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“Wonderful location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bungalows La Madera

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Bungalows La Madera
Ranked #4 of 57 Zihuatanejo B&B and Inns
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Nice place to stay on Madera beach. Comfortable room/suites and great people working there. Looking forward to staying there again in Nov. Location is perfect close to downtown and restaurants and shopping

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Valeda_11
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

A bit of a ghost town. Arrived the bungalows and no one was around to help with bags down a myriad flight of stairs. No one to help you with change for the taxi. No one to properly check you in. No one to offer a drink after a long voyage. No one to orient you with their facilites. No one to tell you where to to get supplies. No one to give you a proper welcome.

The person "in-charge" is a teenager who has no concept of hospitality. She'll give you a room that's ready, not the one you reserved. When you ask for your reserved room, she'll tell you it will be ready in 30 minutes, then let you rot in the common area until almost an hour passes. You tell her it's been over 30 minutes and she'll say yeah yeah then nothing happens-- she just goes back to pecking at her laptop.

The rooms are nice enough, and is what you'd expect for the price. However the common areas between bungalows are dirty. Garbage strewn everywhere-- water bottles, crumpled tissues, junkfood foil packs. If you are unfortunate to get the one bedroom suite near the beach, this will be your view.

Room Tip: If you have difficulty with stairs, or if you come with more than a light purse, opt for a room high...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Eric Y
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zihuahotel, Manager at Bungalows La Madera, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Valued Customer,
I apologize for the experience you had in our hotel, i wish i would have heard of these problems earlier to help fix the problems you encountered durring your stay with us ... I have already talked to my employes and actions have been implemented so this never happens again... Our customers are very important to us, so if you ever decide to come back please let me know so i can personalý take care of you.

Thank you
Mark Fromen
Manager
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Auburn, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Before booking a room I looked for about a week for the perfect place to stay In Zihua. Everything about Bungalows La Madera screamed "just right!". My boyfriend and I were looking for a long weekend escape and the Bungalows were ideal. The grounds are beautiful, the staff are friendly and accommodating, and location is superb! Just a few steps away from the beach, a short walk from a ton of restaurants, bars, and shops... it was the perfect place to call "home". We enjoyed our stay here and will most definitely be returning in the near future!

Room Tip: Beach Suits! Amazing!!! :)
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jennifer J
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penticton
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

The location is great with awesome views, within walking distance to restaurants and the beach is just steps away with more great restaurants just down from Bungalows. The owner is great always available to answer any questions, the friendly staff works very hard to make your stay enjoyable. We loved our stay here and have booked with them for next year. We met some wonderful people that stay here year after year, now we know why!

Room Tip: The rooms on the hillside have a great view of the city or the bay, and wonderful breezes someways w...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dennyb6
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We have stayed at Bungalows la Madera for a few years now. Everything you need for a fabulous holiday is here. There are rooms overlooking the ocean or there are city views...both are wonderful. The pool at Bungalows la Madera is so lovely...it looks over the bay for one of the most beautiful views. All the rooms have AC, kitchens and most have big king sized beds. The owner is a great guy and is always making improvements to the property...much love and attention to detail makes this place one that we will always return to.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 252DebM
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Seward, Alaska
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We've been staying at the bungalows for many years. We'll be back next year too . Thanks for another great stay Mark continues to improve the Bungalows We have already booked for next year. Vic &Jackie

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Vic S
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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Stayed two nights at La Madera recently. VERY relaxing stay at the beach. More like a hotel than separate bungalows, but each has its own outdoor entrance. All rooms on a steep hill above Playa la Madera. Only 2 or 3 minutes from our rooms to walk down to the beach.

We stayed in the Almendro room - king size bed, full bathroom and kitchen. Really nice ocean views from the terrace outside the room. Filtered water included in the room. 700 pesos/night with a 10% discount for cash payment. Bed was comfortable and slept well with only the sound of the waves from below. Room had AC, although we barely used it, preferring the ocean breeze. Everything was clean and the property was quiet and felt secure (key card necessary to enter from above or down by the beach). Guava trees in between the rooms added to the scenery and gave a great, tropical scent. I even enjoyed a few of the fallen fruits!

Owner and staff were friendly and helpful. They allowed us to store our things for free on a third night while we were camping at the beach.

Two small reasons why I don't rank 5 starts: Playa la Madera was not as nice as la Ropa nearby, and our hammock was not hung in the terrace, so we couldn't enjoy that.

Overall, definitely recommended!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank WiscDane
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Additional Information about Bungalows La Madera

Property: Bungalows La Madera
Address: Calle Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos # 25 | Colonia Playa La Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bungalows La Madera 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bungalows La Madera is set on a hillside, surrounded by nature and overlooking the bay of Zihuatanejo. We specialize in offering a truly relaxed lodging experience. Hang out in a hammock, cool off in the pool, take in some sun or watch the sunset from the comfort of your bungalow, Bungalows La Madera will be is sure to satisfy your needs. Located just steps from the La Madera beach and only a couple minutes walk from downtown, its the perfect vacation destination. ... more   less 
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