Guanacaste

Villas Sol Hotel & Beach Resort


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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.

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.

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.

Learn more about Guanacaste.
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
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
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
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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Disappointed
Northernexposure009,
Wed Nov 30 10:19:55 EST 2016
First, would like to say the resort staff were wonderful! Always had a smile and very welcoming. Does have a beautiful view. Poorly managed hotel. Upon arrival were asked for our credit card for a $300.00 U.S. deposit to be charged and reimbursed in up to 45 days in case there was damage to the room. Very high fee! Then given a paper for beach towels to give to person at beach and told to make sure to get it back or would be charged $35.00 U.S.towel fee. Buffet was lukewarm, not that good. Had a lot of leftovers from previous nights meals. Not the hotel's fault the hurricane hit, however there was no emergency or evacuation plan nor was it even spoken about by management or staff. Our room flooded so spent the night in a room with no electricity and foot deep water. Stepped out of room to see if staff was available to help to find them taking televisions and other items off walls in the lobby and putting them away, I guess furnishings meant more than the guests. Were charged to spend another night since flights were cancelled on the condition that the room was not needed for other guests arriving. Room had a fan and limited A/C, so very humid and hot. I don't understand where the higher ratings for this hotel are coming from. Everyone we spoke to stated they would never go back there. There's truth to you get what you pay for.

Not bad not great
Tammy I, Stettler, Canada
Tue Nov 29 11:39:12 EST 2016
First trip to Costa Rica loved it !! Stayed in the Hotel with a ocean view amazing view !! I was not there for wifi and English tv channels !! Lolol Was lucky to see the monkeys and iguanas lots of them around very cool to see . The shuddle was good never had to wait for more the 10 mins . Food was ok nothing great. Pool bar is great, service was great !! All the services were pretty good. One lady at the tour desk was amazing her name was Marisa !!! Some tours are everyday some are not . 20 mins to Coco beach it's a 20 cab ride and 15 on the way home if you get a different cab and don't make him come back for you . Air conditioning was not that great had a hard time keeping the room cool . We stayed for 10 days would I come back to this hotel yes the price is right ..

relax fun place
Sabri S, Dallas, Texas, United States
Sun Nov 27 11:27:40 EST 2016
we had spent 3 nights at the Villas sol hotel the place during the first week of November it was a nice place to relax but if you stay in the main Building at the 3rd floor be pepper no elevator and no WIFI the Air condition is not strong enough and you need a Fun

Amazing view! No great experience!
CruiserII, Costa Rica
Wed Nov 23 13:51:41 EST 2016
Well, this is a difficult review because I liked this place and I love Playa Hermosa. But this time our experience had a couple of hiccups that were not well resolved by front desk. It all started with a water leak in the toilette, front desk said: "Maintenance checked and there's no leak" as I'm looking at the guys boots print in the flooded floor. It ended with a huge flooding that got our stuff wet. Hey "things" happens right? Correct! But we were moved at 9:30 pm to a lesser room with no view and plenty of view rooms were empty. Bottom line we didn't feel all that appreciated as customers. We'll probably go back to give it another chance!

DISAPPOINTING VACATION @ VILLAS SOL
KButterfly17, Jamaica
Mon Nov 21 15:57:06 EST 2016
This was my 1st Trip to Costa Rica and I was disappointed from the 1st day to the last day of my 4 day stay as there was no WiFi connection! Each day we heard they were working on it but for the entire duration of our stay it never came back??The rickety bus shuttle service is a must as my room was a steep hilly walk from the front reception area! The towels were an off white dingy color and calling front desk requires lots of patience.. due to language barriers! Very few V Channel offered in English! The Staff however was very friendly but hardly spoke much English and often smiled when they didn't understand what you were saying. The buffet meals were lacking in variety and was bland tasting! The pool was a nice hangout area with a swim up bar and pleasing bar service! The Tours & attractions were very pricey and are not offered daily so make sure to check the Tour desk on your 1st day so you don't miss out on any. We saw many iguanas walking around the hilly slopes of the Hotel walkways! The pricey Gift shop is conveniently located by the stairs at the Hotel and the offers many gift tokens. Not much night life is offered at this Hotel , you would have to hire a red Taxi at US$20 to go & US$20 to return to take you to the Town area for dancing & drinking! In the main dining area there are a few tables set on the outdoor balcony area offering seating for 2 and if you get there early at mealtimes you may be lucky to get a chance to dine with a nice view of the Pacific! Not much else to worth mentioning !



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