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Cochrane, Canada
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We spent 4 nights here in November 2015 in a Junior King Room. We arrived in the pouring rain and the staff helped us out with getting our bags and parking our vehicle. They also lent us an umbrella. They were very accommodating throughout our entire stay. The room was extremely clean and had nice finishing touches. The shower was...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I don't think you can find a friendlier staff in all of Costa Rica. I even left my phone charger behind and they mailed it to me. The location is hard to head to beat for those who want to spend their days in Manuel Antonio National Park. I enjoyed the balcony in the junior suite and especially appreciated the...

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 12 October 2015

When you mention Manuel Antonio in a sentence, immediately you think in nature and beauty, the Hotel Vela Bar is located in the middle of everything, very convenient, near to the National Park and the best restaurants. The rooms were recently renewed so you will feel special every night.

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I didn't make a reservation,just randomly walked in. Marco was super helpful and accommodating, very professional. The bed was so comfortable, showers had hot water. I had trouble with the wifi. I thought the walls were thin, as my neighbors t.v. kept me up both nights. Super close to both the beach and manuel antonio park. The backpackers dorm next...

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1Thank max d
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

nice and clean, good location. breakfast probably should be eaten elsewhere however. its practically brand new and construction mentioned in other reviews seems to be over. spatious rooms nice and gentle ac units for the pickiest travellers. no coffee machines is a minus however

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I love this hotel! It is walking distance to the beach, restaurants and Manuel Antonio Park. It is also walking distance from the Tracopa bus stop that we took from San Jose (it stops right at the beach). My friend and I stayed in room 11 which has two double beds on the second floor of a 4 room building...

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5Thank Melanie T
Tampa, FL
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This place is a construction zone. Only 7 units are open. There is no paving to even walk up to the front. It looks scarey. You should NOT go there. Work begins at 8am so you can not sleep in. Ok, now we had a nice unit. They did not honor our 2 bed request. They did not give us...

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buenas tardes muchas gracias por sus comentarios. Es cierto que estamos en obras de construcción y los trabajos empiezan a...

Reviewed 25 July 2015

Do not book. This was easily the worst hotel management and service I have ever experienced. Even though the website states that the hotel is undergoing some construction, this does not do justice to what you will encounter when you arrive. I wish that I had taken pictures to upload. From the street, all you see is the frame of...

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Gracias por los comentarios En ningún momento hemos dado una información incorrecta, en los diferentes medios donde nos promocionamos damos...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights. Location is perfect. ~3 minute walk away from the main beach and the entrance to Manuel Antonio. Just far enough away to be fairly quiet, but an easy walk to both. Hotel is under construction, which we didn't know about prior to booking/arrival. The advertised breakfast wasn't available when we stayed due to the construction....

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios Esperamos terminar muy pronto con las obras de construccion para asi brindar el 100% de...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We should have known from check-in. From misleading information about breakfast, which they do *not include*, to heavy construction on site (jackhammers, nail guns, shouting, etc) we felt disrespected and like we were being gained on. Squirrel monkeys in courtyard though. Deberíamos haber sabido durante la recepción. Desde información engañosa sobre desayuno, lo que no se incluya, hasta construcción pesada...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: €115 - €194 (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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