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El Castillo Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$249*
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing location, wonderful staff, luxurious rooms, in orochal close access to Sierpe, which is just unmissable with speedboat rides on the river Sierpe which takes you to Cano island for snorkeling and Corcovado for the rainforests, beautiful river, rocky sea crossing but superb!! A must do!! Eat a meal at Citrus, great food!

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Clarkston, Michigan
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at El Castillo for a week and had a wonderful time. The hotel is beautiful,the views are amazing and the food was wonderful. Pablo the new chef is working hard to set a new dining standard for the area and it is working. The best part of the stay was the staff. They were kind,...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were very lucky to choose El Castillo as our home away from home for our first trip to Costa Rica. It is probably one of the best small luxury hotels we've ever stayed in. Everything from the little details in the hotels' interior to the staff's friendliest and most efficient attention was top notch! We would like to thank...

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Scott D, Manager at El Castillo Hotel, responded to this review

Hosting your family was a true delight. Both times! And making your special event even more special was a pleasure. We look forward to your return. Our best to your family.

Barrington, Illinois
Reviewed 23 March 2017

From the moment you walk through the front doors there is nothing, you are treated as the most important person. All the staff are simply incredible. Scott the manager of the 7 room boutique hotel will do anything for you and his staff is by far the best I have ever come across. I travel extensively and they can put...

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Montauk, New York
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The chef came to our table, explained the menu to us. He was right on. The best dinner my wife and I had in Costa during our month long stay in CR. The chef new his stuff, the owner came by to say hello, and the service was top notch. Came for dinner, drinks and the beautiful sunset.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We just returned from our second trip to El Castillo. My wife and I had such a great time last year that we had to return with the family this year. Scott, the hotel's General Manager and his staff (Herson, Carlos, Pablo, Daniella, Dariele, Gerald, Melanie and all the kitchen and housekeeping staff) are incredible and take care of your...

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3Thank huntley62525
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I just returned from a week long stay at El Castillo, and can't say enough positive things about this beautiful resort!! When we arrived on Friday night, we were immediately welcomed by the staff. Every day, we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast - highly recommend the Tico burrito and the banana pancakes! Then, when we weren't off doing excursions (check...

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1Thank lkeaney
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Family and I stayed there for a week, and it was the best hotel I've ever stayed at hands down. Can't say enough about the wait staff there- Carlos, Herson, Dariel, Daniella, Gerald, Pablo, Scott, the entire staff is the absolute best. They truly made our experience at El Castillo. The hotel is gorgeous, with breathtaking views and great rooms....

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Holliston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was our second trip to El Castillo and once again it did not disappoint. My husband and I were stayed at El Castillo in April 2016 and had such an amazing time we went back last week with our adult children. There were 6 of us in the group and without exception we agreed it was the best family...

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Little Rock, AR
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We've been to Costa Rica several times and have enjoyed the country each time. But this time we splurged and stayed in an upscale resort. The whole experience was great. Initially the beauty of the place high above the beach was breathtaking. As you walk in you focus on an infinity pool that has beautiful views of the Pacific. The...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Castillo is an adults-only, luxury boutique hotel known for its incredible staff, over-the-top service, free gourmet breakfast, and exclusive beach on a nearby private island. Perched 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the magnificent structure has arguably the most dramatic view in all of Costa Rica. Enjoy the infinity pool on the main level or relax in a cabana on the ocean-view deck below, which features a bar, Jacuzzi pool, and a full menu of in-cabana spa treatments. The fabulous Azul Restaurant & Bar, located inside the hotel, specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. El Castillo is a special place - stay as our guests or rent the entire hotel and let our staff spoil you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Castillo Hotel

Address: Calle Perezoso | 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range: €207 - €352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Castillo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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El Castillo Hotel Costa Rica/Ojochal
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“Not a bad room in this Boutique hotel”
151marks, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms overlook the pool and ocean. There is a new 2 bedroom suite available in the adjoining building which is gorgeous.”
huntley62525, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a private balcony with an ocean view, so you can't go wrong!”
lkeaney, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“consider a car service for the ride from the airport to the hotel.”
960marciah, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The owners' suite is a good choice for 2 budget-minded couples who don't mind sharing a common living room.”
bobandpat757, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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