We had some friends that had stayed at the Hotel Desiree in 2007 and recommended the hotel. After reading some of the reviews on here on tripadvisor.com we were a little worried.
Wow... we had absolutely no reason for concern. Daniel Terranova and his staff were great! I asked him today how long he had been at the hotel and the answer was four years and that much of the staff had been switched out since his arrival. We weren't here in 2007, but our friend that were said it was a different hotel and staff by comparison.
Our room was terrific, exactly as billed. The rooms at the end of the building have a view from the bathroom as well as the bedroom, a great surprise. The rooms were well appointed and had awesome views!
The beach was great, but as noted by others, make sure that your reservation includes the beach access. If you buy the discounted cheap room you may not get the reserved beach, so be sure at the time of your reservation.
The tennis court and pool as well as the kids play area looked awesome. The workout area is a small covered, but open building looking at the pool with a few machines...
The internet still has the odd 90 minute coupons. But the staff provided as many as I asked for. In fact we had a little problem with the login and when I went to the front desk I was greeted by the GM. Unlike other situations where I have pointed out a problem and was told it must be me or my computer, they looked at the problem and took action to correct it - and I can write the review.
We would come back. It was a great experience.