This place is amazing, the view, the staff, the food, the rooms, EVERYTHING was amazing. 5 star cuisine and 5 star service. We had just come up from a few days of adventure in the peninsula and were just passing through Ojochal for one night. David, the manager of the on site restaurant Azul, greeted us at the door and offered to help us with our luggage, and the service only got better from there. We were so impressed by El Castillo's service and food we received I begged my husband to let us stay another night. When we asked John the GM about it, he said "Absolutely, we would love to have you another night." Scott made last minute supper arrangements for us, setting up a table pool side and candlelit over looking the Pacific, and the whole time insisting that it was his pleasure to do it. Russell, the head chef at El Castillo and their restaurant Azul, served up the best food I possibly have ever eaten in my life. I'm a picky vegetarian and I didn't need to make one modification to the food I ordered because it was fresh and clean and delicious. I cleaned my plate at every meal something that is unheard of for me. For breakfast every morning we walked down to the same table set up poolside for us since we so much enjoyed it that first night, and we never had to ask. While in the infinity pool taking a dip, I made a comment to my husband "This must be what rich people feel like when they are on vacation". El Castillo felt like our own private castle and the staff made us feel that they were there just for us, it was amazing. I got married just two years ago and I kept thinking how El Castillo would've been the perfect place to have had our honeymoon at. This place really is beautiful and you will not be disappointed, we were actually sad to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A serene spot with an incredible view perched 300 feet above the Pacific Ocean. This cozy boutique hotel boasts an infinity pool, large rooms, spacious suites, king beds, air-conditioning, wi-fi, in-room safes and small refrigerators. All rooms have a view of the ocean and sunset. Castillo also has one of the top restaurants in the area. Truly a special hotel in a beautiful spot in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Castillo Hotel Costa Rica/Ojochal