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Villas Rio Mar

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Certificate of Excellence
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
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Free parking
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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800 m north from the Dominical entrance along the Baru river, Dominical 185-8000 Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaria Intl Airport56 mi
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Check in was very prompt and we were greeted with tropical drinks! The free breakfast was amazing with different options, hot and cold, offered daily. Kevin and Jose in the hotel Restaurant were so friendly and helpful!! They made our experience unforgettable! The rooms were
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I am so happy we found this hidden gem!!! If you’re looking for the best hotel in Dominical with fair prices, look no further!!! Shoutout to Kevin and Jose in the hotel restaurant/bar for going above and beyond for our group!! I was there with a large group for a wedding, but
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Pilo Fabian took Great care of our dinner table! Very friendly and informative on Costa Rica. We’ll definitely be back and look forward to have Pilo take care of us again. Great food also! Our house is in Los Olas in Dominical and this place hit the spot!
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Response from MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar
Responded 2 days ago
Hello dear customer Thank you for sharing your comments with our readers, we are more than happy. Our staff is focused on providing excellent service to our customers and we are very motivated to read this type of review, thank you for your preference and we hope to see you again. Atte, Villas Rio Mar!
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The rooms are romantic and clean. The grounds are gorgeous. The pool was the perfect temperature for me. We had mobility issues and asked for dinner room service. It was great ! and fast. English was spoken by staff I hope to go back soon.
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Response from MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Cathy, Thank you very much for your review, we are very happy that your stay was to your liking and that all your expectations were met, for us we are pleased to read this type of comment that motivates us to continue working for the satisfaction of our customers. we will see you soon! Atte, Villas Rio Mar!
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Without a doudt, the BEST hotel in Dominical! Don't even bother with the others! It's only a short distance from the town of Dominical. The river was a awesome place for cooling off on a hot day! The hotel is within walking distance of town! Don't be fooled by the dirt road
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Response from MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Jayce, Thank you very much for your beautiful review they are very important and especially for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to share with other readers. Thanks for choosing our little paradise, for us we are pleased to know that we meet all your expectations. hoping to see you again Atte, Villas Rio Mar!
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How far is the beach from the hotel?
Hello, the beach is a 1.5 km, and if you want to go walking it is 15 to 20 minutes or in car is a 5 minutes.
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We stayed with our two kids in (12 an 15) in a family suite with two large double beds. It was quite spacious so I Think you couldn't easily get two extra beds in the room. Best wishes. Peter.
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Hola Yan, los buses pasan por la entrada principal, tendrías que caminar 1 kilómetro para llegar al hotel, pero la vista es linda al borde Del Río y no se hace larga, El Centro de dominical está a 1.8 del hotel, y se puede ir a pie. Hay muchas sodas, supermercados y restaurantes, pero no hay cajeros ni farmacias, para eso tendrías que ir a Uvita que está a 20 minutos en carro, así que tendrías que ir bien preparada y sin necesidad de ir a Uvita la podrías pasar muy bien !
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Estimada Sofia. Las habitaciones en el hotel Villas Río Mar se encuentran distribuidas en 5 hectáreas de jardín tropical. Son bloques de 4 habitaciones todas con entrada independiente y una terraza que le ofrece un aspecto acogedor y privado. Esperamos haber contestado a su pregunta si tiene alguna otra consulta no dude en contactarnos.
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"Get clear directions to your bungalow. . There was a shorter walk without stairs that we did not know."
"You can get really quite secluded villas towards the back of the property."
"Stay in it! "
"Junior suites are my favorite! "
"rooms starting the number 400 are in the quiet area of the property."
US$89 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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