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“A beautiful placem not for everyone...” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Escondida
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“A beautiful placem not for everyone...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

Guliania has spent decades building & improving her residencia, Villa Escondida. The Villa has a lot charm - beautiful terraced stone work & landscaping overwhelm the 1st time visitor. She rewards long-stay guests w/ 1/2 prices. Turi, the general manager & evening cook is great - warm & welcoming. Guiliana is stern & demanding, but if she didn't run a tight ship, Villa Escondida would be as dysfunctional as the rest of Zipolite - a bad thing. And lastly, we should remember the Villa is a (for profit) business - not a commune.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

The place is nice: it's on top of the hills surrounding Zipolite beach, just 10 minutes walking far from the beach.

Rooms are clean, almost everyone has bathroom and some of them also has a kitchen. We stayed in bungalow with a beautiful view of the ocean, where you can see amazing sunsets.

Internet connection is quite good, there is a restaurant open until 14 (but if you ask Turi to prepare something for dinner, maybe you can taste something special), satellite TV and a common, big kitchen. In front of Villa Escondida there's also the Solstice Yoga Center, that I strongly recommend.

If you are looking for a peaceful place where to spend your workingholidays, I think that Villa Escondida is the place you are looking for.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

If you expect fresh towels on your bed everyday and a perfectly sanitized room, this is not the place for you. But if you like funkier hotels, with a little soul, good light, and decent price, this is a great option. It's a short walk to the beach, the only noise that could keep you up is a nearby rooster. Rufina, the cook, laundress, and soul of the place, is terrific, and helpful. She makes amazing food, and is a real presence. The owners of this place have less presence, but Guiliane is helpful. If you're looking for beachside elegance and a little smoother-around-the-edges, Loma Linda is a good option.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Villa Escondida

Property: Villa Escondida
Address: Domicilio Conocido S/N | Lomas del Centro, Zipolite 70902, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Zipolite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Zipolite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Escondida 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immersed in a tranquil tropical garden, just a few meters from the beach, you will find comfortable rooms with private bathroom, terrace with hammock and bungalow with private kitchen. All rooms have wifi internet connection, fan and safe. There is parking, laundry and bar-cafeteria with breakfast service. ... more   less 
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