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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 #28 of 121 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Ale_Tapia11 Denver, Colorado, United States
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Friendly is an ok hotel. We got lucky to plan our vacation right when school started in Mexico, so the hotel was not crowded at all so that was a plus. Our room had a direct and great view of the pool and the ocean. The hotel overall was very clean and staff for the most part was very... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Friendly is a great middle of the road property. As most other reviews stated, the staff really make this place special. The property location is good, the beach is good, the food is average and the drinks are average. Based on the cost, this is a good place to stay if you are on a budget and are not... More

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

Dear bman210: Thanks for everything you say about us, for us our greatest reward is knowing that our guests enjoy their stay. We will be waiting for you soon, hugs!! :) More

Ajax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the most horrible and embarrassing experience at Friendly's. Organized a milestone birthday at Friendly's for a friend. There were 10 of us in the party. We had a good time the last time even though the resort needs updating and far from a 4 star but the staff were good to the clients. Also the resort is under... More

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

Dear beagleboys2: We regret any inconvenience you had during your stay, this situation can be avoided, the solution is for all the people who are not guests who want to be enjoying the facilities with their friends, they must pay for a day pass, It is a hotel rule that no person other than guests can enjoy the facilities, this... More

REGINA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at the resort. It is not new and modern but kept immaculate. The staff are very friendly and will go out of their way to help you with anything you might need. There is lots to do outside of the resort of course and the location is awesome to the Malacon and shopping. There are... More

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

Dear ERINDA_13: Thank you very much for your visit and especially for your honest review, we are so glad we found comments like yours are truly sincere. This will help many of our future guests. Thanks for highlighting all the positive aspects of your stay, please come back as soon as possible :) More

Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, always seemingly willing to please. Very good food and good service at the restaurants. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Only possible issue is that the housekeeper was somewhat inconsistent, sometimes changing towels, sometimes not. Did a good job cleaning however. Enjoyed our stay here and would recommend.

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

Dear gordog3: 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, thank you also for all your suggestion we have noted. We hope to see you soon! :) More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there several times! The staff are very friendly! The resort maybe a little older but very very clean! I love the adults pool and the staff make sure if you want a drink they will get you one. There are so many things to do on the resort. The tip I have for everyone is don't convert... More

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

Dear Shanna-74 Thank you very much for sharing your experience, will be very helpful for our future guests. For us it was a pleasure to see you again, we hope to see you during this year :) More

YAKIMA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never been to PV but read the reviews on this place and decided to take a chance on it. We were not disappointed. We loved that they had an adults only pool. Unfortunately the water was too stinking cold to run into and play in so we stuck to the pool. The waiters were definitely "friendly" although they... More

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

Dear TawnyN: Thanks for sharing your opinion, we really appreciate it. Thank you also for all the good things you said about your stay, this will help to others. Please feel free to visit us anytime :) More

Manitoba
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Dear SunburntManitoba: 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. We are working every day to have a better place for all our guests!. See you... More

Centennial, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

Dear Erin E: Thank you so much for sharing this with us and also for your suggestions, is so nice to know that your experience was wonderful and we are so glad to know that! One of our goals is that all our guests enjoy their stay, we would love to see you soon :) More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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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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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
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#10 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta #15 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta #15 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta #24 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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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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