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Mechelen, Belgium
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Escazu, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 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... More 

Thank robinmax11
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! More 

Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 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... More 

1 Thank cyg752016
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! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 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... More 

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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! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 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... More 

1 Thank BarbaraRien
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. More 

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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch here after our tour at the animal sanctuary. The hamburger was superb and the view was my favorite. We could even see whales as we were eating lunch!! The people are very nice and the place is very neat and clean. The fruit smoothies were awesome!

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

very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and the view! thanks for being our guest and for taking time to let us know about your visit! More 

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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

After leaving Manuel Antonio area we needed a peaceful place to stay to escape the noise and the uncomfortable beds we had encountered thus far near the end of our 2 week trip. Did we pick the ultimate place! We had rented a Toyota Corolla and when we first drove off the main road, we were in shock as to... More 

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

We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay and would recommend us! that means so much to us! thanks for being our guest and for taking time out of your day to tell us about your experience. More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This was out first stop on our trip to Costa Rica this time (have been to CR before). Picked this hotel based mostly on photos online of the view - and the view does not disappoint! It literally was one of the best hotel views I have ever had. We (somehow) scored big and got the best villa in the... More 

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

thank you so much for this detailed review about your stay! it is always good to hear the things we are doing well and things we can also improve! we really appreciate your business and also taking time out of your day to let us and others know about your visit. we are so happy your experience was a great... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Villas Alturas

Address: Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $208 - $376 (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 Family Hotel in Dominical
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
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“Fantastic location. Classy relaxing place to unwind. Ask for Villa #3 for phenomenal view. Perfect getaway!”
 of 5 bubbles RJB275, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all villas have great views”
 of 5 bubbles BarbaraRien, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get the room right below the pool. Don't get a room right next to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles CrazyGringa33, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 had a separate parking area and a little more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 543angiek, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stick with front line ocean view (#1 - 5 I think).”
  • View from villa #5 porch (great for AM coffee in pajamas)
  • View from #5 north to #4, #3 villas
 of 5 bubbles JulesMaier, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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