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Villas Alturas
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“What a stunning view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

NIcely located, just a short car ride to the beautiful Pacific beaches in the area. (10 minutes to closest) The villas have every comfort you need. Best thing about these villas is the outrageously beautiful views from the common pool/ dining area. Food was adequate. Breakfasts a little weak but not much different then most places in CR. You have to like eggs!
We did not have a room booked in advance and the owner was very accommodating by giving us an available 2 bedroom villa for the price of a 1 bedroom! Glad we stayed!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

I don't think it's possible to explain just how wonderful this place is in just this small box!!! Greatest views of the area, nicest staff, yummiest food, beautiful pool, and delicious fresh fruit drinks. We were greeted with a fresh coconut, and from then on the service was flawless. The owners Tom and Ivette are extremely helpful and caring and never hesitated to go out of their way to make sure that we were happy. They are both extremely motivated and dedicated owners, and are constantly making upgrades/improvements to make everyone's stay that much better. The pool is located perfectly, overlooking the beautiful jungle and ocean. We got to meet some monkeys and iguanas right on the front porch of our villa!! They had live music one night and I was in awe at what a supportive and fun community that we were surrounded by. You must come visit, you'll never have another trip like it IN YOUR LIFE! Thank you infinitely Tom and Ivette for your gracious hosting, we will be back sooner than you know!! Pura vida

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Upland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Domincal is a nice little town along the Pacific side of Costa Rica. This stretch of the coast where the Jungle meets the ocean boasts incredible views , pristine beaches and authentic Costa Rican lifestyles. Nestled in the hill overlooking the Pacific , with 180 degree views of the coastline is Villa Alturas. I have to take my hat off to the owners of this Boutique Hotel. They have done a great job with this property , and I know have poured their heart and soul into this place and it shows! With incredible views , incredible food and with a staff that just goes out of their way to make your stay as relaxing as possible you are sure to have a hard time leaving. I highly recommend a visit if you have not done so , you won't be dissapointed!

Room Tip: All the roms come with an incredible view , situated to have privacy.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Christian P
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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Chris,
thank you for all your wonderful comments and taking the time to write your review. Everyone here at Villas Alturas work very hard to make every stay a great stay for our guest. We are very grateful that you have chosen Villas Alturas as you favorite destination while in the Southern Zone. We look forward to you return trip in July.
best regards,
Tom, Ivette and the entire team at Villas Alturas
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We recently stayed here and it was great. The entire staff went out of their way to make our stay an awesome and completely relaxing experience. The view is incredible and the room (Villa 6) was absolutely spotless. Highly highly highly recommended. Just go. :)

Room Tip: Breakfast is included! :)
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank GWB03
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Ivette O, Manager at Villas Alturas, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Will,
it was great to meet you and your family. We appreciate your comments and having time to discuss the Costa Rica life style. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
warmest regards,
Tom, Ivette and the staff at Villas Alturas
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I fell in love on my first trip to Villas Alturas and my Son is there #1 fan too! As some of you know when your 17 year old has only been at the resort for 15 minutes and says " mom this place is killer!" its the place you want to be.The amazing experience starts the second you are greeted with a smile and walk in the most spectacular view! I have been very fortunate to travel on a regular basis and the only place to go in Costa Rica is Villas Alturas. The staff is so friendly and helpful, rooms have ocean view, and the food is fabulous!!!! The only bad part is leaving...... Looking forward to our next trip, thank you everyone @ Villas Alturas!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
thank you Violet for your review. It was great to see you again and we look forward to your next trip back to Villas Alturas.
Best regards,
Tom, Ivette and the VA team
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

My sister and I stayed at Villas Alturas for 6 nights, and couldn't have been happier. From the moment we arrived (we received coconut milk upon arrival) till the end we were treated with the best customer service. Marlon and Jessica were both so nice, and they were always willing to help. The view is spectacular, but be prepared for a good trip up the hill to get to see the view. You definitely need 4 wheel drive. The food was good at the restaurant, and the chef was so nice. The only thing that I would suggest is for the rooms to be updated a bit, but for the price, I was perfectly happy.

Room Tip: They are villas, so all of the rooms have spectacular views.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lynda H
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VillasAlturas, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for your review! We are always pleased to hear when the service is excellent!
The staff really wants each guest to have a wonderful experience all around. Since purchasing alturas in October we have made many upgrades to the property and rooms including paint, upholstery, tv and satellite service... And we plan to do more! Hopefully if you return it will be completed!
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and I stayed at Villas Alturas for Valentine's Day this year. It was absolutely amazing, definitely one I will never forget. The pool and the view are absolutely spectacular. We had a wonderful lunch on the deck and enjoyed wine next to the pool all day. We rented a one bedroom villa and it was very spacious, had a full kitchen and a huge bathroom. The a/c also kept it very cool at night. The owners were more than gracious and made sure that we had a wonderful time. They also had a special Valentine's Day dinner that was delicious!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Allison W
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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Allison,
thank you for spending Valentine's day at Villas Alturas. We appreciate your comments and having the opportunity to meet you both. We invite you back for another special occasion or just to get away and relax.
Warmest regards,
Tom, Ivette and the team at Villas Alturas
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Property: Villas Alturas
Address: Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#1 Family Hotel in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Alturas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villas Alturas offers the perfect combination of peace and quiet, views, sun, beach and adventure. Situated in the Costa Ballena area, only 35 minutes south of Manuel Antonio, you can enjoy the cool beachy vibe of Dominical 15 min away, explore the Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita or sample the international cuisine offered in Ojochal. Villas Alturas offers a complimentary breakfast every morning and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day. We will plan and book all of your tours as well as help you to connect with all of the local free adventures. Barbque grill, free parking, a/c bedrooms, great pool area with an incredible views! Our road was improved in December, 2013 very easily accessible. We can accommodate 30+ people for your parties, destination wedding or any other event. Time to breathe . . . Terms and Conditions ---------------------------------------------- AMEX is not accepted at this time Payment Policy: Rates include breakfast and daily maid service. Sheets are changed every third day. (Breakfast that is included in the rate for a One Bedroom Villa is for 2 people, Breakfast for a Two Bedroom Villa is for 4 people. ) Above rates INCLUDE 13% sales tax for the room only. A 10% service charge plus tax will be added to all restaurant and bar purchases. Management reserves the right to POSSIBLY withhold deposit per their discretion at time of reservation and is as follows: 50% of reservation is due at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due at check out. The maximum guests in our villas is 2 per bedroom plus one additional if the villa contains a futon. Check-in time is 2:00pm. Check-out time is 10am. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and may incur a charge. High season is December through April excluding holidays. Green season is May through November. Holiday rates apply December 20th through January 5th and require a 5 night minimum stay. Management declines all responsibility for valuables left in the villas. Cancellation Policy: There is no refund if cancellation is made 14 days or less prior to the reservation date. When cancellation notification is received between 15 and 30 days prior to the reservation, a $50 processing fee per room will be charged. Payment will be forfeited if guest(s) arrive after the specific date of reservation or depart prior to final day of reservation. All cancellations need to be sent via e-mail. A cancellation is not confirmed until you have received an email or fax confirmation from us. ... more   less 
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