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El Castillo Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little further down the road but well worth the extra few minutes. With only five rooms we were pampered to the extreme. Scott, the General Manager is the greatest guy and Herson was was always ready to help but I am sorry I didn't get names of the other staff members because they all bent over backwards to ensure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and stayed at El Castillo Hotel for 7 nights. I was amazing. The rooms were beautiful and clean. The food was amazing (My favourite was the Red Snapper in Saffron Sauce!). And the staff were incredible. Very nice and helpful.

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We passed by to have a look and had a drink. Decided to go back the following day to have dinner. Gerson's service was one of the reasons and of course.... the views. Amazing. Dinner was good. Two different chefs (a sushi chef and a pastry chef) came out to explain what they had made for us, which I thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will not go in to too much detail as most of the other reviews sum this place up. Service is outstanding, the hotel is quite unbelievable. The staff could not do enough for us. Thoroughly reccomend and would give this place 6 stars if i could.

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Huntsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The planning of our latest visit to El Castillo began 2 and a half years ago after our first visit. We stayed at a property nearby, then owned by El Castillo's current General Manager Scott, and our trip was so amazing we told him we'd be back to celebrate my 50th birthday. El Castillo is an incredibly beautiful property with... More 

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Thank TandSu97
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I've never been on Trip Advisor and therefore never written a review, but the El Castillo Hotel in Ojochal, Costa Rica was the #1 Best Ever hotel experience that I've ever had! Unbelievable! From Scott D. (Best Hotel Manager in the World) to his entire staff, every single possible thought and care that we could imagine was magically in front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My time at El Castillo was perfect! the worst part was leaving, although even this was made pleasurable as i felt we were just parting with friends. From welcome cocktails on the terrace to calamari starters on our own private balcony, everything was magical. Me and my partner were the only guests due to the time of year, so they... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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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El Castillo Hotel Costa Rica/Ojochal
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