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Hotel Riu Vallarta

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Av de Los Cocoteros S/N, Lote Hotelero G | Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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Ranked #14 of 24 hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed a week in January and did not regret any minute that chose a RIU Vallarta. Amazing food - the best buffet ever seen. Quality, presentation, taste..... Entertainment team - no doubt one of the best we saw so far. Staff - very attentive, helpful, responsive. Beach - clean, long, easy to walk miles and miles. Drinks and bars... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel, spotlessly clean, excellent facilities, very good food, friendly and efficient staff, wonderful pool area, and private beach. Good entertainment crew, but the hotel is big enough if you don't want to take part.

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Omaha NE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife, two children (11 and 10 years old) and I stayed at RIU Vallarta July 12-17. This was our second stay at a RIU property, but our first at this resort. The property is meticulously maintained. The staff is extremely hard-working and friendly. The food is plentiful, with many options. Although we enjoyed the Asian, French and Steak House... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice vacation. Stayed with friends and had a really great time. The staff was very friendly except for one of the managers (Fernando) who was horrible. Aside from that we couldn't have asked for more. The locals at the hotel were very fun. And being able to go to the Riu Jalisco, which is next door made the party... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Riu Vallarta from june 28- july13 and had a great 2 weeks. As already stated by other reviews the check in was quick and easy with our luggage being taken to the room. The hotel is decorated in an art deco style and is exceptionally clean.The food was good with plenty of choice for anyone. There... More

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Pachuca, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did a long research and was worried because its tripadvisor evaluation is not that great, however was the least pricey all inclusive option at an international chain resort, the election turned out to be awesome!: Here is a summary, from the best to the could be better things we experienced in this resort (travelled with my wife for 4 days):... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Riu Vallarta for 2 weeks in early July with my family. It's difficult to sum it up in a short review so I’ve broken it down into sections below if you're looking for anything specific. The infamous 'problems' part is towards the bottom. Food and Drink: Everything is free as it's all inclusive which is great. 24/7 you... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel Riu Vallarta 23rd June to 5th July and can honestly say we had a fantastic holiday. Apologies in advance that this is quite a lengthy review. Airport - like other reviews have said ignore all the taxi companies, time share touts and walk straight through to your holiday rep (Thomson) in our case. Upon leaving... More

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Katy, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this with a package through Funjet. We added on the hotel transportation from the airport (Island Sun Experience). On the transportation… Just get a taxi (get fee before the trip). This was a joke. $130 for four round trip tickets. At the end of our trip, they never picked us up. We had to take a taxi back, which... More

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Wentzville, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: Food, Activities, Overall condition of the hotel. Beach is great for floating. Cons: Staff overall was very average. Somewhat helpful, not overly friendly, but not rude. Took three Tripadvisor Great Service Pins. We gave out two to the following: Towel lady. Most of the employees at a resort like this must hate being there. Not our towel Lady. Smiling... More

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Address: Av de Los Cocoteros S/N, Lote Hotelero G | Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Vallarta 3.5*
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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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#10 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta #12 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta #12 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta #12 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
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* 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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