If I had to rate solely on the owners, I would give this place an 11 out of 10. The "room" was a house with a full kitchen (outside) and a private bathroom. The breakfast was also delicious and gigantic making well worth the $5 USD price. This hotel does have a few issues due to being in Las Galeras. Its about 2km from town making it hard for anyone without a car to go back and forth. The Wi-Fi was unreliable and only worked in common area. The water pressure in shower was weak and water was cold.
Value For Money: 5/5 Security: 3/5 Location: 2/5
Facilities: 2/5 Staff: 5/5 Cleanliness: 3/5
We loved staying here! The room was clean, plenty of lighting and a fan as well. We enjoyed the small and private patio. There are large and beautiful shrubs all over this property, placed to create the illusion of privacy (which IS an illusion, everything is very close together!). We had unlimited free water, and fresh coffee in the mornings. There is a small "dipping pool" (as my mother called it) behind the room we stayed in that was really cool, we loved it. If you love animals, this place is AWESOME! Dogs and cats everywhere! However, be warned! No hot water, and mosquito nets are not optional! Also, taxis to & from town are 100 pesos, super cheap.
Spaghetti Bolognese was good ($7).
The rooms are large -- could be improved by adding a table and chairs in the open space.
Nice garden and surroundings.
Rooms have fans.
Note: no hot water but in the warm climate, that's okay.
They're about 2.5 kilometers from town down a road partially dirt with potholes. It's a long walk, and the motoconchos will band together and charge 100 pesos ($2) for the ride. Much better if you have your own car.
There is zero soundproofing of rooms. You hear everything from upstairs and outside. There are gaps where the doors meet the frames plus the windows are just screen. One morning I was awake and heard loud repeating sounds like a fog horn. It turned out to be the alarm from the folks upstairs. When they returned to their room one night and dropped something, I jolted awake. Get an upstairs room for both sound reasons and privacy.
Wifi is only at the restaurant and is poor.
The owner is nice but races around all stressed out and doesn't seem to be dealing well with the expansion.
Beware if walking to Playa Madama and Fronten. While I was there, a couple staying at La Rancheta were robbed by two people with masks and machetes. They took phones, cameras, wallets, and some rings. Police laughed it off and said it was common.