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Hotel Aura del Mar

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff were very friendly and attentive. Rooms clean and spacious. Could do with some updating but very comfortable. Great views, lots of relaxing areas. Would recommend to anyone! Bistro on the beach is lovely

Our stay was very enjoyable. The staff was great-extremely helpful when needed, but not Intrusive and left us alone to relax during our stay. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The restaurant was perfect. Great atmosphere and every experience there was delicious. The hotel was in a good location. Great wifi connection. The staff will give you great suggestions on anything you ask and will have a taxi at your service within minutes. The only cons- the water pressure in the shower was pretty much a drizzle.. It didn't really bother us but it may bother other guests. Also, the water temp stayed cool the entire time... As I previously noted- this really wasn't an issue for us.. Its fine.. The glass door accessing the balcony is extremely difficult to open and close.. Overall, I enjoyed everything and would definitely stay again.

From the moment we ware greeted to the minute we left we felt at home... my children, wife and I had the most wonderful time aver... all thanks to the perfect combination of wonderful and friendly staff to the perfect location and beautiful beach. Bistro Del Mar was delicious, the beach side view open air dining is priceless and the service is topnotch. We will definitely come back and will tell our friends.

My sister and I travel to Mexico every year and had not been to Zihuatanejo before. So happy we picked Aura de Mar as it was perfect for us. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. We did go to the city, Ixtapa to swim with the dolphins which was an amazing experience but glad to come back to Zihuatanejo and Aura del Mar where we felt at home. The food in the restaurant was delicious and we tried breakfast and dinner! Great restaurants everywhere and a little grocery store across the street for when we just needed a snack. Loved Aura de Mar and will most definitely come back because of the kindness of the staff, the great rooms and the pool is perfect! Swimming in the warm ocean was pretty darn nice too!

This is a funky little hotel perched on the hill above Madera beach. Only 30 rooms spread over 8 floors, so lots and lots of stairs. This was our second stay and we returned because of the great proximity to restaurants too numerous to count, the great staff, great views of the bay from the room, and the relaxing atmosphere.

We went to Zihua for an escape. The hotel was so relaxing. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Rooms were comfortable with amazing views. The layout of the hotel makes it feel intimate and private. The pool and deck areas are set up well. Kept immaculately clean. And Carola, the resident parrot is a hoot! Location is great too-- very close to amazing food (shout out to La Pearla Negra and El Arrayan), Mercado Centrale, Paseo Pescadora and downtown. My only complaint was the massage I got at the in house spa. It was only about 40 minutes, even though I paid for 60-- and it felt rushed, like they had to get though each "piece" more than the amount of time. Place next door was amazing for massages thereafter though.

Everything setup for us was just great. Service was excellent, and immediate. I recommend Aura Del Mar to all my friends. I do wish they would acquire an escalator. Our room was located is a very pristine location. The hotel located the perfect fishing vessel.

We'd previously stayed on La Ropa Beach, which is lovely, but decided to try Aura del Mar. The location made it so much more fun as we could easily walk into town, which we did once or twice a day. The beach is fine. Steps away from the lounges we were on was a restaurant with the most fabulous fish tacos. The reception area is a nice way of starting and then a parrot greets you on the way to your room. The staff is terrific. Best of all, we were upgraded from a junior suite to a fabulous, large room with an entire kitchen out on the porch. We were totally delighted. Bed was comfortable. Shower was great.

We'd always stayed on the other beach, which is longer and perhaps more pleasant, but this hotel is so well located, making it a great change as we went into town easily and happily. The staff is delightful and we had a wonderful room with an enormous patio, complete with jacuzzi and kitchen, which was terrific as we were there for 8 days (never enough time in Zijua). We ate in town so I can't speak to the restaurant, but they attended to our needs and were most accommodating. The bed was king-sized and super comfortable. The wi-fi was erratic but we managed. The bathroom was fabulous and the view is incredible. We got a lot of bang for the peso.

