We stayed at the Hotel Irma last november for 17 days and loved it. Yes, you can easily walk into town either along the ocean walk way or down the street from the front door. We felt safe everywhere we went but did take a taxi home at night from town. Taxis are cheap. In November the hotel should be fairly quiet, with lots of space around the pools and the loungers. The staff at the Irma are very friendly and go out of their way to please you. You will enjoy this hotel. We are also going back this November but have rented a condo since we will be there for a month. We will definitely be stopping by the Irma for happy hour or dinner on occasion.
Thank you, very much
I stayed there in March 2012 and visited friends there in Nov 2013...great place.
Scroll thru the reviews...I wrote a newsy/long one. The info is accurate as are the pix posted.
The hotel is a solid 3 star, older and quite basic but very clean, 2 salt water small pools, on site restaurant (not that great) and the best part- WONDERFUL views.
The location is great- staying on Madera means easy access to walk to both downtown and to La Ropa beach. The area down the hill and behind the hotel has several really good restaurants. La Ropa is a much nicer beach than Madera so if we wanted a beach day we would either taxi or walk to La Ropa or walk to the pier downtown and take a water taxi to Las Gatas. A good and easy day trip is taxi or bus to Playa Linda to catch a water taxi to Isla Ixtapa.Edited: 24 June 2013, 15:23
I actually found the food in 2012 and 2013 to be very good. We just didn't eat there every day because there were so many reasonable choices nearby that we wanted to try a lot of them...I can say their breakfast was excellent. Their club sandwich, French fries, fish taco's, tortilla soup, hamburgers, nacho's pico and guac , shrimp cocktail etc..were excellent as was the fish we caught and the cook prepared for our table of 14 for a charge of about $7.00 per person. You got the fish....beans, rice, vegetable and bread. It was very good.
The "variety" maybe not a lot to choose from but the food...very good. The drinks...blech!!! We fixed our own from our cooler in our room in our thermo mugs...or enjoyed cold ones on Madera, Laropa, Las Gatas and in town.
Cheers to your trip!! Start your countdown!!
I agree with Maryann regarding the food... This past January It was good -'snacks' were reasonable, meals more expensive. We ate offsite just to be out and about and economical. The first drink by the pool at happy hour was always delicious... Second or third became very sweet and 'chemically'. Rarely did we order drinks outside of happy hour.
I love the Irma and hope to stay again next year... But really... People lets stop sharing info about this great place... Sssshhhh keep it hush or it'll book up and the price will rise ;-)
Enjoy your stay!!
Food tastes are subjective of course...perhaps they improved the food from when we stayed there, it was a few years ago. But at the time we didn't think it was that great.
Luckily if the OP finds that to be the case, it's an easy fix with so many great restaurants in Zihua.
we just booked the Irma for 18 nights next Feb! cann't wait. we found this gem of a hotel about 5 years ago and won't stay anywhere else. yes, you can walk every where. remember the only down fall to this hotel is lots of stairs! we enjoy having a garden view and always request room #9. only a few steps to deal with and if I want an ocean view i just walk the few steps to the pool. lots of taxis right outside the hotel. enjoy your vacation!
We just booked 6 nights at Hotel Irma in late October. We chose the continental break feast option. Any comments on how the break feast is? What are some good choices for lunch and dinner close by?Edited: 30 June 2013, 13:32
If I were to do a feast at Hotel Irma, the break would be my first choice.