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Arena Suites

Calle Eva S. de Lopez Mateos s/n | Playa Madera, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico (Formerly Bungalows Ley)
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Ranked #31 of 80 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hotel through Trip Advisor the comments really helped! Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo seem best kept secret we had not heard of Ixtapa at all. The hotel is not a chain hotel it is a great value small quaint hotel with beach front. It allows for tourist to appreciate the beach and the culture. The staff is friendly and are bilingual.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It took me a long time to choose this place for our recent stay in Zihua (we just came back yesterday), but the place exceeded my expectations. I choose it because of the location right in the middle of Madera beach, whcih is smaller than the main La Ropa beach but prettier in my opinion. I booked directly through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

You cannot beat the convenience of this place on Playa Madera. Very easy walk to town or sty close by for meals in some great restaurants within a few minutes walk. We ended up with a 2 br that was within 10 yards of the beach. Full kitchen, ample bathroom area with great shower. Ac worked perfectly in bedroom. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

my wife and I have just returned from 4 weeks with the wonderful Gladys and her amazing staff. the place is very well maintained, with maid service every day and helpful folks at the desk and keeping the grounds immaculate. We stayed in #10, #2 and #4 and each had its own charm. the location is perfect as it is... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I had a great stay here just last week. The location is ideal, perched above Playa Madera. The hotel has its own little section of beach where you can use lounge chairs for free. Really good massage is available there for a lower price than other locales. Armando and Clarize, the owners, are very personable and helpful, as is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have just returned from our second trip to Zihuatanejo - both times we have stayed at Arena Suites on Madera Beach. It is a tidy, well located small hotel (10 rooms) which is perfect for a lazy week at the beach. The rooms are clean and all are different - we like Unit #10 with its private outside kitchen,... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

We found Las Arenas using Trip Advisor b/c the reviews were so good, & they were spot on! The price was amazing, the location couldn't have been better, & the staff are kind & professional. Would stay again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Clean rooms with a good air conditioner, a tidy and well looked after little hotel ideal four couples who like to spend a few quiet days in an authentic little town. Jogging along the pretty and quite clean beach in the morning reveals a little fish market in the centre.

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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in this large hotel room. It was great. It had a full kitchen, a bathroom and an area to get ready. It is right on the beach that is gorgeous. It is about a 5 to 10 min walk to Zihuatanejo. I would stay here again. Some of the staff don't know any english.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

My husband and I were so enchanted by the Arena Suites on our first visit in 2010 that we invited our adult children and their families to accompany us during March break this year. One family with an 8-year-old and 10-year-old took us up on our offer. The Club Madera suite was perfect for them with its two ensuite bedrooms,... More 

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