submit a review and they deserve a good one.

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3Thank davekubi
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I had no idea what to expect and was delightfully surprised. It is right on the beach. Our room was good-sized and very nice bed. The restaurant had good food and the pool was small but adequate, and who needs a pool when you are on a beautiful beach that's made for swimming. It's cheap, too. I'd come back in...

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4Thank sherrygood
Dunnville, Canada
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great time! great place to stay! Nice and clean rooms, great food, clean and safe beach. Good bang for your buck! your buddy RickyMoe wants to say thanks again. Looking forward to visiting this friendly place again :) maybe we will bring more people with us next year.

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1Thank RickyMoe
Dalton GA
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Right on the beach with sunsets that will make you want to never leave, with a cold drink in your hand in a comfortable chair on the beach with your toes in the sand,not a care in the world watching the sun slowly sinking into a golden sea! This is one of those places that you start planning to come...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €83 - €115 (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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“upper floors for views”
 of 5 bubbles 140jess, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room # 211 or 212 sea veiw”
 of 5 bubbles 925rangas, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I'm not sure if I would opt for the ocean view room. There really isn't much of a view”
 of 5 bubbles herekittyOhio, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure any rooms have a beach view”
 of 5 bubbles bhdsegura, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are only 2 rooms facing the beach. Try to get one of those.”
 of 5 bubbles friscdag, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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