Ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Orleans

Great hotel, staff, and resturant.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Nice clean hotel. Quite. The staff was very helpful and kind. We mentioned our bed being uncomfortable and they changed the mattress that day! The staff seem to be attentive to their guests. The hotel resturant was delicious. Across the street from the hotel is a cold stream running down from a waterfall. It is a great stop to cool off. The beach is located down the road from the hotel and is a great place to catch the sunset.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 2, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar, Hotel Management
Hello dear Guest, This is Estela for the Customer Service! Thanks you so much for choosing us. We are more than happy to know your stay here was enjoyable! Around the hotel it many beautiful place to go and discovery!!!
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!
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!
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.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ventura

Beautiful Gardens.

Posted Jun 24, 2015
Pros: The setting.
Location: Walking distance to Dominical. Near surfing, restaurants, bars. Lively little town.
Lots of tropical plants and trees. Nice pool. Near town. Quiet and Peaceful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 14, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar, Hotel Management
hello dear Guest! Thank you to take your time to white a comment, we appreciate you stay in our hotel was pleasant! Hope to see you soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sunnyvale, CA

A lot of pleasure to stay in Villas Rio Mar

Posted Dec 25, 2014
Pros: Very good restaurant, although prices are pretty close to USA, but breakfast is included. Menu was the same for each day, as in all restaurants there.
Cons: Add more space in rooms... Add minimal set of plates knifes, forks etc in the kitchen area to eat fruits.
Location: 1. Rafting 2. Zip-lining 3. Hikes in jungles to see waterfalls etc.
This was our first trip to Costa Rica - country with main income from tourism. We had a party of six people, two families for two rooms. All of us were pretty happy to stay there. All cabins are located in the well maintained garden of tropical plants. It looks like paradise.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 15, 2016 by Staff Villas Rio Mar, Hotel Management
Dear Guest Thank you very much for your comment, we are pleased that your stay was very enjoyable and that your expectations were expected. Our restaurant is very varied and is open all day from 7 am to 10 pm. We have bigger rooms are the junior suite for up to 4 people, If applicable and also have Villas equipped for cooking, the terrace most of the rooms are for our customers to have a good time and contact the nature, reading, etc. Our hotel is in the midst of great biodiversity and tourist sites very attractive for the families and in general is a pleasure that could enjoy any of them.