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Villas Alturas

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Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a 2bedroom villa and it was perfect for us. AC in the bedrooms, fans throughout kept it comfortable in the heat. The view from our balcony was choice and from the pool deck was breathtaking! Staff were nice and very helpful. We are pretty much DIY travelers and their laid back response to us was great. The... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for your feedback! We are always looking for ways to improve every aspect of our hotel, service and food. We recently changed the breakfast menu, maybe one day you will come back. thank you for taking time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay and areas we can improve to make... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have traveled all over the world and this place was the most amazing accommodations and view I have ever seen. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You can hear the monkeys in the nearby forest. It's a peaceful piece of heaven.

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! We appreciate you being our guest and taking the time to let us know of your experience. Pura Vida! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great peaceful and beautiful location. Pros: Food, service and staff, bartender were all great and helpful. Great common area for al fresco dining, a great drink, great food and an excellent included breakfast. Grounds and hillside location were great. Room is a villa with kitchen type with one bedroom. Cons: Only the bedroom had A/C, would have been nice to... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear of your experience with us. Thank you for letting us know your thoughts and also on areas we can improve. We appreciate you taking time to write a review, pura vida! More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable one & two bedroom villias perched on the rainforest hillside with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the Wales Tale. Large covered decks with hammock, rocking chairs and dinning table with chairs for magical outdoor dining. Well equipped kitchen and great hot water showers. The pool and restaurant are very nice. We were plesantly surprised with the awsome... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

It makes our day when we receive feedback like this! Thank you so much for taking time to give us your thoughts, it means a lot t all of us. So glad you enjoyed the hotel and sanctuary, we are passionate about both and glad we could be part of your special vacation. WE too hope to see you again!... More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying here for two nights and they were the calmest, most relaxing nights of my trip. Villas Alturas is everything all the other reviews have implied. It has a great location with some of if not the best views in Costa Rica.The villas are great and are exactly as they are in the pictures. The... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us, our staff really cares about our guests happiness and it shows! We are glad you stayed with us and thank you for taking time our of your day to let us and other know of your experience! More 

Jensen beach , fl
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Villas Alturas for Mom's 78th Birthday Celebration. Mom and Dad have never been to Costa Rica. Now they want to move here. The staff at Villas Alturas made very moment special. The room was spotless and spacious and had a full kitchen. "The view is spectacular " were Mom's first words. Evening cocktails by the pool were a... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us for such a special occasion, so glad it met your expectations and also that of the birthday lady! Our staff works so hard to ensure every guests experience is a memorable one, thanks for sharing your experience with us, grateful! More 

Sunnyvale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Villas Alturas was everything the picture implied - the view was just that exciting and spectacular and the service, cleanliness, friendliness was all there to make an unforgettable experience! Often promotional material embellishes conditions enough to appear better than the reality, but not Villas!! It's just a great place - highly recommended to enjoy the Southern region of the Pacific... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate all the feedback and take everything into consideration for future guests. More 

Commerce Township, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Villas Alturas 2 years ago and had such an amazing experience that when we decided to take another trip to Costa Rica, we knew we had to stay at Villas Alturas again, although it was under new ownership. I booked a room months in advance for 2 nights and even requested Villa #3 as... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for giving us your feedback. We apologize that no explanation was given, we try our best to accommodate all special requests but often times it is not possible do to other guests check out or check in dates. The great thing about Villas Alturas is that all villas are spacious and have ocean... More 

Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is our second time staying at Villas Alturas - the first trip was perfect, but they still managed to make it better for the second. Since we'd left, they'd added an entire animal sanctuary in the back of the property with pretty much every tropical creature in Costa Rica (at least all the interesting ones). They let you take... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the stellar review! we appreciate you taking the time to let us and others know about your experience. The biggest compliment is repeat guests, and as you said many changes have been made and more to come! thank you! More 

Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The food is delicious, the villas are spacious, fully equipped and super clean. The view from the pool area and the room balcony amazing. The staff is friendly and helpful. It's a paradise! Just be awarded that you need a 4x4 car to get to this paradise because the entrance is rocky. Dominical beach is 10 min ride from the... More 

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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for taking time to let us know, it makes our day! Although a 4x4 is highly recommended, there are guests that comes with a sedan. The charm of our area is those dirt roads, it wouldn't be the jungle without it! thank you for being our guest. More 

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