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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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Newmarket, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Villas Rio Mar offers a beautiful atmosphere to stay in Dominical. It is far enough away that you do not hear any noise, but close enough that it is a quick walk into town. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgable. My boyfriend and I were very happy with our 4 night stay here. The landscaping is beautiful and the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 days during the low season, just my girlfriend and I, and had a great experience. The grounds are beautiful and breakfast was a huge plus. Walking distance to the beach and little town of Dominical. Awesome place to stay if you want to surf for a week, but not stay in a hostel. During our trip... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week at villas Rio mar with 3 children. We loved the hotel and Dominical. There was a lovely lady on the tour desk who arranged lots of things to do - surfing lessons, boat trip, horse riding, zip wires and yoga. All staff were friendly and helpful.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed just for one night in a Superior Room at Villas Rio Mar and were very pleased with the experience. The location and surroundings are amazing, with nice gardens ideal for bird watching and a jungle trail to explore, also the Barú River just across the street is a beautiful sight. We walked down to a... More 

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Westerlo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is situated 1 km. outside Dominical , next to the river. It has a beautiful garden with several little houses with 4 rooms each. The rooms are spacious and clean , have a little patio. The pool is nice and next to the pool there is a 'Toucan' tree where you can see a group of Toucans every... More 

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miami,Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is perfect I like the walk to the beach even though it was raining , the Breakfast was good , the beds and pillows in the room we had was very uncomfortable, air conditioning was very noise Over all If I had an okay time. Note: couple of tips bring beach towels, Umbrellas mosquito repellent , bath soap,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good family hotel, resident Toucans in the trees which is awesome, pool was a big hit with the kids and we wandered around the paths looking for birds and found all sorts of cool stuff. Food was average, but there are great options in the village for eating. Beds are firm, which we like. Rooms are comfortable. We liked it.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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 June 3, 2015

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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