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Reviewed 28 November 2021

This place is truly a hidden gem
From the airport pick up , the front desk staff, housekeeping staff and my favorite the restaurant staff, juan Carlos, Luis , Alejandro and the chef and his kitchen ream, this is what a team looks like.
Once you are here, you are family, this place is special by all means.
A world away , yet so close
Fantastic homes to waterfalls, a super relaxing hummingbird garden as well as an on site spa, once you come here, you want to come back
Gracias El silencio !!!
What a wonderful place

Date of stay: November 2021
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Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about El Silencio Lodge and the brand of hospitality that we love to craft. It was a true pleasure to be your hosts and we are grateful for letting us fully showcase the hidden wonders of our surroundings and the peaceful charm that characterizes our hospitality. We are thrilled to learn that you are inspired to return. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

What a wonderful stay in this amazing Relais&Chateaux property!
The service is great, friendly and the cuisine is excellent. The location is splendid and really immerses you into the Costa Rican nature. We did many great activities and our guides were very knowledgeable.
A big thank you to Frederic, Marie, Chef Nicolás, Juan Carlos and all the staff that made our stay truly exceptional.
Pura vida !

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2021

Bearing the Relais & Châteaux imprimatur is an honor that we hold dearly. It inspires us to craft unforgettable hospitality experiences to charm and delight our guests. We were delighted to be your hosts, showcasing the uniquely soothing properties of Costa Rica's cloud forest and the many wonderful adventures it holds within.

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Reviewed 18 November 2021

We loved everything about El Silencio Lodge. The Farm to Table dining was delicious. We really liked the Costa Rica cooking style. We tried every homemade soup and loved them all. I am so glad I was able to get a Cappuccino every morning made with skim milk. The bar was great too, they had Fevertree tonic. The tours were outstanding. We hiked to Las Gemarous waterfall and the three waterfalls on site with guides. We had a great whitewater rafting trip with Class II and III rapids. The trip included a guide in a small kayak taking pictures and video of us during the two hour ride on the Sarapiqui River. If you like massages, book one here. We booked a couples massage after the whitewater rafting and it was one of the best we have ever had. The massages are wonderful in Costa Rica. We loved getting into our private hot tub after hiking.

Date of stay: November 2021
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Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2021

To spark an adventure state of mind and a joyful state of being is our ultimate hospitality goal. Thanks so much Judi for sharing the many details that inspired you to fall in love with El Silencio Lodge & Spa and Costa Rica. It was a true pleasure to be your hosts. We love to connect our visitors with our country's authentic culture through adventures, wellness, and gastronomy. And in addition to our many onsite experiences, we are thrilled to help our guests enjoy many of the extraordinary trips and treks that surround us. We hope you return to this special refuge very soon!

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Reviewed 12 November 2021

We came to El Selencio for my wife’s 62nd birthday. Our Room was beautifully appointed with a unique stone hot tub. Being surrounded by rain forest made a lush spectacular location. The people we met were very courteous, warm, and helpful. Overall service was very good. We did have one big disappointment. It was with the meals and menu. We chose this place not only for the location, but with it having its menu offerings coming from their own organic farm. Based on this important factor we secured our reservation. Our dinner on our first night was fish of the day for me and mushroom risotto for my wife, and an appetizer salad of hearts of palm. All were very disappointing. The fish was average and was drowned by overabundance of sauce. The risotto and mushroom dish was bland and very greasy. The appetizer salad was covered in oil. We are very health-conscious and usually pay a lot of attention to what we eat. We hoped that breakfast would be better, but it was served with rock hard toasts, and fruits that seem to have been several days old. The omelet was very greasy, and the avocado toast with beet hummus was bland that both my wife and I ended up with indigestion. With the dinner being so disappointing we decided that we would eat a late lunch and avoid dinner altogether. We chose not to go with the international menu but the typical Costa Rican dish and this was not too bad (thought we have had better). Another thing, the tea and coffee served in enameled metal mugs soon turned cold in the misty air and became unenjoyable. Our Suggestion would be to use ceramic cups during the rainy cold season and enamel mugs when temperature warms up. My wife is a vegan for medical reasons, and we were disappointed that her offerings were so limited. In summary if you are looking for a spectacular location and do not care about the meals, this is a great place to go see green forest and crystal streams.

Date of stay: November 2021
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Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2021

Greetings Reshef! Thanks so much for choosing us for such a special life celebration. We were thrilled to help you craft a meaningful experience surrounded by thoughtful details and the stunning beauty of the forest. We have read your comments with much concern and thank you for taking the time to provide us with specific feedback. As we review them with our Chef, we will pay keen attention to better understand how your dining experience could have been improved. As you point out, our organic garden and fresh farming products are ideally suited to create delightful and healthy dishes. We are reviewing our Vegan options to ensure that there is always an ample selection. And thank you for your observation about the enamel cups! Please do not hesitate to contact us with more details or helpful suggestions. We sincerely appreciate our guests' thoughtful comments and insights. Kindest regards!

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Reviewed 27 October 2021

Stayed here recently for my honeymoon. This place absolutely blew my expectations away in every way possible. The staff is the friendliest I have ever encountered. They know your name from the moment you arrive and always do everything possible to make your day perfect. My wife has food allergies and they were so accommodating and memorized her dietary concerns from day 1. Nevermind the fact that this was the best food we encountered in all of Costa Rica and we stayed at 3 5 star resorts including the four seasons. The property is out of this world. 3 amazing waterfalls on site that will take your breath away. Lots of other amazing things to do. The honeymoon suite was beautiful and comfortable with your own private hot tub. Would absolutely come back and recommend to anybody.

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Guest Relations, Guest Services / Front Office at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2021

Thanks for wowing us with such a special review! We love to enchant our guests with the many superlative experiences that are unique to El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Our stunning surroundings inspire us daily and the result is an authentic brand of hospitality that excels in heartfelt charm and genuine enthusiasm. Fine dining is one of our signature offerings and we are delighted to learn that we were able to fully accommodate your special requests. Already looking forward to your return. Wishing you many years of wonderful Pura Vida together!

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