We've recently returned from our holiday and I have to say, Mexico is now one of our top holiday destinations. The hotel was well maintained and very clean though slightly dated in décor when compared to its modern sister hotel next door. Despite it being a large hotel, it was well organised and there were rarely queues for any of the all inclusive services primarily due to the wide choice of different bars and restaurants throughout the complex. A wide choice of food and drink was available with something for every palate, but I did expect a bit more spice and chilli in Mexico! Loungers were plentiful around the pool but if you're too late for them, there are always loungers on the beach - for us, this was preferable as there was a bit of a breeze on the beach.
The staff were lovely, happy and very helpful. Tips were not expected but for a few members of staff, very well deserved!
We booked three trips during our stay. They are well worth doing as you will see the real Mexico but they are a bit pricey and you are then expected to pay for taxis to meet your guide. We were only informed of this after we had paid for the trips but I do feel that this needs to be addressed as taxi fares in Mexico do add up, especially as this particular hotel is not close to any town and walking any distance in the July temperatures is close to unbearable!! That said, the trips were worth it but for the money paid, I think a coach or mini bus could be provided to collect guests from their hotels.
All in all, we had a lovely holiday with plenty of rest and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. We would highly recommend this hotel.
- 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