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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, this hotel has seen better days...rooms are unkept, outdated, not very clean, with poor lighting, small and cramped.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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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88 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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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:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Zihuatanejo

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