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“Gorgeous hotel, incredible food, superb shopping”
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Hotel Cielo Rojo
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gorgeous hotel, incredible food, superb shopping”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

What a true gem! The most beautifully styled interiors, superb service and the very best restaurant in the area - the food is exceptional - all organic and locally sourced, created by a team in the kitchen who are extremely dedicated and creative. The chef is super talented and I hear they may open another restaurant based on the success of this one. The insider's secret is the hotel's own brand tequila. After years of research they formulated three types, all of which are outstanding. I wish I had stayed the night in one of the beautifully decorated rooms but I was staying in Sayulita nearby and arrived in the afternoon to just visit the tiny boutique I had heard about from a fashion friend in the know. I bought two gorgeous sun dresses, a handbag that I use all the time and a beautiful pair of earrings that are my absolute favourites. I met the owner, stayed for a cocktail, stayed for dinner and then she whisked me off to a local art show and charity concert in the town and had the most fun night of my entire stay! Go!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

The is a lovely small boutique hotel that is exceptionally clean. They have an eye to sustainability, and offered a water container on each landing. The landings are a great place to sit outside your room. Great attention to detail. The food is also amazing, all fresh, no GMO, healthy and put together just before your got your dish. The staff including the food service staff were all friendly AND always had smiles on their faces. The dining room was definitely an oasis.
Beautiful touches throughout the hotel and dining room.
Very comfortable beds and enough space for your belongings.

Room Tip: rooms on the West side of the hotel would keep you away from the street
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Duncan, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

I stayed here with a group of fellow dental hygiene students for one month last spring during our study abroad program. We could not have asked for a more wonderful stay. The hotel is beautiful and clean and I appreciated the boutique feel. You certainly aren't in a resort- and lucky for that! The staff will get to know you by name, and you them. You will begin to feel like family, or at least I did.

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We stayed in the palapa room on the top floor which was great- loved the authentic feel.
Wear the ear plugs (they provide you with wax ones). There is a nearby goat that is very "vocal"
The food in the restaurant is incredible. We loved the breakfast! Dinner was unbelievable but a bit more expensive- and there are so many places to try in town. Just make sure you have at least one dinner there!
There is a mojito on the bar list- quite possibly the best drink I have ever had

A big thank you to the staff who, like I said, treated us like family. I ripped a dress the first day and a member of the staff fixed it for me- and tried to do it for free!

I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This little hotel is a gem in a gem. It's an excellently managed small oasis of style, warmth, and "sustainable" well-being in a dream-like setting: A romantic old fishing village on the lush, almost rain forest-like slopes of the south-western Mexican coast, spilling out into a perfect sandy Pacific beach cove. The village offers a mixture of authentic rural atmosphere (roosters crowing in the early morning; dogs sleeping in the midday heat) and all comfort you could wish for: Excellent restaurants, picturesque shops, and taxis, when you need them. The hotel cuisine of Cielo Rojo itself is too good to be true. For our various family members we need vegetarian, gluten-free, and for all of us preferably organic. We would never have expected this in a little Mexican village. My only regret: I forgot to buy some of the hand-crafted soap!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

or anywhere else for that matter.....
We stayed there for too short at the end of our holiday.
The perfect little boutique hotel. The owner has an excellent eye for details.
The rooms are just right down to the bottled water container that you use to get the water yourself on the exquisite landing with local artwork, open to the outdoors.
Feels traditional Mexican with an eclectic modern sensibility.
It is obvious the the owner loves this spot and it is reflected in her collections of art and memorabilia.
Not much you could improve upon here. Perhaps a little less restricted of what is in the included in the breakfast package: jam and toast perhaps?
The courtyard is soothing with some of the best food I have ever had.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
It is in the heart of SanPancho but on a side street so it is quiet.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Whistler, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2013

The food at Hotel Cielo Rojo is delicious, fresh and thoughtfully presented. The decor is warm and welcoming. The staff were friendly and knowledgable and they provided excellent service. I will definitely return on my next trip to San Pancho (Francisco).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We just returned home after 5 nights at Hotel Cielo Rojo. This was our second visit, and we liked it just as much as we did on our first trip in 2010. Cielo Rojo has lovely rooms, great ambiance, and delicious food in their restaurant, Bistro Organico. All of the staff are helpful, friendly, and willing to answer any questions about San Pancho. Like most of San Pancho, Cielo Rojo is only a few blocks from the beach.

If you're headed to the beach, ask to borrow one of their beach umbrellas. If ambient noise keeps you from sleeping, bring earplugs. Cielo Rojo is located in the heart of San Pancho, so noise sometimes filters into your room. We enjoyed this as part of the atmosphere.

A small, low-key, beach town near busy Sayulita, San Pancho has a wide, almost empty beach and beautiful sunsets. Nearly everyone in town gathers at the beach to watch the spectacular sunsets. The waves at San Pancho's beach can be large, so it might not be the best spot for families with children. But the town is very friendly, with lots of inexpensive restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Cielo Rojo
Address: Asia 6 | San Francisco, San Francisco 63732, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cielo Rojo is a boutique hotel Right in the heart of cobblestoned San Pancho, Nayarit just 40 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta airport. It is 3 blocks walking distance to the beach. the hotel provides stylish and affordable accommodations with simple elegant and pleasant rooms, warm and eclectic decor, exquisite organic cuisine and personalized attention from its lovely staff. A favorite for those that truly appreciate consciousness for organic & sustainable A perfect balance of serenity and intimacy. ... more   less 
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