Las Brisas Acapulco
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Vandaag rijden we naar Acapulco. Een 250km over de tolweg, dat kan niet verkeerd gaan. We lopen eerst nog wat in Taxco rond en genieten van de zichten. Rond 11u besluiten we te vertrekken, dan moeten we tegen 15u in Acapulco zijn. We zetten de wagen iets vooruit om de tassen in de koffer te krijgen en dan kunnen we vertrekken. Of dat zouden we …
5 hour bustrip to Acapulco thismorning, after last nights effort it was all a bit difficult..
busy city, military and federal police everywhere with casual m16s
off on a boat cruise, with an open bar tonight, followed by watchin some mad pricks jump off cliffs into 6m of water, then back to an open bar for more partytime.
so will be trashed tomorrow for sure, no ...
we haven't done enough to warrant a blog but we'll just check in to let you all know that all is well. Yes, we read the Vancouver Sun story about the attack on the Spanish "tourists". There was more to that story than reported and, yes, there were drugs involved. We are quite safe in our resort and don't spend time in unsafe areas. we have been hanging out at the pool, floating down the lazy river, reading books, pool exercises, drinks by the pool, drinks on our ...
... by donkey and on to ships to Europe. Of course we saw the cliff divers. We stopped and took pictures at the home of Diego Rivera's "model??" Where he did the mosaic with tiles and shells. It is planned to open the house as a museum/gallery. Then we stopped at the bright pink Flamingo Hotel, long owned by Johnny Weismueler. For the younger crowd, he was an Olympic swimmer who was ...
... Two different cab drivers on two different days failed to think of Home Depot as we looked for this stuff. Hilarious. Well, turns out they didn't have carbide drill bits, nor did they even have high speed cobalt bits. So we ended up with high speed steel, which is what we broke the previous day. Back to the boat!
Matthew and I then proceeded to complete the installation of the solar system in Paul's boat. I sweat a LOT!!! Holy smokes, it's like I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Las Brisas Acapulco
We've been there twice and absolutely loved every minute of it both times. It's magical and romantic and definitely not your average hotel.
Not only is it the only place we will ever stay in Acapulco, it's one of our favorite places in the whole world to stay.
My wife and I spent our honeymoon at the Las Brisas and loved every minute of it. We spent a beautiful 11 night stay at the Las Brisas and met some truely wonderful people while we were there. It is true the casitas are a little retro, but who spends all the time in the room. We had our own private pool, 2 areas to sit outside and relax with a bottle of wine and see the view, very good room service, a beautiful beach area a few minutes away by free bus ride, Casanova's (the best restaurant in Acapulco in my opinion) right across the street, other nice restaurants at the Las Brisas too, Great Travel Agent, Pepe, right downstairs, beautiful church right up the hill.....I could go on forever...... The cab rides downtown were a bit long, but well worth the trip. We went to Cayuga 22 and also on many tours of the city and the bay (thru Pepe). It is very private if you want that, or you can go to the beach club and eat, drink, swim, sun, relax.....they even have a meet the staff night with free drinks. We went for a walk every day around the casitas, and the hills are not too steep. We even took a pink Jeep one day into town. The Wal-Mart is the big place to buy beer, water, wine....anything you need, and a much better price than at the hotel, however, who goes on their honeymoon to save money....... The staff was very friendly and we always had a breakfast in our private box when we woke up, which helped us relax in the room in the morning before our swim. A very wonderful place to get away and unwind.
My wife and I typically stay at other 5 star properties be it work or vacation. We decided to stay at this property to celebrate our 10th anniversay and we were very disappointed. It was our worst vacation experience in 11 years with many problems. As commented from an earlier writer in this section, I will comment too, that our next Acapulco trip will not be spent here at Las Brisais but at the Mayan. Yes, the service is gracious and nice, but far from what should be expected from a 5 star property and with the money that you will need to spend here.
