Alcazar is a true gem!
Submitted: March 31, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
This is the third year that my family and my best friend's family have stayed at Casa Alcazar when in Playa. Ulla, the house manager, arranged for our transportation to/from the airport at a cheaper rate than we were able to find with any commercial providers and her driver was always early. She personally greeted us upon arrival with a beautiful welcome basket complete with a bottle of wine, tequila, coffee, and delicious local snacks. She also started us off with milk, beer, and juice already cold in the refrigerator!
The house is gorgeous and beautifully maintained, as exemplified in the pictures posted on this site, and is perfect for our group of 10 with six children ranging in ages from 5-19 years old. Each bedroom offers sufficient privacy for all guests and the common areas are perfect for hanging out as a group, indoors, on the patio, or at the pool. We are 'foodies' who love to cook and the fully stocked kitchen with all of the amenities allowed us to maximize our big family meal experiences.
If you are interested in grocery shopping, you can easily catch a taxi in front of the house to Walmart or Mega for 70 pesos and find almost anything you are looking for (for more American selections go to Walmart). On the return trip, just tell the taxi drivers that you are staying next to The Reef Club, as they are all familiar with the location. The beach is a short 5-minute walk from the house and is incredible! If you want to walk into town, I would recommend walking from the beach rather than the streets - the view is beautiful, the walk is cooler with the sea breeze, and seems to be a bit faster (approximately 20 mins).
Ulla is a fantastic house manager - she's extremely attentive and personable. If you are looking for a beautiful house to stay at in the Riviera, Alcazar is a true gem. I give Alcazar my absolute highest recommendation and look forward to returning for our future vacations in paradise. Thanks to both Bernie and Ulla for their exceptional service!
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