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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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Cumberland, Wisconsin
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85 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Now that Sotavento is in a perpetual state of construction, we've stayed at Catalina at least 6 times. They always remember us (or at least pretend to), and we just love it. This year, the beach bar was open all day. In 2009 it wasn't. Antonio takes car of baby turtle releases, beach cushions, etc. Hiliberto is a wonderful young... More 

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Orting, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Check in was a breeze. All staff was very helpful and friendly. We stayed in #53 the Linda Vista suite. The views were breathtaking from the patio which was equipped with a sofa, chair, table, Ceiling fan, hammock and two lounge chairs. The rooms were very basic: bed (more on the bed later) fridge and small TV. But no more... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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223 reviews 223 reviews
39 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Come every Novemebr since 1995. Little has changed to effect the enjoyable experience. A few new rooms (Linda Vista Suites), awsome views of Bahia Zihuatanejo, easy access to Centro, same attentive staff, best part of la Ropa beach, and the restaurant food is top notch. The rooms are dated and not 5 star quality but still functional. Dinner in the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The view from the hammock on our private balcony was absolutely perfect. Just a few steps down to the beach, and a few steps up to the pool, bar and restaurant, all with incredible views. We stayed for 5 nights and were treated wonderfully. The owner of this hotel gives generously to organizations that support her local community. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Since I was first introduced to the experience of the Catalina Beach Resort in 1985 I have returned as frequently as has been possible. While renovations, remodels, addition of the infinity pool and many rooms has added convenience over the years, the high quality of the wonderful staff and inherent beauty of the spectacular views has always brought me back.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are Catalina Beach Resort regulars--we have stayed here more than a dozen times over the last ten years. We are not alone. The Catalina Beach Resort offers the absolute best beach experience on La Ropa beach--and at a fantastic price. The beach palapas are roomy, spaced well apart from one another and with extensive beachfront so... More 

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Sleepy Hollow, NY
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We spent the first week of February here and loved it. Very gracious, helpful and wonderful staff. We had one of the smallest casitas and had two beds. The room was simple and worked well for us. There is only an overhead fan and for the week we were there it was fine but I can see how in hotter... More 

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Address: Playa la Ropa s/n, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Catalina Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Catalina Beach Hotel Zihuatanejo
Catalina Beach Zihuatanejo
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Zihuatanejo

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