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Calle Perezoso 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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#3 of 6 hotels in Ojochal
Travellers' Choice
There is a reason our nine-room adult-only luxury hotel is named The Castle: The magnificent structure perched 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean has arguably the most dramatic view in all of Costa Rica. Spectacular, yes. Stuffy, no. Our exceptional staff will ensure your vacation is the greatest of your lifetime. Dine at El Castillo’s own restaurant, Castillo’s Kitchen, a Chef’s Table concept mastering the evolution of Costa Rican cuisine. Experience elements of Costa Rica in every dish in a new and innovative way. Chef Pablo will dazzle you. Welcome to the jungle and about three percent of the biodiversity on this side of the planet. If you prefer wildlife over nightlife, this is the place for you. Whale watching, snorkeling, hiking, deep-sea fishing, zip lining, surfing, kayaking, beach combing, and sea turtle viewing are all within minutes of El Castillo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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piatheworldtraveller wrote a review 10 May
Davis, California30 contributions48 helpful votes
My husband and I have visited El Castillo now several times over the past 4 years. Every time we visit it is just amazing and we feel right at home even though the hotel management and some staff changes have been made. The staff are so friendly, caring and helpful. You feel more like being part of the Castillo family than just a guest. Pros: Most beautiful pool with the best view ever!, Quiet and peaceful atmosphere Amazing breakfast, Availability of lunch, snacks and dinner at the hotel, Romantic rooms with lots of space. I really like the rooms with the seating areas in the main house. There are beautiful new villas with their own hot tub available as well as a small guest house. The staff will help and organize tours for you (we had a private bird watching tour in Sierpe set-up by the hotel manager Rebecca, which was just amazing! and another private tour of Rancho Raices de Osa, a cocoa plantation by hotel operations manager Vanessa, most amazing experience ever!). You are close to amazing beaches, restaurants, things to do as well. Cons: Some people might mind the little street noice you can hear, we did not!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: There are no bad rooms!!! The corner rooms in the main house have additional seating areas we...
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LhornHarvardMom wrote a review Apr 2021
Austin, Texas12 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot say enough about this lovely 9 room boutique hotel. The staff was exceptional, the food amazing and views spectacular! I was traveling alone and felt totally comfortable and taken care of. While there is was easy access to Corcovado for amazing hike, the Baruca indigenous people, Uvita, waterfalls, ATVing, beach- the fish tacos from the kitchen were the best I’ve ever had. I am recommending this to all my friends and family - it’s called the castle because you are treated like a king and queen.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Pixycon wrote a review Apr 2021
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States530 contributions231 helpful votes
From start to finish, our stay was wonderful. The view of the ocean from our room was stunning. But even without that, everyone gathered by the pool to watch the sunset. The staff was friendly and very attentive. In the morning, I did yoga on the balcony off of our room and listened to the waves crashing on the water. We ate dinner (reasonably priced) and breakfast (complimentary) at the hotel and everything was delicious. Dinner we had the Arracheras and the Coffee Rubbed Tenderloin. Breakfast we did the Rancheros El Castillo and the French Toast with fresh fruit and coffee. As we finished our coffee, we both agreed we wished we had planned to stay longer. Definitely worth the price and truly a unique hotel experience. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monika N wrote a review Mar 2021
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When we arrived, El Castillo was even more beautiful and tranquil in person. The entire staff is so friendly and attentive. They greeted us with drinks, helped with our luggage, and asked how they can make our stay great. I recommend staying here for as long of a trip as possible- you won't regret it! The rooms are beautiful, the pool and view were incredible. I really can't say enough great things about my experience here.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Caroline E wrote a review Mar 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is a gem unlike any other I've experienced. The rooms are so comfortable, the views are incredible, the location allows for relaxation and adventure, and the staff are so friendly and talented. I've been here twice and I know I will keep coming back. Thank you, El Castillo, for everything!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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US$212 - US$417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOjochal
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Castillo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Castillo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Playa Ventanas (3.6 km) and Stam Café (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Castillo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at El Castillo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Castillo Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Castillo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ballena Bistro, Citrus, and Restaurant Exotica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Castillo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Castillo Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does El Castillo Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is El Castillo Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.