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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Christian's place. The location is great, corresponds to the pictures, in the middle of the valley. The rooms are very clean and convenient for families (you can cook in the big room). Close to the mains touristic attractions, Christian is also a great guide (Monteverde Reserve). I would stongly recommend his location, located out of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Rainbow Valley Lodge for 4 nights in Jan'15 and could not have been happier! Absolutely wonderful views from the Upper Room we stayed in, looking over the trees and mountains, with gorgeous multiple daily across-the-sky rainbows-- 9 different ones in our 4 evenings there! Also had regular visits by 2 Coatis, and daily White-faced... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend rainbow valley lodge enough. Christian was incredibly helpful, set us up with any tours we wanted (he happened to be our guide on one and he was very good, informative and knowledgeable). The lodges themselves are very nice inside, have a beautiful view and are overall great value for money. We were even lucky enough to be... More 

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed two nights here and were out most of the time exploring the area. We stayed in the top room. There was plenty of room for two with a kitchenette (note what is has and doesn't have before buying food to cook - we had to improvise and cook pasta in the microwave! The bed was comfy -... More 

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Grafton, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled around Costa Rica for two weeks, and this was BY FAR our favorite place to stay! I cannot say enough good things about the owners. First, when I was booking, Rolf provided so much information by email about our stay, the area, and even booked us the jeep-boat-jeep transportation to arrive in Santa Elena from... More 

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Stephens City, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 plus one of my daughter's friends stayed here for 2 nights late December, 2014. It is an outstanding place to stay, just a few hundred meters out of the town center of Santa Elena, the cabinas are situated on a slope facing an unbelievably vast valley with views up to Monteverde where you can sit and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Read all of the reviews before we booked and we were not disappointed. We had the upper room for two with the windowed porch/kitchen overlooking the valley. Rainbow view across the street, monkeys and coatis in the surrounding guava trees, excellent tips from our host Christian. This is the kind of stay we were looking for to have a relaxing,... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

November last year we stayed here for a couple of days. Because of the big windows around the kitchen area the view is amazing! And monkeys and coatis came to visit regularly. The place is clean en there's enough space for yourself and your stuff. Christian and his family (and Nick of course) made sure we had a great time.... More 

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Richland, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Listen folks, you will be hard pressed to find a better place to stay in Costa Rica. Everything about this establishment, but especially the service, is top notch. First, Christian, the man who runs the place, is incredible. Not only does he do nature tours himself and is thus knowledgeable of all things nature in and around the area, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is absolutely superb. The views are fantastic. The room is well set up, with a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge and coffee maker adding to the utility of the place. On some days, there were monkeys in the guava trees just outside the window. And the WiFi in the rooms worked extremely well. Christian was a great host,... More 

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Address: 200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Rainbow Valley Hotel Santa Elena
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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