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Hotel Castillo del Arenal

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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We had 2 wonderful nights at el Castillo, beautiful grounds and views. We had a lot of fun doing the sky trek, we did the hike to cerro chato and the arenal volcano, both at the same day, with a wonderful visit to the hot springs. thank you for recommending this tour

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

We were at el castillo for 3 nights, there is so much to do there, sky trek park offers a wide variety of activities. the hotel junior suites offers great view to the volcano, big king size bed nice working A/C. full included breakfast, the road is maybe one of the things to fix, but is ok even for a...

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Amelia Island, Florida
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Stayed a week here... it was unplanned (I escaped from a place to stay I was given in exchange for volunteering). Great views of the volcano, Lake Arenal, and the little town of El Castillo. Clean lovely room with great housekeeping staff and everything I ordered in the restaurant Fusion was delicious also. Staff were always kind and attentive. Refrigerator...

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is not a big fancy resort at all, however the amazing view and the beautiful surroundings makes castillo del arenal unique. We had one one of the bungalows with direct view to the volcano, the sunrise is just amazing how it reflects on the lake. we got to see howler monkeys right behind the room

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

We decided to stay at castillo del arenal in the moment we arrive there. The view to the Arenal Lake and The Arenal Volcano is Just Amazing, we got a great view right from the bungalows. we had the bungalows right by the restaurant.

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Reviewed October 1, 2016

We had a wonderful 3 nights stay at el castillo, We had one of the bungalows facing the volcano, the view to both lake and volcano was just amazing, humming birds every morning at the beautiful gardens, nice place

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Been awhile, this is Ken from your excellent 5 hour horse ride! Love you, Bro! Excellent! TODO Bien! VERY WORTH YOUR TIME to experience Costa Rica! Thanks for your time with me and your personal attention! Blessings!

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Nice cozy hotel, we had one of the junior suites for 2 nights, king size bed and the best view to the arenal volcano and the arenal lake, you can see all right from your room, amazing view, very friendly staff

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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Reviewed August 4, 2016 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...

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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: $54 - $91 (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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“When we booked on booking.com we had to book three bungalows for a family of five but when we got there two bungalows was enough.”
 of 5 bubbles markgharri, May 14, 2016 | Read review
“Check facebook.”
 of 5 bubbles Ortizma57, Feb 27, 2016 | Read review
“Get mobile wifi with your car rental if you're going to be staying here”
 of 5 bubbles 11201Girl, Dec 25, 2015 | Read review
“Bungalows were basic rooms. We had #2 which was close to reception and very convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles Mari2U, Aug 4, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on second floor with private balcony have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles ElliePooh, Jul 28, 2015 | Read review
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