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Paris, France
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I stayed here in December 2013 with my husband and my mother. We really enjoyed watching all of the birds from the upstairs balcony. This was the only place we saw toucans during our time in Costa Rica, and of course there were a plethora of hummingbirds. The view of the volcano was also splendid, the breakfast delicious and the...

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The plus points...set in beautiful gardens with birds and a lovely hot tub ( very welcome as we had a cold and wet day). Good view of the volcano ( at least, in good weather). Very good breakfast. Two pleasant restaurants within walking distance. The minus points...hostess seemed to be going through the motions and wasn't very welcoming. Room very...

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3Thank Greenjag
Brasov, Romania
Reviewed 1 March 2014

We got here by chance, the sign on the road is rather small and you don't really get to see it, the path through the wildgrowing bush is steep and quite long, if you're coming from mthe street below and not from the hotel nearby, on the top of the hill, but once you get up there it is simply...

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Salem, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 March 2014

A gem of a place set in what turned out to be a fantastic launching pad for surrounding activities. Close to zip lining, hikes to waterfalls, thermal spas, butterfly conservatory and more. Nearby restaurants excellent, one of the best only 30 sec walk away. A great location to stay for a 4-7 days. Room was clean and comfy. Views as...

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 January 2014

A very charming boutique hotel tucked away into lush surroundings. Clean and quiet with beautifully maintained grounds. The village of El Castillo is sleepy but as much activity as you might want is just a short walk or drive away and Ellen, the proprietor won't steer you wrong. She was very knowledgeable and helpful to my friend and I in...

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Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I'm late writing this, but better late than never. This was the very first hotel we stayed at on our very first trip to Costa Rica (which at this time numbers in the teens). My husband and I were traveling with friends, so we booked both B&B rooms. The owner was not present upon our arrival, but her grounds keeper...

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2Thank Hokulani_11
Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

b&b with only two rooms. Nice location though the roads are quite rough. The proprietor seemed superficially friendly and at times quite rude. upon arrival she had to arrange alternate accommodations for the first night as the previous guests were not checking out for another day. curious that she could screw up bookings with only two rooms to manage. check...

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 6 September 2013

A beautiful getaway located in the tiny village of El Castillo overlooking the lake and the volcano. Ellen the owner is wonderful, the rooms are wonderful and the view is simply amazing. It is truly a place to go if you want to get away from all the craziness of the world and just relax and enjoy the world. You...

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Located in a tiny village, the nido del colibri is a charming spot to spend a few days in the calm. To access the house, one has to climb a very steep hill for 3 minutes (and that's if you walk fast). It add to the charm of the place. The room are rather small and would need to be...

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1Thank Chris C
Cobano, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This little piece of heaven is located in the center of El Castillo, over looking the lake and volcano. Ellen the owner is more than accommodating and makes you feel like you are at home with family. The views are out of this world while the rooms are not only clean and spacious but provide a great nights sleep on...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet, private, 3 bedroom home nestled among the trees w/ lush vegetation, immaculate gardens buzzing w/ hummingbirds & butterflies...direct views of Volcano Arenal & panoramic of Lake Arenal...soak at night in the hot tub watching the volcano and sounds of wildlife. We have a spa onsite with holistic services and massage for your convenience. We can book all your tours to local attractions. Central to the village of El Castillo, just a short drive from La Fortuna. We have restaurants close by and many activities and tours to choose from. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hummingbird Nest

Address: El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Hummingbird Nest B&B)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > El Castillo
Price Range: $97 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Hummingbird Nest Hotel El Castillo
Hummingbird Nest Bed And Breakfast
Hummingbird Nest Costa Rica/El Castillo
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