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Villa Guadalupe Hotel
Ranked #44 of 78 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
Reviewed 14 November 2011

My wife and I just returned from our first trip to Zihuatanejo and were very pleased with everything and will definitely go back. The service from Axel and the rest of the staff was impeccable and were made to feel very welcome and right at home. We found November a great time to go as the weather was perfect yet the busy season hadn't started yet and so we had the hotels, restaurants, beaches to ourselves plus the prices were much more affordable. I'd recommend this hotel as long as you can use the pool at the sister property, Tentaciones, or if you'd prefer to lay on the beach which is only about a 5 minute walk so not a huge deal.

Also, definitely go for the bigger room if its available as ours was pretty small and while it offered a fantastic view just above the crashing waves, this actually made it hard to sleep at night. I know many people probably pay extra to be near the waves so while this was a negative for us, others might prefer it.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

We absolutely fell in love with the hotel and Zihua! Both Villa Guadalupe and Tentaciones are absolutely breath taking! I took soooooo many pictures and still couldn't capture all of the beauty. The entire staff were so nice and treat you like royalty. My husband and I already have plans to return! The entire experience felt like right out of a movie. The views were beautiful and we loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. We also ate at both of the hotels restaurants (Espuma and Tentaciones) and the food was outstanding. My husband is lactose intolerant and they asked us at the beginning of our night is we had any allergies. Since he did they customized everything for him. We were just so impressed by not only the food, the view, the rooms, but the service and hospitality. I would highly recommend both Villa Guadalupe and Tentaciones! P.s. try their Mango Margarita its amazing!!!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

My wife and I stayed at the sister property to this hotel, Hotel Tentaciones which is just up the hill. We also ate at Restaurant Espuma which is on the same property asVilla Guadalupe. Since we were so impressed with everything where we stayed we asked for a tour of Guadalupe. Daniel, the manager gracefully obliged. This place has a very different feel from Tentaciones, it is more rustic and a little more homey feeling though equally nice. It is clear from our visit that the excellent level of service we experienced at Tentaciones is matched here.

There are three rooms of varying size which can be rented separately or together as one villa. If rented together there is an additional studio off the common area that would be good for a teenager, nanny or other single person. All the rooms vary in size and character. The lowest unit has a very nice balcony and outdoor area, the largest unit has a bathroom the size of my house and a great balcony with a view. The other unit has a very cozy little sitting area with a window seat that has a fabulous view of the water and the rocks below.

There is a strong connection to the water here though there is no direct beach access. The waves crash on the rocks below creating a dramatic or soothing experience depending on the amount of waves. It is an easy walk to Playa La Ropa and to town or if you don't feel like walking it is just a block to a taxi stand.

The management of both properties are exceptional and will do everything possible to make you stay pleasant and memorable.

It really shouldn't be listed under hotels here on trip advisor as it really belongs in the B&B/inns section as it is a very different experience from what you get at a hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

Villa Guadalupe is the kind of place you dream about. Movies and novels describe such places but you don’t really believe they exist. Too good to be true. But Villa Guadalupe and its sister hotel/restaurant Tentaciones do exist. And they exist almost in secret...you might walk or drive by Villa Guadalupe and not give it a second glance. It's facade is very unassuming. But then walk through the doors and be welcomed to a splendor and understated luxury that is not found elsewhere among the many hotels (even boutique hotels) in the sweet town of Zihuatanejo.

The rooms are spacious, private, quiet and gorgeous. The staff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We asked about where to get homemade tamales and one of the staff members brought them freshly made from her home to us the next day! For a snack!

This is a place we will return to every year.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Guadalupe this past week. The staff, the setting, and the privacy of this property are amazing. I think we stayed in the least-fancy of the rooms - Maria de Lourdes - but the closest to the sea. The view from our room and our cozy private terrace was spectacular. A great personal terrace - though not all that private - provided our own space to be in the sun. And as there are only three rooms at the hotel, we had the shared pool to ourselves every afternoon, where we could look down on the bay and the town at sunset.

We spent our days walking down to Playa La Ropa (5 min), or into town for excursions and food (15 min). Spent the evenings drinking one of the superb margaritas from upstairs and watching the sun set from our terrace or alone from the shared pool.

