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Rainbow Valley Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

Can't say enough good things about Christian and his fantastic lodge! Not only was the lodge comfortable, spacious and convenient for preparing meals, but the views were incredible. We saw the clouds rise over the mountains, a moon rise during one night, and the rainforest views were gorgeous. Christian was a terrific guide for our Monteverde tour and helped us...

Thank tripmoments
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We loved staying at Rainbow Valley Lodge. We arrived by public transportation, and it was easy to get around without a car. Christian and Hazel were the consummate hosts -- welcoming, kind, and very informative. They both grew up in the area, and Christian is a seasoned naturalist guide -- an added bonus! We were grateful to be staying a...

1Thank EllenKSeattle2014
San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This review is long overdue but I knew in writing this how much it would make me miss Costa Rica and Monteverde/Santa Elena especially! My boyfriend and I spent two nights at Rainbow Valley Lodge at the end of June and we were lucky to come across this gem of a place. We had the lower single room and it...

1Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 10 August 2014

I stayed at the Lodge for two nights in December. The Lodge was comfortable with a stunning view! I forget some things in the Lodge and they sent them to Germany without charging any cost. Christian, the host of the Lodge is an amazing guy providing any kind of service. I highly recommend to stay in his Lodge!

Thank Alexlohri
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Title of the review provided by my 8 year old son, who really liked Rainbow Valley Lodge. I usually do Pros and Cons in my reviews, but I have no Cons so will just go over the Pros. We stayed at the standalone cabin and we were the only ones there for our 3 days, which was great for our...

1Thank eluvity
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

My partner and I saw this place while siring into town and decided to stop. We were informed by Christian (host) that there would be a vacancy the next day. He then gave us coupons for restaurants and all other types of tours. All his suggestions were great. I would recommend this place to anyone. The room was clean, the...

1Thank Theron A
Orange County, California
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Some people are thrill seekers, others are view seekers. I'm a view seeker, and if you're anything like me, you will love this place! Lush green mountains of the rain forest for as far as the eye can see in any direction with the occasional rainbow to ice the cake. I never witnessed the rainbow for myself, but I hear...

Thank Mario C
Monteverdeguy, Owner at Rainbow Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Very happy you had a nice stay and view Mario. Thanks to you and all the others who take time out of their busy schedules to post a review to help potential future guests. That upper room being above the trees really makes the view special. I would point out that we now have a pretty clear view of the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights in May 2014. We stayed in the upper room which has a breath taking view. We loved the kitchenette room: it had all the essentials for cooking and seating to enjoy the mountains through the big windows. The location is about an 8 minute walk away from santa elena which has...

Thank Rockatoni
Monteverdeguy, Owner at Rainbow Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rockatoni, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are very glad you had a great time. We try to do everything possible to help ensure that guests have a memorable experience and that they enjoy the privacy and location of Rainbow Valley Lodge as well as our local experience and advice. I would like...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Just home from our 2 week adventure to Costa Rica, Rainbow Valley lodge in Santa Elena was our first stop and I can honestly say it was our favourite place! The Location in perfect, we stayed 3 nights in the upper room, which has amazing views over the valley, it felt really private sitting on the enclosed balcony watching birds...

1Thank Summerbee7
Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed for two nights in the upper room at Rainbow Valley, and it was absolutely lovely. Private and beautiful, the hotel is still a comfortable 8 minute walk from town. My favorite features of the hotel included its beautiful environment (the view from the upper room balcony is breathtaking), its rustic charm, the kitchenette (complete with free coffee), and...

Thank 237annv

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde is close to the town of Santa Elena, about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes in a vehicle. With only eight rooms and no neighbors close by you can enjoy peace and quiet in a forest setting. We have Wi-Fi signal in all rooms. Clean rooms with hot water, possible chance to see animals right outside the rooms and owner help with guides and activities. All rooms have coffeemaker and Monteverde coffee plus small refrigerator. Parking near the rooms. Prices compare very favorably to other accommodations in Monteverde. We are not 5 star so please do not expect total luxury! We hope to see you here! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Valley Lodge

Address: 200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $74 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Rainbow Valley Hotel Santa Elena
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
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“Cabin 5 is at higher elevation with great views”
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Dromomaniacs, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the green cabin closest to the reception. Not all the cabins are renovated yet.”
Niina86, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room to the farmost left and down was perfect for privacy and great views”
nasslucy, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“E-mail Christian (owner) and he will suggest the best cabin for your party.”
AjayR602, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book a cabin with an outdoor deck.”
676carolyns, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
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