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“Comfortable Affordable Boutique Hotel”

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Hotel Flor de Maria
Ranked #14 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Canada
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55 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable Affordable Boutique Hotel”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Staying in this quiet clean well-priced hotel so close to the ocean made our stay just perfect. Owners Paul and Joanne welcome guests and do whatever it takes to make your stay relaxed and memorable. The hotel is clean, well staffed, and safe. Joanne, who owned and managed a Toronto, Ontario, Canada, restaurant for many years, oversees very capable kitchen staff and in preparing superb dinners each night. It's the best accommodation in Escondido.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

A refreshing reprieve from the "all inclusive sameness of resorts". From the friendly, social owners Paul and Joanne to the smiling, helpful staff, this wonderful old hotel offers a charming peaceful vacation in an exqusite setting, seconds walk to the most beautiful swimming beach, fabulous food and the roof top terrace bar and pool offer spectacular sunsets. The quaint setting, friendly locals, palapas beach bars (Lisa's Bar and her exotic birds, and Brad's Split Coconut where we enjoyed the Blues Festival) provides an oasis of activities, sights and fun. What a wonderful place! One of the best holidays ever.

Linda Urquhart

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Mississauga
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We stayed at the "Flor" last week, and we found that the welcome by Paul and Joanne was absolutely fantastic. Felt "at home" at the front desk.
The room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. Balcony was small, but great to have a door that opens.
The rooftop pool and bar was a great place to spend some quiet time and enjoy the view of the bay and a great breeze.
Restaurant was excellent....Try the Shrimp in Garlic......
Will return to this hotel when we return to Puerto Escondido
Many thanks, Paul and Joanne

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Wakefield, Canada
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

You can't ask for much more. Simple full service rooms with comfortable beds, fans, good bathrooms, a 30 second walk to the beach (but enough off the beach to give you a feeling of being set-back), the best restaurant in Puerto Escondido, charming under-stated Mexican decor (yes, there is such a thing) and friendly hosts who are Canadian, European, and Mexican all at the same time. You can walk to town, to the world famous Mexican Pipeline to watch the surfers, or to any of several local beaches, either Playa Marinera or Bahia Principale in front of the hotel or two minutes to the Zicatela, or ten minutes to Carrizalilla or Manzanilla. We have trailed on all continents and would recommend Flor de Maria highly on any standard

Room Tip: They're all good, but decide whether you want the afternoon sun or not. We did.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2012

I was incredibly relieved to find this place - when I first landed in Puerto I stayed at an absolute dump in El Adoquin. Flor de Maria is tucked away at the Playa Marinero end of the main beach - the cleanest place to swim. Its a 30 second walk from the beach, and a great place to stay if you want to relax away from the tacky bustle of backpackers at Zicatela. The hosts are unbelievably helpful. The hotel itself has a restaurant with cheap, delicious food, as well as a terrace on the roof with hammocks, a swimming pool and a bar overlooking the beach. I spent many an afternoon swinging in a hammocks reading books borrowed from their library. The rooms are spacious and very cute, too. I had a wonderful stay here - highly reccommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

We traveled during the last week of November....a very slow time with few tourists. We were trying to decide between Quinta Lili and Flor de Maria. We are so happy we stayed at Flor de Maria. Quinta Lili is far from the center and a lot of the activities ...and the walk from the nearest beach can be daunting....75 steps straight up. Flor de Maria is within a block of the main beach and we could walk to Zicatella beach easily. The sunsets from the rooftop bar are worth the stay. We were there during a quiet time so there was no one "hogging" the chairs --- no old codgers in the hammocks. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The rooms very large. We had a room with 2 double beds and a balcony which gave us lots of light. Liked the restaurant too. Our breakfast had the freshest of fruit and great egg dishes. Definitely will return.

Room Tip: A balcony room. No rooms have a view and our balcony faced the narrow street but it was quiet and w...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Chelsea, Quebec
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

This charming, Canadian-run hotel is on a quiet street just steps from a wide, sandy beach. The hotel has a Mexican 1940s art deco feel to the place. The Crown jewel is the restaurant, which is the best in Puerto Escondido and tends to offer more European than Mexican fare. Joanne, one of the hotel's owners, is the chef. Her husband Paul is the front desk man. They are fabulous hosts. The rooms are spacious although there is no air-conditioning so fans are necessary to keep the temperature down. There is a rooftop pool surrounded by a large deck overlooking the ocean. A perfect place for lounging in the afternoon and having a sunset cocktail.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Flor de Maria

Property: Hotel Flor de Maria
Address: Playa Marinero S/N, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Flor De Maria Hotel
Flor De Maria Puerto Escondido

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