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Playa Hermosa 60111 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
Baggage storage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Hiking
Snorkeling
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Highchops wrote a review 6 Aug
Austin, Texas73 contributions7 helpful votes
The Hotel seems run down... The window had a gap to let mosquitos roam in and have a bite and leave. I'm sure we tasted better than the palatable food at best, Way over priced... They have bad practice of kicking people who even stay at hotel out of the dining area after you finish your food, so make sure you leave something on your plate.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gary D wrote a review 3 Aug
Saint Paul, Minnesota9 contributions3 helpful votes
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This staff, especially Joshua , are THE BEST staff I have ever experienced in all my 45 years of travel!! I thought I was a celebrity. Joshua had a cold beverage waiting for me after he recommended an awesome fishing trip! He lined up ‘Freddy “ who knows the bay like the back of his hand! We caught rooster fish within 15 minutes and then went snorkeling and then a secluded beach!! On the way back he stopped at another of his secret spots and my daughter caught a 70lb rooster fish!! I hate to brag this place up so much cuz I probably won’t be able to get a room after this but these staff people need this acclamation!! Thank you Joshua, Genaro, Luis and everyone else!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: You will love this place!!
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Kapil wrote a review 2 Aug
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We stayed in a room on the second floor for 2 nights. Room was airy , tall ceilings, and clean. Bathroom was a bit tight in space but everything functioned well. The AC was fabulous and the ceiling fan was good to have. Screens on the bathroom window were helpful in keeping the mosquitos out. The hotel is conveniently located - close to Liberia airport and it’s right on the Hermosa beach. The ocean is great, calm water, and the beach had lots of locals on the weekend creating a really nice atmosphere. The restaurant has great good and the drinks are good. The staff is very friendly and helped me rent a car , when most rentals had sold out. We even returned to stay one additionally night on the way out of CR, We decided to spend one last night on the beach before catching our flight in the morning rather than stay at an airport hotel !
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Renee M wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location right on the gorgeous beach. Rooms were clean and the restaurant on the property was very accommodating with meal requests. A/C worked great. There was a bit of a mix-up regarding our down payment and balance when we checked in, so it is worth it to double check to make sure it is correct. There was a lovely open air common area on the second floor with tables and couches that overlooked the beach. We found the Pescado Loco bar/restaurant across the street to watch the local futbol game. So fun! We would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Karen wrote a review Jun 2022
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I've stayed at this hotel 6 times! The service and food are fantastic. The location is perfect, right on the beach. The staff really takes care of you. They can arrange any day trips for you. Best vacation stay ever.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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B Mitchell wrote a review Jun 2022
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I simply can't say enough great things about this place! You can't beat the location, approximately 20 mins from Liberia airport. This hotel is located footsteps from the ocean and within walking distance to several restaurants. The hotel offers a bar/grill as well. You can't beat the service; nightly specials (red snapper is amazing). Everything is very reasonably priced. Joshua, Louis and Gabby were all so accommodating. By the end of the trip, they seem like family. The rooms are well kept: clean, cold air conditioning and hot showers. Housekeeping is impeccable and performed daily. Depending on your view, you can see howler monkeys in the trees. I can't wait to return!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michael M wrote a review Jun 2022
24 contributions31 helpful votes
When planning our trip we looked at everything from the Weston to ARBNB’s and then we came across a place that was listed for under $100 per night right on the beach. Not going to lie I was pretty skeptical. But we read the reviews and decide this place was worth a shot. Best vacation decision I have ever made. This is not a 5 star resort but what it is, is a 5 star 3.5 star motel. 20 something rooms on 2 stories with large rooms. They have a fridge and a microwave. They tell you it takes 3-5 minutes to get hot water but we ALWAYS had it. Bathroom is a little small but we knew that and took a hanging toiletry bag that made up for it. The front desk was amazing helped set up some amazing excursions and recommend someone to do our laundry. Thanks Gaby you are special. Housekeeping was performed everyday and did above average job to include some towel art. We left iPads and other devices out and never had any problems. The bartender's/waiters are what made this place great. They remember who you are and what you are drinking. We would ask for something to be done a little different than on the menu and they would run it by the kitchen staff and we were never disappointed. The bar and food items were all priced very reasonable. Try the whole red snapper on their BBQ nights. The wife tried a steak one night and it was cooked to perfection. The ocean is at your front door it honestly couldn’t be any closer. The beach was never crowded very relaxing. We used their pool a few times great place to sit and cool off. Did I mention the bar sits right next to the pool maybe 10 feet away. We always had a drink in our hands. Know that you will need some bug spray. We used deet and it worked great to keep those flies and misquotes at bay. They were not bad more of an annoyance. We never had a problem with them in our room. The one thing they could do to improve was to get some lie flat lounge chairs. Maybe more of a personal taste I just like to lie on my stomach and you could not do that with their chairs. Here is my recommendation. We would come back to this place again and again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed in room 206 it was one of the only rooms that didn’t have sky lights into the hallway. ...
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Silvia D wrote a review Jun 2022
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I traveled to this area to look at houses for sale and asked the realtor for a recommendation, and was given this hotel. Not being a chain, was not sure what to expect. Pleasantly surprised for sure. Loved that I could be enjoying dinner or a glass of wine while hearing the ocean waves - very relaxing. The room was very clean minus the mosquitos. However, the front desk helped with providing bug spray but mosquitos love me and I did not escape with a few bites. Accidentally forgot my earbuds and the hotel is returning to me back in the states and when I reached out to them, they were so pleasant on the phone and treated me as an old friend.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Gabriel O wrote a review May 2022
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Playa hermosa is a charming tiny beach with a great sunset. Thought there are not many hotels to choose from, I really liked our stay in El Velero. The staff is welcoming, the food is delicious and the accommodations are nice. If you are crossing the pacific beaches and looking for a place to stay, it definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dennis F wrote a review Apr 2022
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Our stay was perfect and everyone was friendly and kind. The rooms were clean and very comfortable and the food was outstanding. The best of all were the entire staff and how they made you feel like you knew them forever. We wi return to this hidden treasure. The new owners are very humble and truly there to make your stay memorable.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$107 - US$108 (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), Embassy Club de Artes (0.3 km), and Paw House Roasters (0.8 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.