My husband and I travelled to Manzanillo with another couple and stayed at the Las Hadas from January 29 to February 5, 2013. The hotel is spectacular. The words character, old world charm, and picturesque come to mind when you see the Las Hadas for the first time. It is built on the side of a hill over looking the bay. The Las Hadas side of the bay is very sheltered so swimming is not a problem. The rooms are spacious and clean. We were given a free upgrade upon our arrival and our room was just a stones throw away from the pool and the lobby. It had a balcony where we spent each morning watching the beautiful sunrise. The El Palmar restaurant was a great place to have breakfast. It is a la carte and the food is fresh and the selection is plentiful. The Los Delfines restaurant is an open air, palapa style restaurant that serves fantastic food and provides great service. When we went deep sea fishing we took a portion of the four Dorados we caught back to the Los Delfines and the chef prepared the most fantastic dinner for us! I can not say enough about the preparation and presentation...it was spectacular! The harbour restaurants are excellent and I would recommend the egg plant pizza and ice cold Dos Equis!
The pool is clean and provides cooling relief during the heat of the day. During the week the hotel is at a quarter of capacity so you don't have to get up before sunrise to secure a place by the pool. However, during the weekends, the hotel is full and this causes some problems. The relaxed, laid back atmosphere during the week is lost to screaming kids and slow service on the weekends. It became hard to find places to lay beside the pool. We became spoilt during the week with great service and having the place pretty much all to ourselves so it was disappointing when the crowds arrived. I would suggest that you participate in day excursions on the weekend to get away from the crowds.
I can not give a review of the Legazpi restaurant because my husband will not wear long pants on a tropical vacation and they would not seat us when we went there...so we went back to Los Delfines which didn't disappoint!
Although we were there on an all inclusive we still had to sign our bills at all the restaurants including the swim up bar. We had known this before we went so were expecting it and it only became a problem on the weekend when it was crowded and service was slow. We had to hunt down our waiter to sign the bill. Make sure that "all included" is stamped on the top of the bill before you sign it or else you could be charged. This only happened to us once and they fixed it right away when we pointed it out. When you are used to going to all inclusives this can be a pain in the butt but when you know about it going in it isn't that big of a deal.
You only get 4 beer ( little Coronitas) a day in your room. If you are like us when we are on vacation...this was not nearly enough...lol we ended up going to the nearest "OXXO" store, which is like a Seven-11, and getting beer to have in the room.
We went on the Sunset Cruise that picked us up right at the marina. It was very nice to see everything from the ocean side and we even had a pirate as captain of the boat. We didn't go snorkelling because we ran out of time but others who did said that it was great.
We went to the flea market on the Saturday by taxi. There is nothing special at the flea market besides the little cheesy souvenirs that you can pick up anywhere in Mexico. However, if you walk around and go in some of the shops two or three blocks from the flea market you will be pleasantly surprised. There is a store on the same side of the street as the flea market (sorry, can't remember the name but it is right beside the Coffee Bean store) that has some beautiful artwork, sculptures and furniture. Well worth the walk. On the other side of the street from the flea market and a little north is a side walk cafe with live entertainment that serves the coldest beer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Manzanillo resort and marina with accommodations and a variety of amenities. This hotel features wedding venues, a golf course, romantic dining and event space in Mexico. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Hadas Golf Resort And Marina Hotel Manzanillo
- Las Hadas Manzanillo
- Las Hadas Mexico
- Las Hadas Hotel And Marina
- Las Hadas Golf Resort & Marina