Hotel El Velero
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4.0
#4 of 12 hotels in Playa Hermosa
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkeling
Fishing
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 73 out of 100
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Liberia Airport
13.9 km
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Nosara Beach Airport
66.6 km
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles594 reviews
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Hotel El Velero garners high praise for its exceptional service, with guests often highlighting the staff's friendliness and efficiency as key to a pleasant stay. The rooms, while some note are on the smaller side and can be affected by noise, are widely regarded as modern and comfortable. The hotel's vibrant atmosphere, enhanced by live music events, and its prime beachfront location are frequently celebrated by travelers. Guests appreciate the added convenience of beach amenities and consistently commend the hotel's cleanliness. The overall value, considering the location and amenities, is also viewed favorably.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Detailed Reviews
marty185 wrote a review Mar 2024
Portland, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally great experience. From the greeting at reception, to all the restaurant and service staff, everyone went out of their way to make sure that you had a great time. Food was amazing, and the beach is steps away. Breakfast is a must, take advantage of the food and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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B Mitchell wrote a review Jun 2022
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2022
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Andrew wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my fifth time coming back to the El Velero. Each time I arrive I am amazed at the view. You cannot get closer to the beach than this hotel. The beach is clean and the water is safe. The staff are always super friendly and helpful. The owner goes above and beyond to make sure you have a perfect stay. I can’t recommend this hotel enough. Must go!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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CatherineBH wrote a review May 2021
San Diego, California
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 2021
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fisher_eye_lens wrote a review May 2024
Campbell River, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On the bottom floor this time, ceiling not as high, but quiet and pleasant. Staff from front desk to servers to housekeeping all friendly, helpful and efficient and contribute to why we like being there. There has been updating in room and hall was being updated with art while we were there. food good, dining area excellent location (doorstep of beach) and there was live music this time. Familiar faces on staff and a new man at reception who was not only helpful but genuinely nice person to be around. (Hola - solo bueno Ross). Hermosa's proximity to the airport, nice beach and aqua sport are other reasons we return...did i mention the sunsets!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Shari W wrote a review Oct 2022
Issaquah, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time to this hotel but 3rd time traveling to Costa Rica. Absolutely loved it here. Our room was ocean view and the grounds were lovely. Everyone is so nice and helpful and Luis was great! It is in a quiet area on a lovely beach just 22 miles from the Liberia Airport.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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debrick2014 wrote a review Jan 2020
Vernon, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights. Nice room, comfy bed. Staff go above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay. The food is some of the best I have ever had with traditional and continental selections. We lucked in on Taco Tuesday with a band for entertainment
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Gabriel O wrote a review May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ann B wrote a review Jul 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is my third time staying here. The staff, food, beach are top notch! Wake up and you are right on the beach, and the food, outstanding. You feel you are family, and they accommodate all your requests. The excursions are awesome, fishing, waterfalls, jet ski's and massage, it's all awesome. They cooked the fish we caught for dinner, was the best meal. They also have BBQ and Taco night, all I can say is yummy 😋
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Gypsytraveller wrote a review Mar 2023
Kelowna, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 Stars for absolutely everything!
Best cocktails, excellent food, wonderful staff, new furniture, quiet location.
Lots of trees on the beach for much needed shade. The waves are small for easy swimming!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Answer from Alex P
6 contributions
There are lounge chairs for the pool and beach but I'm pretty sure they aren't adjustable
Brooklyn966 asked a question Jan 2021
Edmonton, Canada327 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, Is there free wifi in the rooms? Thanks
Answer from Tammy Smith
Maui, Hawaii24 contributions4 helpful votes
Yes there is😀
Brooklyn966 asked a question Jan 2021
Edmonton, Canada327 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi, Is there free wifi in the rooms? Thanks
Answer from Heidi
Willmar, Minnesota29 contributions28 helpful votes
owner, Mike, is also a fellow Canadian to you
Shana2525 wrote a tip May 2024
199 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking lot was really big if you are driving. Come prepared to just be relaxed and chill at the beach!"
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Mike-from-Rye-NH-USA wrote a tip May 2024
Rye, New Hampshire13 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t expect bleached white sand. The beach is comprised of white sand and fine black volcanic sand. The color range is white to soft grey"
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Mitzi L wrote a tip Apr 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great hotel and beach to stay when arriving or departing Liberia airport, only 25 mins. Plan to enjoy the ocean for a swim. "
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Marion C wrote a tip Apr 2024
14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s a small hotel so book in advance "
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David S wrote a tip Apr 2024
32 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have a fresh water pool that is nice and clean and the beach is literally joining the hotel."
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PRICE RANGE
₱8,528 - ₱8,528 (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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