The layout of the hotel is not gracious, graceful or particularly inviting. The setting is nice, between two beaches and they have a lot of land but the swimming pools are right "on top of" the restaurants, which are all jammed together and almost indistinguishable. To go from most guest rooms to the lobby, restaurants, or spa, one always has to walk through the pool area, around people, kids, chairs, noodles, towels and personnel cleaning the pool. And the noise of the pool area is always present. It all felt very jammed together
The worst thing for us while we were there was about a 2 to 1 ratio of kids to adults. There were groups of 4, 5 and 6 children standing outside doors talking, standing or eating in the bar area with their parents, cutting through or playing hide and seek in the restaurants between tables and spreading out through all areas usually without regard for others. Sometimes there was an adult with them and sometimes not. There was no way or place to escape the noise or play, including in the hot tub or the supposedly "quiet pool" Nor was there any adult space in the bar to simply have a drink without children at the next table or couch. Very disappointing and I think very unfair to those of us who were not there with children and would have appreciated a place where children did not take over.
The rooms are pleasant and well designed, good beds, good bathrooms and lots of storage, but nothing out of the ordinary. Housekeeping and room service were efficient. So we could retreat to our veranda for quiet, and for a reasonably quiet meal, except for the children next door periodically. The spa was also very nice, a very good treatment and a pleasant setting if not spectacular. The gym was ok and had nice views. Some of the trips were fun, like the zip lining. And they have walking or running routes along the internal roads, though not much in the way of hiking, except up and down stairs. As others have said, all trips are a pretty long ride away so I would not use this as a base to see Costa Rico. As to service, I found it medium, it was better in the restaurants, but the beach areas and the bar were extremely slow and sometimes it was apparent that people just ignored that you were there to be served. Certainly I did not think up to FSor other luxury service levels.
All in all I would not go back to this FS.. It was not graceful, the prices for everything matched the prices in NY and I did not get even a smidgen of the relaxation that I wanted because of the lack of a place reserved for adults (not even the bar) where the large numbers of children were not present. Other choices in Costa Rico are better focused on value, and service to all their guests
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