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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   9 Kms De Puerto Viejo De Sarapiqui, 553069, Costa Rica
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Selva Verde Lodge
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed for just one night, between another lodge and the airport. Our room was OK, but a bit noisy with other guests walking past on the raised wooden walkway mentioned by others. We could also hear the continuous traffic on the very busy main road. Our meals were included in the buffet restaurant and were OK. However, we were... More 

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Monson
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge is located on a 500 acre private retreat nestled in a rain forest. Some distance from the main dining & gathering area, our rooms were in clusters on raised platforms accessible via raised & covered walkways. Our rooms were airy & large but lacked a dresser for unpacking cloths. The surrounding areas gave opportunity to appreciate the wildlife.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the type of facility that caters to large tour buses on all inclusive prepaid meal programs. My wife and I stayed for one night as a stopover during a long road trip. As we checked in, an employee watched as we unloaded very heavy luggage onto a cart we rustled up from a back room. We then pushed... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wildlife we saw at Selva Verde was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. The room was comfortable and we enjoyed the hammock on our porch. The lunches were terribly bland but the dinners were OK at the downstairs restaurant. The staff were very helpful. They arranged all our tours. When our shuttle bus was two... More 

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Brooktondale, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As nature lovers, we absolutely loved this lodge. We stayed in the bungalows across the road from the main area. They were a bit remote, but we liked that. The sleeping area and bathroom were both spacious and comfortable. We appreciated the AC and the covered walkways that connected the bungalows to the rest of the amenities. We went on... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went to Selva Verde to experience the self guided tour and walk across the suspension bridge. We ended up venturing to the bar at the lodge, and boy aren't we glad! We sat at the bar and they made us some true Costa Rican drinks (Costa Rican rum with lime and pineapple) as well as Gorilla Milk. The two... More 

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Benicia, California
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Our room had a very treehouse feel. Nice creaky leather rocking chairs outside the door and a hammock to relax in. Couch inside and nice creaky wood. Love that sound. The walkways were covered, which was nice since the rain was nearly constant.

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England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We only stayed one night but we felt the place looked very tired and in need of some serious tlc. There are old stone benches in the grounds that are mouldy and have become an eyesore - they need to be thrown away. The bedroom was OK, the pizza restaurant was fine, breakfast was pretty awful. I think this place... More 

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West Hills, California, United States
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I loved our stay at the Selva Vertde lodge. It was rustic and just wonderful. The staff was very friendly and the service was great! The grounds were beautiful and right along the river. I highly recommend this hotel!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a good stop off point on the way up to Tortuguero and beyond from San Jose. Selve Verde larger than the average lodge. It offers comfortable, clean, basic accommodation. Food is adequate and served buffet style in a large cafeteria style dining room although there is a separate pizza restaurant. This a lovely place to stay if you... More 

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Address: 9 Kms De Puerto Viejo De Sarapiqui, 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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Also Known As:
Selva Verde Hotel Sarapiqui
Selva Verde Lodge Costa Rica/Sarapiqui

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