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Friendly Vallarta Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Formerly Friendly Hola Vallarta Resort and Spa)
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Ranked #24 of 119 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manitoba
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleased to have stayed here our second year in a row! Many of the employees remembered us from last year! The food was fresh and amazing, beach parties and other entertainment was wonderful! Our room was super comfortable although we spent very little time there. We like that the resort is smaller making it more quaint and personable!... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel met exactly the expectations of what we were looking for. I was expecting to sleep on a cement block based on other reviews, but we did not find the mattresses all that bad. The food was also decent. It is pretty much always buffet, and the various restaurants all have the same foods on any given day. However,... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Year after year we fall more in love with Friendly Vallarta. Their employees are #1, what a fun hotel with great food / beverages and a staff that makes your stay is the ultimate. It's another must-stay, we'll be back!

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mary M: Thank you very much for sharing your experience, we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and to know that everything was good during your stay. We hope to see you soon! :) More

Saskatoon, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are repeat guests and have stayed at the Friendly Vallarta nine or ten times since December 2009. Not surprisingly, the Friendly is clearly our favourite vacation destination. This summer marked our 25th wedding anniversary and to celebrate my wife and I and eight of our friends stayed at the Friendly Vallarta June 17-24, 2014. We thoroughly... More

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear JandS1968: Thank you so much for sharing your experience, and for choosing our hotel to enjoyed your holiday, we feel flattered with all you wrote about us and is very nice to know how much you love to be here in our hotel, thank you for everything!. See you soon! :) More

Victoria, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been at the Friendly Hola many times. The staff are the BEST. They try so hard to please you. The room, and the food was fine. I love this resort, and the staff. But can not go back there again, because I was so allergic to all the smoke filtering in the air. I had a lot of... More

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mustangnat, Thank you very much for being with us and mention the positive aspects of your stay. We regret any inconvenience with smokers. This is an issue that we will continue to seriously trying, formerly we allocate specific smoking areas and the situation is under control, however we will take measures to ensure that all our guests are happy.... More

Canton, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed 7 nights, June 3rd thru the 10th. The hotel and grounds were very clean. I think we made a mistake by booking early June, the Mexican students were just getting out of school for break. The hotel offers big discounts for the Mexican population during this time. For a small hotel with apprx 200 rooms... More

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear ejinkens: Thank you to share part of your experience, we are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. June and July are months that we receive many guests mostly students, we recommend visiting from November to May, we are sure you will be much more pleasant your stay. Please do not hesitate to visit us again :) More

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was super friendly. Mitchell at the front desk went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Will definitely return. We visited over Christmas break and had a wonderful vacation! The food was very good.

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa K: It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with us. We are working every day to improve our service, to make things even better!!! Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to see you soon!!! :) More

Little rock, arkansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at friendly on Saturday, June 7th and had to check out on Monday June 9th. We got to our room and it was very warm and humid. We ran the air conditioner but it never got any colder. When we arrived, one elevator was out of service and later so was the other one. Luckily the other one... More

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear KLawrence0: Thank you very much for sharing your experience, but above all to highlight positive aspects. We regret any inconvenience you had during your stay, we are renovating rooms and very soon we will have everything ready, hopefully on your next visit to Puerto Vallarta you can give us a second chance. June and July are months that we... More

Canton, Oklahoma
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We arrived Tuesday and were pretty happy. The resort was clean and the food was good. Tues Thru Fri I was impressed with the cleanliness. Our room was always very clean, as was the lobby and buffet dining room. The Gourmet restaurant was very clean n the food was good. All the employees were very nice and helpful. You could... More

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear EileenCanton: Thank you very much for being with us, we are glad that your stay has been pleasant despite these observations. Thanks for the suggestions, your opinion is important to us and will help us be a better place, we will solve those issues, please give us the opportunity to serve you again :) More

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My Wife and I and another Couple Stayed at the Friendly from March 8th to March 22nd.The room was spotless as good as some of the 5 Star Hotels we stayed at.The Food may not be a5Star Quality,but we always found enough Food we Liked .The Hotel can consider themselves lucky to have such excellent Staff.Our Friends had a bit... More

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Friendly V, Gerente at Friendly Vallarta Resort, responded to this review

Dear burk w: Thanks for sharing your experience, we are very happy that everything has been perfect during your stay, and also because you loved the new renovations. Please come back soon we would love to see you once again! :) More

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Additional Information about Friendly Vallarta Resort

Address: Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Formerly Friendly Hola Vallarta Resort and Spa)
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Friendly Vallarta Resort 3*
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Also Known As:
Hola Puerto Vallarta Club & Spa
Hola Vallarta
Hola Puerta Vallarta
Hola Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Hola Puerto Vallarta Resort
Hola Club Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Hola Vallarta
Hola Resort Puerto Vallarta
Hola Club Spa Puerto Vallarta

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta #13 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta #14 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta #23 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An oceanfront hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.100% Family. Renovated Rooms. Friendly Staff. Wide beach. Food Variety. 24-hour food and beverage program. Unlimited domestic alcoholic beverages, and non-alcoholic drinks. Main pool with children's wading area. Indoor and outdoor "Kid’s Club" with fully supervised children's activities. Gym and Spa. Entertainment room. Daily activity programs. Nightly entertainment and weekly live shows. ... more   less 
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