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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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Thank FrancoMunoz
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

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2012

OUTSTANDING property grounds located in Dominical. A bit pricey, but well worth it if sharing the cost. Very tropical with all kinds of different floral and fauna. What a nice place to wakeup and take an early morning stroll and observe the different flowers, bushes, and trees. Very peaceful and serene. Large swimming pool with breakfast included. A typical Costa...

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

Thank you so much for your comments that's what we are a tropical place with all kinds of different floral and fauna and we're glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your visit. We will be more than happy to see around here soon!

Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 August 2012

The rooms are very basic and just functional with dated furniture etc. The gardens and pool are wonderful. It is located down a very rocky dirt road. Having a car to explore and get around is helpful. You can hire tours to pick you up from the hotel. It is a beautiful part of the country. The beach is too...

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

Thank you for let us know all your comments, that why we work everyday to improve our service and make your vacation an unforgettable trip. We hope to see back! Best regards Daniela Ceciliano Customer service

Amarillo, Texas
Reviewed 24 August 2012

This property was in a beautiful location, with lovely grounds and a great pool. Although we were traveling on business, we had a couple of days in between appointments to enjoy the coast. The property is meticulously maintained, and the bungalow was clean and attractive. We enjoyed dinner at the restaurant both nights, and it was tasty and reasonably priced....

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

Thank you so much for writing such a nice comment, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be wating to see you back to this beautifull place our friendly staff will be happy to see you back very soon! and I am really sorry for the mattress but all our clients have different tastes and...

Siesta Key, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2012

Great Place - first found Rio Mar in June 2009 - and my visit this June 2012 was my 6th stay with them. It truly is like Home Sweet Home. The staff is tremendous - there is nothing they will not assist you with...and in my 6 stays, there has been nothing they have been unwilling or unable to help...

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

What a nice comment, ;'home sweet home", that exactly what we want to make our guests feel. We're always happy to see our guests are back, we work everyday to improve our service and keep our quality. Thank you and see you next time! Daniela Ceciliano

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are clean, the hotel is safe. I loved the staff especially. They were so pleasant and even helped me with my Spanish. The restaurant is awesome and the drinks are inexpensive. I loved it and would definitely stay again.

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

Thank you for share your nice experience, we are very glad you had such a great vacation with us, and very happy to hear you were able to learn some spanish words, even though our staff spoke both languages, English and Spanish, we are always happy to help all our clients..We also hope to see you back soon! Best regards...

San Ramon, Costa Rica
Reviewed 18 July 2012

This was our first visit at Villas Rio Mar and we had family that also joined us in 2 separate rooms. The rooms are clean, the grounds and pool area outside were beautiful and well maintained. The restaurant's buffet breakfast had a good selection and was tasty---a really good way to get the day started. The staff was very attentive...

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

Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel services, this how we like to see our client start their vacation with us, with a warm welcome and a good breakfasts to get started the day . I apologize for the inconvenience with air conditioning, I personally checked the rooms before our clients came to...

Reviewed 14 July 2012

Just as before, this second time around was as nice as the first. The rooms are clean, the area outside is beautiful and peaceful. The restaurant was above normal! I will feel secure to suggest such place to any of my friends or family. We will return for sure.

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Dear Olga. Thank you so much for your visit! You and your family will be welcome anytime. It was very nice to meeting you. Hope you can stay longer next time. Best regards Daniela Ceciliano

Costa Rica
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Villas Rio Mar is a great place to visit, i was there with my Girlfriend for the weekend, she loved it, when we had to go she didn want to leave :),We stayed at the Junior Suite which for me is the best to stay at. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food was great, breakfast is not...

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

It is very exciting to hear this kind of comments we really appreciate you have shared your experience with us, we will be waiting to see you back. Definitely junior suite is one of the best room we have! Daniela Ceciliano

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: $119 - $204 (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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“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
“Check you have a room with A/C”
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“Wifi is weak but best in the bar and pool areas.”
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