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Las Orquideas

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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Santa Elena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2008

This is a great place. we have stayed their twice, once in 2005 (Garden season) and again in 2008 (Summer season) Nidia treats everyone like they are part of the family. They speak English well and they will help you with any tours, questions or help. Great breakfast, clean rooms and they have a nice view overlooking the valley and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

the hotel staff isn't the brightest crayon in the box but nice. only go here if you speak spanish as no one speaks english. the place kinda smelled like dog bum because of the old dog that was in the main lobby area. the room was clean and comfortable. good luck sleeping if it's windy, the palm trees might start... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

As you enter the village of Santa Elena you will see the intimate eight room Hotel Las Orquideas. The interior of the lobby and rooms are beautifully done in richly grained native woods giving the whole area a warm feeling. The personable owners enhanced this warm feeling. The Oliverio’s are Ticos who lived for an extended period of time in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

I had a terrible experience at this hotel, I made my reservation through costaricalink-flamingo link. So when I arrived at the hotel the hotel owner would not honor our reservation and we were not allowed to stay there. And they will not refund my money.

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NOC48, Owner at Las Orquideas, responded to this review

We deeply regret not being able to accomodate these tourists. Had we at Hotel Las Orquideas had received a reservation request from Flamingo Link and returned to them a reservation confirmation, we certainly would have honored this voucher. But as we stated before, we had no knowledge of the reservation, confirmed or much less received moneys for these guests. For... More

Queens, NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2008

This place was so nice!... The woman who owns this place is amazing.. She is so nice and makes the best breakfasts, which are included. The rooms were big and very clean. The view from the back of the hotel is incredible.. you can actaully see a waterfall from the look-out point. The hotel is just like 5 minutes away... More

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

We stayed at Las Orquideas for 2 nights. I was hesitant at first about this place because I originally sent email for reservation but got no reply, so I called to confirm but was not very successful as I speak no Spanish (my fault) and the person on the other end of the phone spoke no English. I had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2007

GREAT place!!! we have nothing but good things to say. we spent 4 nights and it was hard to leave. to first and only place in costa rica which really felt like home. the hotel is conveniently located 5 minutes from the city. the rooms are very clean and nicely decorated, the view from the back porch is amazing, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2007

This small family run hotel within walking distance of town was our favorite out our entire 2 week trip. The innkeeper and her family made us feel at home. The wood paneled rooms were warm and cozy, with comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms and large tiled showers. Breakfast was included and cooked to order what ever time we meandered out of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2006

This is an excellent little b&b on the entrance road to the main Santa Elena village in Monteverde, (5 minute walk into the centre.) Very friendly and helpful owners who make you feel very welcome. However, possibly the best aspect of Las Orquideas is the view from the back three bedrooms. The relatively new building sits on the edge of... More

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Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
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Las Orquideas Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Hotel Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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