Price Band: $$
Tags: Beach, romantic, family friendly, kitchen
Price Band: $$
Tags: Beach, romantic, family friendly, kitchen
In a nutshell:
One to Three Bedroom units with kitchens or kitchenettes, great for long stays or relaxed self-catering vacations. Good concierge service, great ocean views, spacious accommodations. Note that the property is located on a hillside and has lots of steps.
This delightful property is a collection of one to three bedroom suites within the Playasol Manzanillo complex, close to the famous Las Hadas hotel. It is extremely well managed, with pleasant and friendly English speaking staff, including a concierge who can help you make the most of your vacation time.
Each suite has either a kitchenette or a full kitchen, and there is a small store on site (large supermarkets are a short drive away, accessible by bus or by taxi – car rental isn’t really necessary here). With the opportunity to prepare a light lunch or a romantic dinner in your suite, it is possible to have an economical vacation here. There is also a nice restaurant in the complex and breakfast in the restaurant is included in the rates.
Within the Playasol complex, and within walking distance of the Dolphin Cove suites, there is a pleasant swimming pool. There are also beaches just a short stroll away, although since the property is built on a hillside there are often several series of steps to navigate. Dolphin Cove Inn is not suitable for those with walking difficulties due to the steep terrain and steps.
One huge advantage of the hillside location is the fabulous views that are afforded from each and every suite. Each unit has a balcony or a terrace to take advantage of the magnificent panoramic vistas. Waking up to see the ocean each morning is a great way to start each vacation day here.
The accommodations at Dolphin Cove range from intimate one bedroom suites for couples to vast two and three bedroom units that could house an extended family. The One Bedroom Suite are some of our favorite accommodations here; it’s lovely to have a separate sitting room to relax in and the double size terraces (equipped with dining furniture and lounge chairs) are a fantastic place to enjoy the near perfect climate.
Every suite has a breathtaking view of the bay. Enjoying a morning coffee on the suite’s terrace is one of the simple pleasures of a stay here. The suites are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans too; and every suite has Cable TV with English language channels. Purified water is supplied in the faucets of the suites; this is safe to drink and suitable for cleaning teeth. If you prefer bottled water, it is available at the grocery store and isn’t expensive.
Note that the accommodations are arranged around the hillside and access to the beach, the pool and the reception area involves lots of steps. This property is not suitable for those with walking difficulty. Car rental isn’t necessary as public transportation and taxis are readily available.
Summary of room facilities
Air-conditiong, ceiling fans, kitchen or kitchenette, terrace or balcony, cable TV
One room suites with bathroom, kitchenette, and balcony or terrace
One bedroom suite
Suites with bedroom, separate sitting room, full kitchen, one or two bathrooms, large terrace or balconies.
Two and Three bedroom suites
Very spacious accommodations with two or three bedrooms, from two to four bathrooms, separate sitting room, full kitchen, large terrace or balconies.
The Standard Suites are very affordable and comfortable accommodations for a couple or even a family with children. They are essentially one spacious room with a bathroom and a kitchenette. The kitchenette can generally be closed off behind doors when not in use.
Standard Suites come with either a balcony or a terrace. Terraces tend to be larger than balconies, but both types of suite have wonderful ocean views. The suites with a balcony can also have an extra bed that is set in an alcove, usually off the hallway, so there is some privacy between the two sleeping areas. Both types of suite come with either a king bed or two double beds.
The kitchenette is furnished with a refrigerator, a basin, and a small hob, so it is possible to prepare simple meals in your suite. What better place to enjoy a light lunch or a sunset cocktail than the balcony or terrace of your suite. The views are magnificent!
Each suite has a bathroom with a shower. Colorful Talavera tiles brighten the bathrooms. The suites are each equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, so you can be assured of a good nights sleep whatever the time of year. For friends traveling together but wishing to have some independence, it is possible to request suites that are close together or sharing a common entrance.
|Deluxe One Bedroom Suite||Spacious bedroom, bathroom, separate living room with full size kitchen, large terrace with table and four chairs plus two lounge chairs
Suite 505 – Master bedroom with 2 double beds and alcove with one double bed
Suite 1005 – Master bedroom with 2 double beds
Suite 1006 – Master bedroom with king bed
|Honeymoon Suite||Spacious bedroom with king bed, alcove with a double bed, 2 bathrooms, separate living room with full size kitchen, large terrace with table and four chairs plus two lounge chairs|
|Royal Suite||Spacious bedroom with king bed, 2 alcoves each with a double bed, 2 bathrooms, separate living room with full size kitchen, double balconies furnished with table and chairs|
These spacious, two rooms suites are ideal for families and would be a great base for an extended vacation. Each suite has a separate sitting room with a full kitchen. Most suites have a double balcony or terrace, accessed from both the living room and the bedroom. Step out of your bedroom in the morning and admire the breathtaking view, then relax with a coffee on the terrace before breakfast.
