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Mesilla, New Mexico
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights and found the place quiet and remote. (Rent a car as taxi is $30) First off its not luxury: You cannot flush your toilet paper in toilet because of small pipes. Housekeeping cleaned daily however, the unit needed deep cleaning. Mold in shower and floor. The staff is well LAZY. (They need to clean!) Its very...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We have addressed the issues you have brought up concerning the staff and facilities. It is common practice in Costa Rica to protect our environment and not flush toilet paper down the toilet. There is no issue with the size of pipes and the request is solely based on environmental concerns. We have...

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We just returned from 6 nights at the Villas Alturas and absolutely loved it! We had a 2-bedroom unit, Room 7, and it was spacious for the 4 of us. The deck is amazing - very large with a hammock, rocking chairs and a table/chairs. The incredible view was the best part. The pool area was beautiful (again with an...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

thanks so much for being our guest! the best compliment is always when guests return! we appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again here!

Moab, Ut
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We have been to Domincal three times in the last year. The Villas are clean, spacious, and in a beautiful location. The staff takes great care of the hotel, and they are courteous and just fun to chat with. We stayed and Air B+B places, but Villas Alturas is better because you have the best of the hotel and a...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Villas Alturas. We appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you back soon.

Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Beautiful view over the ocean! Villas all have a view from their terrace. Staff is super friendly and they have a good size villas. We travelled in rain season and guess villas were not occupied for some time so the bedroom smelled humid. We did not get that out of the room during our 1 night stay

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Always so nice to hear that the staff was so friendly! its our goal to make you feel welcome. The rainy season and hot weather defiantly makes for a combo of humidity, we try our best to control this. thanks for taking the time to let us know about your stay.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We have just returned from a trip to Costa Rica, including 2 nights at Villas Alturas. We were planning to stop there overnight on the way to a rental house on the Osa Penninsula. However, we found out that the roads were out and the weather was terrible where we were headed (it was the tropical storm that led to...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

It is always nice to hear when the staff has been able to help you out! they will really appreciate your kind words and so do we! thanks for being our guest and taking the time to let us know about your experience.

Samara
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Only stayed one night but wish I could have stayed longer. The Villa was nicely appointed with a full kitchen. But the best part was the deck outside. I sat there in the morning and just chilled. Beautiful views and right next to the wildlife. We saw humming birds, coati and a porcupine.

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

thank you for being our guest, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. although short you at least got a little taste of paradise!

Escazu, Costa Rica
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our children and two other families! The view from the pool was amazing - we could see whales swimming by and were treated to a double rainbow! The villas were great. We had a two bedroom with a full kitchen and sitting area. The beds were comfortable and we loved sitting and reading on the balcony. The...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

sounds like you had a great time and this makes us so happy! glad you hear you enjoyed the view and the food! thanks for taking time to let us know! each season we replace the cushions, you are correct its extremely challenging keeping things in the weather!

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This place is unique and amazing! First I will start to describe the place. The Villas are beautiful, comfy, clean and super complete. They count with a small kitchen (with plates, cups, microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven, pans, all!) The Villa that we stay had 2 bedrooms, one bath , living room (with sofa-bed), dining room, hammock, rocking chairs, a small...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

thanks so much for taking the time to write the beautiful review! we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we will pass along the message to the team, they will really appreciate your kind words and recognition! we hope you come back!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed August 31, 2016

The actual view from the Villa is even more stunning in person. Pictures from some other properties are very often their only one good shot. At Villas Alturas, no matter what view they used would all be great. The road in/out would be a real challenge if you don't have a 4x4, but well worth the drive. The Property and...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

the best compliment of all is that you'll be back! we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay enough to come back and visit us again! we hope you do!

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Yes! A wonderful experience. The pictures I had seen of Villas Alturas are identical to what you see when you arrive. It's the real deal! I took my son on this 5 day adventure trip to Costa Rica to celebrate his law school graduation. This is a beautiful rustic part of the country. The tours that the staff referred us...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Great to hear about your wonderful experience! We are pleased to hear this! thanks for being our guest and taking the time out of your day to let us and others know about your stay.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villas Alturas offers the perfect combination of peace and quiet, views, sun, beach and adventure. Situated in the Costa Ballena area, only 35 minutes south of Manuel Antonio, you can enjoy the cool beachy vibe of Dominical 15 min away, explore the Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita or sample the international cuisine offered in Ojochal. Villas Alturas offers a complimentary breakfast every morning and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day. We will plan and book all of your tours as well as help you to connect with all of the local free adventures. Barbque grill, free parking, a/c bedrooms, great pool area with an incredible views! Our road was improved in December, 2013 very easily accessible. We can accommodate 30+ people for your parties, destination wedding or any other event. Time to breathe . . . Terms and Conditions ---------------------------------------------- AMEX is not accepted at this time Payment Policy: Rates include breakfast and daily maid service. Sheets are changed every third day. (Breakfast that is included in the rate for a One Bedroom Villa is for 2 people, Breakfast for a Two Bedroom Villa is for 4 people. ) Above rates INCLUDE 13% sales tax for the room only. A 10% service charge plus tax will be added to all restaurant and bar purchases. Management reserves the right to POSSIBLY withhold deposit per their discretion at time of reservation and is as follows: 50% of reservation is due at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due at check out. The maximum guests in our villas is 2 per bedroom plus one additional if the villa contains a futon. Check-in time is 2:00pm. Check-out time is 10am. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and may incur a charge. High season is December through April excluding holidays. Green season is May through November. Holiday rates apply December 20th through January 5th and require a 5 night minimum stay. Management declines all responsibility for valuables left in the villas. Cancellation Policy: There is no refund if cancellation is made 14 days or less prior to the reservation date. When cancellation notification is received between 15 and 30 days prior to the reservation, a $50 processing fee per room will be charged. Payment will be forfeited if guest(s) arrive after the specific date of reservation or depart prior to final day of reservation. All cancellations need to be sent via e-mail. A cancellation is not confirmed until you have received an email or fax confirmation from us. ... more   less 

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Address: Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $152 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Alturas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Villas Alturas Hotel Dominical
Villas Alturas Costa Rica/Dominical
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#1 Family Hotel in Dominical
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Some villas have better views than others.”
 of 5 bubbles 802anickl, 3 days ago | Read review
“We had Room 3 which was brilliant, but then so are all the Villas I believe.”
 of 5 bubbles Niel01, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All villas have ocean views and are close to pool. There are seven.”
 of 5 bubbles 908jima, Feb 5, 2017 | Read review
“We didn't stay in Room #1, but it's right beside the pool and there were always people going onto their deck.”
 of 5 bubbles 404traceya, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
“Fantastic location. Classy relaxing place to unwind. Ask for Villa #3 for phenomenal view. Perfect getaway!”
 of 5 bubbles RJB275, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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