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“NOT WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE”
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Casa Mediterranea
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Mancora
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“NOT WHAT IT APPEARS TO BE”
Reviewed October 3, 2010

The location is on the beach, which is nice, but there are many hotels here on the beach. Every night there was a dog that barked from 4am until 9am everyday. The bed is big, but it is actually 2 full beds put together, which makes for an uncomfotable sleeping experience. The mini bar was only refilled once during a 5 day stay. My towel was only replaced once. The head of the staff was friendly before i paid for the room. Aftrwards she was very unpleasant. THe restaurant is overpriced. You can get a much better meal at a better price within walking distance. If you want to waste your money and have an experience you won´t foget for the wrong reasons, then stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

Even though this place is a bit on the expensive side for the country ($55 for a double), we enjoyed staying here a lot. The service is great, staff is very attentive and professional, the place is exceptionally clean, the pool is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable with balconies looking over the sea. The best thing is you are right on the beach and since they only have 8 rooms, it is a quiet, intimate hotel. Two minusses are that the double rooms come with two separate matresses (put together, but still, it's not quite the same) and the breakfast is too minimalistic for the quality and price of the hotel. However, in our opinion Casa Mediterranea is a very good choice.
(...why it's called "eco-resort" is still unclear to us though)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

We travelled to Máncora to spend a little time relaxing by the beach and Casa Mediterranea was a great place to do this. The hotel is directly on the beach and there are lounge chairs and umbrellas available for guests to use on the sand.

The rooms were spotless and included cable tv (not that you're going to watch much when you're by the sea!). There is wifi available but isn't that reliable from the rooms. The rooms are a little cramped, I think they all have either three singles or a double (two singles put together) and a single. They could probably do with keeping a couple of the rooms as just doubles thereby giving people a little more space. There are only 8 rooms on the premises so it's a lovely small place to stay. We could hear a lot of noise from the family staying in the room above us though, the walls and floors/ceilings aren't very thick, but as it's a small, family kind of place this wasn't really a problem. There is a small bar fridge in the rooms which we found useful, and a safe. Unfortunately the safe isn't actually fixed into the cupboard, so if you were to store valuables in it it would be a pretty easy target for a thief to pick up! We locked it and hid our valuables elsewhere in the room.

The biggest disappointment for us had to be the shower. We were on the ground floor, so we expect that we had better water pressure than upstairs, but it was apalling. The shower looks fantastic, big area and a huge shower head, but the pressure really was so bad that you almost had to run around to get wet. Also the temperature was completely inconsistent. I really expect a decent shower for $55 per night.

The other thing to mention is that the service is incredibly slow, friendly... but SLOW! Cocktails took 20 minutes to make, and we were the only people in the bar. They also have a happy hour list (still significantly more expensive than elsewhere in town, but it's nice to be able to sit on the lounges on the beach at sunset drinking cocktails!), but the first night we were there they had run out of ingredients, so we didn't have a choice, bear in mind the 'choice' is still usually only 3 drinks.! Checking in and checking out took an inordinate amount of time. We weren't that bothered as we didn't plan to do anything there other than relax, but it did raise the blood pressure a little on occasion.

Oh, the other disappointment was breakfast. A 'continental' breakfast is included in the price which consists of either two slices of toast or two bread rolls. This was fine. It also advertised that you got a 'juice'. Unfortunately you don't get to choose a fresh juice from the menu, you just get what you're given. I asked for something other than papaya juice and ended up being charged for the apple juice that I was given (they didn't tell us at the time we would have to pay). The coffee for two was only enough for one cup. I decided to pay for a fruit salad, which was incredibly overpriced as it only had apple, pineapple and papaya (despite the fact I'd been told there was no pineapple for an alternative to the disgusting papaya juice served).

Despite the disappointments, we did enjoy our time there and it was very relaxing, but I don't think I'd pay $55 per night to stay again.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Mediterranea
Address: Acceso Centro Veraniego, Mancora, Peru
Location: Peru > Piura Region > Mancora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Mancora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Mediterranea 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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