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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 #35 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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kenoraeagle Kenora, Canada
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Kenora, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

From the moment we arrived at the front lobby of the Friendly, it truly lived up to its name. We were met at the entrance by Jacinto, a very pleasant and thorough man. We saw him several times a day during our 7 day stay and he helped us with cabs, tours and general local information. The hotel, while it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a whim, stayed at the Friendly Vallarta, booking just days in advance. Everything about it was great, especially the staff and atmosphere. Although not a HUGE resort, it was welcoming, warm and super fun. It seems the attitude was infectious, as everyone seemed to have a great time, and the entire resort felt like one huge happy family. 5... More 

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Regina, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small resort that's packs a lot of punch. They make up for any downfalls they may have with their staff. The staff really are 'friendly' as the name says, they are true professionals - attentive to your needs, willing to go above the minimum standard and all seem to have a personality geared perfectly toward customer service.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Friendly Vallarta lives up to its name as having staff that is incredibly friendly and simply amazing. Staff learned my name, drink order, favourite type of breakfast (Eliza always knew how I enjoyed my eggs, greeted me with "two sunny side up?" it was always lovely to know that I wasn't just a number to them, but a person... More 

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

Dear sarah d, On behalf of all the staff at the Friendly Vallarta I wanted to thank YOU for choosing our hotel to spend your vacation. We are sure that this will help other people know what the Friendly experience is about. As you noticed we all work very hard as a team and we are committed to provide a... More 

Eastend, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned home from our second wonderful vacation at Friendly Vallarta. Returning this year and seeing all the same staff was like meeting old friends. The resort is clean and the food is great. To say the staff are awesome is really an understatement. Pools, hot tub, beach, entertainment - nothing disappoints.

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

Dear JerryandWendyB, Thank you so much for your comment, we are happy to know you had a great stay with us. As you know in Friendly all our guests are considered as family this is why we love seeing you back every year. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Friendly Vallarta back in 2010 when it was Friendly Hola! and looking forward to returning in 2 weeks time mid March 2015 for 2 weeks! Based on all the comments it looks like we should have a great time from a service aspect to the great pizza and wings (which I remember!). Also looking forward to having a room... More 

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

Dear islandhopper1999, We are very excited to know you will be coming back after all those years, you are going to be impressed by all the changes we've had and for sure you will have an amazing time, we've improved so much since 2010 and we keep improving to provide our guests with the most comfortable vacation experience. See you... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 9 nights. Rooms are clean, service is great. Appropriate name Friendly. This sums up the staff. I can't mention all but here goes. Pamela, Carreda, Oreo, Gustavo, Isaac, Daniel, Carlos, Brauleo, Double-Double, Monica.....We like activities. No better place. Entertainment at night. Yoga, kayaking, exercise classes, Spanish lessons, bartending classes, dance lessons...most on the beach! They have changed the... More 

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

Dear bikingpaintor, On behalf of all the staff at Friendly Vallarta I want to thank you for your review and mostly for choosing us to spend such an important date for you, we feel honored. We hope to see you again next year to keep sharing important moments with you! More 

Penticton, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 24 days at "Friendly". Rooms are clean, staff is friendly, service is great. Food is very good too, we missed nothing. Also enjoyable was the entertainment and the various programs.We were completely satisfied and looking forward to return on our next vacation. :) "3 happy people from BC, Canada

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

Dear Gunther L, I want to thank you for leaving your comment in our page, and I am happy to know that you really enjoyed your vacation here at Friendly. We look forward to see you again soon! :) More 

Selkirk, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 weeks, ending our trip sadly, on February 7th. This is the second time we were able to stay here and it was another great one. The staff are wonderful, hard-working and treat all guests with respect and a welcoming attitude. We had a wonderful welcome, as we were celebrating our 25th anniversary. Thank you to Manuel... More 

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

Dear Heather A, It is a pleasure to read your comment and we are delighted to know that you had an excellent stay in Friendly, also on behalf of all the staff of Friendly Vallarta I want to thank you for choosing us to spend such an important day of your lives. As you've experienced we like to go beyond... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has the quality of a 3 start resort. No more no less for the rooms and food. However the staff is great. They work hard for you and like the name is friendly. If you come you will meet "double double" he is a great server. The food is mediocre. However the breakfast is fine and for lunch... More 

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

Dear Klipper3, Thank you so much for your feedback it helps us see areas where we can improve. In Friendly Vallarta we work very hard as a team to provide an excellent service. Also we keep remodeling our hotel to supply more comfortable experiences. Hopefully we can get the opportunity to see you again so we can show you how... 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*
Number of rooms: 218
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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
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#24 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#28 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta

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