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El Castillo Hotel

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With much anticipation I booked El Castillo as our 4th hotel in Costa Rica hoping to have saved the best for our last night of vacation. After having read so many great reviews I felt that I was in the wrong hotel! Our entire stay was tempered by our checkin experience. There was no welcome, no friendly courtesies we have... More 

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1 Thank michaeladecker
Scott D, General Manager at El Castillo Hotel, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your feedback. It makes us better. As I stated in my phone message to you, I am deeply sorry for your experience. We have very high standards at El Castillo and did not meet them with you. As a staff, we have discussed the situation and will work to ensure all guests have the experience we... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent our birthday week at El Castillo - We decided to splurge a bit and did the 4 night romantic getaway package and it delivered ALL that it promised, and more!!! What a treat! The Garza island tour was an unexpected delightful experience - truly a pleasure and a delight!! A Robinson Caruso-esque 1/2 day on a pristine,... More 

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Thank GandLocity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Castillo Hotel is where my husband and I stayed for 6 nights during our recent honeymoon in Costa Rica. The stay here was so memorable and beautiful. Scott the manager was so accommodating when we asked him if we could extend our stay a few extra nights and Kerley and Gerson were both exceptional staff members. Everyone there is... More 

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Thank Esmeralda M
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After spending 3 weeks in Costa Rica, my wife and I decided to finish our holiday staying at El Castillo. What a great decision! The hotel has one of the most amazing views I have ever experienced - especially beautiful from the infinity pool. It was our 30th anniversary so the staff made us an amazing anniversary meal complete with... More 

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Thank Lincoln22Traveler
Ojochal, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impeccable views, savory food and immaculate service- need I say more? Just walking through the doors of this hotel will render anyone speechless. At first glance, you find yourself staring straight out the infinity-edged pool to the blues skies and cool ocean.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Castillo staff was helpful and accommodating. Prepare yourself to be catered to. The beaches you can walk to from the hotel will only have a sand bar above water during high tide, so instead, take a 10 minute car ride to the bigger beaches so you can enjoy more time on the beach. From the hotel, you can see... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, El Castillo is the loveliest place we've ever visited. We were greeted by Kurly as soon as we arrived to check in and another staff member brought us our welcome cocktails. I couldn't help but look around and say "this is amazing" throughout the checkin process. The views, the decor and the sounds of relaxation really wowed me.... More 

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Cleveland Ohio USA
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107 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My group of 5 teenaged girls and I decided to be spontaneous and get a sunset drink at El Castillo. Our waiter Dariel was most gracious and the drinks were great. The manager Scott happened to greet us and gave us a crash course about the property. Unbeknownst to us, there was a sushi bar, but unbeknownst to Scott, we... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enter through the front doors to the breathtaking view of the lounge, infinity pool, river, Pacific Ocean and sky. This is a do not miss for any trip to southern Costa Rica. The staff, including Scott, the most gracious general manager, Gerson, Zoe, Harold, and Kerley, are all very friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and focused on providing you with the best,... More 

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Davis, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Wow, so hard to describe this place. Small, 6 rooms, and thus cozy and very personalized. Attention paid to every little detail. Wonderful fresh breakfast anytime after we woke up. Spectacular view from our ocean view suite to the jungle as well as the private island/beach. If you like to read and enjoy napping the upgrade to the suits are... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Castillo is an adults-only, luxury boutique hotel known for its incredible staff, over-the-top service, and exclusive beach on a nearby private island. Perched 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean, the magnificent structure has arguably the most dramatic view in all of Costa Rica. Enjoy the infinity pool on the main level or relax in a cabana on the ocean-view deck below, which features a bar, Jacuzzi pool, and a full menu of in-cabana spa treatments. The fabulous Azul Restaurant & Bar, located inside the hotel, specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. El Castillo is a special place - stay as our guests or rent the entire hotel and let our staff spoil you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Castillo Hotel

Address: Calle Perezoso | 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range: $209 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Castillo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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