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Everett, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girl and I stayed in Suite #1 for a week. It's a very long room with balconies at both ends. They keep the balcony doors open on both ends allowing a warm but refreshing breeze to blow through the suite keeping it cool even without the ample air conditioning unit that will cool it down even further if you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was absolutely the most fabulous hotel experience ever. We travel frequently and stayed at this property b/c our friends have stayed there on prior occasions. The manager Scott, chef Danny and the entire staff was delightful and exceeded every expectation. They knew each guest, remembered your drink preferences and accommodated every whim. My boyfriend jokingly asked at dinner for... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
2 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I knew within minutes of arriving at El Castillo that I had to come back. We spent a week in early October at El Castillo, and it was the best vacation/hotel experience of my life. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very welcoming and accommodating. We had a spectacular view of the ocean with Macaws flying by every morning.... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Came for business and never wanted to leave. I have never felt so welcome anywhere before. Including visiting family. We were so fortunate the other hotels we tried were full until we came upon this little gem. The fact that it is so small and exclusive has made it incomparable. The staff were so very kind, helpful and friendly. Nothing... More 

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed at El Castillo Luxury Boutique Hotel in Costa Rica from late September to early October 2016.  I have to say that our stay was phenomenal.  First the view is breathtaking, looks exactly like the pictures online and at night the sound of the water is superb.  Secondly the staff is very helpful and friendly.  They... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

As Scott and his staff say and say often: “No Worries” and they mean it. We recently spent a wonderful week at El Castillo. We chose the hotel because of the unbelievable reviews on TripAdvisor, but were still unprepared for the service we received. Scott and his staff (Kerley, Zoe, and everyone there week of 8/22) was very attentive and... More 

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Management response:

Hello! We appreciate you taking the time to rate and review the El Castillo. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us! I'll be sure to let Scott and the team know how much you felt cared for and attended to. Thank you as well for the suggestion about the name tags. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

With much anticipation I booked El Castillo as our 4th hotel in Costa Rica hoping to have saved the best for our last night of vacation. After having read so many great reviews I felt that I was in the wrong hotel! Our entire stay was tempered by our checkin experience. There was no welcome, no friendly courtesies we have... More 

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Scott D, General Manager at El Castillo Hotel, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your feedback. It makes us better. As I stated in my phone message to you, I am deeply sorry for your experience. We have very high standards at El Castillo and did not meet them with you. As a staff, we have discussed the situation and will work to ensure all guests have the experience we... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We just spent our birthday week at El Castillo - We decided to splurge a bit and did the 4 night romantic getaway package and it delivered ALL that it promised, and more!!! What a treat! The Garza island tour was an unexpected delightful experience - truly a pleasure and a delight!! A Robinson Caruso-esque 1/2 day on a pristine,... More 

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

El Castillo Hotel is where my husband and I stayed for 6 nights during our recent honeymoon in Costa Rica. The stay here was so memorable and beautiful. Scott the manager was so accommodating when we asked him if we could extend our stay a few extra nights and Kerley and Gerson were both exceptional staff members. Everyone there is... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

After spending 3 weeks in Costa Rica, my wife and I decided to finish our holiday staying at El Castillo. What a great decision! The hotel has one of the most amazing views I have ever experienced - especially beautiful from the infinity pool. It was our 30th anniversary so the staff made us an amazing anniversary meal complete with... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Castillo is an adults-only, luxury boutique hotel known for its incredible staff, over-the-top service, 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 

Additional Information about El Castillo Hotel

Address: Calle Perezoso | 300 Mtrs Este de Costanera, Ojochal 60501, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Ojochal
Price Range: $393 - $726 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Castillo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Suite 1 was fantastic. Plenty of room, canopy bed, fresh breeze, large bathroom, wonderful in every way.”
 of 5 bubbles darioi737, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms have an ocean view. garden cottage room doesn't but is so private and delightful you don't miss out on anything.”
 of 5 bubbles gordypt, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have amazing views of the ocean, but suites give a view of the rain forest/mountains in the back as well.”
 of 5 bubbles CFardo, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“5 rooms 2/ ocean view. The 2 OV suites #1 and #5 are spacious, awesome +side and back views of the coast and mountains as well.”
 of 5 bubbles GandLocity, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are probably good. Ocean view is a bonus. Garden view is majestic.”
 of 5 bubbles eros8801, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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