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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


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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:
Heliconia Restaurant - A ll carte restaurant featuring Costa Rican cuisine. Open from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.
La Bahia Restaurant and Bar - International specialty restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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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Had a wonderful time
Keith J, Broomfield, Colorado
Thu Feb 04 11:37:13 EST 2016
We went on vacation for our first time to Costa Rica last week and had a great time. We stayed in the hotel, so I can't speak about the Villas, but found the rooms to be very nice. The room was plain, but very well maintained and everything worked properly. The views on the balcony were amazing! The beaches were very nice and certainly walkable (though it is hilly as everyone has said). The food was good, not great, but they had a nice variety and the staff was very helpful and courteous throughout our stay. Juan at the front desk was awesome! I read some of the negative reviews before I left, so I was a little nervous, but personally we didn't have any problems, and I would certainly stay here again. More>

The holiday package SCAM
Kerryn D, Bega, Australia
Wed Feb 03 12:35:03 EST 2016
Please was excellent. Couldn't fault the food or service. Had to pay for Wifi though. Did the tour and bought the "package"! Thought it looked great. The holiday system they explained seemed good. Paid a hefty deposit and since 25th October been paying off the package from our bank account. Still no package! Not even on their system! Now we get an email stating that they have not received any monies for the package. The head office for Holiday systems in 7690 W Cheyenne Ave, Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89129. They don't have out money either. The person that sold us the package can't be contact - phone disconnected. Villa del sol are not answering emails. Now we have to go to the bank and stop payment and try and get our money back. Buyer BEWARE!!!!! More>

Sister Trip
Sheridee10,
Tue Feb 02 15:15:44 EST 2016
Temp was in the 90's. We stayed in the hotel. The beach was down hill. The truck shuttle is available but you have to wait and sometimes it takes awhile. We enjoyed looking for large iguanas on premises. There are howler monkeys in the trees by the beach. Entering the beach you will be approached by people trying to sell you something. I met Maria the massage therapist on the beach our last day there. She was very friendly and does a wonderful job for a very resonable price. More>

Don't expect a good night's sleep
Nelson d, Tucson, Arizona
Tue Feb 02 12:26:04 EST 2016
This was our third visit to Villa Sol. It has been one of our favorite places to stay. The quality of food has improved steadily. The views are stunning. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help; they truly embody the spirit we have expected from Costa Rica and why we keep coming back. Our only wish is that the helpful attitude of the line staff extended to the reservation & reception staff. Due to an accident and torn knee meniscus, it became difficult for my wife to climb stairs. We called the Villa reservation desk and explained the situation and requested a room with a minimum of stairs. We were told the resort was full and no changes could be made, but that the room we were in required climbing only 11 steps. During previous stays, the steps were outside the suite and once inside, everything was on one level. Upon arrival, we discovered the suite had 22 steps inside, with the bathroom and bedrooms upstairs and the kitchen/living area downstairs. We arrived early, before checkin time and so we went to the reception desk and requested a change. We were told the resort was full and no room change was available, in spite of many people not yet having checked in. We were told they would try to see if they could change rooms at a later date. This is their way of saying "ain't gonna happen." We adapted by my son and I running up and down and my wife restricting herself to whatever floor she was on; tough when you have to use a bathroom. The bed mattresses were as hard as rocks. we requested a mattress pad or a change of mattresses. Reception desk said they would call maintenance and take care of it; nothing happened. My wife and I woke up every day with sore ribs and backs; our 26 year old son could not sleep in either of the two beds in the second bedroom (even harder than our bed) so had to sleep on the couch. We paid for a two bedroom suite of which we were only able to sleep in one bedroom; we all wished there were more sofa's for the rest of us. In truth, this experience is very different from our previous visits to Villa Sol. Upon checkout, I reviewed the bill and found a $20 charge for dining. We had an all-inclusive plan for our entire stay there, so there should've been no charges.....we contested the charges and 4 phone calls and half an hour later, no explanation could be given what the charge was for and it was finally removed. Fortunately, we were on our way to another resort and this did not delay a flight. We caught up on our sleep at the next destination. Other than the accomodations, everything else was wonderful, however, it does not occur to staff that the primary reason for staying somewhere is to SLEEP! We are hoping this stay was an aberration and will give Villa Sol one more try before giving up and staying elsewhere on our visits to that part of Costa Rica. Just be forewarned, you may not get the sleep you expect and complaining to management will get you empty promises, unlike what you expect in the US. A huge scorpion crawled under patio door into our suite; being from Arizona, we knew how to dispatch it to bug heaven. Poor maintenance; 20+ years in Arizona and we have never had a scorpion get into our house! Patio doors have huge gaps under patio door -- stuff a towel into crack to keep the crawlies out. More>

For us a good review
Pat B, Leonia
Mon Feb 01 02:37:39 EST 2016
Have seen various reviews, some 5s and some 3s but to me this is a solid place. Check in was cordial, greater they tried to get us on a tour of property for discounts was not pushy and initial experience was fine. We are in a 2br villa. Nice view, clean and comfortable.with the way the first few days have turned out, I could come back. More>



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