Ratings based on 121 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
96% 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

Nice, but outdated.

Posted Jul 5, 2017 on Orbitz
We came from La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano five nights stay. Villas Rio Mar has a nice set up, but it's outdated. We had a kitchen suite that was in the less picturesque part of the hotel. If you do not really need the kitchen choose the Junior suite without the kitchen. Food is good. Breakfast great. I was honestly dissapointed in Manuel Antonio Park (overrated and crowded). I would skip that stay in Dominical and go all the way to Osa Peninsula. After so many parks in the La Fortuna/Monteverde area Manuel Antonio has nothing to offer, but a nice picture. Dominical is very cute stuffing town though. Phat Noodle was out favorite place to eat (Thai fusion).
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 8, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for take your time and comment us. We really appreciate .
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not what we expected.

Posted Jun 26, 2017 on Orbitz
When we arrived the motel looked nice from the outside and the staff was friendly and prompt. Walking to our room we were pleased with the facilities beautiful courtyard and the look of our room the outside. However, we were sorely surprised when we entered our room! It was SO small that there was not even enough room to sit ONE of our suitcases on the floor and open it up! And we had a room with a twin bed and a double bed.. We literally had to put our suitcases on the bed, open them up and get out what we needed, close them up, and put them back on the floor standing up. Then walk around them in the room, where they took up 90% of the free floor space. The bathroom was almost as large as the actual room and was infested with ants! We were unable to leave any of our toiletries on the counter due to this. All in all we were highly disappointed with this motel and spent the remainder of our 3 night stay in Dominical in another motel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 2, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your comment, for us is really important. It is a shame that you did not liked the room of our hotel., but in other hand we have another rooms, and they are more bigger but depends of the category that you reserved.
5 out of 5
by Suzanne

Posted Jun 11, 2017 on Hotels
This place was awesome!!!! Stephanie at the pool was fabulous & my kids still talk sbou her lemonade & mint drinks!!!!! One of best vacations I've had with my kids! It was gorgeous down there!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 16, 2017
Thank you so much for your comment, we really appreciate.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very clean & comfortable- ideal peaceful location

Posted May 26, 2017 on Hotels
Wonderfully comfortable & clean. Originally we planed on staying for only two nights but after such a wonderful & peaceful time, we extended to 5. We found this hotel to be extreamly comfortable & perfect for us- I can be quite picky about beds, rooms, cleanliness etc- the bathroom was great, the bed was comfortable (so nice to be back in a king) the rooms/bungalows were very quite, the grounds were very well manicured & cared for. The pool was large & refreshing. And the staff were all WONDERFUL & super accommodating. The location of the hotel was perfect for us. Everything is walkable but just far enough down the road to have total peace & quite. Loved this place! Also a great location to explore other places from- 30 min from Manuel Antonio, 15 min from amazing hiking & waterfalls...a really prime location & clean! A really clean and safe area, very well looked after.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 28, 2017
Thank you so much for your nice comment, we really appreciate. Was a pleasure to had you here.Hope you back soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very beautiful environment...

Posted May 8, 2017
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff -- 5 star staff.
Cons: The chef at the restaurant.
Location: It is near the beach and near a variety of things to do in nature.
The hotel staff are excellent! The only downside was the restaurant. While the wait staff at the restaurant were again excellent, the preparation of the food was 2 stars. Food was over-cooked, over-salted, and generally not close to the quality of the hotel. I definitely recommend the hotel, but I would dine at a different location.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 13, 2017 by manager, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for take your time and comment us, we really appreciate it. We will check. We hope see you soon.
5 out of 5
by Robert

Great Stay!

Posted Mar 20, 2017 on Hotels
Very clean. Great pool and grounds. Did good, too. Highly recommend!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 22, 2017
Many thanks for visit us. It was a pleasure to had you here.
4 out of 5
by Anita

Great family vacation

Posted Mar 19, 2017 on Hotels
Resort is not that close to the beach. We walked but it was good 25 minutes and very hot. However resort had fantastic pool. Nice playground, mini golf and tennis courts. Grounds are beautifully kept. Saw toucans from the pool. Lots of hummingbirds and small colourful song birds.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 21, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your nice comment, we really appreciate it.We hope you back soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to Dominical

Posted Mar 13, 2017
Nice place. Comfortable and affordable for exploring Dominical, Costa Rica Great pool and included breakfast a plus Easy access to downtown We will stop again
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 15, 2017 by manager, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your comment. It was a pleasure to had you here
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Lovely cabins in beautifully landscaped grounds.

Posted Mar 7, 2017
We loved our stay here. The rooms were comfortable and relaxing. We saw loads of beautiful birds flying around the gardens including scarlet tanagers and toucans. We watched humming birds whilst we had our breakfast. The pool area was relaxing and very well served by a delightful young lady. Reception staff were excellent especially Jose for whom nothing was too much trouble. You need a torch to walk into the village at night and sensible shoes!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Many thanks for your beautiful comment. It was a pleasure to had you here. See you soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Ontario

Good Hotel near Dominical

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Pros: Walking distance to Dominical was convenient.
Our initial room was close to the road and had a faint smell of sewage so requested, and received, a second room located at the back. Much better! You have to be careful of the sun bathing iguanas as you walk across the sidewalk to your room. The room itself was quite nice for a 3 star in a rustic setting. It was clean and spacious and had a front patio to sit. Wifi was weak but available. Breakfast was very satisfying with a mix of local flavour and traditional breakfast fare. The pool was well maintained too. Be careful when getting here though, GPS thinks you turn left, but you need to go into Dominical first on the right and go under the bridge.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 28, 2017 by manager, Hotel Management
Many thanks for your comment. We really appreciate your advise. Thanks for visit us.