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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely peaceful stay here , great facilities in an ideal location to walk to the park or the beach etc etc. Ask at reception for discount vouchers for local restaurants - the tapas one was nice. Friendly helpful staff.

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

Thank you for your review john h. We always want to give the best of us, thank you for choosing us as your destination. Cheers!!

Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly enjoyed my two nights at your hotel. The location is great, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and the rooms were nice as well. The check-in and check-out process was easy and the breakfast was nice as well.

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

Greetings from Vela Bar Adult´s Only Hotel, Thank you for taking 5 minutes and write an excellent review. It is important for us to know that you like everything of our beautiful place. Kind regards

Cobourg, Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent location. Five minute walk to the beach. Five minute walk to Manuel Antonio park. There is also a public bus to take you down the road to Quepos past all sorts of bars restaurants and shops, if you wish. There is no bar or restaurant in the hotel but there are lots of choices in the area. The front...

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VelaBar, Director General at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Hello from all the entire staff of our charming place we want to thank you so much for taking your time and write such excellent review about Hotel Vela Var Adult´s Only. Thank you for letting us be part of your wonderfull experience in Manuel Antonio. Is greatful to know that our costumers really enjoy Vela Bar.

Northern WIsconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel based on it's location to the Park (walking distance even for us old folks), and it's price. We were greeted by a super friendly bi-lingual staff, and even though we arrive WAY before check-in, they happily offered to keep our bag in storage until we came back from our afternoon tour. We actually got back to...

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VelaBar, Director General at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Good afternoon and a friendly greeting from the staff of theVela Bar Hotel r. We are glad to know that your stay with us at the hotel was to your liking. Our objective is to give a 100% service in quality, comfort etc. Being a small hotel our service is more personalized and we are waiting to satisfy all the...

Washington DC, Distrito de Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay. I loved the location, super near the Park and the beach, as well. I would highly recommend staying there. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The room was great. Breakfast was excellent.

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

Greetings from Vela Bar Adult´s Only Hotel, Thank you for taking 5 minutes and write an excellent review. It is important for us to know that you like everything of our beautiful place. We want to be in your list of the best hotels ever.

Lisbon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excelent price/quality, very nice personal, good breakfast, good location down near the beach. The old rooms are quite typical, the new ones smaller but more modern and confortable. Also near El Sol, a god place to have dinner by the beach.

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

Thank you for taking your time and write a nice review of our place and El Sol Restaurant. It will be a pleasure to have you back in our hotel next time. Have a nice day

Humboldt Co. CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vela Bar is near the beach and most activity in Manuel Antonio. Easy walking distance to the park or the beach with restaurants and other activities nearby. The rooms are very modern and comfortable with all amenities. Despite the central location it was quiet and private. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. This is a good place to...

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VelaBar, General Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Saludos calurosos desde Manuel Antonio. Agradecemos mucho su comentario, nos sentimos muy felices de que su estancia fuera tan agradable,...

Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In celebration of my birthday, we were upgraded to one of the newly re-furbished rooms which used to accommodate the bar. I was surprised and overwhelmed with gratitude that they had provided a special gift in the room, birthday card and decorated the towels. We had quite a spacious balcony veranda. This was one of the first hotels we stayed...

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

Dear RickySus, from all the entire staff of our charming place we want to thank you so much for taking more than 10 minutes and write such excellent review about Hotel Vela Var Adult´s Only. Thank you for letting us be part of your wonderfull experience in Manuel Antonio. Many people who stayed here before and also new customers like...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just steps from the entrance of Manuel Antonio Park, great location, good beds and clean rooms, includes breakfast and has a small pool., could go back. It is well located and has helpful employees. The room is basic but is enough. They got a taxi to take us nearby restaurants.

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

Excellent words for our small lovely place, we much appreciate them. Thank you so much for choosing us!.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So the wife was a little concerned about some of the reviews, but we saw they had improved somewhat. Were we glad we stayed here - walking distance to the park, the hotel hooked us up with a local professional guide who was awesome. The sparkling clean pool was very refreshing after a toasty walk in the national park. The...

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

Dear David. We are very grateful that you have chosen the hotel by some reviews in T.A, we have been working with many desire, love and dedication to be on the list of the top 10 hotels in the area and thanks to this effort we have made it in less than one year . We are pleased that you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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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“Newly refurbished rooms are spacious, modern with large balcony and A/C, accessed from the ground floor ramp.”
 of 5 bubbles RickySus, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Renovated rooms”
 of 5 bubbles amapolasaenz, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“make sure you get an air conditioned room”
 of 5 bubbles davidbD5120TE, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the second floor or inner rooms. Main floor (room 1)is too close to main desk. ”
 of 5 bubbles ArmandL902, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is an adults only hotel so it is super quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles GK851, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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