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Rainbow Valley Lodge

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Marshall, MI
Reviewed April 11, 2012

We had a fabulous time at the Rainbow Valley Lodge. Our cabin was wonderful and had everything we needed. The setting was sublime! We stayed for two nights in March and can't wait to return. Rolf Hansen truely made you feel welcome and gave tremendous advice on where to eat and what to see. We highly recommend this Lodge to...

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Upton, Massachusetts
Reviewed April 6, 2012

A cozy little cabin right outside of Monteverde/Santa Elena. His cabins were located right outside of town (Santa Elena) and were clean and comfortable, had 2 bathrooms and even it's own kitchen, complete with everything you need to cook up any meal. Rolf Hansen was a terrific host (super helpful) and his recommendations on restaurants and specific things to do...

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1Thank howemark
Reviewed April 6, 2012

This place is paradise. My mom, sister, and I rented the top an bottom of the house there! It was great! Not only was it clean and spacious, we cooked breakfast on the enclosed porch every morning to an amazing view of the cloud forest. You are secluded and in nature! Ralph, the owner, was so incredibly helpful. He arranged...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed April 2, 2012

As you can see from all of the previous reviews, this place is amazing, and pretty much speaks for itself. My husband and I stayed here for a couple of nights during our Honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, and the accommodations, as well as our host Rolf, were nothing short of spectacular. One thing I feel the need to point...

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Midland, Texas
Reviewed March 30, 2012

This was our second visit to Rainbow Valley Lodge--stayed with Rolf last year in March and again this year. This is one of my favorite places in Costa Rica. The views are beautiful--and the rainbows in the valley were awesome!! Stayed in the family cabin with our two girls. The cabin is very clean, comfortably furnished with a wonderful view....

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McKinney, Texas
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Wow! Trip Advisor reviews led us to Rainbow Valley Lodge for the second portion of our recent Costa Rican Spring Break trip. And we are so very glad we met Rolf and stayed at his amazing lodge. Rolf was helpful to us from the moment we booked 6 months ago. He offered great advice, and helped arrange our tours to...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed March 22, 2012

I've never had such great communication from a property prior to arrival. Rolf, the owner, provides a great deal of helpful information on the property's website. During our planning process, I had many questions about Rainbow Valley Lodge, Monteverde, and Costa Rica in general, and Rolf graciously responded to all of my emails. The location of the Lodge is ideal...

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

Thanks so much for the kind and informative review Mike. It was great to have you and your wife stay and to have the opportunity to meet you both. (I just finished the magazine you kindly left behind for me. Thanks!) And also thanks to everyone here who has taken the time to post reviews and such good ones to...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 15, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a trip of a lifetime in Costa Rica. One of the highlights of our stay was staying at Rainbow Valley Lodge. The owner, Rolf, is honestly one of the nicest and most generous and helpful people I have ever met in my life. He constantly went above and beyond to help us book...

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Howell, New Jersey
Reviewed March 13, 2012

You cannot beat this place for the price. You just can't. While the rooms aren't luxurious or modern, they're equipped with everything you might need (including bananas to feed the wildlife), and they are IMPECCABLY clean. Rolf, the owner is a great person to talk to, and has a wealth of knowledge about the area and Costa Rica in general....

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Salt Lake City
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Rolf is an amazing down to earth host. His property is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. We had never been to costa rica and did most of our research was online, so you never know what your realy going to get when you arrive at a place. The Rainbow valley lodge was more than I...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde is close to the town of Santa Elena, about 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes in a vehicle. With only eight rooms 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. 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 

Additional Information about Rainbow Valley Lodge

Address: 200 meters south of A y A, Santa Elena 5240, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $55 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Rainbow Valley Hotel Santa Elena
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Cabin 5 is at higher elevation with great views”
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Dromomaniacs, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in the green cabin closest to the reception. Not all the cabins are renovated yet.”
Niina86, Apr 6, 2017 | Read review
“Room to the farmost left and down was perfect for privacy and great views”
nasslucy, Mar 28, 2017 | Read review
“E-mail Christian (owner) and he will suggest the best cabin for your party.”
AjayR602, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
“Book a cabin with an outdoor deck.”
676carolyns, Feb 1, 2017 | Read review
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