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Casa Cuitlateca

3.5 out of 5.0

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In everyone's lifetime, they should experience a place like Casa Cuitlateca at least once. This small intimate hotel in Zihuatanejo satisfies all your senses. After a long trip, it was a pleasure being greeted by Alfredo's warm and friendly smile at the airport. After a short ride we arrived and were led across a suspension bridge to "Paradise". The views and architecture were breathtaking and the welcome drinks and guacamole were a nice touch Before we booked this vacation, I read all the positive reviews and was hesitant because it sounded too good to be true. After speaking to Barbara in reservations I felt better and booked our trip. Believe me Casa Cuitlateca is everything you've read about and so much more. The grounds are impeccable due to the hard work of Paulino. The sounds of nature surround you, while the beautiful birds, butterflies and flowers fill your day with color. You feel totally enveloped in a cocoon of peace and tranquility as your mind and body relaxes. We stayed in the Puebla Suite. It was large, cheerful and had the best mattress and pillows. It opened to a large private balcony with an incredible view of the bay. The suite was immaculate thanks to two lovely young women, Miriam and Angelika. The kitchen offered delicious food "MADE WITH LOVE" by Sylvia and Ileana. Starting the day with a satisfying full ala carte breakfast, with a great view and nothing to do could make you feel a bit guilty. The feeling passes while you decide whether you want to enjoy the sensational infinity pool that has an actual fish pond incorporated into it. Casa Cuitlateca is located 15 to 20 minutes from the beaches and the center of town. Plenty of cheap restaurants in town or along the beach. Cabs are abundant but walking is the way to go. There are a little over a hundred steps from the road up to the hotel. There are plenty of places to pause along the way and take in the beautiful scenery. Freshly picked mint that's grown on the premises make for the "BEST MOJITOS IN MEXICO" thanks to Ileana and Alfredo. The margaritas are not bad either. Overall the best drinks in Zihuatanejo. Ileana and Alfredo were always available to help, at the bar, in the restaurant or where needed. We found them to be knowledgeable, friendly and warm yet professional. Everyone made us feel at home. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Terry Cahill, the owner of Casa Cuitlateca, while we were there. It is obvious why Casa Cuitlateca works so well. Mr. Cahill treats this fabulous property as home and his staff as family, which in turn is reflected in the way they treat their guests. Providing the guests with a haven to relearn how to rest, love and relax. It worked for us, we’re home a week now, yet are still enjoying the calming effect of our 10 night stay. So before Casa Cuitlateca becomes a tourist spot, treat yourself to a little bit of heaven. Don't think about it, just do it!

The Casa Cuitlateca was a surprising find in paradise. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and at home. The staff was amazing and catered to our every need and whim! There was nothing we longed for that was not provided. Quiet, lively and fun, all in one location! The trip started out as an exploration of a new location in Mexico but will definitely be added to places to return too! Can't wait to go back but will take much more time than a week on the next visit. A place we would take our children and grand children to on the next visit.

This was exactly what I was looking for... something quiet, personal and beautiful. The personal attention and wonderful staff made my 7 days there blissful.

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This was our first trip to Zihau, and we wanted someplace quiet, restful, small with great ambiance and views. What we found at Casa Cuitleteca was a Casa that felt like OUR Casa. The infinity pool is remarkable.... The rooms had a traditional Mexico feel with tile floors and we're simply elegant. Muchas gracias to the entire staff. We're hoping to return in February or April, 2011 to visit our nuevo amigos & amigas and enjoy breakfast poolside. This is the best place we've stayed in Mexico!

From the welcome drink to the hugs goodbye, we can't say enough about our stay at Casa Cuitlateca. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, relaxing, romantic getaway, then this is the place to be. The view is amazing and the breeze makes it even better! The service is top notch, even with a full house because there are only 5 rooms. Each couple can just do their own thing and it's very private. I thought that not having a TV in the room with bother us, but we didn't even notice. Also, you can't beat the breakfast, no one else offers that. One of the best vacations we have ever had. We will go back for sure!

