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“Second stay at Brisas del Mar”
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Aura del Mar Hotel
Ranked #2 of 78 Hotels in Zihuatanejo
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Leicester
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“Second stay at Brisas del Mar”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had a great 3 days at Brisas del Mar, the only hotel we have ever stayed at twice after a previous stay in 2008.
The ambience, the views, the cleanliness are fantastic. The location and access to the beach are great and within a short stroll there are lots of little places to eat very good food at reasonable prices.
We also enjoyed a fantastic massage this time (we nearly missed out as the reception had put us down on their list but forgot to book it; the 2 masseuses though were fantastic and came back from the market...).
All in all a very good experience again! Thanks!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very comfortable beds, bay views from every room, friendly and accomodating staff, warm and roomy swimming pool, and a fine restaurant/bar right on the beach (one level below the pool). I could go on and on, but you get the idea.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lawrence, Kansas
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

After my last negative review, I was contacted by the owner of the hotel, Eva, who was entirely apologetic and appropriate. She offered a very generous "reparation", and we just returned from our most recent trip to her hotel. We are going again in February, by the way.

The hotel was back to how things were over the last six years. Friendly, competent service, and very nice rooms. Our friends, who came with us, were very pleased with the accommodations. Our only concerns, which are somewhat tangential, are the mildly pushy concierge who frequently tried to insinuate himself in things that were none of his business, and the (traditional) poor service at the restaurant attached to the hotel.

It is my understanding that the restaurant is not actually run by the hotel, but the prices are too high, and the service is frustratingly slow. After breakfast one day, we had to request our check five times over a 45 minute period. BTW, they weren't busy. If you walk either way on the beach, you can get good food, at wonderful prices, and with really good service.

So, in summary, all of the problems we had last time were gone, and we had a wonderful trip. I do note that Eva has put questionnaires in the rooms, and it seems that she has had her staff pay attention to them.

Thanks, Eva! We love to stay at your hotel, and we love Zihuatanejo!

Room Tip: All of the rooms have an ocean view, except for a small apartment across the street. There is one s...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We absolutely loved staying here. The people were friendly and extremely helpful, the rooms large and beautiful with great amenities, the views stunning, the location perfect. Easy access to beach and town. We traveled during high season with a full house but never felt over crowded. Beautiful grounds, beautiful people. We were thrilled with the value. We will be back!

Room Tip: All beautiful with a view. The junior suites are perfect for a couple, and we used our jacuzzi a co...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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cuernavaca, mexico
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7 reviews
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Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Sitting at the pool watching my kids enjoying themselves on the water slide . We will definitely be back. The rooms are Beautiful, beds are comfortable( hard to find in hotels) jacuzzi and hammock on all the balconies. Food is very good but a little overpriced.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Mexico City
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31 reviews
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

This was our second trip back to Brisas del Mar. It did not disappoint! Just as thrilled the second time around - and even better because they now include breakfast!

COMPARISON: We went over to Playa La Ropa one afternoon to visit friends that were staying at VILLA MEXICANA - they were paying slightly more for a much smaller room, uncomfortable beds, and none of the attention/quality/details of Brisas del Mar. The only advantage at La Ropa is that most hotels are on the same level as the ocean, so there are no stairs to climb. HOTEL VICEROY is similar in quality to Brisas del Mar, but double the price. So, without a doubt, BRISAS DEL MAR is still our #1 choice in Zihuatanejo.

NEW FOOD CHOICE: We found a great little restaurant called COCINA ECONOMICA DONA LICHA (Calle Cocos #8). Delicious food at an incredible price! We paid about US$6 per person for a great fish or shrimp dinner. Try the "filete al mojo de ajo" if you like garlic. Also, the "house special" is a "cecina" (slightly salty, tender skirt steak) dinner which was delicious. My daughter loved the breaded shrimp. Pozole on Thursday was also a great value. Get a "jarra" (pitcher) of icy, cold fresh limeade to cool off. (Directions: Drive/walk down to the "glorieta" or roundabout. Go one block past Oxxo, turn right, go to the end of the street, turn right and you're there!)

Room Tip: If you don't plan on using the jacuzzi, the Jr. Suites (w/o jacuzzi) are a great value. Every r...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

The personnel was friendly, the price was decent, the views were amazing, the entire hotel was very clean. The well thought and beautiful architecture provided for room privacy. Loved the private terraces, the restaurant, the bar with the fabulous view of the bay.
What can I say... I fell in love with this place, and will be back. I am so glad I found this hotel right in Zihuatanejo. A paradise.
Gracias.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aura del Mar Hotel
Address: Eva Samano de Lopez Mateos s/n | Playa La Madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico (Formerly Brisas del Mar Hotel)
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Zihuatanejo
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#2 Family Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#2 Spa Hotel in Zihuatanejo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Zihuatanejo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aura del Mar Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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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Brisas Del Mar Zihuatanejo
Hotel Brisas Del Mar

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