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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We walked-in one evening and were offered a competitive rate, given that we went in the busiest time of the year (New Year's eve). The location was perfect, 3 blocks from a fantastic beach and 2 blocks from the Park. The hotel is new, especially the block of rooms where we stayed. The room was very modern and it also...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This hotel is superbly situated a 3 minute walk from the national park entrance and a 3 minute walk from the main strip (restaurants, bars, souvenir shops) & pacific ocean; no need for bus or taxi to/from popular area. This beats many other hotels who claim to be Manuel Antonio hotels however are 3+ km away. The room was clean,...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 January 2016

My girlfriend and I spent a week traveling through Costa Rica and Hotel Vela Bar was a definite highlight. The hotel is literally a block away from both the ocean and the national park. The staff was excellent and very helpful with planning excursions; they would even call and check with different locations to help set up things like shuttles...

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment and stay with us. We are really working hard every day to satisfy our costumers, is not easy, but our goal is to be the best option nearby Manuel Antonio beach, and I guess we are close to it!

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Perfect location , 2 blocks from beach & restaurants .1 block directly In front of hotel to Manuel Antonio park entrance to buy tickets . 25min walk to beach once in the park timed it !lol!! Staff was awesome very friendly , Pool was small but. Perfect after a long day at the beach or walking ,I would say probably...

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 23 December 2015

First thing's first -- for you American and Canadian travelers - the costa rica hotel experience is all about the boutigue hotel owner. In places like Manuel Antonio, there are no chain hotels -- I found the Vela Bar online at booking.com. A lot of the larger hotels were sold out so I decided to give this hotel a chance....

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Thank you "Hotel_Sam" for your wonderful comment, our new version of Vela Bar is getting more costumers day by day, we used to be an old dated place and now, after a lot of work, we are one of the best choices around Manuel Antonio beach. We are glad you like the rooms and the staff, sorry for the coffe...

Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a good hotel to go for Manuel Antonio. It is really close to the national park and to the sea. Rooms are really nice and clean and staff was so much friendly. Only thing I did not like was the breakfast. I think that gallo pinto and eggs are most than essential on Costa Rica breakfast.

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Merry Xmas Jason A, thank you for your visit and your comment. As you say our location is one of the main reason people choose us, and off course the new rooms. About breakfast we do continental with some "spanish style" (ham, cheese, salads) and due to our lack of restaurant we can not offer other kind of breakfast.

Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to Manuel Antonio . Costa rica for over sixteen years and this year at the end of my two months I decided to treat myself to a absolute stunning hotel 200mts away from the main beach . From the lush grounds to the well appointed rooms this hotel ranks as the best deal near the park ....

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VelaBar, Manager at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review

Mr Cherwoniak. It was a pleasure talking to you every morning and night, thank you for show me the other day the "monkey with no arm" and help me with the situation that happened with the costumers (you know what I mean). You became part of our family and all our staff is missing you much. Merry Xmas and Happy...

Reviewed 30 November 2015

This hotel is in a great position just 100 meters or so from the entrance to the park. If you have a car, they have parking, which is hard to find down in this crowded part of the town. We stayed in room 4 which has been newly renovated and is a junior suite. The room is clean and comfy,...

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VelaBar, Gerente at Hotel Vela Bar, responded to this review
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Buenos dias. Muchas gracias por sus comentarios y sugerencias Tomaremos en cuenta lo de las sillas dentro de la habitacion...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We stayed in one of the Junior Suites at Vela Bar and had a great experience. Pros - A/C!! - immaculate rooms, very clean, nice modern design - beautiful pool with lounge chairs in a nice poolside area - less than a 5 min walk to the Manuel Antonio park entrance - very reasonable price Cons - breakfast is a...

1Thank J K
Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I stayed in hotel Vela Bar for a full weekend and I have to say it was amazing !! the rooms are very nice, clean and safe !! I got to admit I was a little scared becuse some reviews I read said that the hotel was being remodeled and there was a lot of noise beginning at 7 pm,...

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable Beach hotel located in one of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio Beaches in Puntarenas Quepos, just 200 meters from the entrance to the most visited Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park, characterized by beautiful beaches, stunning National Park views, incredible sunsets, where you can admire a unique nature, few steps to admire the beauty of a troop of titi monkeys, or delight your ears with the murmur of the howler monkeys or the acrobatics of white face monkeys, in order flora and fauna within your reach in a natural setting. Come, enjoy it and remember Costa Rica is "PURA VIDA" ... more   less 

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Address: Manuel Antonio Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: ₹ 8,393 - ₹ 14,078 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Vela Bar 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Newly refurbished rooms are spacious, modern with large balcony and A/C, accessed from the ground floor ramp.”
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“Take the second floor or inner rooms. Main floor (room 1)is too close to main desk. ”
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“This is an adults only hotel so it is super quiet.”
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