As the summer began early this year and not having any AC or a pool at our home, my boyfriend and I opted to “Go Away” this weekend and treat ourselves to a mini-getaway and just chill-out…literally. I live here in Puerto Vallarta so I am familiar with most of the hotels in the area, but I had no idea such a gem was just a few blocks away. The Rivera del Rio is located on the Rio Cuale in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta and the area could quite possibly be named after this hotel. Romantic, majestic, Romanesque, unique, classically beautiful, delightful….there are so many words to describe the hotel because there are so many little details to be discovered around every corner.
Upon arrival, Diego greeted with a Margarita and gave us a tour of the hotel. We got a peek inside a few of the rooms they offer which were all very individually unique and all very inviting and romantic. Then he showed us to our suite that we splurged on and we were completely blown away!! A full kitchen larger than I have at home and sadly better stocked, a complete living room with cable TV, a formal dining table that could seat up to 8 guests easily, a guest bathroom complete with soaking tub and a bidet in addition to the standard shower and toilet, and finally a master suite with a claw foot tub and the most comfortable bed & bedding I think I have ever slept in. Wow, wow, wow is all I can come up with to describe it so I hope that is helpful to you.
We spent the afternoon in the rooftop pool cooling off and decided to order take-out as we did not want to leave the hotel. There is a hot tub on the roof in the evenings with a beautiful view of the hills surrounding the bay. Wine in hand, only the slight sound of the river passing in front of the hotel, this made for the most memorable mini-getaway.
The staff was excellent and made us feel so welcome and relaxed it was just perfect. In the morning my heart was breaking that we had to leave this paradise and go back to the “Real World”, but Chayo made us a lovely breakfast and was very sweet and friendly which made our departure a pleasant one.
If you are looking for something unique and off the beaten path, the hotel Rivera del Rio is my new number one pick in Puerto Vallarta. We will be returning soon and recommending this hotel to all of our friends and family. Thank you to everyone on the staff there that made our weekend so much more special and huge kudos to the owners of the hotel with their eclectic taste and attention to details that made the design of this hotel so unique and so very lovely.
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- Luxurious old world Villa/B&B in the heart of historic Puerto Vallarta ... more less
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