Beautiful place, unbelievable view of zihau bay, the staff are fantastic. Everything about the place was perfect. A lot of attention to detail in the design and decorating. We travel two or three times a year and stay in 4+ or 5 star hotels and this hotel tops them all hands down.

Words (and pictures) simply can't describe this place. My wife and I just returned from a 4 night stay, and we've already planned a trip back down there. [...] turned out to be the choice of a lifetime.The views, the location, and the immaculate attention to detail at this hotel make it truly special. I can honestly say it was the most relaxing, peaceful place I've ever stayed. Another thing that sets this hotel apart is the amazing staff. It's like having a personal butler/concierge at your beckoned call 24 hrs a day. By the end of our trip, they all felt like close personal friends. Whether it was making us feel like a king and queen at the hotel, or arranging/suggesting activities for us in town...they were truly remarkable. I have already personally recommended this hotel to my entire email list. I honestly can't find a single negative thing to say about this place. Five stars all the way.

We are a couple in our late fifties. The hotel's stairs to the beach did not deter us. Zih itself is hilly, so anywhere one goes, stairs and climbs should be expected. Our stay at Casa C. was wonderful.

Love love love the art, architecture, staff, location, everything except room #2. All the other rooms are beautiful and have great air, but #2 was musty and smelled of mildew. Ewwww. Too bad because the entire rest of the experience was 5 star! It sets the bar pretty high to go back to Zihua, as I hope to do! I'll stay there again, but never in room 2.

The pictures do not do this place justice! The hotel and the staff were awesome! I'm not someone who goes back to the same place over and over again, but I can not wait to come back here next year! One of the best vacations my husband and I have ever taken. You won't be sorry.

This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. The hotel was immaculate and superbly decorated! The river rock, infinity pool is gorgeous as is the view of the bay it overlooks. Our room was amazing and had it's own balcony with chaise longues and a hammock. The staff is extremely kind, polite, helpful, and friendly. I would much rather stay in Zihuatanejo than touristy, pushy, high-rise Ixtapa. Our dinner at the hotel was so special; on the deck overlooking the bay right at sunset and the best shrimp we have ever eaten! I can't say enough about this hotel. We left planning our return trip. You will not be disappointed!

Casa Cuitlateca is a gorgeous property, very clean and beautiful in decor. The infinity pool offers a serene experience with a spectacular view of Zihau bay. The free daily breakfast is amazing! The staff take care of your every need, and are just delightful. This place feels like a private retreat, with only 8 guests max in the whole place. It would be the perfect romantic hideaway for lovers; although it was just as perfect for the mom/daughter trip that we took. Playa de la Ropa beach is just about a 5-10 minute walk, downtown about 10-15. If you're in reasonable shape, walking back up the hill to the casa is not too hard; or, take a taxi for 30 pesos. Having the view is worth it! We were in the smallest room which felt spacious; it had a fridge, safe, ceiling fan, and A/C (for which we were especially thankful!) fresh fruit in the room, daily maid service, robes & slippers, phone, bottled water, and other essentials like razor, bug repellant, lotion, shampoo, etc. There is a open air lounging area with TV, library, small poolside bar, and restaurant serving free breakfast daily, dinner by appointment only. The service here was impeccable and super friendly!

I would say that at the summer rates, this hotel is a great deal. People are often afraid to go to Mexico in the summer, but the weather was perfect. We've been to Zihua in the winter when it was even hotter! I think the daytime employees (cook and concierge) were fabulous. It was so nice to get up, walk outside and be able to order breakfast. No need to shower and get a taxi to town. The food was excellent. We did find a couple faults with the hotel: The management, although efficient, seemed to lack personality, warmth and hospitality. None of us even felt the desire to say hello when passing - nor did she. The main walkway is lacquered wood, and after a great rainstorm one afternoon, I stepped onto it and flew - landing on my tailbone and head. It would be better to leave this natural wood, but then we'd probably complain about slivers in our feet. In addition, many of the wood planks on the walkway were loose. On another occasion I was standing on the edge to look at the goldfish. The plank tipped up and I landed in the fish pond - no injuries other than having to wash my legs and feet, and of course the humiliation! Overall, I think it was a lovely property. I could have just stayed in the infinity pool for a week, having my husband bring me food and drinks. You can simply float on the edge and look out over the entire bay, over the beautiful property, and also enjoy the beautiful fish in the two level pond. It was a perfect place to enjoy our 20th anniversary, and I would recommend it to anyone. Just be careful on the walkway.

