This is the third time I stayed at the Diuwak, the first was 8 years ago, then last year and then again this year. I was booked there the first two times as part of a surf camp package. The grounds are beautiful. The pool is really the only thing that would make me want to stay here again. This most recent time I booked a Junior Suite which was advertised as having 2 double and 2 single beds and a futon. It had one of each and the bathroom was off the single bedroom with the beds. And the doors to the bedroom would not stay shut unless locked from the inside. It is priced like a western hotel but without the service. The shower head was broken from day one. They said they would fix it it but after night number 3 and it was not fixed, we asked for a new room. They moved us from suite 123 to 126. We were moved to a room that wasn't cleaned, smelled musty/moldy and there was even a dirty cloth left on the floor in the corner of the room. They also were determined to run us out at check out, we had a delay in getting our rental car so we checked out about 90 minutes late. They didn't need the room (our first room still hadn't been re-made), they were just unnecessarily nasty about it. The pool is wonderful, but some of the shaded furniture is falling apart. This place is really a shame, its a beautiful spot with tons of potential. It is just so badly managed and it is the manager that directs the customer un-friendly behavior. We came back to Dominical for 2 more nights after our stay, and chose a different hotel. you can look up that review for a comparison.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel DiuwakDiuwak , from the Bri -Bri indigenous language in Castilian means " People of the Sun " .The Diuwak hotel is an oasis located in Dominical along the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica beach. The hotel is just 50 meters from the beach . The hotel has 36 comfortable rooms , including 5 suites and 6 fully equipped bungalowsThe Diuwak hotel has beautiful gardens and is the only hotel in the area with planters bio creating the perfect atmosphere in the green landscape. As part of the lovely natural landscaping is Tilapia pond surrounded by traditional figures and a small bridge, making it ideal for finding tranquility.Hotel facilities include a magnificent Diuwak pool with night lighting , plus the Tulu Restaurant, the restaurant offers delicious international dishes, the restaurant is known for having the best pizza in the area. The hotel how much a circuit cable television , car rentals , surf lessons , tours and countless options .See you soon at Hotel Diuwak , an experience you deserve. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diuwak Hotel Dominical
- Hotel Diuwak Costa Rica/Dominical