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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My husband and I came to costa rica for our honeymoon and were overwhelmed with the love and happiness of all the people in this country! Our third stop was to El Castillo where we found this amazing B&B. The view is gorgeous, and the room was amazing. Had an amazing time listening to monkeys and reading my book in... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a gem in the Arenal area. The view of Lake Arenal and Mt. Arenal are amazing from the infinity pool and main lodge porch. We had the treat of enjoying the entire main lodge all by ourselves! The village of El Castillo is less touristy than La Fortuna and Nepenthe is well off of the beaten trail so... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The rooms were very nice and clean. The owners were really nice and helpful, and gave us good advice for or drive to Monteverde the next day. There was a very tasty breakfast with fruit, pancakes and rice! Wifi connection is available throughout the lobby of the hotel, and the quality of the connection was from the best that we... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed at Nepenthe for our first 4 nights on our 10 day Costa Rica trip and loved it. It took awhile to get here from San Jose Airport due to the winding country roads and "traffic" (one lane bridges) and we also got lost on the unpaved roads coming from La Fortuna. Finally, with the assistance... More 

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Small hotel, about twelve rooms, located in a hill in the south shore of Arenal Lake. From there you can take a photo of the Volcano with the lake below, the lansdcape is awesome!!. Also customers attention was great, with a continental and local breakfast served on the porch. While having breakfast you can see hummingbirds and even hear the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Despite arriving in the dark in terrible conditions, and during a power cut, we resisted making judgement until the morning and were glad we did. The view is beautiful and the pool was picture perfect. Sadly, getting to and from the B&B is a real struggle - costing us two tyres on our 4x4 vehicle. With no restaurant within walking... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

The views down to the lake, with the pool in the front are amazing. The rooms and the lounge area in general are good. A bit negative is, that they were not 100% clean. We stayed in 2 rooms (the first one was probably the one they need to use when they are fully booked - but all the others... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We loved this B&B. Augustin, Gord and Nancy made us feel very welcome and the room was very comfortable. The views of Arenal Volcano and the lake down below are amazing and the sunsets each evening were spectacular. There is an infinity pool to cool off in and lounge chairs and hammocks to relax in after a day of sightseeing.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The drive to Nepenthe is long, and in some spots, challenging;but, the views are incredible and there are amazing opportunities for monkey sightings, hiking, waterfalls, relaxation, views of the lake and Arenal Volcano. In El Castillo, John's Pizza is everything it is reported to be and the Art Gallery a delightful visit. We did not meet the owners, but Augustin,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

we had the most amazing time at nepenthe... the view is simply amazing, and it IS an infinity pool, with a view of volcanoes and arenal lake... totally overwhelming! everyone there is simply great and trying to make you feel good. the absolute highlight of our trip :-)

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