I was blown away by my good fortune in finding this place on basically no notice. I decided to travel to Manzanillo on a sunday, and reading the lonely planet Mexico on the bus. Rooms available literally 50 feet from the water. I got a reasonably clean room with 2 beds, hot shower for $280 pesos (just over $20 canadian). I was able to walk to the beach from my room in about a minute with no sandals on. Which is wonderful because one of the problems I always face at the beach is what to do with my stuff - in this case, just leave it in the room! You can watch a beautiful sunset while knocking back a few cold ones, and then you can go to sleep with the sound of waves crashing outside your window.
The hotel is a bit isolated. Not really much around it except a few other hotels. Which is good and bad depending how you look at it. But if you just want quiet, this is the place.
A couple of things to note because of which I couldn't give it higher than 3 stars. The door locks are impossible! It took the owner about 2 minutes of jiggling to make it open, during which time she told me it was 'very secure.' After I came back, I wasn't able to open the door despite 10 minutes of jiggling and trying. I had to get someone to unlock my door every time I wanted to go in, or I just left it open. Also, there was no seat on the toilet! This is a trend I have noticed in Mexico, and I just don't understand it. No one knows the reason.... but I just put some newspapers around it and was all good. Also, no wifi. Still, all of these were minor inconveniences in the face of a largely positive experience.
- Also Known As:
- Anita Hotel Manzanillo