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Hummingbird Nest B&B

El Castillo de La Fortuna, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Ranked #4 of 5 El Castillo B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Large picture windows frame a magnificent garden of variegated flora and fauna. From the balcony, a perfect view of the Arenal Volcano. Even as it rained, the view was spectacular! Each morning a delicious typical hearty Costa Rican breakfast was prepared and served in the charming kitchen/dining room. All the organic produce is locally grown. I can still taste the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We really enjoyed staying at this place. We came here by night and only saw dark forest and hearing jungle sounds. When we woke up the next morning we were overwhelmed by the beautiful surrounding. The owner Ellen is a very nice and lovely woman

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stayed here in December 2013 with my husband and my mother. We really enjoyed watching all of the birds from the upstairs balcony. This was the only place we saw toucans during our time in Costa Rica, and of course there were a plethora of hummingbirds. The view of the volcano was also splendid, the breakfast delicious and the... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The plus points...set in beautiful gardens with birds and a lovely hot tub ( very welcome as we had a cold and wet day). Good view of the volcano ( at least, in good weather). Very good breakfast. Two pleasant restaurants within walking distance. The minus points...hostess seemed to be going through the motions and wasn't very welcoming. Room very... More

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Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We got here by chance, the sign on the road is rather small and you don't really get to see it, the path through the wildgrowing bush is steep and quite long, if you're coming from mthe street below and not from the hotel nearby, on the top of the hill, but once you get up there it is simply... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A gem of a place set in what turned out to be a fantastic launching pad for surrounding activities. Close to zip lining, hikes to waterfalls, thermal spas, butterfly conservatory and more. Nearby restaurants excellent, one of the best only 30 sec walk away. A great location to stay for a 4-7 days. Room was clean and comfy. Views as... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

A very charming boutique hotel tucked away into lush surroundings. Clean and quiet with beautifully maintained grounds. The village of El Castillo is sleepy but as much activity as you might want is just a short walk or drive away and Ellen, the proprietor won't steer you wrong. She was very knowledgeable and helpful to my friend and I in... More

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I'm late writing this, but better late than never. This was the very first hotel we stayed at on our very first trip to Costa Rica (which at this time numbers in the teens). My husband and I were traveling with friends, so we booked both B&B rooms. The owner was not present upon our arrival, but her grounds keeper... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

b&b with only two rooms. Nice location though the roads are quite rough. The proprietor seemed superficially friendly and at times quite rude. upon arrival she had to arrange alternate accommodations for the first night as the previous guests were not checking out for another day. curious that she could screw up bookings with only two rooms to manage. check... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

A beautiful getaway located in the tiny village of El Castillo overlooking the lake and the volcano. Ellen the owner is wonderful, the rooms are wonderful and the view is simply amazing. It is truly a place to go if you want to get away from all the craziness of the world and just relax and enjoy the world. You... More

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Address: El Castillo de La Fortuna, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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