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MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical

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Walking distance to the beach, paddle distance to the line-up, ideally located nearby downtown Dominical to enjoy its facilities within a private and tranquil property.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Charming
Centrally Located
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Special Offer:Complimentary bottle of wine
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You never know what to expect in a foreign country and in a place you've never been, but the minute we walked into this little paradise in Dominical, we knew it was going to be an amazing trip. Max and Barbara (the owners), were some of the nicest people we've ever had the
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Response from 296massimilianop, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded 2 days ago
Good afternoon Christopher! And thank you very much for taking the time to review MAVI on TripAdvisor, for the excellent rating, and - believe us, in particular - for the very nice words! It was our honor and pleasure having yourself and Ashley here, doing our bare minimum to celebrate her birthday (for sure less brilliantly) as she deserve, and trying to take care of such a beautiful couple. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the place, the stay and the little jewel that Dominical is. With no obligation at all on your side, we hope you know that if and whenever you have the occasion to jump back into the South Pacific of Costa Rica, you already have a place where you are super super welcome! And, in case, ... next time I will owe you a bottle of wine! All the very best to yourself and Ashley for your professional and personal endeavors! Pura Vida!
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This place does not look like it needs another Perfect score review :D! We stayed a week and had an absolutely the best time ever! Barbara and Max are the kindest and warmest people you will meet and their girls are precious. It was clean, close to town, close to beach, pool
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Response from Barbara R, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded 18 Aug 2018
Thank you very very much for the excellent review and the very nice words! Maybe you are right to say that the place "in itself" does not seem to need another perfect review (although ... you never know!), but - I can assure - these reviews are of paramount importance for the Team (and I do not mean just Barbara and Max) that works at MAVI every day: it is for us another way to thank the members for their commitment and professionalism. Therefore, ... thank you very very much again for taking the time to review MAVI on Tripadvisor! It was our honor and pleasure having you here, and it is our honor and pleasure reading that you enjoyed the place and the stay. With no obligation at all on your side, whenever you have the occasion to jump back into the South Pacific of Costa Rica, you know you have a place where you are super super welcome! All the very best and Pura Vida!
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We stayed At MAVI for one week a year ago, and just returned from a two week visit. The grounds are beautiful, the rooms are spotless, and the breakfasts are amazing. Max and Barbara are truly wonderful people- they treat their guests and staff like family, and are always there
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Response from 296massimilianop, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded 1 week ago
Kiiimmm! How are you girls! Your room already misses you! We want to thank you very much for taking the time to review MAVI on TripAdvisor, for the excellent rating and for the very nice words. And we also want to thank you for your consideration and collaboration with the young kids that we exceptionally had to allow on premises in occasion of your stay. (Also thanks to your and other guests feedback), we believe we have improved our pre-stay communications a lot (at the cost of sounding a little bit "rude") in order to prevent embarrassing situations to happen again. With no obligation at all on your side, we all (Debbie first) hope we will have the occasion to welcome you back to your room at your best occasion! All the very best and Pura Vida Massimiliano
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Barbara and Max are such a wonderfully hospitable couple. They are warm, accommodating and friendly, and really made us feel so at home during our stay. They are very helpful in providing recommendations and advice on anything you can think of. You really get the sense that
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Response from 296massimilianop, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded 3 weeks ago
Adam (and Wendy)!!! I am so sorry it took me so long to answer to this message of yours! And I want to thank you very very much for taking the time to review MAVI on TripAdvisor, for the excellent ratings, and for the very very nice words! It was our honor and pleasure having you here, and especially (with no offense for Wendy) having an "adopted Genoese" on premises (by the way, did you hear anything from your colleagues on the author of the song that is written on one of our murals?). Also for us, your departure felt like saying goodbye to good friends and, with no obligation at all on your side, we like to let you know that, whenever you have the opportunity to jump down into Debbie's hometown, you have a place where you are super super welcome! All the very best and Pura Vida!
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We stayed for three nights during a trip to Costa Rica and this was our favourite hotel. We were made to feel so at home here, and enjoyed spending time chatting to the Italian family that own and run the place. They are always on hand to help or just have a conversation, but of
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Response from Massimiliano P, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Lindsay!!! It is great to hear from you (both). And thank you very much for taking the time to write this (such beautiful and touching) review for MAVI! Not even a professional travel writer might have done better! It was really a pleasure having you here and spending some time with you. With no obligation at all on your side, we believe you know that you have a place in the South Pacific of Costa Rica where you are super super welcome. What more could we say? Perfect! Felt like hosting friends!!! All the very very best! Max (& the rest of the troop!)
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Hi Mike, Thanks for reaching out to us, and sorry for the Jurassic delay in replying (... a shame!). We have no surf instructor in our team, but if you are interested in any surf classes, we can arrange for you with one of our Partner Surf Schools. In case, please feel free to get back to us, and we will execute accordingly (... only a little bit faster, we hope!). Thanks again for your contact, and All the best Massimiliano
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Good morning Kimberly! And thanks for reaching out to us. We are extremely sorry but, for the way the Hotel is, we can not accept dogs (nor other pets). We hope you can understand our position, and we remain at your total availability for any information or support you may need. Have a great day and All the best Massimiliano
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Good morning Henry! And thanks for reaching out to us. MAVI is 3-4 (depending on traffic and ... speed) hours drive from SJO and a 45-60 minutes drive from Manuel Antonio. We thank you. Have a great day!
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The phone number is +506 27870429 Regards.
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+506 2787 0429, but Google "MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical" for all the info.
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"Ground floor is more practical if you have surf boards, but first floor is more private/don't have people walking past."
"rooms are all great."
"All rooms were created equal. Two floors. Your preference."
"We slept without A/C, door and windows open and there was some light traffic from passing cars, but if A/C is on the place is very quiet."
"All rooms are great!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$135 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasDominical
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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