After highly anticipated 4 hour trip to this destination, we were greeted by the most pleasing staff at the front desk. We were surprised to hear that our room was upgraded to a Jr. Superior Suite from Jr. Suite. Awesome we thought. We were then escorted to our suite way at the back of the resort. The gardens were so magnificent along the way. We arrived to our suite and it was more than we had expected. 2 King beds, Air, bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a open living space surrounded by mosquito netting. It was all done in an elegant fashion. After our walk down the garden path things went not so well. Our stay was to be for 5 days. We shortened it to 4. Out of the 4 days, 2 had hot water. Electricians were at our unit everyday. We had a phone in our room only to find out that it was not working. The Jacuzzi.. well as it turns out the wiring for the hot water & Jacuzzi were the same. therefore no hot water and no jacuzzi also only 2 of the 7 electrical outlets worked for the same reason. So much for the Jr Superior suite. We asked if the hot water issue could not be repaired would they move us to a different room. No, was the answer and that a possible discount would be provided. This is just the room. The restaurant/bar service was extremely slow and completely unorganized. The gratuity was an additional charge on all the bills. The food prices were very high comparative to other restaurants. The value was not there either.
All in all we will not recommend this resort.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Villas Rio Mar Hotel Dominical
- Hotel Rio Mar
- Rio Mar Hotel
- Villas Rio Mar Costa Rica/Dominical