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Rainbow Valley Lodge

200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
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Rainbow Valley Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights in May 2014. We stayed in the upper room which has a breath taking view. We loved the kitchenette room: it had all the essentials for cooking and seating to enjoy the mountains through the big windows. The location is about an 8 minute walk away from santa elena which has... More

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Monteverdeguy, Owner at Rainbow Valley Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rockatoni, Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are very glad you had a great time. We try to do everything possible to help ensure that guests have a memorable experience and that they enjoy the privacy and location of Rainbow Valley Lodge as well as our local experience and advice. I would like... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Just home from our 2 week adventure to Costa Rica, Rainbow Valley lodge in Santa Elena was our first stop and I can honestly say it was our favourite place! The Location in perfect, we stayed 3 nights in the upper room, which has amazing views over the valley, it felt really private sitting on the enclosed balcony watching birds... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed for two nights in the upper room at Rainbow Valley, and it was absolutely lovely. Private and beautiful, the hotel is still a comfortable 8 minute walk from town. My favorite features of the hotel included its beautiful environment (the view from the upper room balcony is breathtaking), its rustic charm, the kitchenette (complete with free coffee), and... More

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Panama City, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The location was perfect; overlooking a valley and at times you can see a rainbow. We came here to avoid the crowds in the center of Santa Elena and to avoid the whole backpacker scene and mostly to relax. Mornings and evenings you can hear and see a lot of birds. I'm sure there were dozens of species. Although i'm... More

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Plymouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed for two nights during our honeymoon, and definitely found a little gem of a lodge. Very unique and personal, three separate dwellings - we had the cabin for $60 per night, and was well worth more. Full kitchen equipment, two bathrooms, spacious rooms and veranda with amazing views into the forest. Perfect manager, more than helpful and went out... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed at Rainbow Valley lodge for 5 nights last month and felt as though we had found the best deal in Costa Rica. Our room had a B&B type feel, with a microwave, coffee maker and free Monteverde coffee, and mini fridge. The shower had great pressure and was hot. The room was very cozy, clean and cute, and... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We just got back from 3 AMAZING days in Monteverde. We stayed in the upstairs room at Rainbow Valley Lodge. The view from the enclosed balcony is INCREDIBLE! The view alone is worth staying here all by itself. The enclosed balcony has a kitchenette with a small fridge,coffee maker,microwave,and electric frying pan so you can prepare your own meals. We... More

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Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Rainbow Valley lodge is a small place, with only one lower room, one upper room, and a kind of cabin. We stayed at the lower room, the cheapest one, for 2 nights. It had a good bed, a neat bathroom, ample space to unpack your luggage, a coffee maker with locally grown El Trapiche coffee, and a terrace. In other... More

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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed here for first 3 nights of my 2 week stay in Costa Rica. I had originally booked another hotel that screwed up my reservation but to be honest with you I'm glad they did as I loved this place. 3 rooms total. We had the upper room with the beautiful sunroom/balcony. Amazing views from here. Christian and his wife... More

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Jonesboro, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Reasonably priced, this "lodge" is a collection of three cabinas, The upstairs room I stayed in has a great sunroom with kitchenette which looks out over the promised rainbow in the afternoon. Christian and his wife were very helpful in arranging guides and suggesting tours and hikes. I was spending a week of photography in the nearby preserve areas, so... More

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

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Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde is close to the town of Santa Elena, about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes in a vehicle. With only two rooms and a cabin and no neighbors close by you can enjoy peace and quiet in a forest setting. We have Wi-Fi signal in all rooms. Clean rooms with hot water, possible chance to see animals right outside the rooms and owner help with guides and activities. All rooms have coffeemaker and Monteverde coffee plus small refrigerator (cabin has large fridge). The upper room has small kitchenette and the cabin a full kitchen. Great views to the mountains over a valley in the upper room (and Rainbows sometimes) and forest views plus valley views from the lower room and the cabin which sleeps 5 which is best for possible monkeys sightings (no gaurantee). Parking near the rooms. Prices compare very favorably to other accommodations in Monteverde. We are not 5 star so please do not expect total luxury! We hope to see you here! ... more   less 
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