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Castillo del Arenal

7km Del Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal 400 Metros Sureste De Escuela El Castillo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 16/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
Castillo del Arenal overlooks the beautiful little village of El Castillo, located right next to the Arenal Volcano National Park. Amazing location allows guests to enjoy beautifull views. The Hotel it´s a CR family owned business located in a beautiful, quiet and unique area in Arenal. All our rooms have stunning views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Our hotel is only 3.5 milles km from the National Park and 700 mts from the Arenal Lake. We are very accessible for all types of vehicle, many activities as well. Special for all those who wants a real expirience with nature of the Arenal Volcano area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Children's television networks
Foot massage
Laundry service
Secured parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Horseback riding
Walking tours
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


Full view
53Somewhat walkable
Grade: 53 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
7km Del Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal 400 Metros Sureste De Escuela El Castillo, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
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GeorHoward wrote a review 15 Jan
7 contributions
We got a very nice deal with breakfast included, We got one of the junior suites on the second floor, Very big room with great views to the arenal volcano and the arenal lake, Very quite hotel for a good rest
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Thisa P wrote a review 6 Jan
3 contributions
El castillo hotel is a very option for a relax stay, The hotel is located away from the noise of the street, The bungalows are fantastic, we got one at the end away from the restaurant,, Very nice and clean room
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Date of stay: December 2021
Adam P wrote a review 2 Jan
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I spent four nights at this hotel and found it very welcoming and pleasant. I had booked a room at a place nearby but immediately realized it was so awful that I would go bonkers if I stayed there, so bailed out and found refuge at Castillo del Arenal just diwn the hill. The cabins are simple, but clean, very pleasant and perfectly adequate. The setting is wonderful - sited on the ridge above the village and has wonderful views of the volcano and surrounds. The manager Eduardo was extremely helpful at all times and food at the onsite restaurant was wonderful. This is a great (and reasonably priced) place to stay in the peaceful and unspolt village of El Castillo.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Shell M wrote a review Dec 2021
10 contributions
What a great view from this property actually there is a fantastic view from everywhere at the hotel, The staff was just amazing and very helpful arranging transportation and activities for us, we had a great time.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Naomy H wrote a review Dec 2021
4 contributions
Perhaps one of the most quite hotel we had been to, El Castillo del arenal offers very nice and clean rooms, We got of the bungalows far from the restaurant and it was very quite. Loved the breakfast included
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
$54 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkEl Castillo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castillo del Arenal
Which popular attractions are close to Castillo del Arenal?
Nearby attractions include Arenal Eco Zoo (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castillo del Arenal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Castillo del Arenal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Castillo del Arenal?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Castillo del Arenal?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castillo del Arenal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Essence Arenal Restaurant, La Ventanita, and Phoenix Restaurante.
Is Castillo del Arenal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of El Castillo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castillo del Arenal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Castillo del Arenal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Castillo del Arenal accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.