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BRIC Hotel & Spa
Ranked #47 of 211 Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 29, 2013

I completely forgot to write this review once we returned home from our vacation June '13.So here goes my 2 cents. As the other reviewers stated, this place was great.We stayed here doing the back end of our trip. We stayed at the Villa del Palmar for 5 days and we stayed here for the lasts 2 nights. The location was superb as far as restaurants and tourist shops. We walked or should I say HIKED to the ferry terminal that took us to Cozumel.It was a far walk."Doable" but far in the heat of the day(Especially since it was around noon on an extremely hot June day) We went to Cozumel to take an extremely fun cooking class with Josephine. I recommend taking a taxi to the terminal unless you just feel like walking. Also, the breakfast was filling. There were several reviews stating it was skimpy but the pancakes,eggs,and sausage were plentiful when we stayed.Although,they were clear they receive the ingredients fresh from a local farm each morning so once all the food is out,you are pretty much SOL.So I recommend getting to breakfast early which we did! I got a great rate for this hotel through their website at the time.Overall the room was clean but sparse. I wouldn't stay here more than 3 days because the room is a little cramped. The front desk guy was very helpful.He arranged a private taxi to take us to the airport for a great price. I believe it was around $45. Which was cheaper than anything we can find. The airport is far from this hotel.We flew out of Cancun. It took us between 1hour-1.5 hours to arrive there. We had left the hotel at 3am to make our 6:30 am flight.Eeeek

Room Tip: I stayed upstairs to get a better view.The entire outdoor areas of the property seems like you are i...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

We got to this nice little hotel via Groupon, and we were very pleased with out stay. Located in a quiet side street, it takes you only a few steps to reach the shops and restaurants of 5th Avenue, the nicer (older) part of Playa's tourist mile.
We liked our room in the second floor, small but comfortable, with a deck overlooking the lush hotel garden and pool. The breakfast was excellent, and everybody was friendly and helpful. We also appreciated the water coolers on the premises, complete with glasses, that you could fill any time. For a serious swimmer the pool is a too small, half of it being too shallow, but with the jet stream switched on, you can swim in place and get your exercise.
We would certainly stay here again!

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor have more privacy.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Pros:
Clean
Wifi works well, better than most small hotels although Skype calls will drop at times
Has a small refrigerator
Air con included in price
Water coolers are located around the grounds so you don't have to buy bottled water
There is a pool
Provides soap and shampoo
Provides beach towels if ask at reception
Quite

Cons:
Despite advertisement, there are no rooms with 2 double beds. Only king or 1double with a single bed
Location is descent but at the far end from bus terminal, Cozumel ferry, and most of the good dive shops
No space to unpack. There is no furniture in the room to put stuff so everything stays in your bags. Not convenient if you are staying more than a few days.
Careful, most of the time breakfast is not included especially if you book on another website.

Overall it is a decent choice but I have stayed in better in Playa.

Room Tip: Whatever room you think you reserved, you probably won't get it. :(
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

A great little hotel off of 5th avenue, The staff was very helpful with any requests and the hotel is very clean. There was a staff member on site 24 hours a day and the grounds and pool are very nice..Would definetely stay here again any time I go to Playa Del Carmen

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Lovely little hotel, close to everything. Staff very helpful, nothing was too much trouble, they even arranged our trips for us, and were a lot cheaper than booking them elsewhere. Rooms nice and clean and a good breakfast. Thanks for a lovely holiday.sandy and eddie

Room Tip: We had room 28.nice and quiet with pool view
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Location, Location, Location is a mantra of real estate agents the world over. And The Bric Hotel had location.
The Bric was also clean and comfortable with a crew of helpful, friendly staff. Breakfasts were quick and well prepared.
I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: We preferred being on the ground floor as the Courtyard feels like an extension of your room.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

There were five friends in my group staying at the Bric Hotel November 1st and 2nd in four rooms total. Everything about our stay there was very nice. Abril made all of the arrangements for our group and was truly a sweetheart from the very beginning with email correspondence, check in, and throughout our stay. The rest of the staff was also courteous and thorough. The grounds and rooms are all very quaint, well maintained, and actually quite beautiful. The fresh cooked breakfast each morning really added a nice touch on top of the ambiance of everything else. It is located at an ideal location half a block off of 5th Avenue. I would stay at this hotel again in the future, and I would recommend it to others staying in Playa del Carmen.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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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 Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Spa Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#49 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#61 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $54 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BRIC Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique hotel located off of 5th Avenue in the center of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The BRIC hotel offers 14 charming hotel rooms, 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 & Spa Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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