My family just got back from a wonderful relaxing stay in Manzanillo. I was worried after reading all the negative reviews on this site, but I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel! The people are friendly, the pool is awesome, the swim-up bar is great, there's a variety of foods and restaurants to choose from, the weather is terrific, and the bay is secluded and absolutely gorgeous. The nightly shows are great and appropriate for most ages (not dumb cruise-ship type "entertainment" but actually fun). We thought we weren't the entertainment type but we're glad we went to the shows. Every meal is a theme (my favourite was International, then Oriental). Don't forget to help yourself to the in-room bar fridge, and get snacks from the buffets all day.
The hotel has internet that's semi-fast and costs $1/ten minutes. There's also a spa with good massages and a jacuzzi. The gift shop has nice t-shirts and postcards and the beach vendors' (don't worry, they aren't pushy and they're completely avoidable if you want) stuff is pretty and inexpensive.
There was loud music at night from the disco though, which made it a bit difficult to sleep. But that depends on where your room is.
The pool wasn't very noisy. Not too many loud children. I wouldn't worry about that if I were you.
Oh, but don't expect to receive a lot of information. When we got there we were a bit bewildered since there was no map or information about the hotel or anything. But we quickly learned from experience. I think the lack of info was due to the fact that the hotel was in the process of switching management.
Another thing: the first day (especially after maybe having read negative reviews beforehand) you might be worried the trip isn't going to be so good after all, but once you get the hang of it, you feel right at home and everything is dandy. We had a lot of fun and by the end of the week we were really sad to go.
I can't wait to go back to Mexico, but just for variety I think I might try a different city next time (one that's a bit bigger and more touristy) but to each his own.
I hope you have a great vacation like we did!
P.S. I would recommend bringing lots of american $1 bills for tipping, and mostly american money. You don't really need pesos (everyone here happily takes american). I think they charge you 6% for using credit cards.
P.P.S. You might want to get up early (7am) to save deck chairs, because though there are lots, they get taken up quickly.
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- Hotel Tesoro Manzanillo
- Manzanillo Tesoro Hotel
- Tesoro Hotel Manzanillo
- Tesoro Manzanillo Resort