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“In LOVE with this B & B...diamond in the rough.”

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Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

One of the best kept secrets in Puerto Vallarta. Breathtaking restoration of a great villa with unique mixtures of wonderful eras past, with the updated amenities of the 21st century. Each suite is superbly decorated with style and elegance. The rooftop pool and jacuzzi give you a refreshing oasis from the hustle of one's daily life. You will truly be amazed by this gem. The staff are extremely helpful and are there to help with every need. You will not be disappointed in stepping back in time to the opulence of Rivera del Rio.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

If you want a destination AND an experience, this is the place to stay. Bring something home that can't fit in a picture. There seems to be a story tucked away in every corner. It's an easy walk to the beach, and as mentioned before, Alex is very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere manages a perfect balance between unique, well-kept, and personable.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

I only discovered Rivera del Rio after arriving in PV, but I was able to rearrange my plans so I could stay there for two nights at the end of my trip. This is an entirely new option for travellers accustomed to larger, more generic offerings near the beach or way up in the hills. The B&B is a quirky old house full of antiques and fine detailing in a modest residential part of town. Be prepared for a a bit of a walk from the beach by day, but at night the location becomes a real asset. There is none of the traffic and party noise common in the more touristy neighborhoods. The only "noise" I heard at night was the sound of the river flowing outside. My penthous suite was gorgeously decorated, full of nooks and crannies, and the bed very supremely comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious and the staff very professional. This would be an ideal spot for group vacations - family reunions, birthday parties, weddings, or just friends getting away together. There are two pools and a large hot tub onsite, so you will be tempted to stay home all day. Full kitchens are included with some suites so you should consider hosting cocktails or dinner one night and showing off your fantastic find to all your friends!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

Quite simply, there is nothing else like Rivera del Rio in all of Puerto Vallarta (and possibly all of Mexico). This is an absolute treasure situated alongside the Rio Cuale. It's only 5 or 6 blocks to the beach, and that's a huge advantage because it takes you away from the noise of the Olas Altas / high-tourist area. I must say that all of the rooms are exquisitely decorated, and breakfast was absolutely wonderful. In the rooftop hottub you can lay back and watch the stars on a beautiful Mexican evening. Alex has done something incredible with this place, and it is an absolute must of you are planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

My (large) group of friends stated at Rivera del Rio last month and all I can say is this place blew my mind with how nice it was. Everything about the experience was perfect.

The rooms were decadently decorated and gorgeous; the pools (yes there are two) and hot tub were perfectly maintained and relaxing; the staff was insanely efficient (the moment one of us was up in the morning they would start cooking for everyone), friendly and accommodating of special dietary restrictions (I don't eat meat and they still cooked an amazing meal for me); and the owner was outgoing, friendly and, most importantly, a lot of fun to get to know.

Overall this was one of my best travel experiences of my life. I've heard some horror stories from friends about their terrible housing experiences in PV, but for me and my friends, staying here was an absolute dream come true.

If you don't choose Rivera del Rio to stay when you're in town, you're really missing out!

<3 this place.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

I had a wonderful stay. This place is artistic, eclectic, and just beautifully done. I had a room with a big balcony that had a perfect view of homes on the side of the mountain overlooking the Rio Cuale. Breakfast was very good. And the walk to the beach, nice and easy.

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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Alex and his dedicated staff were there to please. The room was absolutely amazing. Can't wait to come back and stay in there beautiful bed and breakfast.They even let us keep are luggage while we waited until are flight was leaving. Made sure that we had a cab their when we were ready. Thanks again Paul and Lena for Comox BC

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel

Address: Calle Rivera Del Rio 104, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: £67 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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