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“Great Budget Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Quinta Camelinas

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Quinta Camelinas
Ranked #9 of 57 Zihuatanejo B&B and Inns
Phoenix, AZ
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Budget Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2009

This is a small budget friendly bed and breadfast in the Playa Madera area of Zihatanejo. We found the location to be very convenient, a five minute walk from the beach and Calle Adelita. There certainly are some sketchy houses in this area (never saw the cockfights another reviewer mention), but think that is consistent with most of downtown and the Madera area. I would recommend staying in Ixtapa or La Ropa if you are looking for something more "Americanized."

We stayed in the Junior Suite for $65/night. The room was definately basic, but clean and provided everything we were looking for. We were allowed to use the shared kitchen, which we found very helpful.

The owner (Deborah) was helpful in restaurant suggestions and providing directions. When I wasn't feeling well, she offered to share some of her food and medications to get me back on my feet. The pool was wells kept and nice to cool off in on a hot day.

Downfalls:
- little storage space if you have lots of luggage
- beds are the hard, typical Mexican bed (probably consistent with what you will find in this area)
- there were some loud guests staying in the hotel and made it very difficult to sleep - definately bring your earplugs if you are a light sleeper

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ESAC
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2008

We loved this quiet place. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
The breakfast is great (ask for the "chilaquiles").
Rooms have a nice Mexican decoration and they are clean.

  • Liked — The hosts
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2004, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Forestville, CA
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2008

My husband, adult son and I stayed at Quinta Camelinas during the Christmas high season, for a week. We originally booked the Master's Suite but the owner wished to have that room and we were upgraded (for the same price) to the upstairs Penthouse. As you can imagine, it was extremely nice to have all that space and it made for a very gracious stay. Deborah, the owner, is friendly and tries to accomodate your needs. The casita is just a 5 minute walk from Playa Madera, a 15 minute walk over the hill to Playa La Ropa, a 8 minute walk into town, and a 2 minute walk from Calle Adelita, which is an up and coming restaurant corridor. I recommend browsing this area for great food and company (of course, central Zhiuatanejo has fabulous restaurants, too). Back to Quinta Camelinas--it's a pretty casita, with a lovely tiny cold pool (just perfect when you're hot and dusty). There's a sweet cat who wanders around (PigPen), two parakeets, and a few iquanas bask in the sun on a wall (but never bother you and run away). There is a communal kitchen for the regular rooms and maid service every other day. Because of our upgrade, our experiece was wonderful. The only drawback was that neighbors had band practice all night on electric guitars one evening and then pounding Mexican hip-hop/disco complete with DJ ruling the night on another. Deborah is working with them to stop practice at 8pm; so we just timed our dinners and evening walks around it. Aside from that, Quinta Camelinas is a nice respite from bustling, crowded Zihuatanejo.

  • Liked — the colors and atmosphere, the smallness and intimacy of place
  • Disliked — the rockin' neighbors next door!
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Chester9cat
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aquablues, Owner at Quinta Camelinas, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
hola. i am happy to report that the rock band is long gone....i think they are "practicing" at another members house. i do not anticipate them to return. i suspect other folks in the neighborhood did not appreciate the " music" as well.
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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2006

I stayed at Quinta Camelinas in March in one of the Apartments (there are two apartment style rooms - with full kitchen, bath, shower, fridge, cable TV, etc) and 3 rooms downstairs. When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised to see the room was even better than the pictures. Wonderfully decorated, with amazing tiles in the sink and shower. There was plenty of room, and it's a short walk to the beach, with a great Blues Club a few blocks away. The main area has a nice pool, and hosts a few resident Iquanas. The are carved wood poles are very cool.

The hosts, Deb and Alex were very friendly and helpful, making arrangements for me to go fishing. They live on site and were very fun. They were helpful in directing me to fun places, and general knowledge about Zihua.. When I go back, I think I will bring a group of friends, since it seems like the perfect place for a small group of, say, 6-10, to have a hotel to themselves! It was a good deal and very it was nice to be out of the main noise and hussle of the downtown area (yet it was only a few minutes away)...

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2005

I stayed at Quinta Camelinas last July with my husband's family, who are from Morelia. We were able to rent the entire inn. The rooms are clean and have rustic Mexican furnishings, talavera, etc. The inn is run by a husband and wife. (The wife's sister and niece also helped out with breakfast). The swimming pool is very small by comparison, but it felt great after being at the beach all day. The poverty that you see all over Mexico is literally just across the street from this beautiful home, which for some may be disturbing. Having said that.....the breakfast was PHENOMENAL. The service was well above average and they were eager to please. The sun was hot on the patio while eating breakfast, but I see that they have now added a decorative wood shade/canopy. Rene and Gabriela really made us all feel at home and welcome. We would definitely return, especially now that they have the 2nd apartment available (my husband has a large family).

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Additional Information about Quinta Camelinas

Property: Quinta Camelinas
Address: Rio Balsas N 2 | Col. Dario Galeana, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
¡Viva Mexico! Here in our small but pleasant hotel in Zihuatanejo at the "Costa Grande" of the Pacific you really live this lifestyle. Away from mass tourism, but not off from real life, you can enjoy your holiday. Our hotel offers: 3 comfortable rooms for 2-3 persons with bathroom, minibar. 2 Apartments with 1 bedroom, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining area, for up to 5 people. 1 Penthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large open kitchen with bar and dining area on a spacious sun terrace with deck chairs and a hammock. All rooms are lovely decorated in traditional Mexican style with carved wooden furniture and features from Michoacan and count with ceiling fans, air condition and cable TV. WIFI and purified water are available free for our guests. Just 5-10 walking minutes from the beaches "La Madera" or "La Ropa", or from downtown everyone finds what he needs.In downtown the vibrant life at the Central Market with its colorful variety of fresh foods as well as every kind of shops, bars and restaurants that meet almost any taste. The beaches in the city and outskirts offer a variety of entertaining activities such as Banana boat, para-sailing, or horseback riding.Other attractions are tours for snorkeling, diving or deep sea fishing, which can be booked directly at the hotel. For our guests, we also offer a quad and bike rental so you can explore the area on your own. Peace seekers may enjoy the extent miles at the beaches of "Playa Blanca" Playa Larga "or at the lagoon in "Barra de Potosi." Our hotel pool area with sun loungers and a covered rest area offers you opportunity to relax with your favorite drink. ... more   less 

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