Villa Carolina Hotel
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LOG ENTRY #6 - Posted in Zihuatanejo
- San Miguel 2 days
- Guanajuato (Wanna wato) - 3 nights
From the last blog entry, we spent a couple more days in San Miguel where we met up with Joan from Prairie Sky and Toni from Revelstoke. During that time the gals all went off to hot springs on one day while the guys cleaned the Westys and did some repair / maintenance type items.
... the tranquility I get from walking in the hills, swimming in the sea, taking the odd yoga-class, or paddle-boarding.
I went out this morning and on my way through the bay to the open sea I "flew" over schools of fish shimmering in the sun that penetrated the water beneath me. As I returned I had a close encounter with a marine turtle (not sure but I think was an Olive Ridley). A pretty perfect beginning to any day!
Too much time ...
... because I'm an idiot), sleepless nights - all this and me thinking I could somehow balance it out with "positive" points by going jogging in the heat, or hiking for hours in the hills... Arrogance. And so the dominos start falling, and me too with zero balance.
But, nothing to do but pick oneself up and dust oneself off and try again! Hopefully wiser this time and humbled!
So I'm not allowed salt, sodas, wine (oh noooo!), ...
... example, and more than once! Basically everything was top notch. We had the "Grand Suite" and it was absolutely exquisite. The service, and food, and EVERYTHING was totally amazing and out of this world. I don't think I've ever showered with a more enchanting view. Or had a luxurious ...
... at the porch of a giant deliciously haunted mansion. Push the door just a little, and slowly it opens up, creaking, you sense sparkles in the air. Step inside to find a huge assymetrical hallway, high ceiling, winding stairs in all directions, a world of Tim Burton, Hitchcock, Spielberg, The Grimm Brothers, Guillermo de Toro, just to name a few. Doors and spaces are open in all directions, you can go up to the attic, down to the basement, there's ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Carolina Hotel Zihuatanejo
Just back from Villa Carolina, the room was amazing & we were treated as though we were guests in their home. Every request was met immediately & nothing was ever a problem.
We just completed a 12 day stay at the Villa Carolina. Our accomodations by far surpassed our expectations. The pictures on the website are lovely...but in person this place is fantastic. We stayed in the master suites. Everything was elegantly decorated and designed. You had the luxury of enjoying the open air room or cooling off in your airconditioned bedroom. We were able to view both the garden suites and the grand suite as well. The garden suites, although they don't have a view, have the same attention to detail. We also stayed a few nights in the Grand Suite, it is a must see...words cannot explain how lovely this spot is, a great choice for 2 or more couples. We enjoyed visiting with the other guests, many of them repeat customers of Villa Carolina.
We have been coming down to Zihuatanejo on vacation for over 18 years and have stayed in several hotels here. A few years ago we found Villa Carolina and have been staying here ever since.
Loved Villa Carolina
Our stay at Villa Carollina was the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. Everything we could want was at our finger tips or a block walk to the beautiful Playa La Ropa Beach. The Staff was happy to fulfill all our requests including making arrangements for daily massages in our room and dinner reservations nightly at some of the area's incredible restaurants. Villa Carolina is one of the best kept secrets in Zihuatanejo. We have talked so much about our stay at Villa Carollina that several friends are planning to go back next year with us.
Best Place in the World
I have vacationed at Villa Carolina for the last 4 years. It's a beautiful place with a penthouse and 2 bedroom suites with a jacuzzi. The resort also has 4 garden suites (my favorite) super acomidations. Beautiful pool very private. Staff is excellent. Built only 5 years ago. I have stayed at many vacation spots in Mexico and US and this by far the very best.
Mr. & Mrs. Gale Astles
My sister and I stayed here for 4 nights recently. The room was very nice (we had a master suite) but very very noisy! Villa Carolina is directly on a busy street and tucked inside a residental complex as well. Since the place is open air - we heard everything (both day and night)...from the cars on the street to the kids in the apartment complex nearby. The staff was out scubbing the pool deck at 7:30am with no regard for how much noise they were making...it woke us up. There's no real view of the bay - only the tops of the buildings around you. Like the previous person said - they offer nothing in terms of activity information and are completely disconnected with the beach in terms of chairs, etc. Since it was our first visit to Zihua I wanted to get a nice place but was completely disappointed. My opinion is they're WAY over priced for what you get.
My wife and I just finished a week (late July-early Aug.) at Villa Carolina and we had a wonderful time. It is a small hotel with only six suites but what suites they are! Four are at pool level and are very large with king beds, ceiling fans, a small kitchen, and a big bathroom.
LOVED this hotel. We stayed in the suite and it was paradise. We would take a dip in our private hot tub (really more of a cold tub) morning and night. The hammock was perfect for reading and relaxing. The room was spacious, well decorated and comfortable. The lighting was soft and in the evenings created wonderful romantic atmosphere. We brought cds to listen to. We bought fruit (mango, banana, pineapple) from the market and ate it every morning. The staff really makes your stay memorable. Will stay here again! I think the website does not do the hotel justice, it is much better and beautiful than shown.
Just returned from 5 days at the Villa Carolina and we could not have asked for more tranquil or spacious accomodations. Being the off-season, we had the hotel to ourselves but even if the hotel was full, your stay would be peaceful. Each suite is like having your own casita. The attention to detail was impressive and the staff was incredibly gracious. We frequented the Villa del Sol (across the street) for dining and their gym, and noted that our accomodations were just as lovely for a fraction of the price. Yes, they have the views and their own beach, but you will pay dearly for it. I would certainly return to the Villa Carolina again!
Villa carolina was paradise
My husband and I and another couple stayed at Villa Carolina in April 2002 for a week in paradise. If you are looking for a quiet romantic setting this was the place. The proprietors Frank and Tim, and their staff couldn't have been more accomadating. The Villa was within walking distance of many local establishments and the fabulous La Ropa Beach. We have traveled a great deal and usually without duplication of destination, however this would be the exception we'd go back in a flash.