$300 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 21, 2014 Check-out: Sep 22, 2014

Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa

5 stars
Boulevard Paseo Playa Linda, Zona Hotelera II, Ixtapa, C.P. 40880
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
15 reviews
great place

everything about the hotel is fantastic. If you need a beach, it doesn't have one though. See full review

  • dsilver26
  • May 19, 2014
The only place to stay in Ixtapa

We had a great time. If you can swing it, get the penthouse. Make sure you ask for Luz, she is... See full review

  • rcbourne
  • May 17, 2014
Cliffside resort with ocean view rooms, gourmet dining and on-site spa
The 5-star Capella Ixtapa resort provides stunning ocean views and luxury amenities on Mexico's Pacific coast. The terraced cliffside building features just 59 suites, each facing the ocean for a quiet tropical retreat. Local activities include four-wheeling, horseback riding and sailing -- though doing nothing may be the most popular choice of all. The Capella Ixtapa resort is an ideal choice for just that, with a private balcony with plunge pool, rainforest shower and 24-hour in-room dining with each suite.

 

Highlights
  • Two freshwater pools
  • 6,000-square-foot full-service spa
  • 24-hour room service
  • Each suite features direct ocean views and a private terrace
  • A Mares Restaurant, al fresco dining, seafood market and tequila room

 

Rooms
Each oceanfront suite at the Capella Ixtapa resort features a private balcony with a plunge pool overlooking the Pacific. In-room amenities include complimentary refreshments, king beds with luxury linens, LCD TVs and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Thoughtful conveniences include bedside touch panel controls for lighting, TV, temperature and private messages. For additional space, one-bedroom penthouses at the Capella Ixtapa resort feature outdoor living rooms with a dining area, plunge pool, flat-screen TV and plush lounges.

 

Features
For recreation and relaxation, the Capella Ixtapa resort provides top-of-the-line services and amenities to make any getaway refreshing and restorative. A cliffside spa features open-air massage and signature treatments using Xochitl flower-based ingredients. Indulge in salon services or visit the ocean view yoga deck at the resort's complimentary fitness center. Two freshwater pools, a private cove and nearby golf courses add to the sense of luxury and sophistication.

 

Transportation
  • Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (13 mi/20.4 km)
  • Mexican Federal Highway 200 (3 mi/4.6 km)
  • Mexican Federal Highway 134 (5 mi/8.3 km)
  • Zihuatanejo bus station (Central de Autobuses Estrella Blanca) (7 mi/11.1 km)


Attractions
  • Isla Ixtapa (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Marina Ixtapa Golf Club (2 mi/2.9 km)
  • Delfiniti Ixtapa dolphinarium (3 mi/4 km)
  • Magic World water park (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Plaza las Fuentes (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Campo de Golf Ixtapa (4 mi/5.7 km)
  • La Costa Grande Archaeological Museum (6 mi/9.8 km)
Business
  • Special event space and services available

Hotel Map

17.6672 -101.6321
Area served
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.
Nearby airports
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH).
Area description
The Ixtapa beach resort is a master-planned, oceanfront paradise, designed to protect the natural beauty of the environment while exposing guests to its splendor on their romantic Mexico vacation. Nearby to Capella Ixtapa is the Mexican town of Zihuatanejo. Unlike so much of Latin America, Zihuatanejo retains much of the culture of Mexico, as well as the practices and traditions dating back to the Aztec age. While Capella Ixtapa is easily reached via international airport travel, and features high-speed, state-of-the-art connections to the information society, when guests come here, we encourage them to leave it all behind, and soak in the wonder of Ixtapa.

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Reviewer score 3.9 out of 5

Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa Rooms

Penthouse Suite
These private one bedroom suites include a large outdoor living area overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The air conditioned bedroom features a king size bed with pillow top mattress, seating area and satellite TV. The traditional Mexican bathroom/closet combination offers ocean views from the shower, relax outdoors under a "Palapa" roof on the infinity plunge pool, Comfortable lounge chairs, a hammock and a built-in seating and dining area with satellite TV and wireless internet connection complete the outdoor living. The Ocean Front Penthouse Suites at this luxury Mexican resort are 918-1250 square feet.
Capella Ocean Front Junior Suite
Spacious and Luxurious Suites with modern equipment in a style that blends both the charm of Mediterranean influences mixed with authentic Mexican style.
Located at the resort's highest floors - fifth or sixth floor with special welcome amenities.
Each suite offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and features an open-air terrace with a living room and its own private plunge pool, king size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite LCD TV, Internet connection, safety deposit box, complimentary refreshment center replenished daily with water, soft drinks and luxurious amenities.

