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Chantli Mare Inn by the Sea
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Relaxing and delicious”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

My sister and I walked from la manzanilla to this new restaurant. The owner was very friendly and the food was prepared and presented beautifully. The restaurant by the pool presents an elegant atmosphere. We had a pumpkin seafood bisque and salad. Fun experience and we will return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Having read such glowing reports about Chantli Mare, we decided to go there for dinner while recently staying in La Manzanilla. The chef is truly gifted and seems like a real character. I have to say that the food was some of the best that we have tasted along this part of the coast of Mexico. The owners were very gracious and the ambiance of the little hotel was perfect, set as it is on the edge of a beautiful white sand beach, on a bay that stretches all the way to La Manzanilla - idyllic. One suggestion I would make, is that the owners advertise themselves a little more and put up better signs. We arrived after dark and it was a little difficult to find the hotel as there were no easily visible signage. If you want a holiday away from it all, then I would imagine this place would fit the bill.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

During a recent visit to Mexico, my sister and her husband, who have a winter home at Barra de Navidad, took my husband and myself to visit this beautiful seaside location with a panoramic view of the ocean. Chantli Mare is a boutique inn not far from La Manzanilla. While admiring this spectacular view, we were soon greeted by Greg Couillard, a known chef in Toronto, Canada for years! He looked happy and relaxed. We decided to stay for lunch. After all, who would turn down food prepared by him? We were not disappointed. Even though we did not stay at the Inn, we had the opportunity to see one of the guest rooms which is tastefully done. After lunch, we took walks along the beach and some of us swam at the ocean. It is an ideal place for those looking for complete rest and relaxation. For us we could not think of a better way to spend a few hours!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Linda M
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Babcock, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We did not stay at this hotel, but did day trip there. We ate lunch on the beach and swam in the pool. It is a beautiful property. The food was excellent. The staff was very helpful and we had a great day.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I agree with details and sentiment given in the "First class all the way" review written in Nov '12. To add to that... Our two families of 10 members stayed in 4 rooms in our own southern wing: the 2 adult couples took the ocean view southern rooms, the 3 girls took an ocean view room, and the 3 boys took the courtyard room. We were the biggest party to have stayed at the Chantli Mare Inn since its opening just one month before.

We arrived just before Christmas. The wonderful owners, Roberto and Ivette, and their 3 adorable sons who were visiting for Christmas vacation, saw us putting our ornaments on the local plants and offered us a Christmas tree! That set the tone for the whole week... this fabulous family and their wonderful staff went out of their way to meet every need. Their 3 boys connected immediately with our 6 kids, who were roughly the same age; they joined our family on the crocodile and bird tour, snorkeling, and playing soccer on the beach. Although the sons will not be there when most guests are there since they live in Guadalajara, you can be sure that the hosts are lovely people who raised a great family. (In fact, the oldest son is an architect and designed the renovation of their old family beach home into this beautiful Inn!)

The hosts also have hired exceptional staff who ended up feeling like family to us too! Canadian chef Greg cooked some of the best meals I've ever had; Beto was one of the kindest, gentlest and hardest working people I've ever met; and all of the staff put their hearts and souls into this new operation. It is clear they all take huge pride in it!

The pool is pretty to look at, especially when lit up at night, but is small, colder than the ocean, and we never felt the need for it with the beautiful warm ocean right in front of the hotel. The beach has the softest sand I've ever felt, and was vast and beautiful. The Inn is at the northern end of the Bay which is much less crowded. Even though we had rented a car, I loved our 45 min walks along the beach into La Manzanilla, on the southern end of the Bay. "La Manz" is a sweet town with some good restaurants, a few good shops, a great bookstore, and fun family-centered night life on the square.

In huge hotels, we often feel that we hardly end up seeing our kids or each other. Because this Inn is so intimate (we were the only guests there at the time, since the sons had the other 2 rooms that are normally rented out), we had so much quality time with each other... body surfing and swimming in the warm ocean, playing soccer or hiking up over the ridge, reading and relaxing in the lounge chairs or hammock on the beach, and hanging out on the beach patio over morning coffee, scrumptious meals, and evening margaritas.

A final word on safety, since some may concerned about that in Mexico. We felt VERY safe the whole time there. We flew into Manzanillo and drove about 45 minutes to La Manz, and a week later drove about 3 hours to Puerto Vallarta to fly home. Felt very safe on all the roads. Also felt very safe in the town, and never locked our doors at the Inn.

We LOVE this Inn, its family and staff and give it our HIGHEST recommendation!
Alissa Keny-Guyer, Portland Oregon, Jan 2013

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Ajijic, Mexico
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012

First off you should have this Inn in La Manzanilla, not Manzanillo. We spend 3 nights there in the past week and nothing could be more perfect. It is located at the north end of the bay, about a 45 minute walk back into town, on a perfect beach. Greg Couillard is the executive chef and Roberto & Ibett are your hosts. Coffee and pastry greet you each morning. You can dine in or away but why with Greg's talents at your beck and call. There are five rooms at persent with more planned for the future. We had the southern most room with views on two sides. This part of the beach has the sun rising to your left and setting to your right, as you face the ocean. Think Santa Barbara's orientation. Rooms are good size with a king bed, imported linens and nice size bath with plush towels. There is a patio out the front with chairs and a table to have your coffee or breakfast.
There is a nice beachside and poolside bar and sitting area with more tables set for lunch and dinner. Their website is www.chantlimare.com

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chantli Mare Inn by the Sea
Address: Camino a Boca de Iguanas Km 2.2, La Manzanilla 48898, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > La Manzanilla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in La Manzanilla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chantli Mare Inn by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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