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“Only one night but enough to know this place is amazing!”
Review of Alma de Ojochal

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Alma de Ojochal
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ojochal
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

After a month long stay in various areas of Costa Rica, we wound down the tail end of our trip with a water taxi ride (Zuma Tours) from Montezuma to Jaco and connecting shuttle/taxi to Dominical/Ojochal. The ride to the hotel was a bit of 4-wheel drive adventure up the mountain to a truly amazing place overlooking the ocean and beautiful grounds! The owners are absolutely fabulous, gracious hosts who also own the El Castillo. Had the best fresh snapper entree in all of Costa Rica at El Castillo! Stayed in a king room at Alma de Ojochal on the top level overlooking the ocean from our spectacular balcony. The rooms are air conditioned, impeccably clean, nicely appointed with ample lounging space on the balcony. The main building has a wonderful pool with great photo opportunities and awesome open dining among the treetops. The hotel is convenient to Palmar Sur airport for a quick flight back to San Jose international. We had a whirlwind stay (one night) before flying out of Palmar Sur on Nature Air to San Jose and back to the US. We know enough from our 1 day in Ojochal to make this area a focus for our next trip later this year! You will definitely want to stay at Alma or El Castillo if you're in the Ojochal/Domincal area!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Truly a tranquil setting amongst the tree tops overlooking the ocean. Mornings spent gazing out at the beautiful variety of birds plentiful in this little peace of heaven. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The hosts are gracious and caring. They offered help when needed and direction in choices. The food always special under Russells direction.Loved it and hope to return soon.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Russell and Scott are gracious hosts. The hotel is what everyone says! The rooms are small, but who spends time in doors anyway? Do not hesitate to visit the guys and become one of the family! Also, Russell is an amazing chef! We ate both nights we were there at El Castillo, their other place, and were so very impressed by the meals!
Also want to shout out to Juan! Great conversation and service!! Great hotel, great time! Thanks Guys. See you soon!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We've enjoyed our stay in room no. 2 (of only 5) a lot. The huge terrasse with it's beautiful ocean/forrest views was just amazing. The room was big enough and quite stylish, same for the bathroom. From the restaurant you can enjoy the very same views - unspoiled and beautiful, oceanview & lot's of birds.
There are a view things, which could be optimized: have a reading lamp on both sides of the bed, have a hammock/rocking/lounge chairs on the terrasse, and have more sunbeds/chairs next to the pool - so everybody can find a place to sit.

Be aware: you need to have an 4xdrive to access the hotel, since the driveway is a real challenge. There are a few restaurants in the area - but you always have to go by car.

I will def. come back - the hotel is just great.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank KatrininBerlin
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Thank you for a great stay! The only thing we regret is not to have stayed more time. Incredible setting, beautiful views, great breakfast and service from the two American (USA) owners that are very nice and make the place even better. The room with a balcony overlooking the forest full of tropical birds and the ocean in the distance. Very close to a super natural beach to walk on and spend a few hours We stayed there to take the boat next morning in Sierpe (1 hour away) to Corcovado, great choice!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Micaela D
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

This belongs to the top three out of the hotel we stayed at in Costa Rica. We are primarily interested in the quiet opportunity to training and we had our own MTB on the trip. We also want it to be peaceful and quiet at the hotel we were staying. Just a few kilometers there are totally unmarked roads down to deserted beaches which suited us perfectly. The hotel is wonderful with fantastic views and a nice pool. WiFi in the room with great speed! The only thing we can remark is that the service at breakfast was sometimes a little slow but we are pretty impatient

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

This place is just plain awesome!! Beautiful, clean, private rooms, with elegant style and details. Super comfortable bed, we slept great and woke to stunning views from the private deck of the suite. Fantastic mountain top pool with equally great views, even better in person than the photos can capture. Scott and Russel give a really warm welcome and make you feel right at home. The Azul restaurant a short walk way is the best restaurant I've ever been to in my life! Food quality, ocean and river view, great wine, and friendly service were all top notch! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alma de Ojochal

Address: Calle Perezoso | 800 mtrs este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ojochal
Price Range: $92 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alma de Ojochal 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a mountain overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Alma de Ojochal awaits giving you a respite to connect with your soul. Alma boasts 5 well appointed rooms, incredible views of the ocean and impeccable service. Come celebrate your life. ... more   less 
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