The Ocean Front Junior Suites at this luxury Mexican resort are 540-680 sq ft.
Ocean View Deluxe
This room offers one king bed with air conditioning, balcony or terrace, bathroom amenities, cableor satellite, ceiling fan, color TV, ensuite or private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron or ironing board, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, radio, fridge, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service and voicemail.
Ocean View
This room offers one king bed with air conditioning, balcony/terrace, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite, ceiling fan, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, internet access, iron/ironing board, laundry service, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, radio, fridge, room service, safe in room, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, valet service and voicemail.
Capella Deluxe Ocean Front Junior Suite
Spacious and Luxurious Suites with modern equipment, elegantly furnished in a style that blends both the charm of Mediterranean influences mixed with authentic Mexican style.
Located at the resort's highest floors - fifth or sixth floor with special welcome amenities. Each suite offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and features a spacious open-air terrace with a living room, lounge area and its own private infinity plunge pool, king size bed, air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite LCD TV, Internet connection, safety deposit box, complimentary refreshment center replenished daily with water, soft drinks and luxurious amenities. The Ocean Front Junior Suites at this luxury Mexican resort are 680-895 sq ft.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

Dining

A Mares
The chef's Restaurant for a refined experience. The atmosphere here is relaxed elegance, cozy and romantic. Traditional Mexican cuisine from the local Guerrero region, presented with modern touches and techniques. Hours of operation: Tuesday-Sunday 7 pm- onwards.
Las Rocas Restaurant and Bar
Open-air terrace and poolside dining serving breakfast, lunch. Dinner served seasonally. Atmosphere: Relaxed and casual. Cuisine: Features dishes inspired from the coastal regions of California, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Hours of Operation: Seven days a week, 8 am - 10:30 pm.
A Mares Terrace Bar and Tequila Lounge
Indoors and outdoors seating overlooking the Pacific Ocean, serving an all day. Tapas menu. Tequila testing room showcasing over 100 varieties. Atmosphere: Casual and very relaxed. Cuisine: All day Tapas menu with an emphasis on Ceviche and international dishes. Hours of Operation: Seven days a week, Noon to Midnight.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1200
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 15
Amenities:
4.8
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dsilver26
houston
May 19, 2014

great place

everything about the hotel is fantastic. If you need a beach, it doesn't have one though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rcbourne
Austgin
May 17, 2014

The only place to stay in Ixtapa

We had a great time. If you can swing it, get the penthouse. Make sure you ask for Luz, she is excellent and can arrange for anything. Also, you have to go to Las Gatas beach and ask for Franco. He has the best food and service on the island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out Bandidos.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ashmalhotra
Bettendorf, ia
Dec 8, 2013

Best resort

One of the best resorts! Exceptional service, beautiful location. Cooking class and spa were the highlights of our our tour. Highly reccomended

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michele78
Houston
May 28, 2013

Magic Place!

Second time at Capela and even better than the first time. The view and location are fantastic. The only shortcomings are lack of a private beach and distance from Zihuatanejo attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
holliberry
Sun Valley, Idaho
May 14, 2013

Fantastic Experience...

