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“great hotel - great view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villas El Morro

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Villas El Morro
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fridley, mn
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great hotel - great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2008

We loved staying here - the view is incomparable, the room was clean and very comfortable, and the staff was great. We felt very safe and well attended. The bathroom was quite spacious and included a Jacuzzi tub (Superior room). For our next stay, we would probably opt for a room with kitchenette and balcony. The only option for dining without having the kitchenette was for us to take a cab (40 pesos) or walk to the Centro (about 5-10 min) to a restaurant. We enjoyed the walk, and rarely took a cab. The hotel is high on a hill, and requires a walk down (or up) about 170 steps if you decide to walk to/from Centro area. Most people walk down the steps into town, but then hire a cab to drive back up directly to the hotel. We enjoyed the exercise both up and down. A cab will show up to take you into town within about 10 minutes of calling for one. The hotel locks a security gate at 10pm every night so we felt very safe. The room includes a safe in the spacious bathroom closet and a refrigerator, air conditioning, and TV. There is no phone in the room, but the veranda (which functions as the front desk and is unmanned most of the time), has a phone from which to call a cab, etc. We felt this was a great value for the price and we were very satisfied. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Liked — The view was spectacular!
  • Disliked — No dining on premises nor very close - but we liked walking into town to eat. You can easily take a cab if preferred.
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank chrisa5077
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2008

My husband and I just returned for the Villas El Morro on March 8/08. When we could not book a room online with the travel websites due to unavailability, I booked a standard room for one week directly through the hotel owner. When we arrived home we were shocked to find both our credit cards had been charged a second time for the room (over $700). Be very careful when booking this hotel with your credit card, especially if you do it online. The owner maintains we had booked the room twice and is not forthcoming with a refund for these unauthorized overcharges. It is a shame as we had a nice time at the hotel and would have gone again next year if not for this unfortunate incident. It has put a very negative spin on an otherwise lovely vacation.

Stayed March 2008
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7 Thank skyserver
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Chapel Hill, NC
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2008

We arrived to ‘El Morro’ late and not in the best mood. The staff at ‘El Morro’ was waiting for us and they were very nice. They helped us unload the luggage for 16 people, then we had a great meal with a great view of the bay. Overall, we had 4 very clean bedrooms
After we were accommodated my sister’s purse was missing, we thought we left it at a restaurant that was one hour away (Troncones, good seafood). We went back to the restaurant the next day with no luck.
There were some drainage problems in one of the bedrooms, because of sand in the drain. The problem was solved the same day we reported it. All the bedrooms we had had air conditioning and fans working. We had nice surprises as flower petals in the bedroom and bathroom, I thought it was just for the brochure, but they were for us too.
My American husband and daughter stayed there an extra night. They loved Zihuatanejo.
After we were in Mexico City, we got a call from the hotel telling us that they found the missing purse under a cushion, and the sent it with Eduardo’s mother to Mexico City. Getting the purse back meant so much to us. I can’t thank them enough for all they did for my whole family.

  • Liked — the location, that can also be a problem.
  • Disliked — the location
  • Stayed December 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank mamadenina
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Portland, OR
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2007

The location couldn't have been better! The villa's situated in the hills overlooking the bay and Zihuatanego. We enjoyed awesome views from our balcony and typically started the day with a dip in the swimming pool. On the top floor, there is a hot tub offering an aerial view of the area. The town is a short 10-15 minute walk. This is a charming and picturesque town unlike the more sophisticated Ixtapa five miles north of Z.

  • Liked — view from our balcony and the swimming pool
  • Disliked — staff not as welcoming as expected
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank jackie056
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Mont-st-hilaire
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2007

We had a memorable stay last January in this smal hotel, which offers the most beautiful view of Zihua bay. No matter where you are in the hotel (room, pool, sun deck, restaurant) , you always have a spectacular view of Zihua bay.Edouardo and his staff are very helpfull and customer oriented.
Everything is clean and well maintained. There is a good familiy atmosphere and guests feel comfortable to fraternize.
The hotel is near to the town (15 minutes walk or 5 minutes taxi ride) and madeira beach (25 minutes walk or 10 minutes by taxi).
We will surely go again to that lovely place!

  • Liked — View and staff
  • Disliked — Sun deck which is a little bit too small
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
5 Thank BigtravelerMontreal
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Bellevue WA
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2007

We enjoyed our stay. We booked at the last minute and then extended our stay so we had to change rooms twice but that wasn't a problem for us. It is at the top of a hill - hence the fantastic views- 172 steps down to the level of the town, plus however much more depending on which room you are in. Easy to walk to town, best to return by taxi 30 to 35 pesos. Nice pool. Other guests were friendly. Beware the advertised tours in the rooms, they are not affiliated with the hotel and the details are in Spanish, which we did not understand. Rooms vary. Room 1 has limited privacy and the tub doesn't drain. No problems with the other rooms we were in #6 - a standard room (Queen bed & fridge but no kitchen or living room) and #4 - a spectacular suite with King sized bed, kitchen and fridge. Beds are typical mattresses on concrete slabs. Ask for extra pillows to help you sleep. AC in the bedrooms only. Owner and staff (limited English) are very helpful. The price was reasonable at $USD 75 per night, we would stay here again. We would recommend the Restaurant Elvira along the waterfront for excellent fish.

  • Liked — Views, location
  • Disliked — Hard beds
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Fred&Maisie
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Minnesota
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2006

A very friendly, small and personal hotel. Far enough away from Zihua to be quiet (especially for Mexico), but only a $3 cab ride from downtown. Lots of charm and a great view. The staff took lots of pride and care in their work and left fun surprises in the room each day. Be ready to walk, but it is well worth it. While there, be sure to visit the Zihua Dive shop (on your left as walking into town before crossing the bridge). They can set you up with snorkeling, scuba, snooba and maybe even a private sailing excursion. I would recommend both of these to anyone, and would (will) stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Liked — Great room and great people
  • Disliked — long hike up from town
  • Tips/Secrets — Walk down, take a cab home!
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank soorara
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Property: Villas El Morro
Address: Paseo Del Contramar Lote 4 | El Almacen, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villas El Morro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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