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El Castillo Hotel

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London, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We are a couple who stayed for our first time in February of 2017. We were completely blown away with how perfect this place was. Amazing staff, beautiful hotel, fantastic sunsets. It was the perfect location in terms of proximity to activities as well. We got to try surfing, spent a day at the private beach and toured Corcovado National...

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We brought two of our best buddy couples to El Castillo this past week, and it proved to be everything we promised. This time we ate at the on-premises restaurant, Azul, in the special separate dining room. Great! Breakfasts are relaxed and delicious. The staff always smile gently, even Darriel, who had pulled double duty to help a fellow staffer....

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Indiana
Reviewed 2 March 2017

it is breathtaking walking in to the lobby & seeing the infinity pool with the ocean view right there too. The staff is very hospitable & willing to help. The down side we found was if there is any activity going on late in the evening you will here it in your room and this includes the music. Not a...

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This small hotel has an absolutely breathtaking view of the Pacific, caring staff, a lovely infinity pool, fine food and a wonderful relaxing vibe. Our room, which included a sitting room, offered spectacular ocean views on one side and stunning mountain views from the other side (including a great mountain view from the shower). Half or full-day trips to islands,...

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We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with us. We hope to see you again... Hopefully sooner rather than later!

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband I stayed in a king-bed room above the pool. The room was small, but very comfortable and the view overlooking the pool and ocean was divine. The hotel is small and intimate, but did not feel crowded. Expect to take lots of photos...the grounds and view from everywhere is stunning. The food and drinks were excellent, although at...

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We're so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you as well for the feedback. It's what helps us serve you better! We will work on having speedier service moving forward. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 11 February 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a week and it was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. We’ve traveled extensively around the world, and El Castillo has the best service we’ve encountered at a boutique hotel. I realize it sounds cheesy, but we left feeling like we were leaving our friends behind. The staff is truly that...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is the ultimate! The ocean view ,the infinity pool that gives you the impression of falling in the ocean...you got it! Now they have a jacuzzi as well with the same view and it is perfect to hang out with your favorite drink.The restaurant is a must ...nouvelle cuisine Mediterranean style..my dish was a tuna tamarindo sauce..excellent! The fish...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had high expectations based on a very favorable personal referral... we were blown away on all fronts. Beautiful area, spectacular views, incredibly friendly and attentive service, wonderful food, all combined with personalized assistance with planning/booking/travel/reservations/etc. We loved every aspect of our stay. Our next visit next year will be our 2nd, but definitely not our last!!! Scott Dinsmore and...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Located in the southwest part of Costa Rica, El Castillo is a retreat from the world and all its hustle. Near the most diverse nature reserve in the country and lots of adventure tourism, it is still so tempting to just sit and watch the sun set over the infinity pool and the waves lap on on beach below. Service...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The views from El Castillo are awe inspiring. Having breakfast outside every morning surrounded by natural beauty was exactly what the doctor recommended to beat the winter blues and for true relaxation. The staff (Gerson, Carlos, Daniela & Daniel) is friendly and show genuine care for the guests well-being. They made sure that we were well and loved to offer...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • 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
  • Room Service
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: €214 - €362 (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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“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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