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El Silencio Lodge & Spa

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Eustis, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best thing I can do for el Silencio is to compare it to a similar tier hotel. La Paz Waterfall / Peace Lodge is a direct competitor of el Silencio and sits on the opposite side of Poas Volcano. They both feature similar amenities, luxury accommodations, large grounds with waterfalls. However, the difference is striking. La Paz / Peace...

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

Greetings Christopher and thank you so much for your insightful review. We aim to strike a perfect balance between confort and low environmental impact, offering superb hospitality that is truly rooted in friendship and an eagerness to share Costa Rica's authentic cultural and natural riches. It was a singular pleasure to be your hosts!

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed ourselves here. You can be as active as you can be and you also can just simply relax. While at first I found my cabin's location a bit of a hike, by the second day I was almost sprinting up the hill with one of their beautiful walking sticks. I loved the privacy (you won't be seen...

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

When a guest lets us know that they felt a strong bond to our surroundings, we celebrate doing a great job! Our goal is to showcase Costa Rica's outstanding hidden destinations while celebrating local culture. Thanks for letting us know that you fully enjoyed your stay. Warmest regards and please return soon!

Chino Hills, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Silencio was such a truly lovely place to stay! Nestled near the cloud forest & surrounding jungle. The hike on their property leads to waterfalls and is really nice (it includes seeing their organic garden, trout farm & chicken coop). Ronald led the hike and was a wealth of information (or you can do it on your own as...

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

Wonderful to hear from you Shira! Thanks for letting us know that the experience we offered was full of engaging and memorable experiences. The Chocolate Tour is one of Costa Rica's sweetest adventures! We certainly look forward to your return.

Saddle River, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose El Silencio to start our Costa Rica vacation as it was a mid point between the airport and our next destination. It was the perfect introduction to Costa Rica for my family. We were greeted with a delicious fresh juice as we checked in. The check in host was so friendly and enthusiastic about the property and Costa...

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

We are already looking forward to next Spring! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. It was a pleasure to introduce you to Costa Rica's wonders and charm. Warmest regards!

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled extensively in Costa Rica. Overall a good above average property and beautiful location in Costa Rica with nice cool temperatures. However, a couple of major issues. We arrived at around 10 pm. There was absolutely no one to check us in. Weird. I can't say that I have ever experienced that before. And 10 pm really is...

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

Thanks for your valuable feedback. We strongly recommend against arriving in the evening due to our secluded location. We would love to know about your reservation process to address any communication issues you may have had. Thank you for sharing your observations about your experience. Our team is carefully reviewing your feedback to address the shortcomings you describe. Please do...

Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at El Silencio with our family of 4, including 2 kids ages 8 and 11. This was the start of our Costa Rican vacation and El Silencio was the perfect place to unplug and relax from normal life while enjoying the Cloud Forest. We were in Villa 17, along the river, and the villa was perfect...

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

Thanks! Our philosophy is geared towards the traveler who seeks uniquely engaging experiences. From eco-adventures to oxcart painting to relaxation favorites like extraordinary Spa treatments. It was a pleasure to welcome your family and we are thrilled that you took advantage of our spacious Villas. They are indeed perfect for families as a home-away-from-home set in the midst of a...

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Silencio is member of Relais & Chateaux which grants that this magical place will be up to international high-end standards. No words can describe the experience at this resort. It is located within Costs Rican woods, with wonderful trails and waterfalls, an extraordinary scenery, but most importantly the whole mystic/nature experience. I travelled with my wife and we received...

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community. El Silencio Lodge offers a unique glimpse into one of Costa Rica's less trodden regions. Dotted by waterfalls and surrounded by vast cloud forest mountains, it is a perfect place to slow down your pace. We look forward to your return.

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of nights here. It's a beautiful place with lovely walks & spacious rooms. One morning from our terrace we watched the sun come up over the mountains as hummingbirds fed on the flowers in front of us. We really liked the new restaurant (Martin was especially helpful & friendly), however whilst the food was also good in...

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

Thanks for your celebration of our setting and describing such a wonderful sunrise, dotted by sunshine and hummingbirds. We are thrilled that you fully enjoyed our Hierbabuena Restaurant. We have been honing its offerings thanks to guest feedback and we are delighted to learn that options are much appreciated by our guests. Warmest regards!

yorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by a concierge who explained the layout of the hotel. Unfortunately he fell ill for the rest of our visit because I'm sure he would've taken very good care of us. Our bungalow was absolutely huge with an enormous comfortable bed. The hot water bottles provided at night were very much appreciated. The electric heater was maybe...

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

Saludos YorksireCherry! Thanks for highlighting your favorite experiences including oxcart painting and shopping at the local market for ingredients to make a delicious Olla de Carne traditional stew. We have taken note of your observations and thank you for your input. Yes, the Hierbabuena Restaurant offers a more informal ambiance and traditional Costa Rican favorites that are perfect for smaller...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family spent a week in Manuel Antonio before finishing our trip in scenic Bajos del Toro. The property is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. The mystic hike was fantastic due to our guide, Kenneth's thoughtful description of the flora and fauna. The staff patiently indulged my son's desire to catch a fish. The chef prepared the trout perfectly....

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

Spending a few cool-off days in the verdant cloud forest is a perfect way to unwind at the end of your Costa Rica vacation. We are perfect for those who seek off-the-beaten path options of excellence. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and advice for future travelers. We are happy to assist with transportation or maps...

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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: ₹ 17,111 - ₹ 42,133 (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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