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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

My husband and I just returned from a trip of a lifetime in Costa Rica. One of the highlights of our stay was staying at Rainbow Valley Lodge. The owner, Rolf, is honestly one of the nicest and most generous and helpful people I have ever met in my life. He constantly went above and beyond to help us book... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

You cannot beat this place for the price. You just can't. While the rooms aren't luxurious or modern, they're equipped with everything you might need (including bananas to feed the wildlife), and they are IMPECCABLY clean. Rolf, the owner is a great person to talk to, and has a wealth of knowledge about the area and Costa Rica in general.... More 

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1 Thank Denise L
Salt Lake City
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Rolf is an amazing down to earth host. His property is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We had never been to costa rica and did most of our research was online, so you never know what your realy going to get when you arrive at a place. The Rainbow valley lodge was more than I... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2012

The Rainbow Valley Lodge was a great place for me an my 2 kids, 11 and 13, to stay for visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest. We were only there for 2 nights and were busy during the day, but it was quiet and comfortable with fantastic views. The owner, Rolf, is warm, welcoming, and full of recommendations for local activities... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

The room rates are very economical especially considering their size, finish, furnishings and cleanliness. The setting cannot be beat-beautiful views of the cloud forest and monkeys in the trees a few feet away. That all adds up to what I and many other reviewers say is the best place to stay in Monteverde. What really sets this lodge apart from... More 

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Thank Jim H
United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Rolf is the owner of this beautifully kept secret. He is a great guy and his focus is to please his customers. His cabanas are well kept and all have an unbelievable views of the cloud forest. Yes we did see rainbows on more than one occasion. Moneys were right outside our window. We also saw Coatis. Rolf will also... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

This place totally lives up to its rankings! Clean, comfortable and a short walk from the main part of town. Rolf was unbelievably helpful! He set up up with some great deals and also helped us sort out a mix up with our transportation provider, who "forgot" to pick us up. Because of him, we managed to make our scheduled... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here the nights of 11 and 12 January. Yep, I get why this place is ranked #1 in the region. As others have said, it felt like we were staying at a friend's house. We stayed in the lower room which was nicely outfitted and had some extra touches that I wasn't necessarily expecting, like... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

My partner and I had a great experience at Rainbow Valley Lodge! The room is clean, and has a great view of the forest. Coati came right to our door and we fed them bananas. Rolf (the owner) was extremely helpful and even got us some discounts on local restaurants and attractions. Really enjoyed our stay here.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

The lodge offers a terrific location overlooking a valley filled with rainbows (literally) and monkeys. Rolf was an amazing host, helping arrange park and canopy tours for us even before we arrived. A truly unexpected amount of hospitality for the price! Next time we visit though I'd probably choose to stay in one of the rooms with an extra bed,... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $59 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Rainbow Valley Hotel Santa Elena
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
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