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Escrito por Janet desde 188.8.131.52 (c-67-165-117-106.client.comcast.net) el día miércoles, 07 de abril, 2004 a las 18:42:19 horas :
En respuesta a: Hotel Las Brisas escrito por runner desde 184.108.40.206 (216-15-125-165.c3-0.smr-ubr3.sbo-smr.ma.cable.rcn.com) el día sábado, 03 de abril, 2004 a las 21:57:24 horas :
Just got back last night. Spent 3 nights there and at times felt like we were the only ones in the hotel.
You MUST go to the sunset bar. But remember (because I had forgotten) that happy hour 2 for 1 means TWO DRINKS. So if you order happy hour margarita or whatever, the kind waiter, will bring each of you two drinks. If you "share" (you must tell them that you are sharing up front), then you sort of get happy hour prices, but the view is really worth the drink price. (But only during happy hour).
Our room was very basic, but always very clean. The patio was unbelievable. Even at night, laying in the hammock to watch the stars and hear the ocean is incredible.
The hotel is away from the main drag in Ixtapa, and the driveway up to the hotel is steep (and rocky!), but the taxis are plentiful and we had no problems whatsoever getting a 25 peso taxi ride in a moments' notice to town. We saw some die-hards walking the route, but since we weren't used to the humidity we just enjoyed the variety of taxi drivers who agreed that the rocky driveway isn't nice to their cars!
We never ever had a problem getting a spot by the pool, or under a palapa. Service was outstanding. I have to say that the dinner food was not great. But lunch was just dandy. We had dinner at the Mexicana restaurant one night ... we were one of three couples in the entire restaurant. There were more waiters and workers than patrons, but they didn't seem to care. They took great pride in their excellent service. Had better food in town, though. Oh yeah, and don't let the $15 breakfast buffet scare you -- you can order off the menu for very reasonable prices. Just ask!
We would definitely recommend the place. It is very unique in its architecture, and we felt we got a ton of privacy. Be ready to do lots of elevator rides and walking. But we enjoyed every minute.