Guanacaste

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
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
Horrible Experience, not what I expected!!!
srod36, New York City, New York
Wed Jan 18 04:19:21 EST 2017
I wouldn't recommend this resort to anyone, the staff is nice but they have no empowerment to do anything. The Resturant's are very limited and this is an all "inclusive" resort but I believe this is more of a limited service hotel. I found a beetle on my food which was beyond disgusting and forced me to be concerned about what I was consuming. The rooms are disgusting, very poor maintenance. They do not operate a 24 hour service when it comes to toiletries, (very limited toiletries only thing they provide is soap) limited on towels; make sure you save your towels because if you call at 6 am for towels they will tell you housekeeping doesn't start till 8:00 am so you would have to wait. Housekeeping is very rude, wouldn't service my room the correct way and do not follow housekeeping procedures. We were here celebrating two birthdays during the trips and it's unfortunate to have celebrated in a place that did not make it special. Costa Rica is an amazing country but if you're looking to stay at this resort I would highly recommended you to think twice!! Will most definitely not be coming back!

Great Views, Good Location, Friendly Staff, Clean Rooms
jbr0lly, Winnipeg, Canada
Wed Jan 18 04:12:17 EST 2017
Before booking, we read all the reviews (good and bad) and had a good idea of what to expect. It is a 3.5 Star Hotel and priced accordingly. For our group (2 couples) it is what we wanted - reasonably priced leaving money for tours and adventures outside of the resort. The food, while good, does get repetitious but you can always step off the property, walk around Hermosa and check out some of the restaurants/bars. Getting into the "a la Carte" restaurant is tough - same day reservations only start at 6:30 am and by 6:45 they are all booked. The resort is built into the hillside offering fabulous views (we were on the 3rd floor) which makes walking up to the hotel very challenging but there are shuttles running every few minutes to take you around. Taking a shuttle to the very top offers a view of the volcano in Nicaragua! Try to avoid buying from the Gift Shop - they really gouge you. A can of Off insect repellant cost $22! You can take a 10 minute walk out the front gate to the Luperon (local store) and buy it for $8....and you will need bug spray! There is a wonderful, caring lady on the beach named Maria who gives great massages, but stay away from Jorge at Coco Tours, he's a con man. On the beach, there are also folks wanting you to take a tour of Secrets Resort (kind of a timeshare thing). We did. We had a great breakfast there (with bacon!) and real champagne Mimosas, got to walk around the resort then sat down and said "no" for the next hour. We were given $180 voucher as promised which we used that night for steak and lobster dinner at the La Casita Del Marisco restaurant on Hermosa beach. While Secrets is a lovely, isolated, luxury hotel, we actually preferred Villas Sol for the view and location! Yes, the pools and beaches can be busy at times but it was holiday time for Costa Rica and the children were out of school so you had locals vacationing also. All in all we had a good vacation (10 days). The country is beautiful and the people were friendly.

Neat little hotel
JENNIFER F, BLUE SPRINGS
Sat Jan 14 04:41:00 EST 2017
First time here. Wasn't sure what to expect. Views are amazing. Structure and routine of hotel was smooth. You could walk or take shuttles to get around property. Things are scattered around which for me was part of the charm. Some people may not like that. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was good. Wifi was ok and only available in room.

Nice villa, terrible pool, crowded beach, no parking, terrible service in the front desk
karias67, Heredia, Costa Rica
Wed Jan 11 12:27:12 EST 2017
We rented a villa for 5 nights with my family. It was a decent villa with a very nice view but don't plan on staying in the hotel for the amenities. The pool is quite ugly, the beach is crowded and far from being a beautiful paradise-like beach like many others in the area, the villas are located on a very steep slope and you have to park all the way down and many times wait for a shuttle under the sun or walk up the mountain yourself. Our door knob had issues and we slept without a lock for one night. Upon check-in they didn't even apologize for that and instead charged us $2 for a broken glass. Seriously?!?!

girls family trip
lynne r, midland, nb
Sun Jan 08 06:28:14 EST 2017
Did this trip with 2 sister-in-laws, girls week. Made transportation reversations from airport prior to leaving home and went smoothly $60us each way for all of us. check in was easy , we were early they gave us a place to leave our luggage & change into swimsuits, off to the pool. we had a studio villa on the hill, 1 of my sister-in-laws has some walking limitations and found this to be a bit of a challenge as we had to walk up a hill wait for a small truck then drive up,then down the very steep, twisty hill, transfer to a larger one to get to the pool, resturant and beach. although the drivers were very nice, I asked to change to hotel on the 2nd day, staff were very accommodating , helped us move. Now Hotel, pool, bar and resturant all togethere. perfect! You can buy into all inclusive daily, which worked well on days we remained on resort. food was just ok. always managed to find something we liked. Food off resort at restaurant was Great. nice weather, 1 rain day. staff pleasant and smiling. Beach was nice but no chairs in the sun. lots of Monkeys, Iguanas, birds and even a skunk.(didnt smell) Spent a day in Coco Beach, 20 minutes away, $20us for a cab each way. lots of souvenir shops street vendors and restaurant with great food, nice beach. did 2 day tours 1. Nicaragua tour. left 5:30am, return 1am long full day. saw lots of amazing things, monkeys, active volcano, horse & carriageride though city, A sunset boat tour, crossing boarder was interesting. Not a lot of walking which was good for our sister-in-law. food (included) was very good on trip. 2. Costours.was wild life boat tour with many amazing suprise stops on the way which gave us a wonderful look at life in Costa Rica. Amazing food included. loved this tour. TIP-we change money at airport when we got to Libera and it was unnecessary as they always give you the price in US$ change can get confussing. Also we bought rum at duty free in Costa Rica airport and when we got to Houston, customs confiscated it, said they didn't package it right. so best to buy and pack in check luggage. all in all great vacation!



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