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
Rainbow Valley Lodge
Write a Review

297 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    269
    24
    4
    0
    0
See reviews for
76
152
17
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (42)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (297)
  • Mar-May only
    (94)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (61)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (43)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (99)
All months
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at Rainbow Lodge rather bedraggled to be greeted by the owner Christian, who was fluent in English and Spanish, very informative and accommodating --- responding to our requests and concerns, arranging taxis and tours, making solid recommendations as to the activities and establishments in the Monteverde area. He is very entrepreneurial and ambitious, wears many hats, has a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Rainbow Valley two years ago, and returned a few weeks ago. It was, again, wonderful. This time there were impressive rainbows over the valley, and we had a great visit from the local Coati. Again, the rooms were comfortable and cozy, and the views are spectacular. The location is great: close to town. And the rooms are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in the cabin with my wife and three teenage kids. Beautiful view from porch. Close up visit by a friendly Coati. Easy 15 minute walk to town. Christian the owner is great. He planned all of our activities and he provides a list of good places to eat. We loved Taco Taco. Pleasant surprise. We did private... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is a bit out of town but don't let that put you off. The owner is fantastic and gave us a ride to show us around. It's peaceful here and the view of the valley is beautiful! The property is clean and you won't find a place with a better price! Pura Vida!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It is said that at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold and in the case of the rainbow valley lodge this comes in the form of Christian and family. The Rainbow Valley lodge is a charming moderately priced hotel located within walking distance of Monteverde town centre. The owner Christian was extremely helpful from the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in the upper room for 4 nights and loved it. The views are amazing, lovely rooms and great value. Christian and his lovely family made us feel so welcome and went out of their way to look after us. He is also a local guide so gives great advice on local tours and restaurants. Do the morning... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ventura, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed at Rainbow Valley Lodge on the three nights of our trip to Costa Rica. Christian was an excellent host, helping us book activities and recommending places to eat in town. He even offered to drive us into town whenever we wanted. He also let us make an expensive phone call from his cell phone when... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
South Wales
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a good base if you`re staying in Santa Elena. We had a car so can`t comment on convenience if you`re without transport, but it was only a couple of minutes drive from town. Christian is indeed an excellent host, born and bred in the area and it shows in his knowledge of the cloud forest and his passion... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cary, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I stayed 3 nights in the cabin of Rainbow Valley Lodge in the second week of February and wished I had stayed at least 2 days longer. The location of the lodge is perfect, with a short walk to town, but quiet with the breathtaking view. I was lucky to have booked the cabin, which is like a nice one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartland, VT
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Christian proved an excellent host. The rooms were comfortable, with fridge and coffee maker. The room had an amazing view over Rainbow Valley with (surprise) a rainbow every evening. Very reasonable rates and if we had known, we could have spent all our rime there rather than Monte Verde Cloud Forest Reserve Lodge and spent the extra to hire good... More 

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

229 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (227)
Viewed
Room/suite (70)
Viewed
View from room (20)
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)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question