Well over-rated, but pretty good nonetheless
Posted Jul 9, 2016 on Hotels
This hotel is a 3 star hotel all the way. It's propped up by a great location and relatively little competition as most of the alternatives seem to be of a hostel quality.
First the good:
-Great view from the outdoor restaurant area where you'll have your breakfast
-We enjoyed the need to take a water taxi to access it as the cove/marina it sits on is beautiful
-Very attentive staff
-Their chef is excellent. We didn't eat at the restaurant for dinner, but the included breakfast was well beyond what you'd expect. That guy knows what he's doing
-A/C worked well
Now the reality check:
-WAY, WAY, WAY overpriced for what you get. This is definitely a 3 star hotel at best with 4-5 star prices
-Our "ocean view" was a joke. Our room faced a bunch of hedges. To see the ocean, you'd need take 6 paces out onto our patio area, make a 90 degree turn and you'd be able to see a few small patches of water through the trees and other obstructions.
-Wifi: When you arrive, they tell you not to use one network as it does not work. Apparently, if there are more than 2 or 3 people on the other network, it doesn't work either
-Beds were uncomfortable
Overall, it was a pleasant experience, but the cost was tough to swallow when measured against what you're actually getting