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“Relaxing experience”
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Villas Alturas
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing experience”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed one night, breaking up our trip. There were 10 of us, so we pretty much filled up this intimate little hotel. The suites were very nice. The view, magnificent. They made us feel very welcoming, although they were a little unorganized when we first arrived. We had asked to be met at the San Juan airport, and the driver and bus were quite comfortable. The food was good and the staff was very accommodating. I wish we could have stayed another night. They arranged for a masseuse (2 actually) and we enjoyed a massage on the quite private deck in front of our suite. It was a lovely stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

After escaping the loud and crowded town of Jaco we were fortunate enough to get a room at the last minute at Villas Alturas. The staff welcomed us warmly as we arrived at dark after a long drive.
In the morning as the breath taking view revealed it self through the balcony of our beautiful, specious room - we couldn't have been happier.
Beautiful villas , Intimate and quiet yet minutes away from the beach and all the restaurants.
Our stay was excellent. Strongly recommended for those who look for piece and quiet and the stunning views of the costa rican exotic flora.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Cindy and her entire team made our recent trip to Costa Rica - more than memorable. The villas were perfect and we truly felt we were in paradise (which we were). The pool, the bar, the villas and surrounding all were a recipe for a wonderful vacation for me and 5 of my friends. Looking forward to our next tip to CR. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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cindyp764, General Manager at Villas Alturas, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thanks so much for your business, we feel honored that you chose us for your vacation and hope you will come again soon!
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I just returned from a 5 day trip with friends at Villas Alturas and had an amazing time! The views are amazing and the staff extremely accommodating. A few updates could be made and more traditional cuisine served but, believe me, this is no complaint. It is a fantastic place run by fantastic people all in a great area for a great price. I highly recommend.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

What an amazing time and wishing i was still there. Cindy and her staff do a phenomenal job!
the views are amazing and you can spend a wonderful relaxing day by the pool. Great restaurant and bar. there's plenty to do in the nearby towns, we loved Zip Lining in the forrest, Kayaking on the OCean was amazing and relaxed on a Cattamaran. We will defenitely be back!!

Room Tip: all the rooms have amazin views!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Costa Rica, and we stayed the first three nights at Villas Alturas. The place is beautiful, and the location is amazing. We arrived late, having driven three hours in the rain from San Jose, so we were tired and hungry. The kitchen was closed, but Cindy had them make something for us anyway. It was a really nice gesture, and the food was very good. Cindy and David were both extremely friendly and helpful. They booked tours for us, made calls for us (we don't speak Spanish), drew maps for us, and the list goes on. The breakfasts were also very good, and it was awesome to be able to look out over the ocean from the dining area as we ate. We stayed in villa 3, which had the best views (in our opinion). All in all, it was a very nice start to our vacation, and we hope to go back for another visit some day!

Room Tip: Villa 3 has the best views. Also, a 4WD vehicle is highly recommended for getting there and getting...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I came to the hotel to just get away from my business for the night i was in heaven no noise and in the morning the view from the pool was magnificent I got to spend quality time with my friend with no distractions will do it again someday i hope sooner then later
The staff we awesome as well
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Cathy

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villas Alturas
Address: Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#1 Family Hotel in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Alturas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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