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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 #5 of 6 El Castillo B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014
Greenjag Warrington, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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47 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Located in a tiny village, the nido del colibri is a charming spot to spend a few days in the calm. To access the house, one has to climb a very steep hill for 3 minutes (and that's if you walk fast). It add to the charm of the place. The room are rather small and would need to be... More

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Cobano, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This little piece of heaven is located in the center of El Castillo, over looking the lake and volcano. Ellen the owner is more than accommodating and makes you feel like you are at home with family. The views are out of this world while the rooms are not only clean and spacious but provide a great nights sleep on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

El Castillo is about half hour drive on an unpaved road. The flora and fauna, the trees and the drive, the locals, and the animals, are some of the sights you will see as you approach El Castillo. There perched is the B&B run by Ellen. Every detail to your comfortable stay is catered to, and if you need help... 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
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Also Known As:
Hummingbird Nest Hotel El Castillo
Hummingbird Nest Bed And Breakfast

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Quiet, private, 2 room B&B nestled among the trees w/ lush vegetation, immaculate gardens buzzing w/ hummingbirds & butterflies...direct views of Volcano Arenal & panoramic of Lake Arenal...soak at night in the hot tub watching the volcano and sounds of wildlife. We have a spa onsite with holistic services and massage for your convenience. We can book all your tours to local attractions. Central to the village of El Castillo, just a short drive from La Fortuna. We have restaurants close by and many activities and tours to choose from. ... more   less 
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