Both myself and my wife stayed at this resort from Feb. 16th to Feb. 23rd. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was not in the main building, but in an adjacent building on the 9th floor with a great view of the resort, beach and ocean. Good size balcony with two chairs. The room was very spacious with an extra large king size bed. Nice bathroom with tub and shower. The houskeeping staff did a VERY good job. Everything was very clean. The resort is very spacious with two big pools, one lower and one upper. You will have to walk around these pools to get to the beach. Plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas. I think they should consider placing some chairs around the pool areas to accomodate people who would rather sit than recline. Very good drink service around the pools, but none on the beach. Bars were easily reached in the pool areas. The restaurants were good to very good. I would suggest going to the Oyster Bar restaurant and the Costa Azul resturants for you reservation dinners. Costa Azul is currently being refurbished. We went to the Oyster Bar twice and found the food to be very good, and so was the wine. Fabiano and Thomas gave us great service. We found the buffets to be very tasty, but I would like to see more desserts made available. We ate most of our breakfasts at Colores with a terrace that sits on the ocean. Great coffee and the food was very good with a nice selection. Service was excellent. Great entertainment, which was very professional. Have a drink at sunset in the El Palmar lobby bar. Be sure to get a tiquela with an sangrita chaser. Carlos was a very good and helpful waiter. Walk along the beach past the peer into Playa Linda. Beautiful beach with no one on the beach except weekends. The tiny shops make for good tourist shopping. Local bus ride into Ixtapa (10 minutes) is nine pesos, into Zihuatanejo (25 minutes) is ten pesos. A peso is less than a US dollar. Be sure to get on the bus that says Playa Linda, Ixtapa, Zihau. In Zihau tell the bus driver to let you off on Ave Cinco de Mayo and walk down to the bay. You can catch the return bus on the opposit corner. Many shops along Cinco de Mayo and in the bay district. We did notice more people at this resort on the weekends, with families. Everyone was friendly. We would return.
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Azul Ixtapa Hotel Ixtapa
- Sol Melia Azul Ixtapa
- Sol Melia Ixtapa