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“Great Value”
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Hotel Irma
Ranked #12 of 79 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Value”
Reviewed 1 January 2009

Clean and comfortable accommodations for a reasonable price. make sure that you are not given room #1 at checkin as it has limited ocean view.We asked to be moved. We then got a room with a lovely view of the bay. The only complaint is the club across the street can get a little loud at times. Other than that, our stay at Irma was a great experience. The front desk is very helpful in recommending taxi service and sight seeing. Carlos especially friendly and pleasent! Playa La Ropa, by far our favorite beach. A fifteen minute walk from Irma, well worth going to! Another must is IL Mar, an Italian restaurant, up the hill towards Playa La Ropa ...a great dining experience great food and service. Rufo's down hill from Irma was also very good and had fabulous grilled shrimp and fish,very affordable. The pathway along the beach is a fifteen minute walk into the downtown area. So glad we did not rent a car, as Irma is a very good location to walk everywhere and taxis are always available for farther destinations.

  • Liked — location, cleanliness
  • Disliked — Noise level from club across the street
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, OH
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Reviewed 30 December 2008

We stayed for 2 nights on December 27th and 28th. The hotel was not full and we got a great room with a balcony the looked out over the ocean. The hotel's location was wonderful and the people at the front desk were helpful and friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable, although the bed was a little hard and the pillows a little lumpy. I didn't have the experience with the super friendly restaurant and bar employees, but they weren't rude by any means. I guess from the reviews I was expecting them to be really warm. Many of the usual ones might have had the week off since it was the holidays. The bar was not open but we did have lunch and 2 breakfasts at the restaurant, as well as drinks. Food was great and reasonably priced, and the views were incredible. Great location that made it easy to walk to the town of Zihuatanejo. For the price we got on the room (through a package deal), we felt like we got a very good deal on a very relaxing place to stay. The pools were great. I would probably return, although I would check out the Brisas Del Mar a couple doors down and book it if the prices were similar. Their bar was gorgeous. The Hotel Irma was great for us - we wanted a low-key place with a great view, location, and price.

  • Liked — View and location
  • Disliked — Slightly uncomfortable beds
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank OhioChowhound
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New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2008

We spent 8 days/nights at the Hotel Irma in November. The reviews were great, but the hotel was even better. At this time of year, the hotel was nearly empty and we enjoyed a practically "private" resort.

As others have mentioned, the hotel is on the cliff side overlooking beautiful Zihua bay. There is a steep stone staircase leading down to the beach, or one can walk down the streetside to the beach access. The hotel has 2 gorgeous pools and plenty of lounge chairs. Since our stay was during the low season, we never had any problems with finding chairs - our only problem was deciding which ones.

The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, from the front desk clerks (hola Jaime!) to the wonderful wait staff and housekeepers, who kept our room spotless and created adorable towel animals every night. Our room overlooked the bay with a balcony and chairs. The room was huge, and had a king size bed, large walk in shower, plenty of shelves for storage, and beautifully decorated.

We ate breakfast most days at the hotel, and the food and views were excellent. Breakfast was about $7 a day. Breakfast can be had for about $3 elsewhere, but not with this view. Food was delicious and fresh.

The Hotel Irma is in very convenient location, about 10 minutes walk to downtown Zihua. There are restaurants close by, as well as an internet cafe and small bodegas. Cabs are readily available. The hotel is at the top of a steep hill, which could be a challenge for older or less fit guests, but we enjoyed the climb. It helped burn off some of the great meals we had. Don't miss Rufo's Grill, just down the hill from the Irma.

  • Liked — The beauty of the location, the staff, the view, the comfort, the food.
  • Disliked — That we couldn't stay longer!
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Aly0705
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Seattle, WA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2008

Stayed at the Hotel Irma on our last trip to Zihua, Mexico. Our stay was wondeful! The hotel is very clean, the staff very friendly and the view of the bay is very picturesque. Its quite affordable ($110/night) and the pool over looking the bay is the best part. Its quite close to downtown Zihua (10 minutes by foot) and the beach is just down a set of stairs (well, 88 stairs to be extact, but this gives the Hotel quite a view). The rooms have very good a/c and most of the rooms have ocean views. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Its kid friendly too.

  • Liked — The views of the bay.
  • Disliked — Our room was a bit small.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank zenwhipper
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Mexico City
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2008

We stayed at Hotel Irma for three nights and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The check-in was smooth and we were able to get our room even though we arrived at 7AM. The room was very clean and comfortable and the view from our balcony was incredible. I loved the two pools and they never seemed too crowded even though the hotel was fully booked (it was Mexican Independance Day weekend). The restaurant and poolside service was fantastic. We loved the cocktails and the complimentary breakfast. I really liked the bit of beach right down the steps from the hotel - it is on Playa Madera. You could also very easily walk to Playa la Ropa and enjoy the restaurants and beach there (easily if you can handle hills that is!)
It really is a beautiful hotel and a great value. I have stayed right on Playa la Ropa before but I enjoyed the Irma much, much more and thought it deserved a review.

  • Liked — the views, the pools, the service and location
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
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3 Thank chitchenhen
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minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2008

We stayed at the Hotel Irma March 27-April 3, 2008. I have nothing but good things to say about the hotel, restauant, bar and staff. I highly recommend this hotel. It is in a great location. There are restaurants, stores and vendors nearby. The hotel is beautiful and clean. We never had a problem getting chairs by the pool and many times we were the only ones using the pool. The hotel was quiet at night, with the exception of the waves crashing on the shore. The food in the restaurant was superb, at a good price. Drinks at the bar were mixed perfect and very reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly. A great place to relax!

Stayed March 2008
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4 Thank pinokeho
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Alaska
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2008

My family stayed at this hotel for 4 days in March, after 10 days in Ixtapa. We were so blown away by the awesome AFFORDABLE view and service, that we have vowed to stay here again if our plans ever take us to this area again. We paid mega bucks for a hotel in Ixtapa for a room that was not on the ocean and were very happy when we came to this hotel. Our first room was not an ocean front room, it was a partial ocean view, room 11. They moved us to 505 the next day, and I could have spent the entire vacation on our balcony with a million dollar view of the Zihua bay!! What a treat! The room had a/c, ample closet space and a large bathroom. The room was clean and comfortable. We walked the two or so miles to the Mexicana Commercial (Walmart type store) and stocked up on snacks, drinks and groceries to offset some of the food cost. The hotel lent us a cooler, with which we filled with ice to keep things cold. We discovered that the prices in the ocean view restuarant were very reasonable and really didn't have to by so much food. You could get breakfast for three people for around $10-13 US and lunch for less than $15 total. There were other people in the hotel who walked a little way to the local eateries and ate for much less, but we had a two year old an it was easier for us to stay at the pool to occupy her. Many of the people we came across here are loyal patrons who return year after year, some have been coming for 26 years!!!! My little girl got sunburned on her face pretty bad from staying in the pool from 10am-3pm one day, despite sunscreen and the manager, gave us SPF 100 and some burn cream, we didn't even ask for anything. You can also get connected to the international operator for calls to the US for FREE from your room!!! The hotels in Ixtapa charged 1-2$ US for this service. What else can I say about this hotel, I don't want to give this secret away, because I want to be able to book our next stay here, at the same time, I want them to be recongized for their excellent service and value.

Stayed March 2008
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5 Thank GolovinGirl
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Property: Hotel Irma
Address: Adelita s/n, Playa la Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#13 Family Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#19 Romantic Hotel in Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Irma 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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