I spent a very beautiful, relaxing and peaceful weekend in this place. The view is perfect, the room (#2) is fine and clean, beach towels available, hot water when I needed.
Ricardo, the owner is very friendly, full of suggestions and tips how to spend a good vacation, where to go to try the best food. He took me for a ride by his own car to visit the village and show me the beaches, restaurants, diving...Thanks, really. It is not everywhere you can find somebody like you
No breakfast available (I had friends spending nights in the nerby Hotel Sta Catalina and it was the same) but fresh coffee (and fresh papaya) was ready when I woke up.
Wifi is available and free but is not easy to get the signal, it is a problem all around the area, there are few places providing connection.
If you decide to go to Sta Catalina you're not looking for a luxury 5* hotel w/SPA, it is simply not the right place. But On the Reef is a very good solution.
I definitively do reccomend the hotel; if 2 ask for room #2, if more than 2 ask for room #1, spectacular view in the morning when you wake up...
And give you time to spend half an hour, maybe more, on the hammocks in the patio with view on the see...cool!!! (maybe you'll be lucky and Ricardo will offer you a good cocktail)
Again Ricardo, thanks a lot, it was a pleasure to meet you.
We'll see again shortly
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our ocean front suites are the only rooms of their kind in Catalina. On The Reef is right in front of the Point. We are right at the end of the famous reef at the best possible location. 24 hour security at the gate and a guests only policy keeps our property very quiet and private. Lots of hammocks on private niches in a tropical setting gives further oceanfront privacy to our guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- On The Reef Hotel Santa Catalina