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2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
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Arco Iris Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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West Orange, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived without a reservation at the end of November escaping persistent rains in Arenal. This is a great base for exploring the local sights. It is right in town yet feels secluded as it sits tucked away on a green hillside. A couple of times day there is a tiny bit of dog and car (the type that drive... More 

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London
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best place in the area for a very affordable price. Pros: - Great room really nice and clean and are cleaned daily - Every detail of the hotel is looked after and has a very well taken care of garden - Located in the center but a small road makes you feel you are in a secluded area... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the places we saw in Santa Elena, we were grateful to be staying here. It was well-situated, off the main-road with a garden-like setting. There are horses on the grounds and a family of monkeys that like to visit during breakfast. Based upon some reviews we were concerned about the noise from the city but this was not... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We highly recommend this lodge. It is nestled up a hill in the heart of Santa Elena. It is walking distance to town and restaurants. We stayed 3 nights. The room was very clean and comfortable and the grounds are beautiful. John and Andrea were extremely helpful and booked all our tours and transportation for us. The breakfast each morning... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place!! It was exactly what we were hoping it would be, little gem of Santa Elena. We stayed here two nights during peak season and loved the both. The grounds are well kept and inviting to sit out on (when it's not raining). The rooms are simple but up to date, clean and lovely. The breakfast was the... More 

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San Antonio, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this place enough!!! It's hard to believe that Arco Iris is in the heart of Santa Elena. Tucked on a hill and within easy walking distance of most of the restaurants, but when on campus you'd swear you were at least a mile out of town. We stayed in room #20, which had two bathrooms and happened... More 

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Kaiserslautern
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights at the Arco Iris recently and really enjoyed it. Stayed in the house the first night and #18 the 2nd night. House was extremely spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was only decent since my teens are a little picky and it could have offered a little better quality meat and more fruit. Breakfast highlight were a couple monkeys... More 

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Tacoma WA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place and such a good value in a terrific location to explore the Monteverde zone. The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are well-appointed. Breakfast is extra, but wow, what a spread, making it so worthwhile. John and Andrea were front desk staff who were as terrific as you could want - attentive, helpful, informed. Unfortunately, the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the property and grounds were beautifully kept. Tucked away at the top of a hill, it was a nice escape from the bustling town, yet an easy walk to pretty much anywhere. The rooms were clean, and the shower was huge. Breakfast, while costing an extra $7.50 pp, was satisfying. Bummer they charged extra though. However, the pillows were... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous property and landscaping, generous beautiful breakfast, extremely helpful staff, clean quiet romos, within walking distance of lots of restaurants, shuttles to many activities - what's not to love? Stay here and you WON'T be disappointed!

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Additional Information about Arco Iris Lodge

Address: Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Arco Iris Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel Santa Elena
Arco Iris Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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