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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pictures will never do justice to this unbelievable property. After climbing a dirt road, it opens up to a little secluded paradise where the view is probably the best in the area; the sounds are just lovely in morning or night; the sweet smell will enchant you; and the staff is most pleasant and helpful. And to boot, they...

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Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Choose Villa 2 for a full 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom location with a view of the ocean! You will not be disappointed! The staff here were so amazing, friendly & helpful! We saw monkeys, toucans, quioties - you will see lots of wildlife right on the property. The wildlife sanctuary is on site as well. The coconut bliss smoothie...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 5 nights at the tail end of a two week honeymoon and I can not say enough good things about this place. You have a bit of a steep drive up their driveway, but that little thrill is more than worth it for the views, the service, the food, and the unparalleled friendliness...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for such a detailed review. We appreciate your comments and for choosing Villas Alturas. We hope to see you back in the future!

Carshalton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks travelling around Costa Rica and for the views and setting this was hands done the best place we stayed. To get to the hotel you have to navigate a steep, unpaved road off route 34. That was pretty unnerving but it did feel quite adventurous! We arrived before the stated check in time but this wasn't...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We appreciate your comments and will share them with our staff. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we were able to meet your expectations. We hope to see you again at Villas Alturas.

Essex, England
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How could anyone not find this a wonderful place to stay. Warm, welcoming, friendly staff, great accommodation and a fabulous setting. Situated a few miles south of Dominical just off the Route 34 coastal road. The actual turn is not easy to see from the main road - best to set the Satnav with the hotel shown as "Points of...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

We truly appreciate such kind words. Your detailed review is very helpful and many of our guest use these to make their choice of hotel. Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a nice review.

Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is my go to place when I want peace and quiet. I have been there four times. I live half time USA half time Costa Rica. I love peace and quiet, and with only seven villas, and tourists usually leaving to see sights during the day equals peace and no screaming kids playing Marco Polo in the pool. On...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your comments and the fact that you have picked Villas Alturas as your Go To hotel. We hope to see you for a fifith time real soon.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Villas Alturas is marvellous. The villas are lovely, the people that work there are great, the views are amazing. Every villa has sea view, a spectacular 180 (or so) degrees of Pacific bliss. Some a bit more than others, but it's amazing every morning. We were in Villa 7, which has a great view although it is partially blocked by...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Villas Alturas and for coming back so quickly for another week. We appreciate your comments and the staff really appreciates your kind words. Your family was wonderful and we look forward to seeing you back next season.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I was so pleased that the reviews of this place were absolutely accurate. We had Villa 2 which overlooked the ocean. Spectacular spectacular view, you have to pinch yourself to believe it. Staff were very friendly and helpful especially the night manager. They were very nice and genuine. If you want to learn Spanish, the staff are great teachers as...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

We really appreciate your comments and thank you for staying with us at Villas Alturas. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to meet all your needs. We welcome you back on your next trip to Costa Rica.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We can not say another good things about our stay at Villas Alturas. We were in costa rica for 2 and a half weeks and villas alturas was a definite highlight. The villas are beautiful and traveling with children, having a kitchen is such a nice perk. The included breakfast was delicious! Our kids never wanted to leave the pool!!...

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Tom R, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We certainly would have liked you to stay longer with us but are happy that we were able to provide you with all the things to make your stay enjoyable with us.

Nashville
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great little hotel in Dominical area. Steep but doable road heads up hill to great view of Whale's Tail. We stayed in Villa 3 which was private and nice. Ac in room worked well and kept us cool. Breeze during day was nice. Incredible view and in the middle of great sites.

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Thank you for your review. We appreciate you picking Villas Alturas while staying in the area. We look forward to seeing you back in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villas Alturas offers the perfect combination of peace and quiet, views, sun, beach and adventure. Situated in the Costa Ballena area, only 35 minutes south of Manuel Antonio, you can enjoy the cool beachy vibe of Dominical 15 min away, explore the Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita or sample the international cuisine offered in Ojochal. Villas Alturas offers a complimentary breakfast every morning and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day. We will plan and book all of your tours as well as help you to connect with all of the local free adventures. Barbque grill, free parking, a/c bedrooms, great pool area with an incredible views! Our road was improved in December, 2013 very easily accessible. We can accommodate 30+ people for your parties, destination wedding or any other event. Time to breathe . . . Terms and Conditions ---------------------------------------------- AMEX is not accepted at this time Payment Policy: Rates include breakfast and daily maid service. Sheets are changed every third day. (Breakfast that is included in the rate for a One Bedroom Villa is for 2 people, Breakfast for a Two Bedroom Villa is for 4 people. ) Above rates INCLUDE 13% sales tax for the room only. A 10% service charge plus tax will be added to all restaurant and bar purchases. Management reserves the right to POSSIBLY withhold deposit per their discretion at time of reservation and is as follows: 50% of reservation is due at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due at check out. The maximum guests in our villas is 2 per bedroom plus one additional if the villa contains a futon. Check-in time is 2:00pm. Check-out time is 10am. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and may incur a charge. High season is December through April excluding holidays. Green season is May through November. Holiday rates apply December 20th through January 5th and require a 5 night minimum stay. Management declines all responsibility for valuables left in the villas. Cancellation Policy: There is no refund if cancellation is made 14 days or less prior to the reservation date. When cancellation notification is received between 15 and 30 days prior to the reservation, a $50 processing fee per room will be charged. Payment will be forfeited if guest(s) arrive after the specific date of reservation or depart prior to final day of reservation. All cancellations need to be sent via e-mail. A cancellation is not confirmed until you have received an email or fax confirmation from us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villas Alturas

Address: Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: €142 - €260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Alturas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Villas Alturas Hotel Dominical
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#1 Family Hotel in Dominical
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“Some villas have better views than others.”
 of 5 bubbles 802anickl, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had Room 3 which was brilliant, but then so are all the Villas I believe.”
 of 5 bubbles Niel01, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All villas have ocean views and are close to pool. There are seven.”
 of 5 bubbles 908jima, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We didn't stay in Room #1, but it's right beside the pool and there were always people going onto their deck.”
 of 5 bubbles 404traceya, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Fantastic location. Classy relaxing place to unwind. Ask for Villa #3 for phenomenal view. Perfect getaway!”
 of 5 bubbles RJB275, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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