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“Perfection.”
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Orchid Tree
Ranked #3 of 7 Atenas B&B and Inns
Newcastle, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfection.”
Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful setting amongst the trees, the Orchid Tree was perfect after battling the traffic of San Jose.
The rooms are clean and tidy, the bed was better than we were expecting. The living and dining area is open air, very relaxing to chill and read a book with a bottle of wine. Pool looks very inviting and breakfast was excellent.
We only stayed 1 night but could have stayed a week!
Brad is a very accommodating, providing excellent directions and a map of the local town with all restaurants and sights marked out.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

Been meaning to write a review ever since returning to the States from Costa Rica, just a month ago. Had the pleasure of staying at the Orchid Tree for a full week in January. What a great place to stay! The owners were so welcoming and so positively meticulous about their Orchid Tree and everything they do. They made me feel right at home. i have traveled a great deal in the states and abroad, and can say the Orchid Tree experience is certainly in my top 5.They know the local area and all of Costa Rica so well- and were a tremendous resource regarding the ins and outs of Costa Rica. The daily breakfast affair they served..was varied and just fantastic, awesome, delicious, etc.!! pick the positive adjective! Was a pleasure to stay at the Orchid Tree..thanks so much!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We started and ended our holiday at this lovely bed and breakfast. The pool was absolutely lovely, breakfast was always tasty. The owner was very considerate, and awoke extra early to prepare a breakfast and take away snack for our early morning flight out.

Atenas is also a great place to park yourselves and explore the country; a day trip away from many attractions, yet out of the chaos of the big city.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

As everyone else who has stayed here clearly attests to, this is an oasis in the central valley of Costa Rica run by a very thoughtful, considerate couple who are clearly pros in the business and know how to make any guest feel welcome and comfortable.

If there were more people like this in the world running B&Bs, hotels would go out of business fast.

Thanks for a great stay and i'll be back at the next opportunity :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Vancouver - Sarasota - Atenas
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not a single detail overlooked in easily one of the, if not THE, most casual and comfortable treasures in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

The Orchid Tree in Atenas is strategically ideal for those travelers who like to have the best of both worlds: the B&B is located just off highways 3 and 27, which both take you to either San Jose or the beaches in a little over 20 minutes. It is a comfortable and safe neighborhood with everything the city of Atenas has to offer in strike distance. After about 10 minutes on the property, I knew that I was going to love it, after staying there for a couple of weeks I never wanted to leave. I cannot say enough good things about his retreat and the people who run it. Everything was superb, from the rooms (I stayed in room 1 and 2), to the breakfast, to the pool, to the hosts! I enjoyed breakfast with the other guests and chatting with owners. This is the best B&B I have ever stayed in - and I have toured the world a lot. Go there, you’ll love it, hands down.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Madison, WI
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Once we found this little gem we were able to relax and enjoy our stay. The rooms were comfy. Some rooms did not have air but being up in the hillside, the air was pleasantly cool and an air conditioner wasn't needed. The owners go out of their way to make you feel at home. We arrived tired from a long drive. Hungry and not wanting to get back into the car again, they offered to bring back a pizza when they were coming back from town. We were able to sit back and relax in their outdoor living area while they were out. Breakfast in the morning was tasty. Our only regret is that we only had one night there. We would have loved lounging at their pool for a day! The only reason I rate this property a 4 is that it was hard to find. Otherwise the hospitality, rooms, and experience was 5 star all the way. Excellent B&B.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Leesville, South Carolina
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Recently my wife Pam and I spent a week at the Orchid Tree. This was our second trip to Costa Rica. Our first was 13 years ago and it was the "resort" experience. This trip we wanted to experience the local scene. We chose Atenas after researching climate, attractions that were within driving distance and away form the tourist hot spots. We found the Orchid Tree on the internet and it looked like the perfect place, and it was. The owners Pat and Brad treated us like family. Every morning we would rise early and go out onto the veranda to enjoy our morning Costa Rican coffee and to pick up the mangos that had fallen during the night. Then Pat would fix us a wonderful breakfast. Some days we ate by ourselves and other days we enjoyed the company of other guests. Now I have to say that my wife fell in love with Buddy, the Orchid Tree's resident little dog. Both Pam and Buddy seemed to look for each other every morning. Pat and Brad were most accommodating and went out of their way for us. The Orchid Tree was neat and clean and had everything we needed. Brad, "the map writer", was always there to draw us a map to where we were going that day. Never got lost, just turned around a few times. Pam and I highly recommend the Orchid Tree to anyone looking for the "perfect" place to stay. We miss all our friends at the Orchid Tree and look forward to our next trip.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Orchid Tree
Address: Calle Oratorio, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Atenas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Atenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small and intimate bed and breakfast inn, just 20 minutes from the main airport in Costa Rica (SJO) and only 45 minutes from the Pacific coast. We are ideally located in the valley of Rio Grande, Atenas – the perfect base for exploring lush rainforest, enchanting cloud forest, raging rivers, cascading waterfalls, bubbling volcanoes, artisan villages and coffee plantations. ... more   less 
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