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Arco Iris Lodge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went fancy and stayed in the honeymoon suite. A two-story revelation, the space includes a hot tub, two porches, a kitchen and a four-poster bed. Even the stone shower was exceptional. We could barely get Wifi but you can easily access the Web otherwise either via 3G or LTE if you want to pay. The location is exceptionally convenient...

Thank Rodneyho
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in a standard room and 4 nights in the house. Both met our expectations. The house was great for us because we could do some cooking and we enjoyed the extra space. And the two white horses just over the fence, and the birds. Beautiful setting. The staff, Emilio, Bernie, and John were extremely helpful in...

Thank Bob M
Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great lodge. At the end of town so can walk there for meals. But, you actually in a forrest. Porches with chairs to relax at all the rooms, horses on the property. .Manager very nice and helpful. Very close to orchid garden and butterfly garden. Can walk to both.

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I choose Arco Iris Lodge in Santa Elena after reading reviews in different medias. Before booking I exchanged numerous mails with John. Travelling without a private car, I wanted to be sure to reach the lodge (we came from Arenal Observatory Lodge), to take part to different excursions (we went to two different excursions, and Adrian the guide he recommended...

1Thank Anne D
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stayed here in room 18 for 3 nights as part of a 3 week tour of Costa Rica. We were in a 'superior' room which was nice but right at the front of the property near the main road. It was quite noisy during the day and early evening, but not unduly so, but we found the nights quiet...

Thank oak21
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The location of this hotel is great but if you have the room close to the front (e.g. 19 or 20), it is noisy all night long. You can hear the motorcycles driving. I had to put ear plugs to block out the noise. The other problem is that the second floor windows don't have screens so you can't leave...

Thank Negin H
Wilmington, NC
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place if you are staying in Santa Elena. We absolutely loved the hotel. The construction and woodworking is wonderful. The pictures are as good as it is in reality. The staff are fantastic and helped us out in anyway they could. It was our son's birthday and the ladies in the restaurant even made him a special...

1Thank ltrivett
Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Amazing hotel! The front desk staff helped us plan multiple activities in the area and they were extremely helpful with their suggestions. The hotel is gorgeous and is in a fantastic location. I highly recommend staying here!

2Thank Jennie S
Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Little cabinas, very cozy. Earplugs recommended for sleeping, because motorbikes passing by are loud, but not fault of hotel. Second time that I have stayed there, loved it. Close to everything. Birds galore on grounds. Delicious inexpensive breakfast.

2Thank poortiny
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My husband and I stayed two nights in the "honeymoon cottage." The cabin was spacious and private with a wonderful shower, small kitchen (which we didn't use) and a large deck that overlooks the lovely grounds. As other reviewers have mentioned, the breakfast is delicious and a great bargain. We appreciated the proximity to restaurants in Santa Elena - Morphos,...

2Thank pegasus4063

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Arco Iris Lodge

Address: Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: $69 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arco Iris Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel Santa Elena
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“Wifi was spotty in the honeymoon suite unless you were on the 2nd floor porch area.”
Rodneyho, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Although they are near the main road, rooms 18, 19, 20 a are good - just take ear plugs”
oak21, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Quietest rooms are farthest from road.”
poortiny, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Standard room had a double and single bed. Windows open for fresh mountain air.”
RichardM379, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“choose upper cabins if you don't want to hear footsteps”
gbogaart, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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