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Villas Rio Mar

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900 Meters Northeast of the Dominical Entrance | along the Baru river side, Dominical 185-8000, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms are very clean, but the hotel needs to be upgraded or renovated. The food is not good, the breakfast was poor, only the fruits and pancakes were good. The pool is ok, but the towels they gave us were sooo old, even with holes and discolored - for a 3 stars hotels it's a shame ! wifi is available... More 

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Canby, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel! Room was comfortable and clean. Took a while messing with AC power button on wall to get it to work but after that, no issues. Feels like a little oasis in the middle of the jungle! Staff was great. Lots of different plants, flowers and trees that are labelled so you know what they are.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (and particularly the kids!) loved this place. The rooms were probably the best we've seen in Costa Rica (and we've been here a while!) - recently updated, just about hermetically sealed so we didn't spot one bug (not even an ant when we spilt some sugary drink!!), great shower and a fantastic outdoor seating area with Mosquito nets around.... More 

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Braidwood, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a nice resort but not what we had expected. We loved the rooms the open air sitting area was great. The mattress were worn out as were the pillows. The pool and swim up bar were fantastic. It was cleaned everyday. We did have problems with the restuarant. We were there for 3 nights and 2 of the... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at Villas Rio Mar. The unique room design with the outdoor living space was very comfortable and private with mosquito netting hanging down. There is a mini fridge, small table, and loveseat and chair. Gives you the feeling of having your living room in the outdoors. The pool is big with a swim up bar.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am the teacher on a group tour of 10 high school students. We stayed here for two nights and I thought it was fantastic. Yes, the rooms are a little bit dated but there is more than enough room for 2 people per room. The outside balcony gives plenty more room and has a mini fridge, small table and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Despite the friendly staff at the front desk and in the kitchen, and the awesome views, this place isn't all that great. Tour busses always come to this stop, making it noisy. The beds were uncomfortable, and the food had a somewhat unappealing selection. I would recommend this hotel to families with small children, or older folks/couples.

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Ajo, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is an older establishment with lots of character. The staff is friendly and eager to assist. The pool was amazing. The bungalows are comfortable and give more privacy than a hotel. The restaurant was very good.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A little out of the way down a bumpy road that is not well-lit at night. It's about 15 minutes from the center of Dominical town, right on the river. The grounds are beautiful and scented with ylang-ylang due to the trees on the property (it's like staying inside a Chanel No. 5 bottle). You fall asleep to birdsong and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I needed a place to stay for one night on my way down to the Osa peninsula. I had researched a few hotels around Dominical and decided to stay here at the Villas Rio Mar. The price was very reasonable compared to others in the area and the hotel was easy to find. Just enter the village off of the... More 

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