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Hotel El Velero

#1 On the Beach, Playa Hermosa Costa Rica
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#5 of 13 hotels in Playa Hermosa
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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)
Bar / lounge
Currency exchange
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
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
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Heidi wrote a review Jan 2021
Willmar, Minnesota31 contributions9 helpful votes
Our stay at Hotel El Velero for 3 nights was amazing! We upgraded our room to #211 and we are so very glad that we did. We heard the marvelous and mighty ocean all night and awoke to the beautiful view of it's majesty every morning. The rooms are very well kept and clean with plenty of hot water, which seems to be an issue at other properties. The property is right on the beach so no walking blocks to spend a day at the ocean and the restaurant is only feet away so food and refreshments are always conveniently available. Speaking of food; EXCELLENT! We were fortunate to have be at El Velero for both specialty nights; Taco Tuesday and BBQ Wednesday and they were both INCREDIBLE! Great food, Great atmosphere, Great service and Great view! This property can't be beat for the price!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 211 or the other next to it, 212?
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Tammy Smith wrote a review Jan 2021
Maui, Hawaii5 contributions5 helpful votes
Highly suggest and recommend this hotel everything it’s on premises very clean very pleasant The rooms are nice and spacious . Great service and the owner Mike is a wonderful. I was there in November and December
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kevin K wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington91 contributions17 helpful votes
The staff here are all amazing and very helpful. It is an older hotel and in need of some updating, especially the bathrooms, however the proximity to the beach just cannot be beat. If you reserve an upstairs room make sure to be away from the back metal stairway, the stairs vibrate and will wake you up when used. You can use the hotel's lounge chairs and even pull them out onto the beach and one of the staff will serve you drinks there as well! Make sure to bring your hydro flask from home as the bar will fill it daily with filtered water and ice!
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Date of stay: March 2020
mmoose4 wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota70 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed here for five nights and would recommend it to others. It's right on the beach, and for us there's nothing better than being able to go back and forth between beach chairs and the room for hours. The room was what we needed considering we were only in there at night. Great AC, cleaning service, and hot water. The hotel has beach chairs available for guests and lots of shady trees out front. The staff were super nice and helpful. This particular beach is pretty quiet - not too many hotels or restaurants right on the water (which we liked). The hotel has a restaurant and there are several more nearby.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Andrew wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$91 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePlaya Hermosa
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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 centre?
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 enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.