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Arco Iris Lodge

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Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Arco Iris Lodge
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our favourite hotel in Costa Rica - would definitely come back to Arco Iris on another trip. The reception was friendly, the grounds beautiful (so many flowers!) and our bungalow felt like home when we returned from our expeditions exploring the cloud forest. Hated to leave, but we were treated to rainbow (arco iris) over the mountains as we prepared... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely lodge. The staff were friendly and very helpful . They advised us about the pros and cons of the various outings and this helped us make educated and good decisions making our stay in Monteverde so memorable. The accommodation is more than ample although not luxurious and the breakfasts homemade and delicious and good value. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Richard, the owner, is always around when you need him. We screwed up our departure time for our shuttle to the airport and he actually went looking for us! The hotel is located minutes from the downtown are and the beach. Breakfast every morning was delicious, loaded with things like pancakes, cereal and an omelette station. The room was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so happy that we were able to stay at Arco Iris. The minute we stepped foot here, we felt at home! The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. Setting up tours, transfers and letting us to use the phone to call locally were just a few bonuses. Reception area is warm and big. Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arco Iris Lodge down the road from Monteverde forest preserve is clean, quiet, and well managed. The rooms are large. Wifi in room. Staff helpful with good English. Buffet breakfast is a little extra but worth it. Santa Elena is a backpacker-hippie-hostel little town that won't appeal to all, but Arco Iris is half a block behind the town, and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights and felt like it was a nice private little oasis right in Santa Elena town. Just walk down the driveway and you're in Santa Elena but when you're at the lodge it feels like you're in the country. Our bungalow was great, it felt nice and secluded with a cute little porch, a clean... More 

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carson city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent three nights here in February. The place is very well run, the accommodations are very good, it is quiet, the breakfast is good, the staff is very attentive and they have made an effort to set up demonstration vegetable gardens, composting, they have their own chickens and a couple horses. 1 block to the main street with a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in a two level room. The first floor had a bed, bath, mini-fridge and eating area. There is a deck off the front that is a comfortable place to relax and the monkeys visit the trees. The one comment that I would make regarding the rooms is that you should try to get a room at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Your either on your feet in Santa Elena or on a tour bus to the excursion so base camp is key. The Arco Iris Lodge is a step away from the heart of town, but while on the property you feel a million miles away.

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I enjoyed 2 nights here with 6 gal friends (over 50 somethings) during our recent trip through Costa Rica. The friendliness and service of the staff was just wonderful! We had 3 different types of units to accommodate our group. 2 stayed in the house which was up quite a steep hill but a beautiful walk to get there. It... More 

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