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Hotel Brio

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Brio for 5 nights. The 'volunteers'/staff at the hotel are great. Very friendly, welcoming and good bar/restaurant service. They are probably the best thing about Hotel Brio! :) The food was good, but apparently it is usually better -the main chef was away due to injury. We enjoyed the facilities- the restaurant/bar and pool...

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

Many thanks for review Amanda. You touched on many of the things that we think make Brio unique: proximity, pool, privacy, staff. We will certainly take your suggestions into account when adding some touches to our economy rooms. Enjoy your travels!!

Jacmel, Haiti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, safe and fun. The hotel is a run by caring volunteers who know how to serve up nice food and drinks on a budget. Expect healthy food in large servings after a long day at the beach. The owner is pretty hot, too!

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to get a concise review from a happy guest! We have worked diligently to get our onsite organic gardens producing at this level so guests can enjoy fresh garden to table salads, etc. And yes, our volunteer staff do a great job working side by side with their nicaraguan counterparts...still blushing from the compliments - cheers!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

My friend and I were staying with a home stay so we didn't end up with a room here but they hosted a great little volleyball match with locals and tourists. We enjoyed an excellent cocktail and meal in the bar before the match. I had the bolognese and ordered another one 5 hours later because I loved it so...

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

Wow... what a pleasure it is to receive a review like yours!! We continually strive to create an inviting ambiance and a unique, positive experience for everyone who visits Brio. Our Saturday afternoon volleyball/swimming gatherings are part of that mission and we are so pleased that you could join us. Please come back again..Saludos!

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Room was dirty washroom had issues they moved us to another room and charged us more than double. breakfast was good but hard to get other meals only certain days kitchen was open but food was good when open. The Nicaraguan staff were very helpful and friendly. the walk to town for food got old. After a week we found...

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

Many thanks for the feedback. I have not been quite sure how to respond to your review since this is such an odd case, but I will give it a go... We certainly knew you were not happy from the day you arrived at the hotel, but we did our best to accommodate you and your wife, even as your...

Jinotega Department, Nicaragua
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I was at Brio for a team building/planning event and it was a great experience. The rooms were simple but nice, the attention was excellent, the staff was very helpful and accommodating to our needs and changes and the food was great.

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

What a pleasure it has been to host your group twice in the past year!! Scott and the rest of the team are always the most gracious guests. We look forward to having you back in 2017. Saludos y abrazos!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2016

So perfect. What a great spot. I'm definitely going back asap. Monica is the best ever, the hotel itself is rad. super close to the beach. Go by yourself, go with friends, family, whoever. This place is laid out really well, super comfortable and fun. Love it!

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

Thank you Daniel! What a great feeling to know that guests like you have had such a positive experience at Hotel Brio. We hope to see you again in the future. cheers!

Queenstown
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Brio has it all! You could easily spend your whole stay in Playa Gigante with out even Leaving Brio....swim in the beautiful pool surrounded by the wild Nicaraguan jungle that over looks Playa Gigante, make your way down to the deck to the watch the sunset with a cocktail or Tona in hand and chow down some of the amazing...

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

What a thoughtful review. Thank you so much for staying with us...hope you come back soon to Playa Gigante and Hotel Brio! cheers!

Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stayed in Brio for a week and had a fantastic time. Firstly, the staff are awesome (although a lot of them were in their last few days working there). The manager, Monica, is an absolute star and will go out of her way to make sure you're enjoying yourself and have everything you need. We work and study online...

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

What a pleasure it is to receive your review Shmevie! We certainly strive to provide an awesome guest experience and you seem to have tapped into all that we offer. And yes, Monica is a star; we feel lucky to haver her. Come back again! Nos vemos pronto.

Clyde, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had a night here, such a cool spot with amazing views of the beautiful beaches. 5min walk from the beach, facilities were good, staff were very cool and relaxed, nothings a problem! Sit up on the balcony and soak up the sun with a drink in hand 👌🏻 worth staying here!

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

Cheers Andy!! It was our pleasure to host you and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay!

Haleiwa, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Simple rooms with good a/c. What more do you need? Very short walk into town. Ten minutes, at a very slow pace. Perfect since Playa Gigante can be a little loud. Easy to get into town to party, easy to get away to some quiet. Be sure to pack a flashlight for the walk back. Nothing dangerous to fall in,...

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Robert D, Owner at Hotel Brio, responded to this review

Thanks Rory. You hit a lot of Brio's positive attributes. Many of our guests prioritize the peaceful privacy of Brio's 3-acre grounds and swimming pool to the more cramped and noisy alternatives in the village. Nowhere else around here can you be so close to the action without being stuck in it. Was quite a pleasure to have you two...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Brio is located in Playa Gigante on the incomparable "Emerald Coast" of southern Pacific Nicaragua. Our 3-acre hotel grounds are nestled on a private ocean-view ridge with spectacular views of the the Pacific Ocean from our restaurant/bar building, swimming pool with 15-meter lap lane, and sustainably harvested teak decks. At Brio you can easily take advantage of all of the beach amenities and bustle of Playa Gigante village while maintaining your privacy and enjoying the largest swimming pool in Gigante. We offer comfortable rooms - all with ceiling fans - plus private baths and wifi coverage throughout the property (including in your room!). The deluxe accommodations additionally include hot water, air conditioning, a breezy second floor patio, and a private garden. Our property is a short 10-minute walk to Playa Gigante, a 15-minute walk to the gorgeous deserted beach of Playa Amarillo, and just a 45-minute walk from the world class barreling surf spot, Playa Colorado. You will have access to our network of private hiking, running, and biking trails covering nearly 90 total acres in Playa Gigante. Also, please know that Hotel Brio sits at roughly 20-30 meters above sea level, keeping you safe from any threat of tsunami. We will arrange airport transfers, Spanish and surfing classes, guided tours of our 30-acre private ecological reserve (Zacatan Ecological Reserve), fishing/surfing/sailing charters, yoga classes, nutrition and fitness coaching, and occasional group lectures by a UC Berkeley-trained PhD on the cultural and natural history of Central America. Our restaurant offers the freshest produce, including herbs and greens grown in our own organic vegetable garden just below the pool. Additionally we have tree permaculture that produces the following fruits: noni, cashew, citrus, papaya, and plantains. We are committed to bringing you a meaningful vacation experience based on wellness, fitness, and environmental sustainability. Our sustainability efforts have been recognized via the achievement of Gold Level status by Trip Advisor for our green practices, including a 20,000 gallon rainwater collection system, 5-acre certified tropical hardwood production plot (established in 2004), solar energy production, and substantial carbon sequestration via the protection of a tropical dry forest fragment (Zacatan). Brio has two campfire pits, a sand volleyball court and a multitude of gardens, decks, and hammocks for you enjoy while you are here. Bienvenidos!….welcome to your home away from home at Hotel Brio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Brio

Address: 300 m East of the Pacific | Playa Gigante, Rivas, Playa Gigante, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Playa Gigante
Price Range: $60 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Brio Nicaragua/Playa Gigante
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“The Amarillo rooms are great for kids and groups of buddies (bunk beds)”
danielrmore, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“try a room with AC”
RoseMaryG713, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the top, Colorado I think, had the best views”
845liza, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“you want a quiet night after raging for a couple of days, head here.”
vdawg77, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“AC rooms are nicer. But rooms with fan are fine, unless you're there when it's superhot.”
alanhudson, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
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