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
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:
Heliconia Restaurant - A ll carte restaurant featuring Costa Rican cuisine. Open from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.
La Bahia Restaurant and Bar - International specialty restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great vacation!
Susan S, Maryville, Tennessee
Fri Aug 11 04:02:15 EDT 2017
We enjoyed Villas Sol. We stayed in the hotel. Our room was great the view was fantastic. The staff was friendly and fun! Even though gratuity was already included in our package we still threw a dollar or two every once in awhile and the bartenders would make us all kinds of different drinks that we didn't order. The activity staff was also fun. They knew us by first names by the end of the week. Very relaxing. We also meet a lot of great people staying at the resort. We went on one all day excursion that was wonderful to Buena Vista. We did horseback riding, mud bath, thermal springs, water slide, lunch, and zip lining all in one day and it was so fun. The only bad thing was we had to listen to a presentation about a vacation package. It was not too horrible, but it did take 2 hours out of our vacation.

All inclusive sucks
misswest1984, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mon Aug 07 11:55:39 EDT 2017
5 ladies celebrating a 30th bday. We should have stuck with the Riu. Instead we opted for a 2 bedroom villa at Villas Sol and even though we had an amazing vacation in Costa Rica, the hotel, beach and staff were disappointing. We arrived around 1pm 4/15 and were advised by a "new employee" that our villa would be available at 3pm. We used that time to wander a bit around the resort and have lunch -we purchased the lunch pass @ $16 each (includes 3 drinks) to see if we wanted to do the All inclusive @ $60 pp per day. After seeing the selections and the flies all over the fresh fruit we decided to not get the all inclusive . We ended up going to the super mercado down the road and dining out most evenings. Arriving back to the lobby at 3 for our room, we were told it would be another hour. Supposedly, the "new girl might have made an error". After traveling all day we expected more accomodation due to their error, instead we were told we could explore the steep hills of the resort in 95 degree weather or have a seat in the hot but shaded lobby . Really?! However , i watched them place a family in their room before housekeeping was complete so they could at least change. Why weren't we offered the same option?! Villas Sol needs to improve in their consistency and customer service, foremost. After expressing our discern with Nathaly and the chef/manager, i think his name was Daniel, for 30 mins all of a sudden our room was ready. Not a good start! We didnt have a pool as expected but the 2 floor villa was super cute and provided an amazing view of playa hermosa. The housekeeping lady was theeee best,the bartenders at the wet bar and jose in the lobby were fantastic , everyone else looked as if they didnt want to be there. No warm welcomes, holas or nothing. Blah. Karoake was a cover band singing only amy winehouse songs. Not what we expected lol The dj was trying at the late night "party" but there really wasnt a crowd at all. Dead. We went out to coco beach 2 nights for drinks and dancing, do that. Cab fare was $5 pp one way pretty much everywhere LOL The beach is a good size however it is a loose dark sand. I didn't mind but it does give the water a murky look, so beach hop if u want more of a clear water or stay on the caribbean side (i will next time). What i didnt like was the chairs are all chained up together in rows. Is it prison? I like to pull my chair out of the shade to fully tan, no bueno. The pools were ok. Smaller and i expected more pool entertainment. Again blah. It's like a roller coaster riding on those shuttles/carts. Be careful LOL If you're looking for a party resort this is not it, but it does have some amazingly gorgeous views and wildlife to enjoy. Would i return? No.

Great time in Guanacaste
P1544MSkimberlyb, Spring, Texas
Sat Aug 05 17:46:14 EDT 2017
A friend invited me to tag along on her trip to Costa Rica. Since I hadn't planned the trip I wasn't sure what to expect. The resort is built on a hillside and offers spectacular beach views from many of the rooms and villas as well as the restaurant. The sunsets are beautiful! This is an all inclusive resort, so most meals are taken in the main restaurant. Food quality is outstanding and variety is good, Due to the steep roads within the resort, shuttles run constanty to allow easy access to all areas-it's an adventure in itself just to ride the shuttle to the highest villas. The beach is adequate, but not amazing, although local residents with boats offer inexpensive tours out to areas with cleaner water and sand. Overall, the service provided to guests more than makes up for any flaws. All requests are handled promptly, waiters and bartenders strive to anticopate needs, and all employees work hard to make sure guests feel special and have a great experience.

Awesome First Time All Inclusive Experience
Liz L,
Sat Aug 05 08:09:00 EDT 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 days the last week of July. I had read some okay/bad reviews of the resort so I was worried about what we would find when we got there. I was so pleasantly surprised with the room which was large and had a beautiful view of the beach from our balcony. The all inclusive deal included 3 meals a day at a buffet, which had plenty of options to choose from, and we found out when we got there that they had made us a reservation at their a la carte restaurant and that would also be included in the all inclusive! That dinner had a beautiful view of the sunset and the beach plus the food was amazing! The pool bar always opened on time and we never waited long for service or a drink. Michael was our bartender and he did an amazing job! There were activities by the pool for kids and some for adults. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the darts tournament, karaoke, and when it started to rain we all went near the bar area and played music trivia. There was bingo with prizes and water zumba as well. I thought it was great that they could engage the kids at the resort but also accommodate adults on vacation. Everyone on the property was extremely nice and helpful even though we only spoke a limited amount of Spanish. There was also a transportation shuttle that came by every 10 minutes to get you anywhere you wanted to go on the property and even to the beach!

Getting a little old and tired as a property but lovely quite beaches!
ccuisinec, Calgary, Canada
Fri Aug 04 15:40:26 EDT 2017
This hotel and villa complex is getting a little old and tired looking. The pools are missing tiles, public areas are a little shabby but it is clean and the villas are nice. They are all independently owned but managed either by property managers, owners or the hotel itself. The beach is an expanse of grey sand and rocks so lots of chance to explore the rock pools with kids and lots of opportunities to walk the beach. The programs at the pool are pretty loud and can be a little overwhelming if you want to relax by the condo's private plunge pool or sunbathe on the patios. Their PA system broadcasts over a very wide area....! Lots of birds, iguanas and howler monkeys in and around the property. Amazing sunsets and good beach restaurants to choose from in Playa Hermosa. Pura Vida!!



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