Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with free breakfast and free valet parking

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free valet parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant

Location

This family-friendly El Castillo hotel is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Arenal Volcano are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a rooftop terrace, and a children's pool.

Room Amenities

All 16 individually furnished rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and Select Comfort beds. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Castillo del Arenal features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This Art Deco hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. For a surcharge, the property provides a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) and a beach shuttle. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2014.

Hotel Castillo del Arenal is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1995 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free pool cabanas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Children's pool 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Airport transportation - pickup (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 16 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 12 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking, Free self parking, Free valet parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Room service 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress 
  • LED TV 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9:30 AM.

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Safari on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Ziplining nearby 
  • Rafting on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 

Spa Services

  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 180.00 per vehicle
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Castillo Arenal
  • Castillo del Arenal
  • del Arenal
  • Hotel Castillo Arenal
  • Hotel Castillo del Arenal
  • Hotel del Arenal

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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