I think many of the reviews are from those who stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments with ocean views and big balconies.
We opted for the cheaper option of the one bedroom studio. The draw back for the downstairs studio apartment is very little natural light gets in, you can't open any windows and there is no outside area to sit. Because it is so dark it doesn't really lend itself to wanting to spend any time in there. When there was a rainy day we had to head to a nearby restaurant and spend the hours there.
I also think because of the darkness it gives it a damp, musty smell which was unfortunate. There is also no housekeeping which, when staying for four days and your toilet bin is not emptied, is also fairly unpleasant.
I wouldn't discourage people from staying here because it's a great spot and Christina was very helpful. I would just recommend paying extra and staying in one of the front apartments with ocean views, a heap of natural light and a nice balcony to chill on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PURA VIDA Costa Rican getaway, ideally situated in the heart of Playa Hermosa. Surf Inn is located oceanfront at one of Playa Hermosa's most consistent surf spots. These rentals consist of: two 2 bed/2 bath ocean front condos and four furnished studio apartments which are just steps from the beach. Each room features a queen size bed with individual bunk in custom designed bed frames. The front lawn is a popular spot to sit and watch the mesmerizing surfing going on out front. On-site owners & great staff assure attention to detail during your stay. Playa Hermosa's Restaurants and Bars are all within walking distance. Jaco Beach is a 5 minute Taxi Ride away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surf Inn Hermosa Hotel Playa Hermosa
- Surf Inn Hermosa Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa