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Tijuana, Mexico
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Stayed on August, 2011. Totally new/different experience for me. The "Arquitecto Inn" is a relaxed-rustic place constructed around & within nature, right at a beautiful beach... almost felt as if I was camping. I stayed at the "Cactus" cabin. It's on top of a cliff; the view is incredible! Roof, windows and doors are all made of bamboo and palm... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This is my second time at el arquitecto. Last year I stayed at las estrellas (hanging beds on the top of el arquitecto' little hill) which was absolutely incredible as a solo traveler: wonderful views, the sound of the ocean waves, comfy beds. This year, I returned with my fiancée and booked a room for the two of us. The... More 

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Haywards Heath, England
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

Tried to book a room here before we left Puerto Escondido but they told us we couldn’t we would just have to turn up. So we jumped on the bus and arrived here about 2 hours later. The reception staff made zero attempt to speak English, we are trying to improve our Spanish and try to communicate but most places... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I have been there several times. I like the closeness to the ocean. Also the fact of the natural spaces in which the rooms are built and the creativity with which this was done to respect nature at its best. Also the fact that there are spaces for young people travelling with a small budget. We can share and enjoy... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Let me start by saying the staff wasn't as bad as the reviews suggested. We loved the idea of the place and the location. The rooms were charming and it was lovely waking up to the sunrise. Besides the sewer smell and the construction that begun at sunrise, the bed bug bites all over our bodies was not ok. We... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

This is a good option if you are looking for a relaxing place. Forget about cable TV or luxury. It's what it is... A place for rest... Read.. Man that's it. The bad part is the staff... Is like they don't care about the travelers.. But... Besides that is OK.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed a couple of nights in the dorm. The location is perfect, right by the beach with breathtaking views, convenient to come and go during lazy days on the beach. For the price it was alright, even though the mattresses were thin plastic ones, the linen was badly ripped and the mosquito nets full of holes were an absolute... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 March 2015

Arrived in Mazunte with no accommodation and returned here after seeing 4-5 places. There were some other places that were not as spacious but may have included breakfast for example, but overall we were glad we returned here. Splashed out and got a private bedroom which was open to the elements with simple bamboo walls and palm leaf roof, where... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

We stayed at the Olas cabaña which is like a cave. It has a nice outdoor area in the front with a nice table and outdoor shower. The bathroom is small and there is no division between the shower and toilet so it got pretty messy. We ended up using the outdoor shower instead. Room is clean but towels are... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Overpriced, this place could be amazing, unfortunately, it isn't. With some sleeping options such as estrellas, offering good value for money and a chance to sleep under the stars at 100 pesos per night, due to a lack of availability we ended up staying in 3 cabanas, two of which were sorely lacking and well over-priced. Luna was quite a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Posada del Arquitecto was born in the early 90s, when Mazunte was still a wild, virtually uninhabited beach. There were no access roads at that time. In 1989, Guido, the Architect, who was already familiar with this stretch of the Oaxacan coast, discovered an amazing spot lost in time, Mazunte, where he fell in love with this virgin beach and decided to build himself a house. Many friends from around the world wanted to visit this incredible place, and soon they began to show up. Inhabitable accommodations were required for their comfort. Thus began the evolution, almost spontaneously, of the Posada, starting with a few rustic palapas and cabanas that were built with local natural materials, experimenting with the principles of bio-architecture, while discovering, adapting, and developing the traditional construction techniques in this region - an entertaining and fascinating game for an architect. In 1997, Hurricane Paulina caused severe damage in this part of Mexico, destroying much of the Posada and necessitating repairs and reconstruction. The first cabanas were thus transformed into more solid, safe and comfortable structures, while preserving the minimalist style that utilizes the area's natural, living materials. The overgrown hill that was the setting for the Posada's earliest rustic palapas gradually became a garden. With the passage of time and the collaboration of old and new allies, the Posada del Arquitecto has become less spartan and much more comfortable, without losing the relaxed spirit of a big home where friends are always welcome. We keep striving to respect our surroundings, which is why the cabanas are built in harmony with the original natural elements of this place. Please help us to protect and preserve the living plants and animals you encounter during your stay. Today the Posada del Arquitecto offers its guests/friends a multifaceted experience, including yoga, massage, an impressive view of the bay from the cabanas, and free Wi-Fi connections. The beach is so close that the rhythm of breaking waves will become the soundtrack for your stay.We hope that you enjoy your time with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada del Arquitecto

Address: Calle Rinconcito | Mazunte, Mazunte 70946, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Mazunte
Price Range: RM13 - RM238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Posada Del Arquitecto Hotel Mazunte
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“Go for the "estrellas", the hanging bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 816ozank, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Wifi in lounge and cafeteria only.. no air conditioner in either of our 2 rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 922cynthiar, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“You must sleep on the hanging beds on the top!!!”
  • Just one wall, no ceiling
  • View from my bed to the other side
  • View from my bed to one side
  • The best bed I've ever had!!!
  • Dorm on the top.
 of 5 bubbles MarcelaCorti, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I loved the Cactus cabin; quieter, great views, 2 terraces”
 of 5 bubbles DianaGonCis, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room away from the reception area.”
 of 5 bubbles beckylou7575, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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