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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Beautiful and relaxing getaway
Class S,
Thu Sep 28 11:26:08 EDT 2017
I traveled solo from March 19-26 here and had an amazing time. I ate at the buffet, the pool bar and the restaurant and never had a bad meal. I was actually impressed by the buffet selection and quality. My table was never lacking amenities or service. I read bad reviews but can't find a negative thing to say myself. The disco bar is open until 12:30am and quite a few nights we shut the place down having an amazing time. The group of people I met here were the sweetest and we all became a big resort family. The locals are all super friendly and the beach is beautiful. The hotel has so many activities planned each day that brings everyone together and were so much fun to partake in and meet everyone, especially being solo! Thanks Crazy G for teaching me to salsa! This was the best trip I've ever taken, families or solo I couldn't recommend it more :)

Villa sol September 2017
Micah I,
Thu Sep 28 08:36:11 EDT 2017
This hotel isn't AS bad as some of the negative reviews but for the great price for a vacation in a beautiful country it was okay. The country is a 3rd world country so unless ur willing to spend ALOT of money don't expect a fancy high end resort. For us we were on a budget so we booked this option so we would have extra to spend on excursions Cus there's so much nature, waterfalls, volcanoes and activities u can do in Costa Rica. We came here to see the nature of this country not for just r&r. I don't usually take petty reviews seriously Cus a lot of it sounds like whining to me so I'll try my best to just state facts about the cons. I just want to help future visitors trying to decide on a hotel because reviews helped us a lot. So our first night we checked in at about 4pm. Villas sol hotel IS very steep. Not a place for elderly, we actually met a nice woman who's husband fell from a step and broke ribs so she was exploring Costa Rica while he stayed behind in the room. Villa sol has shuttles that transport u down to the beach, by shuttle probably a 2-3 minute ride. U pass by the neighboring resort called condevac to get to the beach. We settled in and then went to the mini market down by the beach via shuttle around 630pm (it was already very dark, the hotel isn't well lit at night) we waited outside for the shuttle to take us back for about 25 mins and it never came. The condevac shuttles came about 3 times. They say villa sol shuttles comes every 10 mins from 6am to midnight. It started drizzling so we just decided to walk up the steep hill and half way up, the shuttle passed by us. My boyfriend and I actually met at the gym he use to manage so even for people as active and "in shape" as us it was a rough walk up to the hotel. The most frustrating part was when we got to our room our 2 key cards weren't working. So we again had to wait for a shuttle to go back to the lobby for new cards(also 2-3 min shuttle ride but steep walk). The receptionist told us that it happens often Cus they are sensitive cards and to keep them in the envelope and away from Other credit cards, phones, keys etc. We started being very careful with these cards keeping them separate from everything and multiples times we have to swipe atleast 5 times each card and luckily it would work. The key cards were probably the most frustrating part of the hotel. As far as the all inclusive. The food isn't that bad. Some things were pretty good, more so breakfast and other things were bland to me. But you can't beat the view that this restaurant has. It overlooks the ocean and it's absolutely gorgeous. It is fully open to nature so their are flies and bugs but don't come to Costa Rica if you don't expect that. That's the only one restaurant to eat at for the all inclusive , two bars and one has a snack bar from 10-4:30. I wouldn't say that the workers are rude, I just believe that there's a language barrier and a few workers who weren't as comfortable with English did seem to favor those who spoke Spanish a litttttle more. But again they weren't rude. One guy Johnny stood out to us. He was great. Always made sure we had coffee and drinks. Thank you! One night We did pay extra for room service one night. $8 for a delicious hamburger and fries that we were craving. It's not your typical all inclusive with a fridge in ur room stacked with unlimited water bottles, sodas, beers and liquor like many other all inclusive resorts. I was a bit sad about that Cus we had to go out to buy gallons of water for $8 at the mini market by the beach. But the drinks at the bar were pretty good. Only one beer on tap, "imperial." One night we got back from our Nicaragua tour at 10pm and we were disappointed that there was no where to get food at this time. Not even room service. The only thing open til midnight is one bar for alcoholic drinks only. Aside from an empty fridge in the hotel room, the hotel room was nice. Lighting was dim but the beds and rooms and bathrooms were clean. The AC worked perfect, the shower was clean and water pressure with hot and cold water was good, and the toilets worked well. We did pay extra for view And from the 2nd floor it was totally worth it. Playa Hermosa is the beach Villa Sol is located on. Beautiful beach, we went down to the beach and walked over the rocks and explored the bluffs and you'll find multiple secluded little "private" beaches because not too many people walk over the rocks towards the right of the beach. The water isn't clear and it's a gray sand beach but I recommend walking over the rocks "wear shoes" to get to the secluded beaches. The weather mid-late September for us was on our side. It's rainy season but luckily it only rained late in the afternoons. We did a waterfall tour that consisted of three falls(llanos de Cortes, la perla, and la vieja) which also included kayaking to la vieja and it was in the same vicinity as our zip line an African safari park where we fed giraffes, zebras, horses, camels and animals that were some kind of Bulls. Book with mardigitours!!! Mardigitours is actually located in the neighboring hotel condovac but the lady I emailed Diana was very helpful and easy to talk to. Another tour we did with them was to Nicaragua which was the long day when we didn't get back til 10pm and was picked up at 530am but totally worth it. The tour representative for villa sol was a very nice helpful man. He gave us some advice and explained how their tours worked, although we didn't book with villa sols tour company because I found mardigi online prior to our trip, we loved that he wasn't pushy trying to sell us their tours. Another helpful piece of advice is bring bug spray!! Since it is on the mountains we did get bit maybe 3 times. Not too much, thanks to bug spray. Johnny

Nice but bit great
godh, San Jose, Costa Rica
Thu Sep 21 19:15:58 EDT 2017
Nice family place. Bahia restaurant is ok. Views are amazing. Pools are small. Lots of stairs, but internal transportation run often. Villas need maintenance. Beach is good, but there are better ones around

Nice villas
Randall Q, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Thu Sep 21 10:08:00 EDT 2017
I recently stayed with my family at Villa Sol for the weekend. It is a nice hotel with great views. I would recommend it. However the should put a little bit more of attention on customer service, as we had to ask for new towels twice. But is a nice place with great views, comfortable and clean rooms. My family had a good time in Playa Hermosa.

Watch out for VIP Travel booking Villas Sol Hotel
Rich S,
Wed Sep 20 07:18:10 EDT 2017
We got offered a package from VIP Travel out of Florida who is the booking agent for Villas Sol. I dealt with Ava Royce, who did not tell me it was a timeshare offer. After asking for my money back, she offered me "Top" Shelf Alcohol, and "in-restaurant" dining instead of the Buffet. What I realized later is that she billed me $265.00 for the upgrade. The bad part was when we arrived, there is no Upgrade. All buffet except 1 night in a restaurant, and NO Top Shelf Alcohol...I have been trying for 6 weeks to get my money back. They have since fired Ava, and I am dealing with Gina Skye and Shannon from the Villas Sol Hotel. They do not return emails, and will not give me a number to call to pursue getting my money back. They admit I got smoked, but again have offered nothing...Buyer Beware....This whole thing is a Scam....



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