Suites & Hotel Punta Esmeralda2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My husband and I stayed in this well managed, reasonably priced hotel for one month in mid February to mid March and absolutely loved it! Our room was on the upper floor which had a huge terrace overlooking the pool, with lovely ocean breezes and spectacular sunsets! The suite itself was large, simply furnished with a small dining table and chairs (which we relocated to the terrace), and was complete with a full sized fridge and 2 burner hot plate in the kitchen area. This was all we needed as there were several great, budget friendly restaurants nearby. Although it is, for a few people, a little too far to walk to the "main drag" of Puerto Escondido, we personally loved the good 25 minute walk along the beach, which we did pretty much everyday. However, getting anywhere from anywhere, was only a 35 pesos (less than $3.00 Cdn.) taxi which we took if we were coming home after dark. Vincente and Elizabeth, co- managers, who speak fluent English, were both very helpful and accommodating while Sergio and the rest of the staff helped keep the rooms and property absolutely spotless. We would definitely stay here again!
Incredibly helpful management,as were all the staff Top floor suite with ocean view A great place to watch sunset Needed to taxi or local transport into town but they were very cheap to use The room was kept immaculately clean by housekeeping They were very accommodating with luggage storage and showers on the last day, as we had to wait to get a bus at 1800hrs Stayed for 3 nights would highly recommend this place for either long stay or a few seconds days rest by the beach
Our room was on the second floor and we booked our reservation through Expedia. We had a wonderful visit and stayed 3 nights. The staff was very friendly and helpful and always ready to assist. The rooms were very clean and colorfully painted walls and bedding. The beds were comfortable. We had a suite that only cost $6 more dollars than a regular room. It was well worth it with plenty of space, a kitchenette and fridge to hold drinks for hot days and nights! The pool was refreshing in the evenings. Needs a little more upkeep and more plants around the fountain area and the poolside loungers were old and need new cushions. However, we just swam and then went back to our rooms to relax so it didn't bother us. The restaurant on site was open for breakfast so we ate there every morning. They don't have an extensive menu, but the eggs are cooked fresh and the Oaxacan coffee is the best! The hotel is right down the road from the beach. It's not a popular swimming beach, but you can walk around there. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and are already planning our next stay.
We spent 5 nights at the hotel in a normal double bedroom. What we liked about the hotel was the room itself, which was spacious, comfortable and had an air conditioner. This is plus since it is a budget hotel. The hotel staff is also very friendly and the pool itself is nice. What we disliked is the location which is indeed far away from the centre of Puerto Escondido and nice beaches like Carizarillo. Furthermore we had a dead cockroach in our closet the cleaning lady never put away. We would also have liked two towels per person and more water coming out of the shower. A further big minus is the breakfast which was a joke since it was served very late from 9 am on and included one hard bread, jam and coffee. To little even for a budget hotel.
Stayed in both the suites and the hotel and found the experience to be great. Very clean, well equipped, functional rooms with great, friendly service. Wonderful pool and grounds only 3 blocks from the beach. The suites have a large kitchenette and huge balcony. I had an upper level floor and watched the sunset from my hammock nightly. The hotel was slightly cheaper in price but just as functional. The location at la Punta is really great for those that want to be a bit out of the way but still very close to Puerto and Zicatela. Extremely quiet and undeveloped area. Only downside was the breakfast: hardly drinkable coffee and packaged Bimbo toast. Still found the price/quality ratio to be high overall. Will come back again when next visiting Puerto.
We stayed here for 2 weeks with our 3 year old child. The location is ideal if you are looking for a quiet area off the main strip where music can keep you awake until the wee hours of the morning. Its a short 10 minute walk along the beach in either direction to the Zicatela drag or the more laid back surfer area of La Punta. Cabs will take you to Zicatela (where there are many restaurants) for 25 pesos (about $2.50) in about 5 minutes, slightly less for La Punta. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Beds are reasonably comfortable. You can open the balcony and room doors for a nice breeze off the ocean during the day. We turned the AC on in the late afternoon when the sun was directly on the face of the main building. At night windows (with screens) can be left open to get the cool breeze coming down from the mountains. Our suite had a small kitchenette which included a table for 4 people, medium size fridge with freezer, and 2 burner hot plate. This allowed us to have breaskfast and/or lunch in the room, as well as cold drinks. The pool and grounds are very well maintained. There is a laundrymat on the corner that washes clothes at 0.50 cents a pound. Expect to be woken up by dogs and roosters if your windows are open. The AC unit is effective but incredibly loud. There are several corner stores within walking distance. We met several guests that come here for 2 or 3 months every year. Long term rentals get a cheaper nightly rate. Overall this family run hotel was a joy to stay at. The staff were always friendly and happy to help with anything. I highly recommend staying here.
