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Goodyear, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is set in lovely grounds and each room is sizeable with good air-conditioning and a big bathroom. There is a big pool with chairs around although they could do with having more sun loungers instead of chairs. The bar area is accessible from the pool and offers freshly made smoothies and snacks throughout the day Breakfast is the...

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Tiel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time at this resort. The surroundings of this resort are beautiful all kinds of animals just hanging out. The gardens and swimmingpool look very nice. Staff is friendly and helpfull. All thogether a great place.

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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. We hope see you soon.

Brooksville, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was amazing. Restaurant has very good food and drinks. Staff is wonderful. Rooms are nice with comfy beds and your own patio. Every day we were there we seen some type of wild animal, from birds to lizards. Would definitely stay again.

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Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. We really appreciated it.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within a short 10 - 15 minute walk along the gravel road from Dominical sits the beautiful oasis of Villas Rio Mar. While we only stayed one night on our way to the Osa Peninsula, we will definitely be returning for a longer stay.

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Elewijt, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time (5 nights) at the hotel. High standard accomodation, excellent food, good price/quality ratio, comfortable and clean rooms, beautiful garden with all kinds of animals and the staff creates a professional en friendly environment. Overall, very satisfied. Score: 11/10. #PURAVIDA

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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Thank so much for your beautiful comment, we are so happy that you could enjoyed your days with us. We hope you coming back soon.

Kemptville, Canada
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We loved this resort. We initially only planned to stay 2 days but liked it so much we changed our plans and stayed 4 days. The rooms are not huge but had everything we needed - they were bright and clean, good bed, TV, A/C, fridge, hot water in shower. The staff is great - very friendly. The free breakfast...

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Many thanks for your beautiful comment,we are really happy that you liked our little paradise. Many thanks for visit us.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were extremely happy with Villas Rio Mar. The rooms and outside patio areas were great. The grounds are beautiful and the large well maintained pool is also nice. Breakfast every morning was included and delicious. The staff couldn't have been nicer. We arrived with no resevation and were offered a discount from the official rate. After breakfast the next...

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Many thanks for your beautiful comment. We really appreciate it , when our costumers take the time for comment us .We are going to wait for you. Happy New Year!

Balham, London
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Don't let first impressions put you off... the reception/car park area is shabby and desperately needs updating. Our room is also a little dated, especially the bathroom, and the cleaner does the bare minimum. Having said that, we are enjoying the relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Staff are very helpful, friendly and speak excellent English. The pool is large, attractive, with...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights, it is very rare for me to leave a bad review but this hotel is certainly worth a bad review. We were travelling light and decided to get some laundry done at the hotel. The cost was very high for one bag at over 50 dollars though we accepted this and...

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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Simon Thank you so much for take your time and write this comment. We really appreciated it. We are not agree in how you expressed about some situations, because what happen not was exactly what you said. But in other hand, most of the time when some guest want another kind of breakfast and they tell us,we try to...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I went with my husband and son for vacation The room are great and the landscape is so beautiful, the gym is outside in front a lot of birds This place is located in front a green and amazing river The service is excellent Food is good also

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Many thanks for your comment. We really appreciated it. It is great for us to know that you like our hotel and also that you could enjoyed your days. Merry Christmas!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $120 - $207 (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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“Book together and get rooms in the same building!”
 of 5 bubbles sayshar2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the back of the property seem to have more wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles 45galef, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check you have a room with A/C”
 of 5 bubbles H4755LOsteved, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is weak but best in the bar and pool areas.”
 of 5 bubbles MRBeachgirl, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Definitely get a room with AC”
 of 5 bubbles wishicudtravelmore, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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