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 pia 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
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
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
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wonderful Resort
Jessica T,
Sun Oct 14 11:18:32 EDT 2018
We actually rented our villa through Airbnb, but fell in love with the resort when we arrived. This place was fantastic! You can go to the office and pre-pay your meals and drinks, and they give you a scannable bracket to wear through the property. We traveled with our teens, so this was a great option for us. I also loved that all resort staff greeted us by name, everywhere we went - from the bars, to the restaurants, to the little mini-mart on the property. Never once did we feel un-safe, and our kids freely roamed to and from the pool via free shuttle because they too felt safe. The buffet dinner was surprisingly good - tons of choices, although I wished some dishes were spicier .. but that is just a person preference. Our villa was very clean, and our private pool was cleaned daily by the resort. The beaches were well maintained, and it was easy to hail the free shuttle that ran until 1am. We will definitely stay here again!

RIP OFF
edwilliams5279, New York City, New York
Wed Sep 26 11:04:16 EDT 2018
This resort scammed me out of nearly $2000 USD. On top of thier scamming presentation, the drinks are sub par, there are animals roaming free all over the resort. They had power issues during my entire trip. The WiFi was horrible and they trick you into paying for it and don’t tell you that it barely works but is non-refundable. I’m actually going to sue them to get back my $2000. DONT GO THERE

Something for Everyone
51mimimo, Woodstock, Illinois
Fri Sep 21 19:44:47 EDT 2018
We stayed at the hotel and we were first amazed by the views from every room and the privacy. We looked over the ocean and saw beautiful sunsets each night. There were two pools - one with a bar in the water and one with a poolside bar. The restaurant had set hours for a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu changed each day. The staff were so friendly and attentive especially our favorite server-Jhonny. The concierge at the hotel was such a delight. She had an extensive knowledge of the different options and made sure to explain everything. We loved our trip to Costa Rica

Old resort in the middle of nowhere
maxe1lab, maxe1lab
Sat Sep 15 18:05:27 EDT 2018
This resort is old. It is on the side of a hill looking out into a bay. The view is nice and the sunsets are great from the bar next to the restaurant with the buffet. The rooms were small with 2 very hard double beds. Hard like sleeping on a piece of plywood. The shower in the bathroom was great double shower with rock walls. The TV was small but had cable and movie channels. The room had a safe. The people at the resort were very nice if they could understand you. The bartender Michael was awesome he filled your drinks without even asking. The food was poor, except for Italian night it was pretty good. The food was cold and had no flavor.The resort is not on the beach,but there is a shuttle that will take you close to the beach and you can walk. The water was not clear until you got out about waist deep.There were a few boats on the beach. The sand is not white it is brown. The place has 2 pools one with a swim up bar. The resort had a few activities. There was a "presentation" in order to get the discount. The presentation wasn't too high pressure. They were selling a vacation discount club.

4 Night stay.
Deblissta, Miami, Florida
Wed Sep 12 19:32:08 EDT 2018
I arrived on a Saturday with my two adult daughters for our annual girls’ trip. I have to admit I was nervous as the weather forecast was for rain and thunder storms all week and some of these reviews were brutal. I called ahead to express my concerns. First off, airport pickup was right on and got us quickly to reception for checkin. The staff was professional and we were assigned a personal concierge who explained the property to us. Our room was ready, clean, spacious overlooking the bar/restaurant, pool and ocean. Unfortunately the bed was too hard for me. Arrival time was between lunch and dinner and we just missed tea/snack time at the main pool. We took the shuttle to Hermosa beach and had a drink and appetizers at a beach restaurant. Our dinners were fine with a variety of offerings including beef, chicken & fish with lots of sides & salads. Lunch was also fine with plenty of choices and lots of fruit. Drinks were never ending and not strong enough to produce rowdy guests. Breakfast offered just as many choices .... scrambled eggs of different varieties, omelette station, fried eggs or boiled. Breads, fruit, sausage ..... etc. The tour staffer, Desiree was extremely pleasant and explained all of the options with no pressure. We took the van to Coco Beach one day and took the sailboat excursion another day. Thoroughly enjoyed karaoke and dance lessons at the main pool. Our complimentary dinner at the specialty restaurant was very nice. Our only complaints were the weak A/C and occasional disappearance of the hot water. The wait staff was very attentive and the drivers very professional. The property is a little on the warn side but thanks in part to our consistently beautiful weather we had a marvelous time. P.S. I resisted purchasing a vacation membership.



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