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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the 6 ounce tequila field margaritas are the best in town. Go for happy hour and stay for the visits in the atmosphere where everyone is friendly. The food looks very good but unless you pre-order when you get there you will be disappointed as only a certain amount of meals are made each dinner.

Thank Junio60
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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90 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

After traveling far and wide, I can attest to the fact that the best Margaritas anywhere I have been are made here, by Maria! And the Pina Coladas are awesome as well! Happy hours are two-for-one but take the good advice given by the locals and limit yourself to one two-for-one. This is a popular, well-known spot for happy hours... More 

Thank Sheila C
Oaxaca, Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 15, 2013

I have stayed in 16 different lodgings in Puerto Escondido during the past 14 years andhave finally settled on the Ben-Zaa as my favorite because of consistently good, home cooked food, best Happy Hour in town, large rooms with ocean breeze, clean swimming pool and airy patio where guests gather.. The location on a knoll near Playa Manzanilla makes air... More 

1 Thank chapulin A
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151 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had the evening special meal.It was the best pork I have ever had in puerto. Also great salad with fresh beet slices and fresh pepper wedges. Yum. We will be checking the schedule for our next meal there! We went to the rooftop to watch the sunset. Excellent unobstructed view. Had dinner on second floor patio.

2 Thank annikarosenqvist
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

I thought that this place was great value and in a top location. In between the centre and main beach and the best beach (Manzanillo). The rooms were clean and comfortable however they were looking a bit run down. The pool was well maintained and an added bonus. Although never having eaten at the restaurant the dinners looked like good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were recommended this place by a travel guide, which usually has great recommendations. This place was pretty awful from the start. The staff were rude, asking us on more than one occasion if we were planning on staying until we had said, as they wanted to offer the rooms to waiting guests. We had made a reservation with them... More 

3 Thank Lily C
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2010

Have stayed many times and will stay many more!! It is clean safe and without question the best food drinks and happy hour in town!! Sunset from the roof top holds some of my best memories of mexico!! The pool and staff are fantastic can't wait to get back there!! Viva Mexixo! !

1 Thank 74sweets
Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2009

The owners were extremely friendly. Most of the guests were English speaking and seemed to know each other; at least in the winter many of the guests come year after year. Loved the swimming pool and the view from the roof. I had two reservations: the first is that there is just a very dim light above the bed so... More 

7 Thank metasequoia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2009

This is my third visit to Puerto Escondido and the Ben Zaa....and definitely not my last! I wanted to experience a part of Mexico and its culture that is not as heavily influenced by tourists as it is in other parts of the country. I found it here! The Ben Zaa is an affordable, safe and clean hotel with a... More 

4 Thank MissEmBanff
St.Anne, IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2008

Had a wonderful week in the real Mexico, not the tourist spots. This hotel supplies the basics, is clean and the personnel are all extremely friendly. The food is the best in the village. The fishing is great! At least it was when we were there. Happy hour is the best in the area and everyone congregates at the hotel... More 

2 Thank IllinoisTravelers42
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Ben-Zaa... has 32 clean, comfortable rooms, with balconies, ocean view and poolside rooms, gorgeous rooftop views of the entire town, garden areas with palapas, both child and adult swimming pools and enclosed parking. The hotel is conveniently located for easy access to the airport, shopping and four beaches. The Hotel courtyard features the charming Restaurant-Bar Escondido, where International chef Steve Posing creates his masterpieces, allowing diners the choice of Mexican or North American cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Ben-Zaa

Address: 303 Calle Puerto Angellito 3A | Sector Hidalgo, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Price Range: $5 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
Also Known As:
Hotel Ben Zaa
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“I prefer oceanside for quietness and breezes”
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