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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Rockaway

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Hotel Rockaway
Ranked #8 of 48 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
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“Awesome location and great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights in a cabana for 250p per night. Room had 3 beds and 2 fans and got very hot during the day. The cabanas all face the pool which can also get very hot during the day. But in the morning and evening is a nice place to cool down. Pool area is very socialble. Most nights we sat around and had a few beers and chatted to the other guests. The only negative was the very surley guy on reception in the afternoons/evenings. No matter how nice you were to him he would always grunt and be miserable.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Saskatchewan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2010

Zicatela Beach is the location to be in Puerto Escondido - the beaches are nice and wide with plenty of restaurants/bars and surfing. The Hotel Rockaway, just across the street from the beach was in a great spot! It has a 24 hour convenience store attached to the reception office - big bonus. We stayed in an air conditioned hotel room (there are less expensive cabanas also). The rooms were basic and a little small but clean and comfortable. The small pool area was nice with a bar open on certain evenings. The Cafecito restaurant next door was handy for grabbing a good cup of coffee in the morning and was always busy for breakfast. We were happy with the price and would recommend this hotel to other travellers.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2010

There's a lot happening at the Rockaway and most of it involves noise. When it isn't generating its own from the Friday and Tuesday night live music—and daily happy hour crowd (except Sundays)—the disco a few doors down the street makes its own significant contribution. Still, I had a good time and liked the central location. At M$250 a night for a cabaña, one feels a bit guilty making many complaints. But do bring your earplugs, if sleeping is part of your agenda.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Port Moody, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2010

We were warned when booking that the hotel was noizy, and for the most part was not too bad and died down around midnight. New Years eve and the next night there were many 20 somthing crowd anf they partied all night.
The rooms were clean, we had hot water and aircon, so found the hotel great.

Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2009

We arrived in P.E. without reservations so we walked around looking at different rates and rooms. Rockaway was by far the best deal we could find. I can't remember how much we paid...less than $50 for sure, maybe even less than $40, for a great room with AC. They also have bungalows without AC for much cheaper. Don't expect luxury - but the rooms are very clean and spacious enough. Perfect location! Right across from the beach and walking distance to everything (except the bus station - short taxi ride). The front desk was super helpful and set up surfing lessons for us. There is a pool in the middle of the courtyard - we preffered swimming in ocean, but the waves are big so I can see why some people like the pool. There is also a bar by the pool that was always busy in the evenings. One night there was live music by the bar/pool with lots of people dancing/socializing. The music went on very late and was quite loud, but it was only one night and we didn't mind too much. I highly recommend this hotel, especially for budget travelers!

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2007

Me and my girlfriend stayed there for a week and just loved the place, it's location is right in front of one of the best surfing spots, Zicatela beach.
The rooms are very clean, we stayed at the cheap cabañas but they had also rooms with ac if you needed that. We looked at other hotels before deciding for the Rockaway and can say that you are not going to get a best price/quality ratio in Zicatela beach, there are some cheaper places but are up the hill.
There is a 24 hs convenience store right in the entrance of the hotel and thats very usefull, also a nice swimming pool and a small bar beside the pool.
Was a nice week we spent in Puerto Escondido, i read a review in this site not recommending the rockaway for couples and that's what prompted me to write as we certainly had a great time. Of course if you are looking for luxury and quietness you are better off staying at santa fe hotel or olas altas (70-100 usd per night) and not at the rockaway (15 usd per night)

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  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2007

I just came back a week ago from this place. I went with my husband, two small children and my two parents.
This place is NOT for families and i'm upset that the owner did not clarify this even though i asked him about it before i booked.

The only thing nice about this hotel is that it's right across from the beach, though most other places are.
Hotel rockaway has two types of rooms: ones with AC (between $40 and $60 dollars) and bungalows without AC (they start at $18 dollars).
The AC rooms are very nice (though small when they have two queen beds), brand new, and with shower and cable tv. The bungalows are totally crappy, with see through walls that seem to be made out of straw, hot during the day and with very little privacy. Also, they are very poorly structured to keep noise out since they are around the pool and an old american crowd seems to like to hang out at the bar most nights even though they don't stay there.
The worst thing about this hotel was the staff. They were rude, nasty and would hunt you down every morning to get paid. This was the most stressful part of the stay there and this is the main reason i would not recommend anyone to stay here, even budget travelers.
The second worst thing is this old hippy american crowd who likes to come around 3-4pm to drink and stay till 10-11pm. There is also a young crowd of surfers, some who can get drunk in the middle of the day, and stay up all night talking.
The third worst thing is that they hang all of the bedding and towles right behind the pool for everyone to look at it all day while you hang out at the pool. Not very nice.
I would highly recommend staying either next door at Bungalows Puesta del Sol (though no room has AC) and at the Hotel Ines, which suppossedly has rooms with AC.
Lastly, as of now, the sewage company is installing some pipes under the front street and made a huge hole right in front of the hotel and you cannot access it with a car to drop off your things. It's also kind of noisy during the day. The hotel is also expanding the AC rooms so you can't really nap there during the day.
Overall, nasty experience.

  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Rockaway
Address: Calle Del Morro S/N | Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Rockaway 3.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps from world-renowned Playa Zicatela lies an intimate and recently-renovated boutique resort, Hotel Rockaway. This authentic property features 31 guest rooms and 12 beautifully - luxury scaled Residences. All of the spacious units are unique in design and each one possesses their own character. ... more   less 
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