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Arco Iris Lodge

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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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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed her with two children (7 and 10) while travelling around Costa Rica for two weeks. This is the first time in Monteverde/Santa Elena and, as on our previous trip to CR, we have not been disappointed by the hotels or service anywhere. Arco Iris is conveniently located in the center of town and is still quiet. Rooms are... More 

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La Conner, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Arco Iris as there were few vacancies in Santa Elena the two nights we were in town this past week (Thanksgiving 2014). While it was clean, it was noisy when the wind and rain kicked up (both nights of our stay). Breakfast is NOT included and is an additional $7.50 per person and is an average... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem. I lucked out and happened to see it listed in an article about the best places to stay in all of Costa Rica, and indeed it is. Arco Iris is tucked away down a driveway in the heart of Santa Elena, but once you're on the grounds it feels like you're out in the country.... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stayed here for three nights and enjoyed this place very much. Staff is friendly, the rooms are very clean and the breakfast is excellent. The staff is also very helpful for planning tours. We recommend especially Bungalow 12, which is a bit on side an has a nice view into the green.

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Cary, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was an absolute gem! One of our favorite places! I cannot express enough how immaculate the lodge, grounds, and our cottage was. It all is beautiful. The lodge has an a variety of cottages spread across a beautiful property. Some are attached and some are individual stand alone cottages. Lodging types for couples, families or singles. We were in... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Room was huge with two levels and two queen beds. Bath was clean and pretty big. Grounds are lovely and natural. Spotted at least 5 bird species from my window. The service was amazing. They booked my tours ahead of my arrival, then made arrangements for me to transfer to Arenal. There were many snags in this process due to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We wanted to stay in Santa Elena where we could walk easily to for food, etc. The town isn't that amazing, but Arco Iris really made our stay worthwhile. It is set back from the road with a nice courtyard area. The breakfast is worth the $7 if you're really hungry. We stayed in the cheapest of rooms at the... More 

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Time, Space
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was the cleanest & cosiest eco-lodge we stayed at during our tour of Costa Rica. It is located in the heart of Santa Elena but you wouldn't know except for the occasional honking of a car. Beautiful gardens surround the different lodges, horses, hens & a rooster are kept on the premises. The cabins are solidly built: ours had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

For under $100 a night including breakfast, this is a bargain--private cabin that is spotless, in-room wifi, gorgeous private grounds, beautiful second-floor all-glass enclosed breakfast room with lovely fresh fruits and juices plus breads and eggs, all within walking distance to the center of town. No taxi required! Saw a family of capuchin monkeys cavorting three feet from the window... More 

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited in sept 2013. Amazing place. Amazing price. Amazing staff. Clean rooms close to town an we walked everywhere we went except to the cloud forest. A guide picked us up for that. We had a wonderful visit Loved the beautiful wood in the rooms and the outside.

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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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