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Hotel Cielo Rojo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Asia 6 | San Francisco, San Francisco 63734, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in San Francisco
Alhambra, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best hidden treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

First time to San Pancho, and I must say staying at Hotel Cielo Rojo added so much to my stay there. The hotel is not only designed beautifully but the staff are so warm, friendly and helpful in all aspects. I mostly loved their food at the Bistro Organic. I am excited to return with my whole family to share this treasure with them.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Rafael, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

After immediately vacating the Costa Azul Adventure Resort (the adventure was finding a new place to stay), we found this gem of hotel.

We were immediately welcomed this clean, lovely little hotel by the gracious staff. The little bistro served excellent breakfast. A light breakfast is included, but we splurged and were delighted.

It was charming and romantic.

We simply adored it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Having stayed at Hotel Cielo Rojo a few times, I have also had close friends stay there as well. I can't say enough great things about it. The staff are warm and friendly, and have made me feel like family. The organic restaurant is one of the best restaurants in San Pancho. It is the only place to stay when you are in town!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, Mexico
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We've lived in San Pancho for four years and love Bistro Organico. The terrace has great morning shade and is the perfect peaceful oasis for a morning cappuccino and my favorite tortilla espanola. We also often go at night when the ambiance changes into a very romantic and intimate dining experience. Juan Diego, their chef, is truly a gem! We always get one of their delicious salads to start, and I really like the Pescado en Hoja Santa. The store also has beautiful things and is worth a visit all by itself.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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colorado
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

San Pancho's boutique hotel, Cielo Rojo, is a diamond on the emerald coast of Mexico. The rooms are spacious, quiet, naturally lit and well appointed. San Pancho in itself is a rare find for a traveler, not quite unspoiled, but close enough and Hotel Cielo Rojo blends sophistication with with artistic flare in a comfortable layout and reasonable prices. The entire staff (especially Marcello the manager) are unassuming excellent hosts that met my every need both in comfort and information/arrangements for day trips nearby. Oh yeah,,,,the Organic Cafe is excellent!

Room Tip: I have stayed at Cielo Rojo twice and each room has been excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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west coast of north america
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

While visiting San Pancho I was once again delighted by the spelt pancakes, fresh fruit and yogurt breakfast at Cielo Rojo. Real maple syrup is rare in Mexico and was a welcome touch. Later on for dinner I ordered an appetizer of marinated camarones, wow! The presentation was lovely and they were among the best things I have ever eaten. Main course was vegetarian lasagna. I'm not a vegetarian and was initially disappointed at the thought of meatlessness but it was delicious and I would order it again any time. The service was excellent and I only wish Cielo Rojo was not 3200Km from home so I could eat there more often

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2011

This hotel is very cute, and the town of San Pancho is adorable. It's MUCH less hectic than nearby Sayulita. The restaurant in the hotel is quite good and makes interesting dishes, although it's rather pricey.
There are just a few catches with Cielo Rojo. I found it to be a little pricey for what it was, but the whole area is over-priced, so that can be excused. The rooms are clean and pleasant, though the shower is designed to be pretty messy - water will generally end up everywhere.
The main problem is that the common area is also an active restaurant. That means that you can't hang out and use the wireless or sit and chat without feeling like you are intruding on the business of the restaurant. There's a little dipping pool in the restaurant, but it would be pretty awkward to walk through a fancy restaurant in your swimming suit and get in a pool 3 feet from a table.
The other problem was that the quality of advice I got from the staff was poor. I like to rely on people in hotels for good information about a place that I'm unfamiliar with. They recommended a whale-watching tour, but they gave us poor directions and the people they recommended turned out to be staffed with hungover surfers who charged too much for a really short (1 hour) trip. We took a later whale watching trip with a real company and it was completely different, cheaper and professional.
I asked the concierge about a specific beach on the map. "is this a public beach? Is it good" She replied that it was a good beach and the surf tours often take people there. In reality, it was a private beach guarded by men with machine guns. The guards were very nice, but it was absolutely not what the woman at the hotel had said it was.
However, the hotel itself is cute, and I loved San Pancho.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Asia 6 | San Francisco, San Francisco 63734, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cielo Rojo 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in the town of San Francisco (San Pancho), lies Hotel Cielo Rojo, a charming boutique hotel offering distinctive rooms with distinctive service. The accommodations consist of six guestrooms and two suites.Vacation at the Hotel Cielo Rojo in order to escape to pristine, clear water beaches for swimming, sunning and surfing. Enjoy natural beauty and old-world Mexican charm where donkeys share the streets and roosters are your wake up call.The hotel's concierge service offers personalized attention and service for entertainment, cultural activities, tours, spanish lessons, and the many other activities in and around San Pancho.An elegant continental breakfast is served on the garden patio every morning (complimentary).Same day laundry service can be arranged, in which laundry is folded and delivered to your room. Evening babysitting can be arranged.The hotel offers acupressure, reflexology and Swedish massage treatment sessions, in the open air patio or in the privacy of your own room.Catering & Event Coordination are also available at the hotel for all your special events.Hotel Cielo Rojo is committed to using biodegradable products, including detergents and cleansers produced by ecological groups in Mexico.This is truly a one-of-a-kind hotel offering everything you need for the perfect vacation to the Sayulita/San Pancho area. ... more   less 
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