This was a decent B&B. It was just outside Santa Elena which meant there wasn't any pedestrian traffic. It has a nice view and we even saw some wildlife from our window. It is right past the end of paved road which meant no unnecessary jolting getting to the hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. By comparison to comparable places in Santa Elena it was pretty good. It was clean and warm.
There were a few down sides. One is that the walls were quite thin and we could clearly hear the family talking in the main lobby area. This made us feel less private and was less restful. Also, the toilet was straight up terrible. It barely flushed, and that only about every half hour or so. It would run noisily all the while. In utter fairness though every toilet I used in Monteverde/Santa Elena barely flushed so it may simply be a systemic thing.
- 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. We have two styles of rooms, rustic and modern. 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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- Also Known As:
- Las Orquideas Santa Elena
- Las Orquideas Hotel Santa Elena
- Hotel Las Orquideas Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena