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Orquidea del Sur

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km 12 Ostinol Road, Playa Yankee | San Juan Del Sur, Playa Yankee, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Spokane, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One might describe this property as "homey" ~ certainly not luxury. Most of what other reviews say about the people & owners is fairly accurate. Nice property, although small. Must keep curtains drawn for privacy and thus shut out the view. Rooms are clean and spaciious, Tired decor and lacking in amenities. For example, one large Kirkland shampoo bottle; tiny... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most spectacular location we’ve ever stayed in- the views, the service, the grounds- everything was marvelous. This is not a stay at a luxury hotel- this is a family welcoming you onto their lush property, providing a staff for your every whim, driving you around the area, cooking up whatever you feel like- very gracious hosts. They... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Joanne and Robert and all the staff are so welcoming. You would think you are part of the family. Robert drove us down to the beach where Survivor was film and we walked to our hearts desire. The view from the hotel, the infinity pool, the rooms, the different balconies were incredible. We dined outside on a star lite night... More 

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Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our family just finished 7 days at Orquidea and it was relaxing, fun, super clean, tasty food. The staff are amazing, they cutest dogs and bunnies and the most adorable one of a kind granddaughter. We went horseback riding, surfing, ATV, zipling, visits to local village and restaurants - napped in the afternoon on the hammocks and enjoyedcocktails by the... More 

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Texas
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our family of 4 (with two teens) spent 2 nights al Orquidea, and it was perfect. Joanne and Robert were fantastic hosts and the staff is just wonderful. I won't go into a detail review of the accommodations, since others have summarized it very well, but I will say the pictures just don't do it justice. The location, grounds, rooms... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have no other words to describe this place. Joanne, Robert and all staff made us feel very welcomed, feel like visiting your old friends. The rooms are large, comfortable and nicely decorated with mixed modern architecture and local Nicaraguan style. The food was fantastic with the genuine home-cooked feeling. In the morning you have a privilege to stroll on... More 

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New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

After a long hiatus from writing reviews, this place inspired me! If you are looking for some seclusion and luxury in Central America, this is an excellent location. Joanne, Robert and their staff, created a luxurious option just South of San Juan del Sur (SJDS). The house has the feel of being in the treetops. Tropical birds surround you, and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We happened upon this hotel searching for waves and was so impressed, we ended up staying two nights instead of one. The hosts were amazing, their staff accommodating and the place is immaculate. We just wish the surf was better, but that wasn't any fault of the hosts. We heard that when the surf is bigger, the point break in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Orquidea is an exceptional place for many reasons. The rooms are exceptional. The view of the Pacific is outstanding. The care given to guests is exceptional. The biggest reason Orquidea is such a fine place is because of the hands on care and guidance the owners give in eveything they do. It shows in many wanys. The staff are careing... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband I stayed 7 days here - What a great place to escape to! Robert and Joanne really do have a bit of paradise here. The place is immaculately clean, the grounds are beautiful and relaxing. The surrounding area is just as beautiful, the town is a great place to spend the afternoon. Thanks to Sarah, Julio, Alex, and... More 

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