Nice area but campside comfort only
Posted Jan 22, 2015 on Hotels
Yes, Ylang Ylang Beach Resort is a very nice place with beautiful gardens and a very good restaurant. The staff tried to help us and was very kind and the location just next to the beach is really nice.
However, it has been the most expensive location we stayed in in Costa Rica and for us by far the worst experience:
We had a tent (a real tent... not the tent-looking domes!!! We had not realized this, booking through hotels.com) with a size of around 9 sqm and a bath room room of around 4 sqm.
The only way to enter the bath room was via the balcony (open to everybody).
The floor was made of wooden planks with spaces of around 10 mm, so that bugs could enter easily (besides a number of roaches and mosquitoes we had a scorpion in our bed).
The curtains were easy to watch through, privacy was only possible with the thick curtains from outside, which prevent air circulation.
The bathroom could not be locked from outside.
Our refrigerator appeared to be old and looked very filthy. Also after we had asked, they could not clean it.
We had filthy pillows that smelled.
Our fan looked aged and filthy and made clicking noises.
The safe box looked dirty.
The car had to be left in town, which is a 15 minutes walk. And we have been told that the shuttle service was only for check-in and check-out, when we asked for it. On the way, there is no light; you will need a flash light, if you want to get back to the hotel after 6pm.
Therefore, I find the place horribly overpriced.