More about Gala Huatulco
NEW HOTEL IN CHAHUE ,,,Huatulco Mexico
New 4-star hotel with 12 rooms, each with two double beds and cushioned seating in the corner ; large comfortable rooms, pool, lounge chairs,. internet access, air conditioning, parking , free continental breakfast, snack bar, color cable TV, balcony on each room, English speaking owner, in a very quiet part of Chahue, Huatulco. Across the street from the Best Western. Low season rates-650 pesos for the room and all the above. Low season is from Jan. 15-Easter week, thereafter until July and August. A real Home away from Home.
Recommmended for everyone-short drive to the beach, Santa Cruz, & La Crucecita,.
We have driven in Mexico for four weeks having arrived here from San Cristobal de las Casas. We plan an indefinate stay here, enjoying our first trip of our retirement. Come to Mexico, and to Huatulco. the large pool, with wading area for children, is surrounded by flowering plants. There is also a water slide...Everyday our room is made up and towels on the bed in the design of a swan covered with fresh flowers! The view from our front door is of the pool, and in the background the mountains A great place to relax, enjoy some great seafood, shop, etc.....
huatulco mexico. 9 bays of paradise.
My husband, then partner and i stayed at crown pacific in july 2006, we were amongst the first of the english to stay there as it was new to english tourism that year. The hotel is set in picturesque settings as the described in the travel agents.very tropical. We were on the seventh floor overlooking the rooftop pool. The view was amazing. Thank God for the little yellow trucks that ran 24 hours up and down the hill to take you to and from your rooms. We walked up the hill once during our stay and never again, it nearly killed us, definatly not a hotel for people with any walking difficulties.
The hotel rooms are great, very spacious, clean, and air conditioned. We were extremely dissapointed that the rooms did not have a mini fridge/bar in the room as the bars shut at 11-11.30 and you could not get a cold drink from then till morning and as most of the people we flew out with had prolonged stomach upsets, dehyderation was a concern, as the water
whilst you are told it is clean is not suitable for our delicate tums.
There are no tea/ coffee making facilities in the rooms either so forget that early morning cuppa on the large balcony as soon as you wake, its a hike down to the reception or restraunt for that im afraid. If you take an adaptor for travel kettle you need one with 2 flat pins not the european two pin ones.
Iguanas can be found on the 10th floor roofs during the day if you are lucky and the odd humming bird.
For the ones of us who hate cockroaches, do not walk in street at side of the hotel at night as it is teaming with them around the drain covers. hotel ok tho as they are sealed, thankfully. yuk.
If you are planning on taking children with you on your trip and havent yet booked, for your own sanity look elsewhere.
i have three children 14, 18 and 21 and they would of been bored out of there minds had they of joined us, as apart from the pool there is nothing at all for them to do. There is a small playground for the younger children but it is nothing special. there are no discos clubs etc that cateres for teenagers and the one pc in the reception area that they could use is usually occupied.
The beach by the beach pool is lovely but there is a very strong undercurrent on this section and it is definatly NOT suitable for children at any time.
First couple of days, not to bad but by the third day we were gagging. There is only so much spicey food you can eat.
There was plenty of meat and fish but all of it was in some kind of spicey sauce. you could not get a potatoe of any description at tea time most days but go down for breakfast and you could have both roast or boiled potatoes. Wierd, never seen breakfasts like them.
If you want a cup of tea you have to ask for it as it is not readily available. ta ( tAy ). I am not a tea drinker but my husband said that if you have it without milk it does taste like tea.
There was not a lot of choice for children and the people who had younger ones ended up going out at night to eat elsewhere with them. We were surprised that ice cream was not available for the children but we did point this out to the hotel and on our last day we did see a trolley going round with ice cream on for them. There is a good diner on the corner but the best one we found was in le cruccicetta and it was great.you must try the chocolate mousse if you go. we recommended it and turned up next night to find nearly all the english eating there. it is above the iguana bar near the main square and is called the onyx bar.
overall we had a great time in huatulco but we have been now and as for going back, i don't think we will but we hope you enjoy your trip.
ps. Do not know if it is us or not but we did not find the people very friendly, maybe they are just shy but they managed alright on tipping day. Dulcie however, a young girl who works as a waiteress was lovely and always smiling. great pool areas.
a taste of paradise.
very large rooms, a double bed each.
Better than ever Imagined!
My wife and I needed an escape in May of 2002. We were stressed from planning our wedding, as well as having a new home built. We were seeking serene beauty, with ellengance and the Gala was all that we expected and more. The junior suite was not junior to anything we have seen before. The people were wonderful with so much personality and energy. And of course, we ate like pigs. We have decide to return for our 1 year wedding aniversary in October 2003. That trip set a new standard!
A paradise, it was the best. Definitely will return next year
Just returned from a 4 day vacation and had the most wonderful experience. The hotel is beautiful and super clean. Their customer service is great, their food is very good and different every day. I already have plans to return next year.
great family fun
My family and I enjoyed all the entertainments ammenities this resort had to offer. from the kids club to the sports fishing there is something for everyone. the staff was alot of fun and the service was awesome. We could choose anywhere to have our family vacation but at the Royal Maeva we know we can expect to be treated like friends.
