We booked here as we love Talamanca as it's so near to everything but peaceful at the same time. From the website images this hotel looks quite nice and even when you first arrive it looks okay too, unfortunately this illusion is shattered the minute you open the door to your room! The bedroom itself is very very dated and worst of all the mattresses on the beds are cheap and nasty on top of being very old with springs sticking out of them, VERY uncomfortable. The bathroom is also dated with a smelly shower curtain and a mixer unit that goes from cold to scalding hot about 20 times during a shower, just nowhere near good enough for a supposed 4-star hotel.
The good points are that the view was fantastic, the breakfast was good and the staff were nice and helpful, if not a bit overly attentive at breakfast... (your plate would be whipped away the second you finish)
We won't be going back here until they have done a refurbishment, there are other hotels in this area which are in the same price bracket and look much more comfortable.
P.S. i have a good idea of what i'm talking about as i Project Manage hotel refurbishments for a living!More