Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

5.0 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
5.0 Room cleanliness
5.0 Service & staff
4.9 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York

Great hotel

Posted Feb 9, 2017
Great hotel, great dining, wonderful people, amazing sunsets and property filled with nature and life.
5 out of 5
by Jonathan

Very romantic and private

Posted Jan 29, 2017 on Hotels
Very romantic and private. Beautiful sunsets, ocean and green mountain views, hiking, drinks and great pool. This is an amazing remote 5-room hotel in a mountain jungle setting, you need a 4x4 to get there off the 243 highway, longitude and latitude for Google maps is 9.309196,-83.777718 a very small sign on North-side of the road, then a right turn down at 9.309429,-83.779363 straight on dirt road for about 4km. GOOGLE MAPS is WRONG BTW, this is correct. Once your there is no need to leave as the fresh local food the chef prepares is perfect and delicious. The owners are wonderful people from Canada originally and Maureen emailed us in advance to ask about all our food preference. I want to go back just to eat. I believe all three meals were included in the room price, breakfast for sure. I am still in Costa Rica while writing this and did not see my bill yet. We loved it.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from boston, ma

Posted Jan 18, 2015
Cons: Not a thing!
Location: The beauty of the location is that all I is available right on the property: hiking, wildlife, fine dining, luxurious accommodation, sunset views.
Too short, but both relaxing and exciting, in beautiful setting with fabulous hosts who create a lovely and very special environment that was exciting and relaxing at the same time. Views are breathtaking, bird and wildlife viewing excellent, easy walks to more difficult hikes all available.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wilmington, NC

Jungle Oasis

Posted May 15, 2014
Pros: The Room The People The Food The View The ability to Relax Completely
My husband and I went here on our first stop on our honeymoon. We stayed in the Mongo Congo--it was a beautiful room! We both loved the indoor shower that makes you feel like you're showering in the middle of the jungle--and who doesn't love a beautiful canopy bed?! It was the perfect place for us to go after all the hustle and bustle and wedding planning. The nature surrounding the lodge was fabulous--we went hiking around the property every day. Definitely check out the natural water slide--it was a lot of fun! It was a bumpy ride to the lodge to say the least, but definitely worth every moment--and once you're there you don't need to leave. There's plenty to do, and the food is excellent. David and his sister were great hosts, and the owners John and Maureen were so sweet and provided great information. The food was WONDERFUL--and I loved that they just made it. We didn't have to order or think about what we wanted to eat, they just have dinner ready for you and it was outstanding every night. We traveled on to Domical after our stay here--I continually told my husband, I just want to go back--everyone was so accommodating and friendly. We stayed three days in April, 2014
5 out of 5
by JE Buckingham from San Francisco Bay area

This place is remote, but worth it!

Posted Mar 17, 2013 on Hotels
Rìo Magnolia is down a loooong (30-45 minutes) 4-wheel drive "road" and you need to know that before you book. This is not a pop-in, pop-out destination. It IS a destination on its own: for quiet, jungle sounds, bird-watching, reading, swimming, relaxing, hiking, and sleeping in beautiful accommodations in an absolutely stunning location. John and Maureen are superb hosts and will bend over backwards to make sure that their guests are well cared for. Maureen's cooking is fabulous but, although there are no options to go anywhere else, the cost for dinners, lunches, and all drinks (other than water) is an additional charge commensurate with $$$ dining. A splendid breakfast every morning is included. Also, be aware that the internet is neither reliable, nor available in all areas of the hotel, so if that is a necessity, this is not the place for you. Actually, it is hard to think of Rìo Magnolia as a hotel; rather it is more like the home we all wish we had! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would absolutely return.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Se from Uk

Beautiful place

Posted Mar 8, 2013
Just an amazing beautiful, special place, with fantastic food and the most welcoming hosts ever!! We hope to head back soon!
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

A fantastic place

Posted Feb 22, 2013
Pros: Views, atmosphere and food!
A fantastic place to stay. John and maureen make you very welcome and the lodge is just a beauyiful place, surrounded by rivers and rainforest The food is amazing too...