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 pia 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:
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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Gorgeous Views
Courtney P, Atlanta, Georgia
Sat Nov 18 11:11:42 EST 2017
I stayed here the last week of Oct and had an amazing time. The views are to die for. The staff is amazing. Everyone is so friendly. I loved riding the shuttle around to the beach and to the pool. The food was great. I enjoyed all the wildlife and the gang of cats that come around. I would stay here again next time i come. You cant beat the sun sets

So you've decided to go to costa rica
Anthony M,
Sat Nov 18 08:50:37 EST 2017
I was so compelled to write this I barely waited until check out. First off, the good. The view. That's pretty much it. Now, I'll move on. The staff are the least friendly I've ever met. The all inclusive food was subpar at best. We were charged 2 dollars for lost glasses that never existed in our room to begin with. They seem not to value their guests and therefore I will NEVER be returning to villas sol. Mind you, we were here based on a promotional rate we received. Otherwise I wouldn't have given this place a second look. Good riddance to this visit!

Terrible place
KAREN B,
Wed Nov 08 09:00:19 EST 2017
I am a member of this place for more than 7 years, in October I went for the second time, the person who made the reservation, it took 2 months to send me my confirmation, you can not receive visits, the food has changed the menu and the quality of the food is bad, just that the chef and the waiters were excellent. The reception people behaved respectfully but you could feel that every time we came to face. The beds are hard and old, I have a problem in my back and for eight days I could not rest. They do not control the raccoons and they go into the villas and they eat everything, it happened to us, all our food was eaten. Cats also come to the restaurant. The Jacuzzi is gross, dirty horribly. They do not have recreation for children. As a member, I am totally disappointed. Soy socia de este lugar por mas de 7 años, en octubre fui por segunda vez, la persona que me hizo la reservacion, duro 2 meses para enviarme mi confirmacion, no puedes recibir visitas, la comida ha cambiado mucho el menu y la calidad de la comidad es mala, solo que el Chef y los meseros se portaron excelente. La gente de recepcion se porto respetuosa pero se podia sentir que cada vez que llegabamos hacian mala cara. Las camas son duras y viejas, tengo un problema en mi espalda y por ocho dias no pude descansar. No controlan los mapaches y entran a las villas y se comen todo, a nosotros nos paso, toda nuestra comida se la comieron. Tambien llegan los gatos al restaurante. El jacuzzi esta asqueroso, sucio horriblemente. No tienen recreacion para los ninos. Como socia estoy totalmente desilusionada.

Beautifull Resort and View
Ailene M,
Mon Nov 06 06:42:26 EST 2017
The room is very nice and the view from room is breath taking, also you have a full kitchen if you don't wanna do all inclusive. We bought a timeshare here. Its a good value if you enjoy traveling. Be sure to also travel outside of resort going to the rain forest and zip-lining.

average all inclusive
AJ021718, Danbury
Sun Oct 22 16:37:36 EDT 2017
My husband and I booked this trip because we have always wanted to go to Costa Rica. Given that Costa Rica is pretty expensive we didn't want to break the bank by staying at an overly expensive resort. After doing some research we decided that Villas Sol was fairly priced. When we arrived the staff was pretty friendly. The guy at the main desk wanted to know what time we were leaving the following week, when I told him that we had to leave at 9:50 am, he stated that since we wouldn't be staying for lunch that day, he would give us our all inclusive wrist bands early so that we didn't have to pay for lunch that day. That was a little strange to me. Considering that we arrived before 3pm, we knew that we couldn't check into our room, so we asked what we should do with our luggage, and the guys said to leave it at the main check in area. When we asked if someone would bring it to our rooms, the guy said no. So after we had lunch and walked around for a couples hrs. we had to take the bus back down to the main check I area and get our luggage. It wasn't a huge deal, but it was 90 degrees that day and by the time we got to check into our room, we both looked like we had worked out for 3 hrs. Having the luggage in the room would have been nice since it was so hot. Like most other review say about this property, we found the resort to be in much needed repairs, especially when it comes to swim up bar, and the pool itself. The swim up bar is convenient and a plus but it could be better. There are loads of tiles missing that you can pick up with your foot from the bottom of the pool. Below the swim up pool/snack area there is a "Hot Tub" which is anything but hot, and is very DIRTY!!! I feel like this area is greatly neglected due to the fact that it is out of sight and out of mind when it comes to the staff. Plus the bathroom in that area need some attention as well. The door on the bathroom stall itself does not lock and the floors are always dirty. The toilet only flushed half the time in the women's room and when it was broken you had to use the men's bathroom, which was even more dirty... I don't recommend walking in the bathroom without shoes on, however I did see many people doing so. My husband and I thought that the pool that had the swim up bar was for adults only, but it was NOT. Kids were running around screaming and splashing water. Which isn't a huge problem till your drink has more pool water in it then alcohol. During lunch they do Karaoke, but the music is so loud that you cant really talk to anyone while sitting at the swim up bar. We asked the lady who was in charge of the music, and she seemed like she could care less that we wanted to talk and didn't turn the music down. The pool bar opens up 10am and closes at 6pm., but then re-opens back up at 8pm. The main bar is open till 10pm, then you have to go to the pool bar due to the fact that it is the only one that is open till 12:30. The food that is served in the snack area/pool bar is mediocre food at best. HOWEVER, if you asked the chef he will make you a cheese burger, and those burgers are pretty good, much better then the food that is served daily at the main restaurant for lunch. The pool bartenders are AMAZING!!!! We loved Ivan, Wilmer, and Marcos. They made the trip for us, they always had a drink waiting for. Not only that but they are very personable and love to have fun themselves. The main restaurant is nothing special and to be honest the breakfast is the best meal that they serve. My husband and I struggled to find food that we actually enjoyed. The Costa Rica food night was weak at best, which was extremely disappointing. We were pretty disappoint in the fact that you can only eat once at the specialty restaurant. When we asked the staff why they limit the amount of times, they stated that it was because it was always booked, well every night we walked by there were no more then 3 tables being served and they had at least 7-10 empty tables. We stayed in the hotel portion of the resort and had no real complaints. The sliding door was broken but maintenance did come right up and fix the door so that it locked properly. The pillows and mattress are pretty uncomfortable. We didn't spend much time in the room, only to sleep so that didn't bother us a ton. Regardless of where I stay I'm never a fan of white linens because they never look clean to me, but it is what it is lol. The bathroom is gorgeous and the shower itself is a great size. The bus that picks you up does come every 10 mins. but you have to make sure that you get on the right one, I didn't realize that Villas Sol is on the same property as another resort, but as long as you look at the side of the bus you'll be good. Wish that the beach was private and that the staff was able to bring you food and drinks. The beach was nice, it was pretty wild seeing gray sand. We loving walking the beaches on all our vacations, and almost made it Coco Beach but didn't want the tide to come back in Like everyone else says, the VIEWS are why people stay at this resort and they are truly breathtaking. You cant find views like these anywhere else. We loved that you're able to watch the sun set while you're eating dinner. Even the view from the rooms are amazing as well. The views are probably the only reason why id consider staying at this resort again. All in all, this resort is average at best, but there are somethings money cant buy, and the views are just that.



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