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Hotel Cinco Sentidos
Ranked #24 of 80 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
California
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4 reviews
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“Another Great Stay”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

My wife & I have been vacationing in Zihuatanejo (Playa La Ropa Area) for the past 15 yrs. We have not found a better place than Cinco Sentidos. Heiko & Araceli are the consummate hosts. This was our 3rd time staying at Cinco Sentidos and each time gets better. Heiko & Araceli go to great lengths to accommodate your requests and make you feel special. The breakfasts served on the deck overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay are the best there is. Every year we are drawn back to this place and are always sad to have our trip come to an end.

Wes & Katie

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We loved Cinco Sentidos! The location is great. Only about a five minute walk to the beach, although on the way back you will have to walk uphill. The service at the hotel is wonderful. Each morning, Heiko and his wife prepare a delicious breakfast served overlooking the ocean. The food is awesome and the fruit is fresh and tasty. Heiko gave us advice on the day trips and attractions we had planned to see. Also, one night we ordered pizza from Jungle Pizza (totally delicious) and Heiko offered to go pick up the pizza for us, since we didn't have a car. The rooms are lovely and each has its on own infinity pool. My one and only issue is that the beds were fairly hard, although I like a very soft bed, so perhaps that is something no one else would encounter. Great stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Kirkland, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a week at Cinco Sentidos and had an absolutely amazing time! Immediately when we checked in we were upgraded to the Grand Suite as we were the only people staying there (at least for a few days). When we go back, we'll definitely stay there again, it was paradise! We've stayed in a lot of beautiful hotels, but never in a room where you literally didn't want to leave - we had our own pool, hammock, indoor seating area, and outdoor lounge chairs. It was so relaxing and tranquil - the place was immaculately clean.

I have to laugh at all the people's reviews compliaining about walking up the hill and the stairs...really? How much can you complain about walking a couple of blocks uphill? It is absolutely not a reason to NOT stay here. We loved going for walks in the morning (before it got too hot) and the last uphill portion just made you feel less guilty about Heiko's AMAZING breakfasts. Every morning we had great food and service - so much so that we skipped lunch several times (and we never do that!).

We followed recommendations to go to the grocery store in town to stock up on beer, water and snacks. We had a really good dinner at Il Mare (yes, we walked there - it was a hill), Bandito's in town, spent a beautiful afternoon at Los Gatos beach, and did an excursion to Potosi Beach too - our best meal on the beach. Araceli can connect you with a wonderful tour guide - Mauricio, who also took us to the airport in a lot more comfort than a taxi. All in all, we had a great experience - wonderful service, wonderful room, we will definitely be back!

Also, Cinco Sentidos JUST joined Facebook while we were there...please "like" them when you get a chance! As much as we loved having the whole place to ourselves for a few days, I hope this beautiful place continues to get lots of business :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We have just returned from a week in the Grand Suite at Cinco Sentidos. From start to finish, an incredible stay. The grounds are immaculate and the views of La Ropa are truly breathtaking. We said, many times a day, that we felt like we were living in a dream. It was that beautiful. Heiko, Araceli, and their wonderful staff could not have been better. Friendly without being overbearing, there for us if we ever needed a cab or any question answered. We truly hope to see them again. As everyone has said, the breakfasts are wonderful and HUGE. They will tide you over until dinner for sure. This is our third trip to Zihua and we have previously stayed directly on the beach. We had some hesitation because CS was not beachfront. This concern was unfounded. CS is an easy walk to the beach. We ended up preferring the quiet location of the hillside. Bottom line, CS will exceed your expectations. We have stayed at top hotels, including Four Seasons. This was our favorite hotel experience. Do the Grand Suite if you can because it is so decadent. But, you can't go wrong with the other rooms (we looked at them all). We love Zihua and will be back to CS!

Room Tip: Grand Suite will blow your mind!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Front Royal, Virginia
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We spent 2 weeks at Cinco Sentidos in September -- excellent in every way. Heiko and Ariceli were the perfect hosts. We had the luxury of having the place to ourselves (low season for tourists). The staff was attentive but never intrusive and always ready to respond to any request. Rooms and entire property were spotless and meticulously maintained. Heiko's breakfasts were everything mentioned in other reviews -- simply amazing. Even with our being the only guests, we had our waiter (Moses) each morning who brought coffee to our room and then served the multi-course gourmet breakfasts. The views from every location (rooms, pool, breakfast area) are spectacular. Summary: you can't go wrong here. Heiko and Ariceli will make your stay memorable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We will reurn to CS - I think that is all you really want to know, right?

My lady and I visited CS for a week in late August 2012. Araceli was attentive and responsive in answering all questions about our stay, prior to and upon arrival. Heiko and his staff - well, they were fantastic. Every question, every wish, all changes we had - nothing was a problem for them to deal with. They were nearby when we needed them, but never intrusive.

The solitude and beauty of the hotel combined with the luxury in the suite and on the grounds were just what we needed - a true getaway.

The hotel is short walk from the beach, and a quick taxi from town. Don't rent a car - too easy with taxis. The view from the hotel of the beach and Zihuat Bay is wonderful.

Our pictures of the hotel don't do it justice - it is a great place. Go and see for yourselves.

Enjoy!

Room Tip: All of the suites face the water - they are all excellent.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Twenty years ago my wife and I visited Zihuatanejo for the first time on our 5 year wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Fast forward 20 years later and we found ourselves back in Zihuatanejo, this time staying at Hotel Cinco Sentidos where we experienced a magical experience that truly captured all of our senses. Everything was perfecto! Starting with the reservation process, Araceli made sure all the arrangements were perfect down to the fresh fruit, flowers, and champagne waiting for us when we checked in to our suite. The suite with its private plunge pool gave us that luxurious break day or night. And the gourmet breakfasts which Heiko and his staff made each morning were amazing. The hotel was perfectly located on a quiet street just a few blocks off the beach, giving it the much wanted tranquility and 5 star view of the bay but close to everything in town. We definitely don't want to wait another 20 years to return!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Cinco Sentidos
Address: Calle 8 | Playa la Ropa, Zihuatanejo 40895, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a hillside by la Ropa beach overlooking the very center of Zihuatanejo bay, Cinco Sentidos is a small boutique hotel ideal for those seeking tranquility. The private terraces of the suites feature infinity mini-pools, perfect for soaking up the spectacular vista. ... more   less 
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Cinco Sentidos Zihuatanejo

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