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Very Good 60 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Location on La Ropa Beach — one of the most beautiful beaches in Zihuatanejo Bay
  • Waterfront palapas and beach-side service at the wave of a flag
  • Suites have private plunge pools and ocean views
  • Intimate six-couse tasting dinners in the romantic wine cellar, La Cava

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • Popular with adults and romance-seeking couples
  • It’s not advisable to drink tap water
  • Best for sun-worshippers who want to spend the majority of their time on the beach or by their private plunge pool
  • On-site drinks and meals, while delicious, are on the pricey side


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Viceroy Zihuatanejo in Zihuatanejo, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from La Ropa Beach, and close to Virgin of the Tree. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of La Madera Beach and Las Gatas Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 46 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort’s room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Villa del Sol Resort – Zihuatanejo
Playa La Ropa S/N
Zihuatanejo, 40880 Mexico


4.5 Very Good 60 Reviews
Thompson's Zihua checks all of the boxes
Reviewed 1 day ago

We have stayed at this hotel through its many iterations, but are pleased with the very positive changes Thompson's has made. An exceptional property that was in need of an update has been transformed. The room renovations are very well done, the appointments are tasteful and attention was paid to the details. The new restaurant menus are quite varied and the food is outstanding - contemporary, but with a Mexican flair. We believe it is the most interesting and satisfying menu in years! We have but one concern, that being the re-location of breakfast from the central palapa to the Hao restaurant, we think that was a mistake. Overall the changes are positive, good to see this wonderful hotel being restored to its former beauty and the significant effort being put into it by the new management.

Amazing stay in Zihua
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent hotel. I've stayed here before when it was under two different ownership groups. The upgrades made by Thompson are great, and I consider this the best place to stay in Zihua. I almost hate leaving this review because I don't want more people to know about it. Service is impeccable, and the rooms and location are amazing. Food is a bit pricey for what you get, but other than that I have no complaints. Do yourself a favor and ask for Juan as your waiter/beach attendant. Tell him Mr. Meece recommended him. You won't regret it. I look forward to returning here year after year.

Hotel has lost its Mexican Charm
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our third visit to this hotel. I have subtracted one star because of the renovation by Thompson. This was a beautiful, charming and imaginatively decorated hotel with stellar service, fabulous food and the best spot on La Ropa beach. The staff is still mostly the same including the fabulous group of waiters at breakfast and lunch and the beautiful spot is,of course, the same. The only place not renovated ( and I’m told it will be soon) is the spa where I had a wonderful massage by the gracious Rosalba in a candle lit room on a a bed with an an exquisitely embroidered Mexican coverlet and fresh flowers. In the rest of the hotel the lovely hand crafted floors have been replaced with boring white tile, the gorgeous local hardwood which was golden brown they painted matte black.The new owners have made the huge mistake of putting speakers on the beach which pound out club music all day long. Zihuatanejo is a peaceful,charming fishing village, not a hotspot for jet set night life. We did not eat at the fancier restaurant but we did have breakfast and lunch at HAO every day and we found the menu to be a bit over zealous in its attempt to be hip....that’s all I’ll say except that if you don’t want bone broth and kale for breakfast, or a coconut avocado bowl, the kitchen will happily make you pretty much anything you want....again a mark of the unchanged excellent service at this hotel. Go into town for dinner or walk down the beach....cheaper and better.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place . This is our second is the hotel . We had an amazing time . The foods and beverages are top quality. All the stall are always willing to help . The beach club like no where else .
Great work Carlos and all your team !!

Another day in Paradise...........
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous property set on the beach with spacious and comfortable bungalows for guests to enjoy. Outstanding service from the staff: Rosalbaa gives relaxing massage and facials. Felipe, Pedro and Juan ensure you have the food and drink of your choice so you can relax in perfect comfort at the beach. Oscar & Ventura cater to your needs for cuisine options, sightseeing choices, organizing tours and basically the whole staff makes sure that your vacation lives up to and beyond your expectations!
If you want to experience a slice of heaven on earth and take back glorious memories with you then go to Thompson Zihuatanejo and see for yourselves. The sunsets you will see from the beach here are spectacular. Bring along your friends and family, leave behind the hustle and bustle of your daily lives and just RELAX at this beautiful resort!