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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This is a middle size hotel, with all amenities, very good food a nice breakfast and few options of room types for all budgets. There are rooms with no a/c (just fan), and others with a/c and TV, plus the suites. There are both, a tennis court and beautiful gardens, where birdwatchers could really enjoy the early morning with these...

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

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the way you describe our hotel as you explain we have indeed 3 types of rooms. 2 of them contain air conditioning and TV and one selling fan. All of them have their own terrace where you can relax seeing the tropical gardens. Dominical is about a 15 to 20 minute walk....

Wien
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Villas Rio Mar is located in Dominical close to the the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is a good stopover option on the way to the southern areas of Golfito or the Osa Peninsula. It is situated off the main road, there are no views of the ocean. The tropical garden is colorful and attracts many birds. The whole...

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

Thank you for your comment. It is always nice to have some feedback on our venue, location and services. There is indeed a increase in the local Costa Rican families. We are the only big swimming pool around, so a lot of families would want to enjoy this. Villas Rio Mar is located in the rain forest. There are a...

Silver Spring
Reviewed 10 May 2013

This is a real gem of a place. Small, hospitable, beautiful surroundings, very convenient to the beach. Loved the bungalow-style accommodations, the pool and bar were lovely and welcoming, the restaurant tasty, everything was just right for us. We swam in the river, walked to the beach, enjoyed dinners out in Dominical... The hotel staff was friendly and helpful and...

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

Thank you for your response. We are so happy that people take the time to give their opinion on our hotel. It seems that you enjoyed a lot of the events that Dominical has to offer! We believe you also enjoyed the beautiful sunset in Dominical. In Costa Rica the sunset is always between 5 and 6. We hope to...

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at Villas Rio Mar for 3 nights when travelling between central Costa Rica and the Osa peninsula. We generally really liked the hotel with its chalet style rooms. It was very quiet and the staff was saying it was quiet for April there. The restaurant served very good food too. The highlight for me was...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rio Mar. Our chalets make us an unique hotel. We have a total of 13 chalets divided in 52 rooms. All of them have an outside private porch. All of the porches have curtains that will protect you against mosquitoes. Thank you for your...

Monterey, California
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed only two nights and next time we would like to stay more. Dominical is better than staying up north. It's not far from Sierpe for tours to Cano Island and the hotel offers tours. It's 1 hour south of Manuel Antionio. The restaurant at the hotel serves great food with breakfast included. The staff are friendly and our...

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

Hi Marilyn Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are located between in the Costanera South Highway, right next to San Isidro, and Palmar Norte also. Regarding Dominical town, are many things to do, nothing else compares in Manuel Antonio. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Villas Rio Mar and we hope to see you again...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 April 2013

I just returned from Villas Rio Mar after an 8-night stay with my brother and two friends (late 20s, coming from NY). We had been here once before 7 years earlier and were delighted to discover that not only had the place not changed (as many hotels in a town like Dominical might), but that it was even better than...

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for your courtesy to write down a very warm and nice comment. It was our pleasure to help you, your twin brother and your friends also. We agree with you that Dominical and its surroundings are very beautiful and of course there is a lot to do! The beach is 900 meters away from...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Overall, this is one of the best experiences I've ever had at a hotel hands down. The hotel grounds are stunning, and it's great that it's a little off the path of the main street at Dominical since you avoid all the hectic traffic, and yet are still only a 2 minute drive away from it. The location itself is...

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

Hi Louis, We really appreciate you comment thank you so much! Our mission and our staff mentality are to be nice and keep doing the best we can for our clients. We make sure our visitors feel like home and it is our pleasure to help you. Dominical is a small town but it so beautiful and many things to...

Reviewed 10 April 2013

We stayed one night in this beautiful hotel one of the best hotels in Dominical. The rooms are nice and have a big balcony with a nice sitting area. The swimming pool is big and beautiful, we had a nice realaxing time there. The breakfast was exelent and the service was nice. We defenatly recommend it.

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

Thank you for your comment, rates and pictures! All of our rooms have a nice balcony with a sitting area, fan, light and refrigerator. Our standard rooms also have a hammock. We would like to encourage everybody to also add pictures and comments. We really appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed your time at Villas Rio Mar and we...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed at Villas Rio Mar for 3 nights while on a tour with G Adventures. The hotel grounds are beautiful and very well manicured. We saw a variety of birds, wildlife, flowers and trees on the property daily. Our room was comfortable with 2 king sized beds (not everyone had this thought). Each room also had an outdoor patio...

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

Thank you for your great comments. We indeed have 3 different rooms. We have Standard Rooms that include 2 single beds or a king-size bed, we also have superior rooms that have 1 single beds and 1 king-size bed and our Junior Suites have 2 king-size beds. Our standard rooms automatically have a hammock. Unfortunately it is not possible to...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 March 2013

El cuarto estuvo muy bien equipado~! Todo estuvo genial, la piscina, el restaurante, la comida, el servicio! Nos gusto mucho el hotel~! De seguro regresaremos cuando vayamos otra vez para Playa Dominical! :-D Everything was well equipped! All good, very relaxing place to stay. The pool, the restaurant, the food and the service~! Everything was right! Definitely the best place...

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

Thank you for your great comments. We indeed have 3 different rooms. We have Standard Rooms that include 2 single beds or a king-size bed, we also have superior rooms that have 1 single beds and 1 king-size bed and our Junior Suites have 2 king-size beds. Our standard rooms automatically have a hammock. Unfortunately it is not possible to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: ₹ 6,670 - ₹ 11,094 (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
Villas Rio Mar Costa Rica/Dominical
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
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“Check you have a room with A/C”
 of 5 bubbles H4755LOsteved, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is weak but best in the bar and pool areas.”
 of 5 bubbles MRBeachgirl, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Definitely get a room with AC”
 of 5 bubbles wishicudtravelmore, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms looked fabulous!”
 of 5 bubbles KLMercer, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cabina's throughout walking path. All seemed to be the same. AC in all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 917NicoleG917, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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