We spent two nights here and were very happy with the views and the friendliness of the owners/staff. We were not really impressed with the quality of the linens or lack of chairs for our room - we asked for some more so we could sit on our balcony and even though most of the other rooms were vacant they would not spare us 2 outside chairs and suggested we put the cumbersome wicker chairs in our room out on the balcony... Aside from the sparseness and mediocre quality of room decor it was a lovely place. We could walk down to the little town or up the hill to the reptile museum (awesome!) or the butterfly conservatory. The food was decent and the staff were all very nice. Once again, come here for the amazing views you can enjoy from your room or the bar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Castillo del Arenal overlooks the beautiful little village of El Castillo, and look on to the majestic Arenal Volcano. It's amazing location allows guests to enjoy views of both the volcano and lake. Hotel Castillo del Arenal is a family owned business located in a beautiful, quiet and unique area in Arenal. All our rooms have stunning views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Our Hotel is only 6.5Km from the National Park and 700 mts from the Arenal Lake, and 25 min from the town of La Fortuna. We are very accessible for all types of vehicle With more and more travelers choosing to skip the crowded resorts of La Fortuna, the town of El Castillo near the Arenal Volcano is now becoming the place where you can find the most unique and peaceful hotels in the area. ... more less
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