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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Located in the southwest part of Costa Rica, El Castillo is a retreat from the world and all its hustle. Near the most diverse nature reserve in the country and lots of adventure tourism, it is still so tempting to just sit and watch the sun set over the infinity pool and the waves lap on on beach below. Service...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The views from El Castillo are awe inspiring. Having breakfast outside every morning surrounded by natural beauty was exactly what the doctor recommended to beat the winter blues and for true relaxation. The staff (Gerson, Carlos, Daniela & Daniel) is friendly and show genuine care for the guests well-being. They made sure that we were well and loved to offer...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long drive but well worth the trip. What an amazing sunset. We stayed for four nights in April 2016. The staff was amazing, they were attentive and the accommodations were comfortable. The Bamboo room is not to be missed and the local restaurant's have there own flare. We enjoyed nachos and ceviche almost everywhere we went. The breakfast and...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an incredible hotel. My wife and I stayed there for 3 days in December. The staff made us feel like we were the only ones in the hotel. We arrived at dinner time and was greeted with a welcome cocktail and a smile. The staff was always around to help us make reservations and help plan our daily activities....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a week at El Castillo. This was our first trip to Costa Rica, the resort was a bit of drive from the San Jose airport. When we arrived it was dark but Carlos (staff) reassured us "you can't see it now but you have come to paradise". He was right. Beautiful rooms - all of them...

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed December 15, 2016

After a truly great stay in March 2015, we always wanted to come back to this little wonderful boutique Hotel in Ojochal, which we managed for a week early December 2016. And everything lived up to our expectations and more. We knew about the incredible views, the beautiful rooms and magnificent infinity pool, but the true gem of this little...

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Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed December 9, 2016

To the esteemed staff at El Castillo: you are beyond-comparison. You --individually and collaboratively -- created a vacation where we could step away from a world of cares and be (instead) cared for. Your service reflects utmost attention to the smallest details of your hospitality trade, and conveys the deepest capacity of the human heart to be present, available, alert...

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Everett, Washington, United States
Reviewed November 25, 2016

My girl and I stayed in Suite #1 for a week. It's a very long room with balconies at both ends. They keep the balcony doors open on both ends allowing a warm but refreshing breeze to blow through the suite keeping it cool even without the ample air conditioning unit that will cool it down even further if you...

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I knew within minutes of arriving at El Castillo that I had to come back. We spent a week in early October at El Castillo, and it was the best vacation/hotel experience of my life. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very welcoming and accommodating. We had a spectacular view of the ocean with Macaws flying by every morning....

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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Came for business and never wanted to leave. I have never felt so welcome anywhere before. Including visiting family. We were so fortunate the other hotels we tried were full until we came upon this little gem. The fact that it is so small and exclusive has made it incomparable. The staff were so very kind, helpful and friendly. Nothing...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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, free gourmet breakfast, 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: $307 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Castillo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“We loved our garden room. It felt like our own little casita. However, all the rooms are very similar in terms of decor and amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles jacprods, 3 days ago | Read review
“There are only 6 rooms they are all amazing. The view is phenominal from all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 924kenyettar, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We chose the suite in which had the mountains out 1 window and the ocean out the other! Beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles pdavis2264, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Every Room is beautiful and has a view.”
 of 5 bubbles chirndog, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Suite 1 was fantastic. Plenty of room, canopy bed, fresh breeze, large bathroom, wonderful in every way.”
 of 5 bubbles darioi737, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
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