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Villas Rio Mar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We (me and my two daughters) had a perfect stay at Villa's Rio Mar, Dominical. We had a very Nice room in THE garden. The staff Will do everything To make You feel great(and they did!) there is a very Nice restaurant with very good (honest) Food, and very Nice wines. Price/ Quality is very Good. The staff of the... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it! We were surprised after driving down the dirt road to find such a refreshing place to stay. Check in was great, the guy at the front desk was friendly with the Tico vibe. We got a lovely room with a private front area. There is a clean, clear river across the road. We spotted toucans in the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Awesome place to stay in Dominical. It is walking distance to town, but just far enough away that it is very quiet at night. The property is well maintained and the rooms are great. The customer service at the hotel was top notch. We stayed here on two different occasions and will definitely be back.

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

Hi dear guest! Thanks you very much to let us know you kind comments, for us is always gratifying to know that our customers leave our hotel satisfied and happy. From hotel to town it is only 15 minutes’ walk around the Baru river where you can enjoy the beautiful biodiversity... Thank you very much again for sharing with us... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Excellent Accomodation, one of the best ones (for that value) in Dominical... nice and comfy rooms (bungalows, with own terasse and fridge), great food, nice pool! Recommended for couples, families, small groups of friends

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice comments! We are more them happy to hear you stay in our hotel was pleasant! Our aim is to make sure our guest have fun and feel comfortable. Once again thank so much. Staff Villas Rio Mar! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Gorgeous setting and property on the Osa Peninsula! You step on the property and know immediately you are in the rainforest. The rooms are spacious enough for two and have a covered patio area with netting, a small bar area, and outdoor mini fridge. Expect a bug or two; you are in the rainforest. The breakfast is good, consisting of... More 

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

Dear guest, Many thanks for taking your time to let us know you kind comment, we are more than glad to hear you enjoy your stay here in our hotel. Our aim is to make sure our service being helpful and nice like home in our paradise! We love to hear also you like the garden, our room, the rainforest,... More 

Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great eco-hotel in Domincal. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We rented a car to get around the area easily. The walk to Domincal from the hotel is a bit of a hike but lots of people were doing it. We were there in the off-season so it was very quiet which I loved and needed. The food was very... More 

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

Dear guest, Thousand thank you for write a nice comment, we love to hear our personal was very helpful and nice. Thank for choosing us and we are more than happy to hear your stay was enjoyable. So glad you were able to rent a car, as you know was very easy to drive everywhere around Dominical Area, here are... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

From the very beginning I was a high maintenance guest - I didn't realize that the standard rooms didn't have air conditioning, so I called to upgrade the room. Andrey was super nice when I called, and he helped me to make sure my stay was a comfortable one! My friend was getting married in Dominical, and we all got... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you to take you time to let us know you kind comment. We are more than glad to hear our receptionist was very attending to help you resolve by time. We just have four standard rooms, the rest of the room are remodel like a superior room with AC-TV and biggest as the standard room. In addition,... More 

Lake Preston, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We had an amazing stay here. The rooms were very nice, the food was delicous, the pool and bar area was very nice, the best part of the stay was the staff and manager, they will do anything for you to make your stay with them the best it can be. It is a short walk into to town along... More 

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

Dear guest, Thanks so much for your time to write a kind comment about your experience in our hotel. We really appreciate and we are more than glad to hear your stay was pleasant and satisfactory. For us is very important to know our guest has been very attending from our staff, this is one of our aim, to make... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This parc is great. It is a nice walk beside the river from town to the hotel. We first had the superior room. Because we wanted to extend with 2 more nights, they arranged another room. This one even had a kitchen with all the equipment you need, even a blender for smoothies. Both rooms were very clean and it... More 

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

Dear guests Thanks you so much, for let us know your nice and kind comment, For us is more than glad to hear your state was nice end pleasant, our location is very strategic and comfortable, everything here is near, the river, the beach, the town and our garden is very easy for walking or just to take some pictures.... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

This is a nice place in a quiet setting, and can be reached by an unpaved road from the main drag of Dominical. The staff is very nice, friendly and helpful, and I liked the resident iguanas as well. The grounds of the hotel are very well kept, and the restaurant has some pretty good options at reasonable prices. Our... More 

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

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments, for us it is very important to know how was your stay at our hotel. The Biodiversity surrounding of the hotel is very beautiful and makes our customers enjoy their stay and see some animals in our gardens. There is a path that always you can see... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dominical ***Eco-Hotel Resort near Uvita & Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Relax in true nature while enjoying a wide range of amenities! Villas Rio Mar is an internationally recognized 3 Star Eco hotel located in a stunning natural setting; an easy 10 minute walk from the fun and the beach of Dominical. Whether traveling as a couple or with family, Villas Rio Mar offers a wide range of amenities guaranteed to make your holiday worry-free and enjoyable. Our hotel includes 52 rooms and can also host medium-sized groups. Our spacious tropical gardens provide privacy and include many beautiful plants, flowers, and birds, which one can observe from outdoor patio areas located in front of the rooms. One of the best restaurants in the area, El Rancho, is located at Villas Rio Mar. The area offers a wide array of leisure and adventure activities including beautiful beaches, four National Parks, and many other nature & wildlife reserves. A wide range of amenities: spacious tropical gardens, jungle trails, large swimming pool with pool bar, quality restaurant & bar (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks), international sports programming, room service, billiard table, darts, foosball, kids’ play area, mini golf, outside gym, tennis court, tour & transport services, massage, nail studio, and other body treatments. 4 room types to choose from: 48 of the 52 rooms have an outdoor patio area with garden views, rooms with AC & TV available, family-sized rooms available (limited), rooms with kitchenette available, mini-fridge and ceiling fans in every room Great price for an excellent service: professional staff, free wi-fi throughout the hotel, complimentary parking, free rental car drop-off (airport & Villas Rio Mar), group discounts available, seasonal discounts; May>Dec. 15th, book now & pay later! Beautiful, easily accessible, with lots to do: - Stunning natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, and nearby tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife - Many beaches, national parks, and adventure tours - Easily accessible from SJO International Airport via newly paved roads (<3 hours) - 10 min. walk to Dominical - 15 min. walk to the beach - Relaxing natural setting - Private and secure Meetings & Events: conference room & event planning services for businesses, weddings & private events ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villas Rio Mar

Address: 800 m north from the Dominical entrance along the Baru river, Dominical 185-8000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $97 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
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