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Hotel Riu Vallarta

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Av de los Cocoteros s/n, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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Ranked #15 of 24 hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton Alberta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is OUR experience - yours may vary! We stayed at the RIU during a very busy week. Our Riu stay was March 23-31 2014. We are in out 40's and have travelled the Caribbean and Mexico extensively and cruised many times. We needed a quick winter getaway and the price was fabulous so we were enticed to book a... More

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14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there for a week for a family wedding and although all 48 of us had a great time the resort itself was mediocre. This was my 6th all inclusive so I am comparing to my experiences. the hotel is very outdated. Our rooms were average, luckily we didn't spend much time in it as it was dingy and... More

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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at this resort in Puerto Vallarta from April 4 -11. Check in was the quickest ever.The hotel room with a balcony and ocean view also over looked the plaza where all the action takes place in the evenings. Our room was very clean with huge bath room ,tub and shower and fully stocked bar and... More

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Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got there we were given a package and they told us we had to wait till 3:00 and we arrived at 11:00 As they said the rooms were not done we went up and asked to be put in our room early and they just happened to have it cleaned already , and cleaned isn't the best word for... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Riu Vallarta We just returned from our big family trip and although we had a great time together making lots of memories, the resort itself didn't contribute much to them. This is an average all inclusive, a three star at best. Rooms: we stayed in a "family room", which consists of a King bed and a double bed, 2 sinks,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just got back from spending 7days and 6 nights at this hotel and if you have kids the Kid entertainment staff is amazing and so is the restaurant staff the other staff is ok bar service was crappy. The beach is amazing and so was the night show Michael Jackson tribute. The food was 8ok at the buffet we didn't... More

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Weyburn, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at about 1830pm and were quickly given our package at a table set up in the lobby. We were at our room in no time. We had a room on the 7th floor (7062) it had a not bad view for a standard room but it did not have a king bed as requested. Had specified a king... More

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Chestermere, Alberta
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed from March 9 to 16, 2014. Our room was great, clean, great view. The food was out of this world, never boring. The help was excellent, especially Antonio, the waiter either by the pool or on the beach. He will keep you very happy. He was around the pools at the beginning of the week and your glass never... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took this trip with our kids ages 9 and three. I found the Riu Vallarta to be very kid friendly and Puerto Vallarta was a great destination for families. Our room was located on the top floor and we had excellent ocean views. The family suit was two full size beds pushed together which made for interesting sleeping! There... More

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Hortonville, Wisconsin, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is like a palace in the lobby, but with that welcome feeling. Rooms are clean and kept clean when needed. Food is amazing with friendly chefs. The best part about this place is the entire staff!!! From bartenders, to Waite staff, bathroom crews, entertainment, and maintenance staff. Well kept up, clean, and great food and drinks!! Only complaint... More

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  • Great time(11)
  • Entertainment staff(10)
  • Sir George(10)
  • Specialty restaurant(8)
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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Vallarta

Address: Av de los Cocoteros s/n, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#13 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Vallarta 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
* In Riviera Nayarit, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa de Flamingos beach, 2 km / 1.5 miles from Nuevo Vallarta * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 9-storey building * 3 km / 1.86 miles from various shops * 13 km / 8 miles from the airport * 1 km / 0.62 miles from Flamingos Golf Club * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex ... more   less 
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