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Las Orquideas
Santa Elena, Costa Rica   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Santa Elena
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent two nights in Las Orquideas, it was okay, don't expect much more for the price.

The breakfast was good, hearty and typical. The bath was clean and the water pressure was very appreciated (rare enough to be noted!).

The beds however weren't comfortable at all, hard and we could feel every bed spring. We also found some dark hair in the polar sheets.

Don't expect much privacy, the walls are as thin as paper...the snoring guy next door seemed to sleep very well!

Stayed July 2014
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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
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great place. If you are staying just for a few days, this is a great alternative. 2 or 3 blocks of the town (Walking distance). Basic accommodations but enough for us (Family of 4). Includes breakfast. You feel like you are at home. Make sure you know there are only 2 or 3 places in the city that have a pool. The owner very friendly and flexible. My only complaint is that we stayed in a detached building so there was no WI-FI (In case is a necessity for you). Monteverde is a very small town anyway. I don’t recommend staying more than a couple of nights.

Carlos

Room Tip: The detached rooms are definitely bigger. In the one we stayed it was for 7 but we were 4. The one i...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My husband and I loved the time with spent with owners Nidia and Dan and their responsive staff. The hotel is all wood and polish floors with a great deck for viewing birds and jungle. The healthy breakfasts were an unexpected delight as we enjoyed our morning feasts with other guests and heard of their adventures. My only regret is that I won't be at Las Orquideas this August-September when the Bellbirds descent en masse into the trees of Las Orquideas and deliver their resonant calls to all listeners. Nidia, our "hostess with the most-est," arranged a top-notch bird watching guide to show us the stunning birds of Monteverde. I highly recommend Las Orquideas.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Las Orchídeas is a small, personal hotel situated some 500 meters outside the tiny centre of Santa Elena. It is easy to walk into town. The hotel is situated on the brim of the deep canyon, with wild nature just outside the window - and with visiting coatis and whitefaced monkeys! We received very good service and got many a good (as it turned out) advice from Nidia, the owner and hostess of the hotel. She also took time to sit with us and tell us many interesting things - and she helped us organise whatever excursions and trips we wanted to make.
Breakfast was good and big, the hotel was clean and nice, and beds were comfortable. We had some very good days here!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chittenden, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

What a warm welcome my family and I received at Las Qrquideas! The delightful owner Nidia greeted me by name at the door, gave us a tour of our family suite and the hotel property, and provided wonderful suggestions and personal connections that added so much to our visit to the area. She is a gem. Our early morning coffee and breakfasts were fresh and delicious, served in the charming little dining area. Wish we were there right now!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

I strongly recommend this hotel. Very clean. Good breakfast. The owner of the hotel is such a wonderful lady. She is honest and warm-hearted. I had cough there. She gave me some tonic and I was cured and able to sleep well last night. She also gave me very honest suggestions about what to see and where to eat. You won't regret for staying there.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very clean hotel, hard to believe, with all the dust from the road outside ;))
Nidia, the owner, was very helpful with all the questions we had.
I loved all the coatis outside on the balcony, so cute. They feed them bananas and they loved it :))
Thanks for a nice time in your unique hotel :))

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Santa Elena
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Also Known As:
Las Orquideas Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Hotel Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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