Ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Victoria, Canada

Hidden gem

Posted Jun 27, 2016
We loved our bungalow! Great location with lots of Toucans, right on the beautiful river! It was a hidden gem! Wish we could have stayed longer
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar!, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thanks for let us know your comments, for us is more than satisfying to know that your stay was more than pleasant! Love to hear you enjoy our garden and nature in our property, lots of animal to see! For the next time, stay longer please!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Overnight getaway with kids living in Costa Rica

Posted Jun 25, 2016
Pros: No complaints, loved the natural landscaping
Location: Mono Congo food and atmosphere, Uvita waterfall, Playa Dominical
Everything was really nice......beautiful area, nice people
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar!, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time and your remark, great to know your stay was wonderful and nice. Hope to see you again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great little resort with fun perks

Posted Jun 1, 2016
My partner and I stayed 3 nights here. It was clean and comfortable. Esteban at the front desk upgraded our room, remembered our names, and was just generally very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable and the grounds were beautiful. Breakfasts were tasty. We played tennis, mini golf, and swam in the pool. I would stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar!, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thank you so much for let us know your kind comment, we are more than happy to hear our staff all generally was very helpful. Love to hear all the amenities was all you waiting for. Thank again to stay with us.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 29, 2016
Great hotel! Family friendly! We had a great time! The staff is great and the nature around it is beautiful with lots of wildlife and flowers!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar!, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Thousand thank to let us know your nice comment. We are more than glad to hear your stay was wonderful, our garden is very biodiversity and lots of flower to enjoy!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Very nice place, great location

Posted Apr 25, 2016
Was a treat to stay so near to the beach at dominical (we surf) and its nightlife (be careful at the rum bar ;)) yet feel more part of the jungle experience. The hotel offers terrific bungalow style rooms and the food and staff are excellent, our server at the restaurant was very attentive - and cute - and at the front desk Jose is the man ✊
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar!, Hotel Management
Dear guest, Many thank to let us know your king mention, we are more than willing to hear your vacation was pleasing. Here in Dominical is many things to do! So happy to hear you enjoy more than that, lots things to see, nature and animals just in our garden around the hotel! José will love to see next time!
4 out of 5
by Charite from saskatoon

Thank You Villas Rio Mar!

Posted Mar 5, 2016 on Hotels
Beautiful facility and grounds, friendly and helpful staff, delicious breakfast buffet, quiet location but still convenient to town. We loved our stay!The staff went above and beyond to help us and make us comfortable. The pool was very clean and enjoyable. The flowering plants and animals right outside your door are a real treat.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 11, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar, Hotel Management
Dear customer, Thank you for your nice comment, we are glad that your stay was pleasant and that our staff and our services were to your liking, this is one of our goal. Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 5, 2016
Loved this hotel and the staff were so lovely and accommodating. I will definitely recommend this hotel and stay there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 27, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar!, Hotel Management
Dear friend, Thanks for enjoy our hotel, we are more than happy to here your stay was nice and lovely!
3 out of 5
by Sameer from San Francisco

Great budget hotel.

Posted Jan 5, 2016 on Hotels
This is a great budget hotel but is a little dated. It looks really cute from outside but is pretty average inside. The room was decent but bathrooms look very dated. Note, that the standard rooms don't have an AC and it gets pretty hot here. We are thankful to the manager to be upgraded to an AC room. It is also on the other side of the town, but its not too far from the main Dominical beach. It took us about 10 mins to get to the beach but the roads are very bad.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 19, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar, Hotel Management
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for taking your time to make your comments. We are pleased that you had the opportunity to move you to a room with air conditioning. Well it is true the standard doesn't have air, but are only 8 of them, them we have 44 biggest room whit AC and TV and from the center to the hotel we are located far a way from the noise area and we are around the Baru river and gardens for more tranquility. Our style is more in keeping with the rustic nature. Thank you very much again and we waited them in the future.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful hotel, rooms need to improve

Posted Dec 28, 2015
Pros: The place around the room is beautiful !
Cons: The bed is in bad shape instalations inside are too old
Location: The road is bad, the beach is beautiful
The place is beautiful, the staff is nice, the room needs improve
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 15, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar, Hotel Management
Dear Guest! Thank you so mush, to white a nice comment, we are more than happy to put attention on all your recommendation. We are so happy you enjoy our hotel.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

1 night Mother-Daughter Getaway

Posted Nov 3, 2015 on Hotels
A little pricey for what you get(especially for off-season), but it was perfect for a mother-daughter getaway. We had lowest price room; small, no frills, no TV...just a place for sleep & shower. Beautiful place with many things to do & see. Close walk to beach & restaurants.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 27, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to white your comment. We are so glad you enjoy your stay here in our hotel which is near by walking to the beach, the view of the river point is one of the best. Hope to see you once again soon!