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BRIC Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28th Street | Entre 5 y 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #42 of 200 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lucky to get a room!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

This is my first time staying at the BRIC and my husband's second. He stayed here 6 years ago when it was the Parisma Caribe and remembers the owners cooking breakfast and manning fhe front desk! We were both very, very happy with our stay and I can echo many of the comments posted already. Patti truly does make the best pancakes and is very patient if you are practicing your Mexican Spanish. We were unfortunate to have room 25 (balcony over busy Calle 28) but did not have to share the inside balcony with anyone so still had some great times sitting outside. I would recommend room 25 if you wanted a little more space - it seemed to be slightly larger than any of the others. All of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly - even the poor overnight security who kindy said "buenas dias" every morning at 6:30am just before the end of his shift. Quiet, clean and simple - that's exactly what we were looking for. The free Internet is a really nice touch but wasn't availabe all of the time (faulty keyboard). Also, be sure to bring your own hair dryer and don't worry about beach towels - this great place provides them. Highly recommended and will definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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duluth mn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

wrote review last year that said fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. the BRIC was again all that and even better. the value, the personnel, the convience, location are perfect. i have been going to mexico for close to 30 years and this is really a most wonderful place to stay. Abril, check in and front desk always always smiling, happy and most important of all helps with anything you need or want. the rest of front staff are just as nice and always checking that all is well. patti, still makes pancakes that float and her breakfasts can keep you going all day. quiet at night and secure. 1/2 block to 5th ave and 2 to the beach (5 min). if you are going to playa - this is the place you want stay at if you can get a room. check out there site. pictures are very very accurate. only 14 rooms in this boutique hotel but if you get one it will make your vacation. can contact me if desired at bhondablue@q.com

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

What an amazing surprise! We stayed at the Bric hotel for a week and have enjoyed every minute of it. The grounds are well maintained and the whole area looks like an oasis. Our room is clean and the balcony is a nice area to sit out, enjoy the breeze and have glass of wine in the afternoon. The staff was very attentive and accommodating and always made you feel welcomed. The hotel is ideally located within a few minutes walk to 5th avenue and close to all the fantastic restaurants. Mamitas beach is just a short walk away. It‘s a great hotel, good value and we will most definitely stay here again when we go back to Playa del Carmen.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is my 2nd stay at The Bric and it has not lost it's charm! The rooms were very clean and well maintained just like the beautiful courtyard. The staff just as helpful and caring. I was very ill one day and the cleaning lady was wonderful to me. Abril was her usual cheerful self with that welcoming smile and accommodating way. I enjoy being a short distance from 5th avenue and still being able to enjoy some quiet at night. Thank you for a wonderful stay .... I will return!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area very close to 5th Avenue and the beach. Rooms are clean and simply decorated, good shower pressure and hot water, beautiful pool area (although pool looked like it needed cleaning from plant droppings.) We particularly liked the terrace. Breakfast was good, but like previous reviewers have said go early because items did not seem to be replenished. The staff are friendly and accommodating. If you need a wake up call they will knock on your door as there are no phones in the rooms. This is a great value and we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nanaimo, BC
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Very close to 5th Avenue, shops and many restaurants, yet very quiet. The beautiful Playa del Carmen beach is only a 6 minute walk away.

The Bric is clean and affordable. Small pool and seating area with palm trees and shade.

Pati's breakfast is excellent, and she is very friendly.

All the staff are helpful and friendly, particularly Abril at the front desk. She will help you plan your day trips, and she speaks excellent English.

It is very safe, with a locked gate and security attendant all night.

I have stayed a the Bric Hotel twice now, and would be happy to return.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

very good location,near 5th but far away from noise. Very neat and clean ,nice and helpful staff, good value for money, would return

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 28th Street | Entre 5 y 10, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#62 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BRIC Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BRIC hotel, formerly known as Prisma Caribe, offers 14 charming hotel rooms in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, each with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and full services including concierge, WiFi Internet and pool.Situated in the heart of Playa del Carmen on 28th street, only steps to the World famous 5th Avenue and Mamitas Beach Club. Enjoy the luxury of staying in the heart of Playa del Carmen, experience the excellence of service pledge from our staff all at an affordable price. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Prisma Caribe Playa Del Carmen
Prisma Caribe Hotel
BRIC Hotel Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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