We have just returned from the Tesoro in Manzanillo. Our stay was 1 week Jan. 12-19, 2012. I did the research on the beach, but somehow I bombed. It is not a resort for swimming. We knew the size of the beach was small because it is in a wee bay, but by lunch time a skum starts to enter the bay from outer waters and makes it way to the beach frontage. This skum had an offensive odour similar to the air around a pulp mill. The odour was around the pool in the afternoon,.If the breeze is right, it will drift into the open air restaurant. A lot of guests assumed that it was sewer. Others said it was just sea water and still others said it was from the few fishing boats in the bay. We disagreed with all those suggestions. Rather, we think the current is right for this little bay, seemingly the smallest bay in the hotel areas and it simply collects there, and takes a few hours to wash out..The Las Hadas and Karamina Palace did not have this problem, at least according to guests from those resorts. Others we talked to have stayed previously at the Tesoro and agreed fully that this was their reasoning for staying elsewhere.
The hotel itself is great for a 3*. You will not want to be on the 11th floor because the elevator does not want to stop at that floor. It will on occassion, but it becomes irritating after the first day. Some guests changed rooms while the others learned to get off a floor above or below and take the stairs the rest of the way. I found the e-mail address for the resort before we left, so if anyone wants to request a room anywhere but the 11 th floor, here is the address:
and to the attention of Gabriela
Also, if anyone has a problem walking any distance, ask for a room close to the elevator. This place is like a maize to find your way around and the rooms can be a good long walk for anyone who is somewhat limited.
The desk staff are the most accommodating anywhere. The seem to never tire of the endless requests from guests. My sister asked to be moved from the 11th floor, and they were given keys to look at three different rooms before she found one to her liking. I noticed others getting the same considerations. I cannot say enough about all the staff in all areas of the resort. They cannot do enough for a guest.
The food is plentiful, the variety is very good, and as with all all inclusives, they get tedious after one week. No complaints on the food from anyone. There are not enough lounge chairs around the smallish pool. You do need to get up and get down there early and stake your claim. The entertainment is very good for a 3*.
While we did take a taxi to a good swimming beach for one afternoon, we will not return to the Tesoro because of the beach and the odour, a problem the hotel can do noting about.
The rooms are large. We were in 419. One of the best. All are musky. Take an air freshner. The beds are wonderful, but the pillows are incredibly hard. Prepare to be airborne in the showers...the pressue is amazing. Never a shortage of hot water. Good hair dryers in the bathrooms.
Anyway, I guess that's about it. Everyone seemed to be having a good time despite the beach, so it's all in what you want.
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- Hotel Tesoro Manzanillo
- Manzanillo Tesoro Hotel
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