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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Wow - it is hard to say what was best. An amazing view. An amazing pool. An amazing suite and the food - oh you can't forget the food. Oh maybe the best part was the amazing staff? I was treated like a Queen! Thanks for a fabulous week.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Take a small boat to a simple island. Walk through with your captain/guide. See a flock of Scarlet Macaw. Enjoy cocktails in fresh coconuts. Sunset on a beautiful beach, shared with no one else. Eat a delicious dinner under the stars surrounded by torches. Then sip after dinner drinks on beach chairs while watching your Bon fire turn to simmering... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Can't imagine a better view in Costa Rica. Wonderful accommodations, great food, great service. Scott, Kerley and staff are a joy to be around and they take care of anything you need. How lucky were we to find this resort? Thanks team El Castillo.

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Thank williamAkeller
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Hosts of this property are the best. They make you feel pampered and relaxed. We have stayed here twice. They arrange day trips and welcome you back to one of the most gorgeous views on earth. Last year, when it was my daughter's birthday, they made her a personal birthday cake and bought her a little gift. Attention to... More 

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Hawarden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2016

We spent five wonderful days and nights here in mid March. We were welcomed by Kerley, the assistant manager who told us to treat the hotel as our home. We received two delicious fruit juice drinks amply laced with a good quality rum. With only five sea view rooms and one garden room, there was plenty of room for the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

I attended a business mastermind retreat at El Castillo this month. As we headed up the steep road, I thought to my self "what am I getting into?" But when the shuttle stopped and I got out and walked through the doors of El Castillo, the view took my breath away. For the next 7 days that I stayed at... More 

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Thank Nicole D
Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Most needs and wishes were met even even before I could voice them. The view is breathtaking in every direction, beginning as you enter the hotel with a vista over the pool and ocean. Bed was extremely comfortable; beautiful pool which I had to myself early mornings; delicious food and exotic fresh fruit drinks; and warm, caring service. The owner,... More 

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Thank Bonnie F
Orlando, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I hosted a 5-day business retreat at El Castillo and everything was AMAZINGLY Fantastic! The hotel was wonderful and the staff could not be more professional and attentive. Everyone was so friendly and warm and made my guests feel completely welcome. I'm already being asked by the people who attended when I'll host another retreat at this exact same location.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

I attended a business function at El Castillo for a few days which were followed by a couple more days of down time. During my entire stay, the staff was 110% attentive to everything we/I needed. i am not sure which was better - the views, the accommodations, or the service! No details were ignored. No need was unmet. Every... More 

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Thank ComeOnGetReal
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Scott, the general manager, and staff(Kerly, Zoe, etc), exemplified what customer service means. The service, food, drinks, pool, view, and the attention to detail Scott gave to our planned excursions, exceeded any expectation we ever had. We are not wishing to return, we are planning on returning. Thanks so much.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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 - $729 (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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