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Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo

2.5-star2.5 stars
El CastilloEl CastilloAlajuelaCosta 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
Delicious food
Great room
Very comfortable
Wellness Area
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
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From 194 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo

from $94
  • 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

Hotel size

  • 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

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


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 22 reviews

Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo
Nice hidden gem.
Awesome B&B! Wonderful views!
John, us2 night family 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
Pretty view, not so pretty room
This hotel was peaceful and has a gorgeous view of lake Arenal. The common spaces are lovely and the restaurant was delicious - we had 2 of our favorite meals here. The downside is the hotel is located up a steep drive that we were reluctant to drive on at night - which means we were confined to the hotel once the sun set. The room was a decent size but with old bedding, thin pillows and bugs were able to crawl freely into the room from under the door. No TV or Internet in room. 25 min drive on an unpaved road to Volcan Arenal park.
A Traveler, usRomance trip
Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo
Fantastic view, great fully equipped cabin
A bit rough to get to over several miles of unpaved potholed road followed by a steep hill but well worth the drive. The cabins are lovely, with individual front porches and fully equipped kitchens. Views over Lake Arenal are fantastic. Lots of wildlife in immediate vicinity. Nice helpful manager, great breakfast at communal tables. We will definitely be back!
Renate, ie1 night family trip

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Nepenthe B&B, El Castillo

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