My husband and I stayed here for two nights Feb. 14 & 15, 2009, and overall, I was impressed. This was my fourth time in Mexico, and the first time I’d ever had a room that wasn’t damp and musty-smelling. That’s a big plus!
Upon arrival, we were upgraded to a one-bedroom suite because they didn’t have any studio rooms ready at the time. When we entered the room, my first impression was that this room was both lighter (natural light) and fresher than any other hotel room I’d had in Mexico. The only part that smelled nasty was the cupboard under the sink. There was a dehumidifier in the room, which I’m sure helped a lot. The room had a full kitchen, which was a great perk. I could see this being particularly nice for groups and families with children. I was also impressed with the large closet and the fact that the safe worked. (I’ve stayed in other places that advertised in-room safes, only to have them completely broken, with no plan of fixing them.)
All the resort restaurants seemed overpriced, so we didn’t eat at any. Because we were only there two nights, we pretty much lived off of snacks from the grocery store and were content with that.
Speaking of the grocery store, the building we were in was only steps away from the nearby shopping center, which was great. We ended up walking there a number of times: for some cheapo flip flops when my husband realized he’d forgotten his beach shoes; for food and drinks from the grocery store; to eat supper one night at the Mexican restaurant (it was affordable, passable, but nothing special). There’s also a Starbucks, Subway, and Dominos in this shopping complex, so if you (or someone you are travelling with) are one of those people who wants to stick with what’s familiar, you have some options.
We avoided being asked to sit through a timeshare presentation, which I am thankful for. At one point, the front desk called our room and said they had drink coupons or a welcome package or something for us to pick up; we ignored this, knowing it would no doubt turn into a timeshare thing. I don’t care what they're offering, I hate those things and it’s not worth it in my book.
We did notice that most of the people staying there seemed to be an older crowd, but that was fine because we weren’t looking for a party scene, or even a social scene. I just wanted to lie on a beach and do NOTHING, which I did, and it was wonderful. :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover your Paradise! Elegantly situated in the heart of Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, located within its own peninsula all set against a spectacular tropical backdrop, Paradise Village Resort and Spa is an all inclusive and European plan all-suite designer accommodations beachfront hotel, is a five star development that offers a gorgeous beach! Just 15 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Village Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
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