I just returned from a week at Tesoro and couldn't find much to complain about. I have stayed in MANY all-inclusive resorts world wide over the years - Barcelos, Westins, Riu - Tesoro is not one of those however, I knew that when I booked and didn't have that expectation as its not what I paid for. However, if you're looking for a solid 3 star that's clean, friendly with a location that can't be beat, this is the place.
Rooms: They were small and basic but the beds were pillow top mattresses and probably one of the most comfortable I've ever had in Mexico. There was a small bar fridge they stocked daily with water and pop. A room safe (no charge). They seem to all face either the ocean or the golf course across the street - either is fine. Bathroom was basic with shower only. O air con issues. Everything was clean, never saw even the smallest bug - just nothing snazzy.
Food & Entertainment: Used the buffet or went out. never did bother booking the one Mexican restaurant not did we end up using the room service that u get once a day. those that did said it was fine. A decent variety, no tummy issues. Drinks were ok too - nothing fancy but covered the basics with no problems. They had a stage area with dancers and a few nights a week, did an open air buffet outside - it was great! the lobby bar had karaoke, dancing, usually something after ten.
Service: Check-in and out was easy and went smoothly. On our last day we got to keep our bracelets and stay well past check-out of noon as we had a later flight, no problem.
Location: The best! Beautiful beach, great for long walks. Lots of umbrellas on the beach, plus the bar staff come out there and serve drinks both at the beach and the pool. restaurants and shops were only a five min stroll away, with a well lit path and street - felt very safe even after dark. And, if you want to head into Zhihuatanejo (which I HIGHLY recommend, just beautiful - ended up going twice), it's about ten minutes drive and a five dollar cab ride.
As for the locals, yep you're in Mexico - there are Mexicans there! To read some of the reviews, you'd swear the cartels were visiting. Seriously, on weekends there were more locals - mostly families who I'm sure work hard all week and sometimes enjoy weekends away with their families just like we do. It was not a big deal and was actually refreshing not to be in a hotel full of only Americans and Canadians.
Will we recommend it to others? Only to those who understand it's a 3 star Mexican resort in Mexico, not a 5 star fancy-schmancy place.
We went last minute on a cheap deal and will be returning!
- Also Known As:
- Tesoro Ixtapa Hotel
- Tesoro Ixtapa Hotel Ixtapa
- Ixtapa Tesoro Hotel
- Ixtapa Tesoro
- Tesoro Hotel Ixtapa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With views of the sparkling Pacific and tropical mountains, this breathtaking resort features 203 rooms that cater to families, honeymooners and friends seeking the Treasure of tranquil waters, golden shorelines and year round sunshines in a vibrant Mexican destination.This All Inclusive resort is plenty of additional packages for Free Weddings, Conventions, Graduation Trips as well as Packages that include a Dolphin Encounter or SPA Massages. If you are looking for the secluded atmosphere of a Fine Dining place, just make a reservation to EL MESON, the Specialty Restaurant or even better, if you prefer to be in your room, we offer the possibility of asking for Room Service, free of charge (1 daily). In Tesoro Ixtapa you will find another exclusive jewel. If you feel hungry at midnight or coming back from the party, you will feel like at home, going down for some snacks like Nachos, Hot Dogs or sandwiches accompanied with beer or sodas...at the 7/24. And the best thing is that this is also included !!!! If you are looking for Location... This is the place to be, because it is located at the heart of Ixtapa, so you will be walking distance from the most important and commercial areas of town, as well as in front of the Golf Course or walking distance from de Marina Ixtapa. ... more less
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