We stayed at this hotel at the end of August 2013 for 6 nights. We LOVED our time at the hotel. The lobby is beautiful, spacious and lots of comfy seating was available for the guests to wait for their tour operators, spend time during their happy hour, and just catch up. The staff were so welcoming and nice ALL THE TIME! The rooms had everything you needed, even a small balcony (although, we never actually sat out there other than to dry our swim suits and towels). We had a city view on the 5th floor, and the street noise was very minimal - non existent. Very impressed.
The beach was one block away, literally a 5 minute walk. Which in turn was on the same street as all of the shopping. Breakfast was so great every morning. I would consider it a breakfast buffet vs. continental breakfast. They also took into consideration that there is a large number of Asian guests and offered: rice, miso soup, kimchi, tofu and sweet pickles.
We chose this hotel because of its boutique style, proximity to the beach, breakfast and WIFI. All of those did not disappoint. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who asked. Note: we brought our own beach towels, but the hotel offers it to their guests.More