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Samba Vallarta All Inclusive

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Av. costera y la playa s/n., Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico (Formerly Samba Vallarta by Pueblo Bonito)
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Samba with another couple for two weeks in January, 2006. After reading some previous reviews, we were a little worried before we went, but once we arrived, we were quickly put at ease. The check-in process was very smooth. We had booked balcony rooms and asked that we be located near our friends.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2006

We had a great time at the Samba. The grounds are beautiful and the hotel is small which is great when you are trying to keep track of 4 kids (ages 11,9,7,3). The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our kids loved the nightly entertainment and ordering drinks all day long. The food was decent. Breakfast was the best. Eat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2006

My wife and I vacationed at the Samba in late November/early December 2005. This was our second trip to this resort. First, as other members posted, there has been a few very noticeable upgrades to this resort since our first visit. However, the rooms remain the same, which is almost utilitarian. The rates we paid were substantially higher than our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2006

My Brand New Wife and i stayed at the samba from 11-07 to 11-14, and it was an amazing trip. We had the time of our lives. When we first got there it was kinda intimidating being as neither of us had ever been to mexico or out of the country really. but within the day the Great staff of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2006

We stayed at Samba Vallarta from Jan 4-11, 2006. We went down with 200 people. The food at the Hacienda Buffet Restaurant was awful. This resort was rated a 4 star by Signature Vacations. I've stayed at a 3.5 star and have had better food. The Hacienda had a very small room where the buffet was laid out. It was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2006

Stayed at the Samba Vallarta April 2005. This was our fourth all inclusive. Have been to Cuba, D.R. and Mayan Riviera. We booked this resort to try to save a little money. Not a good idea. Lobby - very small. Only 2 couches in a heavy traffic area, with people coming and going out the main door. There is a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2006

If you want to stay in a Motel 6 on the Mexican Pacific Coast and have no expectations of service, atmosphere, quality or amenities, stay here. If, on the other hand, you are expecting this to be a 5-star all-inclusive, as the Samba claims to be, then prepare for massive disappointments and a protracted fight with your travel agent about... More 

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Ferndale, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2006

My g/f and I stayed at this resort from 12/15 - 12/20, it was my first time there. I'd been to PV once before, this was my first time in NV. I've also stayed at the Pueblo Bonito in Mazatlan. The room was by far the worst part about the vacation, but not a huge deal because who's going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2006

My husband and I went to Samba for 2 weeks, right before Christmas. I had been at an all-inclusive before, so I knew what to expect, but this place went above and beyond all expectations I had! Samba Vallarta is a smaller resort, overshadowed by the Riu next door. They say the resort is quite old, but Samba is actualy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2006

Our family of 6 (2 parents and 4 kids (ages 22, 20, 19, 16) just returned from the Samba on 12/31/05 after a 5 day stay. I must say that our rooms were a HUGE disappointment. They both smelled of incredible mildew, while one had multiple cockroaches enter through a bathroom drain. The doors are paper thin and we were... More 

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