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“Best for the money on Zicatela”
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Bungalows Zicatela
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Rockford, Illinois
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“Best for the money on Zicatela”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

We stayed at Bungalows Zicatela last February for the 2nd year in a row, We stay for 13 -14 nites. Bargained a great rate of 450 pesos @ night, with breakfast included. Room was ocean view with air, 2 king beds, and refrigerator with a balcony for 2. Great view of the sunsets. Staff was very friendly. There wsa construction of 6-8 2nd floor rooms so it was a little noisy during the day. Casa Babalon is nex door and it does get noisy 2 nites a weeek. Located just across the road from the beach. many great restaurants nearby. The maid made sure our room ws SPOTTLESS every day when we returned from the beach. Never used the pools but they looked very clean. Going back again this year for a long vacation. never did see a fitness center. One plus was that they have a guard all night long at the entrance, and the hot dog guy has his cart a few feet away.

Room Tip: Upper floors on the west are great sunset watching rooms!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

We stayed here for one night with the intention of staying for a few more but decided after one night not to leave. While the pool looked nice the room was dirty and the staff not very friendly. Wouldn't recommend this place.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Beach:
"Playa Zicatela" is definitely one of the best surfing spots/beaches on earth ... for advanced surfers! Don't (!) go there for swimming or if you're a surfing beginner, but choose e.g. "La Punta", if you surfed before and want to try a fast hollow point-break wave with left direction, sandy/rock bottom and normal length or "Carrizalillo", if you're a beginner and want a beach-break with left and right direction, sandy bottom and normal length.

Food:
Breakfast is more of symbolic value than a treat, but there are a lot of tasty alternatives just a few steps from the hotel.

Location:
Located on the road along "Playa Zicatela", which - road and beach - are busy, but not (too) noisy, all your daily needs are covered by the shops around the hotel, and if you'd like to see/experience something else, the town (centre) is just a (very nice) 15 minutes walk on the beach or a five minutes cab ride away.

Pools:
Clean, sunny and windless pools with some sun loungers around. There's no ocean view, but you have that 50m away at the beach.

Room:
Very clean and tidy rooms with very romantic ocean view in the ones, which cost a bit more. The spacious bed was neither hard nor soft and the AC worked just fine, so sleeping is just as relaxing as it should be.

Service:
Quiet sleepy - especially in the reataurant -, but very friendly staff - especially the room service -, which would help you, but (luckily) not bother you e.g. by trying to sell stuff (as in other more touristy places) in any situation.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We stayed during refurbishment of the hotel. There was noise from the builders in the day and the pool was dirty due to the dust and debris.
Think charging 600pesos a night is abit much in the circumstances.
The location is great and the room itself was lovely with a fantastic view of the ocean.
When the refurb is complete it will be lovely but I'd wait until its finished

Room Tip: rooms on the east side have great views of the ocean and balconies
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2011

Decent place with generally helpful staff but roms have no screens on door or windows or the screen has holes and is poorly fitted. Tons of mosquitos! NExt door cafe has live music several times a week and it is impossible to sleep. Also have had group of tourists partying all night in the hotel pool; when asked staff to intervene(after 2 am) they smiled and did basically nothing. Internet exists but connection is very poor. Not a place I'd like to visit again!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saskatchewan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2010

Bungalows Zicatela, on Zicatela Beach was in a great location - a short walk across the street to the beach and central to shops and restaurants on Calle Del Morro. The rooms were air conditioned, spacious and clean but simple. The pool area is what prompted us to move here for the rest of our stay. We were at the Hotel Rockaway (just down the street) which is also nice but the rooms were smaller and the pool area quite small. The price we negotiated worked out to the same so we thought it was worth the move. The food from the restaurant was good - you could be served at the pool. Front desk staff were helpful and friendly. We would most definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2010

The family who own the place were soooo great and friendly. The sons will help you with anything...surfing, going to the clubs, taking you to private beaches, etc. We caught a fish and gave it to the restaurant and ate dinner with the family! The location is perfect, right across from the best surfing beach and the lots of clubs for dancing at night. This is a "must go to" hotel and location in Puerto Escondido!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bungalows Zicatela
Address: Calle del Moro S/N | Col. Marinero, Puerto Escondido 71986, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 63 Speciality Lodging in Puerto Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small and friendly hotel right on zicatela beach, so you will be able to ride the best wave of your life or even relaxing walks on the beach and beautiful sunsets. We're sticklers for ensuring your stay in puerto is the best it can be, so our rooms are spacious and comfortable, we have 4 types of rooms; standard rooms with fan and all the basics to rest. The standard room with A/C. The Plus room with A/C and terrace with sea view. The Bungalow with a small kitchenette. ... more   less 
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