Las Brisas Ixtapa
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- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionWhile the Las Brisas is a great resort it is not your full all inclusive. Yourmeals and drinks are included but there are no watersports or activities. The food hereis excellent and lunch and dinner are all a la carte. This resort is quite large, sobe prepared to walk and do some stairs. The rooms are very nice, all withocean views and big balconies. Be carefulto read what is included and not included in your package as you must sign foreverything you order and if you sign for something that is not part of your package,you will have to pay at time of check-out.
My wife and I are in our late 50's and are not looking for the party scene, we want to relax with all the amenities. This all inclusive has it all; a great beach, super food, every room has an ocean and sunset view, away from the hustle of the hotel strip in Ixtapa, and wonderful accommodating staff. The hotel is an easy walk to Ixtapa (15 minutes) and a short bus or taxi ride to Zihuatanejo. Be advised that there are numerous stairs to climb during the day, the hotel has elevators but stairs are still necessary to access some of the areas of the complex. The hotel is situated on about 10 acres of land with numerous trails that are enjoyable to explore.
My wife and I checked in early evening. When the bellman brought our bags to the room we asked him to have two extra pillows and extra coffee cartridges for the coffee maker sent up. After unpacking we went to the Bellavista restaurant (in the Hotel) for dinner. The extra pillows were delivered while we were eating. The next morning my wife discovered a cosmetic bag with her makeup was missing. We alerted the front desk who sent security to visit us in our room and fill in a report. At that time security requested we double check that it was not accidentally left at home when we return and advise by email. We have returned home, thoroughly checked and it was not accidentally left home. My wife recalls seeing it when she unpacked so it must have gone astray while we were eating dinner. I have emailed the hotel twice without a response. The second time I added the sales manager and the reservations manager. Apparently they don't care. I feel the complete lack of response is disgraceful.The hotel makes a good show for security with guards always visible, and closely monitoring cabs coming and going. I now believe it is all just a show. They do have a typical in room safe but it will only hold a limited amount.The hotel is in a nice location with attractive facilities but if I cannot feel safe leaving things in my room, I will not return!
I came to the Las Brisas Hotel for a Business meeting in 2005 and I was very impressed by the architecture and the facilities. I returned this year with my wife to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We were both very pleased with the hotel facilities, the private beach and the friendliness of the staff. This hotel is a gem and we would not stay anywhere else in Ixtapa. We are planning to return next year with our children.
We booked the Brisas Beach Club at Las Brisas Ixtapa. Beach club offers a full breakfast and a cocktail hour between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Alejandro and Pedro are very very attentive during happy hour and at breakfast. The best thing about Las Brisas is the beach. There are plenty of palapas and itâ€™s semi private, so there are no vendors present. Staff waiters will appear every once in a while to see if one wants to order drinks or food. Taxi rides into Zihuatanejo or Ixtapa range from4 to seven dollars. Tours are available through the concierge. Our favorite was the sunset cruise. ($65 each includes drinks and small dinner)The staff at Las Brisas makes a big effort to be friendly and courteous at all times.