Casa Cuitlateca is a Shangrila. The grounds are gorgeous. It's a 5 minute walk to Playa La Ropa. It's 25 pesos for the short taxi ride to town. It's got 5 rooms that are all tiled, air conditioned and decorated with wonderful local Mexican art. Our room had a large balcony with a hammock and a beautiful view of Zihuatanejo Bay. There's a free computer for use at any time. There's always someone on hand to make you a drink at the bar or fix a meal of your choice on the deck. Also over looking the bay is the infinity pool. Late night swims were fantastic. Both my husband and I felt sad to say good-by to our new found family and will definitely be back.

This is a great place to relax and enjoy the Mexican sun and a pictoresque view. The hotel overlooks the beautiful Zihuatanejo bay. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. We plan to come back!

Camino Escenico Playa La Madera s/n Zihuatanejo GRO

Hotel highlights

  • Close to La Ropa Beach
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Casa Cuitlateca places you within a 10-minute stroll of La Madera Beach and Kioto Plaza. This 6-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Zihuatanejo Bay and Municipal Market are also a short walk from this Zihuatanejo hotel.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 11:30 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Casa Cuitlateca's 6 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies or patios, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Phones are also included.


Property features

Guests staying at Casa Cuitlateca enjoy an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a library and a garden.

Room options

1 Guerrero

King 1 | Sleeps 2

2 Michoacan

King 1 | Sleeps 2

4 Puebla

King 1 | Sleeps 2

5 Oaxaca

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Casa Cuitlateca

Couples (14) Family (1) Other (1)
5

"this small intimate hideaway satisfies all your senses"

Couples

In everyone's lifetime, they should experience a place like Casa Cuitlateca at least once. This small intimate hotel in Zihuatanejo satisfies all your senses. After a long trip, it was a pleasure being greeted by Alfredo's warm and friendly smile at the airport. After a short ride we arrived and were led across a suspension bridge to "Paradise". The views and architecture were breathtaking and the welcome drinks and guacamole were a nice touch Before we booked this vacation, I read all the positive reviews and was hesitant because it sounded too good to be true. After speaking to Barbara in reservations I felt better and booked our trip. Believe me Casa Cuitlateca is everything you've read about and so much more. The grounds are impeccable due to the hard work of Paulino. The sounds of nature surround you, while the beautiful birds, butterflies and flowers fill your day with color. You feel totally enveloped in a cocoon of peace and tranquility as your mind and body relaxes. We stayed in the Puebla Suite. It was large, cheerful and had the best mattress and pillows. It opened to a large private balcony with an incredible view of the bay. The suite was immaculate thanks to two lovely young women, Miriam and Angelika. The kitchen offered delicious food "MADE WITH LOVE" by Sylvia and Ileana. Starting the day with a satisfying full ala carte breakfast, with a great view and nothing to do could make you feel a bit guilty. The feeling passes while you decide whether you want to enjoy the sensational infinity pool that has an actual fish pond incorporated into it. Casa Cuitlateca is located 15 to 20 minutes from the beaches and the center of town. Plenty of cheap restaurants in town or along the beach. Cabs are abundant but walking is the way to go. There are a little over a hundred steps from the road up to the hotel. There are plenty of places to pause along the way and take in the beautiful scenery. Freshly picked mint that's grown on the premises make for the "BEST MOJITOS IN MEXICO" thanks to Ileana and Alfredo. The margaritas are not bad either. Overall the best drinks in Zihuatanejo. Ileana and Alfredo were always available to help, at the bar, in the restaurant or where needed. We found them to be knowledgeable, friendly and warm yet professional. Everyone made us feel at home. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Terry Cahill, the owner of Casa Cuitlateca, while we were there. It is obvious why Casa Cuitlateca works so well. Mr. Cahill treats this fabulous property as home and his staff as family, which in turn is reflected in the way they treat their guests. Providing the guests with a haven to relearn how to rest, love and relax. It worked for us, we’re home a week now, yet are still enjoying the calming effect of our 10 night stay. So before Casa Cuitlateca becomes a tourist spot, treat yourself to a little bit of heaven. Don't think about it, just do it!

