Guanacaste

Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort


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Dinner overlooking the ocean during a vibrant Costa Rican sunset. Precious time spent with someone special in your life. These moments and more are waiting for you at Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The all-inclusive hotel is nestled on a cliff above gorgeous Hermosa Beach, where olive-green forests ring the sparkling Pacific shore. A shuttle takes you to the beach, where you'll enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica.

The hotel features two restaurants, two pools, a swim-up bar, Jacuzzi, and a variety of watersports. Join family or friends for drinks at one of the many snack bars this tropical haven has to offer, or experience a crimson sunset at dinner.

Let go at Paradise Spa and indulge in a soothing massage or special body treatment. Your physical therapist will provide you with the finest and most relaxing services available (fee), including aromatherapy, facial cleansing, and algae mud wraps.

Sip on a handcrafted piña colada at the pool. Enjoy great company, excellent music, and a refreshing ocean breeze. Dine at two restaurants and enjoy a selection of snacks, seasonal fruits, and delightful cocktails at the snack bar. Beautiful gardens and palms surround a lovely outdoor seating area, and views of the Gulf of Papagayo will stay with you long after you've returned home.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property has received Costa Rican CST Certification for Green Business, sponsors local environmental-awareness events, and incorporates an energy saving program for guests and staff. Along with high-efficiency LED lights and programs that reduce energy consumption, the resort also recycles and composts 90% of its generated recyclable waste. Guests also have the option of reusing towels and sheets in order to conserve water and energy.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort is located in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste; in the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica Central America.
Address: CENTRO COMERCIAL COLON, 350 MTS
SAN JOSE


CR
Local Phone: 011-506-2257-060
Toll Free Phone: 800-572-9934
Fax: 011-506-672-0212
HOTEL FACILITIES
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There is a small, square, cliffside pool with a peninsula jutting out, in addition toa larger pool and a children's pool (35 of the villas come with their own private pools).
Golf: NEARBY
Melia Playa Conchal - 40 minutes
The Playa Conchal is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 7,030 yards designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Additional Charge
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Set along a cliff overlooking Hermosa Beach, each room features a private balcony with wonderful views of the famous Guanacaste Sunsets. The 54 deluxe rooms offer perfect views of the Pacific, while the 110 modern villas look out upon Playa Hermosa. Ideal for families, Sol Playa Hermosa features a natural hillside setting. The all Inclusive program includes 3 meals a day and drinks from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., taxes, a disco, non-motorized watersports, and a gym. Beach: The resort overlooks a breathtakingly beautiful, unspoiled stretch of Playa Hermosa. The beach is long and the water calm, guests are transported to the beach area by shuttle bus down a winding road. Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 164
Year Opened: 1974 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
This property is not recommended for the handicapped. The mini-bar in rooms are available for a fee.
ROOM TYPES
STUDIO SUPER SAVER AI
Studio room features two queen beds or one queen bed, and a sofa bed. Room also features a full bathroom with a shower, and a private balcony with garden or mountain views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
VILLAS SOL DELUXE ROOM OV AI
Rooms are built in a typical Spanish style, and offer a large terrace with ocean views. Include two double beds, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
TWO BEDROOM VILLA
These villas are built in a typical Spanish style and feature a large terrace with ocean views for guests to enjoy the gentle breezes of Papagayo Gulf. Includes two double beds, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
THREE BEDROOM VILLA - 6 PEOPLE
These villas are built in a typical Spanish style, and feature a large terrace with ocean views for guests to enjoy the gentle breezes of Papagayo Gulf. Includes three double beds, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
ONE BEDROOM VILLA
Built in a typical Spanish style, these villas feature a large terrace with ocean views for guests to enjoy the gentle breezes of Papagayo Gulf. Includes one double bed, a private bathroom, and a minibar.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
There are 2 Restaurants at Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort:
La Bahia Restaurant and Bar - International specialty restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Heliconia Restaurant - A ll carte restaurant featuring Costa Rican cuisine. Open from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Land Sports, Water Sports, Aquaerobics.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Daily children's program
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Teen Disco
Beach games

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Average Stay
Amanda G, Williamsburg, Virginia
Wed Jun 21 09:25:02 EDT 2017
We enjoyed the stay at Villas Sol, but we would probably not return. The food was average, but enjoyable. The resort is very basic, and it was very quiet while there. I would not recommend if you are looking for a lively place. Our view from the room over Playa Hermosa was beautiful. Wifi is NOT included, which was disappointing.

Time share scam
Sally S,
Tue Jun 20 05:08:14 EDT 2017
We bought a timeshare a number of years ago. We have not stayed there but have not been able to even maintain contact with them. I finally got a working phone number and spoke with someone who apologized and told me to pay $165 to reinstate. Despite misgivings I gave them my card number. I stead of the number given me they tried to charge $1500, then $1000 and then $500. Thankfully the bank was smarter than me. Before I k ew what the resort had done, their rep callled back and said the card I gave them didn't work and denied that they said $165. They then offered to "settle" for $1000 and then $500, all after trying to charge my card. I guess the money we spent was wasted.

Very average to below average
Rene S, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Mon Jun 19 13:05:24 EDT 2017
I would not recommend this resort for a few reasons. The food was awful. We did the all inclusive for just one day and I'm so glad I did t waste my money on the other days we were there. The French night dinner was pretty bad. Not only was the food not real tasty but the sanitation and cleanliness of the. Offer was horrendous. There were no covers on any of the salad items which was infested with bugs. I understand it's a tropical climate with open areas but at least cover the food. There were many many bugs in all the salad dressing which was just disgusting. We told the hostess but she didn't seem to thing it was a big deal. The service was great it's just the food they are serving that's bad. We had a little better breakfast the next morning and lunch was OK. The best part about the resort is the main pool and the bartenders, cooks, and entertainment staff. Crazy G and his partners did a great job keeping everyone entertained even through the rain. Played lots of volleyball in the rain which the boys (ages 8 and 11) loved. We rented a 3 bedroom condo that Avispas Adventures hooked us up with. I would stay at the condo again but not do the all inclusive. I would also rent a car since there is really only a couple places to eat besides the buffet at the hotel. The grounds were very clean and the staff was wonderful. I just can't recommend this place because of the food. If you don't want food because you have a condo there and are willing to cook or leave the property to eat then I would recommend it for the pool and staff.

Not a place I would return to
Jan R, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Mon Jun 12 18:46:50 EDT 2017
We booked our vacation through membership in RCI. As a timeshare owner, I am accustomed to a certain level of quality in the resorts at which I stay. This one was a huge disappointment. The condo did not look anything like it was pictured on the RCI website or the resort website. The walls were dirty and in need of painting. The pull-out sofa bed was impossible to sleep on and we needed it for two members of our party. The staff at the resort had nothing they could or would do to help us remedy this problem. The bathrooms had scum and crud along the top and bottom of the baseboards and appeared not to have ever been cleaned. Switchplate and outlet covers were broken. The outside overhead light only had one bulb and no cover. Pretty shabby looking. The oven door handle fell off when we tried to open the oven to put something in to keep warm. The door on the refrigerator didn't stay properly closed so the compressor leaked water all over the floor. The patio doors didn't close properly and we had to fight with them to come together so we could lock them. This place was a real dump! If I could give it a minus rating, I would.

Beautiful view!
FastEddie29, Grand Haven, Michigan
Sat Jun 03 18:44:27 EDT 2017
The 2 bedroom, 2 floor suite was so nice but the view was spectacular!!! The pool was wonderful as well. It must have been low season as it seemed we had the place to ourselves. Crazy G was lots of laughs as well.



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