We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rainbow Valley Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Professional photos
Rainbow Valley Lodge
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    284
    27
    4
    0
    0
See reviews for
83
159
17
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (43)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (315)
  • Mar-May only
    (98)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (75)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (43)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (99)
All months
Oxfordshire
Level Contributor
125 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time here. We booked both the family room and another one close by which are separate units built into a hill overlooking acres of forest. The accomodation is simple without air conditioning, but very spacious and comfortable. You can make coffee in your room (or meals in the larger family rooms) and sit outside and watch... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend Rainbow Valley Lodge. The room we had was clean and spacious, the views are fantastic and it is well located being a 15 minute walk from the town centre. Hands down what makes this place excellent though is Christian - he is a fantastic host, incredibly friendly, helpful and efficient. All his recommendations were excellent and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night to visit Monteverde. The owner was very helpful and friendly, even providing tips for visits. The room was simple, but clean. The surroundings were impressive, with wildlife. The value for money is excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Verdi, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were travelling from the southern part of Costa Rica to Monte Verde and booked Rainbow Valley lodge for one night. As soon as we arrived we decided to extend our stay. The room we had booked was not available for a second night, and our host graciously upgraded us to a nicer room with a kitchen for both nights... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My 8 year old daughter and I stayed six days in Monteverde. The owner, Christian, was helpful from the minute we began inquiring about reservations, including helping me to figure out transportation options, activities, etc. The evening we arrived, Christian began with assisting me to draw up a schedule of all of the things we wanted to do, and he... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stayed in the cabin. Great space, amenities, privacy. Christian was helpful and accommodating. Location is just a few minutes drive from Santa Elena. Wifi is great. In this price category, there is nothing else better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Rainbow Valley Lodge is easily accessible via the main road leading into Santa Elena. We stayed in the cabina, which was very spacious, quiet, and had a lot of character. Property is well maintained and for the price, was a very good deal. Restaurants were just a short drive away and the owner was very knolwedgeable of activities and tours... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Have just checked in, this is an impressivel spacious chalet with beautiful wood & stone features, with picture windows overlooking the valley, - Stunning!! So looking forward to waking up to these views. Christian the owner a lovely guy, very generous with his time and provided us with awesome information about the area, attractions. & recommendation for the best restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Christian, the owner, is overwhelmingly helpful and friendly and his family is great! We got every help we needed for every imaginable trip and excursion there is in Monteverde. The lodges are located just outside of the village, which is great. You got a wonderful view over the valley and forest, and the center with shops is only a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stayed here for two nights and had a memorable time. The apartment was spacious, clean and had a great view. Christian and family were very welcoming and informative. We booked Christian for a tour of the cloud forest and his passion for the environment and animals was remarkable. Thanks for the great hospitality from the Tierney family.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

232 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (230)
Viewed
Room/suite (71)
Viewed
View from room (22)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (26)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (109)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Santa Elena
0.7 mi away
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
#2 of 22 in Monteverde
4.5 of 5 stars 660 reviews
0.4 mi away
Hotel Las Orquideas
Hotel Las Orquideas
#1 of 8 in Santa Elena
4.5 of 5 stars 154 reviews
1.4 mi away
Hotel Belmar
Hotel Belmar
#1 of 22 in Monteverde
4.5 of 5 stars 811 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge
1.2 mi away
Monteverde Rustic Lodge
Monteverde Rustic Lodge
#2 of 25 in Santa Elena
4.5 of 5 stars 897 reviews
1.1 mi away
Los Pinos - Cabanas y Jardines
Los Pinos - Cabanas y Jardines
#2 of 10 in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
4.5 of 5 stars 651 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay