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Hermosa Heights Villas
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fantastic villas at a beautiful beach”
Reviewed 14 July 2010

Hotel Villas Hermosa Heights are the perfect place to stay in the little piece of paradise that is Playa Hermosa! Friends from Washington DC told us about these villas and they are truly gems. We walked right out our door to enjoy the pool (with bar/restaurant); to our left we had the mini-golf then the movie theater and the spa and gym. We watched soccer at the sports bar, but spent most of our time exploring or relaxing on the beach. The beach is breathtaking especially at sundown. It is only a short walk to the beach and make sure you stop to see the monkeys on your way. In addition, the competent and friendly staff made everything so easy and carefree.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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san diego, ca
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Reviewed 28 May 2010

We recently stayed at Villas Hermosa Heights as a group of 40+ people that included about 30 people who worked together and about 12 family members all traveling together. We pretty much took over the place occupying all of the 2-bedroom and a couple of the 3-bedroom villas. In general, our group really enjoyed their stay at the villas. The villas themselves were very tastefully decorated and included a kitchen and washer/dryer (which was key since it poured 2 days we were there!) Most of our group commented that they were new, clean and exceeded people's expectations. People liked the layout and thought the air conditioning worked very well (also key). Personally, I woke up the first morning and saw a monkey on our balcony, which my 2 year old loved.

One thing that you may need to consider are that in many of the villas the second bedrooms are smaller and darker than the master bedroom. If you are traveling with children, this will not be a problem, but if you are two couples in the 2-bedroom villa, one couple is going to feel like they are in the kiddie room. Also, these are more like renting private homes than staying at a hotel. For example, housekeeping was inconsistent for our group. I was staying in a villa with 5 people, but we never received more than 4 bath towels. On the 2nd morning we got a bar of soap for the 1st time. One villa had no shower curtain. Water pressure was a little bit of an issue in a few villas. Because there are no phones in the villas, if you need something, you will have to walk down to the office to request it.

One other thing to note is that only some of the villas have wireless access. There was wireless access at the Ranchita Restaurant by the pool for us. If you need wireless, you may need to confirm that you will have it in advance.

Finally, the pools are awesome with waterslides and a swim up bar. Most of our group really liked the food served at the Ranchita. There is also a playground on site and putt-putt golf. The beach is a 10 minute walk and the villas are close to a few other restaurants and a grocery store. In general, Playa Hermosa is a smaller little beach town and there is not a lot of nightlife. If you need nightlife, this may not be the beast place for you. Otherwise, it is a great place to stay especially if you want to stay at more of a beach house than a hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010
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NYC/Berkshires
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Reviewed 16 April 2010

My husband and 16 month old daughter rented out a villa at Hermosa Heights for a week in March. It was paradise. Everything about it was amazing including the little playground on the grounds complete with an enclosed trampoline providing endless pleasure to my daughter...and husband. Food was great, access to towns and beaches easy (beach is walkable) and overall I couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 December 2009

We stayed at Hermosa Heights as part of our vacation travelling around Costa Rica. We had already been to Arenal and Monteverde and Playa Hermosa was to be our 'beach' bit to do some water sports!!

On arrival we were given a room right by the pool which was full of children! This was not what we were looking for - we wanted peace and relaxation. The manager was more than accommodating and moved us to a quieter spot and the children were never seen again - I guess they must have all gone back to school because the pool was practically empty for our entire stay.

For families this is a great option, theres a cinema, spa, business room, basketball pitch, mini golf, pool and sports bar. The staff in the sports bar were particularily friendly without being overbearing. The manager was very helpful, organising trips for us and seeing that we had everything we needed. The villa was larger than we required (only 2 of us and it slept 4), it did have a full kitchen / laundry facilities so I was able to use the washing machine which we dearly needed. The maid came in daily and left us with wonderful towel origami animals - nice touch !!

The beach was around 10 minutes walk and it was gloriously empty (well almost). Its not your usual tourist beach, no-one selling you things or charging for loungers (the hotels that were beachside had a some available foc). There were limited places to eat but the surf bar had great food and beer - try the deep fried whole fish (heaven). The beach is a cove so you cant go too far but if your looking for quiet with a bit of surfing or diving this beach is fine. Playa del Coco is only $20 in a taxi which has a larger beach and more touristy.

Good value, great staff.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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portland
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

Hotel Villas Hermosa Heights is a great value for a stay in Costa Rica. It was my first time to Costa Rica, and we couldnt have selected a more perfect place to stay. The service was personalized and outstanding, tailoring day trips and meals to fit our needs. The villas are private and impeccably furnished, with a full kitchen, sitting room, washer and dryer and tastefully hand-painted murals. The town of Playa Hermosa served as a great launching pad for the ziplining, river tubing, horseback riding, rock climbing, snorkeling, surfing and wildlife viewing we did. Great restaurants for filling our bellies after long days in the sun. The beach itself is a great beach, where locals and tourists mix to enjoy the sun, sand and surf and is not as crowded or overrun with vendors as the neighboring beach towns. By the end of our week, we were checking out local real estate prices and dreaming of our futures atop the hills of Hermosa.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Oregon
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Reviewed 2 December 2009

