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Hotel El Velero

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#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
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#5 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Massage
Currency exchange
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Hiking
Snorkeling
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Full view
63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
505Reviews30Q+A100Room tips
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Jennifer K wrote a review Jul 2021
Boulder, Colorado5 contributions
Mike and his staff at El Velero hotel made our stay so comfortable. The rooms are extremely clean and there are beach towels to exchange for new ones daily. The atmosphere is very festive, fruit drinks made fresh daily and a fish grill on Wednesday & Saturday nights with the fresh catch was delicious. My son left his favorite teddy bear in the bed by accident and Mike even figured out a way to deliver him to the states. All around a really easy stay and the room price can not be beat!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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CatherineBH wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California204 contributions91 helpful votes
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Highly recommend… My husband and I stayed in this beachfront hotel for four nights and loved it. This is a hidden gem. Mike, the owner, was very friendly and helpful. I corresponded and booked with him directly. He was very responsive to my inquiries and granted my request for an oceanview room. Our room was cute and had a/c and refrigerator. When we arrived, we were welcome with honeymoon heart shaped towels. We were glad that the hotel has a restaurant and we ate there for breakfast and dinner. The restaurant had taco night and BBQ night. The staff was friendly and helpful. We loved watching beautiful sunsets everyday. During our stay, I finally had a relaxing massage thanks to Mike who has many contacts. He also recommended a Captain for our snorkeling trip.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sharonrose21 wrote a review Apr 2021
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Had another amazing vacation at Hotel El Velero! Located right on one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Sunsets, snorkeling, swimming, and boogie boarding are steps from the hotel room. The friendly and hardworking staff went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed or wanted. Mike the hotel owner is very entertaining and knowledgeable. He had all the best advice on what local activities were a must see and do. The food at the hotel is extremely fresh, delicious and authentic! Best tacos ever on Tuesday's! I could hear the monkeys while swimming in the pool. Tropical paradise! My husband and I love it there and cannot wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vincent G wrote a review Apr 2021
Palm Beach, Florida5 contributions3 helpful votes
Beach front!!! The owner and staff are great people and the service is second to none! The food is excellent and the kitchen was very accommodating to my fiancée vegetarian diet. Everything was amazing and we can not wait to return! The only complaint that we had was that the week...went by too fast!! This is an amazing hotel directly on Hermosa Beach, with great food, clean rooms and a hard working staff...If you want a Costa Rican experience...This is your place!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Scooter530 wrote a review Mar 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota34 contributions8 helpful votes
We truly felt like we were in paradise at the El Velero! The location is on an amazing beach. The ocean was clear and warm. Our spacious, clean room was on the 2nd floor. We had everything we needed with a comfortable bed and a refrigerator and microwave. It was very quaint and quiet retreat. The only noises we heard at night were from the howler monkeys close by. The staff was awesome and treated as like family. It was convenient to have a restaurant on-site that served great food: breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a full service bar. The pool looked inviting. We enjoyed the surroundings and walk on the beach daily. The Hotel El Velero is situated near other restaurants so we could take a short walk to visit other places. We stayed in February and the beach was not too busy. With a short drive, there are other resturants and beaches to explore as well as Playa del Coco (less than 30 minute drive) which has an area of shops and restaurants. We planned on staying 2 days and went to other beach towns to explore. After our travels, we decided to go back to the el Velero for an additional 4 nights beause we really enjoyed the hotel, staff and location! Also, under 30 minutes to the Liberia airport. We highly recommend the Hotel El Velero as your starting (and ending) point in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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US$91 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el velero hotel, el velero playa hermosa
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Velero
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Velero?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (0.3 km) and Embassy Club de Artes (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Velero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel El Velero?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Velero?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Velero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Velero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ginger Restaurant Bar, La Casita del Marisco, and Roberto's Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Velero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel El Velero located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Playa Hermosa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel El Velero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel El Velero have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel El Velero accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.