Okay, but I'll go elsewhere next time
Reading the previous reivews for Gala (all 5-stars at that time) we thought we'd found an undiscovered gem. In reality it was an above-average stay, but not 5-star (even for Mexico).The staff was gracious and well-trained. My wife and I speak enough Spanish to get by as tourists, but most servers and desk workers were bilingual anyway. Activities were plentiful, although since we went in October (the offseason for Americans and Canadians), everything was conducted 100% in Spanish unless you did something one-on-one.The food was quite good in the restaurants and the special meals. The buffets were average, but we only had breakfast there most days.The shows each night were forgettable, but since Huatulco doesn't have the booming nightlife of Cancun or Puerto Vallarta, you don't have many other options at times.The main complaint (and reason we would probably go to Las Brisas or Camino Real next time) was the accomodations. We reserved (through Apple Vacations) a king-size non-smoking room. They started us with two doubles non-smoking. We then asked for a king-size, but the only one available was in a smoking room. We tried it and found it to smell okay, but that night we could hear (feel) the thump from the disco until 2am (luckily we brought earplugs). Don't get a room on the lower floors in the West wing if you go to bed before 2am! Our last room was back to two doubles in the East wing, much quieter, but still not what we had originally reserved.Last, the beds and pillows were 2 star at best. My neck and back were killing me from sleeping on the hard-as-a-rock beds and threadbare pillows. Since we tried 3 rooms throughout the hotel, we know that all the beds were crummy. Other couples we spoke with complained of the same thing.Bottom line, its probably the best all-inclusive in Huatulco, but consider a high-end non-inclusive especially if you will be out doing tours in the area and skipping a few meals at the resort anyway.
Our family just came back from Huatulco on the 30th of November 2003. It was by far the best vacation. The hotel was very nice and the people were very nice and were just entertaing us all. My kids enjoyed going to the Galaxy Kids Club and doing fun activities at the hotel. Huatulco was absolutely beautiful. I have been to Maui and we still had more fun here.
1st visit to the Gala Hotel
Just returned from a one week stay at the hotel so this review is hot off the press! Our only other visits to Mexico were Ixtapa (Fontan) and Puerto Vallarta (Embarcadero) both of which were more economical choices but nonetheless very good value for money. This time we decided to splash out and treat ourselves to a little bit more up-market all inclusive resort and were not disappointed! We chose the Gala based upon reviews from this site and have to agree with most of the comments written. Because 7 days can pass really quickly, other than a trip into the little town of La Crucecita, we remained on the property and will save the excursions for when we have more time. In short, the hotel is great, the location fabulous and the staff are the friendliest and most courteous that we have met so far (beach vendors included). The weather at this time of the year is almost guaranteed to be hot and sunny and it was! Other than a few dollars for tips and souvenirs, if you feel so inclined, you do not need to open your wallet for the entire duration of your stay. Rooms were of a fairly high standard, each with an ocean view, a safe and a minibar which was stocked daily with beers, bottled water and pop. The only reason we do not give the resort a maximum score is that we may find one better next trip! The entertainment staff did a great job throughout the day with the acitivities but the nightly shows were not quite as professional as those we saw at, for instance, the Embarcadero in PV. In closing we have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to our friends and, I am sure, return one day ourselves.
Gala is great but Huatulco area is the real star
Gala is great but Huatulco area is the real star. My wife and I just returned from Gala after a one week stay from Jan 18-25 2004. I have rated the gala as average but that does not mean that it was not wonderful. As most travellers to 5 star hotels have come to learn, is that most 5 star in Mexico are a great experience. The Gala is no different, however I have rated it as average. It is average when compared to other 5 stars. A traveller who has always stayed at 3 star and then reviewed Gala would probably tend to over rate the property. I will not go into all of the pluses of the facilities, as again travellers of 5 star know what to expect. Instead I will go into some of the things that can vary from resort to resort . To begin, the atmosphere at day and night is great. During the day the place has a very mixed atmosphere. Gala caters to pretty much all ages. At times things get rocking but then they settle down a bit, only to come back a little latter with more jump. The pool area as well as the beach is always active but not wall to wall people. The view from the Gala is the best I have ever seen. It blows away any Mayan water view as the rock outcrops create an amazing scene.These small islands also keep the water at the Gala quite calm. The beach and swimming area are very sandy with no rocks or shoals at all. The islands do not effect these areas in any way. The weather is unbeatable. Weather websites will show that if you travel to Huatulco during the winter that your weather is a guarantee. The Huatulco coastline is outdstanding. The views of the endless beachs and bays would give Hawaii a real run for its money. The water colour will not match up against the Mayan but again is nicer than Hawaii. The mountain range provides an amazing backdrop to the entire Huatulco area and is really rugged. Its small towns , especially Santa Cruz is a must see. It is directly on the water with some great places to eat or have a drink. Kind of like a mini Playa Del Carmen but without all the hustling of the store vendors. Prices in the area are super. A taxi from Gala to town is 2.50 US. Steak dinner with wine for 2 on the beach will run around 40.OOUS. Drinks during the day will run about 2.00. The town does not offer high end shopping but rather mid priced items to take home. The 9 bay tours are beautiful. We saw all of them as well as most of the 33 beachs within the area. They are a must see.In review Gala is great but only go to Huatulco if you want to experience a truely wonderful scenic experience.If not pick any 5 star hotel on any island and enjoy the hotel life. Feel free to email for any further info.
Excellent Time! A group of 6 of us went in Jan.2003 were all about 24 years old we had a great time even though not much of a night life outside of the resort (only 1 club La Papaya). The hotel disco was small but fun. The hotel it self was beautiful the rooms where nice and clean. The beach is nice, but not beautiful white sand and clear blue water (still swimmable). The entertainment staff was great always something to do. The shows where funny and good. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking to relax but still have a good time. The property was always well maintained. The town was safe and clean. The food was good different theme every night . I think it's a great place and recommend it to anybody. Jen & Sil