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Arco Iris Lodge

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed two nights in the "honeymoon cottage." The cabin was spacious and private with a wonderful shower, small kitchen (which we didn't use) and a large deck that overlooks the lovely grounds. As other reviewers have mentioned, the breakfast is delicious and a great bargain. We appreciated the proximity to restaurants in Santa Elena - Morphos,...

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Penonome, Panama
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hidden gem right on the edge of the town center is wonderful. Its well maintained cabins flow right up the hillside. Mgr. John is a wealth of knowledge. Plus the breakfast was the best we've ever had in all of Central America! Yum.

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Eaton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night to be close to the cloud forests and nature reserves. The lodge property is almost completely isolated from the hustle and noise of the town even though the driveway is directly off one of the main streets. The cabins were clean and simply furnished. The staff was very helpful although they couldn't find an alarm clock...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently spent 6 nights at the Arco Iris Lodge in Santa Elena, Monteverde. It was a wonderful experience all around. The cabins are lovely, very comfortable, surrounded by beautiful grounds. Town is a short walk away but you don't see or hear it at the Lodge. Also, there is a lovely breakfast buffet available every morning. I highly recommend...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

this hotel is located right on the small town on Santa Elena. it is up a very short drive on a gorgeous piece of property Each cabin is very nice with good space, nice shower, and a porch. Staff is very friendly and helpful. they grow most of the food served at breakfast...it's a huge array and simply the best....

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really lucked out, picking this place at random online, without knowledge of its location vis-a-vis a town with restaurants and stores. Turned out to be a short, 5-min. walk to town, with restaurants lining the streets. The orchid garden was an even shorter walk. The butterfly sanctuary is a taxi ride away. The setting couldn't be more beautiful or...

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Ridgway, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a great place to stay to launch your visit to the many reserves around the area this is it. It is in very close proximity to many restaurants, an orchid garden and reptile house, You can walk into the little village in minutes and find anything you might want or need. There are many plants...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Arco Iris for 3 nights in January in a lovely little stand-alone cabin towards the back of the property. The price was very reasonable and the location excellent - just barely outside of town up the (walkable) hill from the wonderful Morphos restaurant. The staff was friendly and helpful and gave us plenty of information about things...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was perfect in everything except its location. That is to say, the cabin we were staying in was spacious, very comfortable, clean and quiet. But, the hotel is located pretty much in the village itself. From the pictures you get the idea that this could be an eco lodge in a jungle type environment, but that is definitely...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! Arco Iris Lodge was perfect...literally perfect. We couldn't think of anyway to improve the hotel on the questionnaire at the end of our stay. The location is tucked down a driveway for a remote feel where you are surrounded by forest, but still located right in town! We loved our cabin in the woods & saw several agouti walk...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Arco Iris Lodge

Address: Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $65 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arco Iris Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel Santa Elena
Arco Iris Lodge Santa Elena, Monteverde, Costa Rica
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“Standard room had a double and single bed. Windows open for fresh mountain air.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardM379, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“choose upper cabins if you don't want to hear footsteps”
 of 5 bubbles gbogaart, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Some of the lodges have floors. The view is better from the upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles Mizzou_Engineer, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms further up the hill near the reception looked nicest, more secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles abK3530RB, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They all appeared to be lovely. If you're concerned about noise from town or the hostel down below, might ask for one further up the hill.”
 of 5 bubbles P-and-J-Travel, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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