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Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Rolf was such a great host. He had tips on everything - including our guide at the Cloud Forest who was amazing. Bob the cat was a huge hit with our kids. The rooms were nice and views unbelievable. Thank you!!

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Dawson Creek, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2013

I echo all the other reviews. This was a highlight of our two weeks in Costa Rica. We were encouraged to stay more than the one night we originally planned and thankfully we stayed for two. There is so much to see and do and Christian and Hazel were unbelievably the most helpful hosts. Christians local knowledge and guiding experience...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 March 2013

I stayed at Rainbow Valley Lodge during my last two visits to Monteverde. The hosts, Rolf, Christian and Hazel are so helpful and gracious. Just a delight! They really made the stay enjoyable and effortless for me. They were spot on with their recommendations of tours and places to see. After spending 4 weeks in Costa Rica I can honestly...

Thank Nancy J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The 5 nights I spent at Rainbow Valley Lodge were the highlight of my vacation. The views from te second floor room over the continental divide were spectacular. The kitchenette was lovely with the large windows. The room was very clean, everything was in order, and such a good value. The hosts: Rolf, Christian and his wife Hazel really made...

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Dongen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 16 March 2013

To cut a long story short, everything that was said on the last few reviews is 100% and more.... I wanted the best and perfect place for me and my 12 years old daughter and I can say we got it all!!! The rooms are spotless clean. The view is astonishing. The location just at the doorstap of Santa Elena,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2013

We had such an amazing time at Rainbow Valley Lodge. Rolf helped to organise our night and daytime rainforest tours and was super friendly throughout our stay. The location is amazing, with an incredible view over the valley. We could have spent a week there. The rooms are clean, with all the necessities and just a short trip into town....

Thank James D
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Christian and Helen have just taken over running the Rainbow Valley Lodge and I can't imagine better hosts. They were very helpful, kind and gracious. The room was wonderful with a view over the forested valley where the rainbow actually appeared as the sun went down. Christian is an exceptionally well rounded guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our time out...

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Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed in rainbow lodge 2 nights. We were welcomed by Christian the manager. He has been so helpful for the three days. He suggested different activities, booked everything for us, with discounts. He is also a local guide, so we did a day tour and a night tour with him in the cloud forest. The room was also very...

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Hercules, California
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This IS the place to stay while in Monteverde. We rented all 3 units for 3 nights. We were here last in June 2010 and right away noticed a few improvements. There is now a small office / travel center as you come in with lots of books, maps and brochures to look at. There are also now safes in...

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Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We had three nights in Santa Elena and had an absolutely fabulous experience at Rainbow Valley Lodge. The owner, Rolf, was superbly helpful in booking the room for us and making sure we knew how to get there via public transportation from Arenal. We were originally planning to take a bus but he suggested the much quicker and cheap Jeep...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $72 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Rainbow Valley Lodge Santa Elena, Monteverde, Costa Rica
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“E-mail Christian (owner) and he will suggest the best cabin for your party.”
 of 5 bubbles AjayR602, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“The owner himself says it is not 5 star so don't expect it to be but his helpfulness makes up for any lack of luxury.”
 of 5 bubbles EileenVeronicaT, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had all kitchen amenities and enjoyed staying in and taking in the view.”
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“2nd floor #1 has the best view, suitable for a couple”
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