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Hotel Castillo del Arenal
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Fare price for hotel. Don't expect anything fancy, the room was simple and very clean. (Small bathroom though)
Nice staff and very friendly, breakfast was very good as well!
Perfect for simple, happy people, I definitely would like to return some day! :)

Room Tip: Well I don't know how the other bathrooms of the hotel are but ours was VERY TINY. I did think of people with obesity. Even though it was very nice and clean, it was really small.....big people won't be able to move around. So if you are a big person you might check with the management.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sunandpool
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Easy access to El Castillo (town) rocky road but in good shape 15 mins away from main road, the hotel is located on top of a hill with an awesome view to the volcano and lake, rooms are small but comfortable, superiors rooms are in a better location (Recommended), restaurant has very good food, small pool, nice gardens and the most important, the people are really kind.

Room Tip: Stay at the superior rooms
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Johanny A
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Reviewed 4 May 2013

we spend two nights at Hotel castillo del arenal
the view to the Arenal Volcan And Arenal Lake are fantastic
they staff was very friendly and help us arrange all kind of tours
the arrange the jeep boat jeep for us, to go to Monteverde even help us booking the hotel tehre
Thank you Fermin for all your help

Room Tip: great view from room 17
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

We spent two nights here and were very happy with the views and the friendliness of the owners/staff. We were not really impressed with the quality of the linens or lack of chairs for our room - we asked for some more so we could sit on our balcony and even though most of the other rooms were vacant they would not spare us 2 outside chairs and suggested we put the cumbersome wicker chairs in our room out on the balcony... Aside from the sparseness and mediocre quality of room decor it was a lovely place. We could walk down to the little town or up the hill to the reptile museum (awesome!) or the butterfly conservatory. The food was decent and the staff were all very nice. Once again, come here for the amazing views you can enjoy from your room or the bar.

Room Tip: Get a second floor room to better appreciate the amazing views.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JasmineF216
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

We spent four nights at this fine establishment in March 2013. We were treated so well by management and staff and look forward to our return one fine day. We prefer the cabinas to the superior rooms because of a more friendly, practical layout. Plenty of room for my wife and I, and perhaps a third guest. Truly excellent views of the Volcano, weather permitting of course.
The restaurant is a delight and the complimentary breakfast was generous and very much to our liking. Access from the paved road is a little rough (two wheel drive is more than adequate) but no problem for the reasonable folks among us. Our fellow travelers (Ticos and international guests) all seemed to be enjoying themselves. Live music at dinner several nights was beautiful and romantic. Go, relax, enjoy. You will be well cared for.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank PeeGeeWhee
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