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El Silencio Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
ericzundel Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone else has talked about how beautiful the place is, and I concur. We had a wonderful 3 nights here and it was the highlight of our trip. I'll talk about a few other aspects. If you want a place where your every need is taken care of, look no further. Although not "all inclusive," in terms of pricing you'll... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Warmest greetings from Costa Rica Eric! Thank you so much for your candid review. Your comments are incredibly useful in helping us ensure that the guest experience is always positive. Your observations about the activities are noted and we will discuss them to ensure that guests don't feel "sale pitched" during their stay. I am thrilled that you had a... More

Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I began our second trip to Costa Rica (12 days in total) with a 3 night stay at El Silencio at the end of February, 2014 Having landed in San Jose, we picked up our rental car and drove through a few towns and a stretch of unpaved road and got to the property just before sunset.... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Hola from Costa Rica and muchas gracias for your thorough review. Thrilled to learn that we succeeded in providing a perfect cloud forest retreat, framed by excellent farm-to-table authentic cuisine, relaxing spa treatments, and warm hospitality. Thrilled to have made your stay memorable! More

Galveston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was me and my husband's first stop in Costa Rica on our honeymoon. I would recommend saving it for last because no other place will compare. The concierge was wonderful. To begin this resort is very small with <20 or so rooms. Everyone on the property is accommodating, available, pleasant, and knows your name. The rooms are large, always... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Please receive a heartfelt thanks for your enthusiastic post. To earn a spot in someone's "happy place" list is an honor we embrace with joy. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We look forward to a future visit! Guests can opt for either a meal plan that includes an appetizer, main dish,... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly special place in midst of a special country. The atmospherics of the cloud forest and the setting of the lodge amidst the mountains is truly otherworldly. The staff are uniformly wonderful and dedicated to making your stay most enjoyable. The food and wine selections are superb. We really enjoyed all the opportunities to discover the countryside... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings David and thank you for your special visit with your family. It is always an honor to let travelers discover some of Costa Rica's hidden high-altitude treasures. As you mention, cooler weather, intensely green cloud forest, and storybook waterfalls perfectly complement days of intense beach heat! More

london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazing and relaxing place. We stayed in December, still in green season, so a little rainy, but the sound of rushing water & the greenery made the stay exquisite. The spa is one of the best I have visited. The cottages themselves are wonderfully done and sitting on the balcony watching the humming birds fly around... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Saludos Katie! It is uplifting to see that we are remembered so fondly! Thanks for choosing El Silencio Lodge & Spa as part of your Costa Rica discovery. And thank you for describing the little magical moments crafted by our surrounding nature. Our Restaurant staff certainly tries to accommodate any special dietary needs, especially if we are given notice. I... More

Caledonia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like nature at its finest, this is the place. Very peaceful, beautiful trails, waterfalls, facilities, dining second to none. The staff genuinely enjoyed doing all they could to ensure your stay was memorable in every way. My wife and I had the wonderful experience of having Orlando as our private Eco concierge, highly recommended. If you have an... More

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Management response:

Hola Robert! It is wonderful to hear from you :) Thank you for your contribution to the Trip Advisor community. Your enthusiastic comments highlighting the peaceful ambiance and extraordinary healthy dining are much appreciated. We wish you many happy travels and certainly hope to see you again in the near future! Perhaps you could include a visit to our sister... More

Huntsville, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half of our stay in CR was at El Silencio. We had a driving service from Guantacaste and enjoyed the countryside, but both my husband and daughter get car sickness and they both found the windy roads a little hard to take. Sitting up front helped them. Although remote, that is part of the hotel's charm. Nestled in the mountains... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear from you Aimee! Thank you for your visit and for your candid review of El Silencio Lodge & Spa. I am delighted to see that you fully embraced Costa Rica and its signature sights and experiences. Although quite accessible, our location is quite remote and it may not properly appear on engines such as Weather.com. We strongly... More

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the disclaimer: this is not your place if you require unadulterated luxury, a swimming pool to sit round, 24-hour room service by uniformed waiters, 200 channels on your TV and finger-touch climate control. But if you are looking for a completely relaxing time being pampered in memorable surroundings by people who clearly care, it is for you, and it... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Gracias Stuart for sharing your thorough impressions of El Silencio Lodge & Spa with the Trip Advisor community! We are honored to have a chance to showcase Costa Rica's intense hospitality and bewitching scenery. Thank you so much for such a vivid description of our property's character and our staff's efforts to make the experience unforgettable. Please do return very... More

Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I really loved this place. The location was scenic and peaceful. Each private bungalow had your own balcony and jacuzzi, which we used often! They perform turn down service each night, with a nice heated water bottle in the bed to keep your toes warm. Really nice touch. There was some nice hikes around the property, especially... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Please receive a warm Pura Vida greeting! Thank you so much for exploring our little cloud forest corner of Costa Rica. Your observations about the Night Hike are noted and we are reviewing it to either improve the experience or remove it from our tour catalog. I am delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed our restaurant and spa offerings... More

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our Costa Rica vacation at El Silencio and it was a great choice. The place was so relaxing and really helped my husband and I get out of work mode and get ready for our vacation. The service is outstanding. You can really tell that the hotel went above and beyond to find the best people for its... More

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge, responded to this review

Saludos! Thank you so much for your review and for giving us a chance to set the tone for your Costa Rica vacation. We are always thrilled when we fully succeed in providing a fun, peaceful sanctuary to fully disconnect from a daily routine. On behalf of the team: Gracias! More

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Additional Information about El Silencio Lodge

Also Known As:
El Silencio Hotel Bajos Del Toro
El Silencio Hotel
El Silencio Lodge Costa Rica/Bajos Del Toro
Address: Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Bajos del Toro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a planet-friendly sanctuary for soft adventure and inspired wellness. Ideal for nature enthusiasts who wish to enjoy an intensely uplifting experience. Silencio, Spanish for silence, is befitting of an enchanting destination where daily stress hushes and the sounds of nature bloom. A mystical cloud forest, crisp mountain air, hidden waterfalls, a healthy menu, spa, yoga, and premium amenities offer an ideal retreat amid Costa Rica's pristine central volcanic region. ... more   less 
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