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Hotel Barra de Potosi
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Hotel Barra de Potosi
Ranked #45 of 57 Zihuatanejo B&B and Inns
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“ugh...what a joint”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Bara de Potosi is a wonderful spot, friendly folks, great food, many fine local establishments.
Alas, this hotel is NOT one of them!
God, where to start, firstly we were told credit card machine was not working, so we had to fork out cash for our stay, there are not bank machines to be found. That left us with little cash to spend.
No hot water, but we can live with that, just don't take your cold shower in the morning when they are watering the grounds - there ain't no water in your shower or toilet.
Tried to find a phone to make a local call - forget it, The bed sucked, sliding door wouldn't lock.
The pool was ok if you could figure out how to get in or out of it without injuring yourself.
Room was ok, but not a chair or table to be found in it.
We do not consider ourselves to be stuffy demanding snots, but this hotel takes the cake.
There are lots of places to stay, we found out the hard way....this is not one of them.
Apparently it's for sale - good luck trying to sell this dump..

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Barra de Potosi is a small village. On vacation I enjoy to have a rural, quiet, friendly, home away from home. I found Laura's "Casa del Encanto" while walking through the village. Read nothing, heard nothing, just walking past and was drawn in by an ineffable quality. Was at home and moved in within an hour. A fine place to hang my hat for a few weeks. Peaceful, clean, quiet and friendly. The bed was absolutely perfect. What more can I say? Laura is a natural host balancing between privacy and a resource on most anything. Award winning in my book. Plus the beach is soo the highlight.....long stretches, unoccupied and lovely. Thank you, Laura.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2005

Traveler alert! This place is terrible! Barra de Potosi is a lovely and hospitable place, and there are plenty of small and gracious bed and breakfasts - this is not one of them. We were naive enough to pay in advance with a 'broker', and when we arrived, were put in a dirty flea- infested room with no hot water. Our room was supposed to include a suite & kitchen, but was just a bug-ridden bed with a flourescent light bulb hanging from the ceiling. We complained and asked for another room to no avail. The owner of the hotel first stated that he would give us another mattress - and after we spent an entire day trying to get our money refunded, offered us another room & free beer. We were exhausted and utterly disgusted - the place upon further inspection was filthy. We spoke to several other 'guests' [a relative term at best] who had similar experiences. After two frustrating days, covered with welts and in tears, we asked for a refund and went in search of greener pastures. The Hotel refused a refund and kept our $600.00. The people in La Barra are great, scenery divine, but avoid the Hotel at all costs!!!

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Property: Hotel Barra de Potosi
Address: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
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Ranked #45 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Zihuatanejo
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Number of rooms: 10

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