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Villa La Estancia
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Camino Viejo A San Jose Km 0.5, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #6 of 66 hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We had a very short trip but a fantastic time at this hotel. Wonderful, friendly service, great food, private beach area and super close to town. 15 minutes walking or a $5 cab. It has beautiful views and is spread out enought to where it is quiet and feels secluded yet you are in hte middle of it all.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rvanbalderen, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you on behalf of our entire team here at Villa La Estancia! Great to hear that you absolutely loved your visit
We look forward to having you back with us for an even better stay and longer!

Warmest Regards,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This was our second time staying at Villa La Estancia and it was wonderful. Even better this time because we were there in late January, versus the week
Between Christmas and New Year's as we were the first time, so it was not crowded at all. The beach is beautiful, the location is excellent - about 15 minutes to Cabo if you walk along the beach, or an $8 cab ride - and the service is impeccable. All of the staff there go out of their way to be accommodating. The rooms are beautiful and spacious, with a full kitchen in the one and two-bedroom suites. There is a market on site where you can buy groceries and liquor which is very convenient. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rvanbalderen, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at Villa La Estancia, thank you for the time you took to share your experience with others.
We will see you again on your next getaway!

Kind Regards,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This was our third stay at Villa La Estancia. It was another excellent stay. We had great experiences with the bell hops, front desk, concierge, towel person and wait staff at the pool/beach. First impression…lasting impression sets the tone of any vacation. Ernesto and Oscar continue to make us feel so welcome upon our arrival. They were there for absolutely any of our needs. Check in was easy and quick. Ernesto took our bags and groceries to our villa, put the cold groceries in the refrigerator and the frozen items in the freezer. Ernesto and Oscar were genuine in the attention they paid to our needs. The grounds were maintained beautifully and the scrubs/bushes were neatly trimmed. After our first stay I commented the front desk staff could be friendlier. The service provided by the front desk has been much better the last two trips. Our return trip to the airport was scheduled for 4:00 am. When I went in to the front desk to check out Moises had just printed my final statement without my asking. Talk about anticipating our needs!!! Thank you Moises. We celebrated Valentine’s Day at the Desert Spa. It was a very nice evening. Blanca told us about it on the beach and we are so glad she did. Blaca was so friendly and used low pressure in telling us about the spa specials. We booked the villa via VRBO. We have had great luck in using this website to book great villas at Villa La Estancia.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rvanbalderen, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you had a great stay!
Our Team here looks forward to having you back in your fourth stay in Villa La Estancia!

Kind Regards,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Stayed at VLE Feb 2013 for 9 nights. Villa La Estancia is by far the nicest of the three properties that are all connected.

Purchased the all inclusive plan and it worked out very well - would highly recommend it.

Enjoyed numeros great dinners at La Casona. This food at this restaurant is in the same class as Mastero's or Trulucks and the service is better. Chef Ricardo was welcoming, friendly and (rightfully) proud of this food. Gustavo and Ronaldo delivered a fine, yet related 5 star experience every time.

All the staff at VLE were fantastic but Gustavo and Ronaldo at La Casona and Juan Carlos at the pirate ship were a cut above.

Also had numerous massages at the Desert Spa at the ajoining Arcos resort which were fantastic. The facility is beautiful and comperable to an ultra high end US spa and the massage therapists (Juana and Jasmine) were the best we've ever had.

The only room for improvement was; VLE itself lacks a watersport sign out desk so you must go to Palmar or Arco's to sign our equipment. Also, the activity staff at Arco's lacked the friendly helpfulness that was incrediabily consistent throughout the rest of the staff.

Tips: - Get the all inclusive plan
- Avoid a ground level room
- Visit the spa
- The service is so good add extra tips when using the all inclusive plan

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rvanbalderen, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
We appreciated the time you took to share your experience with others and we hope to have the opportunity to host you once again on your next visit to Cabo.

Kind Regards,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We went with our extended family and had a great time! The hotel is very well built of top quality materials with huge rooms and comfortable furniture. The bathrooms are palatial. We had a room on the second floor but still had a partial ocean view. The swimming pools are great, the staff is attentive, the atmosphere is quiet, and you feel pampered the whole time. We really felt like it was a 5 star experience throughout.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rvanbalderen, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
We thank you for sharing your experience with others. We hope that in the future you give us the opportunity to host you once again on your next visit to beautiful Cabo.

Cordially,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

My family has stayed here many times. It is always great. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Carlos is the most helpful concierge ever. Setting is great. And the facility is 5 stars. Always a joy to visit la estancia. Can't wait to come back again.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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rvanbalderen, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit.

King regards,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed in room 2502 for over a week and the views are breath taking. Just sitting on the large patio and having your breakfast, reading a book or just relaxing. The unit is huge and the mastersuite has a bathroom which is massive. Turning on the shower knobs are confusing to get the proper setting. Wish a cross breeze came thru a window too in the shower. The washer and dryer are also great to have on hand. The 2502-B is great for family who have their own bedroom and shower, but are part of your group. They also rent it out separate. Must say the bathroom in the kitchen/livingoom also has a shower in it.
We only had one meal at the grill on site, when we arrived, waiting for room.. Mostly checked out restaurants in cabo. Loved Tabicso's on beach, Mango's, Mario's for shrimp and steak, Salvadora's for Italian, huge portions, must share. Cabo Wabo for dancing and music,and Ripps for drinks. One of my best swedish massage on the beach for $30.00 us for 60 mins.
The pool was warm, loved the hot tubs.
I like the fact they have a money exchange in the hotel next door on site.
The grocery store/Medical, pharmacy and deli/coffee/smoothies has everything on site.
Never a shortage of taxi's ready to go, the front hotel men are very nice. $8.00 to town or 15 min. walk.
House keeping came 4 times and made everything clean.
The only thing in the unit would be time to get a new couch and area carpet.
Also just a FYI, when you book a fishing trip, make sure you have enough bait and instead of them asking you do you want to fish for Marlin or amount of fish, they should be telling you what condition of the water and not take you thru 8ft waves and a rollercoaster ride which over takes you by the boat fumes in your face.
Very safe place too. Will be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in 2502 and it was centre back and you had a full view of the pools, landscaping, of the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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rvanbalderen, Gerente at Villa La Estancia, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
We thank you for having choosing Villa La Estancia as the ideal place for your vacations. We hope to have the opportunity to host you once again on your future vacations.

Respectfully,
Rene Van Balderen
General Manager
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Also Known As:
Villa La Estancia Hotel Cabo San Lucas
Villa La Estancia Hotel
Hotel La Estancia
La Estancia Hotel
Villa La Estancia Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
Address: Camino Viejo A San Jose Km 0.5, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villa La Estancia 4.5*
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