Las Brisas Trip Report

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Escrito por Karen Z desde ( el día jueves, 10 de marzo, 2005 a las 13:29:02 horas :

Returned from a wonderful week at Las Brisas. It was our first time there, after two visits to the Dorado Pacifico. Las Brisas is wonderfully quiet, with spectacular views from every room. The rooms are not too large, but nicely appointed. However, the lanai is almost as large as the room! We've never stayed at a quieter hotel, with absolutely no noise at night at all. The pool areas are lovely (4 pools), with one designated exclusively for adults. There were always plenty of pool chairs and palapas on the beach no matter what time we got there. Since the grounds are quite spead out, there can be a lot of walking to get around. However, they do have a shuttle from the lobby to the pool every 15 minutes and an elevator down to the beach. The hotel is quite isolated, so we took taxi's twice a day - once going to Zihuatenejo for lunch and then again in the evening for drinks and dinner. We enjoyed happy hour at the Sunset Bar at the Catalina Hotel each evening. They don't actually have an appetizer menu at the bar, but you can request anything you'd like, and the restaurant kitchen will prepare it for you. Our only disappointment was La Escollera, which I thought had gotten good reviews on the board. It is located very high up, with a great view, but the overall ambience was not what we'd expected: plastic furniture, very slow service and mediocre food. There was nothing on the menu about not accepting credit cards, so we assumed using one was OK. When we did, the waiter took it and returned some time later, saying it didn't go through (???). My husband gave him another one, and we got the same story. So I paid in cash. Both cards worked just fine the rest of the week, so obviously they weren't being up front about not accepting cards. We don't mind paying in cash, but appreciate honesty about the policy. Anyway, we had wonderfull dinner experiences at La Cala (best steak), Villa De La Selva, El Faro, La Casa Que Canta, Il Mito (went there twice), and El Vira's for a couple of lunches. We will definitely return to Las Brisas again.

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