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Villas Rio Mar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 meters northeast of the Dominical entrance | along the Baru river side, Dominical 1645-2050, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 11 hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Shelburne, Vermont
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I recently stayed at the Rio Mar. The grounds were impeccable, birds everywhere, beautiful large pool, very attractive rooms with AC and a fan. Most importantly though was the staff. Stella and Aileen at the front desk were a delight, always smiling ready to help with phone calls, information and a great attitude. The restaurant also exceeded expectation for the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Villas Rio Mar. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and liked our restaurant. Breakfast is always from 7 to 10 , with this buffet every guest can choose what he or she wants. Every day we try to help our guest as much as we can and of course with... More

Orlando, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Villas Rio Mar. The room was a good size, clean and had a lovely porch out front. The staff was friendly. We enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant. Breakfast was nothing to write home about - just okay. The grounds were well kept. We did not use the pool. We would stay here again.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for opinion, we always appreciate it. We are glad you liked it here at Villas Rio Mar. We are sorry to hear the breakfast was just okay, we would like to improve it so it can be better when you are here next time. We hope you enjoyed the Dominical area as well! Staff of Villas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The best option for all travellers, beautiful and peacefull at the same time, surrounded by nature. Love and recommend this amazing hotel at 100%, you must visit the beautiful beach and villas!!! Very friendly staff!!

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your time to make a comment. We are glad to hear you would recommend us and you enjoyed your stay here. Did you know that near dominical there amazing waterfalls? We would love to see you here again at Villas Rio Mar. Staff of Villas Rio Mar More

Edwards, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed here for 6 nights. The staff is wonderful, the food at the restaurant is great, and the grounds are gorgeous. It was great to have a pool to dip in when it was so hot outside. On the downside - it is about a 15 minute walk into town and when it's muggy, felt longer. My husband... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying with us. We are glad to hear you liked the food in our restaurant and our gardens, we try hard to get them in a good condition. It is good to hear you found a solution for the board, we know we are a little bit out of town but we like... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went in the off season for my 37th birthday and loved it! The staff was fantastic, the front desk was helpful with any questions we had and were very nice. The pool was large and beautiful, since there were fewer guests it was never over crowded. The entire property was clean and full of flora and fauna. We walked... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your lovely commentary! We're very happy you enjoyed your stay here at Villas Río Mar. We are thrilled you liked the service and had a wonderful birthday. We are also really glad you could relax in our pool and natural surroundings. It's great to hear you enjoyed town as well! We can't wait... More

Dominical, Costa Rica
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have visited this hotel for massages, and recently had a deep tissue massage from Fabiola. She is fantastic and I definitely recommend her to anyone looking to relax. The staff is also very helpful and pleasant.

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. We are very happy you enjoyed your massage and were able to relax. We're glad you were pleased with the service. Thank you once again for your lovely commentary. We hope to see you soon at Villas Río Mar. Villas Río Mar Staff 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*
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Villas Rio Mar Hotel Dominical
Hotel Rio Mar
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical #5 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
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This unique style 3 star hotel is set on the banks of the Barú river, located 800 mtrs from the beach and surrounded by impressive tropical forests, the jungle resort Villas Rio Mar awaits you with the traditional Costa Rican friendly hospitality. ... more   less 
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