Villas Fa-Sol3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
As you can see from the photos, this hotel has spectacular grounds and an ideal beachfront location. The building architecture is striking, with domes and skylights, and the landscaping is lush and meticulously kept. Pools are lovely, outdoor environment is cozy and relaxing. The food was wonderful--all cooked on the spot and served within moments of preparation. Breakfast on the terrace was a treat every day. The staff were also attentive and helpful. These aspects of the hotel are definitely five stars. But...our room was basic at best, and lacked some common amenities. For instance, no clock anywhere, bare bulbs instead of lamp fixtures, and no phone to reach the staff (and given that our room was at the extremity of the property, that meant getting dressed and walking up to the main area anytime we wanted anything.) The shower had a big declivity in the middle that never drained, so that meant standing in a cold, inch-deep puddle, which accumulated beach sand rinsed off us over our stay. Not very pleasant to stand in. Hot water was barely hot, and a long wait to arrive (which ensured our shower puddle was plenty full and plenty cold every time.) The mattress, I'm pretty sure, was the same one I had at sleep-away camp in middle school. Not a mattress LIKE the one from camp, but the ACTUAL mattress from 1986. We didn't sleep well the whole time. Room was huge and had beautiful ceiling domes, but just one set of shelves to store everything. Really needed some more furniture for storage. Was great that it had a fridge, but could really use a microwave, especially for evening/night snacks since the hotel kitchen closes at 6 pm. So overall I'd average the great exterior/grounds/food with a fairly uncomfortable room experience. If I could make a recommendation to the hotel, I'd say they should apply some of the meticulous attention that they give to the landscaping to improve the interior comforts of the rooms.
Wow, wow. Definitely our happy place. From the food, service, accommodations to the people. Love it all. Will go back and spend two months there the beginning of 2018. Huatulco is the cleanest I have ever experienced in Mexico
Everything was perfect at Fa-Sol. Gerardo (general manager) and his son Jordan make sure that from the moment you contact them to the end of your vacation the time that you spend at Villas Fa-Sol leave very special memories. We loved our rooms, location, meals overlooking the Pacific ocean, chats with many staff members and their families. We were sad to leave but know that we will be back
My wife and I spent 3 weeks at Villas Fa Sol and had a fantastic time there. The attention you get from the staff ( which is mostly family members) especially Eduardo his son Jordan his mom Sandra ( chef) Julio and everyone else involved was excellent. Rooms were clean, comfortable and the location was so fantastic with ocean views to die for. I would recommend this resort to friends and family. If you want a great place to stay while visiting Huatulco , this is the place. Do not hesitate to book a room for your next get away. You won't be disappointed.
This place was fantastic! I would stay there again. The staff, grounds and beach, breakfast, etc - all wonderful and highly recommended! So I will only share some tips. 1. It is far from town - 15 minutes. And there is nothing right there to walk out to. This is not bad, just know that when you are there, you are there. (It certainly forced me to do some extra relaxing.:) ) 2. We took taxis rather than rent a car - far cheaper. But it was always a drive to get somewhere, and I am used to just jumping in the car as often as I need to. As I speak Spanish, it was fun to talk to taxi drivers. They all want to take you places, though, and will hustle you to a restaurant at the beach they take you to - if you like one taxi driver particularly, not a bad thing to have your own driver. Just know that they are going to try to 'sell' to you - which for us resulted in our first meal not being where we wanted to eat and we vowed not to let it happen again. (Hotel staff was fantastic at getting us taxis right away, so that was never an issue, and getting taxis back is also no problem.) 3. There are a lot of stairs! Most of the time fine, but after a "long" day out (like snorkeling is so tough), we didn't always want to face them. The view from our room at the top of the place was great, but that room didn't have lounge furniture. I would recommend, even if it's a little more, getting a room on the main level near the dining area. They have a good view and a seating area out front. 4. This has nothing to do with the hotel, but I recommend booking boat/jet ski trips in advance of your stay. We waited and only did a half day and would have preferred a whole day ... and maybe two.
This is a wonderful, wonderful boutique hotel. It has a stunning view of the ocean, and a lovely, very quiet swimming beach located just a few moments walk. The food is simple, but excellent, great for kids and adults. The service was impeccable. The staff seem to all belong to the same family, and there is a baby on the premises that everyone helps take care of. The pool is lovely, there are many areas to sit and watch the ocean, and the hotel is on a cliff, which gives you a fantastic view over the Pacific. The sunsets were awesome. Sandra, Gerardo, Jordan, and everyone else were just wonderful. We will come back as often as we can.
