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Hotel Diuwak
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
Reviewed 22 October 2012

We checked in and the receptionist promised us that the rate we were given would include breakfast. The next morning we had an average breakfast. At the end of our meal, the waiter asked us for a breakfast ticket which should have been given to us by the receptionist. I went back to the receptionist to inquire about the breakfast ticket and at that point he tells us that the rate given did not include breakfast. False promises, below average room for the price paid. Staff was dishonest and pretty much ripped us off. Will never stay there again and definitely you can find better places with a more honest staff. We than moved to the hotel Domilocos around the corner. Great and honest staff, room quality identical for less than half of the price. Definitely recommend Domilocos as an alternative in the same location.

Room Tip: Go to Domilocos hotel instead.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Had a fantastic stay here, staff was super helpful (I kept locking myself out of my hotel room) and very friendly. The place was peaceful with plenty of monitor lizards around and some well kept gardens.
This place is located at the more southern part of "main street" Dominical and only about a 2 minute (if that) walk to the beach. You can't beat this beach, just watch the undertow.
Be sure to check out Green Iguana Surf School they are THE best with some really great instructors.

Room Tip: All rooms are spatious and well cleaned, to me you shouldn't be dissapointed
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

We stayed here for two nights, A little pricey, but probably the best place in this area to stay. The staff was very nice - my traveling buddy got sick - they postponed cleaning the room til he was better, the breakfast buffet guys fixed him a 'to go' container and sent tea / tea cups with me to the room for him. The location was awesome - a short walk to the beach. The grounds were lovely, the pool looked great (but we did not get to swim). WiFi was a litle iffy at times, but generally OK. The TV had some English speaking channels (something you notice if you are stuck in the room due to illness). It was very secure. The room did not really have a view - looked out at a tiny garden and the back of another building. The AC worked well, although there were power outages every night we were there (short ones, though). Parking was close by and secure. There was a fridge and a coffee maker but you had to buy the coffee at the front desk for $2 / packet. The thing that really stopped me from giving this hotel a perfect 5 was the lack of hot water - it is advertised as 'hot' but I think calling it even lukewarm would be fraudulent! However, the pressure was great. If you don't mind a cold / cool shower, this is a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank diveydivey
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

We arrived to Diuwak hotel since it is part of my program with EF Tours.
Upon arrival the staff was more than ready to help us with lunch and in accomodating the rooms to 43 people in record time. Must say that the personnel there work truly hard to please us in every which way that they could including breakfast at 5:30 in the morning so as to be in Manuel Antonio National Park at 7 in the morning. The memories that were left there are indeleble. Something that it will never be forgotten.
Muchas Gracias from a Naturalist tour guide, Carlos Mora

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Carlos M
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

I often visit Hotel Diuwak and I must say that it is one of the few places I really enjoy and relax at the same time. The rooms are so comfortable, the gardens are amazing and the pool area is so pleasant. The Hotel is only a block away from the beach. Highly recommended for couples, families and even for single travelers.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

My kids (18 & 20) and I stayed here for our Costa Rica Surf Camp vacation. We were there for New Years 2012 (which was very busy and wild) and had a great time. I loved that we were right in the middle of Dominical but inside the hotel grounds it was an oasis of calm. The rooms were clean and had plenty of room. Nice places to sit right outside the rooms. Really nice garden areas and a great pool area. It is less than 5 min walk to the beach for wonderful sunsets. Great food choices at the hotel and others within easy walking distance. I came without a car and had a wonderful laid-back vacation swimming, surfing and just hanging out at the beach.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Leslie R
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

My husband and I started our trip in Dominical at a different hotel and then after walking through the Diuwak grounds where Guillermo (the hotel manager) showed us all the different rooms available, we decided to (immediately) stay there instead.

The grounds are beautiful, the prices are good with multiple options, the pool is amazing and there is a free breakfast every morning.

Our rental jeep was giving us problems (to the point where it was undrivable) and the guys at Diuwak not only called the rental place but they also fixed the jeep and stored everything out without any hassle (or cost) to us.

What a great place!!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ashley A
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Additional Information about Hotel Diuwak

Address: Across From the ICE Office | Playa Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dominical
Price Range: £58 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Diuwak 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel DiuwakDiuwak , from the Bri -Bri indigenous language in Castilian means " People of the Sun " .The Diuwak hotel is an oasis located in Dominical along the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica beach. The hotel is just 50 meters from the beach . The hotel has 36 comfortable rooms , including 5 suites and 6 fully equipped bungalowsThe Diuwak hotel has beautiful gardens and is the only hotel in the area with planters bio creating the perfect atmosphere in the green landscape. As part of the lovely natural landscaping is Tilapia pond surrounded by traditional figures and a small bridge, making it ideal for finding tranquility.Hotel facilities include a magnificent Diuwak pool with night lighting , plus the Tulu Restaurant, the restaurant offers delicious international dishes, the restaurant is known for having the best pizza in the area. The hotel how much a circuit cable television , car rentals , surf lessons , tours and countless options .See you soon at Hotel Diuwak , an experience you deserve. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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