You can spend a lifetime checking out online reviews of places. If you decide on Brisas del Mar I think you will be very happy with your decision.
Location-wise it takes up a hillside all the way down to the beach. So your room has an incredible view of the water, yet you still have access to chairs, etc. on beach level. This was important to us as many hotels in the area are located above the water with no direct beach access. The hotel is located on Playa Madera, which is smaller than Playa La Ropa (about a 10 minute walk away), but is also less crowded with salespeople, etc. It's about a 15 minute walk to town, where you can really get a feel for life in Zihua.
The rooms are Mexican-style-rustic-chic I'd say. Lots of detailed stone work on the floor. Handmade bed adornments. The hotel entry and walkways are rich with plant-life, statuary, a waterfall. Extremely clean. There are quite a few stairs so if you are elderly or have bad knees (or certainly if you are in a wheelchair) this might not be the place for you.
Service was prompt, friendly, effective.
Food was way better than I was expecting. It's expensive for the area, but typical price for US.
Free access to kayaks, computers, book exchange area, gym. They have massage available.
You do get what you pay for. This was the most expensive place I've stayed in Zihua and also the most comfortable. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aura del Mar is a boutique-hotel in a Mexican fishing village, known for its hospitality and privacy. It's the perfect choice to get to know Zihuatanejo, relax and enjoy the sea. We offer a privileged location at the seashore in La Madera beach. Walking distance to downtown Zihua. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brisas Del Mar Zihuatanejo
- Hotel Brisas Del Mar