After a busy month at work, I wanted a quick trip to a beach location TO DO NOTHING. The driver from the airport (Victor) assured me that if I WANTED TO DO NOTHING, I'd made the right choice.
Zoetry is not a huge impersonal resort. It is more a boutique property; the meals are a la carte (no buffets), the staff remembers your name and its small enough to accommodate special requests. Going off season meant that there were very few guests and no rush for chairs at the pool or waiting for meals. The package I chose included a room with a wonderful infinity pool on the balcony and access their Beach Club. Maribel kept my room tidy every day and made sure that Room Service kept the refrigerator stocked with Diet Coke when she noticed that it was my favorite. Alberto and Francisco made sure I was comfortable and "well hydrated" at the pool. Everyone was friendly, smiling and really wanted to make sure I was happy.
Room: Master Ocean View Suite - looked just like the pictures; immaculate. The bed was *really* soft which I enjoy but I could see that some would find it not firm enough. The shower had a rain bath fixture and interestingly enough, a window that could be open so I could see the ocean while I showered. As noted above, I loved the infinity jetted pool on the balcony and used it every morning and evening.
Food: a la carte, delicious with a good mix of local and continental favorites. It was not extensive and I'd recommend staying away from the beef dishes (not the best quality meat), but the portions were reasonable which allowed for me to have soup, entree and dessert and not feel like I'd overeaten. Room service was quickly delivered.
WIth my room package, a bottle of tequila and sparking wine was included. Frankly, as others have mentioned, given the amount that the room cost and the quality of everything else, the choice of a very downscale Jose Cuervo Gold and cheap sparking wine only make things look second-rate. Either upgrade to a true agave and champagne or don't include them.
I didn't drink much while there but do recommend either the "Winnie the Pooh" (strawberry and mango layered margarita) or the mango margaritas which were delicious.
Spa: prices rival those in the US; since I live in a spa destination town, I didn't feel it worth the cost for a service I could get at home from someone I know and trust
Gym: small, somewhat outdated but serviceable. They do have Yoga and other classes several times per week.
Service: my only complaint would be that as a single woman who often travels alone, sometimes I am offered the less desirable option in room or tables unless I speak up. The hostess at the restaurant seated me inside instead of along the lovely outdoor river; I assumed there were no tables outside but that was not the case. I spoke to Alberto who'd taken care of me, along with Francisco, at the Beach Club, and was assured that it would not happen again. And it didn't.
Otherwise everyone was very attentive, left me alone when I wanted and as soon as they saw I needed something, were there then. Bright friendly smiling faces who seemed to love their jobs.
Grounds: just lovely with bright bougainvillea and local plants. Gardeners kept the place clean and tidy, keeping the sidewalks swept free of lizard poop (I saw a couple kitten sized ones from my balcony but most were "standard" size), and everything trimmed. The entry has a very colonial feel.
Beach: finally a Mexican beach without trash washed ashore. But it is not a swimming beach; there is too strong of a undercurrent. It is walkable for several miles in both directions. The Beach Club has chairs that face the ocean, or the pool. There are a few locals selling sarongs, jewelry etc but the staff did a good job of keeping most of them away. No going out at 7 am to lay a towel down to save a chair for the day.
Weather: I had no complaints. Coming from > 100 degree summer weather, the cool(er) ocean breeze was appreciated by me. But August is definitely warmer with more humidity which is why the hotel was less busy and I could see that it would be uncomfortable for some.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the tourist corridor of Los Cabos conveniently on the beachfront, overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Casa del Mar Golf Resort and Spa, is your hacienda oasis in Los Cabos, Mexico. An intimate 54 room ocean view luxury boutique hotel where you can experience the warm Mexican hospitality and personalized service. Casa del Mar offers luxury amenities and accommodations, providing the perfect options and facilities for a relaxing escape, spectacular wedding or romantic honeymoon, a rewarding business travel experience, or a golfer's haven. The spacious rooms and suites are all entirely within a peaceful oasis of lush gardens, fountains and pools. Enjoy your quiet, relaxing vacation on an expansive beach. Rejuvenate body and spirit at our renewed luxury spa, enjoy our championship golf courses or venture out to explore the excitement of Los Cabos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zoetry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- Casa Del Mar Golf Resort & Spa Los Cabos, Mexico - San Jose Del Cabo