Good place for non-Spanish-speaking gay men but..
Posted Feb 10, 2017
...it's a bit of a hike down into the Zona Romántica and QUITE a hike back up the hill to the Casa Cúpula. (In fairness, a cab up the hill costs about $US2.5o, tip optional.)
They have a great gym & 2 tiny pools, one "clothing optional."
We felt a bit isolated. Not just because of the "hike" but because the Casa is really 3 houses truncated and not well connected to each other, with lots of stairs to climb. (Not for the the physically challenged.) And no central lobby or area for socialization, except around the "clothing optional" pool, which required lots of stairs to access.
The biggest problem for us, besides the "hike" was the room itself. Electrical outlets were old (mostly not 3-prong) and far-between. There was NO PLACE to put our suitcases except on the floor and no chest of drawers in which to put our clothes. There was not a single chair in the whole room, nor any surfaces to write on, place a laptop or lay out a book or a map. There was a pedestal with a lamp on it, on each side of the bed, but virtually no surface area for anything else.
The bathroom was tiny with old plumbing.
The ONLY ventilation came from the door to the room, which must be left open if you want any fresh air, which we did. The place has excellent security. A/C and a ceiling fan partially addressed this problem.
Bottom line: We felt cramped and isolated.