This hotel is different in that all the rooms are separately scattered over the property amongst beautiful gardens and almost hidden so you are not aware that others are sharing your little piece of paraadise.
The walk to your room is not far but there are many buggies around so you can often hitch a ride anyway. Wherever you are you can always get a view of the volcano which is awesome! (always provided the cloud/mist has cleared of course - it seems to be semi-permanently shrouded in one or the other.)
The rooms are XL with 2 double beds, AC, massive bathroom with standard shower as well as amazing rock fall shower which is amazing. Very comfortable.
Heated pool with bar - beautiful and has hot pool as well.
Buffet breakfast is good but we ate elsewhere for other meals when we were out.
It is nice to have the seclusion of being out of town - Arenal in quite touristiic - but unless you have a car you then have the transport problem, The hotel shuttle runs about every 30 mins during the day or you can get a cab. If you book an excursion they will pick you up.
I'd recommend car rental if you're here more than a day - then you can do some of the more outlying attractions like the animal rescue charity and the cat sanctuary which are otherwise difficult to get to.
We prefer going off the beaten track and I hate tour buses! Car rental was very reasonable and you don't need a 4x4 unless you're really going off road.