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


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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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Nice and friendly staff, good resort with nice villa.
Timeshare V, Chesapeake, Virginia
Mon Feb 20 18:56:25 EST 2017
This was our first visit to Costa Rica. We were looking for resorts near the beach and that did not have a mandatory all-inclusive. We were interested in visiting during the dry season during the time that it is Winter in the US. This was a timeshare exchange made approximately 10 months in advance. The resort was contacted in advance of our trip in order to lineup a pick-up from the airport in Liberia and to find out about tours through the resort. The resort was responsive on both requests. It was a $40 charge each way for pickup and return to the airport. We decided to hold off on booking any tours until our arrival. We chose not to rent a car because we didn't think that we would be comfortable driving on our own. We think that was a good choice for us. On the day of arrival, we signed up for the all-inclusive since we weren't sure about off-site dining and nearby markets. The all-inclusive per day was $60/pp. Shuttles run throughout the resort and to the villas. It is a very steep grade throughout the resort. While we sometimes walked to the hotel lobby for internet service and to the pools occasionally, we found most times that it was to our benefit to use the shuttles due to being winded on our walks up the steep inclines. Our unit was high up and it offered beautiful views of the sea and surrounding areas from the living area and the two balconies. The unit was air conditioned and had an overhead ceiling fan in the living area, which was needed. It never got really cool in the unit, but it sufficed during the week. There was a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall window in the living/dining area with shades. The living area had a sofa and TV. There was a dining table for four and an eat-at bar at the kitchen that also seated four. The kitchen was equipped with everything needed for the week. Saturday check-ins were placed in two-story villas. The two bedroom and one bathroom were located upstairs. There was a queen in the master and two twins in the second bedroom. The bathroom had a sink, toilet and shower (no tub). There was a table and chairs for four on the upper deck. There was no washer and dryer, and no laundry facilities onsite at the resort. Most days during our stay we received fresh towels and the beds were made and trash picked up. On several evenings, we had turn-down service and chocolates placed on our bed. Twice, towels were placed on the bed in different shapes (swan and heart). Most of the housekeeping staff did not speak English. However, staff in the restaurant, hotel and check-in area all spoke English. We utilized the all-inclusive on the day of arrival for lunch and dinner, and were able to use if for breakfast the next day. Each meal was served buffet style. There were lovely views from all areas of the restaurant. However, we found the food mostly the same for both lunch and dinner. We decided after the first day that we did not enjoy our meals with the all-inclusive. For the rest of the week we found other options for our meals. Three of the days during our stay, we booked tours. The first was to Arenal Volcano, which was an all-day trip that provided a good breakfast and lunch. Both the other tours, African Safari/ATV/Kayaking and White Water Rafting each provided a good lunch after the tours. There were two small, expensive markets located at the resort which provided little selection (mostly snacks). We were fortunate that after our Wednesday tour, our guide asked us if we would like to stop at a grocery store before heading back to the resort. Wow, that was a great offer and we took him up on it. We were able to pick up enough to make light meals for the rest of the week, which saved us from having to eat all our meals out. There were beachside restaurants just outside the resort. We picked the closest one to the resort, named Mi Casita, which had good food and service, right on the beach. We ate there two evenings. At the main pool, there were daily activities and games offered to guests. There was pool towel service. A card was supplied to guests to check out towels for use. Most of the time, there were loungers available all around the pool. However, if you needed in the shade out of the intense sun, there were very few. WIFI was not free and the only place that it could be picked up was at the hotel lobby, which was a good walk or shuttle ride away. We purchased 5 days for $55. The first day was complimentary as a timeshare exchange guest. For different personal reasons, it is necessary for us to stay connected daily and the limited WIFI was very inconvenient. Villas Sol Beach Resort and Villas sets behind Condovac Resort where the beach was located. It was necessary to take a shuttle to and from the beach due to the distance and steep grade from up in the hills were the villas of Villas Sol are located. It was a decent beach with calm waters. Several restaurants lined the beach. Jet skiing was available from the beach. We found the staff at the resort very nice and helpful. The units were adequate. However, for a few personal reasons, we would not return to this resort and would try another area of Costa Rica if we travel here again. We did like the Guanacaste area, but would want to experience another area of Costa Rica next visit.

Very good all inclusive resort!
toto61, toto61
Sat Feb 18 15:06:10 EST 2017
Stayed for a week 02/10 - 02/17. Gorgeous view, fun and relaxing pools, extremely clean and workers have a great attitude. Food is typical 3 star all inclusive. Weather was obnoxiously wonderful. Go for the Palo Verde river tour. Chance to see a lot of varied wildlife. We were very satisfied.

A great respot for the price
1977TA455, Spruce Grove, Canada
Thu Feb 16 15:26:57 EST 2017
My Wife and I spent two weeks at the Villas Sol in early Feb, 2017. The resort is older and can use a little TLC for sure, but we had a very good stay. The staff are incredible and I really cannot say enough good things about them. Michael, at the bar and upper pool area, was amazing. Such a friendly outgoing person. Wilmer in the buffet ...such a gracious individual. Everyone made a good impression. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The food was tasty and plentiful, however a little better selection would go a long way. Elderly individuals might have a difficult time getting around because the terrain is quite steep, however shuttle buses run regularly and will take you anywhere that you need to go. Because this is a smaller resort, it is very easy to meet other people. We made friendships that we hope will last a lifetime. If you book this resort, keep things in perspective. The price is very attractive and you will absolutely get everything that you pay for, but if you are expecting an opulent resort like you will find in some other places, you might be disappointed. If our travels ever take us back to Costa Rica, We would return without hesitation. C

Celebrating 10 years
Tclearwater, West Coxsackie, New York
Sun Feb 12 07:58:05 EST 2017
We stayed for a week in a villa and couldn't of asked for a better vacation. The hotel, people and sunsets are the best!!! Food was plentiful and fresh. Waitstaff is Amazing. Ebon and Michael the bar tenders are fantastic; they love to share their culture and language. We traveled outside of the hotel as well and didn't have any issues never once was I nervous. There is a market down the street within walking distance very affordable. Stay away from the mini market right before the beach. We will be returning and maybe never leaving.

A bit run down but a lovely setting
Niels A, Seattle, Washington
Wed Feb 08 15:14:13 EST 2017
Stayed four nights on an all-inclusive basis - a vacation plan sales promo. The setting is truly lovely and it's easy to walk to other Playa Hermosa establishments and number of which will be recommended in other reviews. The rooms are clean and the air conditioning, hot water, etc. are all more than adequate. The drinks are a bit weak and not as well done as at other results. The food is not fancy but again more than adequate - you probably want to break away from it occasionally on a longer stay.



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