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“Quality hotel and restaurant near the ocean.”
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Bungalows Zicatela
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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“Quality hotel and restaurant near the ocean.”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Quality hotel and restaurant near the ocean. Really friendly staff and clean and nice rooms with a beautyful view on the beachside. Food in the restaurant is realy well and for a good price!! Also a nice swimmingpool available.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

I enjoyed staying 4 nights at this hotel in the Zicatela Beach area of Puerto Escondido in February 2014. Travelling on my own, I wanted to be able to chat in English. I found this decent hotel, with swimming pool and restaurant, for $400 pesos a night single.
Just don't expect a Mexican experience. There are a lot of older Canadians and Americans who hunker down here for the winter. I found they weren't exactly the sort of people I wanted to hang out with.
The hotel is just fine: very clean and comfortable with good food available in the restaurant. The staff are wonderful.

Room Tip: This is a quiet area so you don't need to worry about excessive traffic or nightclub noise. My r...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Edson, Canada
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70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

My wife stayed here for 2 weeks while on a Global Village Build in the area. Firstly and the ONLY bad thing we would say about the place was her rooms proximity to a Bar across the ally. Once I arrived she joined me on the opposite side of the courtyard and it was much quieter. The service was fantastic, English speaking reception staff was a big plus for the area. The food was very good and not over priced. Location could not of been better. The many pools and fountains gave the inner courtyard a very warm feeling. The staff was very personable and friendly despite our language barriers. Deliveries of fresh fruit, veg, and seafood seemed to arrive sporadically though out the entire day. On several occasions my food was so great that I was compelled to personally advise the kitchen staff of my delight. (Best breakfast burritos in the world.) The roof top view point was a nice place to relax when the gentle breeze was blowing. I would caution parents of younger children that some of the stairs lacked hand rails and barriers. So book on ground level if that is your situation.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the NW side towards the front of the hotel from Thursday-Sunday night as it is next to...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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USA
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

This hotel is across the street from the beach. We moved here after a disastrous encounter at Dan Y Carmens place. Everyone here was friendly and helpful. The room was clean. The AC worked. The wi fi worked. The pools were pleasant - not crystal clear but adequate The staff even gave us a free ride to the airport when we left!

Room Tip: Get a room facing the surf - it is worth the cost difference
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

one of the best places to stay in Puerto Escondido! surfer's best choice!
just a few meters from the waves of Zicatela Beach, you just need to cross the street and surf.
nice room view, clean and comfortable, friendly crew, very safe, nice swimming pool!!!
good place to meet people as well.
i do recommend!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Our Family decided to make stop in Puerto Escondido just by the end of Easter, arrived in Pto. Escondido around 11 p.m. and the staff was approachable and accommodate us in 3 rooms.

Rooms: were clean and A/C in working order, good value for money
Pool: we were advised no to let the kids to get close to the water due to the strong chemicals to clean the pool overnight, water looked blurry

Restaurant: Clean and acceptable service

We noted the small sign above the front desk: Free Coffee and Toast and only took advantage of this in our last day, so coffee is what you get and 2 slices of toast, we were told kids are not included in the "Free" deal, which I found very antagonizing practice to the clientele specially when the staff proposed to charge $45.00 pesos for the 2 slices per child!! personally I don't care about the toast, only the coffee, the paid breakfast is very good value and Tasty! I found

I will stay again in this hotel, because the location and value, we checked other hotels around this one and this was the best option for our party

My previous visit to Pto. Escondido was in 1990 and recall the water tank above the palm trees, other than that there was nothing other than the cabins.

Room Tip: Ground Floor rooms are enormous! but not A/C only Fan, higher floors with A/C. for another $300 pes...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Powell River
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

This hotel is nicely located in a funky neighbourhood near a great surfing beach lined with good, inexpensive restaurants. The rooms were very basic, but clean. That's the good news. The bad news is: the pool was NASTY, so dirty you couldn't see the bottom. The day we left a young man was cleaning the scum ring with a cleaner so toxic he had to wear a scarf over his mouth and nose to avoid breathing in the fumes. The cleaner was dripping into the water while he worked. There was construction all around, with the necessary supplies piled in front of the ground floor rooms. The "breakfast" that was included was 1 and 1/2 slices of toast and a cup of coffee. On principle we didn't eat there at all during our 4 day stay. We wouldn't stay here again, as we do enjoy a swim in the pool, especially in places where it is unsafe to swim in the ocean. We didn't appreciate being ripped off on the breakfast deal. We have stayed at other budget Mexican hotels and have had great breakfasts included, so we know what to expect. Wouldn't recommend this place. There are several hotels in the neighbourhood, most of which looked nicer than this. We collected brochures and checked prices and they are comparable or a little higher.

Room Tip: Make sure room has an air conditioner and is not on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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 #6 of 66 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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