We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Las Orquideas

Certificate of Excellence
| 300 meters south of Santa Elena, frente a la Caballeriza el Rodeo, Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Hotel Las Orquideas
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
Write a Review

136 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    74
    44
    10
    5
    3
See reviews for
29
73
1
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (136)
  • Mar-May only
    (41)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (32)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (15)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (48)
All months
There are newer reviews for Hotel Las Orquideas
See the most recent reviews
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

Great hotel! Great locations! And the owners are so sweet, hospitable, and know from experience all that the beautiful Costa Rica has to offer. We had an unforgettable stay here!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

For the price, it's a great deal. It's not luxurious but it is a nice place to stay. It's close to town. The owner is very helpful in organizing excursions and the place has a cozy feel. Breakfast is made to order which is very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

Walking distance to town. Owner is extremely friendly and speaks perfect English as she lived in the US for many years. Breakfast was very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reno, Nevada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

I have seen all of the reviews for this hotel and would like to clear up some misconceptions that everyone may have about this hotel and tripadvisors placement in the ratings. Ratings on tripadvisor are done by us, the customers. There is no official "star" rating system with professional travel writers making recommendations. The fact that Las Orquideas is rated... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
San Diego, CA USA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2011

We got to the hotel and were amazed by the detail of the construction of the place. You feel like you are in a large modern log cabin. The manager is very nice but doesn't speak English so it may be a little inconvenient to people who don't know any Spanish. The place is immaculately clean. We made our own... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Grafton, Wisconsin
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

The place we stayed at was very nice also very clean. they cooked break fast for us in the morning it was very good a typical Costa rican meal rice and beans, eggs how every you want them and some oj. The lady that runs it is from Mississippi so she speaks English and Spanish very well. it seems like... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2010

This B&B was decent. It was clean and quiet. It has a beautiful view out the back. It's a 5-10 minute walk down to the center of town. During the day the walk isn't bad, but at night it was a little sketchy. There is no sidewalk to walk on for about half the walk. The website says that they... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

This place was comfortable, clean, bright, and Lisa the manager/concierge was very helpful with booking trips and excursions (though I believe it helps if you speak Spanish). The rooms are a bit worn and the sheets, furniture, bathroom a bit old, but squeaky clean and absolutely doable for the price. I'd say it's a good value, especially in the remote... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Wow, I booked this hotel from reading great reviews and boy was I disappointed! Yes the staff is nice, but doesn't speak ANY English! Yes I know I am in Costa Rica, but still! She could not help us book excursions, she couldn't even recommend a place to eat! And last but not least the walls were so thin I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Gainesville, FL
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

We were a group of 4 couples who stayed here 3 nights and loved it! The rooms open onto a large common area with TV and dining area. It was perfect for a group or even individuals. The hotel is warm and inviting like a B&B with a lovely back area for viewing the twin waterfalls and gorgeous hills sloping... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

96 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (96)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (23)
Viewed
Room/suite (28)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (26)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay