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“Spectacular setting”
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Orquidea del Sur
Ranked #1 of 1 Playa Yankee B&B and Inns
Montreal, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Spectacular setting”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

Couldn't be a more beautiful or (as mentioned) spectacular setting. Breathtaking is the most apt description for this amazing place. It is as beautiful as any setting anyone could hope to find...anywhere. As wonderful as the place was and as authentic and genuine as the people are, the owner (Robert) is a truly gracious host - he is extremely kind and always looking for ways top make your stay even better - whether is be setting you up on a guided tour of Grenada, or changing his Sunday afternoon plans to take you to the local (and very real) rodeo in Esquimaquita. Robert was a superb host and his kindness makes you feel very much on vacation!

Room Tip: All the rooms were amazing - super clean with huge bathrooms
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Absolutely brilliant and really nice people. The interaction with the locals is great and arranged some great activities for us too, most particularly the horse riding. If you're not on a tight budget and need to get away from Everything for a few days this is heaven!

  • Stayed April 2011
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Me and my husband stayed 2 weeks at Orquidea Del Sur and time passed so fast it was incredible.The place is wonderful the view of the Pacific ocean is incredible and from up there you can see birds ,monkeys and wonderful sunsets never the same day after day.

Everybody at Orquidea is so nice they will go out of their way to make your stay wonderful.
We went on excursions in the country with Sarah,Herold and Robert fishing cray fish in wild rivers it was incredible we also did an excursion with Rancho Chilimate horseback riding it was really great not to be missed as for going around you can get your own personal driver (very reliable working for Orquidea)and go where ever you want
Granada, San Juan Del Sur etc...
The food is great we had almost all of our meal there breakfast,lunch,dinner.
You always get fresh coffee on your private balcony every morning when you wake up you can also get fresh fruit juice if you want.
The beach is about 10 minutes walk down the hill there is almost nobody there you can be alone all afternoon it is like your private own beach and the water is very warm but if you don't like waves just stay by the pool you will still get the view and can ear the waves crashing down below.
Anyway we recommend Orquidea Del Sur for your next vacation you will not regret it the place looks even better than on the pictures.

Thank you again to everybody at Orquidea

Room Tip: All rooms are very nice but our room was # 1 very spacious , very nice view and very comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

We loved the resort. There are five rooms and we were the only guests for a week. The service was amazing. We woke up to coffee and juice on our porch each morning. We walked into the large modern kitchen each morning to order our breakfast and then sat outside to eat and enjoy the view. We had romantic dinners and also enjoyed dinner with the Canadian owners.

We paid our bill and tips at the very end before we left. We did not have to worry about paying for individual things the whole week such as the airport ride/touring stops/lunch, surf board rental, meals, drinks, ride to town, etc.

My husband practiced his Spanish with the very friendly and helpful staff. We walked down to the empty, beautiful beach each day or read books by the pool. The weather was perfect and we slept with AC some nights and with the door open other nights.

This was an adult vacation for us to get away from our little children and relax. It is a 20 minute bumpy ride to the fun surfer town so we only went into town once. The trip was a romantic/private get away.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed March 21, 2011

My father and I take a yearly trip south of the boarder and this is the nicest/cleanest/coolest place we have stayed. The service is second to none! The property is situated about 10 min walk from Playa Yankee and about a 2 min drive. The views are awesome. We were the only guests there for 5 days and we were treated like royalty. There is no other place to stay in the San Juan Del Sur area!!

  • Stayed January 2011
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Stoney Creek
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2011

This is truly a magical spot. My husband and I had the entire location to ourselves (very lucky) and it was outstanding. From the moment we arrived, our every desire was catered to by the most attentive and courteous staff. The facilities at Orquidea are well maintained and clean. Our room was very spacious and everything was in excellent working order. We will certainly return one day.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nevada
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Reviewed February 26, 2011

We returned last week from two weeks in Nicaragua. Following a great trip down and back up the length of the Rio San Juan, we wanted a place to relax and unwind before returning home. We couldn't have picked a better spot than Orquidea del Sur. Absolutely a beautiful setting with wonderful hosts, Bob and Joanne, great food and a caring staff. Really did not want to come home.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Orquidea del Sur
Address: km 12 Ostinol Road, Playa Yankee | San Juan Del Sur, Playa Yankee, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Yankee
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Yankee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hola and welcome to Orquidea del Sur, your private villa south of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Overlooking the renowned surf break at Playa Yankee, Orquidea del Sur commands a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean that is every bit as breathtaking as you would hope. We promise. With over 8000 square feet of living space, spectacular gardens, and two award winning swimming pools, the villa has everything you expect from a luxury vacation rental. The manicured gardens are filled with flowers, visited by all sorts of tropical birds including parakeets and toucans, and even monkeys stop by. Prepare your meals under cathedral ceilings in the fully appointed gourmet kitchen and enjoy them in one of several dining areas throughout the property. One of our favourite spots is on the patio overlooking the pool at sunset. After the sun goes down, you can retire to the house for a game of pool or simply relax with one of the books from the library. Each of the three bedrooms has a spectacular ocean view and large ensuite bathroom. With its own living area and balcony, you may never want to leave the 1000 square foot master bedroom or its large soaker bathtub. Should you require extra space, there are also 4 apartments available at a small additional cost. Sorry, the apartments can only be rented in conjunction with the main house and are not available for separate rental. Whatever you decide to do with your time here, you'll be doing it in a truly one of a kind setting. Orquidea del Sur has been a labour of love for us and we look forward to sharing it with you, our guests. Enjoy. Robert and Joanne - Owners ... more   less 
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