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La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
1 review
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“Beach and garden sanctuary”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Through the heavy wooden front door we entred the garden sanctuary of La Paloma... cool, quite, beautifully landscaped and inviting, it became our sanctuary from the noisy world beyond.

We were housed (literally) in Room #4 with outdoor kitchen and dinning room for 8 and surrounding patios with room to throw a large party. In our case, room for 12 for a morning yoga session. The ajoining bedroom and beautifully appointed living room were larger too than most hotels we've stayed in yet intimate and inviting.

La Paloma is truly a wonderful property owned and operated by equally wonderful people on a terrific stretch of wild beach. We will almost certainly come back.

Thank you to Nancy and her staff.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

La Paloma's greatest strength (apart from beautiful, comfortable accommodations and the Pacific Ocean right out front) is its staff. You feel like you've been invited into a friend's home (which you have been) and treated like a friend.
The only drawback to our stay was the noise in the neighbourhood, lots of festivities, loudspeakers, firecrackers - but we were there in the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day - the patron saint of the local parish (San Patricio) - so even though sleep was interrupted sometimes, it was all very exciting.

Room Tip: If you want a full-sized apartment with a kitchen, ask for one of the third floor studios.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Denman Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have just finished a wonderful week-long Yoga Retreat at La Paloma, Melaque. I am more than excited to tell everyone that this was a perfect location for such a retreat. Twenty individuals, enjoying daily yoga exercise, morning class near the pool and sunset meditation on the beach. The grounds are ideal for both yoga and also for relaxing. Daily breakfast included fresh squeezed orange juice. Antonio makes a great hamburger! There are also many wonderful cafes and restaurants available in the neighbourhood, supplying great food - specially Cafe Calypsos on the corner. We had a fantastic time and made many friends! Will look forward to next year. Kyla and Antonio, Isabel and the other staff members did a fantastic job of making sure that everyone was happy!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just back from a week stay here, first time there but know I will be back numerous times! This hidden oasis is very relaxing with great pool, beautiful gardens,awesome murals on all the walls, very nice rooms with fridge and stove all dishes etc. and bottled water. Every room is unique and have great decks to relax and watch the ocean and sunsets. Your room includes a continental breakfast and they have other items you can order for a more hearty breakfast. There were a lot of repeat visitors that stay for 4-10 weeks every year and has a very friendly atmosphere! Staff are excellent and very helpful. I had my 87 yr. mother with me and she thought it was just great!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have traveled all over the world in search of a magical place to hang out. We have found it in La Paloma. We have been repeat guests 8 times. La Paloma is truly a wonderful place with marvelous amenities, great location, stunning garden, super-friendly staff, beautiful rooms and much more. It is a quiet place, not for children. The sleepy little town of Melaque is 4 blocks away. There are many restaurants, shopping, and a fun weekly market. After a couple of visit you will know everyone. The nearest airport is in Manzanillo, only a half hour cab ride away. At one time we considered buying a property in Mexico, but with La Paloma there is no need to do so.

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Southampton, Canada
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We were thrilled with La Paloma. The setting on the beach and immaculate gardens are spectacular and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Our room was very clean and had a small kitchenette if you want to prepare your own food. The daily continental breakfast included fresh-squeezed orange juice, fruit, coffee and breads with toppings. If you want more it's available for a very reasonable price as are lunches and even dinners. There are lots of great restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance - some right next door or across the street! One of the most charming aspects of the place was the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere - darling pets and pleasant chats with other guests made this a most memorable vacation. We can't wait for next year!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Everett, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

This was my 3rd visit to La Paloma. I would highly recommend this hidden gem on the beach. From a kind, professional and dedicated staff, clean and delightfully decorated spacious rooms a beautiful pool and facility to an incredible location on the beach and a front seat view of the beach and beautiful sunsets, La Paloma just has it all. And Antonio cooks a mean hamburger!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Property: La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Address: Avenida Las Cabanas 13, San Patricio 48980, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > San Patricio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the picturesque seaside town of Melaque, the beauty and serenity of old Mexico lives on. Here at La Paloma, an intimate resort, culture and traditional hospitality combine with modern technology and the singular artistic vision of its owners. Conveniently located a couple of blocks from the town square and shopping, yet when you step through the gate, you're miles away from the world outside in a safe, secure, garden paradise. Each of the 14 different rooms have their own uniqueness with wonderful views and amenities designed for your comfort. We are not your average hotel... We are your Home away from Home. ... more   less 
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