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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Staff were very helpful and friendly with information about local restaurants attractions and booking tours. Attractive grounds.short hiking train on property. Even though the hotel is off the main street in town it is tucked away from traffic and noise. If you are lucky monkeys will come down and play on the roof. Appreciated computer and WiFi in lobby but... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights on an 11 day vacation in CR. The hotel has a great location, just up a hill from all the restaurants & stores in town. It makes you feel like you're far away from all the hustle & bustle but you're really just a few minutes walk away from it all. We stayed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What a lovely natural setting inside and out! We were thrilled with our two-story "room" and were very much at home here. The wood floors and fixtures blended beautifully with our surroundings and were pristine. We loved that we were steps away from town but felt worlds away on the lodge grounds. What an oasis! The breakfast is home made... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Arco Iris is in the middle of Santa Elena but feels like a secluded retreat -- I can't imagine a better place to stay in the area. My cabin was lovely and the grounds are beautiful. The breakfast was great. Staff were so helpful - very knowledgeable and were able to make all of the arrangements for more activities for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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 March 18, 2015

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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