We two friends chose Fa-Sol (in March 2017) as an alternative to Las Brisas, where we had stayed on a previous trip to Huatulco. Two totally different experiences. Las Brisas is a "package hotel" whereas Fa-Sol is a bit like staying in a private home, in a gated residential area. It is effectively a very upmarket B&B. So, it very much depends on your private tastes, requirements and outlook: if you like peace and quiet, sitting around reading in a lovely tropical setting, occasionally cooling off in the small pool (around only four feet deep), this could be ideal for you. On the other hand if you want "a bit of life" go to one of the larger hotels in the area. You can get an idea of the appearance of the place from the photos (think Greek islands - Santorini). Our room was immense by most hotel standards, good bathroom, small dining area if you needed it, efficient air conditioning, lovely terrace etc, etc. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful; and the friendly staff will prepare you any meal -within reason - or drinks that you feel like during the day and evening (you don´t have to stick to their menu). Swimming in the ocean, water sports etc are not catered for here because the tiny hotel beach is rocky and rough. Another beach (three minute clamber through the undergrowth) is deserted and might appeal to some; you would need to take your own sunshades. The nearest town is Crucecita, 15 minutes by taxi (60 pesos one way), where you can eat fish, prawns etc to your heart´s content (e.g. at El Grillo Marinero). Not much goes on there, but Crucecita is a good place to appreciate a bit of Mexican atmosphere in and around the main town plaza, buy a few souvenirs, etc.. The staff at the Fa-Sol do their very best to make guests feel welcome.They are superlatively kind and attentive in the best Mexican tradtion. Most of them speak English, though it´s a good opportunity to try out your Spanish. The new baby "Amadeus" smiles at everyone all day long from his hammock. All in all, we spent six very pleasant days there and would certainly return there if in the area again.
Without a doubt, it is the staff that made our stay here most enjoyable. Everyone we encountered was pleasant, smiling and helpful. The views from our patio and room were some of the best in all of Huatulco. The pool area was quiet and the pool was clean and the water temperature was just perfect. The lounge chairs were comfortable but they sat on grass that was worn and dirty so be sure to bring sandals to the pool area. The beach directly in front of the resort was small but set up very well with plenty of shade and chairs. We saw a whale one day while reading on the beach. It surfaced and broke the water several times, very exciting. The other beach is a very short walk thru the woods. The ocean is much calmer here with some shade. We never saw anyone else using this beach during our visits. The rooms are well appointed with plenty of closet space. The rooms, like the resort are in need of a little TLC. The lock on our door was loose, a window came off the bracket one day when attempting to crank it open, the coffee pot in the room was cracked (they were quick to replace it when informed), small insects on floor at night when returning to room. These were minor inconveniences, nothing that would spoil our vacation. The breakfasts were excellent and service was quick and polite. This B&B is located in a residential neighborhood (a gated community) so we always felt safe and secure. It is only a short (10min) cab ride to either La Crucecita or Santa Cruz. We never had any trouble getting a cab, anyone of the staff will call for you and they are there in about 5 minutes. The general manager, Arturo? was very helpful and knowledgeable about the B&B and the area in general. You can tell he loves his job and takes it very seriously, be sure to take some time to sit and talk with him.
My wife and I recently enjoyed three nights at this lovely property as part of a split destination holiday between Huatulco and Oaxaca City. The property is located in a mostly residential gated enclave and with a hotel size of only about 15 rooms a great level of intimacy is provided. The rooms were spacious and many provided great views of the ocean from the balconies. The pool area and nearby beaches are also quite nice and perfect for relaxing. Maintaining a property like this against the harsh elements, is a full time job and overall the staff have done a pretty good job.... though if you look hard you can see a little wear and tear. This can be overlooked and this should not dissuade you if you value quietness and beautiful surroundings over perfection. There are alternatives to fighting for a lounger or wondering 'if tonight was Italian night' at a nearby mega resort. For dinner we took very inexpensive taxis to nearby Crucetita and had a huge variety of restaurants to choose from and were not tied to pre-booked reservations. Take a chance for an alternative hotel and choose this place.
Spectacular views of the bay. Big hotel feel? Villas Fa-Sol is not for you. If you want an intimate, relaxed resort where you feel a part of the family, you will love this place. Places to relax, enjoy a drink, read a book, or soak in the sun in a safe, quiet, inviting atmosphere. My family and I have been here multiple times, and it never disappoints. Our college-aged son comes here on his own when he wants to get away. Sandra, Jordan and the staff will take great pride in making your stay memorable and relaxing. It is not unusual to run into Guillermo and Rocio, who built the villas; great ambassadors for Huatulco, and great conversationalists. Forget the big beach towns up the Pacific coast. Huatulco and the Villa Fa-Sol are a hidden gem. We will be back again.
- Free cooked-to-order breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Zaachila Beach, Villas Fa-Sol is within 3 miles (5 km) of Las Parotas Golf Club. This 3-star hotel has 16 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. Copalita Eco-Archaeological Park and Marina Chahue are also close to this Huatulco hotel.
Free cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.
The 16 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include ceiling fans, safes, and free toiletries.
Guests staying at Villas Fa-Sol enjoy access to a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. There's free parking, as well as a free shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours). The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and laundry facilities.
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100% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 101 reviews