4.5
Very Good 239 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The chic white-on-white décor blended with traditional thatched-roof Mexican charm
  • The astounding views of the bay, visible from most points of the hotel
  • Lots of stylish areas for lounging, including the open-air Sky Lounge and white canopied daybeds

What To Know

  • With international air access to Huatulco limited and driving from Oaxaca hair-raising, the town can be challenging to reach
  • There’s a fee for WiFi of around $15 USD per day
  • Breakfast isn’t included in the rate

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Whitewashed Mediterranean-style hideaway on a lofty perch overlooking dazzling Tangolunda Bay

The Lowdown

This sophisticated, Mediterranean-meets-Moorish-style resort is the supermodel of Huatulco, exuding an air of effortless beauty as she looks down from her clifftop setting overlooking lovely Tangolunda Bay, one of nine bays that make up the town. The 28-room hotel, with its distinctive white domes and open-plan lounging areas, is all about decadent living, featuring jacuzzis in each guest room, Arabian Nights-style décor and the Sky Lounge, set at the highest point of the hotel between the mountains and the sea. There are also two pools and a tennis court, for jetsetters who can tear themselves away from cocktails in their clifftop cabana.

In the Area

Much like its southeastern cousin Cancun, Huatulco was targeted for development in the 1980s by the Mexican government as a future tourist destination, but that hasn’t diminished the charms of this community of nine bays on Oaxaca’s ruggedly beautiful Pacific coast. Sample some of the region’s famous cuisine at Terracotta, a restaurant inside the Mision de los Arcos hotel known for its delicious renditions of traditional dishes like tortilla soup and Veracruz-style fish. In the afternoon, tour the bays by boat with Huatulco Water Sports. If golf’s your bag, the Tangolunda Golf Course comes highly recommended.

How to Get There

Quinta Real Huatulco
Paseo Benito Juárez, Lote 2
Huatulco, 70989 Mexico

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 239 Reviews
Not as it appears in the photo's
Reviewed 1 month ago

We were looking forward to our stay at this beautifully described resort and made a reservation with booking.com. Upon arrival they tried to get us to upgrade to a nicer room for a quoted price and we accepted their price. They asked me to cancel my reservation with bookings and we agreed upon a price for the upgraded room. BIG MISTAKE! I was charged for one night stay with booking.com for the canceled reservation, and then the price we agreed upon was changed to 1000.00 USD per night. I did not expect this kind of deceitful behavior from a place with such nice reviews and photo's. One of the reason's I agreed to the upgrade is the front desk took me to the room we reserved and it was not clean and had the TV box laying in the room and the furnishing we very dated and dirty. Do not trust the staff at this place and stay away. It ruined our day and we finally found another place to stay. They also did not have their restaurant open because they said they did not have enough guests to open it. Really? You are away from everything and would have to get a taxi ride to any other place. Please beware of this place!

Fantastic view of Tangolunda Bay
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a wonderful hotel, has the must beautiful scenery, you can see from every room the stunning Huatulco bays, the people working there are amazing, the food is average and its not an easy beach to swim in.

However you can have a wonderful stay, specially if you don't like crowds.

It has everything you need, the place is beautiful, the view magnificent, the personal working there is amazing, it has 2 beautiful, really beautiful infinity pools, 10 minutes from downtown.

I really recommend this place.

Perfect location
Reviewed 2 months ago

This was our second visit. Villa had been updated and was wonderful. Low key, fabulous pool with excellent food at pool bar. Huatulco is not so touristy as some of Mexico. You feel safe ! Taxis and food so reasonable. Only thing we would change would be main restaurant at hotel . All in all great location!!

In a word - dilapidated
Reviewed 2 months ago

This hotel felt old and in need of renovation. The room I stayed in had a window that didn't close properly and was tied with a string. The AC was very loud and indicated a new filter was needed. One of the armchairs had visible food or something that had been left uncleaned.

Very understaffed. On a Sunday morning at 9 am there was no one to provide chairs/towels on the beach. All the other resorts on that beach were in full swing.

Food was average.

The pool was lovely and uncrowded.

With taxes and fees the cost of my room for the night was $278 US. I would expect much more for that amount of money in Mexico.

Beautiful scenery
Reviewed 3 months ago

Everything was great, top notch restaurant and food, great service, but they were lacking personnel, that translated into up to an hour's wait for each meal. Otherwise great rooms and accommodations, not to crowded just perfect.