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David, Panama
Reviewed 28 December 2012

The hotel is among the rain forest , near the mountains .Our room was facing the forest ,and from the terrace ,sitting in my sofa , I could watch toucan birds , monkeys ,aint eaters , and sipp a pina colada .Not bad at all . A short walk and you re on the beach , we came for one...

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

Dear Chantal Thank you for your nice words about our hotel. We were so happy to assisting you during your vacation, and it is good to know you could find a relaxing time with us, we really hope to see back. Keep in touch with us any time you will need help we´ll be more than happy to assisting you.

Woburn, Massachusetts
Reviewed 18 December 2012

My husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for our honeymoon in early December! As part of our adventure, we traveled down to Dominical for 4 nights and stayed at Villas Rio Mar. What a wonderful experience it was! The villas are all private, quiet and very clean. We stayed in a superior room for 2 nights and then upgraded...

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

Dear Kristin Thank you for your comments; we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Domincal has too much to offer around and we are always happy to recommend the best places to visit and make your honeymoon a memorable occasion. We hope to see you back.

Rotterdam
Reviewed 13 December 2012

With an Ara Tours flexivoucher this we travelled here unexpectedly. Unfortunately, it turned out to be our worst stay in Costa Rica. During our phonecall for a reservation, I was treated awfully rude and unkind. Nonetheless we decided to go anyway so we could stay in the Dominical area. From a distance, the room looks quaint with the outdoor living...

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

Thank you for your comments, and I really sorry if you felt it was not good a stay with us, I am glad, you could appreciate the iguana in the patios as you could realize iguanas are part of the jungle like ants are part of it. We try to keep them away of the rooms but it is way...

Bathmen
Reviewed 28 October 2012

What a wonderfull experience. Great place, the health and beauty centre is really good. They were able to put me on an easy excercise routine, not tough to follow and afterwards a good meal to increasy my energy! Very much worth your while!

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

Thank you for your feedback! It is good to know so much as we try to improve it now that you enjoyed our beauty every day. We are really looking forward to see you again in our hotel. Kind regards,

Victoria
Reviewed 25 October 2012

My husband and I were here in November 2011, We chose it for the area and the reasonable price. We were amazed to find a tropical paradise, wonderfully run, with great meals, separate cottages and toucans in the trees every morning. In the low season we were actually the only guests for a couple of days and felt like royalty....

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

Dear Victoria, Thank you so much for your positive feedback on our hotel. It is nice to hear that you felt so good during your stay, we always do our best to make the guests feel welcome and comfortable. We hope to see you again next year. Kind regards, Hotel Villas Rio Mar Team

New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Yes this place is up a jungle road from an adorable little surfing village. It is luxurious in that the rooms each have an open veranda with billowing white curtains for privacy. It is not as immersed in wild life as some other places but a giant iguana did walk up to our door and the tiny little frogs at...

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

We would like to thank you for your comment and that you enjoy the stay with us. We are thankful about every comment to improve our service. For traveles we always suggest to go our web site, you will find the prices and type of food we offer. I really sorry we always want to improve our service and fill...

Winterswijk
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Villas rio mar a place close to paradise .... if there are no groups "in the house".. The rooms are perfect... certainly those with airco.. and the gardens and surrounding jungle are magnificent. So is the restaurant & swimmingpool setting and the visiting iguana(s) are a joy as are the beautiful birds. The staff is helpful & can arrange very...

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

Thank you for your comment, we are very thankful about each to improve our service. In our hotel are all guests more than welcome. We try to make for all an unforgettable stay, which everybody can enjoy. We hope to welcome you soon in our hotel again.

Miami
Reviewed 23 September 2012

We had a wonderful time at your resort. So comfortable, especially my French speaking wife could converse with the staff. Very much recommend for relaxation and rejuvenation. Very natural but everything a vacationer could want.

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

Hello James, Thank you so much for your comment, It was nice to meet you. Hope we'll see around here soon!

Costa Rica
Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

Hotel facilities where super; but service to solve last mitlnute request where quite a bit dissapointed; no late check out allowed and food of restaurant was standard and expensive. Pool was very clean, rooms confortable with a small fridge and mezzanine outside to share

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

Thank you for your comment, we appreciate it and we are sorry if we didn´t allowed the late check. If there are new clients coming it is not possible for us to prolong it. But all guest are welcome to stay longer in our restaurant and pool. Nice to hear you liked the hotel and enjoy a nice trip to...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 9 September 2012

The rooms here were excellent. You had a big patio with a refrigerator, fan, table, chairs and hammock. Inside there was a spacious bedroom and a bathroom with shower (hot water), toilet and sink. Excellent for kids as well because of the big swimming pool. Breakfast was good and fresh. The tours and services offered were plenty and the staff...

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

Thank you for your response, it is nice to hear that you liked the room. We do our best to make your vacation as good as possible, so we like to hear that you had a nice time in Villas Rio Mar! We will more than happy to see you back ! Best regards Daniela Ceciliano Customer service

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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 

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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: $130 - $217 (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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“Wifi is weak but best in the bar and pool areas.”
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“Definitely get a room with AC”
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“All the rooms looked fabulous!”
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“Cabina's throughout walking path. All seemed to be the same. AC in all rooms.”
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