On an island this undeveloped it was hard to find something that looked nice for our diving holiday. The dive shop recommended Paras but we were not sure sight unseen so we booked another hotel for the first three nights then after seeing the resort, went ahead and confirmed. We had two rooms facing the pool on the second floor. They were very nice but they could take some of the furniture out to make it more spacious. Having a lazy-boy chair in the corner just gets in the way.
I am not sure what to say about this hotel. It has potential to be excellent. But it is just mediocre. The pool is very nice. The rooms are good and the pricing is OK (4,000 pp per night for a deluxe room overlooking the pool--just OK. I find hotels in PI to be overpriced for what they are, but I live in Thailand so am completely spoiled.)
First, the restaurant is horrible. Chop suey and club sandwiches are about the extent of the menu. Luckily the Guerrera Rice Paddy Restaurant is just 300 meters away. A life saver. Breakfast was almost inedible. The coffee was tasteless. The atmosphere is nice but they don't seem to understand that a restaurant can be a great profit center. No one seems to care about it at all. What a waste.
Go to Guerrera Rice Paddy or Casa Roca up the road. Transportation is easy to get right outside. The security guards are very nice and helpful.
Secondly, the bar. I have never sat in such uncomfortable seats at a bar in my life. The bar stools are the wrong height, the seats too small, and they are anchored to the concrete floor. There are no resting places for your feet so your legs fall asleep almost immediately. You can choose to sit on a table close by but the chairs are equally uncomfortable steel with no pads. Considering what a nice atmosphere the hotel has in the evening, one would think they would make a comfortable place to have a drink and enjoy the sunset and the pool. Just like the restaurant, no one seems to care or even be aware of the problem. They desperately need an F&B manager. My word, what a waste of space.
Other than that the place is nice. As I said, it has so much potential, too bad the owners don't care one bit. The staff are friendly at the desk. Kind of. We found everyone on the island--except for the taxi drivers--to be very standoffish.
We would stay again mostly because there are very few choices on this side of the island.
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