Wonderful Hotel and Staff. More staff than guests to take care of you. Great easy get away for a do nothing vacation that was in order. No need to have a car or leave the property. They are always asking if there is anything you need. Food is all made from scratch by Alex and his staff, it's all fantastic and they will make whatever you want if it isn't on the menu. Four restaurants to choose from plus room service is that's your thing. Outstanding views from every room, delightful pool(s), just no beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Library has complimentary coffee, fruit and delicious home baked pasteries every morning which is plenty if your not a big breakfast eater.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Big Papa and Kfunkster
Warsaw, Poland
Jan 6, 2013

Unforgettable Boutique Hotel

Went with my girlfriend in the last week of December 2012. Stayed in a deluxe room with an uncovered plunge pool. We are really into good food and awesome non-generic places and this met the criteria. View from the hotel is breathtaking. Staff is super-helpful. We wanted to experience the local food and they took us to local restaurants, market, arranged for a cooking class. Food is consistently very high quality. Cooked with fresh local ingredients. Makes you wanna try everything. This is an awesome and relaxing place and the staff puts a lot of effort to keep it that way. Please keep in mind that this is a pricey place, not just the rooms but food and wines is definitely European prices. But it's worth it and justified (I dont think you can run a high end boutique hotel/resort without high prices).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Skip the tour to the Ixtapa island - it's a bit of a tourist trap and certainly not as nice as the hotel. Make sure to go to the local market and try local delicacies and foods (we had goat tacos!) which were spectacular.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Riavatu
Texas
Dec 22, 2012

Bat Droppings, Biting Ants and Inconsistent Service

Lots of problems with this hotel. Biting ants in room upon arrival. Strong odor of cigarette smoke in mattress. Spotty and inattentive service by pool. "Private transportation" to the hotel from airport is nothing more than a taxi at twice the cost you would otherwise pay. Personal assistant messed up our itinerary by forgetting to schedule activities when requested. Bat droppings on outdoor sofa lounge cushions and on table on porch each morning. We were served one breakfast in our room and the hotel staff did not even bother to clean off the bat droppings all over the table and in the chairs. Lovely. Inexcusable and pathetic. There is NO SUCH thing as a five or six star ANYTHING in Mexico. The culture simply won't ever allow for it. We spent $5,400 in seven days at the hotel. When we arrived for our scheduled $700 spa treatment the sauna had not even been warmed up and it was 3 in the afternoon. The final insult was when we returned home and found the hotel had billed one of our cards and additional $2,500 by 'accident.'

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

This hotel purports to be a luxury, couples only, romantic get away, but you will find lost of kids and babies. If you are Mexican and have money, you can bring the kids. Wish that was in the advertising.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Texas
Mar 15, 2011

Capella Ixtapa Resort

This was our second visit to the hotel. We were there in November with 2 other couples. The food is excellent at the resort and the rooms are amazing. The hotel is posted on the site as adults-only, but there were families with children at the hotel for this visit. We thought we were paying for adults-only and were disappointed. Prices in Mexico are at an all time high. Over $150 for two to dine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

A Mares was excellent...but $80 per person. Drinks were $10 each or more.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TN Val
Nashville, TN
Jan 3, 2011

Fabulous resort in every area!!

My husband and I stayed at Capella Ixtapa from Dec. 26th, 2010 through Jan. 2nd, 2011. We travel frequently and are very blessed to afford a high level of luxury. This resort truly deserves its 5-star rating in every way. It was our favorite trip so far, which is saying a lot. The room was fabulous, the service was impeccable, and there was no request the staff would not attempt to accommodate. We are already talking about when we can go again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

I highly recommend taking a taxi into downtown Zihuatanejo to shop and eat. We did this a couple nights and felt very safe. The market area is fun with several good, casual restaurants. There are also several very nice restaurants all over the city.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BigTenChamps
San Francisco, CA
Jun 28, 2010

Capella was perfect for our Honeymoon

Awesome experience. Great service and made the trip a very memorable experience. Travel quite a bit, and was very pleasantly surprised by the level of service and the quality of the room (plunge pool option was great). Only minor complaint, was that [...] or Capella should make clearer when purchasing that there is a service charge (10%?) to be added to the hotel bill upon checking in. I would say that the service and hotel were worth it, but it did come as a surprise and there's really no option at that point. But was nice to not have to constantly tip as this charge is then already included. They really do try and help in all ways. 4pm Tequila time, 5pm free chips&salsa and beer to your room, free minibar drinks (no nickel and diming was a nice change), great recommendations, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Villa del Silva (sp?) was a very nice restaurant with great views, good food, no bugs, and nice atomosphere.

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