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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We planned to stay here 2 nights but made it 4! What a great view on Arenal, friendly people, good breakfast, small but sufficient swimming pool and a pooltable (free to use!!). We especially appreciated the folded towels (swan or a basked or snail) each day after cleaning!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

After driving for almost an hour down a dirt road in a pouring rainstorm, we arrived only to discover they had given our pre-paid room to someone else. Eduardo was nowhere to be found. They gave us a terrible room with one tiny window for the night. Eduardo finally showed up about 9:45 the next morning and offered us a... More 

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Sheffield
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Really loved the hotel. Basic rooms, but the restaurant and food make up for it. The view is spectacular, even though the volcano is no longer smoking. We stayed in a bungalow. Really missed having a balcony so should have stayed in an apartment. Chef Benedict is a funny guy. A real character. We really liked José too. Great village.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed at the Hotel El Castillo del Arenal for 2 wonderful days! The property is beautiful with amazing views! The staff was attentive and courteous to our every need! Eduardo, Carlos, Jose, Fermine, and Chef Miguel were great and the food was AWESOME! They made us feel like family the entire stay! Best food in Costa Rica--hands down! This... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

We spent two days of our last leg in Costa Rica here. after having being spoilt in other hotels, we were disappointed in this one. They didn't have our reservation, the toilet overflowed while we were at breakfast (the floor was under a cm of water when we walked in), there were no shelves or chairs - we asked for... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Nice private rooms with nice seeing ont the Arenal Lake ! Many birds around, and the managers are very nice ! The only problem is the road to El Castillo...8km of bumping ! But it's usual in Costa Rica and it would be fix on march 2013 ...Restaurant is nice and a lot of typical meal !

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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We loved this out-of-the-way little hotel on a hill. It looks directly at Volcan Arenal, though we only got glimpses in the December weather. The staff and especially the director, Eduardo, were friendly and we felt we were being welcomed into their home place, not just tourists but guests. The food was terrific, the free breakfasts ample and varied (from... More 

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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

The cabins and superior rooms overlook Arenal Volcano, a lush river valley with many birds, and, in the distance, Lake Arenal. The rooms are simple but comfortable, with picture windows facing the volcano. Restaurant breakfasts (included) and dinners ($8-10) were generous and service was prompt and attentive. Hot water was not a problem. Eduardo, the manager, gave helpful advice about... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2012

We stayed at Cabins El CAstillo last september. The room price was 50$ with breafast. Since we arrived very tired to El CAstillo, we decided to have dinner on site. The restaurant is over-priced and the quality is bad. Servings are small and service is slow. We had dinner and went to the room. There was no hot water in... More 

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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Nothing wrong with the place but nothing great either. Unfortunately was cloudy every day so cant comment on the view of the volcano.

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Additional Information about Cabinas El Castillo

Address: El Castillo Village, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $77 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
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“The balcony rooms were private and provide great views of the Volcano. Birds and animals can be seen everywhere.”
 of 5 bubbles RobetC, 21 May 2013 | Read review
“The superior rooms are higher with balconies and better views, but the cabin views are very good too.”
  • Arenal Volcano from Hotel (Cabinas) El Castillo
 of 5 bubbles Emma101NH, 15 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Choose another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Maria_del_Mar_I, 4 Oct 2012 | Read review
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