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Catalina Beach Resort

3.0 of 5
Playa la Ropa s/n, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place certainly has a lot of personality. We stayed in the Linda Vista suites, the most recent addition and very well presented. They have lovely balconies with huge hammocks and deck chairs. The beach is great, but the guy running the beach bar was trying to close up at 4pm every day when he was supposed to be open... More 

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Los Angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Zihua for over 30 years and spend months on La Ropa every year.I own property right across the street from the hotel. I was painting and needed a place to go for the night. I've been to the restaurant and have been up-and-down those countless stairs hundreds of times. But this was my first stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming to Zihua for about 40 years, and I plan to keep coming til my ashes make the trip. Always, since the first, I've stayed at Catalina Beach Resort because it has the best people as well as the best location. Service, rooms, food and beach are all divine. I've gone all over the world, but I will keep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. We decided to upgrade to a room with air conditioning upon our arrival and staff was VERY accommodating, we also had a late flight out of ZIH and the staff was again helpful with helping us check out later than the 1PM scheduled time. Restaurant was great, beach was perfect... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Yes, this hotel has seen better days...rooms are unkept, outdated, not very clean, with poor lighting, small and cramped. Towels are greyish and old. La casita room we had is tiny. Good location on playa de la Ropa beach though not the best. The infinity pool however is wonderful. Staff is good and friendly. Lots of stairs to go to... More 

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Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We traveled to Mexico the last week in January. This was our first stay in Zihuatsnrjo. We had stayed in Ixtapa a few years ago. We were very happy with just about everything about the Catalina! The week we were there it was very quite. The people that were there were very friendly and helpful. Most are return visitors so... More 

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Thailand
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The location above beach is great. The view from the restaurant and bar is great. Staff are friendly and helpful. But... Wifi reception is poor, and room design and room furnishings are so bad that, even with the advantages mentioned, the price of staying here seemed teetering on extreme to me. A 254 USD/night "bungalow" is actually a non-detached room... More 

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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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89 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Zihua now for around 10 years or so mostly staying at either Villa Mexicana or Hotel Irma. This time we decided to try another hotel. We chose the Hotel Catalina based on the reviews, the fact that they're on our favorite beach-la Ropa, and the availability of a beach bar. I booked through Orbitz where we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We had the pleasure to be back at this wonderful resort over Christmas. It's been about 7 years since our last visit and I was pleasantly surprised that all remains the same. The same beautiful spot on Playa Ropa , the grounds have filled in beautifully with flowers and trees. The staff as usual are so friendly and helpful and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

we happened upon this place by accident a few years ago, because we had a bad experience down the road. we spent the last three nights there before flying home. fell in love with it!!! the people were glad to see us. so friendly. we stayed in a beautiful little casita looking over the bay 200 feet above the water.... More 

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