This hotel is very interesting. It isn't like any hotel we have ever been to before. Each building is divided into four rooms. Each room is divided into two areas--the living/kitchen area which is separated from the outdoors by bug netting and then lockable shutters which separates off the bedroom and bathroom area. It seems like camping and there are dozens of bugs and crawlies in the rooms--a little off putting at first, but remarkably in the bedroooms at night, there were no bugs! (at least that we could see or hear!) The cleaning staff could be better as there was a cigarette butt on our bathroom floor from day one (we stayed there three nights and we don't smoke) and the fact that there is an envelope in the room in which to put tips for the cleaning staff was a little gauling given the uncleanliness of our room. Beds are really hard and the pillows are horrible--little bits of chopped up foam. Breakfasts were alright. OJ was awful. Hotel is great at organizing tours etc. although not so great at giving you your morning wake up call for the tour...! Pool and area were nice in the evenings when the sun was going down but not that great during the day when there is no shade to be found. The price is a little steep for one step above camping, but if you are prepared for the "camping" experience, this is actually a nice hotel.
- 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