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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would describe Orquidea del Sur as a boutique inn as opposed to a B&B. We had previously stayed at Pelican Eyes and wanted something a bit more intimate and not right in town. Orquide del Sur was the perfect option for our family of 6. San Juan is only 20-25min by car away so clsoe enough to go into... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were blessed to enjoy 4 luxurious filled days and nights in this palace perched above the ocean! Robert and Joanna made this an easy, worry free, fun filled, don't have to lift a finger vacation. From arranging a car from the airport to the hotel, always quick to serve a delicious drink or amazing meal upon request, to the... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week with my husband and sons (13,16yo) as well as another family (6yo and 8yo). Robert and Joanna were very accommodating, staff lovely and attentive without being overbearing. Found the food to be exactly as advertised and very fairly priced. Well prepared with fresh local ingredients, Don't miss out on cerviche or Ruth's fish tacos. The setting is... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from six days at Orquidea with Joanne, Robert, Sarah, Alex and the excellent staff. You'd have to really really stretch to find something not to like about this very well run boutique resort. Four of those days Orquidea was fully booked and two we had the place to ourselves. When it was full it didn't feel crowded... More 

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Spokane, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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32 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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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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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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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