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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 11 January 2014

I stayed in a private room which was great to be honest. I had a place to lock my stuff, a sink, and it was in a great spot. The mosquito net worked just fine and every morning I woke up and saw like 20000 mosquito outside the net - but none inside. On the down side the place is...

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1Thank Oded Z
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We came in the off season and rented the coco cabaña for 250 pesos a night. It was alright - next the busy street, open air, and a floating bed. The open air and floating bed sound nice, but, the mosquito nets have holes in them and floating beds are just a terrible idea, it's like being on the ocean....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Despite all the positives of the place such as great beach front location, cheapish accommodation compared to other hotels around, staying there left a rather bitter taste in my mouth. I stayed in one of the estrellas, which is like a hanging double bed covered with a mosquito net for 100 pesos. The estrella area is on top of a...

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5Thank avnire
Madrid
Reviewed 5 February 2013

I've spent 2 nights there on October 2011 with a friend. We were lucky it wasn't high season, but the place was still fully occupied, especially the expensive rooms. We had a "room" in the middle of the complex, that looks like a small village next to the sea. We has to climb a rather straight ladder to access the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I found the Mazunte area not really to my liking - Maybe 5 years ago it was a hippy paradise but I think too many people come through these days and its 'business as usual' rather than a special place. The prices around town reflect this too - with one exception - The Estrellas at Posada del Arquitecto which are...

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DF
Reviewed 7 June 2012

The place is wonderful, but the guy is totally unhelpful and rude. He never knows anything. I visited mazunte on high season and wouldn't do it again, I'd rather go on low season, suggest you the same.

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2Thank Ofont2
Montreal
Reviewed 12 May 2012

first of all: the owner is rude, unhelpful, hates his clients and super cheap. BUT The place is just amazing, it is really worh to get a look at it,eecially ate cabanas, they are so well designed. I would suggest you visit it first before booking especially if you are in low season...

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1Thank Lyzette33
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2012

I stayed at Posada del Arquitecto for one night only, and I wish I had been there for longer. A very chilled place, with lovely people running it, in what seems to be a very spiritual part to Mexico. I only wish I'd been there a bit longer.

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1Thank J54321
Alvaro Obregón, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Whenever you look for that amazing view, kind people providing an excellent service, you aim for this one.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2012

When we arrived we received a very unfriendly welcome with the French owner/manager telling us to just look at the board and choose a room. The board just says the name of a room with the price not telling you anything about the rooms. About to walk off we told him his board wasn't telling us anything, a friendly lady...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Posada del Arquitecto was born in the early 90s, when Mazunte was still a wild, virtually uninhabited beach. There were no access roads at that time. In 1989, Guido, the Architect, who was already familiar with this stretch of the Oaxacan coast, discovered an amazing spot lost in time, Mazunte, where he fell in love with this virgin beach and decided to build himself a house. Many friends from around the world wanted to visit this incredible place, and soon they began to show up. Inhabitable accommodations were required for their comfort. Thus began the evolution, almost spontaneously, of the Posada, starting with a few rustic palapas and cabanas that were built with local natural materials, experimenting with the principles of bio-architecture, while discovering, adapting, and developing the traditional construction techniques in this region - an entertaining and fascinating game for an architect. In 1997, Hurricane Paulina caused severe damage in this part of Mexico, destroying much of the Posada and necessitating repairs and reconstruction. The first cabanas were thus transformed into more solid, safe and comfortable structures, while preserving the minimalist style that utilizes the area's natural, living materials. The overgrown hill that was the setting for the Posada's earliest rustic palapas gradually became a garden. With the passage of time and the collaboration of old and new allies, the Posada del Arquitecto has become less spartan and much more comfortable, without losing the relaxed spirit of a big home where friends are always welcome. We keep striving to respect our surroundings, which is why the cabanas are built in harmony with the original natural elements of this place. Please help us to protect and preserve the living plants and animals you encounter during your stay. Today the Posada del Arquitecto offers its guests/friends a multifaceted experience, including yoga, massage, an impressive view of the bay from the cabanas, and free Wi-Fi connections. The beach is so close that the rhythm of breaking waves will become the soundtrack for your stay.We hope that you enjoy your time with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada del Arquitecto

Address: Calle Rinconcito | Mazunte, Mazunte 70946, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Mazunte
Price Range: $4 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Posada Del Arquitecto Hotel Mazunte
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“Go for the "estrellas", the hanging bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 816ozank, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in lounge and cafeteria only.. no air conditioner in either of our 2 rooms”
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“You must sleep on the hanging beds on the top!!!”
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  • View from my bed to the other side
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 of 5 bubbles MarcelaCorti, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I loved the Cactus cabin; quieter, great views, 2 terraces”
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