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Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Dominical B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were there just for one night, and it was perfect for what we needed. In a cul de sac, away from all the beach crowds. It has nicely manicured gardens and accomodating owners. The room was very clean, and the airconditioned was not noisy! The mattresses had just the right firmness.
We had to leave the car outside (but in front of the property). We were not happy with the idea, but next morning the car and everything in it was just as we had left it.
We had to take care of our meals, but the family restaurant across the inn was good enough for dinner. Although very rustic, they were warm and attentive. The food wasn't bad.
Be aware that they only accept cash. When I made my reservation I was lucky to read the small print, otherwise, I'd have been in trouble!

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Cristina N
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TropicalSandsCR, Owner at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you Cristina for your kind review about our quiet location and comfortable rooms. Yes, cleanliness is very important to us and we have new mattress throughout so you get the "right firmness" as you said! We are happy you liked our beds.
Our parking lots fits 6 cars, quiet a good size for our street..and yes, it is safe.
We are lucky to have the yummy restaurant across the street, yes, it is a basic Costa Rican soda (not fancy) but the food is delicious and many people come from other towns just to eat here! Our credit card machine was fixed(finally, Pura Vida time) so for your next visit if you prefer to use your card, it will be fine!
Best Regards,
Amy&Ken

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden with wonderful sitting area, hammock in front of the room, very friendly host who is happy to answer any questions and give information about activities nearby. Safe in the room which is a great plus.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank drew c
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TropicalSandsCR, Owner at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.
We have worked really hard to make our hotel and the grounds as safe & delightful as possible! We are happy you enjoyed them!
We feel your safety is a important to us so we have secured safes in all our rooms as well as a fenced in private garden and installed a locked front gate (as you know only our guests have the beeps to get in) This way, all you have to to is have fun & relax!
Ken & I are glad to see our efforts paid off and we were able to give you a wonderful stay! Thanks so much,
Pura Vida,
Amy

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This was a beautifully new and renovated place in a great location in dominical. The owners were great and new a lot about dominical. They were very accommodating & helpful with everything. The only regret was that we didn't stay for longer.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank Julian G
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TropicalSandsCR, Owner at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Haha! you know we hear that often! and we Love it!! When people ask us to extend their stay we know we are doing something right!
We try our best to make your stay a Great one by giving good advice, helping in all travel needs and by providing a beautiful and safe environment.
We will be here for your next trip to the Southern Zone!
Pura Vida,
Amy

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Our first time in Dominical (and my first time at a tropical beach since 1968!), my wife and I stayed at the Tropical Sands for 5 nights. Very nice family-owned business, the 'proprietoresse' (Amy) is very informed and informative about the local hot spots. The garden is beautiful, we stayed in a cabana and spent hours sitting on the porch enjoying the 'buzz' (not just from the complimentary morning coffee - prepared most excellently by the proprietor). Lots of beautiful flowers attract all manner of birds, hummers and others. The beach is not far (about 200 M) so the soothing sound of the surf can be heard day and night. Two fans in the room precluded the need for air conditioning, although some nights were pretty muggy (during the rainy season in July). Recommended!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Alf H
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Management response:Responded 13 August 2017

Thank you Alf !! We appreciate you took the time to review your stay with us. We have worked really hard to make our hotel and the grounds as delightful as possible! We are happy you enjoyed them. Ken & I are glad to see our efforts paid off and we were able to give you a wonderful stay!
Thanks so much,
Pura Vida,
Amy

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

I've spent there two times 2 days and I loved that place. Very close to the beach, clean place, great owners!
It is full of chill and tranquility. Rooms are cleaned properly. For good review, I can say that that's the only place in Costa Rica where I came back to stay once more.
Recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Michał K
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TropicalSandsDomi, Owner at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thanks Michal for taking the time to review your stay with us. :D We have worked really hard to make our hotel and grounds as delightful as possible! We are happy you enjoyed your stay... each time! Thanks so much, Pura Vida, Amy

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful nights at this hotel. Everything was excellent. Amy arranged for us to go on the Naucaya Waterfall tour. They recommend many other places also. The room was very clean, as well as the property. Such a delightful place to stay! Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing hotel!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank JSDoolen
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TropicalSandsDomi, Owner at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

THANK YOU Jackie for such a nice review! We enjoyed having you and are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. :D
I hope the rest of your trip went well
Happy Travels and we hope on your next trip back to Costa Rica you come to visit again.
Amy&Ken

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

So, because of Amy and Ken (the owners of Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn), we will definitely be coming back to Dominical. Our cabin was cute and cozy and the hammock was a big hit. We enjoyed relaxing in the front of our cabin watching and listening to the sounds of nature. The garden area is beautiful and inviting. Amy and Ken were very helpful and made our stay comfortable. They did a phenomenal job of providing great customer service and took the time to provide us with information we needed and answered any questions/concerns we had. One example of this was when we had plans to do the Osa Canopy Tour. However, we were unable to purchase our tickets online for the tour (apparently is blocked out), but Amy contacted them and was able to get us in. We highly recommend this hidden gem and its wonderful owners to anyone visiting this region.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Lia W
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TropicalSandsDomi, Owner at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for your amazing review and for choosing our Hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and I was happy to help you organize fun activities for you! We have worked really hard to make our hotel and the grounds as delightful as possible! We are so lucky to have guests that appreciate it and value all the efforts we have made. Take care and we hope to see you again in Dominical!
Pura Vida, Amy&Ken <3

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Additional Information about Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn

Address: Dead End Street Off Of The Beach Front Road | Take Main Street To Beach, Then First Left. Down 400feet On Left, Dominical 60504, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Dominical
Price Range: $77 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming hotel 120meters/400ft from the beach and 5 minute walk to the center of town. Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn is located inside the town of Dominical. We feature air-conditioned rooms and fan cabins each with it’s own private bathroom and hot water shower. There are 2 A/C kitchenette rooms available, one with an adjoining door to accommodate families or groups. We offer clean, simple and spacious rooms, all with garden views and we have a bar/lounge where you can relax, have drinks, play games or meet fellow travelers. We have a safe and secured gated property on a dead-end street where you listen to the waves & nature with no busy noise from the town. We offer fresh local breads and coffee/tea in the morning for a nominal fee. There is also a full restaurant and a laundromat directly across the street. We speak English, Spanish, French and have a knowledgeable reception to help you in your traveling needs. We can reserve shuttle services, car rentals and book tours for you or just give thoughtful advice on what to do in the area. We use Eco-friendly practices and products; we recycle and encourage our guests and staff to do the same. We believe leaving less of a footprint is important so all our plans for future improvements are centered on this goal. We are new, motivated, owners and welcome all our guests to make our hotel their Home away from Home ... more   less 
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