La Quinta Troppo
What We Love
- Lazy afternoons swinging in the hammocks on guestrooms’ balconies
- Small, intimate vibe
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The nearest beach, Playa La Ropa, is a four-minute walk away
- Children under 15 are not allowed
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
On a hillside overlooking one of Mexico’s most picturesque bays, La Quinta Troppo is a tiny inn that’s big on charm and style. All nine rooms have traditional Mexican furniture; the palapa-topped atrium is an ode to the surroundings. Breakfast is served on the sun-bathed terrace each morning, and days are spent basking by the pool, sipping margaritas on Playa La Ropa (around a five-minute walk away) or heading out to fish, surf and explore the nearby village of Zihuatanejo by the sea.
Bed & Bath
Cool and peaceful, the inn’s rooms are spacious with carefully arranged traditional Mexican handicrafts, kingsize beds and air conditioning (in most). Large balconies overlook both the narrow, deep swimming pool and Zihuatanejo’s gentle bay, considered to be one of the prettiest in Mexico. Private balconies have low-slung crochet hammocks for whiling away the afternoon and admiring the surrounding Sierra Madres mountains.
Breakfast is served on a sun-baked terrace and there’s a fully stocked honor bar for soft drinks or cerveza whenever you please. While the hotel isn’t directly on its own stretch, there are five only a few minutes away, and staff will organize in-room spa treatments with advance notice. But for the quiet crowd the inn attracts, the best perk of all is the natural peace, privacy and poolside relaxation.
How to Get There
La Quinta Troppo's unassuming entrance yields way to a tranquil upstairs living room with a commanding view of La Ropa Bay framed by a palapa roof, expertly chosen and well placed Mexican artifacts, artisanal pieces and books. The effects piques the senses as it relaxes the mood.
This sensation is of calm intrigue accompanied me as I spied each room uniquely decorated to express Mexico's beauty. My favorites were the huipiles, shawls and necklaces displayed on some walls, a fitting recognition of Mexican textile art.
Each room opens onto a balcony - or is a balcony viewing the bay. The common spaces give way to views of the water, immersed in gardens with the rumor of water pouring from stone carvings into a pool.
The food was served in a patio encircled by plants -always fresh and beautiful invited me to each too much and the conversation to linger. The shrimp tacos, are not to be missed, but breakfast with homemade jams easily competes. Quinta Troppo's staff is a testament to the quality of ownership, with years of service, the smart and engaged Fran, Erica, Olga (and the rest) instinctively predict clients' needs and make for a wonderful stay.
My first time in Mexico, what a TREAT!!! La Quinta Troppo welcomed us with open arms and rose pedals on the floor and bed. The most beautiful room, if you ask me, is La Ropa. When we returned from a busy day of Horseback Riding on the beach, Snorkeling in the bay, ATVing or Zip lining thru the Jungle, participating in a Mexican Fiesta, swimming in the warm Ocean, relaxing on the white beaches, having a great dinner or learning how to Scuba Dive, and where completely exhausted from having an overall GREAT day, it was so nice to sit down and relax on the comfy daybed in our room. At night, holding a ‘Welcome Margarita’ in your hand, feeling the cool ocean breeze on your face blowing thru your hair, listening to the waves rolling on to the beach, watching fishing boats twinkling in the bay, having your special person right next to you, priceless!!!!! Waking up to the sound of birds, the Sun shining in your room, the morning breeze coming of the ocean and freshly made coffee, juice and fruit ready for our consumption, was unbelievable. The service at La Quinta Troppo was excellent! No matter what your heart desires, just ask for it and everyone will go out of their way to get it for you. I have never encountered such personal service and attention to detail at any Hotel in all my years of travel. The food in Zihua, as the locals call Zihuatanejo, is excellent! Fresh fish, great steaks and unbelievable desserts await you no matter where you dine. The people are friendly and the town including the beaches are not overrun by tourists. Every Saturday and Sunday night the town meets at the ‘Basketball court’. The central location of all that happens in Zihua. It is located right on the beach next to the Harbor. About a 15 minute walk from the Hotel, all downhill. Local bands play music, games for the kids, homemade ice-cream, Fish on a stick, margaritas, local vendors selling local crafts, you name it, it is happening. We where only there for 8 fun filled and romantic days and I can’t wait to go back. I would recommend La Quinta Troppo to anyone that would like to be pampered and have an amazing time visiting the sites and attractions Zihuatanejo has to offer! Thank you to all the staff that made our vacation Perfect :0)
This is a beautiful place with good access to all the amenities in Zihuatanejo. The staff was very freindly and attentive to our needs and the food was fabulous! I would highly recommend this accomodation to anyone wanting to enjoy authentic Mexico without all the tourist trappings of the more popular destinations.
We usually travel simply and do for ourselves. This time we decided to splurge and it was perfect. Lee has put together a staff that knocks themselves out to please. Every morning one goes down to the patio to brewed to order coffee, fresh fruit and posteles. There are also eggs and meats available.
The bar is always open and you can help yourself if no one's around.
There is gorgeous art and flowers everywhere. The pool is long, lovely and peaceful.
We stayed in both the master suite and one of the premium open air suites. Both were extremely comfortable, with lots of little touches.
My husband and I finally had a chance to return to this perfect little hotel after too many years. It is beautiful and peaceful. We prefer being on the hill overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay because the view out over the palm trees is gorgeous and relaxing and it is just minutes down to La Playa Ropa. We love the coffee waiting outside our door in the morning, the breakfast with fresh orange juice and fruit on the veranda by the bougainvillea, the refreshing pool, reading on our own patio, the petals on the bed at night, and the crazy chachalaca birds waking us up in the morning. The staff is very nice and helpful in every way. We found the streets and beaches of Zihuatanejo cleaner than in years past (our 4th trip over 25 years). We enjoy the town -- the crafts, the market, the fishermen coming in with their catch. A wonderful dinner splurge is La Casa Que Canta, where you watch the sunset from high above the waves.