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Suites Costa Dorada
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We wanted to stay in a smaller property in Bucerias, and were not disappointed by this location.
Situated about halfway between the downtown Plaza and the garish "Royal Decameron" (all inclusive), we really enjoyed our stay at Costa Dorada. They have a very nice (modest) pool, poolside bar (afternoons), restaurant out front (beachside: "Karen's Place") and right on the beach (with their own palapas and lounge chairs on the beach). It is also within walking distance of many nice small eateries, and bus line or taxis.

The room was clean and simple, with a small kitchen but full sized refrigerator. The bathroom was small but clean and nice sized shower with great water pressure. Balcony was very nice with nice privacy yet a great view of the ocean and not noisy at all (just the breaking of the waves, and evenings some soft music from the restaurant below).

Staff was very helpful and responsive.

Only complaint was a creaky bed - every slight move elicited a loud creak.
But all in all we were very satisfied with this as a good value for our money.

Room Tip: We stayed in a top level studio - a very good value.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

One of our best vacations in Bucerius!! Clean, friendly staff, huge bedroom with walk out deck to have our morning coffee and breakfast. You must try the restaurant on the property (Karen's) they have some of the best food in Bucerius. The suites are cleaned daily and new towels etc daily. Looking forward to returning soon!!!

Room Tip: 702 was awesome, ocean view as well as the pool right below our room and Karn's restaraunt to th...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank lors
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

We actually had rented a privately owned unit - 706B, which my husband named 706T for tiny, that was not as we assumed. We didn't ask for the square footage so found ourselves in a small dorm-sized room. It had only 2 coffee cups. Since we had booked for 15 days and did have a microwave and a refrigerator, we expected some cutlery, plates, and glasses. No such luck. Toward the end of our stay we moved into a unit in the hotel which was great, Spacious, clean, great view, just plain lovely.

I would recommend Suites at Costa Dorado to everyone - the staff is super friendsly and nice. The restaurant great, and Bucerias the perfect size.

Room Tip: We were in a 2 bedroom but I think they are all similar. All have ocean views.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank browns5928
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed in junior suite. It was fine for the 2 of us. The furniture is a bit dated but for amount of time we spent in room it was fine. Everything worked and it was clean. The beach was fabulous and you can walk for miles. We will return.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

I only gave it a 3 star rating because that is exactly what it is. I don't mean it disparagingly. The reality is that it is an old hotel, built in the 1970s and needs major renovations. They are in the process of bit by bit converting to condos, which makes economic sense. I had many maintenance issues due to the hotel's age. However, the staff was quick to respond. However, to get something fixed, do not rely on reception to report the problem. All of a sudden I had no water in the apartment. I called reception and she said she would report it right away. I got downstairs on my way to dinner. She had not reported it even though the maintenance guy was right there.

I also had problems with one of the showers, which fell apart in my hand and flooded the room. The staff was quick to respond and we resolved it. However, it happened twice, not due to the fault of the maintenance man but just old parts breaking down. Fortunately, I have two bathrooms in the suite and simply used another shower.

The maintenance man told me that last year some of the pipes broke leaving a suite flooded. The problem is that if there is such an emergency after 8:00PM when the maintenance crew goes home, things can get tough. There is a night watchman who is very nice. Theoretically, he covers maintenance at night. However, in practicality, I am not so sure.

The location is super. It is quiet, clean and basically the best in town. You do not have to worry about people drinking to all hours, as things shut down at about 10:00PM. I checked out other places, thinking I could find something better in Bucerias that was not a condo rental. I could not. Go for this and just accept the maintenance problems for what they are. If such matters bother you, the look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

This was our 7th trip to Bucerias and we decided to switch from an all inclusive to a condo. We chose Suites Costa Dorada because it is a "resort condo" complete with pool, poolside bar, restaurant on site and right on the beach, giving us the best of both worlds. You can't beat the location. During a short walk to El Centro you will find high end restaurants and boutiques, you will find excellent reasonably priced cafés, you will find the famous flea market, you will find it all in Bucerias. It really has everything you could want in one small, quaint, Mexican town. From street vendors to restaurants to local bars (where the music is excellent.)

We stayed in suite 702, second floor, alongside the pool with a terrific view of the ocean from the huge balcony. One bedroom, two bathrooms. Extremely clean (thanks to our housekeeper), spacious, bright and sunny but with room darkening shades if you want them to help keep the room cool. Air conditioning in both the livingroom and bedroom. Tons of storage space, dressers, drawers, closets. And a small in room safe. One large room contains the living, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has plenty of cupboard space and a small two burner cooktop range. No oven. Full fridge, microwave, coffee maker, pots, pans, and dishes etc.

The staff are fabulous, from the front desk to housekeepers and groundskeepers. So helpful and friendly and very hard working. Communication was never a problem, many spoke English.

We had a few issues with our wifi which were quickly corrected. Large bottled water and ice were provided at a minimal fee and brought to our suite. The pool was great, but a little crowded at times due to it being the Easter week which created some problems finding chaise lounges in the shade. I didn't expect the "saving the chair" early in the morning thing then not showing up until afternoon, but that was just over the Easter week. After that chaise lounges were plentiful.

We loved the Costa Dorada and hope to return soon. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank countrycc
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

The Costa Dorada has a great location on a great beach in the nicest part of town.
Be aware that the rooms are very dated and basic. The 2 bedroom suite we had was very large. The beds were comfortable but the living room furniture was not! Pillows were bad.The bathrooms are tiny.
Great view from the balcony but only 2 plastic chairs and a tiny table. No umbrella.
Wireless internet available at no charge but could only receive at the one end of the balcony.
Sleep disturbed on 2 nights by loud music form nearby - ear plugs required!

Karens Restaurant on site is very good - no signing privileges and no credit cards except for dinner.
This location is great, the beach great and if the rooms were updated this would definitely be a place I would return to.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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10  Thank edgemont
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Address: Avenida Lazaro Cardenas sur 156, Bucerias 63732, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Bucerias
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Bucerias
Price Range: £152 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Suites Costa Dorada 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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