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Hotel Castillo del Arenal

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a decent option to stay in the Arenal area. It is situated close to the lake and the volcano and therefore a good starting point for all the activities in the region. The rooms are spacious and fine comfort wise. Chef Benedict is making a big effort to impress his guests in the restaurant.

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Thank JohnStockton27
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The road was a wee bit rough but the the views alone were worth it. Volcanoes and the mountains views are spectacular and even better in the early morning. The included breakfast was so good the beans & rice with eggs were delicious and the fruit plate tasted like it was just picked that morning. The... More 

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Thank Sasha B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel in el Castilo surround by beautiful gardens, the view to the volcano and lake is just amazing, we had one of the junior suites, on the second floor, nice big room with king size bed, nice working a/c, flat screen tv and great hot water

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Thank whitneygordon17
Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

^Perfect View to the volcano and Arenal Lake, beautiful gardens and sitting areas. very nice friendly staff and very helpful too. we manage to arrange all tour at the front desk, very happy with all the staff service

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Thank baldwinolga
South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had one of the junior suites for 2 nights, the rooms are big with good working A/c, flat screen tv and the best view to the volcano and lake arenal. Very quite and far from the noise of the city, this is the perfect place if you are doing anything at the sky park

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I stayed here for a couple nights in June 2016, for work (EF Tours). Pros: -THE VIEW FROM YOUR CABIN! Really cute cabins, each with a giant window across the back wall, which looks out over the lake and to Arenal Volcano. Really, really cool. Also, the staff folds the towels into cute animal shapes with fresh flowers from outside.... More 

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Jay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A friend and I had booked the basic bungalow, but when we arrived on an exceptionally hot and humid day in mid-April, we realized that we might actually need air conditioning. The friendly and accommodating young woman at the reception desk upgraded us to one of the rooms with a/c for a small price increase. The price difference was well... More 

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Thank Adkmthiker
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We stayed at this hotel for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was excellent, we ate both breakfast and dinner and it exceeded our expectations. The rooms were very nice with plenty of space and our rooms were cleaned every day. The staff were really helpful and nice and helped us book our activities. The views were... More 

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Jackson Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I've stayed in so many different hotels my whole life all around the world but this was something out of a dream. From the moment you arrive you'll be greeted by such lovely hotel staff who guide you to your room after you go over the same yada yada. The views all around are breathtaking , something out of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed three nights in this hotel up the mountain. The first night we slept in a small bungalow and the other two nights we stayed in a junior suite with two balconies. This room is worth the price difference. The view over the volcano and lake Arenal is great. The breakfast is good and the staff is very friendly... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Castillo del Arenal overlooks the beautiful little village of El Castillo, and looks on to the majestic Arenal Volcano. Its 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 6.5 km 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 

Additional Information about Hotel Castillo del Arenal

Address: | 6 km from Arenal Volcano National Park, 400m south of School, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $48 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Castillo del Arenal 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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