the staff was awesome. so much so that i was guided to the right fit villa for our stay by phone staff. we specifically wanted an ocean view and little kitchen, tranquilita fit this description perfectly. gorgeous tilework, stone shower floors, a/c, microwave/fridge, coffee-maker, even a mini-cooler for the duration of our stay, and of course, a wine bottle opener! the room was equipped with a safe, and books other travelers had left behind. this villa was designed with care, from the reminder of check out time nite before departure, filtered water refilled daily and suggestion to walk to the dela muerta playa rather than the immediate beach for more privacy/less locals trying to sell us jewelry/food etc..
i've seen other reviews that just don't match up to what our experience was. it's true that there is no phone in the room to call front desk, but it fit with the theme and recepcion was a short walk. the hotel does include wifi, though it timed out for larger uploads. i took this as a sign to wait until vacation was over to post photos ;-)
one more note, the map of the villa layout is drawn in such a way as to indicate stand alone units and this was not the case for all, for example http://www.flickr.com/photos/gottshar/8719828328/in/photostream/ - tranquilita is on 2nd floor of a building that houses the other villas pictured in the two rows above it. there are private stand-alone villas but that was not an issue.
we will definitely be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All our beachfront villas are part of Villa Amor hotel but, are offered as a direct owner rental. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Amor Hotel Sayulita