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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 June 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...

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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,...

Lake Preston, South Dakota
Reviewed 29 May 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...

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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...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 May 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...

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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....

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 13 May 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...

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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...

Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is a great spot in Dominical. Right next to the beautiful Baru river (which you can swim in) and nestled in the jungle. The staff (especially Jose) are all very helpful. The grounds are beautiful and there is a great little trail in behind the Villas. Not really well marked but you know you are on a trail. We...

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Dear guest, Thanks very much for you nice comment, we are more than happy to know this from you. We really appreciate It makes us feel very grateful to our services. Glad you enjoy our hotel, the river is one of the best attractive from our hotel, and a lot of people enjoy as well! Do you know our junior...

Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Beautifully kept grounds. Professional & Friendly staff! Many activities: super nice pool, tennis courts, mini golf, pool table, darts, kids play ground near pool area, pathways to follow throughout the grounds, hiking. Oh- Best breakfast buffet we had the entire week!

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Dear client We are more than happy to hear this nice comment, thanks for let us know, we really appreciate. Nice to know your stay was pleasant and relaxing, our staff and our hotel make sure our guest get all the accommodation, this is our objective. Welcome any time!!! Staff Villas Rio Mar.

Sonoma County, California
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Lovely location next to the river, super nice staff, jungle garden feel with pool and restaurant. Esteban and Jose at the front desk will take excellent care of you and are fluent in English. A nice mix of Costa Rican and foreign tourists, families and tours. Treat yourself to a scrub or massage with Alex and Nancy-a little known resource...

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Dear guest, Thanks you for time to write down your nice comment. For us is more than glad to hear your stay was sound and smooth, is one aim to make sure our client get all the best. Love to hear you enjoy our pool, Restaurant and surrounding areas. Hope to see you once again. Staff Villas Rio Mar.

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Good place and good value for money. Just next to the river. Do choose the rooms with AC. The humid heat is unbearable with just a fan. With that goes that the pool isn't chilled, so not really refreshing. Other wise very nice, friendly staff, rooms are good size and with a small terrace area upfront. A tennis court is...

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to write your nice comment! For us is more than glad to know your stay was very pleasant and relaxing, sorry to hear that our pool was not what you expected, we are in a very hot time and the temperature is very variable. Good to know our staff was...

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Maybe if this hotel was prices less than the $100+ we paid I would have given it a higher rating. The staff was nice, the grounds pretty but the restaurant was CRAZY overpriced, woke up to a roach in the bathroom and just not what I guess I was expecting. We also had a waterfall in our room, no really,...

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Dear Customer, First at all many thanks for taking your time to send us your comment, we really appreciate. Secondly we apologize for the inconvenience and we’re sorry to hear, that you have that impression has not been to your liking, we will take an important attention your comment to correct details and keep improving for our visitors feel even...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The resort is situated in the middle of nature and sea. An eco lodge yet so luxurious. We had the best time. The staff is not just friendly but also very professional. We went their to get married in the beautiful gardens of the resort, and although is was very warm, this place was perfect. The resort is located in...

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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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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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