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Rainbow Valley Lodge
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All reviewsthe ownercloud forestcosta ricahis wifein townwhite faced monkeyscoffee makerthe perfect place to staysmall kitchenettean incredible viewsurrounded by naturean amazing hostrustic charmmonteverde reservelarge windowsgreat recommendationsrecommend this place
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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 Puntarenas ferry. You will not regret staying here!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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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 a mini-fridge and a coffee maker with mugs. We had a great time sitting on the patio, enjoying the beautiful view and feeding bananas to the coatis. Rolf is an outstanding host -- fun to chat with, but also gives you your space. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area (and Costa Rica in general) and gave us some great recommendations on places to go and things to do. When we checked in, he gave us a bunch of coupons for restaurants and other stuff in the area. Nothing extravagant, a free beer here, 10% off there, but it's a really nice touch. He also lets you use the computer (with internet) in his office for free. We had very easy access to Santa Elena and Monteverde, though it certainly helped that we had a car.

Room Tip: There are only three to choose from -- upper room, lower room, and cabin. We really liked the lower room, and it had a nice little patio with table and chairs. There were people staying in the upper room, but we never heard them.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank kizzy85
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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.

Room Tip: We had the upper room which offered a great view.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Holl B
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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, since my fiance and I had a tough time sharing the one bed in the upper room. This may just be because we are used to a king size bed at home.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MaxwellP_12
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stay here in November. What a great lodge. Waking up to monkeys looking at you as if you are in the zoo not them was just wonderful. Rolf couldn't have been more helpful. Expecially when our car had some mechanical difficultys. Rolf was kind enough to stay around waiting for the mechanic while we went on to explore the area. I would deffinatly stay at Rainbow Lodge again.

Room Tip: I dont think there is a bad room. Top room you see the tops of the canopy with monkeys and birds. Bottom you also have monkeys visiting and the coatis.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank bkapjump
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