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Rainbow Valley Lodge

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200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked the hotel on Booking.com via Trip Advisor and the accepted. A day or two later they cancelled and stated that they have overbooked the hotel. When speaking with booking.com they were asked to assist us with rebooking, which they did not do. I understand that mistakes are made, but they should have assisted us as soon as they... More 

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british expat in Spain
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made so welcome by Christian, we loved the accommodation, very comfortable and spacious. The location was perfect,the views from the property were sensational, with hindsight we wished we had stayed longer than the four days we had booked. Christian even drove us into town after we arrived, he pointed out the best restaurants, supermarkets and ATMs which was... More 

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1 Thank avenden
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Rainbow Valley Lodge! Christian and his wife (I am so sorry, I did not catch her name) were helpful and pleasant and the views were spectacular. When we stood at the window looking out into the valley it was just amazing. The place was spotlessly clean, shower was great and if we ever went back to Monteverde or... More 

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1 Thank BeachGrrrrrl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently retired,we went to the Rainbow Valley Lodge for three weeks. Our host Christian and family welcomed us. Christian made all travel arrangements and offered caring guidance from a personal perspective to any questions we ha about tours. I was clumsy one Sunday and locked us out of our room in a way that the lock could not be opened.... More 

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the Cloud Forest View Upper Apartment while in Monteverde for our honeymoon. The view out the window was amazing to take in and we had a lot of mammalian visitors to the tree just outside the windows. Christian was an excellent and knowledgeable host. He made Monteverde feel like a home away from home... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first solo part of my trip so I was a bit nervous but Christian and his brother made me feel instantly at home.. I felt so safe, the room and the views were spectacular, and Christian offered to drive me into town on a number of occasions! They were very helpful with planning tours, helping me decide... More 

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1 Thank LondonGabster
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Place and Christian the owner is great at looking for things to keep his guests busy. Was going to do some horseback riding, but we got rained out, but he even went to lengths to track down a horse (donkey) that would be good for my size :) As far as the accommodations go they were great very clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Arrived to a very windy and stormy welcome. At first we were a little disconcerted by the weather but it changed every 5 minutes and we soon realised this was part of the charm. The rainbows were the most incredible we have ever seen and great photo opportunity for the kids with the background jungle etc. Our kids played an... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The lodge is made from several houses, the one we got had two bed rooms, two full bathrooms, a large living room and hall and full kitchen with a nice breakfast counter. All very nicely decorated and in good taste and working conditions. The view is amazing and the property is very well maintained. You are just 5 minutes drive... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a great place to stay that is perfectly located just outside of town, away from the sounds and lights from the city. The owner and staff are incredibly kind and helpful. They set up all of our activities and outdoor adventures, and even arranged transportation for everything. The room we stayed in had amazing mountain views of the... More 

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