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To repeat another recent review, this huge rate increase will stop us from returning for another winter vacation. It has been a favorite but to pay almost $200 per night for a few drinks is definitely not worth it and what about us that don't drink alcohol. BTW wine is not included in the package. The dining service and bar is slow, rooms aren't made up until late in the day, the pool cannot be used for swimming due to its small size, lounge chairs are all taken by 6 am, wifi usually does not work. Having said all of that, it was a beautiful spot and enjoyable at a reasonable rate but NOT THIS?
Not sure why, but we've just been informed of a 50% increase in the room rates for 2018. This was a favorite of ours and many other repeat guests. The location to the beach, efficient and friendly staff more than offset the small rooms which lacked a mini frig, basic small swim pool and poor or no WiFi. We generally make a reservation up to a year in advance but the reservation department there has been reluctant to take reservations or quote prices until just recently. And now that they have, wow! $185 US a night for mid January through March? I've never been a fan of the All Inclusive concept, and certainly wasn't impress when this place raised last year's prices to include an afternoon drink package. Availability of some drink items were inconsistent and the only beer available was light colored and dark colored tap beer served in a 8-10 ounce plastic cup. And based on my last communication with the reservation department, renting without the breakfast and drink package is not an option. What a disappointment
This was our second trip to this place. Great beach & sitting area. I wished we would have found it sooner. We used to stay in Ixtapa, never again. The rooms were very clean & refreshed every day and the whole hotel is very well kept. Wonderful, friendly staff as well. The rooms are very basic; but pretty and comfortable, very relaxing. I recommend upgrading to the ocean view on the second floor. Good restaurant on site, but pass on Paty's. La Perla restaurant is a short walk or cab ride away. Another great place is Momma Norma's in Ixtapa, Chipotle Camerones to die for, Los Braceros in Zihau Has great mole chicken. Also for Breakfast go to Adelita's down the hill from Hotel Irma. Hand made tortillas! Breakfast & sodas are included with a coupon at the hotel. We are going back! Meg & Dave
This was our first time staying at Villa Mexicana. We have stayed in Ixtapa at the Barcelo about 18 times. We could have stayed there for the exact cost of Villa Mexicana but with the Barcelo being an ALL Inclusive package. Friends booked at the Villa so we thought we would join them. Our friends package included drinks and breakfast. Thought our package included the same but once we checked in we found out it only included the drinks. The drinks; Very little "free" selection which only included the basics. Canned Beer cost $3.00 US and a White Russian was $6.00 US with the peso being 17 at the time we were there. One evening I asked for a cup of coffee. I was told there was a charge for that also so I declined.Food and Drinks at Restaurant Mary and Elvira (located on each side of the Villa along the beach) were half the price and very good! Both served top shelf liquor to!We stayed in room 1503. It was clean. Our shower had good pressure but we never had hot or even warm water for showering. Maintenance was called but it was not fixed during our 1 week stay. We were not offered to switch to another room either.The pool was relaxing and the grounds of the Resort were well keptLoved Playa La Ropa Beach, the massages were amazing!
This was our 2nd visit to Zihuatanejo and the Villa Mexicana....same date as last year... and it just keeps getting better ! The Management and Staff go out of their way to make is 'great'.....and to give you a reason to come back again ! The same Staff, and many Friends (guests) that were there last year were there again this year...so it was like 'old home week' ! Staff members like Jose-Luis, Javier, Lilly, Roberto and all the others are 'the tops'.....and of course the GM Zandra Almada make you so very Welcome ! Hope to be going back again next year....Stay tuned !
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 64 rooms
- Beach bar
- Pools (including children's)
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Room service
- Business centre (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- Golf course nearby at the Marina Ixtapa, or the Palma Real
- 2 doubles or 1 king bed
- in-room safety box
- bathroom with shower only
- hair dryer
- room has a garden view
- Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children
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- Extra Info
Playa La Ropa, 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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