El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Bajos del Toro, Bajos del Toro

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19.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19.5
8
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

I loved the location and the peaceful atmosphere. I was looking for a retreat off the beaten path and I found it. There is no wifi in the rooms, which I loved because it forced me to spend some quality time with myself. :) the hikes are amazing and no, you don't need a guide. I did the cultural tour in town and made tortillas at Doña Olga's house. The hotel is all about sustainibility and provides ESL classes to all of uts employees. The hotel also provides local jobs for the people in town and considering where Bajos del Toro is located, I'm sure that makes life much easier for folks. Erika gave me a message and she was AWESOME! Kenneth was my guide in town - he knows so much about Orchids. If you can appreciate being among the people and learning about their culture, this place is worth it. I do recommend using the hotelms transportation because the road to the hotel is narrow and windy - ask for Jimmy!

What the hotel could do better:

i would recommend heated floors in the bathroom if they ever renovate the suites.

Glendaliz M

Stayed June 2015

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Hotel Description

Costa Rica was doing ecotourism before anyone else was, so it’s no surprise that this most socially-minded of tropical paradises would be among the first to update the industry to fit the very current trend of green-luxury fusion. El Silencio Lodge, deep in the country’s mountainous jungle region, is luxury travel for the “Inconvenient Truth” generation.

It’s environmentalism gone high-end, not the other way around. Guests are expected to appreciate the use of natural cleaning products and low-consumption light bulbs along with the high-thread count sheets and the private hot tub. And if simply patronizing such a worthy establishment feels inadequate, the resort also offers the option of offsetting the carbon generated by air travel to Costa Rica, or even a year’s worth of driving, by contributing to the resort’s efforts to preserve the cloud forest.

As ecotourism is best experienced outside of one’s hotel room, El Silencio is designed to help visitors explore the tropical forest via foot, horse, river raft, mountain bike or even zip-line. An “eco-concierge” is always on hand to coordinate various jungle expeditions and to make recommendations based on visitors’ personal interests. When it’s time to unwind, the spa offers a range of treatments, from a simple massage to an hour in the mysterious Conical room, which, we are told, channels the healing powers of the lush jungle setting — and there’s a lovely open-air yoga studio available as well.

The restaurant serves a variety of Costa Rican-inspired international dishes, and the unifying theme is El Silencio’s favorite concept: “wellness.” This extends to the dinner as well as the diner: rest assured that your chicken once roamed happily on a nearby farm, and that your salad greens were allowed to grow blissfully free of chemical pesticides. There’s no red meat on the menu, but if you find that a long day exploring the cloud forest requires nothing less than a steak, the resort won’t judge you; they’ll present you with a voucher for a nearby restaurant.

How to get there:

El Silencio Lodge is 90 minutes from San Jose International Airport. Transfers can be arranged for $150 per way. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 16 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Minimum Stay: 1 nights \nCheck-in: 2:00pm Check-out: 11:00am \nNon-smoking facility \nCan not accommodate pets \nMaximum occupancy per Suite: 4 people \nChildren must be at least 8 years old \nExtra adult pay $50 \nRates include \nA la Carte Breakfast \nWelcome Drink \nPrivate Eco Concierge \nGuided hiking tour to the Mystery Trail, \nComplementary hot chocolate at the restaurant

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Minimum Stay: 1 nights \nCheck-in: 2:00pm Check-out: 11:00am \nNon-smoking facility \nCan not accommodate pets \nMaximum occupancy per Suite: 4 people \nChildren must be at least 8 years old \nExtra adult pay $50 \nRates include \nA la Carte Breakfast \nWelcome Drink \nPrivate Eco Concierge \nGuided hiking tour to the Mystery Trail, \nComplementary hot chocolate at the restaurant

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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