El Castillo is a small hotel - only 5 or so rooms - and is a perfect place to stay. The owner John is a gracious host. We had an upstairs room with a great view - very much enjoyed waking up to a view of the ocean, and watching morning activity on the water. It was one of the few rooms we stayed in during our Costa Rica stay that had reading lamps on both sides of the beds, with bulbs bright enough to really read by. Lack of light was a persistent problem throughout CR - dim lighting, usually only one reading lamp, one or no chairs to sit in while reading. El Castillo, in contrast, DID have adequate light. We were a bit disappointed there were no chairs on the balcony adjacent to out room - but John explained they'd had problems in the past when chiars were provided. The downstairs lobby/reception area was a great place to relax and enjoy the view, plus there was a nice cool breeze moving through. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend to others.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- El Castillo Hotel Costa Rica/Ojochal