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Kemptville, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this resort. We initially only planned to stay 2 days but liked it so much we changed our plans and stayed 4 days. The rooms are not huge but had everything we needed - they were bright and clean, good bed, TV, A/C, fridge, hot water in shower. The staff is great - very friendly. The free breakfast...

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

Many thanks for your beautiful comment,we are really happy that you liked our little paradise. Many thanks for visit us.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were extremely happy with Villas Rio Mar. The rooms and outside patio areas were great. The grounds are beautiful and the large well maintained pool is also nice. Breakfast every morning was included and delicious. The staff couldn't have been nicer. We arrived with no resevation and were offered a discount from the official rate. After breakfast the next...

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

Many thanks for your beautiful comment. We really appreciate it , when our costumers take the time for comment us .We are going to wait for you. Happy New Year!

Balham, London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let first impressions put you off... the reception/car park area is shabby and desperately needs updating. Our room is also a little dated, especially the bathroom, and the cleaner does the bare minimum. Having said that, we are enjoying the relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. Staff are very helpful, friendly and speak excellent English. The pool is large, attractive, with...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights, it is very rare for me to leave a bad review but this hotel is certainly worth a bad review. We were travelling light and decided to get some laundry done at the hotel. The cost was very high for one bag at over 50 dollars though we accepted this and...

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

Dear Simon Thank you so much for take your time and write this comment. We really appreciated it. We are not agree in how you expressed about some situations, because what happen not was exactly what you said. But in other hand, most of the time when some guest want another kind of breakfast and they tell us,we try to...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my husband and son for vacation The room are great and the landscape is so beautiful, the gym is outside in front a lot of birds This place is located in front a green and amazing river The service is excellent Food is good also

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

Many thanks for your comment. We really appreciated it. It is great for us to know that you like our hotel and also that you could enjoyed your days. Merry Christmas!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dominical is a 3 street town next to the beach where you'll find a lot of surfers because of the mid size waves. Hotel facilities are pretty good, with a mid size pool and lots of gardens. We booked this hotel for a relaxing weekend, unfortunatelly on friday arrived a large group (50+ people) which took all of the pool...

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

Thank you for your nice comment. Excuse us, but we received this group more early than we expect. Please accept our apologize. And many thanks for visit us.

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

we would stay here again in a heartbeat! beautiful place, great food, nice staff, lots of wildlife! toucans were on the property every day we were there:) there was another couple traveling with us-we all really enjoyed the villas💚

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Thank you very much for your beautiful comment and for take your time for comment us, we really appreciated it.We are very happy that you liked our paradise.

Reviewed 30 November 2016

My stay here was amazing! what struck me most was the garden and setting of the hotel. its spacious, colourful, GREEN and basically full of life! I've seen tuns of toucans, iguanas and all types of other birds during my stay! The property has a huge variety of vegetation, no wonder animals like it here!I n addition the walk to...

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Many thanks for you beautiful comment, we are really happy that you could enjoyed your stay in our paradise. Thank you so much!

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 November 2016

we stayed here 2 nights during our Costa Rica trip. Located a bit outside the village the villas our of a very nice size with AC. Bathroom area is very spacious. Nice outside patio area to relax an look out over the beautifull gardens with lots of animals. Lots of Tucans! Breakfast was very good, so was our lunch. Great...

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Danville, California
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I came here as a chaperone for nine 8th graders from California. We had a two night stay in this relaxing spot. The kids enjoyed the pool and the pool table during their downtime. Our science teachers enjoyed birdwatching on the beautiful grounds. Each room had a private terrace and a large bathroom. I enjoyed a warm, strong shower which...

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Dear guest! We are more than glad to know your stay and your group was happy and relax here in our paradise! Thanks very much for letting us your nice comment! Our aim is make sure our guest have fun and have a good service!. Once again thanks for choosing us! Staff Villas Rio Mar!

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Amenities

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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
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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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: RM442 - RM755 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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