The view is stunning, no doubt about it. We stayed in this condo for 2 weeks. The room is very tired, more than the pictures show. We encountered sewer smell on many occasions, once before we even entered at the front door. The kitchen is very undesireable. The main closet for hanging clothes was dirty and full of mops and dirty pillows. The bathroom flooded every day from the shower. The air conditioning didnt work. The outdoor furnishings and interior needs replacing ad it is as old as the building. There is not even a table on the balcony to put a coffee cup or drink on and only one eine glass. Sorry Berthina, this is not one of your best units. I would stay at this condo building in a heartbeat but not this unit.
We stayed here for 2 weeks at the beginning of Feb. Booking and communications with Berthina were always fast and easy. Check in was smooth and the building is VERY well run and maintained with most everyone staying there very welcoming. The unit has amazing views towards PV but as it is closer to the road you will get more traffic noise ( only noticed it at night when you were sitting on the balcony). The unit itself is very tired and dated inside. The AC did not really put out any cold air but we slept with the patio door open and the fan going so it was fine. If you stayed here later in the season it would be way to hot to handle so I woukd ask if it had been replaced before considering this unit in the hot season. The beds were comfortable and the internet was very good..fast and very reliable. The shower will seep water all over the bathroom floor as it needs to be re-caulked so be careful getting out ad the floor will be soaked. The kitchen is extremely rudimental as others have noted. We only used the fridge (holds enough for 2 people for 3-4 days)and microwave. Overall for the money ( I think it worked out to about $135 Canadian per night) it is decent value. If you are used to even the quality of room that a Best Western gives you this is a few notches below that. This one gets 5 stars for view, location and amenities. 1.5 stars for the room quality. Berthina is great to work with and I would recommend this unit..just manage your expectation.
This was the first time staying at Girasol Sur but it definitely won't be the last. We loved (almost) everything about the place. It had a nice open air restaurant with great food and wonderful waiters, a super convenience store right off the lobby, a beautiful pool and a beach just steps from the complex.
There's a super bus system that will take you anywhere you want to go for just pennies, so any time we wanted to go into town we just hopped on the bus just across the road. Everything was so convenient and comfortable. The view from our 11th floor studio was amazing. We could see the entire Puerto Vallarta coastline from the North Coast to the South Zone where we were located.
The only negative I have to say (and the reason I didn't rate it as excellent) is that the internet wasn't working the entire time we were there which was quite inconvenient for me since my business is based entirely on line. Other than that, we loved the place!
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