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El Castillo Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Perezoso | 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Utrecht, Nederland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

El Castillo was the start of our vacation and it couldn't have started better. What an amazing hotel. You want a 4x4 to get there (kinda difficult road to get up to), but once you are there, the experience is amazing. Scott (and the rest of the staff) is very helpful and friendly. We got an upgrade to the biggest... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Castillo's ambiance combines luxury with simplicity, charm, gourmet food and SCOTT...probably the best host in the south Pacific. Greeted with a hug and "where are you from?" Scott's interest in your stay at El Castillo never wanes - from a glass of wine with your evening meal to the fruit selection at breakfast the next morning. The lobby, restaurant... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You would certainly make a great choice to come stay at this incredible hotel with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean with it being 600 feet above as well as the mountains. I am so happy I came here and would love to come back to this place anytime. This is paradise! Their is so much to do in this... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spend 4 days at the El Castillo a nice, very clean little hotel. The view from every room is incredible, the invinity pool with view also to the ocean priceless. Scott the owner and manager is so nice and very helpfull, he booked the excursions for us and made sure everything was to our satisfaction. I give that hotel... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This hotel was my very favorite on our trip to Costa Rica - and we had all great ones. The hotel is so picturesque - inside and out - beautifully furnished inspiring spaces and grounds . Just walking into the airy lobby which is open to the infinity pool which gives a grand view of the ocean made my jaw... More

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Davis, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Travel to Costa Rica is exhilarating for any naturalist, but some places can be challenging. This small boutique hotel is beautiful, clean, offers great food, has the most helpful and friendly of staff (Jose and Scott), and other amenities. The views and the birding are fantastic! It's a perfect place to recharge after roughing it in Corcovado. It is one... More

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Clifton, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place was amazing, had it all- views, top notch staff (jose), cool owners, amazing restaurant, location to all kinds of interesting places, wildlife. By far the best place I visited in CR. Really neat bar area overlooking the infinity pool. We saw scarlet macaws fly by everday. Every member of the staff went above and beyond in every aspect,... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I am hesitant to write this review for fear that once people read this, it will be difficult to continue getting a reservation due to demand. This is a precious boutique hotel with the best view of the ocean that I have found in any other hotel on the Osa peninsula. The room are spacious, clean and with spectacular views.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I cannot say enough about this hotel other than it was awesome. Great guys that own it and work there. Fantastic view and food. Wish I was there right now! Book the south suite if you can...Didn't get to explore Ojochal's food scene but it is apparently the best in Costa Rica.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fantastic hidden gem away from the action. If you love Boutique hotels, El Castillo is right for you. Located high up overlooking the fabulous Pacific Ocean. As soon as you walk through the main entrance you are treated to a view of the Infinity pool & magnificent view of the Ocean. I have stayed in many places in CR, but... More

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Address: Calle Perezoso | 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Castillo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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