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Rogers, AR
Reviewed 15 May 2016

My husband and I just returned from Costa Rica and although we did not stay a the hotel, we did enjoy their offering of a day on a private island. We met Michael at the hotel and he got everything ready to go. Once we were ready we took a short boat ride to the island. A 5 minute walk...

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Completely and very stylishly renovated only 4 months ago this hotel is a great stay with amazing infinity pool views of the beach and jungle all around. Big rooms with AC, very comfy beds and nice bathrooms, sea-view balconies, amazing pool deck, delicious passion fruit mojitos and best service we've had in Costa Rica. My boyfriend forgot his wallet in...

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Holliston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This boutique hotel is simply amazing from the welcome cocktail to check out 9 days later everything was perfection. The location is outstanding with gorgeous views of the ocean and infinity pool from every room of the hotel. Ojochal is a 3.5 hour drive south from the airport but trust me it is well worth the ride once you get...

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Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 29 April 2016

El Castillo is serene, lovely, warm, and comfortable. The photos are accurate. The staff are friendly and easy-going, with no hint of snobbery. The guests were also relaxed and friendly. We ate at citrus which is always wonderful, but we wished for another night to eat at Azul (the restaurant on the property). The hotel of only 6 rooms is...

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The sights are beautiful and the feeling is peaceful and the NEW chef Pablo is incredible! The food is amazing! The new owner is such an incredibly friendly person and welcomes everyone. Scott, the manager, does such an incredible job of keeping this place a true gem in the jungle. We took their boat ride to the island with private...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The El Castillo Hotel down the road from Uvita has a million dollar view. They have six rooms 2x Suites at about $500, 2x Rooms with a View $390 and 2x Jungle View Rooms at $290 a night with breakfast. The staff will treat you like a King and Queen. The food is priced right for the quality. Sushi Night...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This place is awesome, and the views are incredible. We rented a house down the road and ended up going here regularly for drinks, good food and lounging in the infinity pool. The freshly made frozen mojitos were dreamy. It's very nice but not stuffy.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stayed here as a couple at the end of March for a special anniversary and are both of the opinion this is the best hotel we have ever stayed in. It is very rare to find a perfect location, perfect accommodation and perfect customer service but this hotel scores 5* + for all of them. From the initial email...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Finding the perfect place to celebrate my 50th B day was hard. Somehow I ended up reading some reviews about El Castillo and I reached out to Scott about planning our trip. Let me just say that he sold me from his first email. He was so great to work with about the planning and then we arrived...FANTASTIC! Scott and...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We turned off the main road that goes through Uvita and Ojochal and ascended to the driveway for El Castillo. From the flowering vines hanging over the car park, bubbling fountain, views of mountains behind it, seemingly endless ocean views in front of it-- I knew we made the right choice when we pulled up to El Castillo. I researched...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

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: $392 - $709 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Castillo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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El Castillo Hotel Costa Rica/Ojochal
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