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Arco Iris Lodge

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Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a great place if you are staying in Santa Elena. We absolutely loved the hotel. The construction and woodworking is wonderful. The pictures are as good as it is in reality. The staff are fantastic and helped us out in anyway they could. It was our son's birthday and the ladies in the restaurant even made him a special...

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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hotel! The front desk staff helped us plan multiple activities in the area and they were extremely helpful with their suggestions. The hotel is gorgeous and is in a fantastic location. I highly recommend staying here!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little cabinas, very cozy. Earplugs recommended for sleeping, because motorbikes passing by are loud, but not fault of hotel. Second time that I have stayed there, loved it. Close to everything. Birds galore on grounds. Delicious inexpensive breakfast.

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 18 February 2017

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 16 February 2017 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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1Thank Mary D
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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 9 February 2017

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 8 February 2017

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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  • 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: $66 - $131 (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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“Quietest rooms are farthest from road.”
 of 5 bubbles poortiny, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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