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Tesoro Ixtapa

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Our Opinion
While many operators rate this hotel 4 stars, the Tesoro Ixtapa is probably more along the lines of a 3.5 star. This older resort is beach front in the hotel zone and has 1 pool looking over the ocean. It wouldn't be our first choice of hotels in Ixtapa but if the price is attractive its not a bad choice.
Distinguished by its elegant Mexican style architecture the Tesoro Resort in Ixtapa enjoys a perfect location in the heart of the Hotel zone. Fronting the beautiful Pacific and a long, wide stretch of beach, a short ride to the golf course.
Location: Beachfront, 20 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes to downtown Zihuatanejo.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • billcampisano : Niagara Falls, Canada
great weather

we had a good time at tesoro , the place is close to airport.the staff is excellent, the service super. the food is very mexican as are agood percentage of guests.the beach is huge with good access and lots of ocean view and waves weather was sunny and hot every day. their food was a little lite on quality and alcohol seemed watereddown ,fresh juices were nice.the rooms were good and stocked daily and cleaned daily .no alcohol mini bar and not restocked.the pool no swim up bar and nearby pool bar very busy but good ocean /pool bar service.the pool was usually filled with water blow up toys and mexican kids,the pool chairs were in high demand .the excursions offered by resort packages were nice but beware oceanside packages and avoid Big Ben excursions he will rip u off.the beach venders were typical. all in all a nice place with extremely summer weather but i felt a 3 star rating was its limit,P.S. the nightly shows were in the front parking lot area and they lacked quality. .

  • William S : Omaha, Nebraska
Our 13th year.

We must like it. It is our 13th year to return to the Tesoro. The hotel is not to big. The staff are very friendly and very accommodating. The food is good. Breakfast are the best. They have the best omelet maker in Ixtapa. The pool is great. Close to the beach and massage huts are close by. Easy to catch a bus to go to Zihuatanejo. Short was to the shops in Ixtapa

  • Jamaicaboundjan09 : Langham
Had a great time despite the flaws.

We were just at the Tesoro from March 9-16 and had a great time. We did not have big expectations as we read some pretty bad reviews and it is only a 3.5 star resort. We weren't disappointed. The food was average compared to most other resorts we have been too. A good variety, I am a vegetarian so was a little disappointed in some of the dishes that they put meat in, like the hash browns and the Alfredo sauce but their was other things for me to eat. The desserts all had the same texture of rubber. The staff was all very friendly and were very quick to help. The pool was my favorite part, its huge and was nice and warm. The beach was big and maintained well, it was too rough to swim in but had a good time sitting under the hut watching the kids play. The one thing I read about from most people was the locals coming on the weekend bothered some. You could tell it was busier as it took a little time to get a table at the buffet but it still wasn't too bad. The one thing about the locals was some of them were very rude and butt their way into lines. But that can happen with anybody. Some were really nice. I didn't like that it being a smaller resort their was only one bar open at a time. The lobby bar only opened in the evening so you had to go to the pool/beach area for a drink. The snack bar only had a very limited menu. Wasn't too crazy that the entertainment people basically spoke Spanish and only a few phrases in English so we didn't know what was going on most of the time. We went to both al a carte restaurants and they were ok but nothing special. The maid service was good, they don't leave beer in the fridges though which I thought was weird. The beds were very uncomfy, very hard and the pillows lumpy. Loved the location of the resort, within walking distance to lots of little shops. Would I go here again? Probably not as we like to try out different places, but over all it wasn't bad. And I would recommend it if you were looking for small and fairly authentic Mexican.

  • Jenican :
Nice first time to Ixtapa

Nice smaller hotel. Great food selection...lots of fresh salads and fruits. Something different every night. Staff is extremely friendly and hard-working. Lovely location in midpoint of Playa Palmar. Saturday night and Sunday busy with a beach chairs available Sunday. Had to sit up top with not enough shade. I think they advertise to locals for weekend visits...mid week much quieter. Evening shows are mostly in Spanish...surprisingly not overly well attended. Shows mostly good...enjoyed the Tour of Mexico show and Tropical Show. Ixtapa is beautiful and even though waters aren't calm...crashing beach waves are fun and a beach walk everyday was a highlight. Room safes were updated while we were in our room lol and a good thing because the old ones were confusing and didn't come with directions. Taxi costs 110 pesos to Zihua from hotel...we paid 70 pesos to get back. Watched sunset at Charlie's beach bar two doors down...public beach...nice atmosphere. I don't know if i'd do two weeks here (smaller resort) as there is only so many activities but one week or ten days is perfect. Rooms...solid bones...clean...but dated despite some furniture updates. Lumpy pillows and tired curtains...didn't really matter. Bed pretty comfy otherwise. If neighbors had been noisy we would have heard them...not very soundproof...patio doors and between floors. Gardens and grounds are beautiful and well kept...same with pool. I might try a bigger resort next time but i have no complaints. All in all great value and we had a great time.

  • 2013happytrails : Cowichan Bay, Canada
Never again

We booked the Tesoro because it was a fantastic deal with several discounts for various reasons making it impossible to say no however we'll never stay there again. The lobby is dark and unwelcoming, the pool area is small with very few loungers or umbrellas and the food is the worst I've experienced in Ixtapa,We've stayed in several of the hotels in Ixtapa over the years and I have to say it's really poor quality. We tried two breakfast and two dinners then swore off eating any more meals there despite being on an all-inclusive plan. Luckily there are so many good places to eat outside the resort. Overall, I have to say this is hotel cannot be called a resort and will never stay in another Tesoro Hotel after that experience.

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  • 3 Meals Daily plus snacks 
  • All Drinks (Domestic beer & cocktails, select International brands) 
  • 24 Hr self service snack bar 
  • Daily Activities 
  • Nightly Entertainment (3 nights a week)
  • Bicycles 
  • Volleyball 
  • Water Aerobics
  • 170 rooms in a 8 storey building
  • Buffet & 1 a la carte Restaurants (restrictions may apply) 
  • 3 Bars (including a swim up bar) 
  • 1 Pool (Separate children's area) 
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shops (fee) 
  • Conference facilities
  • Watersports available nearby (fee)
  • Golf available nearby (fee)

  • Hotel Room includes:
    • Air conditioning
    • 1 King bed or 2 double bed 
    • Satellite TV 
    • Hair dryer 
    • Safety Deposit Box 
    • Bathroom with shower only 
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Max occ. 4 persons
    Kids Stay, Play, and Eat Free - Kids 2-5 just pay a special airfare when sharing with 2 adults! Kid 6-12 yrs pay child's rates when sharing with 2 paying adults.

    For the Kids - Kids club for ages 4-12.

    Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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    Tesoro Ixtapa
    Blvd Ixtapa s/n Lote 5, 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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    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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