This was second time to Tesoro Manzanillo, March 2009. We stayed at this resort in February 2008 as well. The facility is a moorish style typical of other buildings and architecture of Manzanillo and other places in Mexico. The facility is actually not as bad as some reviewers suggest, unless you think the world wide architechtural standards are canadian/american wood frame boxes with plastic carpet, plastic decorations and amenities and sometimes well mannered plastic people. The rooms are large and overall the cleaning standards are pretty good. Electrical and plumbing standards are another matter. Iam a retired engineer and am tempted to comment on the Mexican electrcal standards but I've decided to entertain myself by taking photos of variours amazing electrical bees nests hanging from power poles in mosts places in Mexico.
On this trip I did manage to figure out how to get all the lights and outlets to work except one. Plumbing fixtures are usually dripping, rusting and are usually not stylish. This seems to be pretty well what the norm is in this area of the world. With temps in the 30's everyday and the ocean about 50 yds away it would a challenge not to have some rust. One concern about bathroom plumbing at the tesoro is the floor drains in the bathrooms. I do not believe they are properly trapped and the net result is you could have some septic odor back throught the floor drain. This happened to us last year, so we requested a differerent room. I carry duct tape when I travel and it may come in handy here!
The A/C sytem works well but does carry a mould odor. We have experienced this in a number of other places as well, (Texas California and others). Might want to bring along Claratin if you're sensitive.
The rooms are kept clean and the linen is always clean although the towels sometimes look like previous occupants may have used them for other purposes!
The playa here is great if you like swimming in salt water, it drops off quickly and you don't have to worry about being head planted into the sand like the beach at Santiago (beautiful beach otherwise) or manzan bay. The pool is great and kept remarkably clean considerig all the oil slicked whales wallowing in it spilling drinks regularly.
The food varies from average to very good. I know the food is at least okay since I almost always return to the buffet waaay too much. The buffet has a pretty wide selection and choices vary from plain to very good. I wouldn't recommend the mexican oatmeal for breakfast don't think it has any oats. If you can figure out what's in it let me know, cause I do like my oatmeal.
The mexican ala carte Adobe, is good with a couple of exceptions in the choices; tortella soup very good as are most soups in the resort. Ribs not so good. The not so good - palapya Italian restaurant - average at best and the lunch buffet at the Palapya is a poor choice, food is not always kept warm but burgers pretty good if you get there just after they've been grilled. The waiters and servers are always super. Could not ask for better service, breakfast, lunch or ala carte!
Stayed here 2 weeks in 08 and again in March 09 and have never had montezuma's revenge at this facility, I eat salads, drink every drink with ice they mix and probably get a little backsplash from the pool. Of course I have a cast iron stomach - not , the week after I get back to Calgary my stomach is upset, Just can't take this Canadain food!
The resort is on a bus route you can get anywhere in town form the front door( for 5 pesos even). Shopping not as good as other mexican places, but I'm only looking I already have to much stuff.
Met lovely mexican lady (truely) who manages beach restaurant at Playa Mirimar. Lovely mexican lady assures us we can leave our doors unlocked anytime in Mazanillo not to worry. In any case we decided to lock our door and we were also careful to lock our room safe each time we were out of the room. 5 days after arrriving back in Calgary, MBNA called us to see what we just purchased on our MBNA mastercard one hour earlier in Mexico City? I had removed it from my wallet , along with a couple of other cards, left it lying in our safe, and the card remained in the safe for the 2 weeks and I returned it to my wallet when we left. We had used none of our credit cards while in mexico! MBNA profiled our card usage and picked it up. Good service by MBNA.
We would not hesitate to return to Tesoro again, but would not rely on the room safe next time.
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- Hotel Tesoro Manzanillo
- Manzanillo Tesoro Hotel
- Tesoro Hotel Manzanillo
- Tesoro Manzanillo Resort