Let me start by stating that this is a mid range hotel that until this year has catered mainly for domestic tourists and therefore is not as 'polished' as those on the Carribean coast, the hotel is also quite large and there are a lot of children so if you are looking for a quiet break or are expecting The Four Seasons then you are going to be dissapointed.
The room i had was large with lovely views and throughout my 2 week stay the maid service was excellent. There have been previous complaints about the beds and i admit they are extremely hard, but as i like a firm mattress i slept fine.
There is a main buffet for meals as well as 3 'speciality' restaurants. The food in the buffet was excellent, there was a wide choice and much of it is freshly cooked in front of you. I was not impressed by either the Flamingo, or oriental restaurants but St Georges is well worth a visit (just remember long trousers for Gents)
The staff I encountered were excellent and appeared to work extremely hard particually at the bars and unlike some previous reviewers i did not feel obliged to tip ( although i did, and come on 20 pesos here and there is not going to break us) nor did I experience any situation where the Mexican guests were given preferential treatment.
There are 2 pools, one family with a couple of slides and one for 'adults' with the pool bar. There were plenty of sunbeds and shade both around the pool and on the beach although i understand beach umbrellas had to be paid for.
90mins a day slow wifi and only in the lobby area was a bit dissapointing especially as enhanced wifi throughout the hotel could be purchased which means that it was available.
If you can get a taxi into the old town in the evening and have a walk along the front.
Would i return, yes but only if i had kids and only at the right price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * In Riviera Nayarit, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa de Flamingos beach, 2 km / 1.5 miles from Nuevo Vallarta * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 9-story building * 3 km / 1.86 miles from various shops * 13 km / 8 miles from the airport * 1 km / 0.62 miles from Flamingos Golf Club * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Riu Vallarta Nuevo