Elwood was a nice peaceful place to stay away from the crazy downtown core and busy roads. Staff were very nice and helpful as best they could trying to understand and speak English. Breakfast was great - with a large variety of fruits, yoghurts, toast and cooked items (more like lunch or dinner meals). They had a chef ready to cook your eggs any style! And lots of fresh fruit drinks.
Our room beds were great; a little harder then home but more comfortable and sturdy.
Pool was lovely and well used by guests.
Beach is a bit of a walk (or shuttle) down the street and unfortunately short strip of sand with a fair bit of trash. You have to walk further down the beach to get to this hotels sectioned off area with lounge chairs. No food or drink service there, but other hotels along the beach. A large selection of restaurants and hotels are on another road approx. 10 minutes walk from our hotel. Otherwise very quiet on our hotel road. Hotel rents scooters for a good price and other places nearby. We went to a laundry place on the main road that only cost approx. $3US for about 20 items!
Something I really noticed on this trip (no offense to this hotel in particular), but mainly small plastic water bottles offered. Hopefully hotels, airports, etc will convert to larger water bottles or water filtration program in the future to reduce plastics. Tourists should request it more too. Hopefully we can reduce our 'waste footprint' when we travel.