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Friendly Vallarta Resort

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Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Formerly Friendly Hola Vallarta Resort and Spa)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed a Friendly for 13 nights in Aug 2015 and it was a great relaxing stay. The waiter staff was amazing and so friendly. Special thanks go to Antonio Banderas (always so happy), Sergio (double double, for being so helpful), and Jose & Nacho (in the Gourmet). The entertainment/beach staff were amazing also including Pamela, Caridad, Issac, and Gustavo.... More 

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

Dear Nscementer, Thank you so much for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination, we are more than happy to know that you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed the service of all of our staff. In Friendly Vallarta our main goal is to provide the friendliest and most personalised service in town but mostly make... More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Super clean, super service, the food is awesome. You'll be pleased to meet Sergio, Antonio Banderas, José Juan, Nacho, Petra, Pamela and Isaac and others I am for sure forgetting... the only bad thing about the hotel is the sea which isn't the best...

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

Dear Véronique, I am more than glad to read your review and to know that you had a fantastic time with us! Thank you so much for recognising the hard work of all our staff, as the service we all provide is what makes Friendly Vallarta such a special place! We want you to consider us your home and we... More 

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sergio aka MR.double double was great. He never let up on the tequila shots. The resort was a great time lots of fun music and dancing. The food was pretty much perfect we never had a bad meal. I really can say recommend it because of the service and food. Have fun fellow sailors.

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

Dear Tinnman88, Thank you so much for visiting Friendly Vallarta and for taking the time to write your review. We are more than happy to know that you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed all our service and our food. Please consider Friendly Vallarta as your home away from home. We hope to see you back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service, everyone greets you with a smile. No expectations, chillaxing environment, if you don't see what you want they will get it for you. Highly recommend this place for families, couples, business trip, they cater to your every need. I want to say thanks to all the staff, from the front desk, maintenance, servers, entertainment, security, captains, and to... More 

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

Dear PD, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are more than happy to read it and know that you had a wonderful vacation and that you were greeted as you deserve it. In Friendly Vallarta our main goal is to provide all of our guests with the most personalised and friendliest service in town with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was very friendly and was a great value. Hotel is a bit older than others but not in a bad way. The hotel was close enough to the town center and boardwalk that you could walk to take a quick taxi ride. Our waiter, Antonio Banderas, was great.

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

Dear Brandon, Thank you so much for choosing Friendly Vallarta to spend your vacation time. As you mention Friendly is an older property but we have been doing many renovations and we have much more to come, as we want to have our facilites at the same level of our service, which is the most important thing we have, as... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great week at this hotel in March 2015. But let me back track this is not my first time vacationing at this hotel. The first time I stayed here was over 20 years ago, plus again 10 or so years ago. Since then this hotel has undergone major changes with the addition of the adult pool, the... More 

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Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

trips are pricey but very worth it. friendly staff Zaim Alberto and Antonio were amazing waiters couldn't have asked for better. food was excellent. the tours were amazing. our room view was breath taking. couldn't have asked for a better vacation.

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

Dear Izayha, First of all I want to thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination and also for sharing your experience. We are glad to know that you had a great stay with us and that you enjoyed the service of Zaim, Alberto and Antonio, as them our whole staff works together to provide you and all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on vacation with my sister both in our mid-twenties. The hotel is definitely a hot spot families with children, which can be an inconvenience if you are looking for more of an adult feel. For example, do not expect a swim up bar at the pool or bars located throughout the entire hotel. The beach was decent -... More 

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

Dear Jessica, Thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination, and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am glad to know that you had a great vacation with your sister, and that you enjoyed the service, which is what makes Friendly a special place, as our main goal is to provide all our... More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I were in need for a vacation and decided to give friendly a try. First, I am giving this hotel a 5 for the service we received from; catineros Israel and Adrian and waiters Antonio, Nacho and Alex. They were all very approachable, friendly and very attentive during our stay. I like to interact with people and... More 

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

Dear Seni88, First of all on behalf of all the staff I want to thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination. We feel honoured to have been rated by you with a 5 star service, as in Friendly our goal is to provide the most personalised and friendliest service in town, but mostly to make you feel... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just back from the beautiful Mexican city Puerto Vallarta! I am so glad I choose the Friendly Vallarta as our base home:-) They kindly offered us a 11 floor room with an amazing ocean view, I would like to stay on my balcony whole day watching the sun from the rise to sun set... and the food and... More 

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

Dear Vivian, We feel honoured that you consider us your home, as every guest that honours us with their preference becomes instantly part of our family, and that is how we want to make you feel. I am glad to know that you had a great vacation time with us and that you enjoyed the service of our staff and... More 

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