Hotel Las Orquideas is an ideal location from which to explore Monteverde! The hotels has unbeliveable views at the back of the hotel of the Cloud Forests and Gulf of Nicoya. It is located a short walk from the town of Santa Elena and one of the hotels that all the tours pick up from.
The hotel offers 9 rooms, most with one double size bed, some with a double and a single. All rooms have nice tiled private baths with hot water. The rooms are well finished with lots of wood and good size windows.
Hotel Las Orquideas is family-owned and operated always helpful when you need travel information or an early morning coffee before your cloud forest hike. There is a computer in the reception you can use to check email or burn photographs from your digital camera. A home cooked typical breakfast is available for guests. Along with this nice family atmosphere are laundry service, television room, and dinning room for eating, playing cards or enjoying the view of the Nicoya Gulf. There are no phones in the rooms but calls may be made from the reception.
Although Las Orquideas is located on the main entrance road to Santa Elena, the rooms are at the back and so the traffic noice minimal, especially after 9.30pm and from the ridge at the back which the hotel sits upon, there is a steeply winding trail, leading to a lovely waterfall.
The back of Hotel Las Orquideas overlooks the Monteverde cloud forest; secondary forests of the Ecological Sanctuary and the Pacific Low Lands and Gulf of Nicoya. This is a comfortable great value hotel to stay in Monteverde, Costa Rica.