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Review of Brisas Del Mar

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Brisas Del Mar
Ranked #116 of 127 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Gatineau
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stay away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2011

We stayed at Brisas del mar for 2 months. well situated , beautiful view and reasonable prices for a studio but:1). quality of studio is appalling, mattress was rotten ( was changed) , cuisine with 2 cheap forks 2 spoons/knifes a coffee maker and frig . I asked them if the room was vandalized !. Our bathroom smelled very bad from people smoking next door. 2)The rooms are cleaned each 3 days but the towels and sheets are often with holes and or burned.In our opinion every piece of equipment should have been changed months ago if not years but the owner is cheap, very cheap and the local staff people are working with empty hands ! 3). the Hotel can be very noisy and you should buy some kind of ears plug. 4). The front access to the hotel is 172 steps up, so you need to be are in reasonable shape , the back acces is ok but you have to walk on the main road 10 minutes to access downtown streets.5). the hotel has No clean water and you buy those 5 gallon water container at the desk each 3 days or so.
6). Most exterior chairs on the main deck were broken .7). Smoking is allowed everywhere and dogs run free on the main balcony 8). the studio balcony is large enough specially if you consider that there was nothing on it ( no chairs or table) . the staff went to the next door vacant studio and transferred chairs/table. 9. When we arrived the room was not clean .10).At arrival, I asked the hotel staff and they told me that there was no indication of payment ( depot) on their record but I had a copy of a receipt from the previous manager ( was fired ) .

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Marc44
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2011

I have stayed for at least 5 weeks every year for the past four years and have always found this hotel to be simple but comfortable. This year, however, the owner, who is known to be very cheap, has gotten rid of the manager and desk person. No one is running the place and it shows. No one to answer questions, etc. In fact, they have a person at the front desk who speaks no English. This is an odd choice because the only guests are American or Canadian. Things need repair badly. The outside deck is beautiful but needs painting. The rooms are clean and semi-comfortable but certainly need new furnishings. Such a shame as this was a great bargain one block from the beach. I would recommend this hotel as long as you aren't looking for luxury. Many long term guests say they are not coming back next year.

Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Ohrr
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2010

While not the top of the line hotel, you aren't paying a top of the line price. The apartments have a bedroom, kitchen/living room, and bathroom. All rooms have a balcony that faces the ocean. Management is great. Friendly and they try to accommodate you. The manager is the nicest and most helpful guy you'd ever want to meet. Even will give you a ride to town if he's going that way. I have stayed there for three years in a row and plan on many more. Who lives in their room anyway? Are you there for the beach and the views or to sit in your room? Rates are $500 USD a Week!!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ohrr
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midwest
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2010

Recently stayed at Las Brisas and we were horrified. The filthy bird cage in the lobby should have been the clue. The first night we had no choice but to stay in the"hotel" room we had reserved. We were then able to move to a renovated condo which was an improvement however drawbacks remained. The pool deck offers wonderful views of the bay, however the pool does not inspire confidence in terms of cleanliness. Over the period of one week I did not see anyone use the pool. Our condo was attractive but not well maintained. I would never recommend this hotel/condo.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank kbcw
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Dallas
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2009

Rented an individually owned condo in the condo portion of Brisas Del Mar. Each condo has different amenities and ours had been completely renovated. We had access to the pool deck and terrace of the hotel which has an incredible view of the bay and the city.

The condos and hotel are several flights of stairs to the beach and shops and restaurants. This was not too difficult and there are landings to break up the climb up and down.

The hotel definately looks like a no frills place when you drive up for the first time. If you are looking for five star luxury, than this might not be for you.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
3 Thank JeffDal
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2009

This was one of the only properties available for New Year's that I could find near the zona romantica/old town and playa de los muertos, which has a very gay friendly environment. The Mexican locals were accepting and welcoming; the straight tourists tended to understand they were in a gay-friendly zone. I stayed for 5 nights. Although Brisas Del Mar cost twice the price of a regular night's stay due to the holiday, it was reasonable for what it offered--a pool, patio, incomparable views of the ocean, a working kitchen and the location. A full breakfast buffet was available for purchase at 60 pesos, about $5, made by an very friendly woman. The room was clean, but needed some refurbishing (especially the bathroom) but it was OK. The comments others made about the stairs are true--there are a bunch in order to get to the beach, but it wasn't a problem for me, and the view from the hotel was worth the climb.

  • Liked — view
  • Disliked — bathroom needs makeover
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank gilead
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Oaxaca, Mexico
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285 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2008

This hotel and condos are on a steep hill above one of the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta. If you are an every day beach person and do not mind climbing a lot of steps, this is an okay place. The building is very dated and needs repair but the rooms are clean and staff friendly. Do not pay more than $50 a night for the value.
But, beware, if you go out of season particularly after the rainy season, the building and outdoor areas are covered in dark mold and the roof bar and pool area are not open.

Stayed October 2008
Helpful?
Thank springstraveler
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Additional Information about Brisas Del Mar

Property: Brisas Del Mar
Address: Privada Abedul 10 | Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48399, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#55 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Brisas Del Mar Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Brisas Del Mar Puerto Vallarta

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