I'm not sure what people are talking about. Casa Islena is Very Basic place with updated yet tiny rooms, (we peaked in at others after staying in ours 204). Sheets are low quality (rough and pilling pic) so getting in to bed ar night was simply uncomfortable (backaches in the morning). The room is so tiny that there is no place to put ones luggage and travel things. Maybe the bed frame should be raised to use the space for baggage. The room is very dark as in order to have any privacy the shades need to remain closed.
The beach is a rock beach (pic), only sandy in spots and the hotel does not offer a safe beach entrance.
Admittedly the ocean sound was wonderful while sleeping.
Also the staff interactions were mostly positive and kind.
Daily the kitchen vent (pic) would be turned on 7am and pump noise and odor to the adjacent rooms. Good tasting yet basic breakfast for two; eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, juice (from concentrate) about $58 including tip. Cocktails were also a bit high... top-shelf rum and coke $12 (only $8 down the road). Can't charge anything to the room so you always need to have cash or card in hand.
Couldn't wait to leave. We scooted out at 8am!
We checked into a different hotel, only $45 more per night with a king ocean front suite. Lovely beach ⛱️ and pool. As luck would have it we've seen Casa Islena TV advertisements during our other stay. Sèe pic below.. we had to laugh.