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Villas Rio Mar
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My wife and I visited here last December. We enjoyed our stay so much this February we
returned with friends. We timed our travel to allow getting us all booked here. I believe everyone was as impressed with the clean rooms and beautiful grounds as much as we had been. The whole staff was friendly and attentive.
To be brief, free parking, solid free in room wifi, really good value, great included breakfast, nice location, quiet, large well maintained pool, good bird watching right from your private patio.

Room Tip: The rooms are pretty much identical. I think the bird watching is better toward the rear of the prop...
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment, it was a pleasure to had yo here. We hope see you soon.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Rooms were great, private, set up like duplexes; large bath/shower, ours was near the pool which was perfect. Our air conditioner was lacking, but it was not uncomfortable and there was a mini fridge! Bonus Spent every second possible at pool. Bar and restaurant were open air and in view of and from pool. Grounds were nice; saw toucans and many other birds each walk to/from room. River is just across the road and hotel is close to a neat surfing community...drove down to watch the sunset...very interesting to see the river coming into the ocean...got fabulous photos...

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you so much for your comment. It was a pleasure to had you here. We hope see you soon.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

Nice and clean villas surrounded by nature and wildlife. Wake up early morning walk in the garden area to find numerous birds. Breakfast was OK. Being in coffee country, I expected better coffee.
Nice desserts.

Room Tip: Try to get room on backside of the property.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you so much for your nice comment, we really appreciate it. We hope you back soon.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed our stay here. It was very clean and restful. The cicadas were musical. The food was great. The grounds are beautiful. The staff was warm and welcoming. This was the last place we discovered in our two month in CR, and we wished we had allocated more time in this area because of the serenity.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. For us was a pleasure to had had you here. Thanks for visit us, we hope see you soon.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great place to stay on Pacific where it is gorgeous yet quiet and soothing. Very accommodating staff, great restaurant and very clean. It was a very good experience staying there. I would plan to stay there again and would recommend it to others. Only surprise was all dining is done in outside restaurant where it is always humid, unless you get room service. Also have nice bar and restaurant setup.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Many thanks for this great comment. It was a pleasure that you could enjoy with us. We hope see you soon. Thank you so much for visit us.

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Additional Information about Villas Rio Mar

Address: 800 m north from the Dominical entrance along the Baru river, Dominical 185-8000, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
Price Range: R1 109 - R2 614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas Rio Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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 
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Villas Rio Mar Hotel Dominical
Hotel Rio Mar
Rio Mar Hotel

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