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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.
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Updated 16/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 in El Castillo
Travellers' Choice
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
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Foot massage
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
Laundry service
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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


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Grade: 47 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 1 km
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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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joelmadriii639 wrote a review Nov 2021
Curridabat, Costa Rica4 contributions
The hotel location is perfect the view to the and the volcano are just amazing, We had one of the bungalows at the far end, Amazing room very clean and with the best view, Nice breakfast every morning
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Date of stay: October 2021
Tony S wrote a review Jan 2020
Waverley, Canada29 contributions44 helpful votes
High scenic views, rooms were a comfortable size, bed was mediocre but suitable. Staff were very polite, and the fusion pizza from the restaurant was excellent. Had a breakfast option, and it was a nice menu to choose from. Laundry was $5/kg wash & fold, so good choice as they are 30 mins from La Fortuna. Wifi was spotty to almost nonexistent in the room, but lobby/restaurant /deck was okay. The guard dogs were very receptive to guests also.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Rhonda E wrote a review Nov 2019
14 contributions
First, Daniella, the girl at the front desk, was very helpful from the beginning by answering all of the questions that I had for her, via emails. Fermin, the hotel manager, actually picked us up at the airport and took us on the 3 hour trip to the hotel, stopping at a restaurant for us to grap a bite. Fermin & Daniella really took care of us the whole week by setting up our adventures and transportation, sometimes taking us themselves. Daniella surprised me by decorating our room (we had a Junior Suite) for my birthday. The restaurant, Fusion, was very good, as was our favorite waiter, Jordy. We had breakfast every day and dinner most nights, our favorite menu item being the Jalapeno Steak (delicious). The Junior Suite was perfect (only complaint was the dogs barking across the
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Date of stay: November 2019
Response from Fermín Andrés C, Gerente at Castillo del Arenal
Responded 2 Dec 2019
Hola Rhonda y Kevin, fue un gusto conocer y servirle a tan lindas personas, gracias por su visita a nuestro hotel y estamos para servirle. Fermin Ramirez C
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June Powers wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Hotel Castillo del Arenal Very nice hotel with amazing views to the arenal volcano, El castillo is a small town away from la fortuna and the touristic area, ost of the activities like zip line, sky walk and other stake place in el castillo,
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Date of stay: November 2019
Lawrence Holloway wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
Lovely views and nice clean rooms, El castillo is about 15 miles from la fortuna, The road is on very nice conditions, We did it easily with a regular car, There are many things to do in the area, The sky park is just a few minutes off the Hotel
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Date of stay: September 2019
Floyd Gilbert wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
A very nice hotel run by a costarican family, Nice atmosphere and great views, We had one of the junior suites with direct view to the arenal volcano and the lake, The front desk was very helpful with activities in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Dwayne Copeland wrote a review Aug 2019
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Junior suites has the best views to the arenal lake and the volcano, king and single bed, nice working hot water and A/C, the hotel is settle around very nice gardens and forest, We got to see a lot of birds and monkeys.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Jesse wrote a review Jul 2019
Grand Junction, Colorado13 contributions
A small group of friends and I wanted to find a place with a local-feel and came across this gem! Not only does it have great views of Arenal and Arenal Lake but also has a great restaurant and bar with local flare. Castillo is only a short drive from Sky Adventures and La Fortuna making it’s a wonderful place to hang your hat!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Nathan D wrote a review May 2019
24 contributions6 helpful votes
I stayed with a group of 20 students and parent chaperones in the bungalows. They were simple and surrounded by beauty. The restaurant had prearranged a dinner for us when we arrived at night. Breakfast was served at 7:00.
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Date of stay: May 2019
1 Helpful vote
Myron R wrote a review Mar 2019
3 contributions
A small cozy hotel with a great family atmosphere, Lovely Room with the best view to the arenal volcano and the lake, There are a lot of activities to do in la el castillo, Most of the can be arrange at the hotel front desk
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Date of stay: March 2019
$44 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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