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El Castillo Hotel

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#3 of 6 hotels in Ojochal
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
There is a reason our nine-room adult-only luxury hotel is named The Castle: The magnificent structure perched 600 feet above the Pacific Ocean has arguably the most dramatic view in all of Costa Rica. Spectacular, yes. Stuffy, no. Our exceptional staff will ensure your vacation is the greatest of your lifetime. Dine at El Castillo’s own restaurant, Castillo’s Kitchen, a Chef’s Table concept mastering the evolution of Costa Rican cuisine. Experience elements of Costa Rica in every dish in a new and innovative way. Chef Pablo will dazzle you. Welcome to the jungle and about three percent of the biodiversity on this side of the planet. If you prefer wildlife over nightlife, this is the place for you. Whale watching, snorkeling, hiking, deep-sea fishing, zip lining, surfing, kayaking, beach combing, and sea turtle viewing are all within minutes of El Castillo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Calle Perezoso 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501 Costa Rica
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Palmur Sur Airport15 mi
Puerto Jimenez Airport44 mi
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The place, the staff, the food, the service is all first class. The view from el Castillo is sensational, you can spend the whole trip just looking throught your window. The chef know what he is doing. But the staff makes you feel home and taken care of. I strongly reccomend to all.
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Wow, again and again we are impressed with El Castillo. Let me start with the location . Who does want to dine or play in an infinity pool on top of a mountain overlooking not just the ocean, but a little island. The breakfast is plenty, fresh, and very Costa Rican. I love the rice and beans breakfast so much that I had it every day although they have plenty of additional great selections. Cute beaches are very close by from the less touristy and more local ones to the Marino Balleno Park (which you definitely have to visit during low tide!!). Gerson and Vanessa are wonderful and knowledgeable to cater to your individual day excursion needs. We always enjoyed their tips on what to do, see, and where to snack on our little day adventures. Pablo and David, El Castillo's magical cooks are undeniable geniuses. I am pretty spoiled when it comes to food but here I never once had a complaint but rather many many happy moments in my tummy. I so grave their food that I barely explored other wonderful culinary options in the area. The rooms are large with very comfortable beds and mattresses that are not too soft and not too hard. Very spacious shower for two and nice little balcony area. We always feel that there is enough privacy to enjoy this place as a romantic getaway to disconnect from the busy world we live in. As a tip, visit Cafe Diversa for a once in a lifetime coffee experience. Gerson and Vanessa can organize this for you. AND...don't forget a 4-wheel drive. Believe me, you have way more options on what roads to take and where to go.
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One word, Amazing! Everything about this hotel was great, from the polite staff, to the freshly prepared food, and the environment. Everyone should experience a hotel like this at least once in their lifetime. Kenyata
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I cannot recommend this place enough! The beauty, the food, and the staff made this the most incredible trip for my husband and I. The chef is one of a kind, and so is the accommodating staff and views. They went above and beyond to make this trip the best we have ever had. A true ‘experience’ of your senses. Truly grateful for El Castillo!
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My husband and I booked our trip very last minute and the whole staff went above and beyond to be accommodating. We had previously visited Costa Rica and came to the bar at this hotel since friends were staying here and highly recommended it. After seeing how beautiful it was we knew we had to stay here. When we first arrived we were greeted with welcome drinks and our luggage handled. Each day the breakfast was 5 stars and they were very open to dietary restrictions, specially vegetarian. The staff is extremely knowledgeable on the best places, beaches, and restaurants to visit and very helpful to find fun new things to do. The chef and in house restaurant were a big highlight for our last night there. One of the best things about this hotel is how well trained and kind all the staff members are. They want to make sure you have the best time possible and were such genuine people. An amazing representation of Costa Rican hospitality. I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone looking to travel to Costa Rica!
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$169 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOjochal
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