Nice, relaxing island, not too big or crowded
Posted Jul 8, 2015 on Expedia
The Palace is about 3 miles away from the ferry and city, which is nice because everything is easily accessible via a golf cart ($55/day) or taxi ($5 each way). The beach was small and had a lot of seaweed, so it wasn't a good swim area, but they had plenty of chairs and umbrellas available. The pool area was nice with a swim up bar and plenty of chairs. There are kayaks available, which was a fun excursion that is included with the hotel stay. The food did not live up to a 4 star rated hotel, the basic breakfast was good, fruit was decent, but lunch and dinner left a lot to be desired. The buffet was always left uncovered and did not offer a good selection. A few of the fish items on the dinner menu were not edible, the tuna was terrible, the salmon was not fresh and I could only eat one bite. The room service was available 24/7, which was nice and the fried shrimp was the best thing on the menu. I would recommend Justica and Muelle 7 for great seafood in town. I would rate this hotel at 3.5 stars. The bed in the room was very comfortable, the room was small but pleasant and clean. Overall, the hotel was a good value, but I would not stay there again.