Only Hotel in the Universe Without Internet
Posted Apr 24, 2010
I've read the previous reviews and, ironically, both sides are accurate. First, it's barely a step up from a Motel 6 (American budget chain). I call it Motel 6.5. It's probably the last hotel in the developed world without any Internet access at all. If that's completely unimportant to you, this place is OK.
On the plus side, the place is clean and the staff is friendly. One might note that with only 10 or 15 guests in the entire place, the staff has plenty of time to be friendly. However, despite being friendly, they are not helpful with local knowledge. For example, they will not tell you about the shuttle bus that runs along the highway or what you should pay for a ride. They will not tell you about local tourism sites or tour operators. In short, the staff appears to know nothing of the area (even though they obviously must know these things.)
The Mirabel Hotel complex that they have a facilities-sharing arrangement with is, as advertised, a mere 5-minute walk down the highway. It is a true 4- or 5-star hotel and the beach and pool facilities are excellent. But it is very expensive ($15 US for a half hour of Internet time, $3 for a bottle of water) and filled with married couples and children. The lounge is strictly Holiday Inn and the "disco" is...well...lame. And the staff are generally snooty and unhelpful.
If the hotel could offer WiFi Internet and instruct the staff on how to help guests find their way around, it would be OK.
My overall verdict: avoid it.