Kudos to the photographer of their website, who made the hotel seem a lot bigger than it actually is.. my first impression was: well, this seems a bit different..
Anyway, we got to the front desk at lunch time, so the person in charge was gone, some random (security?) guy gave us access to our room by just telling him the name on the reservation. Once we got to the room (after climbing a ton of stairs.. this is certainly not an adequate hotel for any person who would have physical trouble climbing hills and stairs), we thought it was alright.. A/C and fridge worked very well.. however, we had only one shower towel (no hand towels, etc) in the bathroom and after using the toilet for the first time, sand started coming out of it. The staff was very useful, however, and they took care of this in a timely manner. The guy at the front desk was nice and the cleaning service was very good.
The pool was great.. too bad they don't specify on their website that the wifi service is only available at the pool, which would have kept me from carrying my laptop on this trip (the battery doesnt work well and there were no plugs around at all).
One thing that was certainly disappointing was our so-called "ocean view".. of course they cant do much about the trees on the beach, but trees on property are not trimmed at all, which blocked the views from our room even more.
Location can not be complained about.. the hotel is right in the center of town, which makes the need of a rental car dissappear.
All in all, El Jardín is a very good choice for the budget traveler.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel El Jardin is located in the center of Montezuma less than 100 meters from the beach.Its constructions are dispersed in various independent buildings, immersed in a exhuberating tropical garden,which is located on a hill, dominating the centre of Montezuma. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Jardin Hotel
- El Jardin Montezuma