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Hotel Vela Bar

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San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great service at front desk and during breakfast. Location is the best and the hotel is new. Nice food is found near by and the guys from service are just super helpful. Breakfast is included and is more than you expected. Pool is small but it is ok for the size of the hotel.

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Muchas gracias Roberto por otorgarnos la máxima calificación. Es un honor haberle servido de la mejor manera. Esperamos nos tenga...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice clean place with a small but clean pool. The breakfast was amazing and Rodrigo made sure we had all that we needed. All of the workers at the hotel were so helpful and they spoke English. I would highly recommend this place to stay. No car needed. Walk to the park and beach and take a bus to...

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

Dear Sheryl. You are one of this kind of customers we do not want them to go, thank you for letting us be part of your experience in Costa Rica. We hope to have you back in your next trip. Have a nice trip to Panama.

London
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was so sad to leave this hotel. As we were there in their low season, they offered very good rates for us. My friend and I were treated so well, nothing was too much trouble. All the staff at the reception and in the breakfast bar were the best. The room was great, clean and comfortable. I stayed 3...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su agradable comentario. Es un gusto saber que su estadía fue muy placentera y que la atención...

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A really good place to stay! The rooms are quite comfortable and spacy. The pool is neatly done, as well as the lightning at nights. Good breakfast, nice people, who definitely care about their guests Defintely worth going!

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

Thank you Eva, We are more than glad that our place was up to your expectations, this is very important to us. Please contact us for your next trip to Costa Rica, our door are always open. Best regards

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in an excellent location as it's really near to the national park and the beach. Our room was in a new building, it was nice, modern, clean & a good size. It was great to to have a swimming pool to cool off in and I would really recommend this hotel.

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

Thank you natalie for your nice comment. Our goal is to have this kind of reviews always, that is why we work hard every day to keep the hotel in excellent conditions. Please recommend us with friends a family, we really appreciate it!!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the hotel vela bar. The hotel is really agreeable with nice room, each with its own private terrace and large bathroom. In the morning you have breakfast by the nice swimming pool, surrounded by an exotic garden! The staff were extremely nice and helpful, and helped us book our tour with trusted guides etc....

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. All our staff is happy to see excellent comments like this in trip advisor. Our location is definitely the best and also the rooms and staff, as a manager of this beautiful spot I promise to work harder to keep this hotel in the best positions. Have a nice day.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and was pleasantly surprised with how modern the rooms were. Nicely painted white and all recently upgraded. The room was spacious and bathroom great. The views of the forest and garden were also great. Also got to see some wildlife hanging around on occasions. The breakfast was the best we had in Costa Rica...

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

It is so great to receive this kind of comments not only because it helps to understand the needs of our customers but also because it motivates us to keep up with the great service which is very important this days, thank you very much for taking the time to review our property and write such nice opinion. We look...

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The hotel was completely renovated about a year ago and it shows. The room was clean, updated with very nice bedding, linens, and modern look. I wish we had more days there and we enjoyed the pool every day to cool off. Very serviceable restaurants nearby too.

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VelaBar, General Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Very grateful for the way you have described to us, we regret that you did not have more days available to continue enjoying the pool and surroundings. We hope to see you here in the future.

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Took a chance on this place (never having been to this area before). It is perfectly located a very short walk from the entrance to Manuel Antonio Park. You can park your car for free at the hotel...you really can't get much closer. Reception was very nice and we arrived way to early for check in...at 10am...but, they gave us...

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

Thank you mekulisch for your excellent description of the rooms and service you got during your stay. In low season is easy to have rooms ready early and there is no reason why we have to make you wait. Our Junior rooms are in front of the street but as you says there is no problem with the noise, even...

Santa Margarita, California
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great vacation !! This was my first trip to Costa Rica. I understand why so many Americans relocate here. The country, the people and the culture is so beautiful. We are planning on coming back soon and spending at least a month !!

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Greetings from Hotel Vela Bar. Thank you for your nice words about our culture and people. Now you can understand why many people say we are the happiest people in the world. We hope to see you again!

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  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • 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 Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: €83 - €203 (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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“We had a superior room with outside sitting area facing pool. Very nice room. ”
Irene1927, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stairs to rooms in the back with a balcony. Other opinions without stairs are available. Monkeys made up for a few stairs.”
Beachtraveler29576, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Not sure about the others but my room no. 15 next to the pool was perfect. ”
FredaJ, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had the newer rooms overlooking the street. They were very nice,...private balcony per room, great beds and AC. (rooms 4,5,6 and 7) ”
MichaelA291, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be good quality”
17debraf, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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