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Catalina Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Playa la Ropa s/n, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014
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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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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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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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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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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Our family stayed for four nights and parts of five days in early February. It was fantastic. Perfect weather. Relaxing, gorgeous beach. Attentive, gracious staff. Good food in the restaurant, especially the fruit, seafood, and ice cream desserts. The rooms were comfortable and plenty luxurious, unless you want five-star opulence. The rooms have scenic views from their verandas. And it... More

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We spent a week at the Catalina Beach Resort over the Xmas New Years Holiday and loved it. The view from our room as well as the restaurant and bar areas was amazing. The rooms were simple but great and the AC was able to keep up with the heat Mexico promises. The staff were all wonderful and made us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed at the Catalina in August 2013. The hotel is a little outdated but still has lots of charm. The rooms are large with GREAT private terraces, which is nice. I would definitely make sure to book one of the rooms with air conditioning, though - they can get pretty stuffy. The hotel staff were amazing and very friendly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The sunset bar and restaurant are terrific. We had been to the bar many times, and this year the peanuts were fresh! The restaurant had a great spinach soup and one of the best grilled vegetable stacks i've ever had. Great service, super view.

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Allyn, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Twenty years between visits and it is still one of my favorite destinations! Starting with arrival and the wonderful front desk folks, entire staff, and on down to one of the best beach environments anywhere.....lovely trees, great palapas.......bartender Sam is the best~~~along with the beach staff. Stayed in one of the renovated smaller rooms w/AC.....great! The stairs keep you in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

This place is alright. It falls in between the resort niche and an overly expensive local niche. I'd more likely recommend a private condo rental, a different resort, or a private residence in town. The location on the beach is nice, but I also think there are better places.

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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*
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