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“Nice place to stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Domilocos

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Hotel Domilocos
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Dominical
Ein Shemer, Israel
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

Nice hotel, big rooms and very clean. Has ac which is great to cool off after the beach :-) rate includes a big breakfast. Location is o.k. not on the main road but pretty close. Bottom line A very good choice to stay here!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank shiriep
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

AT first it seemed not great, but with time I came to love my room except when the toilet kept clogging from the paper they sued, there was no way around it..The room had AC, the place was always cleaned well and my room was pretty big which was awesome and the food is fantastic!

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Thank jjl324
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Folsom, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel and found it to be inexpensive, modestly furnished, clean, friendly and within a short walk to the beach and the town of Dominical. There is a laundry mat where you can drop your clothes, out the front door of the hotel and to the right. Reasonable rates. The attached restaurant has very good food and a super friendly dog!!

PS Don't forget a flashlight. There are no street lights and no sidewalks.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank insideshoes
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Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Domilocos in the end of June. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful room and how helpful and friendly the staff was. We had a huge room with a balcony which had a perfect view of trees where we got to see birds and other wildlife (room 23). We even saw two toucans right before we left. It is a close walk to the beach from the hotel. When we did have one concern about our shower (the shower head was not working). They were very helpful and fixed the problem. They offered to change our room or to give us dinner and drinks at the restaurant. We opted for the dinner, and ate AMAZING food at the Confusion restaurant. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Domincal!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Raquel K
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New York City, New York
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107 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is an excellent hotel at a very reasonable rate. Dominical is a glorious beach. When I was there it was pretty empty, which suited me fine, though I gather there are high and low seasons. Still it's a beautiful, wide beach, undeveloped, peaceful place. The hotel is an easy walk to the beach. The rooms are basic (no TV) but attractive and roomy. There is internet in the room. The place is well run and the staff is friendly. The owner is German (or Swiss?), speaks at least 3 languages and is very engaging and responsive. The restaurant was good, though I only ate breakfast and a lunch there. But overall the atmosphere of the place was lovely, and for the price, it is an excellent deal.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Eammorgan
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

This place is very basic... No bells and whistles at all. We chose to stay here for a night but then bailed out to another property after. The rooms are extremely basic but a decent size and clean. A decent value for the $50 we were charged but saw a painted sign in town adverting their $35 rate. I think it is common to charge less for those who are already in town and not booking ahead. The staff was friendly and didn't make us feel unsafe at all but we didn't feel comfortable leaving our cash and valuables there all day while we were out- no safe in there but not everyone has those in rooms.... With that factor combined with an uncomfortable bedew decided to head to another property in town instead with nicer beds and grounds.
If you just want a basic room with a good location Domilocos will do fine. Not a bad place at all just wasn't right for us on this trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TeleBan
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Kenora, Canada
Level Contributor
67 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is the second time I've stayed at Hotel Domilocos and don't really have any complaints about this place. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and it's kind of refreshing not to have a TV, phone, or radio in the room. After all, you are on vacation and who wants these distractions? They do, however, have free wifi which is quick enough to let you stream movies from the internet. The hotel is also less than 100 m from the beach and far enough from the bars that you won't be bothered by the noise coming from them at night (yet close enough you can stumble back to your room after having one too many margaritas or Imperials).

Considering the other options in Dominical, I would highly recommend the Domilocos especially if you want to: 1) be near the beach; 2) stay in the town itself; and 3) don't rent a car while in Costa Rica. There are more upscale options in the area but you won't be within 100m of the beach and you will need to rent a car and/or hire taxis all the time.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Yale_Alum
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Property: Hotel Domilocos
Address: Dominical, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 21 room hotel located at 50 meters from the beach, with a very popular Italian restaurant called ConFusione. The spacy, clean rooms are all equipped with A/C, private bathrooms and hot water. The standard rooms can accomodate up to 4 people, the big rooms up to 7 people. We have a huge jacuzzi, and end of may 2008 the lounge bar will be ready. ... more   less 
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Domilocos Hotel Dominical
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