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Fletching, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We have just spent 3 nights at El Silencio. It is always easy to blame the Lodge for the weather, but it is in a cloud forest so be prepared for all weather eventualities! We loved the Spa, the staff were delightful and the food was superb. We were in a suite which was a short walk from the reception...

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

Thanks Chris A.! We are delighted in celebrating with you nature's serendipitous intensity. The cloud forest is a singular setting and it is an honor to present it with with Costa Rica's warm hospitality. As you recommend, we discourage evening arrivals because the access roads can be dark and foggy. We will gladly assist with road updates, directions, or private...

Reviewed 30 January 2015

We loved the staff but want to let people know a little detail. It is not close to the airport, so you have a drive and are in the middle of no-where. Be prepared for rain. There isn't much to do - no TV. Being near mountains you will get the evening dampness. They have a little room heater. No...

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

So glad you found us Harry and Bonnie! Thanks for your enthusiastic celebration of our cuisine. Your comments and the recent invitation to join Relais & Châteaux let us know that we are succeeding in creating amazing culinary experiences to complement the spectacular scenery. It is hard to believe that such pristine cloud forest can be found just 90 minutes...

Washington, DC
Reviewed 29 January 2015

My friend and I booked an "Amigas" package, then spoiled ourselves by upgrading to a villa. We stayed in Trogon which features a beautifully appointed living/dining/kitchen area with fireplace, two bedrooms (each with an ensuite bath), a laundry room, and spacious porch with rocking chairs and small jacuzzi. Although we had a short walk across a bridge to access the...

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

Dear Innl0ve! Thank you so much for choosing the Amigas combined special to celebrate your birthday. Combining the beach landscape of Hotel Punta Islita with El Silencio's serene cloud forest is the best way to enjoy Costa Rica to the fullest. Your detailed comments are an excellent guide for our future guests. And a heartfelt GRACIAS for highlighting our team's...

Seattle
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Now that our kids are out of the best, my wife and I are enjoying travel, and Costa Rica has always been high on our list. The El Silencio was our first stop in our long-anticipated visit to Costa Rica. We arrived at a late hour, and were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to our suite. Delicious sandwiches...

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

Thanks Mudlump for giving us a chance to display Costa Rica's signature hospitality and the serene beauty of its cloud forest. We selected this location because of its "fall-in-love" factor. Intense nature, warm hospitality, and authentic cultural experiences set the stage to inspire the soul and reconnect with the planet. Gracias for taking the time to detail your impressions! Please...

Atenas, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Service, service, service. From the moment you arrive, you will be treated as if you were the only guest. They know your name, they anticipate your needs, they value your business. Besides the perfectly appointed rooms, they have a spa that rivals any major 5-star resort on the planet. For my wife and I, Jenifer and Carolina provided spa treatments...

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

Greetings Steve! It is wonderful to see that you enjoyed your stay with such gusto :) In addition to our signature hospitality and enchanting surroundings, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is being celebrated as a culinary destination, perfect to enjoy wellness meals that highlight the best of Costa Rica's flavors. Thank you so much for highlighting our cuisine. We certainly...

SF Bay Area
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the Villa Quetzal at El Silencio in late December 2014. Two families, seven of us. The villa is absolutely beautiful, with two large suites and a great room with a kitchen, living and dining areas. There is a large patio off the great room, with a hot tub and comfy rocking chairs. The beds were very comfy...

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

Saludos PromRastogi! Our Private Villas are a superlative treat for families or groups of friends. Their spacious comfort, unique architecture, and impressive views of the cloud forest are surely memorable. Thank you for taking the time to narrate your experience. Wonderful to hear that you fully enjoyed Chef Carlos Andres' culinary creations. He is always eager to showcase the intense...

Reviewed 6 January 2015

We, two parents and a son (18 y), chose this place because we appreciate small places, with nature close to us. Coming from Norway we also appreciate the cooler climate in the mountains. The days before we had stayed in high temperatures in the jungle at Pacuare river. The lower temperatures at El Silencio was therefore a bit unexpected, actually...

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

Gracias Jan! It was a pleasure to host you and your family. We enthusiastically appreciate your feedback and thank you for highlighting your experience so vividly. An intense immersion experience in nature is at the heart of our singular Costa Rica destination. Please do return very soon! From the highlands of El Silencio you can easily access other bewildering settings,...

Ringoes, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Spent two nights (Dec 27 and 28 2014), and loved it. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous hiking to three waterfalls, and exceptional lodging. Food was excellent, too. Nestled in the cloud forest, so we had rain, but that made the experience even more memorable.

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

Gracias sejlriceRingoesNJ! Thrilled to learn that you enjoyed our spectacular cloud forest, in all of its unspoiled intensity. Our goal is to frame nature's uniquely soothing elements with superb hospitality and special attentions. Thank you for letting us know that you fully enjoyed your stay. We hope the wonderful memories linger!

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 4 January 2015

I had no idea what to expect before I went. WOW!! What an experience. The food was fabulous. Most of the vegetables are organic and grown right there!!! The service was the best. Carlos was such an attentive server. He called us by name. Each room has its own hot tub right outside and it is very private. We did...

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

Thanks Martha for celebrating and embracing the wonderful magic of Costa Rica's high altitude forest. The peaceful ambiance in full contact with nature truly lets our guests engage the senses with energizing intensity. Thank you for letting our staff welcome you and your family and thank you for letting them showcase Costa Rica's amazing hospitality, stunning landscapes, and culture. Please...

northampton
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This is a lovely Lodge, our room was just so, so comfortable, everything thought of including the resident humming bird who had taken up residence by our hot tub. We loved it, the self guided walks were great to the waterfalls. The ever changing views from our bedroom were fascinating, thick beautiful clouds hiding the trees followed by clear, then...

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

Thanks skeggybaby! Watching nature's intense whims from the intense comfort of one of our Suites is a singular experience. Sometimes it feels as though you were watching a time-lapse video. Delighted to learn that you fully appreciated the experience. Thanks for letting us know about the confusion with the menu. We will improve our In Room Guide to avoid miscommunications....

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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: ₹ 18,452 - ₹ 49,873 (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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“All rooms are nice, I stayed in the most standard and I could hear the river from there, very spacious.”
  • Add some hot chocolate and cookies, relax.
 of 5 bubbles DiMurillo, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would imagine all of the rooms are perfect because they are your own personal bungalow with lovely views of the cloud forest”
 of 5 bubbles jennifersF9348XQ, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villas are the most private + quiet suites that El Silencio has to offer; be aware that villas are the only suites that offer WiFi.”
  • Some of the Cloud Forest's foliage surrounding our villa
  • Our villa's path leading to the hanging foot bridge that connected us to the hotel.
  • Our villa's private (and stunning!) hot tub overlooking the Cloud Forest.
  • Our villa's private deck!
  • My parents enjoying our villa's private hot tub!
 of 5 bubbles 578ciarag, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“be prepared for a walk uphill, but well worth it”
 of 5 bubbles ScotlandEartha, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great”
 of 5 bubbles Sue149, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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