Our first impression of the hotel was a little skewed, based on the fact that it took us some time to find it and the location seemed a little iffy. We knew we were not near a beach but this seemed to be in a residential area and most of the surrounding area was a little seedy. As it turned out, we loved it. The staff was friendly and accomodating.....found us a blender and a hair dryer as they promised. The pool was very nice and we mostly had it to ourselves....the only down side was that by late afternoon it was totally in the shade. We were walking distance to 2 grocery stores - Grand Marche and Econo - better options at GM and better prices at Econo. Also walked to a restaurant in the parking lot of the GM on our first night and altho the loc was odd, the staff was friendly and the food was good. The central location of this hotel made it perfect for us as we had a car and didn't plan to stay home much anyway. It was clean, roomy and well situated. My only complaint was that the internet service came and went like an irritating mosquito. Most of the other guest were European....Dutch and friendly, with good English abilities. I think one plus would be to add driving directions to their web site.....but the price was fantastic and we're glad we found it.