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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 January 2013

The Rainbow Valley Lodge was a great way to start our trip to Costa Rica. It was the perfect escape, beautiful views from the room, private, and no radio or TV which was perfect for us! Rolf set us up on a couple of great tours, horseback riding and a great night tour. He also provided great restaurant recommendations with...

Thank Mary A
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2013

We were in Costa Rica for 2 weeks and staying at Rainbow Valley Lodge was definitely the highlight of our trip. Rolf (the owner) is a remarkable host, and made us feel welcome right from the start. We booked the room less than 24h before arrival, and he was still able to accommodate us and offer us a beautiful cabin...

Thank milanochka
New York City, New York
Reviewed 23 January 2013

This modest guest house is filled with warmth. The location is amazing, its in a valley that is routinely filled with rainbow's. Rolf is an excellent host and will make sure you have a wonderful time in Costa Rica.

Thank Supreme44
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The RVL was the perfect place to stay in Monteverde - simple, yet clean and comfortable room, beautiful views (rainbows included!), helpful host who provided great recommendations, and coatis just hanging out, looking cute! We stayed in the upper room and enjoyed the views from the kitchen area. It was really nice to be outside Santa Elena, and not in...

Thank TravelGloria
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2013

It lives up to its name, with spectacular rainbows most afternoons as there is so much moisture. A nice large cabin, with a big balcony looking out at the forest which covers the steep slope. One or two minor things not working in the cabin, but it was well equiped. A coati came visiting morning and evening, wanting the bananas...

Thank Daniel S
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Hands down, this was our favorite place to stay in Costa Rica! Owner: Rolf, the Minnesotan ex-pat who owns the RVL, is the best! Before we even got to Monteverde, he helped us arrange our jeep-boat-jeep transfer from La Fortuna (and our travel onward to the Pacific coast), and at a price significantly lower than anyone else we met was...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 January 2013

I never wrote a review on tripadvisor, but I found this hotel from tripadvisor and enjoyed it a lot. To express my appreciation for the website, as well as for the hotel, I wrote my 1st review. Thanks! We stayed at lower room in the Rainbow Valley Lodge for 3 nights this holiday season and greatly enjoyed our stay. The...

Thank Janet Z
Reviewed 5 January 2013

This was a great place to stay - lots of wildlife and rainbows! It's a comfortable space with a great view. The room is nice because it has ambient lighting (good for reading) and a separate balcony that makes it feel more spacious.The host is very helpful in booking activities and we had some excellent meals in town. I think...

Thank csb_12
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Of the 7 accommodations on our Costa Rica trip, this was our favorite. We stayed in the cabin with its 3 beds, 2 bathrooms (and 2 showers with hot water pipes), full kitchen, and a porch. There's WIFI and an Internet-connected computer at the office. It cost $60/night but was easily worth $100+. We stayed for 4 nights and were...

Thank Jason C
New Jersey
Reviewed 27 December 2012

As others have said, don't come here expecting luxury - the accommodations are rustic, but comfortable. The location is lovely. While there are no guarantees, I'm betting you will see animals, close up. We stayed for 2 nights in the upper unit and enjoyed the lodge - but what really made the stay for us is the host: Rolf. He...

Thank knitsafghans

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: RM244 - RM505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Rainbow Valley Hotel Santa Elena
Rainbow Valley Lodge Costa Rica/Santa Elena, Monteverde
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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.”
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“We had all kitchen amenities and enjoyed staying in and taking in the view.”
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