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Hotel Ben-Zaa

3A 303 Calle Puerto Angellito | Sector Hidalgo, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I have stayed in 16 different lodgings in Puerto Escondido during the past 14 years andhave finally settled on the Ben-Zaa as my favorite because of consistently good, home cooked food, best Happy Hour in town, large rooms with ocean breeze, clean swimming pool and airy patio where guests gather.. The location on a knoll near Playa Manzanilla makes air... More 

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winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had the evening special meal.It was the best pork I have ever had in puerto. Also great salad with fresh beet slices and fresh pepper wedges. Yum. We will be checking the schedule for our next meal there! We went to the rooftop to watch the sunset. Excellent unobstructed view. Had dinner on second floor patio.

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london
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I thought that this place was great value and in a top location. In between the centre and main beach and the best beach (Manzanillo). The rooms were clean and comfortable however they were looking a bit run down. The pool was well maintained and an added bonus. Although never having eaten at the restaurant the dinners looked like good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were recommended this place by a travel guide, which usually has great recommendations. This place was pretty awful from the start. The staff were rude, asking us on more than one occasion if we were planning on staying until we had said, as they wanted to offer the rooms to waiting guests. We had made a reservation with them... More 

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Nelsonville,ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

Have stayed many times and will stay many more!! It is clean safe and without question the best food drinks and happy hour in town!! Sunset from the roof top holds some of my best memories of mexico!! The pool and staff are fantastic can't wait to get back there!! Viva Mexixo! !

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

The owners were extremely friendly. Most of the guests were English speaking and seemed to know each other; at least in the winter many of the guests come year after year. Loved the swimming pool and the view from the roof. I had two reservations: the first is that there is just a very dim light above the bed so... More 

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Banff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

This is my third visit to Puerto Escondido and the Ben Zaa....and definitely not my last! I wanted to experience a part of Mexico and its culture that is not as heavily influenced by tourists as it is in other parts of the country. I found it here! The Ben Zaa is an affordable, safe and clean hotel with a... More 

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St.Anne, IL
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

Had a wonderful week in the real Mexico, not the tourist spots. This hotel supplies the basics, is clean and the personnel are all extremely friendly. The food is the best in the village. The fishing is great! At least it was when we were there. Happy hour is the best in the area and everyone congregates at the hotel... More 

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Mountain Home,Ar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

We have stayed here several times , and haven't been disappointed .. The food is the best we had in Mexico . The fishing was great . Keep up the good work Steve!.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

We first stayed at the Ben-Zaa in the early 90's. Since then we have returned many many times (more than 15?) and have seen many changes over the years. All for the good, including the addition of Steve to the family and his great bar/restaurant. The managemant and staff are all friendly, curtious and helpful. The rooms are clean and... More 

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