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Orquidea del Sur

km 12 Ostinol Road, Playa Yankee, Playa Yankee, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Ranked #1 of 1 Playa Yankee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leah F Killcare, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Killcare, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Orquidea del sur with our 4 children along with fiends of ours and their child. The accommodation is excellent, a very high standard, very comfortable, clean and relaxing. The staff are absolutely lovely, very professional and attentive. The owners, Robet and Joanne, are super nice, helpful and friendly. The food is great and the grounds... More

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Windsor, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Orquidea del Sur for 7 nights in the middle of May. First off, let me say a huge thank you to Robert, Joanne, Sarah, Ali and the entire staff for making this stay one of most memorable that we have had anywhere. Their dedication to making each and everyone's vacation relaxing, easy and enjoyable... More

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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The owners and staff are really nice, professional, and hospitable. The owners make sure you have a nice time, they visit your table during breakfast and dinner and have small talk with you and accommodate whatever you need. The views from this place are breathtaking. They have a chef on site, and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Orquidea del Sur exceeded all of my husband and I’s expectations for our trip to Nicaragua. My husband is an avid surfer so I selected Orquidea based on the excellent reviews of the surf at Playa Yankee. You WILL NOT be disappointed! My husband surfed every day, often times twice a day at Playa Yankee; there was no need to... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Orquidea is a hard-to-define hotel with nuances and personal touches galore! You truly have to see it to understand how special it is. It is technically a bed and breakfast with condominium style rooms and breakfast included in your nightly rate, but it is so much more. The owner, Robert, is a hands on host and you feel like his... More

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Basel, Switzerland
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It is the third time we did spend a retreat at Roberts Orchid. We had such a nice time again. Spacious room, giant shower and bathroom, refreshing pool, great food and lots of fun talking and joking around with Robert. Thank you very much for making us feeling welcome. Sure that there will be a fourth time. We are looking... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place caters to every type of traveler. Do you want to write and be left alone? This place will accommodate you. Want to meet other families and splash around in the pool and ocean? This place will accommodate you. Want to have every meal prepared for you? No problem. Want to cook by yourself in your room? No problem.... More

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Tualatin, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Like most have already said, pictures simply do not do this place justice!! We traveled to Nicaragua a week ago for a couple's vacation. Initially, I was unsure if I wanted to be so far away from town (I believe the place is about 10 miles away from San Juan del Sur), but I'm so glad we booked a room... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We decided to go to Nicaragua on a whim for Spring Break. I fortunately found this place searching TripAdvisor and am so thankful I did. Robert was incredibly helpful throughout the booking and planning process. He made wonderful suggestions for activities and sent me a spreadsheet to fill out to help plan it out. We had surf lessons, horseback riding,... More

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Bozeman, Montana
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is a stunning place. Photos simply cannot do it justice. If you are looking for the party/surfing scene, then you should opt for Playa Del Sur. If your desires are for complete serenity with stunning views, amazing rooms and food with outstanding service, then look no farther than Orquidea Del Sur. The entire staff was lovely. Suggestions on here... More

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Address: km 12 Ostinol Road, Playa Yankee, Playa Yankee, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Yankee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Orquidea Del Sur Hotel Playa Yankee
Orquidea Del Sur Nicaragua/Playa Yankee

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Orquidea Del Sur, a casually elegant tropical boutique B&B for the discriminating traveler, has 5 well appointed suites (kitchenette, hot running water, air conditioners and fans), each with a porch and spectacular view of the Pacific shores of Playa Yankee, a premier surfing beach. Immaculate gardens flow around, two infinity pools, connecting waterfall, rancho, conversation fire pit, and the main house’s conversation lounge, dining, billiard, and library areas. An incredible collection of venues to relax and enjoy, in the ambiance of your own tranquil and secure resort, the perfect mix of sun, sea and sky that will encourage you to sit back, enjoy, and create the experience of a lifetime. ... more   less 
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