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Dade City, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of choices right by the park...so glad we chose Vela Bar after seeing in person!!! ..thoughtfully laid out with gardens thoughout the grounds for beauty and privacy. Spotlessly clean, You can clearly see the pride they take in this hotel. Comfy beds, so convienent (we rented a car and drove in from San Juan...never got back in it till...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear valued customer. How fortunate we are to read you have chosen us in between many other hotels around. It was a pleasure to have you here, we appreciate the words you have used to describe our place and location. We hope to be in your list in the next trip to Costa Rica.

Chelmsford uk
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel could do with a bar but apart from that it was pretty much perfect,the staff were especially helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them .Breakfast was lovely and the location of the hotel was good too,situated between the national park and the beach(and what a beach)

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear Andrew. We want to thank you for taking your time and write this review of our place. Perfect is probably a huge word for describing us, but we always try to get close to it. Let me tell you and the future customers that we haven´t finish the hotel yet, in the next months we are building the second...

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason this is poor: The room had mold due to poor ventilation. The doors did not automatically lock. Concierge appeared to be bothered when asked questions. There is a bathroom basket to put your toilet paper which is common in Costa Rica. However the lid was broken and stained. Lastly, there was fly larva living in the shower. :-(...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear Aaron M After reading this review we want to apologize for those issues in your room. I went by myself and check the room you have stayed here and to be 100% honest I didn´t find any mold in the room, you and some other people complain about the bad ventilation but as you saw there is a big...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent time here. This small hotel is in the perfect location just meters away from the park and meters away from the beach. Rooms are clean modern and new, while breakfast is nothing short of amazing. The staff here definitely deserve the 5 star rating

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Muy Buenos días Secrettttravel. Reciba un saludo desde el caluroso Manuel Antonio, muchas gracias por su crítica acerca de nuestra...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel; the one and only hotel we stayed in during our Costa Rican holiday that was actually modern with all the amenities. Although modern, it still has charm and it's a good price point. Hotels are expensive in Costa Rica - in fact, everything is expensive in Costa Rica (or may be I should say, not cheap). A really...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Good Morning BAChistie. Greetings from Hotel Vela Bar. I just came to work and I open this review while I was having a cup of coffee and definitely made my day. Since Costa Rica changes coffee and bananas for turism some years ago, prices have been raising up, specially here in Manuel Antonio, but also I have to say that...

Bergerac, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms very noisy. During our stay a lot of work was done in the hotel, where it was no longer possible to sleep ... We had to leave the hotel and the manager did not want to refund us. I do not recommend !

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Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm glad I read the reviews here and chose to stay at the Hotel Vela Bar. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Nice grounds and a nice breakfast buffet next to the pool. They also would cook up some eggs to order. The staff at the front desk were really helpful. What makes this really a great choice is it's location....

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear Domer90mom As a Manager of this charming spot I also like to read the reviews posted by our costumers and also print them out to show to all our employees. This new stage of hotel Vela Bar is giving us excellent results, not only in money terms, I mean in happy customers and better reputation. We want to thank...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Vela Bar over Christmas. We liked the adults only policy and the small size of the hotel. (20 rooms). Our room was extremely comfortable...great bed, air conditioning, small refrigerator and nice bathroom. The room also has a safe for your valuables. The property is extremely well maintained and clean. We stayed in a room next to...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear betsyveal. First of all thank you for choosing us as you destination in Manuel Antonio. This is a perfect place for making friends, as you says, due to small property is virtually imposible not to make any friend here, this is one of the reasons why our property is Adults only. Thank you for your review, we really enjoy...

londres
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No doubt this is the best hotel we have stayed in Costa Rica. The hotel is small but beautiful. I believe 20 rooms beautiful decorated. Spotless clean including the gorgeous swimming pool. Breakfast very nice. Staff are all really nice and made our stay special. Location is also perfect as the hotel is located 2 minutes walk from Manuel Antonio...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Dear byakuryu. Thank you for taking your time and write this excellent review You are one of this kind of customers we do not want them to go, thank you for letting us be part of your experience in Costa Rica. We hope to have you back in your next trip. Have a nice trip back home.

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect location for a visit to Manuel Antonio. Two minutes from the park entrance and gardens that back onto the park enabling you to view monkeys from your terrace. Also the added advantage of car parking.

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Thank you drapers_coleorton for taking your time and write this review describing the best of our property. We hope to see you soon in your next trip to Manuel Antonio. Have a great day.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable Beach hotel located in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio Beaches in Puntarenas Quepos, just 200 meters from the entrance to the most visited Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park, characterized by beautiful beaches, stunning National Park views, incredible sunsets, where you can admire a unique nature, few steps to admire the beauty of a troop of titi monkeys, or delight your ears with the murmur of the howler monkeys or the acrobatics of white face monkeys, in order flora and fauna within your reach in a natural setting. Come, enjoy it and remember Costa Rica is "PURA VIDA" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Vela Bar

Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: £98 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vela Bar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“We choose a less expensive room, so a room upgrade may remedy the issues. ”
 of 5 bubbles Aaronmuir81, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room was clean and adequately furnished.”
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“The only drawback to this hotel are the monkey jumping on the steel roof so dont choose a top/second floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles V2847VPlauras, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“It isn't a large hotel and all rooms should be equally convenient.”
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“Newly refurbished rooms are spacious, modern with large balcony and A/C, accessed from the ground floor ramp.”
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