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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Beautifully kept grounds. Professional & Friendly staff! Many activities: super nice pool, tennis courts, mini golf, pool table, darts, kids play ground near pool area, pathways to follow throughout the grounds, hiking. Oh- Best breakfast buffet we had the entire week!

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

Dear client We are more than happy to hear this nice comment, thanks for let us know, we really appreciate. Nice to know your stay was pleasant and relaxing, our staff and our hotel make sure our guest get all the accommodation, this is our objective. Welcome any time!!! Staff Villas Rio Mar.

Sonoma County, California
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Lovely location next to the river, super nice staff, jungle garden feel with pool and restaurant. Esteban and Jose at the front desk will take excellent care of you and are fluent in English. A nice mix of Costa Rican and foreign tourists, families and tours. Treat yourself to a scrub or massage with Alex and Nancy-a little known resource...

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Dear guest, Thanks you for time to write down your nice comment. For us is more than glad to hear your stay was sound and smooth, is one aim to make sure our client get all the best. Love to hear you enjoy our pool, Restaurant and surrounding areas. Hope to see you once again. Staff Villas Rio Mar.

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Good place and good value for money. Just next to the river. Do choose the rooms with AC. The humid heat is unbearable with just a fan. With that goes that the pool isn't chilled, so not really refreshing. Other wise very nice, friendly staff, rooms are good size and with a small terrace area upfront. A tennis court is...

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Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to write your nice comment! For us is more than glad to know your stay was very pleasant and relaxing, sorry to hear that our pool was not what you expected, we are in a very hot time and the temperature is very variable. Good to know our staff was...

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Maybe if this hotel was prices less than the $100+ we paid I would have given it a higher rating. The staff was nice, the grounds pretty but the restaurant was CRAZY overpriced, woke up to a roach in the bathroom and just not what I guess I was expecting. We also had a waterfall in our room, no really,...

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Dear Customer, First at all many thanks for taking your time to send us your comment, we really appreciate. Secondly we apologize for the inconvenience and we’re sorry to hear, that you have that impression has not been to your liking, we will take an important attention your comment to correct details and keep improving for our visitors feel even...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The resort is situated in the middle of nature and sea. An eco lodge yet so luxurious. We had the best time. The staff is not just friendly but also very professional. We went their to get married in the beautiful gardens of the resort, and although is was very warm, this place was perfect. The resort is located in...

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Winnipeg
Reviewed 10 March 2016

You feel like you're in the jungle (which you are). About a mile of gravel road to get there, but an oasis. Can walk to surfer town of Dominicale and beautiful Pacific beach. Beautiful grounds, huge pool, restaurant with a varied menu and good food. Rooms are starting to look a little "oldish", but quite adequate for a 3 star...

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Dear Customer, Thank you very much fir your valuable time to took to write and send us your comments. We love that our hotel has been satisfactory and make sure you been enjoying your vacation and enjoying our pool, our restaurant and the surroundings. For us it is very satisfying to know that you have been happy with our service...

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Stayed and Rio Mar once again this month and found it to be rock solid on it's ability to deliver a great experience. The quiet is deafening!!! The pool is fabulous and the restaurant staff has always been right on when it comes to serving good meals.

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Dear customer, Thank you for your nice comment! For us is a honor when you choose our hotel to come to enjoy and relax. Once again it makes us feel happy that our services are always to your liking. We appreciate your time and your preference. Hope to see you around here again in the future! Staff Villas Rio Mar!

Middletown, Maryland
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Rio Mar is off the beaten track down a dirt road that runs next to the Baru RIver. The lodge backs up to the jungle. Together these give a feeling of being immersed in nature, while the lodge still provides the comforts you seek after a long day of exploring. Heat and humidity on the southern pacific coast can be...

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Dear guest Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your comments, it is our pleasure to know that your stay was very pleasant, the contact with nature makes people feel comfortable and enjoy even more. We hope to see you in the future once again. Once again thank you! Villas Rio Mar staff

Tacoma, Wash.
Reviewed 17 February 2016

You'll feel as if you're in the jungle. Quiet and remote feeling, which we like. Rooms could have been tended to better. Mostly couples, but some families. Staff helpful. Pool was a great place to hang out. Refrigerator on patio didn't keep stuff cold. Would have liked an ice machine closer to our remote bungalow.

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Dear customer, We would like to externalize our thanks for taking your time and send us your comments! For us it is very important to know your opinion about our hotel, we are pleased that your expectations were as expected, we also would like to offer an apology for the inconvenience caused to the refrigerator and we are working on...

Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Very good hote with a nice porch, nice garden, nice track in the back of the garden, but poor information about this track. Good pool, but the lounger were too few and not very comfortable. Good restaurant at the hotel. We recommend this hotel!

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Dear Customer Thank you for taking your time and let us know your comment! We are more than glad to know your stay has been very enjoyable and comforting. We hope to see you once again! Staff Villas Rio Mar!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: €93 - €153 (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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“Rooms to the back of the property seem to have more wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles 45galef, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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