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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 #31 of 120 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014
Carolric2014 Richland, Washington
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richland, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great friendly staff. Rooms could use a little refurbishing . We were on the sixth floor and the views were fantastic. They pour a good drink and the ala carte restaurant was excellent, I would recommend the Rib Eye Steak, I had it twice and both times it was excellent and you can add jumble prawns at no cost. Great... More 

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

Dear Carolric2014: Thank you for trusting us and for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. A good news for you, we are renovating our rooms in your next visit you will see the differences, new bedding, lamps, flat tv, etc. We value your opinion and we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay that is our greatest... More 

Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Friendly Resort is very clean, Room 2409 had a beautiful view along with a big patio, and the décor of the room itself is very nice with two queen sized beds and a couch. The beach could use more "soft" sand than the pebbly rocks. There is a drop off almost as soon as you walk into the water.... More 

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

Dear BettyJDustan: 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 

Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Where to start I do not know. I came back for my second time to Friendly Vallarta with a friend of mine and we had a fabulous time! We were there from October 18th to 26th. When we arrived, a welcome sign was in our room made out of peddals. Everything we asked for was in our room, even the... More 

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

Dear SierraCalgary: Thank you for trusting us and for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. We value your opinion, we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay that is our greatest reward!!! We hope to see you soon :) More 

Fort McMurray, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I chose Friendly as a resort to meet up with our family and friends because the Tripadvisor reviews were good and the cost was acceptable to our family members. Upon arrival I knew that we had made a mistake. The hotel is packed with locals on the weekends which means a huge influx of children. The main... More 

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

Dear FFHale: Thank you for sharing your opinion with us, every comment is positive or negative helps us to be better. We renovated many areas of our hotel, our rooms, lobby, restaurants, meeting rooms, bathrooms beach, elevators, etc. Thanks for all the suggestions. We invite you to visit us again and you can see the changes that we have for... More 

Sedro Woolley, Washington
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our family's first experience with an all inclusive resort where we paid for our room and board (Food) all in one lump sum. First of all the staff lived up to the name of the hotel. So FRIENDLY! So service oriented! So happy to have us there. We stayed with close to 500 other church members for 11... More 

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

Dear Sharilyn M: 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 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Hunting for a vacation that would not break the bank but be a great one. Defiantly found it at Hotel Friendly which very much lives up to its name. This all inclusive resort was a blast. The rooms were adequately spacious and comfortable. The entertainment was often and a lot of fun plus Karaoke two nights while we were there.... More 

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

Dear val m: 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... More 

Grand Bend, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My group of friends have chosen Friendly as our first pick when we do our annual visit to Puerto Vallarta. We are a group of 8 to 12 men with a real good knowledge of the amenities surrounding the PV area. I myself have stayed at over a dozen different resorts in this area and can say that there is... More 

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

Dear Brad254: 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 

Motueka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Friendly lived up to its Name! And I am a positive traveler making the most of my adventures so negativity is not part of my nature....life is too short! On check in I was welcomed with a smile, refreshing welcome drink provided at this time...always a nice touch. Resort happily accommodated my change of room request to a 2nd floor... More 

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

Dear peanut63: Thanks for everything you say about us and about your recent stay. We are delighted to know that you will return soon and we will be waiting for you :) to continue treating you as you deserve!!! :) More 

seattle
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We just returned from a horrible week's stay at the friendly vallarta. It has not been well maintained, the food is terrible my husband and i both got sick everytime we tried to eat at their restaurants and I slipped and fell on the wet tile from rain that was leaking into our room. My back was injured so we... More 

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

Dear takemeawaySeattle, Although check what really happened in this situation, and clarify that it was an oversight on your part, we decided to end this conflict and help you to receive your phone (which is in your hands now), the hotel has fully covered the entire shipping and costs. We are glad to know that this situation has been satisfactorily... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wow where do I start from... I had a blast with my hubby, kids, parents and aunties. We got three rooms. All where nice and clean. The view from the rooms was amazing. Food was great and staff were very friendly and helpful. The beach and pool was very nice and clean. Next time when we visit Vallarta we are... More 

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

Dear roslyn176: 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 

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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
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#13 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#20 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#28 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta

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