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Selva Verde Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Chilamate, 553069, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
robertdeglin Heers, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Heers, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent 4 nights in this lodge. It is a "not missing lodge and place". Unfortuantely, we have seen nearly no birds at the feeders fo the lodge. And there were 3 in total. The lodge and domain is sooo big but no birds. The room is very big, clean but no airco. All rooms are on a wooden... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you enter, this place has the WOW factor! The open-air lobby has beautiful stone work and a stunning rainforest mural. You then walk down the covered walkways to your room. Ours overlooked the pool with a wrap around deck shared with the room next door. The rooms are attractively furnished with lovely artwork. The swimming pool is... More

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Essex, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

March 8 2014 my partner and i left an iphone in a locked bungalow at 5:45 a.m. At 7:30 a.m we called reception to go and retrieve the phone, but were told that it wasn't found. Later, we located the phone, about a mile from the lodge, using the Apple app, and alerted the staff. We were informed by the... More

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Ann Arbor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about Selva Verde Lodge is the location. Location. Location. Location. Lots of birds can be seen from the resort grounds, as well as other wildlife. You are a short distance from the bio-reserve (the resort charges $45 round-trip for transportation), which was definitely worth the trip. A great deal could be charged, which helped at the end... More

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

Dear On behalf of everyone here at Selva Verde we would like to thank you for the days you spent with us in the Sarapiqui area. In our over 29 years in operation we have come to greatly value the feedback of all our guests, especially those who were not completely satisfied with their experience. We noted from your comments... More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in the hotel in the midst of the rainforest was a truly memorable experience. The lodges are on stilts overlooking the river and the environment really comes to life after dark with a multiplicity of noisy frogs, insects, geckos etc. The room are spacious and comfortable if perhaps the curtains do not afford the total privacy one might expect.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Selva Verde is a beautiful property set in lush jungle. Our spacious and comfortable room was in a four-plex near the river. Birds sang outside and we awoke each morning to the sound of howler monkeys calling. Sergio Arias and his staff were friendly and helpful and took care of our every need--including fixing a flat tire. The nature guides... More

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was the surprise of our trip to Costa Rica. Travelling with a four year old we decided to break up drives between locations and stay here. So glad we did. The grounds are amazing and you don't have to leave as they offer tours of primary forest. We did a night and day tour. Guides were amazing and knowledgable.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
36 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stayed for a total of 7 nights, staying at another place in between the 3 night stay and a 4 night stay. The birding and photography was wonderful as well as monkeys and frogs. I only ate the breakfast, fruit and toast for me. I brought instant soup and granola bars for lunch and dinner. Just didn't want all... More

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Dauphin Island, AL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We went here for the birds strictly. We didn't stay in the main lodge, we stayed in the bungalows. At first, I was put out by the 15 minute walk back and forth from our bungalow to the lodge for our meals, etc. However, after the first day, we were thrilled that we were in the bungalows. We had AC... More

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La Jolla
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My wife and two children stayed here in February 2014 and were extremely happy with the rooms and facility. There is lots of wildlife right on the facility grounds and they have great day and night tours with very well trained guides. The two restaurants allow for either buffet or Ala carte dinning and was of good quality. Our only... More

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Additional Information about Selva Verde Lodge

Also Known As:
Selva Verde Hotel Sarapiqui
Selva Verde Hotel
Selva Verde Lodge Costa Rica/Sarapiqui
Address: Chilamate, 553069, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Heredia > Sarapiqui
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty lodging in Sarapiqui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Selva Verde Lodge 3*
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