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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Charleston, SC
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated up on the hillside right off the main street of Santa Elena, the small cabins and houses are secluded and beautifully landscaped. We (4 adults and 2 boys) rented the two bedroom house, which has a small kitchen and a porch overlooking town. The tress in front of us were regularly visited by parrots and parakeets, and blue motmots... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a welcome sight after a torrential rain, crossing lake Arenal and a slippery van trip to Monteverde. We were a party of 9 requiring 4 rooms. The front desk gave us a unit with rooms, 2 up 2 down and that was perfect for us. We hung out wet clothes and papers and took off for more adventures.... More 

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Tarzana, CA
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64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge was pretty empty when we stayed here & we had a superior room right at the entrance & across from the hostel that shares the road up to the properties . PROs:1) spacious for 2 - loft above is separate room if you wanted; bathroom updated; fridge in room; nice shared porch; 2) location right in small town... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Arco Iris vacation home in Las Cañitas, 2 miles from the actual lodge. What an awesome home this was. Fully equipped, a lot of space, everything was top quality. We did have breakfast at the lodge every day - homemade bread, jellies, fun little pancakes... A feast very day. John at the reception desk was extremely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The cabin's here are quite a decent size, with space between them.The upstairs cabins seemed fairly quiet as I only heard people once.Beds were reasonable comfortable, white clean linens.Large showers, no bathtubs. Although I liked the grounds none of us ate the breakfast, which was a reasonable price, but lacked choice, and I hate to say the coffee is the... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Beautiful setting in Santa Elena. Front desk staff friendly and helpful. We stayed in #12 which was at the top of the hill thru the gardens, adjacent to the field where the white horses grazed. Convenient location to walk to restaurants in town. Breakfast room great for watching monkeys!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The reason why we keep returning to Arco Iris is quite simply down to the fact that we (that's me and my 2 children 12 & 10 years) always feel at home. Aside from the fact that it's a convenient location in a beautiful setting, everyone is so friendly and so helpful! Thank you to everyone at Arco Iris for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Arco Iris is a hidden gem in Monteverde. Usually, you have to choose between natural beauty and convenience. Not here. The phenomenal location gives you a quiet slice of nature with the convenience of being close to town. You can tell that every bit of the property was thought out. Banana trees, lime trees, avocado trees, a greenhouse garden in... More 

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Southern California
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Went in late April 2015 – unfortunately whole area not what we expected. Santa Elena was pretty dry, which we weren’t expecting, tho apparently weather has been weird throughout Costa Rica this year. Were expecting to see lush green areas associated with a cloud forest. We saw more clouds and lush areas driving from SJO to La Fortuna than here.... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We just visited Arco Iris with our family of four (kids are 7 and 9). It couldn't have been better. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, so close to all the town's amenities (but when you are there is it quiet and peaceful and you'd never know). The staff is very friendly and helpful, helped arrange tours, and gave... More 

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