We just returned from a girls' trip to Costa Rica, and couldn't have stayed at a better place. Hermosa Heights is gorgeous. We started our day with breakfast by the pool (with water slides) and then from there went on our daily adventure. Hermosa Heights is a perfect location to get to ziplining, boat tours, and beaches for surfing or diving. When we returned from our day, we could get a beer at the bar on premises, hike up to the top of Hermosa Heights for some great views, or swim in the pool right outside our cabana. It's walking distance to the beach and all of the restaurants in Playa Hermosa. And all of the staff are great- we made a lot of new friends!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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washington, dc
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

how often does one find a hotel where the owner mingles with the guests, suggests places to go and acts as a problem solver? we found this beautiful site to be unique in the attention by this staff. how often does one find the restaurant manager delivering coffee to my room as soon as he saw me on the porch?-- without even asking!! and the drivers arranged and so dependable to wisk us off to another adventure. the villas have a kitchen area and laundry facilities, a spa, workout room, 2 restaurants, a movie theatre, pool and jacuzzi, so if you are taking a break from ziplining or horseback riding or the beach (which is a ten minute walk) you are set! there is also a food market just down the hill. the landscaping is gorgeous as well so reading by the pool was delightful. just spend time looking at the birds and iguanas..it was a delightful week in paradise.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hermosa Heights Villas
Address: 200 meters north of Century 21 Office, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hermosa Heights Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location Our property is located in Playa Hermosa, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Papagayo. Lining the waters of the Pacific coast of Guanacaste, this privileged little town and offers a variety of activities, culture, beach and outstanding restaurants, making it an ideal area to relax and enjoy. Villas Hermosa Heights is situated in the foothills of Playa Hermosa, offering a safe haven of rest and comfort for you and your family. A 20 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport, makes Villas Hermosa Heights an easy & convenient lace to drive to any point in or out of Guanacaste. Our property is 45 acres with small nature reserves surrounded by lush nature and wildlife. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean, enjoy the sea breeze and take a walk on our nature trails. In Villas Hermosa Heights you can see the wildlife of Guanacaste's typical dry tropics including: howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots, butterflies, a wide-range of bird species and most beautiful trees and cacti in the area. Standard Villa 2brm/2bath 1. Standard Villa 2brm/2bath The Std Villas are Located at Hermosa Heights property at 15 minutes walking from the beach, with two bedrooms an two bathrooms, with a queen bed in the master room and a bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and twin size on top. Amenities include: Flat Screen TV 42', A/C & ceiling fan, , safety box, hot water, washing/dryer machine, living room area and a fully furnished kitchen complete with dinnerware, cookware and kitchen appliances. Garden View , surrounded by green trees and friendly animals showcasing the natural beauty from your balcony. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy your stay where you will feel like your beach house. (Villa located near by the mean pool) Premium Villa 3Bed/2Bath Our beautiful Premium Villa, with a 3 bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms( queen bed in the master room, second next room a full size bed and the last room bunk bed with a full size bed on the bottom and twin size on top) In the Living Room area you will have, Cable TV, Wi - fi, A/C & ceiling fan, Villa have a fully furnished kitchen complete with dinnerware and kitchen appliances , microwave, stove with oven, blender, toaster, rice cooker, coffee maker, refrigerator, and washer and dryer machine. Terrace with a little pool, surrounded by green trees and friendly animals showcasing the natural beauty of the ocean view. 2. Luxury Home 3Baths/ Our Luxury Villa with a amazing ocean view, have tree bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms, (queen bed in the master room, in the next room a full size bed and the last room 2 double beds) Comfortable l living area, with wireless internet service, cable TV, A/C & ceiling fan, fully furnished kitchen complete with dinnerware, cookware and kitchen appliances,(microwave, stove with oven, dish washer, blender, rise cooker , coffee maker and toaster ) The Terrace with BBQ, tables and chairs, in fron of the gorgeous infinity pool with a wet bar Ranchito, surrounded by green trees and friendly animals showcasing the natural beauty, relax and enjoy your stay where you will feel like your beach house with the amazing ocean view In the property you will have the following services Ranchito Snack Bar Spending all day lounging and swimming in the pool can really work up an appetite so when hunger sets in juts walk on over the Ranchito Snack Bar, for your favorite food and enjoy the daily specials, lunch plates, enjoy the variety of cocktails by the pool. Schedule 7:30 am until 3:00pm Swimming and Jacuzzi The common area, in and around the villas, contains Hermosa Height's luxurious pool with a waterfall & two water slides. A perfect place for your kids enjoyment, for those who are looking for a little bit of relaxation, we have the Jacuzzi whirlpool therapy, where you can sit and feel renewed. Hotel Services Trails with gorgeous ocean views Sands Bar & Restaurant Play Area Gymnasium Mini Golf Course Medical Clinic ( by appoitment) Soccer & Basketball Courts Free Parking ATM machine 24-h guarded community ... more   less 
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