Villas Sol Hotel And Beach Resort3.5 out of 5.0
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2 night stay at beginning and end of trip. 1st room ok, 2nd room my friend told me it look like mold in room......she wouldn't stay here again. Pool is nice, so is beach. Accomadtions not the greatest. The grounds well kept.
This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we couldn't have had a better experience. When first leaving the airport we were a little worried the whole trip would be full of people trying to scam us, but the staff around the entire resort were amazing! At check in all of the staff explained everything of our stay very well including what was and was not included with our package. The wait staff at the restaurants was more then eager to cater to our every need and was nice every time we entered the restaurants. The food overall was very good as well, not a huge amount of variety but they do an amazing job mixing up the flavors in each dish. The bartenders every night were great as well, they gave us good tips on places to visit and even gave us some extra Spanish lessons to help communicate with people outside of the resort. We loved this trip and this resort and could not recommend the entire journey enough!
Staff was great! Location too. But everything is over rated, over expensive. You have to pay for Internet after all you pay?! It was my honeymoon and I asked for a king size bed and got 2 queens, that was weird. Had issue with the hot water. Just not please with my experience. They offer packages only if other couples sign up which ofcourse with my luck no one sign up so we only did the zip line which was great. Don't stay here
Amazing trip everything was awesome , perfect price
My wife and I took a vacation here for my birthday. We had a wonderful time. The food and the staff were great. Better wifi and more activities would be great, but it was an overall amazing experience.
great everything, we pent only a weekend here and the entertainment and staff were exceptional. the rooms were clean and large. the view at the restaurant was magnificent, we went kayaking and that was great would return@!!!!!!
We really liked our stay at the resort. Food was good, drinks too...:) Stuff was very friendly. Great view from the balcony of the hotel!
This hotel has the best views around! The rooms are nice and clean, the staff is super friendly, the food is great, the grounds are gorgeous, and the activities are fun. I definitely recommend to anyone to check this place out. If you can get a group of peoe, definitely rent one of the larger villas!
Good experience, staff was great, few minor issues which were quickly resolved. We'd go back
the location and value of the hotel was great. only a few minor things like them forgetting to do a wake up call, and us having to ask for an alarm clock in the room, and the shower not having hot water, but other than that the place was great for the price.
Villas Sol was an excellent choice for a resort. It was beautiful, in a great location, and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It was conveniently located near the beach and many great activities.
Had a wonderful time at Villas Sol. Staff is second to none. Beautiful View, many activities, nice people.
The view was beautiful, but the actual location was not so nice. You had to take the little shuttles to the beach,sometimes there was a wait to get one, and if you're from Florida you will be disappointed because the beach area is ugly, that black sand. The pools are quite crowded as this is a timeshare resort place...lots of very small people everywhere!! All in all it was a good value for the money, I will pick another location next time in Costa Rica.
I was expecting the Villa Sol to be a true all inclusive comparable to the others I have stayed at around the Caribbean and in Costa Rica ,that being said I was wrong in me expectations. They are more of an A.I. Resort on their terms ,like no water,soda or beer in your room and if you ask for it your told point blank NO you can go to the store and buy your own( their words not mine) the restaurant is ok but the portions are small and the selection is limited, except for breakfast which is fantastic.The bar is small and crowded so the bartenders just ignore you and a side note its a little strange when you see children sitting at the bar playing on their I pads . The staff almost go out of their way to ignore you . Now the plus side they do have some positives ,the pool bar is fun and Elmer is a fun bartender and the entertainment staff go out of their way to make it fun,the burgers ,dogs and nachos at the pool are some of the best food we ate there,drinks are excellent . They do have a few other staff members that go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable Sergio and Flory in the main dining area greet you with a Hola and a smile( simple but goes a long way)Gilbert our concierge was also very pleasant . Over all I would not return to this hotel due to the lack of personal interaction by the bulk of the staff ( managers included)
Bar tenders and activity staff were great. Food service and house keeping were poor. It was a struggle every meal to get water/coffee/drinks when basically that is the only task they have to do. They walk around and do not make eye contact with anyone so you cannot signal them that you need something. More than once I had to get up and poor my own water and coffee. The food was okay with little variety. Same breakfast everyday. Other meals were often dry and over cooked. If you want your one specialty restaurant meal, you have to get there at 6:30 a.m. to make your reservation for that evening. They only allow 8 diners per night for the entire resort...why bother. House keeping would come take your soap, wash cloths, etc. and not replace anything. They also just turned my old coffee cup over without washing it. It still had stains in it. Not much going on at night, but you can go to bars along the beach to have drinks and sometimes run into the staff drinking after hours and they are more than willing to show you a good time. The locals are very friendly and the nearby towns are nice to go too. Just not much keeping you in this resort. This is definitely not a resort that you would want to stay around and hang out in. It is a resort that you simply sleep in, occasionally eat in and have some drinks in between going somewhere else to have a good time. BTW the drink menu consists of 10 drinks and they do not stray from that. No drinks with banan or coconut...? Isn't this the tropics? In sum, if you get a GREAT (CHEAP) deal and do not have high expectations about the resort and just need a place to crash while you enjoy yourself eslewhere...which I recommend in this beautiful country...and don't require any type of service or attention, stay here for it's location. As a fellow guest's first impression stated, "Quite Underwhelming".
Overall it was a great experience. The front desk was not very helpful and not so friendly. They charge a dollar per min while making a local call. Hotel Condovac next door offers phone calls for a dollar for 8 min plus they offer three computers for internet use. How ever the staff at the restaurant were excellent. Especially Donaldo and the best bartender Mike. They helped us out even better than the front desk. The location is close to Playa Coco. The tours are alot cheaper at the beach than at the hotel. Has some very nice views especially from the bar and restaurant.
If you stay at the hotel, be warned. It seems as though the only reason this place has a 4 star rating is due to the villas... the actual hotel is more like a 2.5. Very disappointing. The food was inferior as well. My husband and I had read other reviews praising the cuisine. I'm not sure if the menu changed since then? I suppose it's wonderful food if you enjoy rice, beans, and plantains for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. The resort is also a distance from the beach. You must take a shuttle bus to the public beach that is filled with vendors. The resort also offers no night life. Period. We would definitely stay elsewhere if we ever return to Costa Rica.
everyone was extremely friendly. The food was great - scenery beautiful!~
We had a great time, the Hotel is beautiful and super super clean and organized, the staff is super helpful and kind.
nice room in hotel. beautiful view. buffet food was good especially soup and fish. would have like to see some bacon at breakfast. a la carte was very good. gingers in town very short walk great tapas. and 7 year old flora de cana. i rented a car for 7 of the 10 days.concierge set it up which was nice went surfing in tamarindo and golfing at westin and papagayo. wife and sister in law took bus for 2 bucks to playa coco while i golfed. great time eat before you go to the airport juice box and egg mcmuffin equivelant $16.50 usd