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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 17 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

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Villas Rio Mar is a wonderful place to stay in Domincal. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The Villas have alot to offer...the pool, restaurant,and the location. The outside porch is a special touch, with the curtains. One of the things that I mentioned to the manager, being a hotel owner, in Puerto Jimenez, was the pillows in the...

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

Dear client Thank you so much for your comment it's help us a lot to improve our service, as a soon is possible we are going to change the pillows in this kind of room, some months ago we changed them in the other of rooms but we are going to replace them for sure! You are welcome to come...

Springdale, Arkansas
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This resort is a gem,off the beaten path, down a dirt road from the quiet surfer town of Dominical ! We spent three relaxing days at Rio Mar, and would love to go back. The rooms are clean, with a large open porch area. Each unit is very private, and surrounded by tropical plants and birds. The complimentary buffet breakfast...

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

Thank you, we really appreciate your comments. We´re very happy, you had a great stay with us. Hope to see you back soon, our staff will be waiting for you! Please feel free to contact us! Daniela Ceciliano

Clovis, California
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This resort has a lot to offer. The bar is open and cool. The pool is wonderful and the staff can't do enough to make your stay enjoyable. The room is clean and the outdoor living space is a nice touch. though it wasn't rated well we ate al la carte after the buffet and both meals were very good...

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

Thanks for your comment; we love to hear our guest’s comments. We are very happy to know that you had nice stay with us. We work every day to satisfy our guest needs and make your holidays an unforgettable experience. We hope to see you back soon!! Please feel free to contact us anytime!

Lompoc, California
Reviewed 11 May 2012

We stayed two nights, and enjoyed this place a lot. Rooms are small, but very clean and nicely appointed. Living area off the room has couches, frig., and sink, small dinning table. this is open to the outside with netting curtains for bug protection, although there were no bugs, just lots of beautiful birds. Toucans in tree just outside of...

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San Jose
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed for 4 days in Villas Rio Mar. The rooms are very small, pictures on their website are quite misleading in terms of space. However that was just a minor issue compared to the others... the beds are stiff as hell, supremely hard. I can adjust with no big deal, the real problem was my mothers back, she suffered...

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

Dear Esteban Thanks for the feedback, all the client’s comments are more than welcome, you make us improve our services every day. We are completely agree the pictures can be quite misleading because in any other picture is difficult to make out the size of the space, we decided to add in our room’s description the size of each room...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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
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  • Non-Smoking 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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  • 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: ₹ 5,568 - ₹ 10,088 (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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“Wifi is weak but best in the bar and pool areas.”
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