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Hotel Castillo del Arenal

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A the top of a hill, this location is AMAZING! Like it says, every cabin has a great view. It felt very private and yet like a community at the same time. It took 45 minutes from the main road (142) to get to El Castillo thanks to the bumpy gravel roads. It's a scenic drive. Best to get there...

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Located on a hill, this is a nice hotel. Rooms are clean. If you stay here go for an early morning walk and you can see many birds. Black vulture, crested Guan, Mag pie jay and kiskadee are some of the few birds I saw. There is a restaurant in the hotel premises and it includes breakfasts for hotel guests.

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Oxford, Mississippi
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great View from hotel, decent budget hotel ($100) but they have lot of issues of power outage. Since we went in December, cool breeze helped us get a good sleep but not sure how would it be in summer. They do publicize free WiFi but only in lobby area not in rooms. Rooms only have Refrigerator and no microwave. Great...

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for remote location with a nice view, this is a hotel for you. Little bit run down, but has all you need fot few days away from civilization. We had initial peoblem with the plumbing, but it was fixed promptly. I would recommend to get a 4-wheel drive - the last two miles can be muddy...

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Maryland
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great, locally-owned little hotel in a tiny community west of Arenal. The hilltop location offered great views over the lake and toward the volcano. We stayed in one of the hotel rooms (not the cottages) and found the room clean, comfortable, with a decent little balcony, small refrigerator, A/C, and small TV. Breakfast was delicious - we ate on the...

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had 2 wonderful nights at el Castillo, beautiful grounds and views. We had a lot of fun doing the sky trek, we did the hike to cerro chato and the arenal volcano, both at the same day, with a wonderful visit to the hot springs. thank you for recommending this tour

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were at el castillo for 3 nights, there is so much to do there, sky trek park offers a wide variety of activities. the hotel junior suites offers great view to the volcano, big king size bed nice working A/C. full included breakfast, the road is maybe one of the things to fix, but is ok even for a...

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Amelia Island, Florida
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stayed a week here... it was unplanned (I escaped from a place to stay I was given in exchange for volunteering). Great views of the volcano, Lake Arenal, and the little town of El Castillo. Clean lovely room with great housekeeping staff and everything I ordered in the restaurant Fusion was delicious also. Staff were always kind and attentive. Refrigerator...

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is not a big fancy resort at all, however the amazing view and the beautiful surroundings makes castillo del arenal unique. We had one one of the bungalows with direct view to the volcano, the sunrise is just amazing how it reflects on the lake. we got to see howler monkeys right behind the room

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

We decided to stay at castillo del arenal in the moment we arrive there. The view to the Arenal Lake and The Arenal Volcano is Just Amazing, we got a great view right from the bungalows. we had the bungalows right by the restaurant.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Castillo del Arenal overlooks the beautiful little village of El Castillo, and looks on to the majestic Arenal Volcano. Its amazing location allows guests to enjoy views of both the volcano and lake. Hotel Castillo del Arenal is a 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 6.5 km from the National Park and 700 mts from the Arenal Lake, and 25 min from the town of La Fortuna. We are very accessible for all types of vehicle. With more and more travelers choosing to skip the crowded resorts of La Fortuna, the town of El Castillo near the Arenal Volcano is now becoming the place where you can find the most unique and peaceful hotels in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Castillo del Arenal

Address: | 6 km from Arenal Volcano National Park, 400m south of School, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: ₹ 3,696 - ₹ 5,780 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Castillo del Arenal 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“all cabins were the same awesome view. "Lightning knocked the wifi out" on most of the cabins, but available in community room.”
  • hummingbird snuck in to our room.
  • Standing right in front of the cabin
  • Can you spot my gopro?
  • good service
 of 5 bubbles 303abbyb, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Good View.”
 of 5 bubbles PG1988, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When we booked on booking.com we had to book three bungalows for a family of five but when we got there two bungalows was enough.”
 of 5 bubbles markgharri, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Check facebook.”
 of 5 bubbles Ortizma57, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Get mobile wifi with your car rental if you're going to be staying here”
 of 5 bubbles 11201Girl, 25 Dec 2015 | Read review
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