By on Oct 6, 2011

5

a pearl in paradise.

Couples

The Casa Cuitlateca was a surprising find in paradise. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and at home. The staff was amazing and catered to our every need and whim! There was nothing we longed for that was not provided. Quiet, lively and fun, all in one location! The trip started out as an exploration of a new location in Mexico but will definitely be added to places to return too! Can't wait to go back but will take much more time than a week on the next visit. A place we would take our children and grand children to on the next visit.

By on Jun 12, 2011

5

perfect

Singles

This was exactly what I was looking for... something quiet, personal and beautiful. The personal attention and wonderful staff made my 7 days there blissful.

By on Oct 31, 2010

5

mexico

Couples

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By on Jun 18, 2010

5

casa cuitlateca - hidden gem!!

Couples

This was our first trip to Zihau, and we wanted someplace quiet, restful, small with great ambiance and views. What we found at Casa Cuitleteca was a Casa that felt like OUR Casa. The infinity pool is remarkable.... The rooms had a traditional Mexico feel with tile floors and we're simply elegant. Muchas gracias to the entire staff. We're hoping to return in February or April, 2011 to visit our nuevo amigos & amigas and enjoy breakfast poolside. This is the best place we've stayed in Mexico!

By on May 18, 2010

5

we loved it!

Couples

From the welcome drink to the hugs goodbye, we can't say enough about our stay at Casa Cuitlateca. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, relaxing, romantic getaway, then this is the place to be. The view is amazing and the breeze makes it even better! The service is top notch, even with a full house because there are only 5 rooms. Each couple can just do their own thing and it's very private. I thought that not having a TV in the room with bother us, but we didn't even notice. Also, you can't beat the breakfast, no one else offers that. One of the best vacations we have ever had. We will go back for sure!

By on Apr 5, 2010

5

great place, excellent quality

Couples

Beautiful place, unbelievable view of zihau bay, the staff are fantastic. Everything about the place was perfect. A lot of attention to detail in the design and decorating. We travel two or three times a year and stay in 4+ or 5 star hotels and this hotel tops them all hands down.

By on Mar 30, 2010

5

unbelievable

Couples

Words (and pictures) simply can't describe this place. My wife and I just returned from a 4 night stay, and we've already planned a trip back down there. [...] turned out to be the choice of a lifetime.The views, the location, and the immaculate attention to detail at this hotel make it truly special. I can honestly say it was the most relaxing, peaceful place I've ever stayed. Another thing that sets this hotel apart is the amazing staff. It's like having a personal butler/concierge at your beckoned call 24 hrs a day. By the end of our trip, they all felt like close personal friends. Whether it was making us feel like a king and queen at the hotel, or arranging/suggesting activities for us in town...they were truly remarkable. I have already personally recommended this hotel to my entire email list. I honestly can't find a single negative thing to say about this place. Five stars all the way.

By on Mar 8, 2010

5

excellent

Couples

We are a couple in our late fifties. The hotel's stairs to the beach did not deter us. Zih itself is hilly, so anywhere one goes, stairs and climbs should be expected. Our stay at Casa C. was wonderful.

By on Mar 8, 2010

4

the place i've dreamed of

Couples

Love love love the art, architecture, staff, location, everything except room #2. All the other rooms are beautiful and have great air, but #2 was musty and smelled of mildew. Ewwww. Too bad because the entire rest of the experience was 5 star! It sets the bar pretty high to go back to Zihua, as I hope to do! I'll stay there again, but never in room 2.

By on Feb 23, 2010