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Las Arenas
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Melaque
Reviewed 5 July 2013

My husband and I spent four days in Melaque. We had a room right on the pool (#9) with a small kitchen. The pool is just off the beach so we had a great breeze and view. Plus, it was just a few steps to the pool. This was in June so just one block off the beach it was very humid and the breeze was appreciated. The staff are very friendly and Cecelia, who runs the front desk, speaks English. We walked the two miles of crescent beach to have breakfast in Barra de Navidad at Bananas. We had dinner several evenings at Cocos, which is right on the beach. If you like quiet then go on a Monday. Guadalajarans come down on the weekend in large numbers.

Room Tip: # 9 is right on the pool. We checked out #16, but it was far from the pool and the back window look...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Good pool, neat rooms, great strip of beach, various restaurants nearby. If you're staying for a while, the rooms have enough of a kitchen to make simple meals and there's a well furnished common patio area for eating. Could use better matresses and pillows.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

We looked at many hotels before we chose this one. It stands out from the others just in appearance. The whole hotel is new (or completely remodeled) and the design and style are refreshing and modern. The hotel is a good size, not to small or to big. We got to know other travellers and all were friendly. Most of the families were Mexican, but there was a couple from Australia. There are a couple different styles of rooms. We choose a two room, with a small kitchen, table, and couch in one room, and two double beds in the other room. The bed room was on the street, but Melaque in the summer is pretty quiet (except the election parade that went down the street, that was facinating to watch). The air conditioner was located in the bed room and worked great. There was also a ceiling fan. The room had a good cable package and the internet worked throughout the hotel. Both great added features. We spent a ton of time in the pool. It was very enjoyable and a palapa is next to it where you can relax under more ceiling fans, eat a meal with your family (take out or made in your room), or log on to the internet. Through the ocean front gate is the beach and waves to swim in. We prefered the pool but alot of people swam there. Overall, we loved this place and would return and recommend it to anyone. It can be hard to find a clean, well maintained hotel in smaller towns.
My only improvements would be to have softer beds (really pretty hard). If you stay, ask for one of their winter blankets and put under the sheet. Might help. Also, give enough towels for the number of guests staying in the room.

Room Tip: #16 is upstairs, with the best view of the ocean and pool, quiet There are 4 rooms that are poolsid...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Alberto G, Owner at Las Arenas, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2012

Thanks for your review, I really appreciate it. In response to your comment about the mattresses, I will proceed in the next weeks to have some optional softer mattress.

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Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2016
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Room Tip: Asegúrate de que tu habitación no tenga puerta a la habitación contigua. Lo digo no tanto por seguri...
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Las Arenas

Address: Gomez Farias 11, Melaque 48980, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Melaque
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Melaque
Price Range: £37 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Las Arenas 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Las Arenas, Beach Front Hotel, located downtown of Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico, is a completely renewed property with 13 bungalows and 5 rooms, with kitchen, wifi, heated swimming pool and other services. ... more   less 

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