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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Braidwood, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We spent one night at the Villas Rio Mar. It is a very nice hotel with an extremely helpful staff. My wife fell ill on the way to Dominical, with nausea and fainting due to an intestinal virus that hit other members of our tour group as well. The staff, especially the young lady who was at the front desk... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Loved my bungalow, which set off to the side between the lush garden and the river. Not far from the ocean. The price is right, for this quint bungalow that comes with an indoor room, and out door room with pretty flowy netting, fridge, kitchen counter, out door furniture, and hammock. The free breakfast buffet was great. The pool very... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stayed at Villas Rio Mar, 1/2 way thru our trip around Costa Rica, this is a great spot, one can walk to town and the beach from here. The hotel is clean and food is good and good service. Villas also had some things for the kids to play (traveling with teenagers) mini-golf, pool and darts. We also took... More 

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