Casa Alexandra did not disappoint. This place was AWESOME. So much space to lounge in. The swimming pool is bigger than it looks in the picture. It is about 8 feet by 8 feet square and about neck deep for adults. All of the staff, yes staff, were amazing. Arturo was warm and welcoming as the concierge/property manager. Alicia and her daughter Marcela, came every other day to clean and do the laundry. If we did not want the beds washed or made all we had to do was let them know. They even cooked us my birthday dinner as well as bought all the groceries. We reimbursed them for the groceries and paid a fee for their services. The staff does not live on property.
The roof terrace and pool offer a great view of the Bay of Banderas as well as a nightly sunset, followed by the fireworks. With the blazing PV sun the terrace is exposed to full sun with the exception of the roof covered portion. There could be more shaded area perhaps created by tarp partitions and/or umbrellas. There were two umbrellas and one was broken. I was a little disappointed when I called Arturo asking for another parasol he stated he that he would call the owner and get back to me. That never happened. We ended up using a shoelace to rig the parasol open. The terrace can accommodate 16 but there was only lounge chairs for 4 and terrace seating for about 4. There should also be a wifi booster. Room #7 didn't receive the signal which was fine. If there was someone in that room trying to do business, they may have been disappointed.
I also suggest a second or third refrigerator at each bar. With all the food and beverages we had for only 6 people the fridge in the kitchen was extremely full. Having additional fridges for beverages only would be ideal.
The neighborhood is quite loud. People outside talking late at night and early in the AM. Music from houses playing at odd hours. Vehicles passing by are loud particularly since the windows do not have glass and NO air conditioning. There are plenty of fans in each room. There is also the sound of the church bells every 15 minutes which I find to be charming. Neighbors are friendly so say "hola" as you pass by. The beds are hard. They consist of a mattress on top of a wooden platform. If you are accustomed to comfy hotel beds, then this is not the place for you.
I highly recommend Casa Alexandra for large groups. It is an authentic Mexican villa with a great location. Walking distance to many sights.