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“A magical stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Ambiente
Dominical 60101, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #6 of 13 Dominical B&B and Inns
Victoria, Canada
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“A magical stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed at Villa Ambiente at the end of October '12 and truly enjoyed ourselves! After driving from Santa Maria de Dota, over the 11,000' passes of the Trans American Highway, and down the road from San Isidro to Dominical, the last 3 km up the 4x4 road to arrive at the Villa was enough. But when we saw the beautiful grounds, the inviting pool and the amazing rooms, it was worth all the driving! What a place... since we were 'driven' from our room by a swarm of bees, Birgit offered us the Luxury Suite. OMG, it was like being in a fairytale! The view of the Pacific was breathtaking from the balcony, the infinity pool was delightful and I have to mention having the whole place to ourselves was a real bonus! The breakfasts were beautifully presented and so delicious and the dinners she prepared were so good, we ate there both nights. We highly recommend this little piece of Paradise!!

Room Tip: The luxury suite is jaw dropping gorgeous!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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De Lutte, The Netherlands
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Staying for two nights at the villa Ambiente gave us the feeling to be in paradise.
This wonderful hotel is located in the hills near Playa Dominicalito in Costa Rica.
To reach the hotel it is a 2km drive uphill from the main road 34. A four wheel drive is recommendend.
The hotel is managed by Birgit and Uwe, a very friendly couple who gives you a great service.
We stayed in the main suite whith all its great comfort and a magnificent view to the pacific ocean and into the rainforest. During our stay a sloth was siting in a nearby tree next to our terrace.
Breakfast was outstanding and on request Birgit can cook you a delicious dinner.
We have to mention the swimming pool. It is large, two meters deep, fine water temperature and from the pool a great view.
This beautiful place really gives you the feeling to be in paradise.

Room Tip: Main suite is highly recommendend.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Villa Ambiente, situated up a steep hill on the side of a mountain is well worth the drive to stay at.
The View is spectacular. Clean and well kept san helpful staff. We can't say enough about the Master Suite. If you go - pay the extra and request this room. Huge spa tub, comfy bed, privacy. Everything a 5 star should be. After seeing the other reviews I cannot add any more to say how nice it is.
Make sure you have 4x4.

Room Tip: Go for the Master Suite. Worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arendal, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Every thing with this hotel is EXCELLENT. Perfect view, perfect swimming pool, perfect room, and a very kind, and service mined german hotel owner. This hotel is laying on a hill, and you do need a 4x4 drive, or a good driver, for going up to this hotel. The climate is on this hill is very good. Because the wind from the pacific, is blowing in to the hills, and you will always have a nice fresh breeze. So if you are going, to the pacific side of Costa Rica, this hotel is a must.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

This amazing and beautiful villa makes you feel like you are in the Mediterranean. The view is one of the best in the Dominical area. I felt like I was in a dream looking out from the patio off the pool. IT WAS PARADISE! The pool was very clean and deep and wonderful! The rooms are nicely decorated views of the jungle and ocean. Not overly large but a sufficient size. The service was top notch! Birgit is the manager and was so eager to please and was always available for any drinks or food and everything else we needed or wanted throughout our stay. The inclusive breakfast was superb and plentiful. All around- a perfect GEM in Dominical!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This private, small luxurious hotel is excellent, rooms beautifully furnished, all interior good taste, superb infinity pool, magnificent location in Costarican forest with splendid ocean view and just a short distance from the main road and beach. Friendly owner and good service, a better place for a quiet vacation back to nature you won't find easily.

Julian & Maria Bakker
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

I stumbled upon this Villa while researching Dominical and decided to add it to our 10 day roadtrip down the Pacific Coast. This was our 4th hotel of the trip and aside from Lapa Rios which is pretty much unbeatable, this was HEAVEN! There was nobody else there during our stay so we basically had our own luxury villa. We stayed in the suite which has a balcony overlooking the infinity pool and ocean, a HUGE bathroom with jacuzzi and walk in shower, and flat screen TV (which we never used). Although we had a full day of activities planned the next day, we decided to cancel them and simply enjoy a day lounging by the pool, drinking, eating and basically pretending this was our own home.

Although a bed and breakfast, the housekeeper (limited english but I speak spanish), cooked lunches and dinners for us, and Hans, the owner, had stocked the fridge with wines for us to purchase. We felt very welcomed and cared for, and hope to be able to return and stay for more than two nights.

A few tips, bring your own wine, and def stay in the suite. If you pay cash you get a discount. You need a 4x4 to make it up the hill, but then again, driving anywhere in Costa Ricca requires a 4x4.

If you want a private, quiet romantic get away this is the place to go. If you are looking for pool side service etc this is not it. Basically, you are in a villa rental, with a housekeeper that serves a great breakfast, and can cook more food at an additional cost.

If i could buy this property I would do so in a heart beat as it is the most magnificent, well decorated, charming and impressive villa I have stayed in.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Ambiente

Address: Dominical 60101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Villa Ambiente Costa Rica/Dominical

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