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    El Silencio Lodge & Spa

    El Silencio Lodge, Bajos del Toro 21203, Costa Rica
    +1 866-446-4053
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    06/11/2017 07/11/2017
    Traveller (638)
    Room & Suite (249)
    Dining (70)
    • Excellent83%
    • Very good12%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “hot tub” (77 reviews)
    “eco concierge” (58 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Hot Tub
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Accessible rooms
    Laundry Service
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

    My husband and I stayed here for the first three nights of our honeymoon. The facilities are gorgeous and our riverside suite felt like a very upscale cabin. Beautiful wood everywhere. The food in the restaurant is very good and fresh. There were special details...More

    Thank Krueger- D
    Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded 22 December 2015

    Thank you so much for your visit and kind insights. We are reviewing your comments carefully and will promptly address the inconveniences you encountered. The Eco-Concierge figure is a special part of the El Silencio experience. We will review the marketing materials to best reflect...More

    Reviewed 19 December 2015

    The on-site waterfalls, trout pond, chicken ranch, and greenhouse make this a wonderful eco-friendly boutique hotel. Hot water bottles at night and afternoon hot chocolate and a cookie were also a treat. a word of caution: the meal plan is less than ideal: $40 per...More

    Thank SLNeuman
    Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded 22 December 2015

    Greetings and thanks for your kind review! It was a pleasure to be your hosts. Our meal plan includes an a-la-carte options that feature an appetizer, a main dish, and dessert. We hope to highlight Costa Rica's signature fresh flavors. We also offer the flexible...More

    Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

    If you want to relax and unwind this is your place. Absolutely beautiful mountains with mist and drizzle. The hotel is wonderful. Very nice helpful "Pura Vida" staff, gorgeous rooms, delicious personal hot tub and the food to die for. PS Hummingbirds will visit your...More

    Thank Ana C
    Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded 11 December 2015

    Pura Vida greetings Ana! We wholeheartedly agree... there is something inherently relaxing in the gently mist of the cloud forest. It is a pleasure to showcase this serenity. Please return very soon!

    Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

    We stayed at El Silencio for one night en route across Costa Rica. The only regret we have is that it wasn't for longer! We were welcomed with hot towels and a delicious cocktail and the attention to detail continued from there - such as...More

    Thank simoncarr60
    Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded 8 December 2015

    Greetings! Thank you so much for your brief but intense visit :) It was a pleasure to be your hosts. We deeply appreciate your thoughtful post about the hospitality you experienced. Our goal is to provide a warmly welcoming ambiance that stands out for heartfelt,...More

    Reviewed 5 December 2015

    While the grounds are beautiful, there's noting to do otherwise without driving 45 minutes. You are held hostage. No TV in rooms and Wifi spotty at best in rooms. Many guest hung out in "lodge" just to have Internet service. The staff is poorly trained...More

    Thank Pam S
    Response from MariaJBIslita, Outreach Manager at El Silencio Lodge & SpaResponded 8 December 2015

    Saludos Pam and Mike! We appreciate your visit and thank you for taking the time to write two reviews. Providing us with your individual perspectives is very helpful. It is regretful that your experience did not meet your expectations and we are carefully reviewing your...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Minibar
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    • Restaurant
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$229 - US$774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
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    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Alajuela >
    • Bajos del Toro
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    • El Silencio Hotel Bajos Del Toro
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    Traveller (638)
    Room & Suite (249)
    Dining (70)
    Hotel & Grounds (480)
    Family and Play Areas (12)
    Bathroom (6)
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    2 March 2017|
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    Response from MariaJBIslita | Property representative |
    Thanks to everyone for helping out with the answer. Daytime arrival is a must, 4:30pm at the very latest, but as early as possible. You do not need an SUV vehicle and GPS works well. However, please make sure that you... More
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    30 January 2017|
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    Response from MarcusMUC83 | Reviewed this property |
    zip lining was USD 50
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    19 January 2017|
    Response from MariaJBIslita | Property representative |
    Hi Tony! El Silencio Lodge & Spa is located on the opposing face of Poas Volcano's crater. We can certainly help you plan a Sunday excursion, strongly suggesting leaving early in the morning since the drive takes about 1.5... More
    Room Tips
    "Listen to the advice of staff-they know all about the ecosystem and area-all are long term staff there."
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    "The basic rooms are amazing. I would not say an upgrade is worth it."
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    "Riverside suites are very tranquil"
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    "Be prepared to get your heart pumping. There are lots of steps, except for the riverside suites."
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