Before staying at Geralds, we spent two nights in another hotel on the island that was supposed to be more luxurious. However, we enjoyed our stay at Geralds far more and it cost less. Basically everything on the island is pricey, but here you get the most for your money. However, this does affect the review. Over all the value for money on the entire island is bad. Hotels start around $100 a night , but the quality is the same as a $50/60 a night hotel in most other places.
Nevertheless, I'll give some impressions of the hotel. Rooms are, though on the dark side (especially on the lower floors), spacious and clean. The bathroom was clean aswell and you get some toiletries (in the other, more expensive hotel we didn't). One extra, in-between sized towel would have been nice. The small one was too small to dry my hair with (lady issue).
The bed was good, with a comfortable firm mattress. There's a hammock outside of every room and on the roof there's a nice terrace with tables, lounge chairs and a nice little swimming pool. This area could do with some attention though. There is what's supposed to be a bar, but that's unfinished and now being used for storage. Would be great if you could get a drink there, but even just cleaning it up a bit would make a difference.
They have various animals wandering around in the garden, some wild, some pets. Amongst the pets is a lovely dog and the sweetest deer named Mimi. Definitely a highlight for me.
We also ate here most nights and that too is the most economical option on the island. The pizza's were good, the pasta's not so much. The breakfast (only for hotel guests) is basic, but fine (don't expect good breakfasts anywhere in Central America). The wine is also fine and not crazy expensive.
Overall we had a pleasant stay, but my advice in general would be not to have to much expectations. Than you'll be pleasantly surprised instead of slightly dissapointed like us ;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed&Breakfast 100 Yards from 2 Beaches with Sundeck on the Roof with Bar, all rooms with Private Bathroom A/C, Fan, Satellite TV, Safe, Fridge and Room Service. and now new Villa Rental 2Bed Room,Living room and full Kitchen ... more less
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