Although its name has changed (formerly Brisas del Mar), this small hotel on Playa Madera remains a wonderful spot for relaxation and exploring Zihuatanejo. The concierge Carlos helped us arrange a fishing trip with a very good captain.

This hotel is good located, you can walk to downtown in 5 minutes. The staff is nice, the hotel is perfectly clean, the view is amazing. I compared with other hotels in Ixtapa and after my visit I know i choose the best option..

Charming, clean, walking distance to everything! Only downside was after the first day, there was no poolside service. Had to walk down to restaurant/bar for service. Everything else was great!

Great views and pool. Efficient staff. Bar and food service slow at poolside. Bathrooms need updating. Lovely setting. Nice happy hour at sunset.

A group of six friends stayed at this great place. Great location and views. The staff was terrific.

This hotel was recommended by a friend. It was so charming, great location. friendly staff and nice big rooms and great big decks! The best part was the pool, the private beach in the shade and all close to the water! Be prepared for lots of daily steps! Loved it and would return!

Enjoyed it very much. Beds were a bit hard for my taste, but others might like that kind of bed. It was basically a great room, with attentive maid service. Flowers on the made beds every day. Restaurant was quite good as well. Views from the rooms are terrific. Has a boutique hotel feel about it.

I will go back to this hotel again. Other than the fishing fleet sending dead fish ashore along the beech and a plugged shower drain,( both situations out of their control), the entire work force help make this a very nice get away.

Walking into this lovely hotel, we were delighted with the flowers and plants all around us. The staff welcomed us with open arms and showed us around the grounds. The room was great, clean and Mexican decor with fresh flowers decorating the bed. They have a resident parrot who greets you all day long with "hello" or "hola". The pool and grounds around the pool are beautiful and very quiet and serene. Delicious food is served all day at the restaurant on the beach. We loved our stay here and will return again!

I would never stay anywhere else than this hotel whenever I go back to Zihuatanejo. It is such a beautiful place to be and each detail attended to, from the floral decorations on the beds - not just upon arrival, but each time the room was made up - to the private balcony overlooking the water. The staff was always helpful and went out of their way to assure our comfort on all levels from suggestions for activities to the favorite eating places for locals. There was nothing to want for, it was all there in abundance. What a great trip.

This hotel is not brand new, does not stick twenty stories into the sky or have a gilded atrium or glass bottomed pool. Instead it has an impeccably maintained facility right on the beach maintained by a staff who take pride in the profession of providing excellent service. We spent a week here and on our last day were planning our return. Nuffsaid!

Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos s/n Zihuatanejo GRO

Hotel highlights

  • Close to La Ropa Beach
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Colonia La Madera, Hotel Aura del Mar is adjacent to La Madera Beach and within a 5-minute walk of Kioto Plaza. This 3.5-star hotel has 30 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. It's on the beach and also a short walk from Zihuatanejo Bay and Municipal Market.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with English breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

The 30 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find LED TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include safes and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Aura del Mar enjoy an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for MXN 840 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Junior Suite, Jetted Tub

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite (Master)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite (Bahia)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Aura del Mar

Everyone (3) Couples (13) Business (1) Family (2) Friends (2) Other (1)
5

great hotel, excellent service

Everyone

The staff were very friendly and attentive. Rooms clean and spacious. Could do with some updating but very comfortable. Great views, lots of relaxing areas. Would recommend to anyone! Bistro on the beach is lovely

By , from MN on Mar 3, 2017

4

enjoyable experience

Everyone

Our stay was very enjoyable. The staff was great-extremely helpful when needed, but not Intrusive and left us alone to relax during our stay. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The restaurant was perfect. Great atmosphere and every experience there was delicious. The hotel was in a good location. Great wifi connection. The staff will give you great suggestions on anything you ask and will have a taxi at your service within minutes. The only cons- the water pressure in the shower was pretty much a drizzle.. It didn't really bother us but it may bother other guests. Also, the water temp stayed cool the entire time... As I previously noted- this really wasn't an issue for us.. Its fine.. The glass door accessing the balcony is extremely difficult to open and close.. Overall, I enjoyed everything and would definitely stay again.

