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Las Orquideas

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars NEW

Spent 3 nights, well located, breakfast variety, room sizes ample, hospitality , service, clean, family atmosphere, coatis & monkey to see just out our window. Only negative rooms are not sound proof.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and owner were very nice. The hotel is pretty well located as city center is not too far a walk. If you have a vehicle like we did, you will be ok. Room was $70.00, which is not pricey in the area, but rooms are quite ordinary. In fact, rooms are small, rustic (very outmoded) and walls seem... More 

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm and inviting environment. Rooms are clean and the homemade breakfast was delicious The real gem though is the lovely owner Nidia. She helped us in so many ways and went above and beyond to make our stay with 2 children an enjoyable experience... 1.I inadvertently left my iPhone at prior hotel in La Fortuna-Nidia facilitated a shuttle service to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Las Orquideas is situated outside the tourist bustle of Santa Elena and Monteverde, but near enough to be comfortably walkable, even in the wind and rain we experienced in late January. The service was good, though the breakfasts were a bit spare. Wifi speeds were (surprisingly) very high, higher than some places you'd find in New York! The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be put off with this more simple, small hotel. The owner and all her staff were quite simply lovely. Of all the Hotels we stayed in recently in quite a trek through Costa Rica this one gave us the most hospitality. Room more than adequate and good value. First floor, comfy bed with pristine bathroom and plenty of hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were excellent, both welcoming and professional. The location is set at the southern end of Santa Elena, close enough to walk to town or in the other direction to the lookout for the sunset. You really need a car though, the distances for the sights and parks are quite far and the access to the area is limited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taking the 6am bird walk at nearby Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, and needed a local place to sleep so we could get to the preserve at 6am. Las Orquideas was a good choice. It is very clean, and the room was basic but comfortable. The bathroom was very modern and spacious, with nice tiling throughout, and a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The hotel was clean, simple. Beautiful view, it backs up to a very deep ravine. Monkeys and coatis outside in the morning. The owner is very nice, very helpful, speaks english. The staff were all very kind and helpful. breakfast was good. I liked this hotel very much and would certainly recommend it to others but I will offer a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed here for three nights and it was great! The room is nice and clean. Bathroom is good and there is hot water in the shower. Breakfast is nice and homely, prepared while you are there. The view from the hotel is amazing, and we got to see white faced monkeys right outside our window! Nidia is a great host... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The hotel has more of B&B feel which we love. The hotel is neat and clean. Beautiful grounds, modern rooms and solid breakfast. The best feature is the owners. My significant other had a hard time with very itchy insect bites. The wife is a former nurse and gave my Sig, O, some meds that really helped her. One night... More 

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Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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Las Orquideas Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Hotel Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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