Beautiful beach club, very friendly and knowledgeable staff, favourite hotel of the 5 we’ve stayed at in Huatuco, great restaurants in walking distance, ice cream parlour across the street. Beautiful beaches a short cab ride. Cabs very reasonable.
Feb 10, 2024
This was my second time at the Binni and my husband’s first. The beach club was built since I was there and that alone is worth staying at the Binni. For what we are looking for, there is no place better to stay, but it may not be for everyone. Here is my impression of the various amenities.
Rooms: We were quite disappointed with our original room as it had two double beds. I called down to see if there was a king bed, as I thought that was what I had requested and we were on a romantic holiday, but was told there was nothing available. We were extremely disappointed. We went down to the lobby and were told the only thing they had was a select room, which cost $89 CAD per night. It was quite frustrating to pay that much extra just to get a king bed, but I will say that we really loved the room. It had a balcony where they delivered coffee and pastries every morning, which was perfect for me to go and read while my husband slept in. It had a fridge with some pop and beer, plus liquor bottles. So while it wasn’t a good start, our room was good. The Binni rooms are not fancy, but clean and have everything you need. Bed was comfortable and A/C worked perfectly.
Food: Having stayed there before, I knew the food would be ok, but not necessarily spectacular. We enjoyed the breakfasts and could get eggs/omelettes made to order. We did lunch at the beach club so can’t comment on the hotel lunch. Suppers were ok, but we like to go into town to eat so we only had a few there. We didn’t get to try the A La Carte restaurant as getting a reservation was almost impossible. It is only open 3 nights a week. You have to line up at 9am on the day you want it, but there are tons of other people waiting to sign up too and it is a small restaurant. It didn’t really matter to us, but would be nice if they could come up with a better booking system. People we talked to said the food there was very good.
Other hotel amenities: pool and grounds are beautiful. Drinks are very good at the lounge and all staff are super friendly. Overall service is excellent.
Niru Beach club: If for no other reason, this is why you should stay at the Binni. The beach club is second to none! Gorgeous pool overlooking the ocean, we brought floaties and sat along the wall, staring at the ocean and chatting with other guests. It doesn’t open until 10am so there are no towel games with people trying to save their chairs in advance. We went there right when it opened every morning and got our preferred chairs, but I think there was maybe only one time where all the chairs were filled in the afternoon, so even if you go later you should be banked to find a spot. They have signs saying if a chair hasn’t been occupied for 45 mins they will remove your belongings, but there was no need to do that during our stay as everyone was very respectful. You can go down the stairs for a quick float in the beautiful, calm ocean and then back up for more pool time.
Beach club services: It is so new and clean there. Even the washrooms are spectacular. They don’t do chair service at the pool, but we liked going up to the bar ourselves to order our drinks. The food at the beach club is really good and if you aren’t wanting the buffet you can order standard snack food like, burgers, hot dogs, etc. They have plenty of desserts, but might want to invest in nets or glass to cover them as the wasps tend to swarm in there. There is also a bar down at the beach if you want to order drinks and stay in the loungers down there, but we preferred just going to the beach to swim and then back up to the club. The bartenders, servers, hostesses and everyone at the beach club are so friendly and helpful. They have a shuttle that goes back and forth between the hotel and beach club every 30 mins. Most days we preferred to walk over, but we did use the shuttle to come back a few times at the end of the day and it was really good.
Overall, I can’t say enough about this beautiful place and people. We will definitely be back!!
The Binniguenda Is "Our Go To Destination" Every Winter
(Roberts Creek, Canada)
Feb 09, 2024
We have just returned again from another very enjoyable stay at the "Binni" and the hardworking & friendly staff always amaze us with their welcoming attitudes. The Niru Beach Club has its following and we visited it a few times during our one month stay, but we are most appreciative of the main hotel's location where we spend most of our time (when we are not out walking/exploring nearby Santa Cruz & La Curciceta, and the numerous uncrowded beaches such as Violin, Organo and Conejo, to name a few). Live music can be enjoyed in the evenings @ the beach in Santa Cruz, the Cuban Bar across the street from the Binni, Alfredo's, and some restaurants near the park area in La Crucecita. The management continues their superior quality control of this lovely landmark and we always look forward to seeing our many Canadian friends here over the years... Enjoy.
Jan 18, 2024
We enjoyed our stay at this property. It is small, quiet and the staff was accommodating and friendly. We were a group of 9, infant to 60 years of age, and all had positive things to say, and all of us would stay here again. The beach access was an easy walk, and had a beautiful pool and the beach always had lounge chairs available.
Jan 08, 2024
Our stay at Binniguenda was exactly what we had hoped for… what an amazing experience. Friendly, welcoming, and clean, with incredible local food. The staff were great, and the amenities available made our holiday special. We will return!