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Rainbow Valley Lodge

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200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
Rainbow Valley Lodge
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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South Wales
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13 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Hartland, VT
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22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 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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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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