First, let me preface by saying that I plan to return next year. There are some very unique, wonderful things about this place, but it would not be for everyone. If you are American, you need to know that this hotel caters to Mexicans, and is definitely not up to the standards of what some Americans might expect from, letâ€™s say Club Med down the road which is likely full of Americans. I personally liked being in what I felt was truly an authentic Mexican hotel, with stunning Mexican architecture (it was designed by a famous Mexican architect, the "bones" of this place were incredible.) If you appreciate building design and architecture, this hotel cannot be beat. It's just a totally unique design literally built into the side of a mountain. Which ever room you pick, know that you can stand on your patio with no clothes on, and no one would be able to see you, and you would have an unobstructed view of the ocean and the secluded cove where this hotel sits. It's completely private - beach and all. It's almost fortress-like, and would be hard to sneak into this place! Security is tight, and where it is built would be hard for a "stray" to ever get into. So I felt extremely safe. We had a junior suite on the top floor (floor 22) which we loved. Clean, spacious. However, our first room (a deluxe, standard room) was not good, so the hotel upgraded us for no charge to a junior suite. I would only go back to a junior suite, unless the hotel decided to refurbish. The standard room had patio furniture that needed to be thrown away, or at least refinished, and room looked tired. Unlike when I stayed there 30 years ago, the standard room had no plants on the patio. (Junior suite had plants). However, both standard and junior suite had an authentic feel to it and were very clean. By far the best thing about this hotel is the private, secluded beach with huts and incredible service (Sergio, Hector, and Jose took very good care of us, and we constantly had a drink, and bucket of ice next to us with cold water and beer). The beach was inpeccably clean and situated in a private cove. Loved being at the beach all day, and nothing could have improved that part. The big downside of Las Brisas is the food, as others have remarked. We did the all-inclusive package. The buffet lunch and dinner were almost inedible, wasn't even sure what some if it was (signs were in Spanish), and it was at times lukewarm. (If you are used to a cruise buffet, you must lower your standards a lot!). All-inclusive for a week allows you to eat three dinners in one of three nice restaurants. That also gives you 50% off on room service (dinner one night in the room was good.) Loved eating at night at Las Brisas II. You had to walk down a path lit with candles to get to the outside restaurant overlooking ocean. (It had a sort of "Secret Garden" feel to it). We had no less than three lovely waiters waiting on us at all times. Food was fine there - but if you are a "foodie," you might be a bit disappointed. Next time I may forgo the all-inclusive, and eat some nights in town. Las Brisas could easily fix the food problem which many have commented on. Not sure why they don't, and perhaps this explains why there weren't more fussy Americans staying there. I didn't go to Mexico for the food, so was ok with it (other than with the buffet lunch and dinners). A few more comments. Looks like the hotel is being repainted, and there are places they have not gotten to yet. Again, I liked the authentic feel, and wasn't looking for an American-ish hotel, so it was ok with me. The gardens and "jungle" you walked through to get from place to place could use some better upkeep. (I'm a gardener, and was dying to get in there and yank some tired looking plants.). Other comments: The employees are really nice, but the head manager needed some training. I had lost my luggage for 5 days (not the fault of the hotel), but couldn't get the manager to call be back about it to reach the airport that didn't answer the phone. I left her 2 messages, and she never bothered to try to reach me. Also, the hotel does not answer emails. I tried 3 times before I arrived to tell the hotel that there would only be 2 of us instead of 3, and to inquire about our room, but never got a reply. People at the front desk, the bellboys, and severs were all really good, though. No complaints about them at all. Finally, I kept thinking the whole time how my 82-year-old mother would not be able to handle this hotel. Lots of walking, stone steps (how ever beautiful). And if you're handicapped, don't even think if staying here! You'll be frustrated. All in all, despite the negatives, I do plan to return next year. It's a beautiful, quirky, unique place in a unique, quiet setting. Just know that you may have to lower your standards just a bit if you are used to, say, a cruise, etc. P.S. I slept well. Great mattress, pillows, and linens.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Daily buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch & dinner (lobster, shrimp and fine cut meats are extra)
- Room service available for breakfast
- Unlimited Domestic beer & drinks from 11am-11pm and during meals
- 416 rooms in one 12-storey building overlooking a private beach
- 1 Buffet restaurant
- 4Â a la carte restaurants: Italian, Mexican, Seafood and International, (dress code & reservations required)
- Las Brisas Restaurant for dinner (fee)
- 4 bars
- 4Â pools
- Children's pool
- 4 tennis courts
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Meeting facilities
- Golf nearby
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- Mini-bar (fee)
- Coffee/tea maker (fee)
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Terrace with hammock
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids
For the Kids - KidsÂ 5-10 can enjoy supervised Kids' Club.
Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine. Request at time of booking.
Golf Bonus - Receive 20% of green fees at Palma Real Golf Course, a 5 minute drive from the hotel. Transportation to/from the course not included.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Las Brisas IxtapaIxtapa,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa Vista Hermosa S/N, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico
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