Posted Jan 1, 2016
We loved Sollevante! I was originally attracted to it due to seeing photos of the pool area and it did not disappoint. The pool is warm and clean and has an amazing view of the ocean, and comfy lounge chairs in sun or shade. This is a great place to go if you really want to feel like you're in a private paradise away from it all. Even when all the rooms (apartments) were full, there were many times when we would have the pool area to ourselves. The apartments themselves are very cute. We got one with a kitchenette, and it had a great view of the ocean from far above it. This hotel is up on a hill, not far from downtown and the beach. Far enough to feel very peaceful, but close enough for walking if you don't mind the heat. The walk into the little town is only 20 minutes, but even downhill, it's pretty hot during the day! However, taxis are only $6 American each way and they come very quickly when the hotel staff calls them. Varina and Larissa were both great and very helpful in booking tours and rental car, calling taxis, answering questions, etc. The grounds are well kept and gorgeous. They seem to be constantly improving things as well; in the short time we were there, they finished a bathroom by the pool and built a new pool lounge structure with shade. The AC worked really well! Power went off a couple times but came right back up within a minute or so. There was mosquito netting but we didn't even use it every night; surprisingly few mosquitoes here.