Our family of four stayed at the Hotel Fontan from Dec. 25-Jan 1 2012. This was our first trip to stay in Ixtapa and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The weather was perfect and the ocean and beach were beautiful. The waves were perfect for boogie boarding, which our family enjoys.
Hotel: The hotel was older and smaller than most in the area and located in a great location. The hotel itself was very clean and well maintained by its friendly staff. The rooms were adequate and the beds were relatively comfortable. Although the rooms did not have safety deposit boxes, you could get one for free at the front desk. We chose this hotel based on the price. Christmas holidays are a very busy time and the prices are inflated. We saved approximately $2000 for our family by staying here than staying at the Barcelo next door.
Food: The food at the buffet was below average. We had breakfast there, but then for lunch we would eat at the Miramar restaurant located onsite by the beach which was a la carte and included in your trip price. Their lunches were good and much better than the buffet or hamburgers and hot dogs being served by the pool. Also included in our trip price was to have one dinner at the Hacienda restaurant on site which we also thought was decent. For our other dinners, we chose to eat out with all the money we saved by staying here. There are many great restaurants in this area and in Zihuatanejo. If you enjoy nightlife at the hotel and being able to drink 24 hours a day, this place is not for you. The bars do not open till 11:00 am and are closed at 11:00 pm. There is no disco and the shows offered are all in Spanish and were okay.
Other: The New Year's Eve gala night was spectacular! The tables were all set up poolside and the entertainment and food was fabulous. They had fireworks along with all the other hotels in the area. We had a great time ringing in the New Year on the beach watching the firework show.
Summary: We enjoyed our week in Ixtapa. The Hotel Fontan is a clean hotel that is reasonably priced. Plan to go out for most of your meals and you will not be disappointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Fontan Ixtapa
- Fontan Ixtapa Beach Resort