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“Beautiful setting but the food - meh”

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Present Moment Retreat
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Troncones
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Portland Oregon
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48 reviews
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“Beautiful setting but the food - meh”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed elsewhere and while I am sure it's a lovely place for a yoga retreat, the food definitely was disappointing, especially for the price. They were what you'd expect to pay in the U.S. at a moderately priced restaurant. We had several dishes, and the consistent problem with them was that the seasonings. The marinated pork ribs had been soaked in soy and were too salty to eat. The "pizza" (which we didn't expect to be pizza, but something more "pizza-like") was extremely bland. The fish was also overcooked. It was a disappointment because the place is beautiful and the fare didn't match the face. Maybe it was a bad night, but at that price, I wouldn't give it a second chance when there are so many other places to try.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

I almost don't want to review Present Moment because then it'll be too popular! I loved my stay here, the yoga classes were good, plenty of variety of teachers (love La!), the pool and setting is beautiful. the food was awesome, the staff were all super friendly and the rooms were very nice. we realized at the end of the week that we hadn't been indoors (open-air bungalows) all week and it was just wonderful. town is just a short walk away, plenty of places to eat there if you feel like wandering. now i just wish they did a 500 hour teacher training!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I recently completed the 3 week Yoga Teacher Training at Present Moment Retreat. I cannot express in words what I gained within that time. The grounds are magnificent and the ocean is soothing. The food was delicious and catered to my vegetarian lifestyle. The entire staff were so very friendly and accomodating. I met an amazing group of people that will forever impact my life. Overall, you will feel relaxed, present and at peace. The therapists offer a variety of massages, all fabulous. I left there with a new sense of who I am and I couldn't be more grateful for the experience. The yoga training was intense but I learned so much from the knowledgable trainers. I highly recommend this little slice of heaven!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Plantation, Florida
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Present Moment Retreat is truly what the name implies, Presence. This retreat center offers a window into your own inner stillness found only through relaxation and letting go.

My stay here was fun, uplifting, energizing, grounding...and delicious! yes, D-elicious. The food is incredible with a menu that always tickled my taste buds, sometimes more than I could imagine. On hot days I could stay cool with fresh juices and smoothies, and in the evening be filled with the most magical of vegetarian, vegan, or simply gourmet meals.

Each morning there were offerings of meditation and yoga, all of which were led by incredible instructors and helped me to ground into a new way of being. It isn't often that I can let my normal every day life be set aside to enjoy the sounds of the ocean and sweet smells of sea breeze air.

The bungalows were gorgeous. Wow! The design, lay out, and atmosphere was set for comfort and peace of mind and, I felt it. Every little attention to detail was covered, whether it was incense, extra towels, soap...or not to mention, the AMAZING shower (best ever).

The staff all across the board: rooms, restaurant, retail, wellness--just incredible. They were always accommodating and couldn't be more happier seeing that same joy in my own smile.

I found it was the little things that counted here. As it is an open to the public restaurant I found it nice to have an opportunity to meet others outside the resort. But, I felt Present moment did a great job and welcoming both guests who were cleansing, guests there for a teacher training program, and outside guests. It was a nice blend that really gave me an opportunity to find my own inner peace.

Thank you present moment. I will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

I spent a very relaxing long weekend at Present Moment over Memorial Day weekend. This was my second visit, I was there for a week with my family about a year ago and decided to come back for a girls weekend with friends. I don't think I have ever been able to unwind from "real life" so quickly. I slept until 10 every morning (which I didn't think I was still capable of doing), recharged during yoga every afternoon, and enjoyed delicious meals throughout each day. The food is healthy, fresh, delicious and reasonably priced (I didn't do the pesos to dollar conversion until the end of the trip, and was pleasantly surprised!). I had a great massage with Emily - who I recommend highly - although the entire staff is wonderful and they all treat you like family. I have sent many people to Present Moment in the past year, and every one has come back happy and thanked me profusely for the recommendation. If you're looking for a place to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with old friends (or make some new ones), book your stay at Present Moment!

Room Tip: They're all open and lovely - what can be better than falling asleep to the sound of the ocean??
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Encinitas, California
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I just spent a month at Present Moment and couldn't be happier. It was truly exceptional. The staff will do anything to make your stay perfect. The massages were the best I've had, the food in the restaurant was A+ for both meat eaters and vegans. PM is a very well rounded place offering something for everyone. I did yoga, got massage, walked the beach, ate vegan and lost 10 pounds! Next time I'm bringing my husband because I see he will love it too. He eats meat, drinks beer, plays golf, and likes to be active. Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Just spent a month in Troncones, much of it at Present Moment. From the quality of the room to the wonderous food in the restaurant to the amazing staff, everything was perfect. Loved the massages and yoga. Never felt so good!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Present Moment Retreat
Address: Playa Troncones Mz. 21 Lt. 3, Troncones 40880, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Troncones
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Troncones
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Troncones
#3 Romantic Hotel in Troncones
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Present Moment Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our exclusive oceanfront boutique hotel and yoga retreat is situated on a quiet, serene beach in Troncones, thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Restore in a gorgeous setting with wellness classes, yoga by the sea, meditation, qigong, dance classes and more. Rejuvenate with our offerings of spa treatments and healing arts. Dine on healthy gourmet cuisine. Take in the local adventures such as sunset horseback riding, eco tours, waterfall hiking, kayaking, surf-yoga excursions, surf lessons, shopping in our boutique, exploring the village and much more. Our loving staff have pleased even the most discerning guests, and are ready to delight you. Our eleven private bungalows are the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday life. Each unique bungalow is dedicated to one of the values that we hold in the highest regard. Authenticity was imperative in the construction of every inch of Present Moment. Thus, all bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow top queen-sized bed, luxurious 400 count cotton bedding and a canopy of white linen. ... more   less 
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