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Villas Rio Mar

3.0 of 5 800 meters northeast of the Dominical entrance | along the Baru river side, Dominical 1645-2050, 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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University Heights, Ohio, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When looking for relaxation, great scenery, wonderful food and amazing people, Villas Rio Mar is the place to go in Dominical! The service is out of this world - after coming back year after year, I look forward to seeing the staff as much as I do the beautiful beach and gorgeous scenery! Anything you need, whether it be help... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed our stay. The rooms are basic but fine. The pool is nice if you are with kids. Ask for your rooms to be near each other bc the place is big. Staff was perfectly fine. The greatest surprise was how good the food was at the restaurant. Overall, a good get for the... More 

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Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for three nights. The road to the hotel was difficult to find at first and quite bumpy. It is not directly in the center - which we'd liked. The walk to Dominical was roughly 15min. Some review bullet points to the hotel itself: The hotel's flair is very 'holiday-like' and welcoming - nice and well... More 

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, Mil gracias por sus comentarios, pafra nosotros siempre seran bienvenidos. Si bien es cierto no estamos en el... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this great place to stay in Dominical. Great vibe, very friendly staff, wonderful, big pool, lovely grounds, and peaceful, due to being set on a 800m track that leads off from the main road. Two small things mean it gets a 4-star rather than 5-star rating from me! The rooms are pretty basic and smell a bit musty,... More 

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest, We would like to say thanks for all your comments. It is always nice to hear when our clients enjoy they stay in our hotel. Also to get to the beach, you can go by car, and there are many places where you can go, especially we are nearby to the national Park Marino Ballena and Manuel Antonio... More 

Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has a beautiful setting and the grounds are immaculate. The staff wasn't very friendly when we checked in and we had problems with one room. We had four rooms for our group, and the A/C did not work in our children's room. The staff worked on it for a while, got it started but then it broke again... More 

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thanks for to take your time to send us your comments, sorry you've had that uncomfortable experience and we would like to offer our apologies, however you stay at our hotel in one of our superior rooms which are with air conditioning and TV, originally the booking of your group was to stay in standard rooms which do... More 

Deisenhofen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site is located at a river, about half a mile away from the beach. Very clean, well-kept and beautiful area with many plant and flowers and very much space between. The bungalows are quite small and old but definitely ok. Staff had good and bad days.

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Hola estimado cliente, Le agradecemos que se haya tomado el tiempo para escribirnos, nos da gusto saber de usted, nuestra... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the staff nice and helpful, the food is good if you like tico food,it was clean ,air-conditioned, i guess our only complaint was the supposed bed(king), was really two cheap , not very comfortable ,twin beds pushed together. they also only gave 1 towel and no blankets, i personally wouldn't return for this reason.

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you very much for taking your time to write, sorry you've had such a bad experience and we would like to offer the appropriate apologies, but for sure all our rooms are molted their respective sheets and towel. Precisely this is the reason why we are pleased that our customers make their comments with the aim to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The outside and pool area is beautiful! The rooms look cool but ours was dirty and the the fan was very loud. There was dirt on the walls and parts of the room were broken or falling apart. Wifi doesn't reach to the rooms. It wasn't bad but was not great. We wouldn't stay there again.

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Customer, We appreciate your comments, for us is always necessary and very important, just to do the requirements necessary and to keep improving and to give the opportunity to our customers to keep visiting us to see the improvements. We apologies for the inconvenient, our hotel has 52 rooms of which there are 4 categories, with AC, TV, kitchen,... More 

Logan Lake, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed 3 nights here until we continued to backpack around Costa Rica. What a wonderful place. So clean and the hut like rooms made it so cute and comfy. The pool was super beautiful. Lots of flowers would fall into the pool. Fantastic Staff from the front desk, cleaning and restaurant. Highly Recommend.

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Nos sentimos muy alagados por sus comentarios, nos hacen sentir que nuestro trabajo es importante. Nuestro objetivo es lograr que... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The access road is gravel and it needs to be repaired but once you are there you will find a beautiful property with gardens and well maintained. On one side of the property there is a little river and in front across the street there is the Baru river with its beautiful light green color. The room is big enough... More 

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you so much for you nice comment, we really appreciate your stay here in our hotel was satisfied, we are more than happy to hear you were blessed and happy,. The Dominical area and our surroundings are very nice and easy to walk to town, although the road is ballast and relaxing and many think to do!... More 

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Address: 800 meters northeast of the Dominical entrance | along the Baru river side, Dominical 1645-2050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas Rio Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Villas Rio Mar Hotel Dominical
Hotel Rio Mar
Rio Mar Hotel
Villas Rio Mar Costa Rica/Dominical
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dominical

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