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The good points:LOCATION! I simply can not imagine a better location for those wanting the quieter La Ropa area. VM is toward the north end of the beach and about as close to said beach as you can possibly be! You can go from neck-deep in the ocean to your room in about two minutes! 5 minute walk to the snorkeling/swimming area at the north end (I dubbed pelican rock...) of the beach. 15 minute walk (or less) to the south end of the beach; about fifteen more minutes to hike all the way to Las Gatas (which, is an enjoyable jaunt!).THE STAFF: An almost 100% perfect score on friendliness.VALUE: In spite of their recent move to a quasi-AI (All Inclusive) and even if you don't consume copious amounts of alcohol, I think VM is a good value. There were enough items on their breakfast menu (that was/is included in the new AI rate) to not get 'bored' in a week's time.The not so good points:CONCRETE BEDS: I think I understand the construction/conditions dilemma of the area and why concrete is used for just about everything, including the beds. If they put a better grade mattress on those hard slabs, sleeping comfort might be tolerable for those folks that don't care for "firm" (like me, and my wife...). Lumped in this category, I'd also mention overall quality of the rooms and resort in general - there was nothing really glaringly bad, but there are a lot of nicks - shall I say. Again, most all is very passable and I know they work very hard (yada, yada...), but this is mid-range at best. As I stated above - I think it is a good value.AI : This covers a range of 'stuff' for me... Not only do I try not to stay at AI's, I don't care for the whole concept and the kind of conditions I think it tends to foster or create. I don't drink alcohol at all (my wife barely imbibes...) - so - not much "value" there for us. The alcohol selection included in their AI offering is pretty limited and not higher end booze/beer (understatement...). If you understand this and have the right expectation, then fine. One observation I would offer the boozers - be prepared to play another AI game. The one party pack that was there when we first arrived (they left after 3 days and in retrospect weren't really that loud or obnoxious...) seemed to have great success getting their massive orders promptly filled. I also observed them tipping $500 pesos (that's about $25 USD) more than once. The staff, whom, again, are very friendly, are very much on "island" time (or whatever you call it in Mexico...). If you go up to the bar to try and move things along, you will quite often be told, very nicely, "Oh, I will bring that right out to you!" - 30 minutes or so later, if at all, here's your coke... Just sayin'... My all-time favorite AI game - the " chair " game. I have done battle with the best, around the globe, but the conditions here were formidable! Hopefully my picture gets uploaded alright - 0630 (that's AM) and almost every single chair is "reserved". In addition to the AI mentality, I think there's the "there are no stinkin' rules!" affect here. This is THE reason we would not come back to VM. The chair game was in full effect EVERY single day...In the end, and it may not sound like it with my sarcasm, we really enjoyed our stay at VM and Zihua; I think we were very lucky to have found anything in the area on such relatively short notice (didn't really look/book until Nov 2017 for mid-Jan 2018). Depending on what someone was looking for, I'd certainly recommend both Zihua and/or VM for a holiday.
We have been to Villa Mexicana many times and really loved it. Was preparing to make reservations for this year (13 family members) and discovered that the hotel has become non-smoking. Since we do have a couple of family members that smoke, this will no longer be our destination. Too bad, we really liked it there.
I thought we were making a reservation through the hotel on their website with a one night cancellation fee. We pre-paid for our whole stay and then had to cancel. Turns out the reservation was made through an agency and they said ZERO refund. We never made it to the hotel so can not rate it.
This is our 4th time staying here! We stayed in an upstairs ocean front room. Ours was recently remodeled and nice. Rooms were clean, air conditioned and smelled good. Elloisa is an excellent front desk person to deal with!The downer is that they have gone to an all inclusive drinks in the afternoon/ I has 2 sodas all week and its built into the higher room prices. i noticed because they are free, not many were tipping the servers. These folks need to make a living too! Please be more considerate. I know you would tip if the billed you. I hope the policy will change back to those that drink pay.
This place was fantastic! We will be back some day for sure. People were great, food was great, room was great, beach was great. Find Jorge Soltera on the beach for excellent sunset cruise and island trips. Prices were very reasonable and the hotel was clean and friendly.
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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- 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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Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico
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