Beautiful bungalows. Beautiful view (I'm not sure why the view is rated only 2 out of 5 stars, except that maybe when the volcano was still erupting, it's not at the moment, there were better places to see the lava...from what I can see, though, it was fabulous and I loved waking up to the view every morning). The hostess was lovely, and made a terrific breakfast every morning, often while quietly
singing to herself. The bungalows/cabins where clean, modern, and comfortable. The swimming pool was just what we needed after a long day, and given that there are only, I think, eight cabins, was completely ours after dark (dark comes early, like six pm, so plan on an early to bed, early to rise vacation). Waking up to the bird songs in the morning was a treat. I have absolutely no complaints. I thought the value was very high for what we paid.
Unless you really like walking and have plenty of time, this hotel is not within a reasonable walking distance of La Fortuna, however, so I'd recommend staying here with a car. But, assuming a normal one or two week vacation I'd recommend a car regardless as it allows a lot more flexibility in exploring the country and even though it is kind of expensive (the insurance, mostly) it does dramatically increase the value of the stay. There is crime in La Fortuna, though (we had our rental broken into at the Catarata Rio Fortuna falls parking lot...a highly recommend side trip, btw) so keep valuable out of site. Most places we went a two wheel drive vehicle would have been fine as the roads are in better shape than we expected. We liked having the 4x4, though, when visiting the Butterfly Sanctuary (a surprisingly worthwhile trip), or really anything up the volcano, as it is up marginally maintained dirt roads.
We were here for, I think, three evenings. We should have spent a week here. After that, though, I think other parts of this stunning country would be calling.
Oh, there are free hot springs a few minutes from the hotel (by car), so there is no real need to spend tons of cash on one of the hot spring spas unless you are more inclined to the high end service (we didn't check them out). Your call.