Convenient and quiet hotel
Posted Sep 19, 2016 on Hotels
When you first enter Sonrisa, it may seem desolate. It's close to the airport, and seemingly in the middle-of-nowhere, but you'll soon realize that it's in a great location (close to downtown, the great beach Te Amo beach, and the airport), and you'll learn to love the privacy. There are city and mountain bikes free to use. Everything is a 5 minute (or less) bike ride away. No need to take a taxi -- that'll be a waste of money.
You'll have to call Viktor when you arrive. Our first impression was - no one works here? But he's the only person who works there and is often popping in and out. He will always be available when you need him, and he's great at catering to your needs. If it wasn't for him, our stay would have been mediocre. Viktor was great and truly gave us a nice sense of the island and loads of local insight. Thank you Viktor!
The rooms are clean but there is no shampoo or bath soap. So bring some. Towels were used and there were stains. Same goes for the sheets. Thankfully, they always smelled fresh and washed.
Since were were staying so long, we got bumped from a normal suite to the Apartment Suite. It was great! A few amenities didn't work well, and there weren't basic cooking necessities like oil we could use, so if you stay in the apartment suite, get a few cooking essentials first.
There are a lot of mosquitos around, so get some mosquito repellent or devices to keep them away.
There are a lot of discounts for those who stay at Sonrisa.