Las Brisas Huatulco
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Great place, ok food, bad service
Just got back from Las Brisas for a 1 week vacation on January 8, 2005.
Great place to stay, wonderfull scenery decent and spacious rooms, great ocean view.
Service is terrible as staff caters mostly to non all-inclusive tourist (hoping for tips as they are working for next to nothing)
Very relaxing place to stay very quiet no entertainment or organized activities.
Food was ok, not great (you get what you pay for!)
Excellent wheater, very hot and sunny hardly saw a cloud in the sky the entire week.
Lots and lots of walking and climbing, keeps you in shape (there is a shuttle service which seem quite effecient).
All in all this resort offers good value for the price if you are looking for a quiet holiday(not to mutch activities) in very hot wheather and you are not expecting to eat and be served like a king.
We are just back from Christmas at Las Brisas. The reviews on this site were very mixed, some bad and some good, so we left with lower than average expectations, needing only Beach, book, sun, beer, food.
The resort exceeded our expectations and delivered reasonable value. The staff spoke limited english, but were very pleased to help. We took advantage of the free Spanish lessons and other resort facilities. The Beaches, pools and pathways were clean and maintained. Hotel rooms were clean and chamber staff did reasonable (not great) job. The sail-boards and Sail boats were used, but servicable.
The food was a little disapointing. We met the executive Chef in the buffet line, who proudly told us the the food was not spicey hot... well it could have used a little.
Not sure we would choose Las Brisas again, opting to spend a little more to get a little more, but all in all we got our money's worth and had a most enjoyable Christmas holiday.
Very, Very Disappointed
Spent Christmas to New Year's Day in Huatulco at the "Las Brisas". After having read many negative reviews prior to departure, I sought assurances from our tour operator. "We haven't had even one complaint" came back from an inquiry to the hotel staff.
This would turn out to absolute rubbish, our first room had no hot water, the next was 156 stairs and a ten minute walk from the beach. The food was terrible, not fit for livestock, we ate out the entire stay.
Try to get a decent drink? $12.00/US a shot ! The swill they had as part of the all-inclusive wouldn't be legal back home.
As in other review's, very few people speak English, when you're catering to this market, get some people who can communicate.
No soft drinks in the room, no bar service to the rooms, it goes on and on and on.
I travel extensively, winter in Hawaii and Nevada, have been to the Mayan Riviera ( Fantastic) and would never return to the Las Brisas Huatulco, at least until they bulldoze it and build a modern facility, which they should do very soon. This area is gorgeous and should be enjoyed in comfort.
Not a 4.5 Star, but...
Just returned from Las Brisas in Huatulco, here's the scoop...
Upon arival, check in was swift and effecient. We arrived at sundown and where a little disappointed at what was rated a 4.5 star by our tour operator. The expansive grounds where not well kept, with dead leaves, branches etc. not cleaned up. A shuttle takes you to your room in one of five seperate areas of the 50 acre resort. The first few rides are a little scary. The rooms are large and clean, however the white everything shows the wear of an older hotel. I will say the washrooms are large and beautiful with a great shower stall of marble and glass.
The food for our all inclusive was average to below average, if I was paying for each meal, I would have been disapointed. Service was spotty, and the lack of english speaking staff was sometimes a pain.
After settling in, we realized this once great (Club Med) resort had seen better days, and the cost of maintaing such a large resort was obviously the reason C.M. abandoned this Beautiful piece of real estate.
The 3 smallish, coved beaches where very beautiful. clean and had great sand, while drink service could of been better on them, the water and beautiful suroundings more then made up for it. We got great exersise walking to and from our room, so mush so that our legs hurt for a couple of days. If you are older, infirmed, or not into being a mountain goat, take the shuttles that come around every 15 minutes or so, or simply chose another hotel..
By the third day, I fell in love with the natural beauty of the place and could overlook the short commings of the food and lost elegence.
The place was almost full, yet never felt that way. There were many Mexican families there with too many children , but we learned to tune them out.
All in all, I felt we got good value for our $1200 can. all inclusive, if I had paid more I might be singing a different tune.
Would I return? If your're not looking for a swinging time, and to be pampered in the lap of luxury, then this is defimnately the place for you, assuming the best of Huatulco's natural beauty and great weather is what your're looking for.
We stayed at the Las Brisas last year and were very impressed by it's breathtaking beach and great service. Las Brisas is the perfect hotel if you are looking for an upscale property where you can just relax.
Nice beach & pool but service sucks!!!
Las Brisas Huatulco is far different from our experience with Las Brisas Ixtapa. The Ixtapa's staff are corteous and helpful and the rooms are nicer. Las Brisas Huatulco has a nice pool, beatiful beaches but the service sucks!!! We would request for something but staff would sometimes just ignore us. Food is a little bit expensive but it's not very great. You should know some spanish before going here because they barely speak english. Bring a English-Spanish dictionary!
We were at Las Brisas Huatulco from July 31 to Aug 3th. and we lived one of the most terrible experiences we can imagine, we got there and in first place we saw that the manteinance of the facilities were very poor, the windows didn't open, the furniture were broken, we just had a dirty ground sight, we found Bugs in the room like a Scorpion!! and two Spiders in the bed!! we were with our little daughter 4 yo and you can imagine, but this was not the worse, after this a group of Ortodox Jewish people arrived to the hotel, this wasn't the problem, the main problem was that the managment decided to divide the hotel making private for the jewish group the 3/4 parts of the resort with black canvas looking like a Getho, including 3 of the 4 beaches, one pool, two restaurants, the only Gym, and a lot of walking places, the food was terrible, all our family got sick with vomit and diarrea, I can't belive that someone sane can decide this kind of agreement with one group affecting all the other guests, a terrible Experience!!!
Our room is OK, what we expected. The food is too expensive related to good taste and how much time we need to wait to eat. Service is terrible, we found out that mangement did not hired additional staff for this high season. The result, all guests are not satisfied with service at restaurants, pools and beach area, etc.
Not ready for prime time
Beautiful site. Trying to convert rundown Club Med to upscale resort while preserving cash flow. MUCH more investment needed to justify Las Brisas brand. Okay as middle level resort, but food, etc. expensive for quality. Many rooms need maintenance and staff overburdened. Evidence of construction abounds, but it is not clear that management is committed to necessary improvements in the near term. In our room, aircon didnīt work and staff couldnīt get to it, sliding doors didnīt work. View included dirt construction road, chain link fence and prison-like security light aimed INTO room. Asst manager courteous but not committed to actually addressing problems. We are still at resort waiting to see how our room problems are addressed, but anyone expecting something resembling Las Brisas Acapulco will be very disappointed.
We have been to Huatualco 8x and have stayed all over, if you want breath taking views of Tangola bay then this is the place for you, 3 pools that over look the ocean 3 private beaches,food is great service is wonderfull. The rooms are breath taking,hugh clean and views of the ocean, you can lay in bed and see the ocean, their is a lot of walking but they have cars that run all over this hugh complex. If you want to meet people all over the world and just relax this is the place for you.
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