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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the newer rooms facing the street on the second floor and enjoyed. While the view over looking the street wasn't great the room was good size, comfortable and clean with a good balcony to hang out on. The bed was comfortable and our room afforded good privacy. All of the staff were helpful, personable and...

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Effingham, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has been going through improvements the last year and they have done a great job. Manuel Antonio is crowded with tourists. The beach crowd is out of control with skidoos at high speed running through people trying to swim in the ocean. This hotel while close to the craziness allows you to escape the madness entirely. It is...

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Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We parked the car and didn't move it for 3 days. Rooms are nicely done. Beautiful grounds. Walk to Manual Antonio is maybe 5 minutes. Beach the same distance. Breakfast is near the pool. Restaurants are also walking distance.

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Visalia, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at Hotel Vela Bar in January. I was very pleased with the location of the hotel, within feet of the entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park, the main beach, restaurants and gift shops. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They were very attentive to our requests, always answered our questions and gave us helpful tips. The hotel...

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Sheffield
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I left the hotel almost a week ago, I have considered how best to describe the excellent experience there. Location - this could not be better. Only a few metres of easy walking from the delightful main beach ( don't miss the sunsets). Similarly, very close to the entrance to the Parque, yet so unbelievably quiet and peaceful. I...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Querida Jayne. Agradecemos profundamente que usted haya sacado unos minutos de su valioso tiempo para escribir un excelente comentario sobre...

Mariestad, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked at room with two separate beds. When we saw the nom it was an awful smell of mould. We said No thanks could not stay here..well it finally resulted in an other room. The staff was absolutely great !! Could not have any more helpful! Thank very much!. The garden was very nice and you wake up...

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

Hello Annbe20. Thank you for writing this review about our staff even though you experience at check in was not the best at the beginning. We always try to give the best service. Have a great day

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location (it's close to MA national park), good rooms (it was rebuilded), nice pool (it was warm & clean), good service (their staffs were willing to help with everything), we had a great time there!

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

Thank you poebechange. Please recommend us with friends and family. Have a nice trip back home.

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located hotel with lovely staff. Our room was very bright and clean with a large balcony. There was a great breakfast buffet. Lovely grounds that are well kept by the grounds crew. Close to the park and the beach.

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Muchas gracias Erin por su comentario. Nos esforzamos cada día por dar el mejor servicio. Agradecemos que nos haya escogido...

Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best features are: 1) easy walk to Park entrance, 2) surrounded by excellent restaurants, 3) easy walk to municipal beach with lots of activities. We never moved our car during our 3-day stay. Best to go to the national park early in the morning and come back for lunch -- no food allowed in the park. Take swim suits with...

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Dear greatcook60. First of all we appreciate your vacation time with us. Thank you for letting the people know all the details about how was your stay here. Please recommend us with some friends and family. See us in your next trip to Costa Rica.

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very happy that we booked this hotel. It was a quiet oasis in an area that was quite busy during the week-end that we visited. We were thrilled that we did not have to drive. We simply walked to the park and then, in the other direction, to the beach. The staff was incredibly helpful and considerate. The...

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

Dear Rhodyd. How beautiful is to know we were chosen by you from many options in Manuel Antonio. Thank you for trusting our staff to help you by arranging the activities you did, We are more than glad you had a wonderful time with us. Have a great day.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: €92 - €195 (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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“The back rooms, although older, may be quieter during the day as they are further from the street. But I don't know this for certain. The street noise wasn't really bothersome to us but it may be to someone sensitive to traffic noise during the busy part of the day.”
 of 5 bubbles douglasp741, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 10 and 11 allow for a great view of the jungle and are tucked away and private.”
 of 5 bubbles LovetoTravel777_12, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a renovated room.”
 of 5 bubbles 296ErinL, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 14 was away from everything. All the rooms seemed quiet. It is a quiet place.”
 of 5 bubbles rhodyd, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“i really enjoyed doing the Catamara tour ,they serve drinks and food and it is really relaxing. Dont forget that on mondays Manuel Antonio Park is closed.”
 of 5 bubbles camilav913, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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