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El Castillo Hotel

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Calle Perezoso | 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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State of Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Exquisite details everywhere you look, cover-photo material in a simple glass table, let alone the view from the pool; the Terraba river meets the Pacific Ocean in an amazing mix of greens and blues while the sun goes down and the pink, the orange and the violet mingle to give you a breath-taking experience. It´s my sanctuary with my wife... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely stunning place, service and food! Views are out of this world and so is the ambiance! Best cooked and presented food we had in Costa Rica. We're the 3rd year in a row in CR and where to different places and parts! Beautiful birdwatching from this Hotel with only 6 rooms! Cheers to Scott and his awesome team, Gisela... More 

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Thank gigibeng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon in 2014 and then had to go return this spring too . I have personally worked many years in the hotel and restaurant business and I can honestly say that this place has absolutely outstanding customer service, food, and accommodations. Beautiful hotel, classically decorated. Very comfortable. Amazing view, great pool, nice landscaping. You might... More 

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Trav1964, General Manager at El Castillo Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate you. We are excited to announce Hotel El Castillo which opened in 2008, is undergoing an extensive makeover and entering the luxury hotel market. Renovations will include a fresh new look, upgrading all furniture, fixtures, linens and towels. Plush mattress toppers and high end linens will enhance your sleep experience. New lighting throughout will... More 

Long Beach, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I stayed here at the beginning of our 3 week stay in Costa Rica. It's about a 3+ hour drive from San Jose. When you walk into the lobby the first thing you see is the amazing view of the infinity pool and pacific ocean in the back ground. Wow, wow wow. We went in June of... More 

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Thank Normienorman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This hotel is a hidden gem! Very limited occupancy - it has only 4 rooms and 2 suites, but all offer exceptional luxury. The week we spent there (with my wife) was fabulous. Spoiler alert: There are NO TVs in the entire hotel - you are alone with nature and the efficient staff. Food is excellent, the vistas exhilarating. Another... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The hospitality began long before we walked in the door. Scott went above and beyond helping us arrange a rental car to meet us in Sierpe and graciously and humorously answer all of our questions. The hotel itself is beautiful and beautifully located, though you will want a 4 wheel drive to get you up the mercifully short though rough... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The rooms, grounds, pools, and main building of this hotel are all spectacular. The view is also breathtaking. It was the perfect perch for sunset watching. The road to get up to the property is pretty sketchy, but not very long (thankfully). This was by far the most beautiful place we stayed during our Costa Rican road trip. The bed... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stayed at El Castillo for 3 days and loved every minute! The staff goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect!!! The pool is breathtaking... As soon as you walk into the front lobby door, it sucks you right in. The whole place is very tranquil and relaxing. We stayed in one of the two larger rooms... More 

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Thank Linda K
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The best place we have ever stayed. Went toward the end of high season and upgraded to an amazing suite for the entire visit, although all rooms are exquisite. Scott was a superb host. He welcomed us the minute we stepped thru the door.

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Playa Bejuco, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Given we own vacation rental properties and a company that rents out vacation rentals, our expectations are high when it comes to staying elsewhere in Costa Rica, to say the least. At EcoVida Properties, we take pride in our staff’s ability to provide the very best, affordable accommodation in our area and when we first heard about El Castillo through... More 

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