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La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
Reviewed 5 January 2014

This was our first trip to La Paloma. Staying there was really an amazing experience! A very nice place. Kyla and Antonio made us feel at home. We met great people there, and were very sorry for leaving the place... We will come back soon!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

This is our 3rd trip to La Paloma in less than 3 years. When you exit your taxi, Kyla and Antonio are there to welcome you. As you enter the Retreat through the large wooden door, into the Garden area you can see the meticulous handywork of Rolando the gardener. At about this time you can feel the everyday life stressors start to melt away. A short stroll down the red brick walkways will take you to whatever studio you may have selected. If you are a first timer you will realize the pictures on the website do not do this place justice. And if you are a returning guest you can witness the hard work of the staff in the off season. Once you have placed your belongings in your room you can have Antonio make you a beverage while you book your Massage by Norma or a Pedi and Mani by Dona' Angeles. (Yes, they come to the Retreat) then witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. You awake in the morning to the continental breakfast and the best fresh squeezed O.J. on the planet courtesy of Isabelle. I could ramble on forever but if you are thinking of coming to Melaque you won't find a nicer place. At La Paloma you get that personal touch you won't find in a large Hotel or Resort. Thanks again Nancy, Kyla, Antonio, The staff and of course The dogs.

Room Tip: There is not a bad Studio on the property. It depends what you want.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Just returned from La Paloma for the 12th time in as many years. As always everything was as we expected... Perfect! Nancy and Kyla made us feel at home again and Isabelle Raul, Rolando and Tonio were ready to help in their own special ways. It is beautiful place that is well maintained and so close to everything in Melaque that we would not think of going elsewhere! Morning breakfasts and coffee with old and new friends make this a home away from home.

Room Tip: We have stayed in many different rooms and each one has it's own special ambiance!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful two weeks at La Paloma and would highly recommend it, BUT we don't want anyone else to discover it!! Many people have said exactly what we feel/felt about our stay there: comfortable, accommodating, great location, private, fantastic views etc.
We are big fans of Mexico and have vacationed at different places there but we will have a hard time topping this location and accommodation.
Kudos to the staff, especially Nancy, Kyla and Antonio, for making this a most memorable holiday.

Room Tip: All suites are very nice but the primo one is Unit 14.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Through the heavy wooden front door we entred the garden sanctuary of La Paloma... cool, quite, beautifully landscaped and inviting, it became our sanctuary from the noisy world beyond.

We were housed (literally) in Room #4 with outdoor kitchen and dinning room for 8 and surrounding patios with room to throw a large party. In our case, room for 12 for a morning yoga session. The ajoining bedroom and beautifully appointed living room were larger too than most hotels we've stayed in yet intimate and inviting.

La Paloma is truly a wonderful property owned and operated by equally wonderful people on a terrific stretch of wild beach. We will almost certainly come back.

Thank you to Nancy and her staff.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

La Paloma's greatest strength (apart from beautiful, comfortable accommodations and the Pacific Ocean right out front) is its staff. You feel like you've been invited into a friend's home (which you have been) and treated like a friend.
The only drawback to our stay was the noise in the neighbourhood, lots of festivities, loudspeakers, firecrackers - but we were there in the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day - the patron saint of the local parish (San Patricio) - so even though sleep was interrupted sometimes, it was all very exciting.

Room Tip: If you want a full-sized apartment with a kitchen, ask for one of the third floor studios.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

We have just finished a wonderful week-long Yoga Retreat at La Paloma, Melaque. I am more than excited to tell everyone that this was a perfect location for such a retreat. Twenty individuals, enjoying daily yoga exercise, morning class near the pool and sunset meditation on the beach. The grounds are ideal for both yoga and also for relaxing. Daily breakfast included fresh squeezed orange juice. Antonio makes a great hamburger! There are also many wonderful cafes and restaurants available in the neighbourhood, supplying great food - specially Cafe Calypsos on the corner. We had a fantastic time and made many friends! Will look forward to next year. Kyla and Antonio, Isabel and the other staff members did a fantastic job of making sure that everyone was happy!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat

Address: Avenida Las Cabanas 13, San Patricio 48980, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > San Patricio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
Price Range: £46 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the picturesque seaside town of Melaque, the beauty and serenity of old Mexico lives on. Here at La Paloma, an intimate resort, culture and traditional hospitality combine with modern technology and the singular artistic vision of its owners. Conveniently located a couple of blocks from the town square and shopping, yet when you step through the gate, you're miles away from the world outside in a safe, secure, garden paradise. Each of the 14 different rooms have their own uniqueness with wonderful views and amenities designed for your comfort. We are not your average hotel... We are your Home away from Home. ... more   less 
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