My only feedback for improvement would be on breakfast (a bit of variation, especially on the types of fruit each day would be nice, though the coffee is excellent) and on the amenities in the rooms. The mattress, linens, towels, and toiletries are not up to par with the cost of the rooms or the expectation for a true five-star experience. And we did encounter some initial resistance to help us find a resource for snorkeling, or other daytime activities, so a computer was nice to do research on our own. Wireless in the rooms would be another easy and appreciated touch.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank bmust
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

My wife and I stayed a Villa Guadalupe for our honeymoon. We came across their website while looking for a boutique hotel in Zihuatanejo. It turned out to be the perfect place for us. It was so wonderful that we extended our stay to 10 days. August was a great month to go. With the exception of two days, we had the entire villa to ourselves. The tourists from the area were largely Mexican, particularly families because it was the week before school resumed. We saw very few foreign tourists and we enjoyed that.

The Staff:
The staff are by far the greatest asset to this hotel. We have never before had such knowledgeable, attentive and caring staff. Daniel, the hotel manager, went above and beyond his duties to ensure that we had the best experience possible. At one point, I got really sick and Daniel had some of the staff go to a supermarket to get us gatorade. He even went so far as to lend us his personal DVD player and some dvd's for a few days because the satellite TV was down. I doubt most hotel managers would do that for their guests.

The Room:
We stayed in the Lilia Candelaria suite, the biggest of the three suites. The room was breathtaking. When we first arrived, there were flower petals on the bed and table. The local art was beautiful. The terrace looked out over the bay and was very private. Butterflies would often visit us. We would sleep with only the screen doors closed so we could feel the breeze and hear the waves crashing on the rocks below. The washroom area was as big as the bedroom, with giant windows and a large dressing area. There's a very spacious shower with two showerheads as well. Another unique feature was the water feature in the washroom that was actually a part of the hillside. A grate was open to the sky so when it rained, it would create a mini waterfall in our room.

The Hotel:
The hotel is very beautiful with unique local art and architecture. There's a small but beautiful infinity pool that overlooks the bay. We would have breakfast every morning on that same terrace. The food was wonderful consisting of delicious fresh fruit, baked goods and yogurt with granola. On our first day we ordered a couples massage that was also on that terrace. If we had to pick one thing that we liked least, it was the quality of the massages.

The Location:
Villa Guadalupe is in a fantastic location. It's only a 10 minute walk to downtown and is only 5 minutes to Playa La Ropa and probably about 8 minutes to Playa La Madera.

Things to Do:
We had wonderful private meals at Espuma, located above the hotel, and its sister restaurant up the hill, Tentaciones. Both offered breathtaking sunset views and wonderful fusion fare. Try La Sirena Gorda by the dock for some wonderful fish soup and fish tacos. Definitely take a day trip to Las Gatas. It's only a short and inexpensive ferry ride away. Along Playa La Ropa, you can rent a hanging daybed for the day. It also allows you to make use of their pools and ping pong table. On Sundays there's a cultural festival in the town's main square with food vendors, performances, games and all sorts of stuff. There is also a large market where you can shop for a variety of things. We rented boogie boards to ride some waves at Playa La Ropa. We wanted to go parasailing but the conditions were too windy.

Villa Guadalupe had an agreement with another hotel, Las Palmas, on the coast, where we spent a night. That hotel was also beautiful and secluded with great service. We couldn't swim in the ocean because the tide was too strong but we did bike into a small town, where we had the best red snapper of our trip at a restaurant on the beach.

Conclusion:
Without a doubt, on of the best vacations we've ever been on. An ideal location for a honeymoon if you want to relax with your honey in a private place surrounded by beauty and an exceptional staff. Thanks to Daniel and the entire staff for giving us the most incredible honeymoon.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2011

I waited 15 year, since the Shawshank Redemption profiled Zihuatanejo, to get there. Picked Villa Guadelupe from Trip Advisor comments, website, and friendliness of reservations staff. Was blown away. I can't say enough about the staff and their hospitality. Every wish of ours came true. Our room, the gem of the villa, was to die for - spacious, spotless, romantic, perfect. I spent hours during the day and night just lounging on the yellow cushioned chaise lounges on our terrace staring out at the bay. Breakfast coffee early in the morning was served on a terrace from which we watched the fishing fleet travel out to sea. After long and luxurious days at the beach or wandering the town, we would plunge into the infinity pool and stare at the surf. Espuma, the Latin Fusion restaurant was romantic and a treat for one night of our stay. I will go back there because I left a piece of my heart there.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Carretera Escenica Playa la Ropa | Lote 4, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #44 of 78 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
Price Range: £102 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Guadalupe Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In this small cozy fishing village of Zihuatanejo is where you´ll find our quiet but unique panoramic hotel perched exactly above Zihuatanejo cliffs completly surrounded by the Mexican Pacific Ocean ... more   less 
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