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Villas Rio Mar

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nashville
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We spent 4 nights in Jan 2014. Our rooms were large and comfortable. Junior suites with 2 kings. We were pleased with the beds, hot water, cleanliness, and linens. Our rooms had fans and air conditioning, but usually the fan was adequate. I loved the efforts made by management with recycling, water conservation, solar panels, and general reminders about electricity...

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, Hola muchas gracias por sus lindas palabras, nos da mucha satisfacción saber que nuestros clientes disfrutan de su...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Villas Rio Mar is a beautiful and accommodating place to stay. The grounds are well manicured, the pool is awesome, the adjoining bar has a tropical tiki style to it, the room was very nice, and felt completely safe. But the best aspect of Villa Rio Mar was the friendly staff. I truly enjoyed waking up to the sounds of...

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

Hi Mr. Oshea Thank you for your kind works. And very nice to hear you enjoyed and great to know you have has a wonderful stay and good experience here in our Hotel! We are very happy to hear, you were attended nicely and warm, this is part of our mission, we always try to make sure our guest get...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Everything was PERFECT!!! Especially the service by the ladies at the front desk. Very warm and kind!!!! Not to forget the lady of the tour information, she made our stay unforgetable with the tours she suggested.

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

Dear Mr. Tico M. Many thank you for your kind comments. We do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible we can, really appreciated, and make us happy to hear your arrival was helpful and attended. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Villas Rio Mar once again. The Rio Mar staff!!!

Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We have been in this resort for 8 nights. We stayed in lodge 330; a good bed- and bathroom and a nice outdoor livingroom with a small refrigerator and a sink, also a hammock. The resort itself was very beautifull with a lot of different plants, trees and animals. We also loved the swimmingpool and restaurant. The staff is very...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to write this kind comments, we also have a Superior and Junior Suite very comfort for families, in case you will visit us again with your family. Very glad you enjoyed a relaxing time in our hotel and hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Villas Río Mar staff.

Navarro, Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Villas Rio Mar was referred to us by one of the restaurant owners in Dominical and it had good reviews on Trip Advisor. We found the hotel to be an excellent choice. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and the grounds were absolutely gorgeous. We ate dinner in the restaurant and both my wife and I had superb meals....

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

Hello Jeff Thank you for your warm comments, we are very happy you choice us and enjoyed your stay in Villas Rio Mar. we really appreciate your feedback; we hope to see you once again here in the future. We are very pleased that you liked our attention of our staff, we are here to serve you, as far as...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Nice, clean and well maintained facilities, beautiful garden. Food had problems: - Freshness: Watermelon based juiced they used watermelons that were not fresh, it was rather unpleasant. - Terrible portion control: in the same table with the same meals different plates had more than others, during dessert, different sized pieces of cake were served. Its could be a really good...

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

Dear Pinoski First, we would like to thank you for your comments. They are very important for us. We work every day to make our customers stay as comfortable is possible. Secondly, we apologize for the inconvenience during your stay. In relation to the food, we are sorry, you had a bad experience. We care about having the best and...

Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Exceptional attention by the staff. A great place simply for R&R or an escapade. The place is great, very close to Dominical and very cool acommodations. I want to go back there, for sure! The environment is very nice with indoor/outdoor spaces and beautiful gardening spaces that surround the whole complex.

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

Hi, Thank you very much for your nice words, we really appreciate your feedback, we hope to see you back around here, actually our hotel is very close to many places, very beautiful and worth to visiting. We are very pleased that you liked our attention of our staff, we are here to serve you, as far as possible, then...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 October 2013

This is truly a beautiful property. The Villas are modern and clean with a fantastic patio to relax outside day or night. The pool is quite large which I love to swim laps. The food was fantastic. We found this place by accident while on a road trip to Panama and sure glad we did. I loved it! We will...

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

Dear Catty, Thank you very much for your sweet comments, initially were 40 rooms now we do have 52, with time by time we do a remodel and give them up grade, just to give more comfort to our customers. We are glad that you enjoyed our property, the pool and the food has been fantastic. Hopefully we would like...

Reviewed 2 September 2013

We called a couple of times to inquire about the lodge, but their response was unenthusiastic and gave us the feeling that they did not care much. When we arrived, we were greeted with the same cold treatment from before. We were not allowed to keep the remote control for the air conditioning and were told to call them every...

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

Dear Client Thank you for let us know your comments, our management and HR department work every day to improve our service. I would like to apologize for all the inconvenience. Villas Rio Mar is a sustainable eco lodge, and we do have some sustainable polices to save energy, that´s why our rooms have a button, where our guest can...

San Francisco, Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Today we left the Rio Mar Resort after spending one night there. Great hotel situated on the bank of the Barù River near the town of Dominical. The hotel has a helpful bilingual staff and good restaurant. The breakfast buffet is excellent. Second day of my Relocation/Retirement tour

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Dear Christophe H. Thank you for taking time to write this comment. We are very happy to see you once again. Very glad you enjoyed a relaxing time in our hotel. See you next time! Villas Rio Mar staff

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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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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 - $188 (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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“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
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“All lovely!”
AngelaG842, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book together and get rooms in the same building!”
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“Rooms to the back of the property seem to have more wildlife”
45galef, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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