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Hotel Castillo del Arenal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Kilometros suroeste del Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal. | 400 mtrs suroeste de La Escuela El Castillo., El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
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“great view and serene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

this is a fantastic place.. simple and really great staff .. the brothers manage the place and ensure they go out of their way to help. they recommended a snake zoo rather a reptile zoo near by that was truly memorable. its close to sky trek if thats the company you are going with. the road to get here was bad and you would probably feel good in a 4x4 but can take a sedan too. however they plan to make the road soon so you never know by the time you read this maybe !
rooms were comfy and had additional beds. its a drive to la fortuna. the food place they recommended was awesome too -la choza del laurel. authentic food, great price and so delicious. would recommend a night pass for tabacon hot springs as well. worth every penny without staying there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The hotel is a bit far from La Fortuna, there is like a 30 minutes drive from the main street to get to the hotel and the road is REALLY REALLY bad. The place is really quiet and cozy. We stayed at the Superior rooms they had private bath with hot water, air conditioning, WiFi, really clean and a balcony with a excellent view of the volcano and lake, this is the big PRO of the hotel, how ever there was no T.V and they also had a coffee maker but didnt provide coffee or cups. The restaurant was really nice and also had a great view, the food was a bit short on salt but it wasnt bad. The breakfast was included, they gave us 2 options continental (fruits) or tipico (gallo pinto, eggs cheese and fried plantain with tortilla). The service was great all the employees were really friendly and treated us nicely, they offered and suggested different tours.
Pros: View, quietness, cleaness
Cons: really bad road, no tv
Suggestions: add a small refrigerator to the rooms

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

It's a good place with an excellent restaurant. We stay there 1 night and went back the next day for the dinner.
The rooms are very comfortable and have a good view to the volcano.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Kilometros suroeste del Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal. | 400 mtrs suroeste de La Escuela El Castillo., El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 506, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Castillo del Arenal 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Founded by Mr. All our rooms have the best view to the Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal. (6,5 Km from the National Park and 700 from the Lake). With more and more travelers choosing to skip the crowded resorts of La Fortuna, Arenal El Castillo in the Arenal Volcano is now becoming the place where you can find the best and quiet hotels in the area. One of the first hotels in el Castillo overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal; 25 minutes from the town of La Fortuna. Accommodations with comfortable beds, private CASITAS (Houses). The Resort is limited to 40 guests and is strategically located for exploring the Arenal Area. We offer environmental and organic themes. An alternative to escape the crowd. Enjoy, adventure hiking, fishing, zip lines, horse back riding, exploring, all this beautiful area. A unique blend of Costa Rica cultures with traditional villages.Our uniqueness lies in the versatility of International and local cuisine. Food & guest services can be personalized in our Fusion Grill Bar Restaurant of curse with the best view to the Volcano and lake. We are not perfect, but we practice conservation and preservation of the natural surroundings. Our location is very accessible for all types of vehicles. Be sure you will be the most important person in our hotel. Juvenal Obregon and his family. ... more   less 
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