There are 5 One-Bedroom suites at Dolphin Cove. Suite #505, a Deluxe One Bedroom Suite, is illustrated on this page. The Deluxe One Bedroom Suites all have one bathroom and have a variety of bed arrangements, from one king bed to three double beds.
The remaining One Bedroom Suites have two bathrooms. The Honeymoon Suite enjoys particularly scenic views and a lovely terrace. In addition to a king bed, it has an alcove with a double bed too, so it would be suitable for couple with a child.
The Royal Suite is the largest of the One Bedroom suites. It has a duplex arrangement, with the sitting room and kitchen on the main (upper) level. On this level there is also a bathroom and an alcove with a double bed, and of course a large terrace. Stairs lead down to the lower level, where there is a Master Bedroom with a king bed, a second bathroom, a terrace, and another alcove with a double bed.
|Romantic Suite||King size bed in Master bedroom and king size bed in alcove. Separate living room, full size kitchen,
two bathrooms and large double terrace.
|Enchanted Suite||King size bed in Master Bedroom, two twin beds in second bedroom, two bathrooms. Separate living room, full size kitchen, large double terrace with table and chairs and lounge chairs.|
|Special Deluxe 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom suite||Two Master Bedrooms, each with king bed, two sleeping alcoves, each with double bed, three bathrooms.
Separate living room, full size kitchen, double balcony and terrace.
|Deluxe 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom suite||Three spacious bedrooms, each with a king bed. Separate living room, full size kitchen, large double terrace.|
|Special Deluxe 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom suite||Three bedrooms each with a king bed, two alcoves each with a double bed, four bathrooms. Separate living room,
full size kitchen, large double terrace.
Dolphin Cove has flexible accommodations with two and three bedrooms that are suitable for friends traveling together and larger families. There are 3 suites with two bedrooms, and 2 suites with three bedrooms. The “Enchanted Suite” is illustrated in the photographs.
The Enchanted Suite is ideal for a family with two children, as it has a Master Bedroom with a king bed and a smaller bedroom with two twin beds. It has two bathrooms, a spacious sitting room with full kitchen, and a double terrace furnished with sun loungers and enjoying memorable ocean views. All the rooms are on one level.
The Romantic Suite also has a Master Bedroom with a king bed. A further king bed is located in an alcove. This suite has a lovely sitting room that opens out onto the double terrace, and it has two bathrooms.
The Special Deluxe Two bedroom suite has a duplex arrangement and features three bathrooms. In addition to two bedrooms with a king bed, it also has two sleeping alcoves with a double bed in each.
The Special Deluxe Three bedroom suite consists of the suite above, plus an additional connecting bedroom with two double beds.
In the Deluxe Three Bedroom suite each of the bedrooms has a king bed, bathroom and a balcony, and so would be ideal for three couples traveling together. The suite also has a sitting room and a full kitchen.
At the Paraiso restaurant, every table has an ocean view. This is a great place for casual, inexpensive dining within the resort.
Breakfast is served here every morning and is included in the rate for Dolphin Cove guests. For lunch and dinner, a wide range of options are available, from snacks to fresh snapper and steaks.
The restaurant now has a pizza oven, and pizza can be delivered to your suite. There are lots of child-friendly options on the menu too, including pasta, hot dogs, hamburgers, even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Wine is available by the glass or by the bottle and there’s a good selection of Mexican beers. We found the prices to be very reasonable.
Make your way down to the ocean and you’ll find a sandy terraced area when you can relax in the sunshine and be cooled by the sea breezes. For swimming, there are sandy beaches nearby just a stroll away, and the swimming is very pleasant – the ocean is quite calm in this area. There are several other beaches nearby too, including the acclaimed beach at Las Hadas hotel, which is adjacent to the resort.
Deep sea fishing, water sports, golf and tennis can also be enjoyed within walking distance of the property. This is a great location for the active and for those who just want to relax.
The closest airport is Manzanillo (ZLO), about 20 miles away, and the journey by car takes about 45 minutes.
Dolphin Cove Inn is located within the Playasol Manzanillo complex, on the Santiago Peninsula, adjacent to the famous Las Hadas hotel.