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Selva Verde Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Chilamate, 553069, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 4 nights here just a couple of weeks ago, my aim was to get to Costa Rica for a week and see as much wildlife as possible, especially birds. Very few guests at this time, but the staff were unfailingly helpful and courteous. The night walk, birdwatching tours etc were fantastic because really it was like a private tour.... More

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Post Falls, Idaho
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Enjoyed my stay very much. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful. I arrived early in the morning, and they gave me a different nearby room so that I could register early. They also helped our little tour group have a small get-together after the night hike. The bar was closed by 9:00 o'clock, so we called the front... More

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42 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did a one night stopover at Selva Verde Lodge while en route from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to the Arenal. The lodge is located near Chilamate in a natural reserve between route nr. 4 and the Sarapiquì river. Occasionally it hosts symposiums of nature conservation (one about wild cat conservation in the Americas was hosted during may of this... More

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Time, Space
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed here in August 2014 and were amazed by the quiet that reigned in this place. There were not many guests at the lodge, so we could listen to the sounds of birds, grasshoppers and nocturnal frogs undisturbed. The lodge definitely offers greater comfort than others in the same category as the bungalows are spacious, the fans are really... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had our best sleep in this lodge during our trip to Costa Rica! We were staying in the bungalow, which is located away from the lodge (required a 10-15 walk each morning and evening). The bungalow is very rustic - no TV, no internet, you basically get two beds and the bathroom (we did have an air conditioner in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Other reviewers are right on: rustic, basic rooms with no windows, no a/c, no television & free wi=fi only in bar/dining area. There are ceiling fans (on super high speed) in room, less than plush pillows, etc. That being said, I enjoyed my stay here: my bungalow faced the river, and I relaxed in the hammock on the porch listening... More

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AndreaLuisa, Manager at Selva Verde Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AtlantaAlice, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Selva Verde Lodge, we truly appreciate any feedback. We have designed our lodge with the intention of complementing the rainforest experience with simple yet comfortable rooms and although there were some aspects of the lodge which may not have been entirely agreeable to you, we hope you enjoyed... More

Louisville, Kentucky
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited Costa Rica in 2013 and had to spend a whole week and many excursions to everything we saw by just walking around the grounds here. Howler Monkeys, tons of flowers, green poisonous dart frogs, red poisonous frogs, spiders, toucans, parrots and many other birds. We stayed in the bungalows and that was a little of a hike to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Substantially agree with most of the other reviewers. The lodge is pretty basic – the rooms have no air conditioning, no television and the amenities are sparse. The walls are paper thin, and there is a shared wraparound porch. The windows cannot be closed, and have a large spaces between adjoining slats. All of this makes the rooms very noisy.... More

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Vienna, Austria
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13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a beautiful property for anyone who loves nature and wants a taste of a rainforest. experience. The cabins themselves are adequate - clean and functional, but nothing special. We had an issue that we couldn't get the room dark enough (large slits through the wooden shutters) that made our kids wake up TOO early (so finally ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This past July I was on a road scholar group program in Costa Rica, this is one of the places we have stayed at and I think it is the best one we have been to in our visit, I was truly amazed with the different kinds of animals (such as birds, monkeys (you could hear the howler monkeys at... More

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Address: Chilamate, 553069, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Verde Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Selva Verde Hotel Sarapiqui
Selva Verde Lodge Costa Rica/Sarapiqui

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