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Chicago
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I purchased a reservation through groupon and was extremely disappointed to learn that the resort failed to indicate the additional fees involved including $100 transportation fee from the airport 10 minutes away as well as the $100 reservation fee. The advertisement specifies date restrictions, and cancellation policies but none of these required costs. Each person I spoke to gave different...

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mmata76, Director of Sales at Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear KM, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention from our Sales Offices and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff involved,...

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 12 July 2012

The view was lovely but had to take a tram down to the beach. Except for very few restaurants at Playa Hermosa, we had to take a $20 taxi ride to get to Coco Bay where there were more restaurants and shops.Food and drink on the resort plentiful but mediocre. Our room ac barely cooled but we had view, friend's...

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mmata76, Director of Sales at Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Betty W, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention from our Sales Offices and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 July 2012

I am not sure how I feel about Villas Sol, the hotel was okay the one thing that bothered me was that it was too big. The shuttle's were available but I had no idea where to tell them to go. The information wasn't relayed well in regards to where everything is. It took us forever to find water on...

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Dear Trupti T, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff involved, implementing appropriate measures...

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is a large resort with many staff and the activity workers, bar keeps and cleaners are helpful, friendly and polite.  Same cannot be said for the front office staff.  There is a communication problem that is not just language.  We purchased a time share membership here 12 years age and this was our 4th visit.  Making a booking is...

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Dear Wearenowretired, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention from our Sales Offices and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff involved,...

New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 7 July 2012

They don't seem to understand the difference between booking a king size bed vs 2 double beds. We had to ask for 2 days to switch to a room with the king size bed we booked. All inclusive option is probably not worth it, there are lots of good restaurants nearby and the buffet is limited, but good. There are...

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Dear Joe J, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention from our Sales Offices and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff...

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 July 2012

My wife and I were suppose to stay here for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon trip to Costa Rica ... We only stayed 1 night, and no one here seemed to care that we were unhappy and were leaving...I have stayed in hostels throughout Costa Rica for $20 a night that were nicer than this...we had emailed resort...

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Dear Tkknursey13, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff involved, implementing appropriate measures to...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Pros: Spectacular view from our big balcony. That's what I am giving them one star for. Cons: a) The resort is NOT on the beach. As a matter of fact it's nowhere near the beach. You have to drive (but you can't park, as the parking lot is for condominium guests only) or take a shuttle to the beach. b)...

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mmata76, Director of Sales at Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear HotcookNYC, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention from our Sales Offices and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff involved,...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 July 2012

In June 2012 our group of 5 friends traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate our 25th birthdays! We took the hotel's advice and flew into LIberia (instead of San Jose), which was just about a 20 minute cab ride from VIllas Sol. The Villas Sol property is gorgeous and just a short walk or shuttle ride down to the beach,...

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Dear Natasha, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention and I would like to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us about your experience in our Resort, I would you like to let you know that we are working very hard in order to provide the best service...

Troy, New York, United States
Reviewed 1 July 2012

We got a good deal through a Groupon. It was worth the cost for a standard hotel room and meals for four days. However, anything above and beyond food and a room were a fight. They provide a coffee maker and cups, but you have to request the coffee kit. We arranged to receive it every day, but only received...

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Dear Benjamin: Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff involved, implementing appropriate measures to...

Reviewed 25 June 2012

We just got back from a 4 night/5 day stay and we are ready to book our next trip! The view from our hotel room was breathtaking! The room was very comfortable and clean! All of the staff was absolutely amazing - so friendly and helpful! They have shuttles that take you all over the property- it is very hilly!...

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Dear Jensilva1069, Your comments regarding your recent stay in our hotel have been forwarded to my attention and I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for not accomplishing your expectations and to thank you for having taken your valuable time to inform us. We do have been reviewed carefully along with the staff involved in the Food and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is a development of 100% Costa Rican capital located on Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste on the northern Pacific Coast and managed by Promotora La Costa, a pioneer company in tourism development in Guanacaste. We are a 4-star resort, and have a Tourism Sustainability Certification (CST) of the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) and we are affiliated with Resort Condominium International RCI, being the only resort in Central America included in the Gold Crown category granted by this company. We work under an all-inclusive service in 54 deluxe hotel rooms and 109 fully equipped villas of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. With unbeatable view of Papagayo Gulf. Among many alternatives for entertainment and sports offered by Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort, you’ll find a wide variety of activities for all ages - water sports (motorized & non motorized), sport fishing, diving, kayak & jet ski as well as many one day tours that will take you to the many national parks and hide-away beaches in the area surrounding our resort. Our great location makes not only our resort a great destination but also offers a convenient closeness to all major tours and activities taking place in the Guanacaste area and surroundings. Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is a place for all ages and types of vacationer. A great choice for families traveling with children, single travelers, honeymooners, people looking for a relaxing vacation or those looking for fun and excitement. Our friendly, helpful staff welcome all guests with a “PURA VIDA” and a smile & the best service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort

Address: Promotora La Costa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Price Range: RM664 - RM1,608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 160
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Also Known As:
Villas Sol Hotel And Beach Resort
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Playa Hermosa
Hotel Sol Beach
Sol Hotel Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa Sol Hotel
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Playa Hermosa
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“Stay in the hotel! Who needs a kitchen on vacation!”
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“If you can afford a two bedroom villa, go for it. If you're a couple on a budget, demand a hotel room.”
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“The oceanview is best.”
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“Stay near the restaurant. Very hilly.”
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“I told the rooms in the hotel were better”
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