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Villas Rio Mar

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We'd booked this hotel a week before we were due as we were backing for 5 weeks on our honeymoon. We were looking for somewhere with a laid back vibe (area and hotel). After staying in hostels this hotel was exactly what we were looking for. The place was quiet as it was just getting in to low season which...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent reception staff offered to show us rooms before we finished check in (no reservations- we just showed up). Grounds are beautiful and rooms are very nice with outside bar patio area great for listening to birds at night and in morning. Very nice restaurant and bar area and good food. Nice breakfast buffet included in price. Wound up staying...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

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,...

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

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

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

New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Alpharetta, Georgia
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...

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

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.

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wow! Where to begin....We were greeted by Jose at the front desk who's service was superb! My family and I were greeted with such happiness. We were given this delicious ice cold smoothie drink upon our arrival which was much appreciated after a long 4 hour drive from San Jose. Landscape was gorgeous and well maintained. My 5 & 9...

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

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. How great that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a big pleasure to had you here.

Harwich, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Great hotel find close to Dominical center. Comfortable rooms and excellent amenities Pool and restaurant were nice as were the grounds Excellent value in a great location Included breakfast was a nice touch as well

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Many thanks for take your time and comment us. We really appreciate it.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights here. What a lovely place. This is a very convinient location to the town. Lovely room...nice free breakfast included. On premises restaraunt. What i loved most were the staff. Always friendly and smiling. Evelyn set me up with a tour and went out of her way too make sure everything worked out. Sweatheart she is. Jose...

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Many thanks for your beautiful comment, It was a pleasure to had you here. We hope see you soon.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $115 - $189 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The rooms are pretty much identical. I think the bird watching is better toward the rear of the property.”
45galef, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Try to get room on backside of the property.”
smny, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All lovely!”
AngelaG842, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book together and get rooms in the same building!”
sayshar2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the back of the property seem to have more wildlife”
45galef, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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