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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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 8 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We came to this hotel after 3 days at our Eco Lodge on the Osa Peninsula. It was just the reward we were looking for after our days of hiking and birding. The hotel is gorgeous with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean from our 2nd floor room. The infinity pool was a luxury we hadn't counted on and were... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My son and I stayed at El Castillo for six nights last week. This boutique hotel beat our expectations in every way - the rooms, the view, the food, and mostly the staff. This hotel has only six rooms so you really get to know the staff - Scott, Jor, Hosea, and the others were there to serve us at... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Walk through the entrance and you will be graciously greeted by staff and welcomed into the warmth of an expansive, but comfortable living room. It’s like coming home to the home of your dreams. Look through the living area and the wide open wood encased glass doors on to the patio and you are captivated by the breathtaking view of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a great little place this is, with an amazing infinity pool, wonderful staff, beautiful rooms with sea view balconies, good kitchen and very reasonable priced, for what you get. We spent 5 days late March, and are already talking about, we have to get back to this little piece of paradise and get "pampered" by Jor, Jose and Carlos,... More 

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