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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Logan Lake, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Granite Bay, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently stayed at Villas Rio Mar in Dominical, Costa Rica. Great place to stay with beautiful grounds,bungalow style rooms, fantastic staff that aims to make you feel at home and who's goal is to make your stay and awesome one. On our stay the pool was drained due to earthquake damage so as compensation the resort offered us a 30%... More

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We loved our stay here. Great price, beautiful property, and comfy rooms. The drinks at the restaurant were delicious and everyone was very nice. Definitely going back. Can't wait to go back and stay here again.s

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write this comment. We are pleased you liked the hotel and drinks! We hope to see you again here at Villas Rio Mar. Staff of Villas Rio Mar More

Superior, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We cam to Dominical for a wedding and ended up staying here because of a recommendation. Glad we did! Villas Rio Mar is a beautiful and accommodating place to stay. The grounds are well manicured, the pool is awesome, the adjoining bar has a tropical tiki style to it, the room was very nice, and felt completely safe. But the... More

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write this comment. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Villas Rio Mar We hope to see you here again at Villas Rio Mar. Staff of Villas Rio Mar. More

Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Just before dinner hundreds of Chestnut-mandibled Toucans stopped for snacks in the trees as they flew over on their way to their nightly roosts. Magnificent birds and fun to photograph. They can be seen from all over the hotel grounds or in a huge tree on the road out front, 4:30 to 5:30 every night.

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking your time to write this comment. Every day we see a lot of Tucans here in our beautiful garden. We are glad to see them here because it add something extra to it. We hope to see you here again at Villas Rio Mar. Staff of Villas Rio Mar More

Heredia, Costa Rica
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

the hotel is simple, dated and some urgent maintenance should be done I order to fix that situations, ie rusted roof at the entrance, mold and spider webs on our room 331,... The mold smell on the room was strong, we fight it by turning the ac at max capacity to dry it, not successful, but got used to it.Despite... More

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you very much for your time to write this comment. We are sorry to hear about the mold and the spider webs. The mold is something we cannot control; we are in a tropical environment after all. We are always willing to help if you need something when its not there. We are glad you liked the... More

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed here in mid August 2014. Probably the first thing you notice is the stunning landscape, just full of flowers. The room was perfect, beds great, with good aircon and huge, private bathroom. Refrigerator included. Cleanliness great. There was no unwelcome noise and overall privacy was great. Room service was good. Other facilities include a fantastic pool, restaurant with... More

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

Hi dear Steve, Thank you so much for your good-looking comments! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the lovely environment and nature around you, including the Corcovado tour while there and our beautiful green areas (especially the Baru River) and the other facilities include our pool, restaurant with bar, and tennis courts, also we do have a little mini golf... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly and the parking was plentiful. The rate was very reasonable. The menu was varied and the cocktails were yummy! We loved the pool, which was clean and just the right temperature. We don't usually do hotels with pools but sitting by the side of... More

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Estimados amigos, Muchas gracias por sus comentarios tan gentiles, nos sentimos muy complacidos que la haya pasado muy bien acá... More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pros: -Quiet place to relax -Units are organized in a way that makes the experience private -Loved the idea of a living room terrace -Bathroom is large -Food was very good and not overly priced -Site has a lot of trees and plants -Grateful for being given a room upgrade at no charge -Solar power panels and sustainability measures Cons:... More

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write this comment. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here. We are working on it to change those parts of the rooms in the future The humid smell is something we can not change because we are in the tropical environment, but for sure we are trying the... 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

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