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“Old world charm”

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Studios Tabachin del Puerto
Ranked #25 of 48 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
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“Old world charm”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

This was our first time staying at Hotel Tabachin, although we have enjoyed several visits to this wonderful coastal town. After wandering down a dusty alley behind another hotel, you enter a beautiful tiled courtyard with wooden doorways, caste iron gateways and pastel walls In the courtyard there are two long tables where delicious breakfasts are served and comes with the reasonable room costs. The owner, Paul Nunn Cleaver, a well travelled American who settled in Puerto Escondido many years ago is a man of many interests and experiences. He sits at the head of the table engaging the guests in conversation.
The staff is small, cheerful and hard working. There is a family atmosphere here. The rooms are spacious with Mexican tiles, kitchens, screaned windows, ceiling fans and air conditioning. Our bed was very comfortable. The nights were quiet and the hotel is close to the beach and all the amenities. Breakfast was always wonderful, the conversation stimulating. Many guests are repeat visiters and we were made welcome by them, Paul and the staff.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield, Canada
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

We have stayed twice now at the Tabachin run by a charming host who presides over breakfast/lunch which stretches for three hours. The feast is well known in Escondido and people drop in all morning. The rooms are large and extremely comfortable, with sitting and eating areas, kitchens and bathrooms, and balconies to watch the sunset. It is beautifully decorated with tile work and murals and each suite has a character of its own. Staff are so friendly and the premises are spotless. Book well ahead as the regulars are well ensconced.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Millbrook, New York
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

The Studios Tabachin has the reputation in "Puerto" as being the breakfast place. The people here are wonderful and warm. The staff takes huge pride in "their "hotel. Over the years I have probably eaten everywhere in this unique beach town tucked way, way down the Mexican coast. The Tabachin is at the absolute top of the pole.

Today in Mexico few hotels are built with the care of the old fashioned traditional buildings created in the last few decades.

Once these hotels are gone, you will never see their like again. In "Puerto" only perhaps two of the older traditional hotels measure up to the traditional Mexican architectural vision of Paul Cleaver who built the Studios de Tabachin. He has worked very hard for thirty years to create this unique set piece of Mexico's past.

I first came to Mexico in the early 1950's when there were perhaps fifty of these inspired traditional hotels in Mexico. Today there are only a handful. What a great pity. We are all the poorer for this. But the good news is that a few select and exceptional examples of these grand places still exist and THS IS ONE OF THEM!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Acapulco, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

i have returned to tabachin many times and thoroughly enjoy it each visit. i especially enjoy the tile work in the entry way, the new tile floor in the patio. the rooms are tastefully done with many amenities and works of art, antique furniture and comfortable clean beds. it is always a pleasure to sit down with the friendly people that stay there and those that just seem to drop in for breakfast. the waiter, felix, is always charming and courteous and offers friendly, efficient service and lets not forget the delicious selection of food offered. last but certainly not least is paul cleaver the charming host who makes everyone feel special and welcome. i am planning my next trip to tabachin!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We have returned to the Tabachin for many years.
Our travels have revealed no other place like it.
Steps from the swimming bay and the surfing beach,
The food is excellent, the rooms are uniquely artistic the ocean views are breathtaking.
But to us, that is not the good part. The good part is the garden of people that gather for breakfast and conversation.
But that to us is not the great part. The great part is Paul. Paul, the ubiquitous host keeps the conversations going and the information coming.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

I stumbled across this place whilst deseperately searching for a better hotel to stay (I had landed the day before and spent a miserable night at a dump in El Adoquin). The charismatic owner of Tabachin, Paul Cleaver, informed me his hotel was fully booked - but encouraged me to take a seat, offered me a fresh cup of coffee and then went out of his way to help me find somewhere more suitable to stay. A member of his staff made phone calls on my behalf and I ended up at the lovely Flor de Maria just around the corner. But I came back for breakfast a few days later and can highly reccommend the menu and this hotel itself - Paul gave me a glimpse of one of the rooms and it was unbelievably beautiful. Im sure anyone lucky enough to score a room here would be very happy.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Paul is the best host. People come from all over the world and sit down to eat breakfast together. Breakfast is unbelievable. They really and we have returned many times. Phil Rosebrook

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Studios Tabachin del Puerto
Address: Calle de Morro by Zicatela Beach | Apdo. 210, Puerto Escondido 71890, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Puerto Escondido
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 48 Hotels in Puerto Escondido
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer only 6 rooms consisting of three large Penthouse Suites and 3 small studios (which are not very small). All rooms are self-contained units with full kitchen facilities, dining area, air conditioning, wireless internet servince, cable TV and balcony access. All guests are welcome to enjoy our roof top lounging area for spectacular views of the beach, harbor and sunsets. The prices include a splendid breakfast with international, Mexican and vegetarian specialties, containing organic products from our own farm in Nopala. ... more   less 
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Studios Tabachin Del Puerto Escondido

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