First Off... a seven story condo tower is being built directly beside this hotel. So if you are looking for peace and quite, this hotel should not be on your list. Its quite unfortunate that this hotel is about to loose most of its views to this monstrosity of a building. They currently have the steel framework in place, looks like they have about a years worth of construction left to go. The construction does stop around 6pm, but it starts bright and early at 7:30am.
Our first room had a direct view of the construction, blocking the view of the ocean, which would have been perfect at one point. We requested a move and we were placed on the third floor, room 302 I think. This room had a wrap around balcony and had two sliding door windows (one facing the ocean and one sort of facing the construction). The views were breathtaking and despite the side that faced the construction, we thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the balcony and enjoying the sunset. The decor in the room was very nice, modern and clean and the hammock was a perfect addition to the room. The layout is a little odd, considering the bathroom toilet is in the shower stall, one of the weirdest layouts i have ever witnessed in a hotel.
The staff were amazing. Very helpful and pleasant to deal with.
The location is perfect. A couple blocks from the beach and the heart of the Zona Romantica.
The hotel itself is in a state of disrepair. Years of neglect have taken away some of its charm, but it still has good bones.
The sky bar lounge or the 'skydump' which is what we called it, was a sad excuse for a roof top lounge/pool. When we arrived there were beer cans everywhere, cigarette butts on the lounge furniture (most of which was trashed). The pool was murky, didn't appear to have been cleaned in sometime. It basically looked like there had been a party or two on the previous few days and the hotel staff had neglected to clean it. It looked nothing like the photo's from the hotel website/trip advisor.
To sum things up, at $70 US/per night. This hotel is decent bang for your buck. That being said, with the massive construction going on next door, I would recommend skipping this place in the near future. Maybe the Amaca will take this time to complete some upgrades of their own to improve the hotel over the next year. It could certainly use it.
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