My family has been staying once or twice a year at Las Brisas ever since it opened, just over 50 years ago... and let me tell you, this is much praise for a hotel from a group of travellers that knows good hotels (like the Hassler in Rome, the Ritz in Paris, the Maumonia in Marrakech, the Raffles in Singapore or the Peninsula in Hong Kong, just to name a few).
My parents visited Las Brisas frequently when I was a child and spoke of it often, so I decided to spend my 1990 honeymoon there. I have traveled extensively in Mexico, and seen my share of Europe and the Caribbean. But we fell in love with it instantly at Las Brisas, and enjoyed our 10 day stay. The next visit a few years later was even better. The whole atmosphere is so lovely and welcoming. Just knowing that there is a private pool outside is so relaxing and thrilling. La Concha is my favorite restaurant in the world, and we eat lunch there every day when we go to Las Brisas--we look forward to our next (fifth!)visit! Bellavista is so romantic, and the jeep safari is a memory I will always treasure. The service is spectacular, and we love our daily visits to the swim-up-bar. Perfect resort!
My new bride and I decided to honeymoon in Acapulco, and Las Brisas was the hotel we chose, as it was listed as a five-star hotel and was recommended by Fodor's. Upon arrival, we were advised that a $20.00 charge was added per day, and tipping was not necessary. We wanted to provide extras to the staff who helped us, but didn't because of the extra charges. The service was wonderful nonetheless, and because of the very steep roads through the hotel area, the staff would drive the hotel guests by jeep to and from their rooms. The staff overall were extremely friendly, and appreciated efforts to speak to them in Spanish, as their English was only very basic. We had a casita with a wonderful view of Acapulco Bay, and a pool that was used only by us. It felt very secluded, which added to our honeymoon experience. The locals don't call Las Brisas the "baby factory" for nothing. The hotel has a farmacia (drug store), spa, jewelry store (joyeria), salon, travel agent, tobacco shop, and two restaurants, each with a grand view of Acapulco Bay.The down side of Las Brisas was that the hotel is on a cliff overlooking the bay, and there is no beach nearby. If you don't mind that fact, tanning at the private pool is very nice. The hotel is also a distance away from most places you will want to see. Taxis in Acapulco are everywhere, and competition is high. Taxi drivers will take you anywhere in Acapulco, but avoid the Volkswagen Beetles if you want some space. Taxi fares are generally between 60 and 120 pesos ($6-$12) each way depending on where you want to go, and tipping is not necessary. We found that taxis were much better than trying to drive ourselves in a city where drivers are very aggressive despite the heavy traffic flow. Just keep your eyes closed if you are pregnant or have a heart condition. Stay away from the stocked refrigerator and wet bar. The staff checks it every day for missing items, and you will be charged much more for those items than if you buy from the local Wal-Mart. Save yoon't forget the bottled water. REALLY!! DON'T FORGET!!
Great Stay- too pricey
Las Brisas is a very beautiful hotel with breathtaking views of the city- We had a casita with a private pool. If you are coming for a relaxing get-a-way I would ask the Front desk to put you in a casita that does not have kids next door. While we were there we had to deal with yelling kids jumping in and out of the pool at all hours of the night. I did not think the quality of the hotel was commensurate with the price tag. It was rather old and the rooms were a little outdated. The service made up for the shortfalls - The staff there was absolutely wonderful and went out of thier way to help us. The pink jeeps were really cool and they are very timely when you needed to get picked up. Overall it was a good stay, but I plan to stay at the Mayan Palace the next time.
My husband and I had not been anywhere in 8 years and since our 10 year wedding anniversary was coming up we decided to go luxury.
Las brisas june 2002
nice place, but not for the price, the room was nice and clean the bed had nice satin sheets, but there was a musty smell, the little wet bar was dingy. the pool was nice, although we didn't really use it. the bedroom has a heavy metal sliding door that is very difficult to move let alone slide and gives the room a closed feeling because it is a small room. overall a nice place but not worth the price tag attached to it.
Romantic & Beautiful
We have "honeymooned" at Las Brisas three times and every stay is wonderful. Stay here if you want something special other than a corporate highrise. Don't go without your significant other or you will be miserable!