We really enjoyed our 5 nights here in February. Very clean, spacious, comfortable and friendly. The on-site restaurant, Las Iguanas, is also quite good. Thank you Vicente, Bertha, Elizabeth and Mari!
We've now stayed at Punta Esmerelda a handful of times in the last few years. It's quietly away from the main strip and surf scene, but close enough to easy walk to the beach and access either end of Playa Zicatela if you wish. The only noise is dogs and roosters, which is to be expected in the area. You are close to the local culture in a neighbourhood that appears to be growing and most of the locals are quite friendly. There are a number of corner stores within a few minutes' walk if you need a few items and there are always taxis in the area. Staff members are courteous and professional, always willing to help northerners practice their Spanish. For what we need and expect, it's a great deal to stay here for a week or two every year. Gracias.
Nos hospedamos en este hotel del 29 de diciembre al 3 de enero de 2017. Primero el hotel: Es amplio, con una piscina agradable y jardines lindos y bien cuidados. Está ubicado a 3 minutos a pie de una hermosa playa. La disposición del personal es siempre amable y hacen un esfuerzo extra por atender muy bien a los huéspedes. Las habitaciones son amplias y limpias, la nuestra tenía vista al mar desde la terraza donde amablemente colgaron una hamaca. Las camas firmes y en buen estado, pero las almohadas podrían ser mejores, la TV muy chica para la distancia que hay entre las camas y la misma, con los cables sobrepuestos colgando a la vista. El AC es insuficiente para una habitación tan grande pero en invierno con los ventiladores se defiende. La cocina está equipada con una parrilla eléctrica, no tiene utensilios pero se pueden pedir algunos a recepción. No hay microondas ni tostador. En fin, para el estándar de Puerto Escondido, es un hotel que cae por arriba de la media y la relación valor/ precio es buena. En realidad resolver los puntos malos sólo es cuestión de hacer algunos ajustes que lo convertirían en una excelente opción. Pasamos al título de este review: Decidimos hospedarnos en Hotel Punta Esmeralda pues nos dijeron que se trata de un lugar Pet friendly y viajamos con nuestro Golden Retriever, Mateo. Lo primero que llamó mi atención fue que cuando llegamos vimos un perro amarrado a un árbol a la entrada del estacionamiento, mismo que no tenía suficiente sombra y sólo una cubeta de agua por ahí. Acto seguido, entrando nos dijeron que tuviéramos cuidado de que Mateo no subiera al piso inmediatamente arriba de nuestra habitación pues "el perro del vigilante estaba amarrado allá arriba y es agresivo". Ya de entrada, un lugar que se ostenta como Pet friendly pero mantiene dos perros amarrados por más de 16 horas al día no tiene idea de lo que es ser Pet Friendly ni como darle una vida digna a una mascota. Resultó además que el perro del vigilante es un Pit Bull, que en mi opinión, se trata de una raza que, por su naturaleza, es una bomba de tiempo para que algo grave pase y, tal cual, pasó: Al tercer día que íbamos saliendo para la playa, el Pit Bull se soltó y atacó a Mateo. Se armó un caos mientras todos tratábamos de jalar al perro para que lo soltara. Por una inmensa suerte lo mordió en la oreja y la piel que la rodea, causándole solo pequeñas cortadas. Si lo hubiera alcanzado en el cuello, estoy seguro de que lo hubiera matado pues durante 30 o 40 segundos el perro mantuvo la mandíbula cerrada como una pinza hidráulica que destroza huesos o lo que se le cruce. El incidente acabó y el personal, muy apenado, se preocupó por ver que Mateo estuviera bien. Así mismo, tomaron medidas y al siguiente día el perro ya no estaba en la propiedad. Sin embargo el otro pobre perro del estacionamiento continuaba amarrado hasta el día que nos fuimos. Espero de todo corazón que este incidente, en el que por suerte no pasó nada grave, les sirva para ganar la conciencia de que los perros son seres vivos que merecen un trato digno. Espero también que ambos perros estén ya en un lugar en dónde puedan andar libres y los rehabiliten, pues son dos seres inocentes que se han vuelto agresivos por el trato que recibieron. Por último, le deseo al los responsables del hotel mucho éxito con los pequeños detalles que hay que corregir para que se vuelvan la mejor opción en Puerto, pues tienen todo para serlo. Gracias por leer.
Descuidado, sábanas terribles, muy mal gusto. Lástima ya que está bien ubicado y tiene buenos espacios. Tiene potencial pues, pero muy mal gusto. La atencion buena, en recepción y en el restaurant. Jardines bonitos
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