We have stayed at Las Brisas twice now and find it one of the most romatic spots in the world, and yes we have some pretty good places to compare it to.
There are so many over priced hotels in tourist areas, I don't believe this is one of them. I think it is a reasonable price for what you are getting.
The rooms do have a need for some updating, but the private patio makes up for it! It is perfect to come back to your room after a day at the beach, or an excursion in nearby Zihuatanejo and take some time to lay in the hammock and listen to the ocean. It is a great spot to reflect on what you did that day and to realize that you actually are on vacation.
To be honest, I never noticed the bed to be hard, but it seems most hotels even in the states need better beds.
The hotel service is impecable, the only time we needed anything, it was there in minutes. The wait staff was also VERY happy when receiving a tip and in my opinion, their hands never seemed to be "out" expecting anything. I think that perhaps some people take their eagerness to make you feel welcome by helping you with your bags or bringing your food to your beach chair as a request for tips, but perhaps we should take a step back and consider that maybe they are doing what most hotels don't do...being hospitable.
We were quick to make friends with the servers on the beach and enjoyed the BEST mango daiquiris ever!
The food: We enjoyed the buffet brunch offered in the Bellavista restaurant and had some snacks down by the beach. I would recommend going to Zihuatanejo for some fresh seafood, it is a fishing village & you can taste the freshness when you eat! We enjoyed Coronas on the beach with a 2 for 1 happy hour ($2.50 for both), that never ended! We ate the freshest guacamole, and found all the locals to be super friendly.
I would as a rule of thumb not eat in hotels, because there is so much out there to see and so many great little hole in the wall restaurants that create the over all cozy, friendly and Mexican feel to the vacation.
The secluded beach at the hotel is wonderful, it is peaceful and beautiful. You truly feel as if you are in paradise. The lobby bar is great at sunset, you are looking out at the Pacific enjoying some music and a refreshing drink.
Finally...when we went to plan the logistics for our wedding, everyone from reception to the beach wait staff and even the host at brunch was genuinely excited. Their was instantly and air of romance in their voices talking about how special they would want our wedding to be.
The bottom line is in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo - everything is so close by, which makes the seclusion aspect of Las Brisas all the more special without being inconvenient. As a testament to this review, soon we will be taking our loved ones to Las Brisas to celebrate our wedding!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled into the side of a mountain and surrounded by tropical vegetation on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mexican Pacific Riviera is where you will find this secluded tropical paradise that offers the perfect balance between recreation and relaxation. A private hilltop entrance leads into a stone courtyard with dramatic fountain, where porters escort new arrivals to the open-air reception area. Bright colors, high ceilings, and keyhole views of the Pacific Ocean highlight hotel's striking architecture. Las Brisas Ixtapa is a particular favorite of honeymooners for its romantic setting and rooms with private terraces, all with ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Brisas Resort Ixtapa Hotel Ixtapa
- Brisas Resort
- Las Brisas Hotel Ixtapa
- Brisas Ixtapa
- Las Brisas Ixtapa Mexico