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“Safest choice in Puerto Escondido!” 4 of 5 stars
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Bungalows Zicatela
2.5 of 5 Ranch   |   Calle del Moro S/N, Col. Marinero, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico   |  
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Oslo, Norway
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“Safest choice in Puerto Escondido!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Beach:
"Playa Zicatela" is definitely one of the best surfing spots/beaches on earth ... for advanced surfers! Don't (!) go there for swimming or if you're a surfing beginner, but choose e.g. "La Punta", if you surfed before and want to try a fast hollow point-break wave with left direction, sandy/rock bottom and normal length or "Carrizalillo", if you're a beginner and want a beach-break with left and right direction, sandy bottom and normal length.

Food:
Breakfast is more of symbolic value than a treat, but there are a lot of tasty alternatives just a few steps from the hotel.

Location:
Located on the road along "Playa Zicatela", which - road and beach - are busy, but not (too) noisy, all your daily needs are covered by the shops around the hotel, and if you'd like to see/experience something else, the town (centre) is just a (very nice) 15 minutes walk on the beach or a five minutes cab ride away.

Pools:
Clean, sunny and windless pools with some sun loungers around. There's no ocean view, but you have that 50m away at the beach.

Room:
Very clean and tidy rooms with very romantic ocean view in the ones, which cost a bit more. The spacious bed was neither hard nor soft and the AC worked just fine, so sleeping is just as relaxing as it should be.

Service:
Quiet sleepy - especially in the reataurant -, but very friendly staff - especially the room service -, which would help you, but (luckily) not bother you e.g. by trying to sell stuff (as in other more touristy places) in any situation.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Faversham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We stayed during refurbishment of the hotel. There was noise from the builders in the day and the pool was dirty due to the dust and debris.
Think charging 600pesos a night is abit much in the circumstances.
The location is great and the room itself was lovely with a fantastic view of the ocean.
When the refurb is complete it will be lovely but I'd wait until its finished

Room Tip: rooms on the east side have great views of the ocean and balconies
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Decent place with generally helpful staff but roms have no screens on door or windows or the screen has holes and is poorly fitted. Tons of mosquitos! NExt door cafe has live music several times a week and it is impossible to sleep. Also have had group of tourists partying all night in the hotel pool; when asked staff to intervene(after 2 am) they smiled and did basically nothing. Internet exists but connection is very poor. Not a place I'd like to visit again!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2010

Bungalows Zicatela, on Zicatela Beach was in a great location - a short walk across the street to the beach and central to shops and restaurants on Calle Del Morro. The rooms were air conditioned, spacious and clean but simple. The pool area is what prompted us to move here for the rest of our stay. We were at the Hotel Rockaway (just down the street) which is also nice but the rooms were smaller and the pool area quite small. The price we negotiated worked out to the same so we thought it was worth the move. The food from the restaurant was good - you could be served at the pool. Front desk staff were helpful and friendly. We would most definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

The family who own the place were soooo great and friendly. The sons will help you with anything...surfing, going to the clubs, taking you to private beaches, etc. We caught a fish and gave it to the restaurant and ate dinner with the family! The location is perfect, right across from the best surfing beach and the lots of clubs for dancing at night. This is a "must go to" hotel and location in Puerto Escondido!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Puebla
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

I have stayed there twice and the rooms are clean, nice and spacious. They have 3 great pools and an outdoor jacuzzi and are located at the most fun spot in Puerto Escondido: Zicatela Beach. Many restaurants and bars around and a nice beach right across the street.

  • Stayed February 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Bungalows Zicatela

Address: Calle del Moro S/N, Col. Marinero, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bungalows Zicatela 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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