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Viceroy Zihuatanejo Resort: Tropical Splendor on a Legendary Mexican Beach

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Rooms & Suites at Viceroy Zihuatanejo
Viceroy Zihuatanejo Resort: Tropical Splendor on a Legendary Mexican Beach

Bedroom of a Lagoon Suite at Viceroy Zihuatanejo.

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Viceroy Zihuatanejo Accommodations: Even the Standard Rooms Are Gorgeous

At 70 rooms, Viceroy Zihuatanejo qualifies as a boutique hotel. This resort is warm, friendly and relatively compact. It is not a sprawling, impersonal hotel where you can't find your room, or walk endlessly, or have to wait for a golf cart.

The resort's 35 rooms and 35 suites are done like sunny white casita cottages, with a private terrace or patio. There really isn't a bad guestroom at Viceroy Zihuatanejo. But ocean-view rooms are preferable to garden-view rooms. And suites, sporting a private plunge pool with an infinity edge, beat rooms.

  • Rooms begin at 350 square feet, suites at 700 square feet
  • Accommodations are individually decorated, and feel homey and comfortable
  • They are airy and hand-crafted, with wood or tile floors
  • The décor is sunny and contemporary; Mexican accents furnish a local sense of place
  • Oversized couches and lounge chairs are packed deep with pillows to sink into after your plane journey or an exhausting day relaxing on the beach
  • Rooms are air-conditioned with ceiling fans; sliding doors open to glorious views
  • Bathrooms have deep soaking tubs
  • From the walk-in indoor-outdoor shower, you can hear the tropical surroundings

Standard room features and tech toys include"

  • Large-screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station
  • In-room safes
  • Robes and slippers
  • Minibars
  • Wifi on the house, a gracious touch
  • Complimentary bottled water, ditto

Specialty Suites at Viceroy Zihuatanejo

The Penthouse Suite is a one-bedroom suite with an irresistible feature: it's raised from beach level and has breathtaking views of Zihuatanejo Bay.

The marble-trimmed Presidential Suite is a rambling 1,600 square feet, with two bedrooms and lounging and entertainment spaces indoors and out.

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