The location is excellent - Nosara is a very nice place, great to surf and to relax. Not overcrowded, and even has no lighting at night (great walks in the evening to the restaurants, when only your iPhone makes light!). The hotel itself is 2 min from the beach. The suite was big, with a kitchen (we didn't use it) and a small living, a bedroom and a bathroom. The bathroom was ok, basic stuff (no toiletries, no hairdryer, ok shower with luke warm water). About the staff - the two italians (maybe the owners or the managers) were really nice and helpful, which I could not say about the breakfast staff, who would barely notice your existence.
The hotel could be signposted. Once you arrive to Nosara all the hotels have signs, but not this one. We found it "by accident", with the approximate map provided on booking.com. The bathroom door was not closing and in the night it was making sounds, so we had to block it with the chair, so it didn't move. When we arrived, we found plenty of ants in the suite and apparently the cleaning personnel didn't care about that. Breakfast was not the best experience. Normally it was supposed to happen at 7 am.(and when you are jetlagged or want to go surfing, that's late already :), but somehow it meant that the kitchen staff arrives at this time or even later. Then it would take them another 40 min to prepare it. You could choose nothing, they were deciding what you eat and in what order they serve you (you can be there first, but they would always first serve the family that they liked most :) and you kept sitting there for another 20 min waiting for the blessed food. Then you would get a plate with scrambled egg, some cut fruits and several pieces of toasted bread. No chance to get more fruit and no eggs, for example. Pfff...
Wi-fi only worked in the reception area.
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