My husband, our 8 year old daughter and I stayed at Las Brisas in a family junior suite the week of February 11-18, 2013. If I would have written this review after only staying one night, it would have been much different.
My initial impression of the property was that it is a bit run-down (which was expected based on other reviews) and that the food was horrible. I have no idea why the food was so bad on our first visit to the buffet the night we arrived, but it was. I'm not picky, but I had difficulty finding anything that I could eat. VERY limited selection, Luke warm and no traditional fare (rice, beans and salsa).
I'm happy to report that we never experienced this again during our trip; in fact I actually found the food, especially the desserts, to be quite good.
I have posted a number of pictures under the hotel that show the inside of our room and various views from around the resort.
There are a lot of thorough reviews already posted about this property so I won't repeat what has already been said.
Something that I had difficulty understanding was the difference between the suite and the family junior suite - I think the main difference is the bed configuration. The family junior suite has 2 double beds (although they seemed to be somewhere between double and queen in size) and the regular suites have one king bed. There are a two different suite configurations and I believe the family junior suites all have the balcony in-between the bedroom and living area.
You enter the suite through the living area, walk out to the balcony, and the door to the separate bedroom is on the balcony. The bathroom is in the bedroom. The main living area also has a pull out couch, although it isn't made up and you'll have to request bedding for it.
Some of the other suites you enter through the living area and the bedroom adjoins, with the balcony access and bathroom in the bedroom.
The room does have an iron and ironing board included and the toiletries are very high quality (Gilchrest and Soames), which was unexpected.
My main hint for walking around the resort is to traverse the resort at beach level as a path connects from the sports beach/conference centre all the way to the snorkel beach/base of Mar section. and then head up the hill from the point at the water level closest to your building. We only used the shuttle once and that was to transport us and our luggage upon arrival. Great exercise to walk this resort, but it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to walk if you had toddlers or individuals with mobility issues.
Breakfast is also served at the Mexican restaurant and it is less popular and offers a wonderful view of the ocean
The staff at the resort are very friendly and hard working and we tipped as often as possible. It was pointed out to us that the person who cleans your room is not the same person who stocks your mini-fridge. We decided to leave a little note and 20 pesos in the fridge every day in order to trade a few sodas for coronitas. We managed to get our beer allowance upped to 4/day rather than the usual 3 (which doesn't divide equally between 2 -LOL)
Beach Towels can be picked up/returned at 3 different locations on the resort: pool, snorkel beach and sports beach .
Beaches and grounds are gorgeous and the best part about this resort is that you can find a lounger in the sun or shade... At the pool or at a beach at any time of day. No ridiculous towel games necessary here and I am grateful to not have to pick up other people's towels and toss them aside (yes I'm one of those people who doesn't believe that chairs can be reserved for hours without actual use).
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