Capella Ixtapa

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A beguiling resort hotel in Ixtapa, Mexico, Capella Ixtapa offers spectacular views, a full-service spa, fine dining, and golf nearby.

Solitude and tranquility. Privacy and seclusion. Romance and relaxation. Set inside a rock cliff above the Pacific Ocean, the Capella Ixtapa Resort and Spa provides a remarkable holiday.

Each of its 59 guest suites are detailed with modern and traditional Mexican touches. Handmade clay and stone meets sleek marble and polished hardwood. Each room has an ocean view and a private terrace with plunge pool.

Fall asleep to the Pacific breeze and the sound of ocean waves. Dine at the three Capella Ixtapa's restaurants and experience modern Mexican cuisine in an intimate setting. Relax with complimentary afternoon refreshments on your terrace, or sample exotic selections at the Tequila room. Book a round of golf or a snorkeling excursion, or stay on-site to savor a treatment at the spa.

With staff who go above and beyond, you can expect the celebrity treatment from start to finish. Here in the lap of luxury, even the most traveled vacation connoisseur will feel spoiled.

Oceanfront Junior Suite

  • Room size: 50 - 63 m2 / 540 - 680 ft2

Junior suite with thatched terrace and a shaded private plunge pool

Capella Oceanfront Junior Suite

  • Room size: 50 m2 / 540 ft2

Features a private terrace, plunge pool

Deluxe Oceanfront Junior Suite

  • Room size: 63 - 83 m2 / 680 - 895 ft2

Junior Suite with private terrace, day bed, non-shaded private plunge pool

Capella Deluxe Junior Suite

  • Room size: 63 m2 / 680 ft2

Junior Suite with private terrace, private non-shaded pool

Oceanfront Penthouse Suite

  • Room size: 85 - 116 m2 / 918 - 1250 ft2

One bed Penthouse with balcony, large terrace, private pool and spacious living room

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  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area
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  • Welcome Amenity
  • Bird Watching
  • Diving
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  • Gastronomy
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Spectacular Location, Great Staff, Yet many improvements desired

Without a doubt Capella Ixtapa is located on the hottest real estate in Ixtapa.

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I had an opportunity to bring a guest, who unlike me, travels most of the year, staying at 5 to 7 star hotels for both work and pleasure.

My review reflects these wide spectrum of experience.

Using Kiwi's rating, I would score 74:
Service: 8
Rooms: 8
Food & Beverage: 6
Attention to Detail: 4
Wow Factor: 9
Architecture & Design: 8
Location: 9

Service: Most of the staff were warm, kind, and willing to go extra mile to fulfill your needs and requirements.

Rooms: I was very disappointed to stay in the "worst spot" with the hotel not very full AND without any Kiwi VIP perks in sight.

It's true that every room has a great view. But one thing that can ruin it all is the proximity to restaurant and the pool.

Quiet star gazing was ruined by the blender from the kitchen and awkward staring from the main pool made things worse.

Food & Beverage: With the main chef, we were met with non-innovative food. Wine selection was average. Fruit selection was terrible. Food price was high and value was average. Though we recommend the Sea View Dining.

Attention to Detail: What makes a 5 star different is the attention to detail regardless which room you are in. Capella Ixtapa failed on this. Staff are not trained to this level yet.

By far, best location at an international level with a perfect harmony with nature and weather. Only thing missing is the private beach, but a quick bike/taxi can get you there.

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Recognition & Affiliates

Capella Ixtapa is part of Capella Hotels and West Paces Hotel Group

Condé Nast Traveler - No.22, Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World- 2012
Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List - 2012
AAA - Four Diamond Award - 2013 & 2014