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“Magic stay on Costalegre”

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Chantli Mare Inn by the Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Magic stay on Costalegre”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

A six bedroom hotel in a villa on the most beautiful beach you can expect on the bay of boca de iguanas : wonderful sand, coconut trees, gorgeous landscape, great water, beautiful sunsets... The owners of the place, Mr and Mrs Contreras, and their staff, do everything to please you. With such a small size everything is very personalized, coffee cup when you wake up, breakfast of any type whenever you want on the terrace overlooking the beach... The villa itself is very welcoming with nice architecture, colors, garden, pool, decorations, furnitures. The bedrooms are very modern and comfortable with a private terrace and a nice bathroom. And of course Chantli Mare is also an excellent restaurant in the area of la Manzanilla with the very talented, imaginative and friendly chef Greg Couillard. No doubt the best restaurant owe ever found in the Costalegre area.
In all a very pleasant stay, and a magic place at less than an hour by car from Manzanillo airport.

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orange county
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Traveled here for a wonderful lunch... it is a jaw dropper !
Roberto could not have been more helpful he showed us around the grounds as well as a look at the rooms.If we had our bags we would have stayed maybe forever
Lunch was fabulous
View was fabulous
Hope to be back

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

Last year (xmas - New Years) our family of 10 came down to La Manzanilla to visit a friend. After a long search through Boutique Hotels of Mexico, we discovered Chanti Mare which opened the week we were to arrive.

What a gem. A wonderful family has opened their home as a small boutique hotel right on the most beautiful beach - a long crescent shaped white sand beach. The rooms were modern and with A/C and everything worked. Right outside is the pool and thatched palapa open air restaurant and bar, with the most amazing inventive food.

Chef Greg, originally from Canada, is helping the family establish the restaurant from his home base in Guadalajara. We had margaritas and fresh guacamole every afternoon, and then the most incredible dinners - fresh grilled lobster, fish, mexican dishes, curries - amazing.

The family has a vision and cares about their guests in a way that is so unusual in this day and age.

A perfect place to stay, especially for extended family vacations or a group of friends, when you can basically have the entire place to yourself.

Only wishing we had returned this Winter!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1 review
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Perhaps it is cheating to write a review, because I live in La Manzanilla, but I can't go a week without a long walk down the beach to Chantli Mare for a day in the "care" of Roberto and Ibett and their wonderful staff, all of whom treat you like a friend. The food and service are excellent, and the ocean view is out of this world. (Some day I will actually sleep there, but I have seen the lovely rooms.) I couldn't recommend this place more highly.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

The Boutique Hotel is awesome and the owners cannot do enough for you!It is so clean,rooms are beautifully decorated and the rooms have an amazing view of the ocean.The chef Greg serves up meals you will find no where in Mexico.The presentation over the top.Iam still trying to come back to life after spending 5 days there.We didn't leave without booking for next year and longer.This Hotel is so worth the money and you will not stop talking about your experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Falkland, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2013

This was our third time at this beautiful spot. This time only for a quick refreshment (ice cold beer) at the end of our walk along the beautiful beach from La Manzanilla. We had a great chit chat with the very friendly owners and plan on going back soon for music and a first class sunset dinner.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is well worth looking for! A small boutique hotel on one of the most spectacular beaches in Mexico. A great destination for a few days away from the world, or for a meal and a walk on the beach. Beautifully done, hosted by the very friendly family who converted their family cottage into this beautiful retreat.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Chantli Mare Inn by the Sea

Property: Chantli Mare Inn by the Sea
Address: Camino a Boca de Iguanas Km 2.2, La Manzanilla 48898, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > La Manzanilla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in La Manzanilla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chantli Mare Inn by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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