The website and reviews oversell the actual facilities. The location is fantastic however the place is poorly run and not maintained. With it's location right on the beach, about 2 miles outside of the booming music of town, it *should* be the best place in Canoa, but sadly it is not. We witnessed an amazing sunset upon arrival but then discovered the rooms were very dirty and insecure (our door handles fell off the first night) and the service was sorely lacking. Although the owners are quite friendly, it does not excuse the conditions or service. We moved to another location the first night, and after paying for the entire week in advance, were not reimbursed anything! We found much better accommodations in town.
I recommend a visit before you stay. For the youth backpacking it's probably fine, but it really could be so much more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sundown Beach Hotel is under new management and direction since April 2013, and has been undergoing remodeling of both rooms and garden areas. We currently offer 16 beachfront rooms, some with balconies or large porches, all with private bath. Two suites have two bedrooms sharing a bath. For long-term guests we offer meal packages, or optional use of guest kitchen facilities. ... more less