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Palmer, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

The perfect beach location, but the rooms were just average. For the money I did not expect anymore, except perhaps hot water in the shower. Room was a good size and clean, housekeeping did a good job, the bed was not very comfortable. Bathroom was a little small. Overall it is nice and I would consider staying again.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

My son and I traveled to this area, beach and hotel at the spur of the moment. We could not have been more pleased. An easy trip from a great new airport (LIA) and front and center at a great beach. Our stay at El Velero was highlighted by a staff that was waiting for us, excited to meet us... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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204 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

This is excellent location , right on the beach of Playa Hermosa. Unfortunately, we did not get a room facing the beach. When you book, ask for the rooms facing the beach, which I had not done so. The room had 2 queen beds. I understand most rooms had such arrangement. It was ample in size. The bathroom was adequate,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

It was so hard to leave this sweet spot on Playa Hermosa. We sayed for only 4 days, and fell in love with this beach. This hotel is the perfect size, and most importantly, right on the beach. You literally walk out throught the outdoor restaurant to the beach. The restaurant is very good, the waiters outstanding, the desk service... More 

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Leawood, Kansas, United States
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We loved everything about El Velero. It is a fun, casual hotel RIGHT ON THE BEACH with a WONDERFUL staff. This is not a five star hotel, but it has five star qualities and five star people. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful. The front desk helped plan our day trips, including making phone calls, providing directions, and arranging guides... More 

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1 Thank Laurie M
North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

You are not a high maintenance traveler, you'll love El Velero. When arriving to Playa Hermosa, our original accommodations were closed for renovations without telling us beforehand. El Velero got us into a room immediately. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Restaurant on sight, and it is on the beach! Thank you El Velero!

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Sunnyvale, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

Great hotel and restaurant. Right on the beach. Have been going here for 10 years. Staff all the same. Staff great. Owner great. There are plenty of fancy places. There are plenty of trendy places. This place has good food. Close to beach and wonderful staff.

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Dunnville, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

Hello from RickyMoe in Canada. Loved my last visit and can't wait to come back again. Thanks for the great food and entertainmnent. And most of all the wonderful attentive fun staff. The sunsets are always wonderful!!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located right on the beach and the beach in playa hermosa is very nice. The hotel is nice but nothing exceptional especially for the price we paid. The rooms are basic but they have AC. Staff was helpful but with an attitude that kills the mood quite a bit. They have a swimming pool, but it is... More 

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Tacoma WA
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103 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Ok, I'll repeat: Great location and value. Two most important reasons to consider this little hotel. On the beach. Cheap. But: Older place, not fancy. Restaurant on site, but not very good food. Rooms are comfy but not fancy. Toilet clogs so must not put tissue in the bowl. Mosquitos in the room kept us awake at night. Public sitting... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel El Velero

Address: #1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: RM388 - RM527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
El Velero Hotel
El Velero Playa Hermosa
Hotel El Velero Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Playa Hermosa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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“upper floors for views”
 of 5 bubbles 140jess, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room # 211 or 212 sea veiw”
 of 5 bubbles 925rangas, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I'm not sure if I would opt for the ocean view room. There really isn't much of a view”
 of 5 bubbles herekittyOhio, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Not sure any rooms have a beach view”
 of 5 bubbles bhdsegura, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are only 2 rooms facing the beach. Try to get one of those.”
 of 5 bubbles friscdag, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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