Upon arrival to the hotel, check in was very quick as there were only 4 of us checking in. We got our room which was on the second floor, facing the street with a lovely balcony. We were greeted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a fruit basket. The room was very basic with a king size bed, closet with safe. The bathroom had a very large shower with soap and shampoo, hair dryer,clean towels daily included for the duration of our stay.
This is a very small resort, so navication is very easy. On the main level is the lobbey bar ( which serve beer in bottles, which is usually unheard of) and good quality liquor. The buffet is also on this level, as well as the front desk, washrooms, pooltable and tour reservations.
The beachclub is a nice 15 minute walk, or if you prefer, you could take the hotel shuttel, which runs every 30 Mexican minutes! The beach is very nice, however, swimming in the ocean is iffy! The undertow is very strong, but the beach is beautifull to walk.The pool is very warm and there are plenty of loungers in sun or shade, whichever you prefer, and if you need an afternoon nap, there are several hammocks in the shade.
They have a lunch buffet at the beach club which varies from day to day - hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, fish, soup, salad ,vegies, etc. If you stay at the hotel in the afternoon, you can order off the menu, as they dont set up the buffet, so as to prepare for the evening supper buffet . Personally I found the club house sandwiches were a real treat, as well as Mexican Natchos.
As Canadians, we were treated to a (actually 2, because we stayed 2 weeks) very special barbque supper on the lawn. It was a special touch,and very lovely evening. Thanks Gabriel and the rest of the staff for making us feel special!.
The location of this hotel is the real drawing card. You are right in Santa Cruz, and a 15-20 minute walk you are in La Cruceceta (spelling?) We usually walked to town, then took a cab home which cost us 25 pesos.
The weather - well, its hot!!. As you may or may not know, the weather on the Southern Pacific Coast is so reliably hot. , which is another drawing card.
This is not a 5 star resort, but for us, it is so quaint and special. If you read more reviews, you will see that most of the guests are repeat customers - and for a good reason.!!
I will add one more thing - the majority of the clientel are Mexican. The only bad thing about this, (and is our own fault) is that commumication among the guests is hard, unless your Spanish is good.
P.S. Gabriel, please advise me where you purchased the lobbey fans from
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Castillo Huatulco Hotel & Beach Club, located in the main Bay of Santa Cruz, just a few steps from the handicraft market, area of banks and the main dock of cruises and tours, car rental and travel agency and only 5 minutes from the Centre of the Crucesita. 112 rooms, including: standard rooms with two double beds, rooms Junior with two double beds and a King Size, rooms Juniors and room Master Suites; Beach Club, two Restaurants, two Bars, two Swimming Pools, Children's area featuring all inclusive plans and plan E.P. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castillo Huatulco
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