When we arrived we received a very unfriendly welcome with the French owner/manager telling us to just look at the board and choose a room. The board just says the name of a room with the price not telling you anything about the rooms. About to walk off we told him his board wasn't telling us anything, a friendly lady (not sure if she worked there or not) started explaining some of the rooms and because of her he seems to become a little bit nicer and showed us two rooms. I was unsure I wanted to give my money to someone with such bad customer service, but I really liked the Sol Cabana which had a nice view and outdoor shower, plus I was a little scared the guy would yell at me if we didn't take the room for wasting his time.
Anyway it was a nice stay here, just with a frosty welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Posada del Arquitecto was born in the early 90s, when Mazunte was still a wild, virtually uninhabited beach. There were no access roads at that time. In 1989, Guido, the Architect, who was already familiar with this stretch of the Oaxacan coast, discovered an amazing spot lost in time, Mazunte, where he fell in love with this virgin beach and decided to build himself a house. Many friends from around the world wanted to visit this incredible place, and soon they began to show up. Inhabitable accommodations were required for their comfort. Thus began the evolution, almost spontaneously, of the Posada, starting with a few rustic palapas and cabanas that were built with local natural materials, experimenting with the principles of bio-architecture, while discovering, adapting, and developing the traditional construction techniques in this region - an entertaining and fascinating game for an architect. In 1997, Hurricane Paulina caused severe damage in this part of Mexico, destroying much of the Posada and necessitating repairs and reconstruction. The first cabanas were thus transformed into more solid, safe and comfortable structures, while preserving the minimalist style that utilizes the area's natural, living materials. The overgrown hill that was the setting for the Posada's earliest rustic palapas gradually became a garden. With the passage of time and the collaboration of old and new allies, the Posada del Arquitecto has become less spartan and much more comfortable, without losing the relaxed spirit of a big home where friends are always welcome. We keep striving to respect our surroundings, which is why the cabanas are built in harmony with the original natural elements of this place. Please help us to protect and preserve the living plants and animals you encounter during your stay. Today the Posada del Arquitecto offers its guests/friends a multifaceted experience, including yoga, massage, an impressive view of the bay from the cabanas, and free Wi-Fi connections. The beach is so close that the rhythm of breaking waves will become the soundtrack for your stay.We hope that you enjoy your time with us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Posada Del Arquitecto Hotel Mazunte