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Holden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Suiting the local flavor, this is a comfortable, simple lodging with a great view from cottage #1! On the 2nd floor, with a view overlooking the valley and mountains beyond, a/c is not needed in January, with a gentle breeze and comfortable temps, and no mosquito problem. Our queen bedroom has a second, glassed-in room in front with a small...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfe t place to stay in beautiful Monteverde. Christian is helpful, informative. Great tips as to best tours, restaurants, etc. Rooms,beyond spacious, clean, quiet. Will re ommend to anyone coming from far or near.

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belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent a night at the beautiful Rainbow valley lodge. The location of the lodge was great, just 5 minutes drive from Santa Elena city center, 20 minutes from the Monteverde forest. Christian was very helpful and careful, giving us useful tips about the activities that we could do in the area. The room was huge, well equipped, with a...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived and was shown to the chalet we reserved, I was amazed at the view! It was fantastic! Christian and his wife take great pride in RVL. The only issue we had is that there wasn't enough towel rack to dry everything we used. The floor can be slippery when freshly showered. I managed to lock us out...

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent view. Owner is very friendly, helpful and accesible. The place is new, clean and well taken care of. We really enjoyed it. Our only issue was that it was so exposed to the wind that it was difficult enjoy being outside

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very nice cabin. If you don't expect it to be a five star hotel - you will love it. The view is gorgeous. The owner is very nice and helpful. He helped us to organize all our activities. The room is clean. The first night was very windy, we had a filing that the whole cabin is shaking.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at the Lodge from December 28 - 30 and have been very well treated by Chris and his team. He picked us up with his car showing us the way, when we arrived at Monteverde already in the dark from a long drive from Lake Arenal on challenging dirt roads, provided us with all information we...

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Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would highly recommend RVL to anyone headed to the Monteverde area. It's about a 10 minute walk to town, very safe to do any time of day. Christian and his family will help any of your needs, and care very much about their customers. The rooms are well kept, amenities are great (wifi, locking safe, kitchenette) and the views...

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Hilton Head Island
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super nice spot with excellent views and beautiful rainbows. Christian was a great help. Very nice cabinas, very clean and nicely laid out. It is in the quiet side of town and close to everything. I would highly recommend this location.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend. The lodge is cozy, cute, well accommodated (kitchen, silverware, cooking items, coffee, etc.), has a breathtaking view of the mountains, is a short walk from town (15min). Activities pick up and drop off at hotel. Christian is an amazing host who is well prepared and knows his stuff.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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: ₹ 5,252 - ₹ 7,571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Rainbow Valley Hotel Santa Elena
Rainbow Valley Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
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“2nd floor #1 has the best view, suitable for a couple”
  • Front room view
  • Cottage #1 second floor BR
 of 5 bubbles Sande24, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had the family room with terrace”
 of 5 bubbles leclercqeric, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When it's windy - almost always - it could be very noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles skobrin, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper room is the better one due stunning view to valley among the clouds”
 of 5 bubbles bigmarkkk, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Arrive early so you can get the most out of the day ”
 of 5 bubbles 339oweng, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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