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Hotel Vista de Olas

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This was the first time I visited Costa Rica, and the only negative would be that I couldn't stay longer! This family owned hotel was so incredibly welcoming- the staff, the views, and the excursions was like something out of a movie. My boyfriend and I went to celebrate his birthday and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect...

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Let me tell you about this place man. This was honestly the best hotel I've been to and trust me I've been to a lot. First from when we got picked up at the airport by the son customer service was at its high and it did not stop even after we checked out the hotel. The hotel owner Roger...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The view is very nice . But!!!! You pay 20 $ to "spend" and in the moment you order cocktail and a main dish you need to pay more! 10 $for one cocktail and we ordered rib eye steak and it was soooo bad. The waiter making the stake, I ask for medium and I got a shoe taste. You...

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We loved Hotel Vistas de Olas. Beautiful views with infinity pool and fabulous sunsets. We loved our casita. The staff were so engaging and helpful with great, fun tours. Hope to go back soon! Thank you, Roger.

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I absolutely loved my experience at Hotel Vista de Olas! The owners were friendly and helpful-they gave us honest opinions and answers to our questions. The excursions were exciting (ATV tour to the waterfalls, zip lining, fishing trip). We caught a few fish and they held them for us until we were ready for dinner. The owners treated us like...

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Manassas, Virginia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stopped by here 2 times last week to enjoy the sunset. Very laid back bar with an infinity pool and a fantastic view of the surf, beach and sunset. You put down a $16 deposit as you enter. As you order your drinks they are deducted from that fee Pretty decent mixed drinks. Never tried the food. The reason...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We came to Costa Rica and we couldn't have made a better decision. The hotel and staff are wodnerful! Room service was great, the resort was clean and vibrant, the villas were authentic and well appointed. The staff was accommodating and worked with us to schedule activities. The pool was great for watching sunsets, pool parties. I wish I could...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We came here just to watch the sunset over the ocean. You had to pay 8000 colones which you could spend towards drinks. The pool area was really relaxed. The facilities were great and the staff really friendly. It was a really nice treat, and an extremely good view. If you arrive by bike, I'd recommend leaving bikes at the...

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Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I had an amazing time staying here during our honeymoon. Their staff is super friendly, their food and cocktails are delicious, loved the vibe and the layout of the property. They have amazing ocean and sunset views, really nice ATV's you can rent and the owner/ unofficial concierge Roger knows all the best activities to do in...

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel by far was the most intimate hotel that I stayed at with my girlfriend. The staff was very friendly and the owners was in touch with each customer. It actually felt like family for the week that I stayed there. If you're looking for peace and quiet along the coast of Costa Rica this is definitely the spot...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vista de Olas is a refined hotel in Mal Pais perched on top of a peaceful hill. From this vantage point our guests are treated to sweeping views of Mal Pais and watch the most memorable sunsets. The hotel offers 6 sumptuous, secluded deluxe villas with ocean view, AC, open-sky bathroom, and private porch. Hotel amenities include fast WLAN, a luxurious infinity pool and jacuzzi, pool lounge, and the best BBQ restaurant in Mal Pais. ... more   less 

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Address: Vista de Olas Dr. | Mal Pais de Cobano Apto.#93, Mal Pais 5361, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: €180 - €230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vista de Olas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Vista De Olas Mal Pais
Hotel Vista De Olas Costa Rica/Mal Pais
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Mal Pais
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
#4 Family Hotel in Mal Pais
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