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Samba Vallarta All Inclusive

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Av. costera y la playa s/n., Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico (Formerly Samba Vallarta by Pueblo Bonito)
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Ranked #15 of 24 hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2004
mdh2959 Mpls, MN
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2004

My wife and I just got back from a week's stay at the Solare and had a great time. It wasn't the Wyndham Anatole or anything, but neither was it the horror story that many posts here make it out to be. The only thing we were disappointed with was the food. It was generally pretty average, especially the buffets... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2004

Travelled with 3 children ages 3, 5, and 8 in April, with Skyservice departing from Toronto. Thanks to previous reviews, we were aware of the "signature" signs prior to exiting the terminal - and thus were able to avoid the "time share" agents. A large modern, air conditioned bus was waiting upon our arrival and within moments we were on... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2004

My husband and I spent the worse week of our lives at this horrid hotel. I don't understand how anyone in their right mind can like this place. Where do I begin? I am surprised they are still operating!! The first problem is the location - about a good 40 minutes away from the town. Located out in a hot,... More

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Mpls, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2004

So you want to eat Filet Mignon and drink Kristal on vacation at your all inclusive Mexican resort? Think again! We just returned from the Solare and like many who have read this board, wondered about what we signed up for after seeing some of the reviews. Here is what we experienced:Family of 5 - kids ageed 14-8. We had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2004

I relied heavilyon the TripAdvisor reviews before booking (through Transglobal Vacations) at the Solare. The reviews, taken as a group, are a good reflection of the kinds of experience you can expect at Solare - it won't please everyone but will please most. My wife and I and our kids (16, 17) stayed March 24-31. Room was fine, 4th floor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2004

After reading some of the reviews about this resort, we were a little apprehensive about the trip. We had a very nice vacation and didn't encounter any of the problems that the other reviewers mentioned. The room was clean, air conditioning cold, plenty of hot water, food was good, and the drinks were made with brand name whiskey, vodka, etc.... More

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commerce, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2004

I just returned from a week long stay at the Solare, and I would definitely go back! The activities staff, the bartenders and the wait staff are the shining stars at this resort when it comes to service and making you feel at home. The beach was beautiful and the pool clean and clear and a good time was had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2004

We visited Feb 25 thru Mar 3. My husband and I arrived early and were waiting for my Sister and Brother-in-law to fly in. Our assigned rooms were 4th flr & 1st flr. We asked to be moved closer if possible and we also needed one room to have a King bed. The hotel was overbooked but they were very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2004

Visited the Solare in late Feb/early March 2004. Had a great experience. It sounds like folks who were disappointed were either very picky or expecting something other than what they were in for. The food ranged from acceptable to GREAT. Try the Mexican style dishes, they were terrific. When they tried to imitate Canadian/American fare, the food was mediocre. Lots... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2004

Our family stayed at Solare Mar 17-24, and we all had a blast! We have 3 kids, aged 12, 14 and 18 and we never heard the dreaded "I'm bored" from them. There was always something to do for all of us; pool volleyball, beach volleyball, kayaking, boogie boarding, shuffle board, outdoor chess, ping pong, daily contests, Spanish lessons, water... More

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Address: Av. costera y la playa s/n., Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico (Formerly Samba Vallarta by Pueblo Bonito)
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samba Vallarta All Inclusive 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Samba Vallarta All Inclusive Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Samba Vallarta Pueblo Bonito
Hotel Samba Vallarta
Samba Vallarta Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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