Our teenaged boys loved this place, where we stayed at the end of an 8 day trip that took us first to Arenal and Monteverde. No question the hotel is lovely, but it could be anywhere in the US, and that's not what I want when traveling in Costa Rica. It was in close proximity to Manuel Antonio, which was a big bonus. And it allowed us to easily get to the airport on the day of our departure because the drive is so easy. The restaurant was a disappointment - VERY loud if you sit inside and the service was lacking. Glad we did it for the kids, but I doubt I'd go back.