Presidente InterContinental Ixtapa
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionLike the Tesoro Ixtapa, the Presidente is an older building and probably more along the lines of a 3.5 star rather than a 4 star. The location is good, right in the hotel zone and pool has a swim up bar with lots of activities going on. A combination of low rise and a high rise building, the Presidente is a good choice for singles and couples who want to be in the hotel zone.
We thoroughly enjoyed this hotel. It had everything you need plus the beds are great..best we've had!. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was good and always found something we liked. The location is right across the street from shops and it's on large stretch of beach. Most staff speak English although the resort is probably 90% Mexican tourists. The grounds and pools are well maintained. The resort is older but what we saw is in good repair. It can be loud in some rooms at night so request a room away from the bar. We would definitely return. Thanks to the staff that made our New Year memorable.
We visited with a party of 12 and while the room we stayed in only had the minimal amenities, it was perfect for us, since we spent limited time in our room. There were many fun activities for the whole family, we loved beach volleyball, water aerobics, water ballon fights and the awesome Mexican Fiesta!The staff was very friendly and accommodating and we would definitely stay here again!Thank you Isreal for always smiling and making us feel right at home!!
our room they gave us,was almost the farthest from ocean that they had,asked to be moved,but told none available,we found out the first night,there was a night club across the street ,and played loud music till 5 ,we put ear plugs in and pillow over to help with noise,and we were scheduled to be there 19 days, asked to move again after the sat rush of locals,but told nothing available,?? but reliable sources told us only 20-30 % full,and we could notice also hardly anyone there in midweek? very frustrating too here this music 5-6 days a week?we tried to make the best of it,with the run around and what not,got our best sleep 5-8 but had to adjust.the poolswere at times clean,but other times very dirty, on those days we would only use the showers too cool down,we tried to use the swim up bar ,but that day it smelled disgusting,like sewage,and water was scummy and very dirty,so didnt go there the days we were there,the food was edible,but had too definately pick and choose,we were sick from the food the first few days,but after that stayed away from certain foods,we ate out a lot also,to possibly avoid getting sick from resort food.the last 3 days we were told they were going to move us,as they were making upgrades,and no power in our existing room,we thaught this was great ,to get away from the night club noise,but the room they moved us too ,had no ac,we asked to move or fix ,but got neither,very hot trying to sleep in80-85 degree in room,sweating and discomfort all night,most holidays wanting too stay longer,but this holiday we were ready to go, i had stayed at presidente years back,and what a difference too now, i have braught many people to ixtapa,and have always had good memories,just remember this is the hotel, and some management , there,the weather,and the people we meet are very friendly i will be back in january,but not here
If you get there early the hotel will offer you the possibility to check in early for a price, if you don't want to pay more you need to wait until the check in time even if the room is empty. The food is not good enough, a seafood cocktail that was more likely a Surimi cocktail, the buffets consist mainly on cheap meals, there is nothing really fancy, no steaks, no great taste.The beverages are not good enough either, they have Mexican booze but not all the brands, only the cheapest ones, Ron Bacardi, Brandy Presidente, Vodka Oso Negro, etc, you need to adjust to what the hotel is willing to give you, I asked a barman about a couple of drinks I like and he told me they do not have that, so I asked him what drinks he could make and he said only what I can see in a bad manner. If your flight leaves late, the Hotel wont offer you the chance to stay there enjoying their experience, you can stay until 17:00 but only if you pay a late check out, otherwise you are free to leave and come later to pick up your baggage.On the good side, the bed was delicious, it's a beach front hotel so you just need to walk a couple steps to enjoy the sea, the sea is a little wild but enjoyable, the sand is nice, feels good on your feet, you can watch the sunset every day if the clouds allow it, on Saturdays they close the restaurants for a mexican night around a kiosk in the hotel, they offer a sample of a few mexican meals like pozole, tacos dorados, enchiladas, buñuelos, atole, etc., some are really good.In general I think the room is ok, but the food and the drinks are far from good All Inclusive, if you want a good All Inclusive experience, better go to somewhere else, this one let me down.
This is my second time to stay at this hotel (formerly the Presidente Intercontinental). The beds are very comfortable, the rooms and common areas are kept clean, and the view of the ocean excellent. We will stay here again when we return. The staff are very kind and helpful, starting with Jorge at the front desk. There are activities for all ages, and this would be a fun place to bring the whole family. The hotel is being updated, and it is a good value, plus the perfect location in Ixtapa (walking distance to the shops, bank, buses, etc.) The bike ride into the nature reserve is fun, and younger people can enjoy the beach volleyball or soccer, and music at night in the bar. The food choices are plentiful, and even though some dishes are foreign to us, there were enough choices that we always found plenty of good food. For 20 pesos (abour $1.00 per ride), the two of us were able to ride on the frequent buses into Zihuatanejo, and Playa Linda to look at the crocodiles, iguanas, and birds. My favorite places were spending time on the beach or at the pool - walking, swimming, people watching, and the sunsets are spectacular. Don't miss a visit to Ixtapa!!
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Items not included:
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 3 a la carte dinners
- 24 hr room service
- House wine w/lunch & dinner, Domestic beer & select International brand drinks from 10am-Midnight
- Bicycle tour
- Tennis (reservations required)
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Disco, drinks included until 11:30pm
- 420 rooms in one 11-storey building & several villas
- Restaurants including 4 a la carte (Italian, Steakhouse, French and Sushi), dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- 2 bars including swim-up bar
- 2 pools
- Children's pool
- Tennis courts
- Sauna & steam bath
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Massage service (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Satellite TV
- Full bathroom
- Some rooms w/balcony or terrace
- Same as above but with 2 double beds and ocean view
- Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults
Resort Location Map
Presidente InterContinental IxtapaIxtapa,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Boulevard Ixtapa S/N Lote 2, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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