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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is a beautiful hotel in a remote region of Costa Rica, situated in the cloud Forrest close to the Poas Volcano. This was our first stop for three days on our way to Punta Islita. The property is beautiful and the rooms were amazing. The food here is excellent Costa Rican cuisine. I can't remember when I ate so...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Saludos Bryan and thanks for letting us host you with the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. We are delighted to share one of Costa Rica's best-kept secrets, the emerald green cloud forests of Bajos del Toro. Great to know that our Chef's farm-to-table offerings were such a hit! Its wellness focus is perfect to indulge in. Loved the images...

austin
Reviewed 21 September 2015

If you like quiet, soothing, relaxing time in a tropical rain forest, this is the place. VERY comfortable. Thanks, Luis and Martin - great job taking care of dinner guests. And Andres, the head chef did a fantastic job with the food - as good as anything you would find at a fine dining restaurant in Texas. Really, stellar stuff!...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Greetings Bruce and thank you so much for fully connecting with our concept and staff. We believe that establishing bonds with a destination is the best way to travel, turning into an opportunity to achieve self-discovery through exploring diverse landscapes and cultures. Thanks for celebrating so many in our team by name. Please do return any time you wish for...

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Wonderful, wonderful hotel in the forrest of Costa Rica. We had a fantastic lunch here on a rainy day . The food was some of the best I have had in Costa Rica. A gourmet twist on typical Costa Rican food - it was just excellent. The hotel itself is beautiful. The grounds and trails are well kept and wonderful...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks! The spellbinding magic of our cloud forest surroundings was the driving inspiration behind El Silencio Lodge & Spa. We are genuinely committed to protecting and celebrating our natural setting to ensure that guests always enjoy nature's unique energy. Our Chef complements our mantra with impeccable farm-to-table dishes that celebrate flavor and wellness. We look forward to hosting you many,...

Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Have been in this lodge during low season. You would think hotel would be with service slow and other things not working that well. But for our surprise service was great, food is good and room is just all you need for a great night with the one you care. Solid nature and great for hiking. Calm and quiet as...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks so much Rodrigo! It is our goal to provide an extraordinary getaway to celebrate nature's relaxing intensity, love, and experiences that prompt wellness and inner peace. Costa Rica has so much to offer and we believe that its spectacular nature should be centerpiece. We are definitely a favorite among couples in love! And families with older children (minimum age...

usa
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I loved every minute of my stay here and I can't wait to go back. The outdoor space is magnificent. Being cloud forest, it's a little cooler than some other parts of Costa Rica, but it felt really good. The main lodge and the cabins have lots of huge windows so you can be surrounded by nature even when you're...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

We correspond with an enthusiastic "Yayyyyyyy!" It was a pleasure to be your hosts and are delighted that you found such intense, feel-good relaxation during your stay. Pampering guests with the greenest landscapes, dreamy beds, superb food and wine, and plenty of opportunities to commune with nature is our driving purpose. Warmest regards from Costa Rica and its hidden gem,...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We recently stayed at El Silencio for 3 nights and had a really great stay. We arrived halfway through our two week vacation and left even more relaxed than when we arrived. PRE-ARRIVAL The hotel staff was very communicative about the property (transport and activities) in the days leading up to our arrival, which was a nice touch. We landed...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Hi BEK_DC! El Silencio Lodge & Spa really is a hidden gem that emphasizes the most relaxing sights in Costa Rica. The unique experiences emphasize close contact with nature and friendship-based hospitality. Thanks for letting us know that we succeeded in providing an extraordinary travel experience. As you observe, we strongly discourage evening arrivals. We wholeheartedly agree with your recommendation...

Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We were staying in a villa, where at the time we got in, water was not working, the fireplace and the whirlpool were not working so we had to ask several times at the reception to get things fixed. The breakfast has not the relais&chayeau standards but the quality of the food is good. Dinner is of great quality and...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Warm greetings from Costa Rica Goy! Thank you so much for taking the time to voice your impressions about El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Thrilled to learn that you fully enjoyed our impressive natural setting. We certainly wish we could have wowed you with our signature hospitality and authentic Costa Rica experiences. Your feedback is much appreciated as a helpful...

Paris, France
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful environment, fantastic service, exquisite rooms with an outdoor private jacuzzi and huge bed with soft sheets, delicious restaurant ! Could stay there for ages ! Bird tour interesting if you like to see small birds. I have higher hopes in the hikes all around the property

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Merci Szof35 for your visit and thoughtful review of your stay. We are proud to set an idyllic stage to explore Costa Rica's cloud forest wonderland. Memorable hospitality and gorgeous landscapes are the perfect combination for mindful relaxation. Please do return very soon!

Reviewed 17 August 2015

First I want to start off by saying that we chose this Lodge due to its high ratings. Every positive review that I read was absolutely correct in each and every way! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a few of our friends and had an amazing time. This lodge and spa is made up of wonderful people (staff)...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias Sara! Your enthusiastic comments made us beam :) Creating magical experiences that fulfill the highest expectations generated by former guest reviews is our goal. Thank you for choosing Costa Rica to celebrate your ten year anniversary with your friends. And a very special gracias for taking the time to mention so many of our team by name. They are...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed 2 nights in this wonderful and secluded forest lodge. It has its private wet forest, private trails, canopys and horses. All rooms are spacoius private villas with its own jacuzzy, and almost all of them had good views of the forest. The service is very attentive and friendly. In both of our tours that we...

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MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Gracias MirallesDoms for your visit and your fabulous comments. We are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your stay. El Silencio Lodge & Spa's location is truly unique, far removed from the trodden. We are proud to showcase nature's masterpieces and Costa Rica's singularly welcoming culture. ¡Saludos!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a unique luxury cloud forest hotel set in Costa Rica's pristine Bajos del Toro region. Flanked by two national parks, this all-suite and private villa hotel combines upscale comforts with an intense natural immersion experience. Outstanding features include farm-to-table cuisine, a wellness spa, an adventure park, and authentic cultural experiences. Zip-lining, rappelling, horseback riding, waterfall hiking, oxcart painting, Tico cooking lessons and more can be enjoyed by couples and families (minimum age: 8). ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Address: Bajos del Toro 21203, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Bajos del Toro
Price Range: $354 - $869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Silencio Lodge & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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