In many respects this hotel offers a perfect winter retreat for those who want to get away from it all, relax in comfort, and read a book. Its location next to a great expanse of beach is perfect. the lay-out and architecture of the hotel grounds is very impressive. The staff are friendly and numerous. The Spa is world class. The rooms clean and well appointed. The chefs and restaurant staff have been well trained and although breakfasts and lunches were good I found the evening meals did not taste quite as good as they looked on the menu. But maybe that is the fault of local ingredients. The other drawback was the lack of a fast internet connection, but that is a country wide problem not the hotel's. All in all I would rate this hotel just short of five stars but I definitely would like to return another winter.