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Villa Carolina Hotel
Ranked #26 of 80 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
Alberta
2 reviews
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“A wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We have travelled extensively but this was our first time to Zihuatanejo and to the boutique hotel, Villa Carolina. This is a beautiful 7 suite boutique hotel with a stunning palapa architectural design. It's great location, just a 2 minute stroll from incredible Ropa beach, gives you the option of lively beach action or just relaxing around the hotel pool.
Our 10 day stay in suite 6 was more than we could have asked for. This suite has an amazing open air living space under a large towering palapa structure. There is a spacious built-in banco with overstuffed cushions for lounging, though you may also find the double hammock to be your favourite spot! Restaurant choices are abundant along Ropa Beach or you can catch a taxi outside the door of the hotel for the short 5 minute ride into town. We loved our 2nd floor suite so much that we took advantage of our quaint outdoor kitchen which looked out towards Ropa Beach and offered stunning evening sunsets. We cooked up fabulous breakfasts and dinners of fresh market fish, produce and local cheeses that the hotel staff picked up for us. A bottle of wine was available through the concierge or you could pick up one just down the street. The large bedroom had a heavenly king size bed, and a sunken seating area with a view out over the pool from the Juliette balcony. The pool provides areas to catch some sun, or stay in the shade and wifi is available everywhere. The dedicated staff are quietly available for whatever arrangements you need whether it be on the property or sightseeing adventures around the area. They have thought of everything at Villa Carolina. It is obvious that the owners take pride in this beautiful property and care about the guests that come to stay. It is no surprise that they have so many return customers. We will certainly be one of them.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, OH
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We were so sad to leave Zihua & our home away from home, Villa Carolina. We had the pool to ourselves during Family Week, much to the grandkid's delight. We love the spacious Garden Suites- everything is just a step away, the kitchenette perfect for snacks & drinks. Marta cooked a fantastic dinner with the fish we caught on a day at sea organized by Manuel. The beach is a few steps away perfect for our daily swims & beach dinners at Elvira's or La Perla. The center of town is a $2 can drive & we've been lucky enough to hit Carnivale 3 years in a row. Villa Carolina is our favorite place: great comfort, luxurious surroundings for reasonable prices, good food during the day, and wonderful staff. You can't find a more lovely place to stay in Zihuatanejo.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Minnesota
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We have just returned from our second stay at the Villa Carolina. Given the choice we would never stay anywhere else in Zihua - they are booked full during our week next year :( We will have to try somewhere else. We have stayed in a Master Suite and a Garden Suite. Our preference is the Garden Suite. It has plenty of room and comfort, and a perfect kitchenette equipped with fridge, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. The bed was good, we slept well which is important to us on vacation. The staff is friendly and professional and take great care in making sure that guests are comfortable. Although all suites were booked while we were there, many afternoons we had the pool to ourselves. The Carolina is quiet and private, and conveniently located. Just a short walk to the beach, about 1/2 a block to the taxi stand, and about a 20-30 minute walk in to town if you want shopping or more dining options. If you stay here prepare yourself for the struggle you will have when it's time to go home - it is a hard place to leave...

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, USA
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

When you think of excellence in a boutique hotel in a resort town, you think of the suites (great), aesthetics (a lovely building with a lovely patio/pool area) , setting (near beach, good restaurants, nearby taxi stand and bus stop) and service (fine staff and quite remarkable manager/concierge). Yet, it is the totality -- this sum is really greater than its parts. You just meld into the place and its people. The town is a bonus: the shops are well-stocked and friendly; little restaurants are plentiful and are both local and welcoming; and the working fishing village is turning in the resort direction gracefully. And the price is right. This was the third time we spent a month there and we are booked again. Same time next year.

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Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We found the Villas Carolina three years ago and we know this is where we will always return. As far as we are concerned there couldn't be a nicer place to stay. The rooms are lovely and quite large with their own patios and small kitchens which we find a real asset. There are sweet rolls and coffee provided each morning by the pool which is beautiful. Plus it is just a block from beach. We, at times, find it difficult to leave the hotel as it is so peaceful. There is a nice breakfast and lunch menu, if you desire, and the best margaritas and guacamole in the area. Now to the important thing, the staff. They are the very best, willing to do anything to make your stay wonderful. They have become like family. When we arrive all seem as happy to see us as we to see them. If you are heading this way, please try Villas Carolina. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We have stayed in all, there is not one we did not enjoy but we really love the Garden Suites, just...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

I'd call it a bed and breakfast simply because of the warm and friendly atmosphere of the staff and guests and the intimate atmosphere provided by outstanding architecture and number of rooms. My garden room is large, beautifully appointed, opening up to a private patio and the pool is lovely. Concierge service provides for every need of the guests. Just ask. Cynthia, the manager is at your disposal and what she doesn't know, she will find out. The location, though not on the beach, is a very short and pleasant walk and once there, it is perfect. Long enough to get a good stroll to the end and back and the area is surrounded by some excellent restaurants. If you choose to prepare some meals in your room, the kitchen is well equipped with cook top, oven, micro and fridge along with pots and pans and dishes for your convenience. I have a table on the patio and lounges which are screened by potted palms. Pinch me! It's divine here in this beautiful property in Zihuatanejo Mexico. I will look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Calgary
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

We have just recently returned from our third visit to Villa Carolina, Zihuatanejo.
Again, we had a wonderful time. The hotel is absolutely beautiful,super clean and are tastefully furnished. We like staying in one of the four Garden Suites as you are just steps away from the swimming pool.

Cintya,the manager and the staff treat us like royalty and the service is out of this world. She is very good at booking us at restaurants and day trips around Zihuatanejo. This time we went to a small village about 45 minutes away from the resort, went kayaking then had a lovely lunch. Cintya uses Jose Luis for transportation as he has a late model Chevy Suburban and can pick up and drop off at the airport.It is a short walk to the beach and at the entrance there is two really neat restaurants, Patis on the left and Elviras on the right. Both are great for breakfast lunch and dinner. We will be back again in 2014.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Villa Carolina Hotel
Address: Calle Escenica La Ropa s/n, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #26 of 80 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
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