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Middletown, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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... More 

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

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 More 

Tacoma, Wash.
2 reviews
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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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

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... More 

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

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! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We booked this place as our previous accomodation let us down. The staff were nice and friendly and were helpful in organising our onward transport. The pool area is stunning and we went straight there from reception. Plenty of sunny and shady spots for all. Our room was nice - no A/C but the ceiling fan worked fine. We enjoyed... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your comment on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you liked your stay in our hotel and that you also enjoyed the activities on our property. We´re sorry to hear that you had a problem with centipedes at night. We are going to solve the problem soon, because your room should... More 

Cayman Islands
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This wasn't my first choice in Dominical, but I had just had a bad experience at another 'establishment' up the road. All in all it was good value for money, my room was basic but clean and tidy, the pool was big enough to have your own space, I only ate once in the restaurant - it was tasty and... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind comment. We´re sorry to hear that you had have a bad experience before but also glad, that we did help you to improve the impression of the accommodations in our hotel. Our restaurant has a variety of the most wanted and delicious food, also little snacks are included in the menu.... More 

Escazu, Costa Rica
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

As expected for a hotel near the beach and out of the beach front line. Good restaurant according to prices. Room was well equipped, nice and clean. If you are looking for a budget vacation this is a good choice. Best of all you are near of many activities in Uvita, Dominical, Manuel Antonio

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your kind comment. It is true that we are the central of all important activities around this area and we hope that you could enjoy this advantage of our hotel. We would be very glad to have you again! Best regards, The team of Villas Rio Mar More 

Canada
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at villas rio mar during xmas 2015 , what a great place to relax for a couple of days. We booked the junior suite, the rooms are situated in a block buildings, cabana style of 4 every room has a corner entrance with a patio for optimal privacy , we did not see or hear our neighbours, which... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

we stayed in a junior suite, very Nice and clean. The hotel sits in a beautiful park and has a good pool and tennis court, with the possibillity to lend rackets. Very friendly staff. Best wishes, Peter.

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

Hello dear guest! Thank you so much to take your time to white a nice comment, we appreciate and we were very pleased to know this everything was all good! Once again, thank so much! The staff Villas Rio Mar! More 

Helsingborg, Sweden
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34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The room is not so big but very nice. There is a patio to every room. The pool was good. The garden nice and there was many birds in the area. The hotel is about 15 minuts walk outside the village. Dont forget our flashlight if you want to valk in the evening.

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

Dear Guest! Thanks so much to take your time to white a nice comment, we are so glad you has been enjoying your time here in our hotel. We do have 52 room at list 8 of them are standard whit hammock on the porch where you can see birds and the beautiful garden, we offer flashlight any time, just... More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Our room had a king size bed and a one person bed. Clean (we had some pets but the staff handeled it fast) and with airco and tv. Breakfast is lovely and with great variety. The pool is outstanding but please people: get a shower before you enter the pool! Staff should be more strict about that. To town you... More 

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Dear guest! Thank you for your whiting comment! We precipitate your ideas, we will put more attention just to make sure everybody happy! We do not accept pets but some time we can be flexible just depends on the size and type of pet, not just to be... Our pool is done clean every day, but is very important your... More 

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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
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €92 - €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
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#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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