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Nepenthe B&B

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La Fortuna, San Carlos | 100 m este y 1.5km sur de la Escuela, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ventured up to Castillo and were happy to discover Nepenthe, a place of no sorrows. The setting is lovely, rooms are comfortable. There's a pool, wi fi, breakfast and an amazing view. Agustin, the manager is fascinating and helpful. We saw monkeys in the trees and baby goats nearby,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed here in March 2015 for 3 nights and we would both highly recommend this B&B. It is not the cheapest in the area, but we could not have been happier with our choice. It sits in the heart of the National Park, in the shadow of Arenal Volcano, and overlooking the dam, so it is... More 

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Riverbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

As advertised the views are just incredible, the service is fantastic, Augustine handles all the details of any excursion, chef Benedict is a master, the best Ceviche ever! The spa is world class, and Señor Gordon is a wonderful host.

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El Castillo, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife and I spent our 7th wedding anniversary at Nepenthe… really nice, we enjoyed every minute. We got royalty treatment from the staff, the views are spectacular, the amenities are warm and comfortable, and dinner at their restaurant Benedicts Steak House was superb. I recommend either the cerviche or chef salad for starters, and then any of the entrees... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My fiance and I stayed at this establishment for a few nights at the end of our trip to Costa Rica. As it was July and the low season, we were the only guests. Regardless, we were treated wonderfully and the staff was very attentive, before and during the stay. Breakfast was always ready in the morning, no matter the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Absolutely incredible! The view was breathtaking, the manager, Augustine, was extremely kind and helpful. The restaurant on site, with Chef Benedict, served some of the best food I've ever had. Highly recommend going to the Arenal National Park; stunning views and gorgeous nature. I cannot rave about this place enough!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed here on our trip to Costa Rica right after getting engaged. It's a bit of a drive to get there, especially the last bit, but totally worth it at the end. An incredible view, lovely porch and pool, hot tub, great food, and interesting hosts. The restaurant was just being set up at the time, but we liked... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed at Nepenthe for four to five days. The weather was clearly not on our side, so we got a lot of water on our heads! Nevertheless, even with that weather, we could still enjoy the peaceful scenery around us. It's not easy to find it - that's true, so make sure you load the map on WAZE. That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful room with wild hummingbirds feeding in the hedge outside. Fantastic views over Lake Arenal from the rooms and the infinity pool, even in a tropical downpour! Well worth the steep, bumpy access track to get there.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was 1 of out 5 hotels we stayed at in CR. Overall, the stay was wonderful. You can’t beat the view (best view for our trip). The place is very tranquil with no sound of traffic. You get woken up by the birds and the rain. There are some sheep/lamb onsite in the meadow (we enjoyed that). We walked... More 

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