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Hotel Castillo del Arenal

Art Deco hotel with restaurant, near Lake Arenal

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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S$74

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4 Miles SW Arenal National Park, Peñas Blancas, 21007, Alajuela, Costa Rica
8.0.Very good.
  • This property, as all hotels in the area, was wildly overpriced for a very basic room.…

    Mar 9, 2021

  • Loved it! So peaceful, great views of the volcano and lake. Highly recommend.

    Feb 22, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services

For families

  • Children's pool
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television

What’s around

  • Heart of Peñas Blancas
  • Lake Arenal - 1 min walk
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Junior Suite (Volcano View)
  • Bungalow (Volcano View)

Location

4 Miles SW Arenal National Park, Peñas Blancas, 21007, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  • Heart of Peñas Blancas
  • Lake Arenal - 1 min walk
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Peñas Blancas
  • Lake Arenal - 1 min walk
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 9.3 mi / 15 km
  • Arenal Volcano - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 155 min drive
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 35 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Restrictions apply*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free secured, uncovered onsite valet parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

MastercardVisa

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 12
  • Year Built - 1995
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Raised toilet seat

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • MP3 docking station

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

Dining

Fusion Grill - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Recreation

On Site

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Castillo Arenal Peñas Blancas
  • Castillo Arenal Penas Blancas
  • Hotel Castillo del Arenal Hotel
  • Hotel Castillo del Arenal Peñas Blancas
  • Hotel Castillo del Arenal Hotel Peñas Blancas
  • Castillo del Arenal
  • del Arenal
  • Castillo Arenal Peñas Blancas
  • Hotel Castillo del Arenal
  • Hotel del Arenal

Optional extras

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CRC 6 for adults and CRC 6 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 98000 per vehicle (one-way)

Area shuttle, beach shuttle, and theme park shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property on arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Castillo del Arenal does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self, valet, and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's a children's pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs stay free. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 1:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Fusion Grill offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include La Mesa de Mamá (4-min walk), Los Amigos (7-min walk), and La Gavilana Herbs and Art (9-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 98000 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as rowing. Additional recreation nearby includes hot springs and ecotours. Enjoy amenities like spa services, a picnic area, and a garden.
8.0.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    A decent property, not great but good. The cost was justified only by the view. Their were other better facilities with more comfort, amenities and eco friendly aspects for similar or lower costs. I think this should have been a 75$ value.

    Nick, 3 night romance trip, Jan 24, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    FANTASTIC VIEWS of arenal volcano. Staff quite friendly

    3 night romance trip, Jun 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great view even on a cloudy day. Very secluded and quiet.

    2 night trip, Apr 28, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    This is the worst hotel I ever stay in my like and I have travel over 47 different countries for the last 40 years. I paid for three different rooms with A/C and private bathroom. Got one ugly house away from the hotel without a/c and one bath room to share, fans did not work except one. My niece that was traveling with us had to sleep in the couch what a dining room table would be more comfortably. The whole experience was awful. Request at least a partial refund but you know how that goes.

    1 night family trip, Apr 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved the sweeping views, the hospitality and care of the hotel staff, and its beautiful location in small village bustling with normal life, close to the awesome Butterfly Conservatory and Arenal Volcano. Watch hawks on the wing from your balcony! Several very good, inexpensive restaurants within walking distance.

    Heidi, 2 night family trip, Feb 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The view, the service and staff. I will definitively stay here again.

    2 night trip, Feb 15, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The staff on the front desk were not particularly welcoming, however when we had a problem with the wifi they made sure to get if fixed as quickly as possible. The bed was not comfortable. The restaurant was surprisingly good

    2 night trip, Jan 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Incredible view of Arenal from the comfortable bungalow stationed in El Castillo... what a treat! We will return.

    Elizabeth, 2 night romance trip, Jan 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The view is wonderful and all the workers did a great job. The restaurant is good with and fresh.

    4 night family trip, Dec 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel is a little bit out of the way and you do have to drive on a gravel road. The room was very simple, but clean, and the price was very good. The staff was excellent--Daniela gave us great tourist recommendations for the area, our waiter Martin was amazing, and the location of the hotel is just gorgeous! There are some small restaurants in the town of El Castillo, and we had a great experience at both the hotel restaurant and one in town. If you want to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty in a tranquil setting, this is a great place.

    Sue, 2 night family trip, Nov 18, 2018

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