Ratings based on 59 Verified Reviews
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Familiesby A verified traveler from San Diego
Paradise in Central Pacific Costa RicaPosted Sep 12, 2017
Pros: The friendly and helpful people. Everyone is always very attentive to make sure you have all you need to enjoy your stay. VA is a safe place to stay.
Cons: Perhaps the only suggestion would be to rotate the menu items at the restaurant. The food was very good though and the included breakfast was great.
Location: Dominical is centrally located. You are a quick 45 minute drive to Manuel Antonio and Quepos to the North and just 10 minutes to the South.
Location, location, location! This piece of paradise is located on a gorgeous rain forest hill right across the Pacific Ocean just off the main highway and only a seven minute drive from Dominical, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Pacific. As you climb up the steep hill (bring a 4X4), you are sourrounded by beautiful trees, plants and local animals. As you get to the top and you enter the registration area your sight will inevitably be drawn to the magnificent view of the Pacific just over the swimming pool. We were in villa #2 which was just beautiful. As you access the villa, a large outside porche with a full set of tables and chairs for six on the one side and four recliner chairs to the left, both under rotating ceiling fans. A hammock invites you to jump in and enjoy the magnificen view of the Pacific right in front of you. Enter the villa and you will find ample spaces all around: the living room with a sofa and cocktail sets and large windows to contemplate the scenery. To the right the large dinning room with sitting for six and behind a large kitchen with all the trimmings . At the back two bedrooms each with a queen bed and their own extra large bathrooms, all sourrounded by deep, green rain forest. But beyond the natural beauty of this place is the people that make you feel at home: everyone was just so friendly, helpful and welcoming.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Birmingham, Alabama
Anniversary CelebrationPosted Sep 11, 2017
Our stay could not have been more pleasing. I had requested a flower arrangement, bottle of wine and a fruit tray to be in our room upon arrival. We arrived later in the day than anticipated because of a flat tire on the rental car and hard rain on a majority of the drive to the Villas from San Jose. Once we finally made it to Alturas we were warmly greeted by Maria who showed us to our Villa. The flower arrangement was beautiful and the fruit tray was enjoyed for several days during our stay. Lauren, Maria, Marco and the rest of the staff could not have been more accommodating during the entire stay. We only ate one dinner during the stay and it was very good. Breakfast was a delight every day and you almost didn't want to leave so you wouldn't have to miss the view. My wife and I really relished sitting out on the porch at night listening to the jungle sounds. One night was stormy and the lightening show created out over the ocean was breathtaking. We spent Three wonderful nights at the Villas and then spent the other Three nights in Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio was great but the laid back location of the Villas which is situated between Dominical and Uvita can't be beat. So much to do in the area and an easy drive back to Alturas to relax and sip a few cocktails. We would definitely return to stay and would probably end up staying there the entire time as it was such a delight. Thank you staff for making our Anniversary celebration so special and very memorable !
Posted Jun 2, 2017 on Hotels
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from new york
Beautiful viewPosted Mar 7, 2017
Beautiful view by the pool. Very stiff hill up to the hotel, better with 4x4 car
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from B
Posted Jan 7, 2017
Wonderful hotel. The view is amazing and watching a thunderstorm out at sea from your private porch is a once in a lifetime experience.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from seattle
Great spot but ask about adjoining room.Posted Dec 27, 2016
Beautiful spot on top of the world! Our suite unfortunately was connected to another by just a door. We could hear our neighbors and they asked us (politely) to turn down our movie. It wasn't very loud. Less than expected when paying top dollar for accommodations. If they fix this issue I would highly recommend this hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from nj
Great place!Posted Dec 8, 2016
Nice friendly staff, beautiful facility, great food. Next to wildlife sanctuary. The owner told me Hotel profits supported the rehabilitation of hurt animals. I can not think of anything that wasn't nice there. Stunning view.
by A verified traveler
Wonderful spotPosted Nov 29, 2016 on Hotels
Unfortunately, the rainy season has lingered this year so outdoor activities were limited on this visit. But the hotel is a very nice place to be. The staff is great and very helpful.The owners keep a good eye on things, which I like. Felt like a second home actually. I will be back.
by A verified traveler
Great View and Food - But Avoid Room #6Posted Apr 13, 2016 on Hotels
This place is worth it just for the view and the food. The free breakfast was delicious (and a lot of options on the menu). Also, we ate dinner there and it was one of the best meals of our trip. We were disappointed that we were given room #6 (especially considering I sent an email a day before checking in directly to the hotel requesting ANY room other than room #6 based on prior reviews saying it had a bad location and bad view) but still were assigned to room #6 because supposedly it was the only room available. Although it was very large and clean, the other rooms have much better views and are located in better locations (room #6 is next to the parking lot and main lobby so you can't leave the blinds open and the ocean view is almost entirely blocked by trees). So try to get a room other than room #6 and your stay will be perfect.
by Paul from Anchorage, Alaska
Loved Villa Alturas but don't stay in villa #6.Posted Mar 22, 2016 on Hotels
Started our stay in villa #4 - heaven!!! Huge and with incredible views. Very private. Moved to villa #6 - busy, 1/2 a view (1/2 jungle, 1/2 back of lodge, kitchen, etc.). Inside villa is spacious. Staff is warm and take great care of you. Food is delicious at the villa (but we did eat a number of meals in town). Views from the pool...priceless. Also, monkeys, tucans, wildlife everywhere. Highly recommend.