As we were travelling during green season we hadn't booked and were able to get a room as the hotel was very quiet. We took a small room with no AC which was very basic, but nice and clean. It was very hot but the ceiling fan was ok for us.
The hotel grounds are beautiful! The gardens are filled with beautiful flowers and plants and the large swimming pool was clean and cool - watch out for visiting crabs in the pool, we had to fish out quite a few! As we were travelling in green season, during the day the hotel was empty and really lived up to it's name as it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves, very romantic! The hotel has it's own private path to the beach which is a 2 minute stroll away. The beach is rustic and beautiful and it was great to have it so close by.
The restaurant at the hotel was fairly expensive however was nice, expect lots of italian dishes. We didn't realise that the restaurant was closed on Sundays so we drove in the dark (big no no!) to find somewhere for dinner, got lost and managed to get our jeep stuck in the mud!!! Not an enjoyable experience, however after returning to the hotel on foot, the owners were very helpful the next day and spoke to our car rental company for us to arrange for them to get our car back. They also let us borrow a long rope to use (as the car rental guy did not have a long enough one to tow us out!) which was very kind.
A really lovely place, would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A peaceful beachside retreat for surfers, yogis, couples and families Our moderately-sized hotel is located at one of the most beautiful beaches in all Costa Rica; however, our mission is to offer you more than just the beach! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Romantica Hotel