Our stay Jan.2-Jan 16 2009
Very clean, firm beds (a bit too firm) but have slept on harder. We stayed in an updated room, new tile, floor, shower. Always plenty of hot water and pressure. A basic plain hotel room, nothing fancy, but perfectly suited, as we averaged staying in our room about 1-2 hours daily. Sleep, shower, relax before bed. Bottled water left for us when the previous was gone. Soap, lotion, kleenex, toilet paper. towels changed daily as well as linens. Hairdryer. Air condition worked really well, had to turn off as it got too cool.
Food at the hotel: Buffet style. Breakfast consisted of Mexican Oxacan style of food and included other items if it was not suited such as pancakes, french toast. pastries, omelets, fresh fruit, toast , as well as juice cereals and yogurts. Very good breakfasts.
Then off to the beach club. Transportation provided by the hotel but we usually walked as it only took about 15 minutes to the Club de Playa Castillo. Other days we sampled other beaches such as La Entraga, Maguey Bay, San Agustine. Great snorkel beaches.
The first week we ate the lunch buffet at the Castillo beach club, good selection. No tummy issues. The second week as it was not busy we ordered off the menue. Great food again club house with fries, oxacian food, fish fresh, chicken , soups. Really tasty food. As well the supper buffet. We both gained weight on this trip!!!
Staff were a real gem, wonderful hardworking people. Really went out of their way to make our stay the best. When it was not so busy we got to know them and really missed them when we had to come home.
Great locality, close to downtown, as we did not pay an arm and leg for this holiday it allowed us to sample food outside the hotel, not saying there was anything wrong with the food because that was not the case. The first week we ate the majority of our suppers at other places. The next week we ate mostely at the Castillo buffet. Some of the places we sampled were as follows:
Dona Celia, located Santa Cruz Bay, across the street. Sampled langosta (lobster) tacos, seafood tacos, fish. We ate here 2x.
La Crema- again, great pizza
Tipsy Blowfish- great hamburgers, fries, meatball subs, fries
Tostadoes- Delicious aztec soup, fish ,chocolate crepes
El Zarape- at this bay we snorkeled, sampled raw oysters, scallops, fresh roasted peanuts. Had a fine meal of shrimp and fish tacos and cold beer. To use the bano's, cost of 50 cents per visit. Visited this bay twice.
Bahia de San Agustin: Bus (drop off to Escondito) from depot just past entrance to airport (60 cents) then taxi to the bay. $5-6 dollars. Interesting drive. About 8 miles. Snorkled and ate a 4 lbs. lobster. Fed 4 people. Very good again. At Elia Carmelita
Julia Herandez Policarpio. $80 dollars for the 4 of us.
The first place we went to was Entrega but did not stay as there were jelly fish in the water.
The last place we ate out at was:
Alebrijes-Baahia de Tangolunda- Beside (Don Porfirio0
2X Dinner, once for lunch
English spoken, Hi Mouse!!!!
Also very good food, French onion soup, giant blue shrimp (the size of lobsters) cooked to perfection, BBQ ribs,
Also for something to do and relaxing , try the Bano de Temazcal massage, sauna, mud scrub.
The conclusion to this review is we loved staying at the hotel and enjoyed the area. We are sending a big hello to our new friends. Rupert& Mel, Lilla , Les&Muriel, Barb& Randy and to all the special people at the Castillo. We will be back to the Castillo next year!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Castillo Huatulco Hotel & Beach Club, located in the main Bay of Santa Cruz, just a few steps from the handicraft market, area of banks and the main dock of cruises and tours, car rental and travel agency and only 5 minutes from the Centre of the Crucesita. 112 rooms, including: standard rooms with two double beds, rooms Junior with two double beds and a King Size, rooms Juniors and room Master Suites; Beach Club, two Restaurants, two Bars, two Swimming Pools, Children's area featuring all inclusive plans and plan E.P. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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