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6.5Km from National Park, 700 mts from the Arenal Lake, 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.
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#2 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
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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
Boating
Game room
Children's television networks
Foot massage
Laundry service
Secured parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Billiards
Fishing
Walking tours
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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46Car recommended
Grade: 46 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
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6.5Km from National Park, 700 mts from the Arenal Lake, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007 Costa Rica
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Robyn B wrote a review 2 Oct
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Amazing views and wonderful staff, We had a very nice stay at castillo del arenal, The views from the junior suites is just amazing, We had direct view to the arenal volcano and the lake, one big bed and nice hot water.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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hannahbridges929 wrote a review Sep 2022
North Bergen, New Jersey8 contributions
Perhaps one the hotels with the best view to the arenal volcano and the arenal lake, Hotel castillo del arenal location is just perfect, there are many nice things to do in el castillo, fishing athe lake was very nice.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ronnie F wrote a review Feb 2022
Vancouver Island, Canada4 contributions
Very nice hotel with cozy bungalows and very clean beds, We had a very nice bungalow close to the restaurant the gardens are very nice, Lots of hummingbirds around and even monkeys in the morning, Nice grounds
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Frankie W wrote a review Feb 2022
Quebec, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice hotel with great views, The rooms are clean and big enough for 4, We had one of the bungalows close to the restaurant, Great view nd very quite Room, Every one on the hotel staff was very nice and friendly
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Byron Weaver wrote a review Jan 2022
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Very quite hotel and very nice and clean rooms, We got one of the bungalows at the far end, So quite we felt there was nobody else there, Fine restaurant on the property with very decent included breakfast
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Date of stay: January 2022
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GeorHoward wrote a review Jan 2022
North Bergen, New Jersey11 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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Adam P wrote a review Jan 2022
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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
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Jaime W wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice location good restaurant on side and fantastic views, We had one of the rooms near the restaurant the view was just amazing, Everything was perfectly clean and the hotel is very quite, loved el castillo area
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Date of stay: November 2021
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calberth2018 wrote a review Nov 2021
San Pedro, Costa Rica4 contributions
Nice jewel in el castillo very hotel with incredible views to the lake and the volcano, We had one of the bungalows big enough for the family, Th view is juts amazing and very clean rooms, We oved this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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murale s wrote a review Nov 2021
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It is a quite hotel with very nice bungalows, The view from all the property not only from the rooms, Is fantastic the arenal volcano and the lake are just beautiful, there is a very nice restaurant on side for breakfast and other meals.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$51 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkEl Castillo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Castillo del Arenal
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel 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 Hotel Castillo del Arenal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Castillo del Arenal?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Castillo del Arenal?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Castillo del Arenal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Essence Arenal Restaurant, La Ventanita, and Phoenix Restaurante.
Is Hotel 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 Hotel Castillo del Arenal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Castillo del Arenal have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Hotel 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.