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.
All 6 Santa Elena hotels

Las Orquideas

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Hotel amenities
Las Orquideas
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
You added Las Orquideas to your Saves list
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Santa Elena
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009
abirken Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Write a Review

124 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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 (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Las Orquideas
See the most recent reviews
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

I'm always very surprised at reviews that make no sense. I have read through many of the reviews on this hotel and am shocked that anyone would write anything negative about Las Orquideas. This charming little hotel is family run and more along the lines of a BnB. The owner was very accommodating and helped us with anything we needed.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Richardson, TX
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2009

What a great way to end our trip to Costa Rica. This adorable gem of a hotel is only 10 minutes to the airport. If it weren't for the road noise, you would swear you were in the middle of paradise. Everywhere you look there is lush greenery and flowers. Nature trails ring the property and lead you to tropical... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

Las Orquideas is more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel, and it´s certainly a no frills "hotel." I don´t think there are more than 7 rooms. The owner and her son and daughter-in-law all live here in separate rooms, so there are really only 4 rooms for rent. The owner is very nice and hospitable. She lived in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

We stayed at Las Orquideas the first night we arrived in Costa Rica. We wish we could have spent more time there because it was very peaceful and quaint. I was a little nervous about the location at first because I had read other reviews that said it was a bit off the beaten path but we didn't agree with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berkeley, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

I agree with what the other reviewers have said. Friendly staff person, Ana. Great views, both down to the bay and across the street to the horse farm. Noisy wind all night long, which might bother some and did reduce going outside to admire the view. Internet: it wasn't working when we got there. We fixed it (the sysadmin was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cerritos, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2009

We arrived to Las Orquideas from Arenal and stayed here for 3 nights. The hotel is well kept and clean and the water pressure is great here. The breakfast is very good and great start for the early morning hikes or excursions. We arrived by shuttle and compared Las Orquideas to the hotels in the area and we were very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

We just spent three days at the hotel and thought it was great. In response to an earlier negative review we thought the place was clean, well kept and very friendly. Folks, this is a one star hotel so no you don't have a TV or phone in the room. But the room is larger than you would expect, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2009

This hotel is more like a B & B which was just fine with my son & me. It gave us a chance experience Tico life more. At first we were given a very small room with 1 bed. I was feeling rather claustraphobic & asked to be switched. The owner had no problem giving us a larger room with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Washington, D.C.
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Las Orquideas for two nights, based largely on favorable reviews on tripadvisor. It was a mistake. I can only assume that the ratings are based primarily on value, because it was not a comfortable place to be. The room was tiny, and at night, it sounded like the hotel was going to blow over in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for three nights and would recomend it for other people wanting to go to the region of Monteverde. Nidia, the hotel owner was friendly, knowledgeable and went out of her way to make us feel at home. The hotel was not fancy but met all of our criteria. Inexpensive, clean, close to town (less than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Las Orquideas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Las Orquideas

Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Las Orquideas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Las Orquideas Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Hotel Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

96 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (96)
View from room (8)
Hotel & grounds (23)
Room/suite (28)
Dining (8)
Bathroom (1)
Pool/beach area (2)
Other (26)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay