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Hotel Las Orquideas

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Bellingham, Washington
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515 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Well-situated little hotel a two minute walk from the downtown/restaurant hub for all of Monteverde and Saint Elena. About nine rooms, and those closer to the street will experience some noise in daytime but after dark, most traffic in or out of town pretty much stops. And this quaint and comfy little hotel is on the road in/out. I'm surprised... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This 'hotel' has a few rooms, so not large. It is super clean, and provides breakfast for guests. The breakfast is of good quality, served cheerfully, and there was variation from day to day. We had Eggs/Toast/Plantains one day, then Eggs/Sausage/Waffles the next, etc. Each day a medium serving of fresh fruit accompanied breakfast. The rooms here are not huge,... More 

Thank R S
Bellevue, Washington
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

This was our favorite hotel of the three we visited in our trip. From the outside it looks very modest, but inside it is modern, clean, and very comfortable. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the restaurants and amenities of Santa Elena, a compact but convenient and complete base for restaurants, stores, banks, and other services. The hotel is... More 

1 Thank PaulInBellevue
Eislingen, Germany
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84 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I have to be honest from the beginning before i tell you the many good parts about this place: If you aren't a heavy sleeper or you don't have earplugs with you, then don't stay here because the walls that separate the rooms are thin as paper and you can literally hear EVERY SINGLE WORD your neighbours are saying. This... More 

Thank SebastianHafner
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The hotel is run by a very nice family, very friendly and always in a good mood. The breakfast is served with fruits and meanwhile you can watch coatis and monkeys outside. The rooms are clean and you get fresh towels every day.

Thank Maxxx E
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54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

The hotel is clean and nicely decorated as a wood cabin and has some great views over the forest and valley. We also got to see some local wildlife as monkeys and raccoons came to the hotel while we were having breakfast one morning. It is situated just outside the village of Santa Elena, and is a 5-10 min walk... More 

1 Thank Iain G
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We visited las orquideas after a stay in a hostel in arenal where we needed a clean, relaxed place to stay to recharge. Here, we got just that. Rooms are spotless, location is fantastic for the cloud forest, night walks, pony tours and dining in Santa Elena, and breakfast is scrumptious. Great value and very welcoming host. Also don't miss... More 

Thank ClaireC100
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I traveled to Santa Elena, Monteverde with 3 german friends and we stayed in a great room in Las Orquideas. Nidia is a very friendly and kind person and we really enjoyed our stay at her hotel. Also the rest of the staff was very friendly. They have a mirador in the back of the hotel from where you have... More 

1 Thank Andrés M
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

The room are big, comftoble for family, but sits on the main road and there is noise from the cars. The owner is not so nice. The hotel is a bit expensive for what you get. The are monkeys outside of the room.

Thank Seffy G
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Really the hotel is a reflection of the proprietor, Nidia, who makes you feel at home during your stay. Great lady. The ladies who cooked breakfast and cleaned were also very friendly and nice to us. The only negative for us was the size of the room which felt a little cramped. However, we would stay there again and would... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Las Orquideas is owned and operated by a local Tico family that lived in U.S. for 29 years. We are located at the entrance of the Monteverde area, only 300 meters from the small town of Santa Elena, the commercial center of Monteverde, as you drive in from the Pan-American Highway. Here you will find unique, breathtaking views of the local waterfalls right out back with a private trail. The Tilaran mountain range where both, the Santa Elena and Monteverde Cloud Forest reserves are located, the Ecological Sanctuary, the San Luis Valley and the spectacular Gulf of Nicoya, all at one location. All rooms equipped with large windows to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Monteverde and the surrounding areas. Bathrooms are decorated with genuine Spanish ceramics, wood accents and modern, high efficiency hardware. Beds are outfitted with therapeutic mattresses and hypo-allergenic sheets and comforters. Breakfasts are prepared and served right before your eyes. Come and visit us and feel like being on vacation in the comfort of your own home. ... more   less 

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Address: | 300 meters south of Santa Elena, frente a la Caballeriza el Rodeo, Monteverde, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Price Range: RM268 - RM433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Las Orquideas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Las Orquideas Santa Elena
Las Orquideas Hotel Santa Elena
Hotel Las Orquideas Costa Rica/Santa Elena, Monteverde
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“Ask for a room with a view of the valley”
 of 5 bubbles Backberner, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“We had an end unit which felt like a large suite with 2 rooms. Parked car outside door.”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaL2012, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in main house only.”
 of 5 bubbles msilverbeemer, 6 Sep 2015 | Read review
“White-faced monkeys visit in the trees outside the kitchen and there's a lovely lookout over the valley at the back of the hotel.”
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 of 5 bubbles Miguet, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at rear backing onto valley are nice. We could look out the window and see the visiting pizote”
 of 5 bubbles lorimF2535RN, 13 May 2015 | Read review
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