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Bungalows Santa Cruz
Ranked #23 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Reviewed 10 January 2007

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I read glowing reviews about the Acuario in Frommer's Guide and decided to stay there... However, we had problems from the start :) When trying to book by phone, my Mexican friend phoned first and was told that she couldn't make a reservation and that the price would be 700 pesos per night (?). I phoned right back, asked to speak to someone in English and was quoted 600 pesos per night and was able to reserve a bungalow.

So, we arrive and find the bungalow is a bit substandard... you will need the mosquito netting (supplied) as there are no screens on the louvered windows, etc. The bathroom was dirty and in need of repairs the room was dingy and old but worst of all, the beds were rock hard (junk). If you plan on drinking your holiday away then I suppose the aesthetics (lack of), won't bother you... Oh, and the claimed "gym" is very run down and the best quality about it was the full length mirrors where wanna be Arnie's could pose to their teeny hearts' content :) Finally (since I'm on a roll), the desk clerk, upon check-in, offered us discount coupons (25% off) for the restaurant next door). We went there for supper, showed the coupons ahead of ordering, ate the meal and when it was time to pay, quess what? The coupons weren't honoured. Apparently they had told the hotel to stop giving them out (a week earlier). When we asked the clerk at the hotel what was going on he responded with "why yes, they aren't good anymore, who gave them to you?"... (he had of course, dufus!).

After one night in surfer hell, we walked down the street to the Chez Ines which, for an additional 100 pesos per night, was far superior in all regards and is were I will stay upon my return.

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2004

I've been in Puerto Escondido several times and even when there are better hotels than this, this is the one I prefer. Of course there are cheaper (lower) hotels too but at a the low rate of $ 25-40 USD depending on the room type, you cant complaint. The pool, the personnel is nice, you have a GYM, bigger rooms with kitchenette, minfridge in some rooms, all very simple, some rooms don't even have a wall so feels like you re sleeping on the open air, Beware of the mosquitoes (bed nets provided). And the perfect location, right in the middle of Zicatela beach, one of the hottest spots for surfers wolrdwide.

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Reviewed 1 June 2017
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Room Tip: En general es un lugar muy tranquilo
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 August 2016
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Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 March 2016
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2013
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle del Morro s/n, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #23 of 47 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Price Range: $95 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bungalows Santa Cruz 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bungalows Santa Cruz is composed mainly of 2 Mexican style buildings, conveniently located in front of two beautiful beaches, Marino & Zicatela, the hotel offers 20 comfortable and spacious bungalows, decorated with a contemporary Mexican style that provides a warm and cozy atmosphere, these rooms have an independent bedroom with 2 double beds and 2 sofa beds in the living room, the room facilities include: Dining room, equipped kitchenette, cable tv, safe security box, wireless internet, the swimming pool and kids pool allow the visitors to relax while they enjoy the most beautiful sunsets of the Mexican Pacific. The hotel is located just 5 minutes away from The International Airport of Puerto Escondido and 3 minutes from Downtown. ... more   less 
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