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Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo

2.5-star2.5 stars
El Castillo, El Castillo, Alajuela, Costa Rica

B&B with outdoor pool, near Arenal Eco Zoo
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Very comfortable
Wellness Area
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
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From 207 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo

from $46
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Suite, Kitchenette
  • Casitas del Hotel Nepenthe

What’s around Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Butterfly Conservatory (9-minute walk)
  • Arenal Eco Zoo (9-minute walk)
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures (11-minute walk)
  • Cerro Chato Lake (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • La Fortuna Waterfall (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Ecotermales Fortuna (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 46.9 miles/75.4 km
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 4 PM.
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. Guests planning to arrive after 9 PM must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Tres Cabras at Nepenthe - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo’s small print

Also known as

  • Nepenthe B&B El Castillo
  • Nepenthe B&B
  • Nepenthe El Castillo
  • Nepenthe B B


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 23 reviews

Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo
Beautiful view and excellent food
The hosts were very hospitable and they lived right on the property. Views are amazing. Wind was a bit crazy. Room was nice. Bathroom area could use a little more cleaning. No AC in our room, just fans. Great pool area. Overall one of the best places we stayed in. And the restaurant had some of the best food we had on our whole trip.
katherine, us1 night trip with friends
Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo
Very Good8.0
Overall: positive experience
Amazing view of the lake and of the volcano! Bathroom needs some improvement... :) Toilets were not working properly. Overall: a positive experience.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo
Nice hidden gem.
Awesome B&B! Wonderful views!
John, usFamily trip
Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo
Very Good8.0
Breathtaking views and surroundings
You will not beat the view and the surroundings. Breathtaking.
Kyle, usRomance trip
Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo
Very Good8.0
Great location with a four wheel drive
We stayed two nights in January and enjoyed our stay. A four wheel drive is required to get up to the b&b. Room 10 is the poorest room with no view or balcony furniture, looking out to the jungle and had paper thin walls. Our friends has a much better bungalow with lake viewand hot tub. Staff are excellent, as is the onsite restaurant run by Juan and his team. Breakfast is also good with views of the lake and volcano (we were told as couldn't see for the cloud). Glad we stayed here and not fortuna which is a commercial hub. Lots to do in area but bring lots of money as nothing for free other than the hot springs river below a bridge on the fortuna lake road.always pay in local currency and avoid the dollar price as you get a better deal everywhere.
A Traveler, gb2 night trip with friends

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Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo

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