By , from alabama on Nov 3, 2016

5

"we love it"

Everyone

From the moment we ware greeted to the minute we left we felt at home... my children, wife and I had the most wonderful time aver... all thanks to the perfect combination of wonderful and friendly staff to the perfect location and beautiful beach. Bistro Del Mar was delicious, the beach side view open air dining is priceless and the service is topnotch. We will definitely come back and will tell our friends.

By , from Mountain View CA on Aug 9, 2016

5

perfect hotel for us

GetawayWithFriends

My sister and I travel to Mexico every year and had not been to Zihuatanejo before. So happy we picked Aura de Mar as it was perfect for us. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. We did go to the city, Ixtapa to swim with the dolphins which was an amazing experience but glad to come back to Zihuatanejo and Aura del Mar where we felt at home. The food in the restaurant was delicious and we tried breakfast and dinner! Great restaurants everywhere and a little grocery store across the street for when we just needed a snack. Loved Aura de Mar and will most definitely come back because of the kindness of the staff, the great rooms and the pool is perfect! Swimming in the warm ocean was pretty darn nice too!

By on Jan 19, 2016

5

great stay

Couples

This is a funky little hotel perched on the hill above Madera beach. Only 30 rooms spread over 8 floors, so lots and lots of stairs. This was our second stay and we returned because of the great proximity to restaurants too numerous to count, the great staff, great views of the bay from the room, and the relaxing atmosphere.

By on Mar 24, 2015

5

relaxing location

Couples

We went to Zihua for an escape. The hotel was so relaxing. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Rooms were comfortable with amazing views. The layout of the hotel makes it feel intimate and private. The pool and deck areas are set up well. Kept immaculately clean. And Carola, the resident parrot is a hoot! Location is great too-- very close to amazing food (shout out to La Pearla Negra and El Arrayan), Mercado Centrale, Paseo Pescadora and downtown. My only complaint was the massage I got at the in house spa. It was only about 40 minutes, even though I paid for 60-- and it felt rushed, like they had to get though each "piece" more than the amount of time. Place next door was amazing for massages thereafter though.

By on Jan 19, 2015

4

great location

BusinessTravelers

Everything setup for us was just great. Service was excellent, and immediate. I recommend Aura Del Mar to all my friends. I do wish they would acquire an escalator. Our room was located is a very pristine location. The hotel located the perfect fishing vessel.

By on Nov 23, 2014

5

this was our favorite hotel in z

Couples

We'd previously stayed on La Ropa Beach, which is lovely, but decided to try Aura del Mar. The location made it so much more fun as we could easily walk into town, which we did once or twice a day. The beach is fine. Steps away from the lounges we were on was a restaurant with the most fabulous fish tacos. The reception area is a nice way of starting and then a parrot greets you on the way to your room. The staff is terrific. Best of all, we were upgraded from a junior suite to a fabulous, large room with an entire kitchen out on the porch. We were totally delighted. Bed was comfortable. Shower was great.

By on Sep 17, 2014

4

location, the staff, the room - perfecto

Couples

We'd always stayed on the other beach, which is longer and perhaps more pleasant, but this hotel is so well located, making it a great change as we went into town easily and happily. The staff is delightful and we had a wonderful room with an enormous patio, complete with jacuzzi and kitchen, which was terrific as we were there for 8 days (never enough time in Zijua). We ate in town so I can't speak to the restaurant, but they attended to our needs and were most accommodating. The bed was king-sized and super comfortable. The wi-fi was erratic but we managed. The bathroom was fabulous and the view is incredible. We got a lot of bang for the peso.

By on Feb 15, 2014

4

3rd stay at aura del mar still great as ever

Couples

Although its name has changed (formerly Brisas del Mar), this small hotel on Playa Madera remains a wonderful spot for relaxation and exploring Zihuatanejo. The concierge Carlos helped us arrange a fishing trip with a very good captain.

By on Feb 9, 2014