Just returned from a great week at this hotel, stayed with a tour group on half board basis in a large family room with comfy beds a satellite tv (bbc world +Italian ch) and en suite (no fluffy towels but they dry you just the same) at the front of the hotel, on the main via Colombo minutes from the tourist info office, pier and an attractive promenade with shops and bars. Being on the main road some traffic noise etc was heard on saturday night, so light light sleepers may it better to get a side room at weekends. This isn't a modern chain hotel serving international food that could be anywhere, This is a hotel with individual decor, run by a friendly Italian family, who eat the same very tasty Italian food (three courses two choices of each) in the same dining room as their Guests and that's what we, and many others I'm sure, come to Italy for. The value score is a guess, as it was in the tour price, but a bottle of house wine for eight euros sounds good to me. There is access to the free area of the beach (within 5m of waterline) every few hundred metres, the rest is taken up by Bagnos like most Italian beaches.