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Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn
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All reviewslovely hostsminute walk to the beachquiet streethot waterspent hours sittingcommon fridgeporch enjoyingthe local hot spotscomplimentary morning coffeenice family owned businessrooms are cleanfront officemaking improvementsstayed here for three nightsdelightful place to staycosta ricawould stay again
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I liked this property for the most part with only minor negatives and rest assured the plusses really do outweigh the minuses. It appears you can either stay in incredibly cheap accom. in Dominical or climb the price-ladder fairly quickly, with few properties like this one that cater to the higher-end-budget traveller.

Pros:
- Orthopaedic mattresses
- Best equipped common kitchen I have seen (new blender, even coolers to take food and drinks to the beach, thoughtful things like jiffy markers and masking tape provided for guests to label their food)
- Tree-lined property between beach and hotel full of the ribbets of Costa Rica’s famous red-eyed green frogs at night (truly cool)
- Very short walk to the beach
- Removed from the “main drag” (if you can call it that)
- Can hear ocean from pretty property
- Choice of fan or a/c for those with a preference
- Huge closet/”stuff” area adjoining bathroom keeps belongings out of sight
- Good fan
- Strong wifi

Cons:
- Pricey for "ghost-town-season" compared to similar properties in other coastal towns (staying more than one night brought the price down a bit)
- No staff presence. I was the only client at the hotel. Not unusual but the complete lack of night guard or other staff was definitely unusual. Bit spooky, truth be told.
- Absolutely awful shower - circuit issues - scalding hot.
- Safe tucked under a shelf on the floor in the corner of a bathroom a bit hard to get to (but the safe works!)

Room Tip: I like the cabinas with the little porches and hammocks. No a/c but the rooms stay cool due to the shaded property, so a/c is not necessary. They're cheaper, too!
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank SocklessJ
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Jesse G, Manager at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

We appreciate you staying with us and your honest feedback. Hopefully your next stay will be more enjoyable, as we (the managers) are away visiting our families for the slow season, while our neighbor watches over and runs things for us. We normally live on-site and are always available for our guests. We will address the showers as soon as we return. Thanks again and we hope we have the pleasure of meeting you in the future!

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The room was excellent, very clean and accommodating and made me feel at home in such an exotic place. The area is so lush and beautiful. The staff was amazing, they made us feel so comfortable and were very kind. The amenities were all functional and we got way more than we expected for the price.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

I am hesitant giving 5 stars to anything, but Montanas de Agua exceeded our expectations and deserves it. It was great value for money. The room was spotless, modern and comfortable. Great mosquito netting. Hot shower, nice towels, the works. The hammocks in front of the cabinas are a lovely spot to watch birds from in the garden. Lovely friendly staff, easy reservation process. The communal kitchen is well stocked and clean. We booked for 3 nights, stayed 4, and could have easily stayed longer. I would return again and would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank KiwiChickUK
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Jesse G, Manager at Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2013

Thank you very much for your high rating and kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We greatly appreciate your business and value your input. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future! Pura Vida!

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

I can't even put into words how great the staff at the hotel were!! From the moment you walk on the property you are treated like family. The poeple here have down how to treat guest. Rooms are clean, beds are good and safes in the room. I totally recommend Montnas De Agua. Will stay here every time I come back to Dominical. I had hammock out side my rooom and every night I would pull the fan out of room and read. Total relaxation with a variety of birds flying in for my enjoyment. Planned on staying a week extended my stay 2 more weeks. Great experience!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Just happened up on Montanas de Aguas by accident. Met Jesse and Lenae who were operating it and adored them both. The room had private bath w/ hot water which is a luxury when traveling in this style and with a limited budget. We are seniors looking for a great deal and value. We found it here. Daily maid service did a great job. Kitchen was very usable. Other guests were interesting especially as some were medical students from the US learning Spanish. A 3 minute walk to the most beautiful and deserted beaches anywhere. Had a really good rate with the 7th night free!! Planned to stay a week and ended up staying 3 weeks. Soooo relaxing and quiet though a 10 minute stroll takes you to the middle of Dominical and restaurants, bars, surfing shops, etc. Will go back there next year!!

Room Tip: Prefer no AC, so opted for the un-ACd rooms with fan. Great price and very comfortable.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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