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Bungalows Santa Cruz
Ranked #22 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Reviewed 8 January 2013 via mobile

It is so clean, it has a good location , close from the surf point. Big rooms. And also the food is really good. The vegetarian food is tasty !! I really had a great time staying at bungalows Santa Cruz !!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

My husband and I stayed for many years at the Bungalows Santa Cruz. We enjoyed having the privacy of our own swimming pool and kitchen but still having all the amenities of the main hotel. The restaurant is one of the best in Puerto and for sure has one of the best vistas of the ocean. The location is very central and you can access the beaches quite easlily. I know you will enjoy your stay there.
Ana

Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Ann G
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

Santa Fe/Santa Cruz.

We made a booking through DHR for a Junior Suite in the Santa Fe Hotel only to find that we were given a room in the adjacent Santa Cruz Bungalows, managed by the same Reception Desk.

Only the next morning were we to realise that the responsibility for what turned out to be, to us, considerable discomfort lay with DHR who had also charged us for the Junior Suite in the Santa Fe whilst allocating to the Santa Cruz.

This assessment, therefore, relates to the Santa Cruz Bungalows.

In a word, our room C4 was a dump. Very warn and very smelly.We were suspicious that the source of the smell could have been leaking gas from the 4 ring gas cooker and this turned out to be the case with the result that we were moved to room C2. Rubbish already in bins, electrical fittings loose and not connected, curtains just-a-say hanging, no hot water in the shower and cockroaches and a layer of dust covering floor and kitchen tiles most of which were cracked.

''Neo-colonial, palm shaded, colonial ranch style furnishing'', Lonely Planet's words not ours but scratch the surface or, in daylight and you would most definitely not want to rest your head in the Santa Cruz room ............ or even sit on its furniture for that matter. We also came away with a residual itch ! Certainly not recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank JandJFarnhamCommon
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

TYPE OF TRIP:
Great place to stay if your boyfriend/husband surfs. Waves are right in front of this hotel.
Lots of other side trips where he can surf, just an hour or two away via car. I found ways to exercise while he surfed. Early runs on the beach and exercise in the pool.
There is a yoga studio in town - daily classes which was another option.

FOOD IN TOWN:
Tons of eating options - delicious burrito place on the main drag and good Spinach and Cheese pastries at Cafecito restaurant. The Italian restaurant at the end of the street is some of the best quality food in this beach town.

ROOM/FACILITIES:
Rooms where simple, a bit run down but if you can get a room with a balcony overlooking the ocean, it's worth it. Beds where comfy and big. Sheets had some holes in them but again, you can ask them to get you some new ones. They did a good job of cleaning each day which is important. The kitchen was basic, but crucial as we always cooked bfast there to save money and start the day. Fridge helped as you could keep your snacks there. We never had rats but our neighbors did. Normally I would freak out, but we put all our food in the fridge and never had a problem. The people at the hotel were really nice, the pool was great to have since you can't swim at the beach (really) because of the huge currents/waves, and the price made it worth it.
I am pretty picky but this place is doable and the location is spot on.

PRICING:
Was about $40/night, way to save money but still be in the mix of it at Playa Zicatela.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LocalWay
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Reviewed 11 January 2007

Hola Fellow Travelers!

I read glowing reviews about the Acuario in Frommer's Guide and decided to stay there... However, we had problems from the start :) When trying to book by phone, my Mexican friend phoned first and was told that she couldn't make a reservation and that the price would be 700 pesos per night (?). I phoned right back, asked to speak to someone in English and was quoted 600 pesos per night and was able to reserve a bungalow.

So, we arrive and find the bungalow is a bit substandard... you will need the mosquito netting (supplied) as there are no screens on the louvered windows, etc. The bathroom was dirty and in need of repairs the room was dingy and old but worst of all, the beds were rock hard (junk). If you plan on drinking your holiday away then I suppose the aesthetics (lack of), won't bother you... Oh, and the claimed "gym" is very run down and the best quality about it was the full length mirrors where wanna be Arnie's could pose to their teeny hearts' content :) Finally (since I'm on a roll), the desk clerk, upon check-in, offered us discount coupons (25% off) for the restaurant next door). We went there for supper, showed the coupons ahead of ordering, ate the meal and when it was time to pay, quess what? The coupons weren't honoured. Apparently they had told the hotel to stop giving them out (a week earlier). When we asked the clerk at the hotel what was going on he responded with "why yes, they aren't good anymore, who gave them to you?"... (he had of course, dufus!).

After one night in surfer hell, we walked down the street to the Chez Ines which, for an additional 100 pesos per night, was far superior in all regards and is were I will stay upon my return.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank merkaba
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Reviewed 7 April 2004

I've been in Puerto Escondido several times and even when there are better hotels than this, this is the one I prefer. Of course there are cheaper (lower) hotels too but at a the low rate of $ 25-40 USD depending on the room type, you cant complaint. The pool, the personnel is nice, you have a GYM, bigger rooms with kitchenette, minfridge in some rooms, all very simple, some rooms don't even have a wall so feels like you re sleeping on the open air, Beware of the mosquitoes (bed nets provided). And the perfect location, right in the middle of Zicatela beach, one of the hottest spots for surfers wolrdwide.

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Reviewed 1 June 2017
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Room Tip: En general es un lugar muy tranquilo
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: Calle del Morro s/n, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #22 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Price Range: £55 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bungalows Santa Cruz 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bungalows Santa Cruz is composed mainly of 2 Mexican style buildings, conveniently located in front of two beautiful beaches, Marino & Zicatela, the hotel offers 20 comfortable and spacious bungalows, decorated with a contemporary Mexican style that provides a warm and cozy atmosphere, these rooms have an independent bedroom with 2 double beds and 2 sofa beds in the living room, the room facilities include: Dining room, equipped kitchenette, cable tv, safe security box, wireless internet, the swimming pool and kids pool allow the visitors to relax while they enjoy the most beautiful sunsets of the Mexican Pacific. The hotel is located just 5 minutes away from The International Airport of Puerto Escondido and 3 minutes from Downtown. ... more   less 
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