We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best of the bunch! But not the cleanest!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Alquimista

Save Saved
You added El Alquimista to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for rooms, adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
El Alquimista
3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Domicilio Conocido S/N, Colonia Roca Blanca | Fin de Playa, Zipolite, Mexico   |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel amenities
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best of the bunch! But not the cleanest!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010 via mobile

Really great location we had a cabana right on the beach front (there are only 2 like this). The rest of zipolite is really disappointing it looks like a bomb has gone off here I think a lot of places have closed down or something as the sea is encroaching at high tide along the centre of the beach.

Food was great at el alquimista and really reasonable. Rooms were a bit dirty and the bathroom we had was really grubby. But like I say it's the nicest place in town and we still really enjoyed it. But make sure you book well in advance. While we were here watched a lit of miserable looking people being turned away with the prospect of staying at one of the hovels down the beach hanging over them.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

144 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    109
    30
    5
    0
    0
See reviews for
13
70
16
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2009

Zipolite is a cozy boutique hotel at the end of the Zipolite beach. I´ve been there 3 times and always enjoyed a lot. It is one of the "upscale" places to stay in the area. They have both beach cabins and backward lofts (with private terraces overseeing the Pacific), all are vey clean and with a stylish decor. The restaurant is also excellent, great place to dine at the light of the candles on the beach. They serve amazing wood-oven pizzas and sea food.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for rooms, adults
Price Your Stay

Been to El Alquimista? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Alquimista

Address: Domicilio Conocido S/N, Colonia Roca Blanca | Fin de Playa, Zipolite, Mexico
Phone Number:
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Zipolite
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Specialty lodging in Zipolite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Alquimista 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Tingo, Priceline and Venere so you can book your El Alquimista reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Cabanas El Alquimista Hotel Oaxaca

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Alquimista, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

;