We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Nepenthe B&B

    | 100 m east and 1.6 km from the school, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$130
          US$115
          US$130
          US$115
          Traveller (100)
          Room & Suite (121)
          Pool & Beach (54)
          Linda Vista Hotel
          669 reviews
          #1 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
           
          Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
          1,921 reviews
          #1 of 68 Speciality lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
           
          Volcano Lodge & Springs
          2,825 reviews
          #15 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
           
          Rancho Margot
          310 reviews
          #1 of 8 Speciality lodging in El Castillo
           
          Overview
          • Excellent64%
          • Very good25%
          • Average8%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible1%
          Travellers talk about
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Restaurant
          Pets Allowed
          Spa
          Laundry Service
          2.5 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          Linda Vista Hotel
          669 reviews
          #1 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
           
          Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
          1,921 reviews
          #1 of 68 Speciality lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
           
          Volcano Lodge & Springs
          2,825 reviews
          #15 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
           
          Rancho Margot
          310 reviews
          #1 of 8 Speciality lodging in El Castillo
           
          {"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
          Rooms
          2 Jul3 Jul
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room
          Getting you more information on this room
          Free Cancellation
          Best Price
          per night
          Select
          Show available rooms for Nepenthe B&B
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 9 partner sites to see rooms from US$115.
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all El Castillo hotels with availability
          Standard Room
          Getting you more information on this room
          Free Cancellation
          Best Price
          per night
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["ROOM_GRID_HSX_BACK_TO_CONTROL","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "c396e9da4c594d198d7cc910a762ee07", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1439188,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[76568499],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":2,"month":7,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":3,"month":7,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":115,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"c396e9da4c594d198d7cc910a762ee07","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":130,"lowestMetaPrice":115,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":130,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":130,"lowestMetaPrice":115,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":130,"hotelName":"Nepenthe B&B","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":true,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6ImMzOTZlOWRhNGM1OTRkMTk4ZDdjYzkxMGE3NjJlZTA3IiwiQUlLIjoiOTI5OWJkNzJkNGRiNGNlYmI2NmZhMTY2MDFlZGQ1ODIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "02/07/2017", "checkOut": "03/07/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$115", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"110820107":"HotelsCom2IB","76568499":"Hotwire","79633755":"CheapTicketsEWS","78991632":"OrbitzEWS","65647407":"Expedia","48562122":"BookingCom","65456585":"TravelocityEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"name":"ibex_mismatch_message"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (172)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language
          There are newer reviews for Nepenthe B&B See the most recent reviews

          81 - 85 of 172 reviews

          Reviewed 22 January 2013

          I can't say enough about this delightful little place. While the ride up the driveway is apt to loosen a few fillings, you'll feel it is absolutely worth it, standing on the covered porch at the office, checking in, and gazing over Lake Arenal. Agustin,...More

          2  Thank Pat_and_AnnieO
          Reviewed 16 January 2013

          This place was the best stop on our trip hands down! The views are stunning. I thought I knew paradis before this but I had no idea it could get this good! The village was cute and everyone in it was extremely welcoming. Staff at...More

          Thank Venee21
          Reviewed 4 January 2013

          My husband and I spent three days at Nepenthe. The views from our cabin were spectacular. Agustin was a gracious host. The sumptuous Costa Rican breakfast every morning was a great start to the day. There is no air conditioning. It does get a little...More

          2  Thank revati k
          Reviewed 29 December 2012

          My husband and I honeymooned at Nepenthe B&B in March 2012. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful! We had booked with a different place, but were moved to Nepenthe, and we are soooo incredibly glad we were moved here. Nancy and Gordon treated us to...More

          Thank MLoveless_12
          Reviewed 25 December 2012

          This is a lovely place, but being high on the mountain it rained a lot. Also, the road is very bad, and it takes 25 minutes of bumpy driving from the paved road. Still, it is worth it, because of the great views, quiet location,...More

          Thank harvey44
          Linda Vista Hotel
          669 reviews
          #1 of 2 hotels in El Castillo
           
          Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa
          1,921 reviews
          #1 of 68 Speciality lodging in La Fortuna de San Carlos
           
          Volcano Lodge & Springs
          2,825 reviews
          #15 of 57 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
           
          Rancho Margot
          310 reviews
          #1 of 8 Speciality lodging in El Castillo
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Restaurant
          • Spa
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Room amenities
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Hot Tub
          • Restaurant
          • Spa
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$79 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 8
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets and Priceline so you can book your Nepenthe B&B reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Alajuela >
          • Arenal Volcano National Park >
          • El Castillo
          • Also Known As
          • Nepenthe B&B Costa Rica/El Castillo
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (100)
          Room & Suite (121)
          Pool & Beach (54)
          Dining (27)
          Hotel & Grounds (120)
          Family and Play Areas (2)
          Nearby
          Hotel Castillo del Arenal
          207 reviews
          .67 miles away
           
          Las Cabanitas Resort
          91 reviews
          .90 miles away
           
          Lost Iguana Resort & Spa
          1,454 reviews
          4.61 miles away
           
          Linda Vista Hotel
          669 reviews
          .59 miles away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          La Ventanita
          114 reviews
          .60 miles away
          Fusion Grill Restaurante.
          491 reviews
          .66 miles away
          Chef Benedict's Steak House
          60 reviews
          .95 miles away
          La Mesa de Mama
          92 reviews
          .68 miles away
          Nearby Attractions
          Butterfly Conservatory
          414 reviews
          .64 miles away
          Arenal Eco Zoo
          186 reviews
          .64 miles away
          La Gavilana Herbs and Art
          78 reviews
          .67 miles away
          Sky Adventures - Arenal Park
          2,456 reviews
          .69 miles away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Judy T
          Are there safes in the rooms?
          13 January 2016|
          Answer
          Response from Donna M | Reviewed this property |
          I believe there is a small safe but can't swear to it. We had no problems with theft and don't think there is any such problem there. I have a habit of leaving a couple of dollars on my pillow for the maid and it wasn't... More
          0
          Votes
          Room Tips
          "Rooms 1-3 open directly to the pool and view. Room 3 adjacent to kitchen, some noise in morning may disturb..."
          Read review
          "Cabinas for privacy perhaps but the single rooms wonderful also."
          Read review
          "Unless I am coming to stay, take the end room of the main house."
          Read review
          "All rooms have a great view, rooms 1 & 2 are closest to the pool."
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing