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Acapulco Malibu
Ranked #30 of 168 Hotels in Acapulco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 December 2011

We have stayed here for a few years, for several weeks each time. We are returning this January, so obviously have enjoyed our stays. For us, this place is perfect. It's right on the beach, but has it's own pool, bar and restaurant. The food is good and reasonably priced. The breakfast is a deal--coffee, fruit and an entree for about $8. The people who work here are very friendly. Everything is well maintained and clean.

The rooms are only rooms--no suites. However, since we spend most of our time away from the room (or on the balcony, all rooms have small balconies), we are OK with a small room. If you stay for a little longer, you may be able to get a frig and microwave.

Most of the people who stay here are very nice and friendly.

All in all, a nice place to stay, especially for the price.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

We've just returned from a 5 week stay in Acapulco and of the 5 hotels we stayed in this was the friendlist and most homely. We booked 2 rooms for 4 adult and 4 children in total and next to each other. The rooms we excellent cleaned twice a day with excellent air conditioning,fridges and a good size balcony with table and chairs.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank istanbulhero
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

Clean hotel. Yes, it's a bit outdated in terms of furniture and finishes, but well kept. The rooms are large, round in shape, airy, light and interesting.
The beach is impeccable and due to hotel's size less busy than the rest of the private hotel beaches.
The staff is pleasant and friendly...of course- if you are friendly and not grumpy like some North Americans.
The restaurant has good selection of food (breakfasts, seafood, fruits etc) and a great happy hour.
Pool looked good, but I do not frequent pools if there is a beach close by, so I can't really say much about it.
The maintenance person promptly showed up to fix the AC in our room after we called them, and were accompanied by a security guard.
No insects! The hotel fumigates once a week (they provide a notice to each room), but I am thankful for insect-free vacation.
The hotel photos on their website don't do it justice, and got me scared a bit before arriving, but I was pleasantly surprised once there.
Don't expect a plush and elaborate luxury here, it's a modest but affordable and comfortabe little gem.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank ivanafranovic
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Reviewed 28 January 2011

Malibu hotel is a small hotel which compared to the hotels around it looks quite tiny and maybe won´t call your attention but it´s really worth it!

We were there in Low season so we got a price offer which is a pay 2 nights get 1 for free, which brings you to the price range of the hotels which are a few blocks from the beach but this one is directly at the beach. We stayed 6 nights in total.

Comming from spending the night before our arrival in a broken down hotel, we came to this hotel first of all because of its location. Its in front of the Golf Club from Acapulco, on the main street and on the Golden area of Acapulco on the Playa Icacos. Restaurants, Bars, Discos, Cinema, Bunjee Jumping and everything u can think of is walking distance.

The rooms are quite nice and clean with a nice Terrace with chairs and a table to spend nice time. Every room is equipped with a Fridge were you can store some drinks or food during your stay. The bathroom is quite spacious and very clean. And everything is very well maintained.

The swimming pool area not too big but it is enough: one little pool for the kids with a slide and an hexagonal pool with different depths for the adults. There are enough chairs and leaners for everyone, and the personal from the pool are always attentive and friendly if you need a Parasol, Fresh towels, or anything at the pool or the beach.

The restaurant and the bar where the food is quite good, is located besides the pool and with view to the beach. The waiters also serve drinks in platic glasses to you if you are in the pool if you want. There is a good variety in food and drinks and everything we tried from typical mexican food to Filet Mignon were very tasty and well prepared.

A HIGHLIGHT was having breakfast at the Restaurant of the hotel, we got to see a Whale that came into the bay. But I have to accept, that´s not normal and had never happened before and I´ve been going to Acapulco for at least 30 years!

Most people who stay there are Time-share owners, so the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxing. And there is fortunately no pool entertainment.

Only bad thing is that in this area of Acapulco bay, the tides are normally rough so unless you are a very good swimmer and know how to avoit a big wave from breaking on you, you shouldn´t go in to the sea. BUT if you walk like 10 minutes to the left from the hotel, the tides are much lower and the further left you go, the waves go smaller and the ocean floor turns flatter, so people who can´t swim so good can go in without problems. OR COURSE paying attention to the Tide banners hanging in every hotel and beach access and what the locals tell you about it. Another option is always to go to the right side of the bay toward old acapulco where the beaches are mainly flat and waveless. Or if you like waves and surf go to Revolcadero or Princess Beach.

We were very satisfied with the Hotel

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2010

$109.00 per night to stay in this dump! The rooms are furnished with 1940 cheap Motel Six furniture that they probably got from some mental institution. The bed's are as hard as a sheet of marble. I got stuck in a room that faces the street with a restaurant directly below and the trash can has to be directly below me. The smell is really bad! I am writing this while I am in my room and there is construction going on right now. Hammers, drills and yelling and it's 10:00 p.m........ I called the front desk and they said they could not move me so I am going to another hotel tomorrow morning. I have stayed here many times for business but this is the last time. The restaurant is good but they have raised their prices and the pool and beach is good but then again you sleep, or try to, in the rooms. It seems here in Mexico that when tourism is down the hotels raise their prices instead of trying to keep the same standards. I'm really disappointed. DO NOT STAY HERE! YOU WILL REGRET IT!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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8  Thank bajapi
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Additional Information about Acapulco Malibu

Address: Avenida Costera Miguel Aleman 20 | Fracc. Club Deportivo, Acapulco 39690, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Acapulco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Acapulco
#11 Romantic Hotel in Acapulco
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Acapulco
Price Range: ₹ 2,802 - ₹ 6,190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Acapulco Malibu 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
80 Air Conditiones Luzury Suites, All With Balconies, Cable Color Tv, Digital Telephone Wet Bar. The Octagon Fresh Water Swimming Pool. Tabasco Beach Club With Excellet Food Drinks And Backgamon Facilitieas For Your Recreational Activities Inland And Sea ... more   less 
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