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Camino Real

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Carretera Escénica Km.14 Baja Catita 18 , Acapulco, Guerrero
Category: 4 stars
Restaurants: 
La Vela
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As the scenic highway descends from Las Brisas towards Puerto Marqués, there is a turn into the Camino Real Acapulco Diamante. The hotel is build into a mountainside that comes down to the bay, in a development area known as Pichilingue-Diamante. The hotel is convenient to the airport, and is about a 20-minute taxi ride from the Golden Zone of Acapulco. The architecture of Camino Real is striking, with gold hued stone and canopies over the terraces. Its 157 rooms look out over the bay of Puerto Marqués. The hotel, completed in 1993, was significantly remodeled and modernized in 2007. The architectural design is contemporary, mixing Mexican touches with suggestions of the grandeur of Europe's great hotels of the early 20th century. The Camino Real occupies the whole hillside, starting from the reception area at the top and cascading down the slope, eventually reaching sea level. The Camino Real is part of a chain of 26 hotels in Mexico and the United States owned and operated by Hoteles Camino Real, a subsidiary of Grupo Empresarial Angeles. This Mexican conglomerate has more than 40 years’ experience in the hospitality business, and pursues parallel interests in health, communications and finance.

Hotel Information

Services & Amenities: 

The Camino Real provides the full complement of guest services: valet (laundry, dry cleaning, shoes), child care, travel agency, 24-hour medical standby, 24-hour taxi, business center (fax, copies and Internet), and wireless Internet in the public areas. The tobacco and gift shop sells beach clothing as well as sunscreen and other necessaries as well as locally made gifts and crafts.

Rooms: 

The hotel offers guests 157 different accommodations, of which 11 are suites and 146 are hotel rooms in three classifications (standard superior and Camino Real Club). Most are in the superior classification, with the main difference between standard and superior being the extent of the view of Puerto Marqués Bay from the balcony. All rooms have a private balcony and marble floors, air conditioning and a ceiling fan, satellite TV, a mini-bar and in-room safe.

Dining & Drinks: 

La Vela is one of Acapulco’s most renowned fine dining restaurants, specializing in seafood. Down on the hotel’s wharf level, guests can select from the “Seafood Market” the precise fish, seafood or cut of meat they desire. Specialties include the salmon and sea bass Carpaccio with mushrooms, basil and lettuce; the shrimp gazpacho, and the stuffed, grilled red snapper. For special events, La Vela has a seating capacity of 70. The restaurant is open for lunch at 1 pm and closes after dinner at 11 pm.

La Huerta is a new, international fare restaurant with both buffet and table service, offering guests a spectacular view of the ocean, but in the comfort of air conditioning. It serves three meals daily from 7 am to 11 pm. Additionally, the Camino Real offers 24-hour room service. The menu, mainly international dishes, is placed in each room.

Camino Real’s Pool Bar provides Mexican dishes, snacks and light food, as well as a full array of drinks and cocktails. Service also is provided to the beach. The Pool Bar operates from 10 am to 6 pm daily. The Lobby Bar of the Camino Real has a friendly atmosphere and a great view of Puerto Marqués Bay. Live piano music is provided at certain hours. It opens daily at 10 am and does not close until midnight.

Activities: 

On the premises, guests enjoy the three pools, the spa, the fitness center, and the inviting restaurants and lounges. The “Club Travesuras” children's program (ages 4 to 11) is offered during high season and on weekends, including entertainment, exercise and crafts. The staff can easily organize activities for groups upon request, including crafts and classes (such as cooking, handicrafts, interior decoration, makeup, cocktail mixing, dancing lessons or a fashion show). Options for sports activities include beach volleyball, water polo and aerobics. Off premises activities of all kinds can be arranged through the concierge desk, including the many opportunities Acapulco offers for water sport (water skiing, fishing, yachting and day cruises, parasails, jet-skis, and sailing) and golf. Other amusements, like the “Shotover Jet” and the Bungee jump, are also available.

Health & Beauty: 

Camino Real Acapulco Diamante provides guests a full-service spa, called Spa Miguett. Facials, massages and body treatments are offered daily between 9 am and 7 pm. Reservations are recommended. The spa is managed by a physiotherapist. The exercise facility has aerobic equipment and resistance training machines. It is open from 8 am until 9 at night. The hotel also operates a beauty salon on the premises.

Meetings & Conventions: 

Both the large indoor spaces and the outdoor venues are available for special events, receptions, banquets, business meetings and conferences. Groups of up to 200 attendees can be served. For audio visual equipment, the hotel relies upon Presentation Services, a private company with an office in the hotel. The catering kitchens can support events with drinks, snacks, refreshments, and full meals of all varieties. In addition, the hotel's business center provides logistical and service support for photocopies and projection acetates as well as clerical services and support.

Pools: 

Camino Real Acapulco Diamante is proud to offer guests a choice of three elegant swimming pools. Each has a view of the ocean, and is on a different level of the hotel. One has a waterfall, and another a volleyball net. The third is a children’s pool. During high season, staff will organize interesting games and activities poolside for its guests. The pools and the towel stand are open from 7:30 am until 11:30 pm.

Weddings: 

Camino Real Acapulco Diamante provides wedding planners and beautiful natural locations for a wedding ceremony. If the wedding couple plans the nuptial in a local church or chapel, Camino Real can handle transportation details, as well as lodging for the wedding party, the catering for the reception, music, decorations, flowers, photography, and all the other details of the happy event. The beach terraces, which are at the ocean level, provide a great backdrop for a ceremony and up to 100 guests. Wedding banquets and receptions are best when set within the tropical landscaping of the pool terraces, where up to 250 can be accommodated in the celebration.

Policies: 

• Non-smoking rooms and rooms with handicap access are available upon request.
• Credit cards: Express, Diners, Master Card & Visa. Personal checks not accepted.

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