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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

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Beautiful setting
Claire L, Ottawa, Canada
Fri Aug 14 10:43:05 EDT 2015
We we there in March and found the grounds beautiful. Most units have a fabulous view of the bay. The food at the restaurant was very good with a lot of selection. The service was great. There is shuttle service going around and down to the beach and main office. Well maintained. More>

One of the best trips ever!!!
Lovetoexplor3, Florida
Sun Aug 16 10:43:05 EDT 2015
WOW, most definitely, this is one of the best trips ever. Our friends told us about this trip to Costa Rica and we were a little hesitant in the beginning but we did our research and we decided to go. Well, it was worth it. The villas on the hill got me speechless, great concept. Also, we went kayaking and the experience was beautiful. The only thing we didn't like was that the balcony of our room had no view but other overall, the entire vacation was unforgettable. We will return and recommended to all our friends. By the way, all the stuff was very friendly and a special thanks to Maria, she was very special and helpful. More>

Good value for all-inclusive
Corinne L, Cranford, New Jersey
Tue Aug 18 10:43:05 EDT 2015
Decent all inclusive with drinks and food. Could have had some more variety but overall selection was good. The rooms were kept up well and the pool was awesome. The best part for us was we were travelling at American's and they put the playoff football games on while we were in the pool and met up with many others who wanted to watch the games, in January, in a pool. The concierge's were helpful in planning excursions and recommending restaurants for off premise eating. Take some time and get to Playa Hermosa to walk around - good shopping there and grocery stores to get water and snacks for the room that aren't from the resort store/prices. More>

Nigthmare Vacation
Trudy P, Lethbridge
Thu Aug 20 10:43:05 EDT 2015
Do not Stay here! We arrived at our room to find the air conditioner not working properly, the blinds were broken and would not go up, the refrigerator was not working,and the toilet would not flush properly. The villa was also very dirty - white doors and walls were gray and black, cupboards were sticky, the hide-abed that our son was to sleep on had many stains and the upholstery was worn through to the padding in several places. Housekeeping had left us two face cloths and two bath towels for three people. We basically waited around in the room for the remainder of the day for housekeeping and maintenance to come and address some of the problems. They never did clean the room and although they said the toilet was working it plugged up completely in the evening. They sent maintenance again and by the time maintenance was done trying to plunge the toilet the whole bathroom was wet with toilet water. He said it was flushing properly, but when we tried it, after moping up the water, it was still plugged. It is now 10:30 PM and we ask for a different room which they refuse. They send another fellow from maintenance and after another hour, he tells us that it cannot be fixed, so finally at midnight they move us to another room. The whole week was like this. The maids would make up the room and take all of our towels and not leave any clean ones. It took 1 1/2 hrs. and two calls for towels and then we still had to share as there was a shortage of linen. Two of the tours we booked and paid for with the hotel were terrible. On one the bus was a wreck. It died in the middle of the road and when the driver did get it going it sounded terrible. We were supposed to have a bilingual guide, but there was no guide only the driver who did not speak much English. We were also supposed to have a choice of activities on this tour, but when we arrived we were told that we could not choose. Another tour, we arrived at the destination when our guide received a phone call saying that we would not be allowed to go on the boat tour and would have to sit and wait in the van until the other four people from another resort had done the tour and had their lunch as our resort was refusing to let us complete the tour. After 45 minutes waiting, while the guide dealt with the resort, we were allowed to go on the tour, but we could never get a straight answer from Villas Sol or any compensation for the problem with the tours. The food was OK, but we would have Mahi Mahi one night and then the next day for lunch we would have Mahi Mahi again,but with lemon sauce, baked potatoes for supper and then the same leftover baked unpeeled potatoes in a potato salad. It was all inclusive, but the fancier restaurant only took 15 people per night, so you had to get up and take a little reservation card to be filled out at the buffet in the early morning, before 7 am, to get a reservation. The property is run down, dirty, and the service was horrendous. More>

Disappointing
Jmarcinstreep, Aurora
Sat Aug 22 10:43:05 EDT 2015
We went here as part of a family vacation, traveling from the rainforest. First, the lobby was hot and not very clean. Very little information was given about anything. We were told in order to get free wifi, we had to sign up for a time share presentation. The room was fairly clean, but the air conditioning did not work properly and the showers never got hot. We did call on the air, and someone did arrive, but that was a joke. The food is good and waitstaff very friendly. The staff at the rest of the hotel was very unfriendly. Pools were small and tons of bees at the swim up bar. The sales presentation was a joke and borderline sleazy. The salesperson treated us as if we were idiots. Beach was tiny and no alcoholic beverages or food served in the area. Unusual for an all inclusive. Also, we were given a voucher for a free meal at their "special" restaurant. The place was booked the whole time we were there and the front desk just shrugged at check out. More>



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