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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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12/06/2017 13/06/2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a fabulous stay here. The food was always something to look forward to and all the staff were very friendly. I highly recommend travelling to this city, it is very touristy but a great spot. We booked a ocean view room and it was an awesome choice :) we would return.

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6Thank Ray B
Laredo, Texas
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This was a very dissapointing trip. Unfortunally we went to Riu Vallarta thinking this was a good hotel, better than the competition. Guess what!, this hotel does not give you what you pay for. Fist of this hotel has terrible beds, the matresses are really bad. forguet if you have a bad back, you will get one, i assure you....

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6Thank laredo2015
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We visited the Vallarta twice to use the waterslides while staying at the palace. I felt it was important enough to note, that while the kids loved the slides and enjoyed the pool, that both times we came here there were absolutely zero available chairs at the pool (around 10 am) The first time we went we were eventually able...

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2Thank Vanfan68
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Very quick and efficient check in after a 12 hour flight was very welcome. Our room number 11 was on the lower ground floor behing the stage area of the central plaza and as we arrived when the evenings entertainment programme was in full swing seemed noisy. However this ends at 11pm so unless you like to go to bed...

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7Thank DebbieWilliamson22
calgary
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is a great hotel for families. Couples not so much. Most activities, etc are geared for kids. The restaurant buffet is pretty good & yes it does gets repetative after a few days, but you won't go hungry. Only went to 1 ala cart, Sir George & it was very good. We upgraded to a Jr Suite, great to...

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3Thank gizmo123calgary
MANCHESTER
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Stayed at the Vallarta in June 2015, flew on the Dreamliner in premium cabin was worth the extra money paid, cabin crew excellent food good, drinks were plentiful, First to disembark the aircraft. Luggage arrived quick transfer around 30 minutes, Has to be the fastest check in ever from leaving the coach to our room was 8 minutes, we had...

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5Thank HERBIEMANCHESTER58
IL
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I recently got back from a trip to Hotel Riu Vallarta in Mexico. The hotel grounds were decent but there were kids and locals everywhere. We stayed there for 7 days and we could never get a seat by the pool. Even on the days we came down before 8am, there were zero chairs open by the pool. There were...

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4Thank m_miller99
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Stayed here towards the end of July as part of a large group of friends. 18 of us in total ranging from age 4 right up to 2 Nannan's in their seventies. Arrived late afternoon to be met with the fastest hotel check-in I have ever experienced. Nice cold drink to welcome you and keys for the room all within...

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7Thank SWFCLee
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Rui Vallerta Pacific Coast Mexico. The hotel is very large and we'll kept, hotel staff are always cleaning and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are large and ample space for your clothes, bathroom is large with bath with power shower over, twin basins and toilet. Ample clean towels and rooms cleaned daily....

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11Thank NixonFamily2014
BC
Reviewed 14 August 2015

The footprint of the Riu Vallarta is standard size for the Riviera Nyarit, but smaller than Maravel, where we’ve stayed previously. Hotel was a good number of years old. Decently maintained but in need of updating. Food quality was okay at the buffet. Breakfast was crowded, but similar to most buffets in most all inclusives. Lunch was typically at the...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Vallarta

Address: Av de Los Cocoteros s/n | Lote Hotelero G, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range: ₹ 10,149 - ₹ 18,036 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Vallarta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 445
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Also Known As:
Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Riu Vallarta Nuevo
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#12 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
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“Rooms overlooking the foyer area are prone to noise until the entertainment finishes at 11 PM.”
mickyfitch, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 8th floor no disturbance or noise.”
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“5084- Room with views of the mountains, see and beach.”
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“Corner units are the best!”
TravelingLadyMoon, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“we had a family room, it was a corner suite with an extra window - quite nice.”
S_A_E122, 24 May 2017 | Read review
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