My girlfriend and I spent four nights at Tentaciones for a long weekend getaway (from the Kansas City cold). I booked the hotel because I was looking for something quiet, peaceful, and romantic. Tentaciones was the perfect choice.
It is a four-suite boutique property designed by a local architect who designed several properties in the area. The hotel is set on the hill between Playa Madera and Playa la Ropa. It is walking distance to both beaches and to downtown (but a cab is only 30 pesos - about $2.80). The setting and the view from the pool and restaurant area are just stunning. It affords a 200 degree view of the Zihu Bay and town. The same area includes an infinity pool interwoven with a coy pond complete with lilies. Bordering the pool and pond is the outdoor restaurant area that is opened to non-hotel guests only for dinner (at which time the area is transformed into an outdoor lounge). (We ate at the restaurant. It was wonderful, and I will review it separately on T.A.)
The rooms are quite large and comfortable. They are sparsely furnished, but appropriately so for the setting. There are nice touches such as flower petals on the bed and candles lit in the room each night. The rooms are quiet and very private. Only one of the suites (Thalia) takes full advantage of the view of the Bay, but the building was clearly designed for guests to enjoy the exterior from the pool area rather than the rooms. All of the rooms are air conditioned. Breakfast comes with every room and consists of granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit. If you want something else, they will make it for you.
There is no charge for internet access. Bottled water is free. We weren't "nickeled and dimed" by the hotel. It's a nice change from most of my recent hotel experiences.
The manager of the hotel, Daniel, went out of his way whenever he had the opportunity to improve our stay. Everyone we interacted with at the hotel as well as its sister property, Villa Guadelupe, were great. We didn't have a single request that wasn't addressed right away. (I like lime with my papaya. I asked for it during breakfast once and it was there the next three days without having to ask.) If I owned a hotel, I'd hire these guys.
Because the Tentaciones restaurant is not open for lunch, frequently during the afternoon there was no one other than guests at the hotel. And we were the only guest two of the four nights we were there. It wasn't a problem for us, but if you expect someone to constantly man a blender pumping out frozen margaritas, you will be disappointed. From about 11:00 a.m. until about 6:00 p.m., we were on our own. To address it, we asked for a fridge for our room. We got one, filled it with beer, and problem solved.
The property was very safe and secure. The entire city felt safe. Not once did we even feel uncomfortable. I highly recommend both Tentaciones the hotel and Zihua generally.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Temptations Hotel" is a luxurious four suite boutique hotel overlooking Zihuatanejo's bay. Architecturally designed with elegant thatched palapa roof, thick tropical wood, sweet water infinity pool and three spectacular ponds adorned with the legendary Egyptian blu water lilies where one can be in touch with nature. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tentaciones Hotel And Lounge Pool