Lovely quiet setting – it was so good to be in a hotel that is not surrounded by freeways and carparks. The first room they gave me was 604 and it is right next to the lift so it was a bit noisy and then they moved me to room 478 which was much quieter.
Good points – quiet location, room service was quick and the food was good, the pool is great and I like they have a big pool and then a smaller for the kids and the spa was great, surrounded by green areas so you can run or walk, internet was fast, the TV allows you to connect your DVD which is great for someone like me that travels with a portable DVD. I have to give them full points as the pool is nice and quiet, that is thankfully they don’t have loud music around the pool which is so common in other hotels – I hope it stays this way. If I returned to this hotel it would be great to bring my kids who are 7 and 9 and I think they would have a great time in the pool.
Bad points – I struggled to get a hot shower in the mornings. The bed was too soft so after 3 days my back was killing me. One day whilst walking I came across one of the security guards dressed in black and sporting a glock strapped to his thigh. The building is brick and concrete with ceramic floors which make it a bit of an echo chamber. Also, sound tends to travel a long was as there is nothing to absorb it. There is music in the bar or restaurant each night and when they pumped up the based it was quite annoying and I was in a room a long way from the source of the music. Each room has a large wooden door with automatic closer which causes the door to bang shut so this creates a lot of noise plus the staff tend to bang around a lot. Also, they could turn off the dinger in the lift as it just creates a lot of unnecessary noise.
The checkin was rude and fast. Checkou was friendlier The final bill was a bit of a mystery – I had booked directly on the Mariot site and they had quoted US$209/night. In the fnal bill they charged US$209 @ Colones 527 plus 3% hotel tax plus 13% sales tax. The exchange rate that had on the day of checkout was US$1=Colones 513 so why were they charging 527 – the reason given was the 527 was the rate when I checked in, however for the breakfast I had on the morning of my checkout they used 513.
All in all my review sounds bad but I really liked this hotel and would return.
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