눉This is a three star, not a four star hotel, as advertised. Booking.com should probably check on that and require credentials, as we have made our final decision to book based on that element of information.
The garden and pool view buildings have some rooms on the ground floor and others on the upper floor. Whatever the odds, try your best not to be put up in a ground level room: it reeks of mold due to a terrible case of ground water rising into the walls. We didn't accept the first room given to us, on the ground floor, and were offered an alternative on the upper floor. The front desk manager was aware of the issue, and for that reason too, we were not happy that we were given that room to begin with.
In the room we stayed, the mattress was caved in, and the pillows were full of lumps due to long service.
The double panel sliding doors of the balcony are made of wood that seems to have slightly changed its form in time, due to humidity. This made it extra challenging to shut them closed in order to enjoy the aircon.
Regarding the amenities, we didn't feel that the value for money ratio was quite in favor of the client, but we had an overall good time once we came to terms with that fact.
눇The beach is large, clean and with no stones. The hotel is located in a small compound, which is quiet and withdrawn from the loud music of some parties going on and ever so present on the island. The place has a nice, lush, jungle feeling. Looking back at it from the sea, while swimming, makes a nice picture against the backdrop of the green forested mountain.
The breakfast is a well stocked buffet. The juices offered are not fresh though -- two variants of tang are there, but there are several choices of fresh fruit, however.
Even though the tiled floor of the room looked in need for reconditioning due to usage and age, it was clean and we had a change of towels every day.
We needed a late check-out at 14:00 hrs and we were given that, upon request.
The front desk staff helped us on several occasions to arrange for trips (elephant riding and snorkeling).