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Review of La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat

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La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
Whitehorse, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“" It's like an extended family "”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

The La Paloma webpage does not do this facility justice. If you think the pictures are amazing just come check it out, the suites are fantastic, the staff are incredible and my new best friend is Casey (the watchdog) My wife and I have been to Mexico many times but are first-timers here in Melaque. A pleasant surprise indeed!!! We travelled with another couple that were sceptical (having never been to Mexico before) They were happy to have made the journey putting to rest how dangerous it is for Canadians to travel to Mexico. Saturdays at La Paloma are alot of fun, as the goodbyes in the morning just mean there will be new people to greet or old aquaintances to renew in the afternoon. Everyone at La Paloma, staff and guests will give advise on the best places to eat or shop, and if you can't find that particular something Antonio or Kyla will find it for you. My wife and I will be back in December 2012 and our friends will be back in 2014. Thanks La Paloma staff and the guests that were there during our stay for making this one of our best holidays ever!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

The setting is gorgeous, the facilities allow as much fraternizing or privacy as you wish. While you are right on the beach, you are raised enough that passersby do not see in the walled swimming and bungalow area. Access to and from the beach on one side and town on the other are quite simple and secure. We were first-timers and immediately met another guest having his morning continental breakfast who provided us with great tidbits for getting around the area--especially since we arrived by taxi. The people who own and work at La Paloma make you feel as if the place is yours and are very friendly and helpful. Most of the artwork is for sale!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fort Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

My wife and I have stayed at La Paloma the last two years and like so many of the wonderful people that we've met there, we'll be returning again. La Paloma is "an oasis"....... beautiful, unique and incredibly charming. The staff are professional, helpful and very welcoming. Melaque is Mexico at it's best, and La Paloma is the best place to stay in Melaque!!

Room Tip: All the suites are different but each one is charming in it's own way. Most have beautiful ocean...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Houston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

La Paloma offers just what other reviewers have stated: friendly, dedicated staff, lovely surroundings, well-appointed suites, breakfast by the pool, the ocean steps away, Antonio's great margaritas, Kyla's attention to details and the choice of staying close to home or venturing out into Melaque and area. The weather was perfect for our visit, Melaque provided all sorts of exploration and eating adventures, and The Bike Baron's bikes provided another mode of transport to get us further than we had previously walked. Each evening brought us the sunset show, literally on our doorstep, with action provided by the local skim boarders riding the waves, and Antonio providing libation. In fact, that is happening right now down there as I write this from up in snowy BC! One of the special events organized by the staff was a potluck Thanksgiving Dinner on American Thanksgiving. Wonderful.

Room Tip: Each room has its own character and features. We had a kitchenette the first week and a full kitchen...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cochrane, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

Being a new-comer to Mexico I felt at home with greetings from Kyla an Paco. La Paloma is not an all-inclusive; it's a safe have that enables you to venture out into unspoiled Mexico and immerse yourself in it. My daily routing would typically be: 1) 7:30 wakup and Isabella or Raul would have the morning coffee service started. Wait for some people I befriended and have toach .... and more coffe; all the while staring absently out at the ocean, hearing the birds and watching for a fishing opportunity. Then a swim in the pool after playing with Casey, a shot of Mexican tequila and then off into the Melaque. 2 hours later return to La Paloma and sun up, and swim in ocean and / or spool. Relax .... ahhhh I was do relaxed. The people the run La Palolma including Nancy, Richard, Kyla, Isabella, Raul, Ronaldo and others, are conscientious and caring. The friends I met there were special. It was a home-away from hole ... legitimately. And La Paloma is located so well to take advantage of local, unspoiled, Mexican restaurants and shops. Security of the premise not an iaaue, and I personally felt comfortable outside the La Paloma gate after dark. I've already booked my time at La Paloma for same time next year. It's changed me.

Room Tip: Studio 14 is the most palacial uite.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat

Property: La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat
Address: Avenida Las Cabanas 13, San Patricio 48980, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > San Patricio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Patricio
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,992 - ₹ 6,283
Hotel Class:3 star — La Paloma Oceanfront Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the picturesque seaside town of Melaque, the beauty and serenity of old Mexico lives on. Here at La Paloma, an intimate resort, culture and traditional hospitality combine with modern technology and the singular artistic vision of its owners. Conveniently located a couple of blocks from the town square and shopping, yet when you step through the gate, you're miles away from the world outside in a safe, secure, garden paradise. Each of the 14 different rooms have their own uniqueness with wonderful views and amenities designed for your comfort. We are not your average hotel... We are your Home away from Home. ... more   less 
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