Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews
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4.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby El Handyman from South Carolina
Villaggio, clean, quiet, and great servicePosted Feb 12, 2012
Pros: Lots of space, clean ,quiet, great pool
Cons: Beds are quite hard
Location: A bit remote, and hour walk along the beach to Flamingo, a few local bars and markets within 10 minutes on footy
I went to Flamingo Beach to learn Spanish and chose this hotel in Protrero, originally I only booked 4 days but extended for my entire stay of 14 days. the units are condos with 2 units per building. I had a large kitchen, good sized bedroom, and bathroom, also there was a small patio off the kitchen. The location is a little remote so if you don't have a car you will need to take cabs which can be arranged at reception. You can walk in 15 minutes to the beach, Playa La Penca is very clean, good for swimming,sunsets, and there weren't many people. You can also walk 10 minutes to two local food stores, both adequate for the basics but don't expect to find fresh meats or seafood. There is also a popular bar next to the markets, called Las Brisas, basic beach bar, good place to end the day as the sun goes down. The Marco Polo restaurant is 5 minutes away, Italian fare, good service, average prices, good food, I returned 3 times and was never disappointed , try the Caesar salad, tuna carpaccio, or tagliatelle con carne, I also had a decent steak, actually prepared as I asked...very rare! The hotel has wifi in the courtyard near reception, there's an ice cream shop with homemade ice cream and they make great coffees, as you would hope in Costa Rica. The Villaggio has a fantastic pool, it never became crowded and there's a huge jacuzzi as well. They have daily cleaning of the units, and laundry service, I definitely recommend Villaggio if you are looking for a clean, quiet place
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Chicago, IL
Pros, cons of Villagio-Posted Feb 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
Overall, my stay at the Villagio was great. I was in Costa Rica for a friend's destination wedding at one of the resorts on Playa Flamingo. The Villagio was much more affordable than many of the resorts in Playa Flamingo. The free wi-fi in the main areas worked fine. The rooms were large and very clean. The hotel staff was so friendly and helpful. There is a tourist-organizer-tour outfitter right in the main plaza of the hotel. The Villago has 3 pools, a small gellato store and espresso cafe, plus the main Marco Polo restaurant. There are long termers there (staying 6 weeks- many months), as well as people who seemed to own their condo/villa as a vacation home, etc. I stayed for 1 wk. The place seems to be run by Italians. Many also spoke English, in addition to Spanish and Italian. My only concern was the location-- and this depends on what you were planning on doing, and if you rented a car. I did not rent a car, but needed to be in Flamingo beach daily for wedding activities. The public bus stop is about 1 block from the Villagio, which was great-- and only costs about $1 US. This is what I usually did. The bus did not run very late, however, and if I was out past 9 pm, I needed to pay $10 US for a cab to take me about 4-5 miles back to the Villagio. So, if I had rented a car, great, no issues. If I took the public bus and had no time constrictions, great, no problem. If I'm not on a budget, cab, great, no problem. Additionally, you could walk from the Portreo beach to the Flamingo beach during the day in about 30- 40 minutes. The Villagio is actually in the Playa Portrero area (as opposed to the 'downtown' Portreo area). Most of the roads are not paved. Hope this helps, I would easily use this hotel again.