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Hotel Riu Vallarta

3.5 of 5 Av de Los Cocoteros S/N | Lote Hotelero G, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Rhinelander, Wi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

Overall a nice resort. The only real complaint was the reserving of the front row pool loungers at 3 am. We had decided not to play the game though and always were able to find back row loungers when we went down for breakfast about 8am. Then we would just hang out by the pool for the day. Kudos to... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a week at Riu Vallarta the first week in February with extended family. We had a wonderful vacation at this great hotel! Before going I, of course, checked all the reviews on Trip Advisor. I was a bit worried based on some of the negative reviews. However, what I learned is that you have to take these reviews... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

RESORT - beautiful grounds, well kept ROOM- Spacious. The beds were hard. We asked for a mattress topper, but never received one. minibar was replenished when we called and asked. SERVICE DESK - Very pleasant and helpful. POOL - the main pool was way too small for the size of the resort. You had to be up before the sun... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just came back after a week in Riu Vallarta.Nice hotel on the very nice beach.Food not the best but for us it wasn't priority,nice and very helpful staff.The hotel has more then 500 rooms,so it can be quite crowdy but there is plenty of space for everyone.To people asking for Wi-Fi,there is 90 min free access in the lobby area... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely location but food and wifi service make it a 3 star hotel at best - check in service excellent and rapid pity the waiter service does not follow suit. 3rd world wifi service very slow and only can be used once a day upto max 90 mins. Dreamliner flight from Manc excellent with Thomsons staff in resort good. Food... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely spotless hotel - service a bit hit and miss - certainly not the best - waiters often slow ! Worst thing was very poor wifi - only 90 consecutive mins a day and if you accidently click in for one min your wifi is up for the day ! Should be free all day in a 5 star hotel... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for my 21st birthday absolutely amazing hotel, staff were so helpful. Twice we were brought up glasses of champagne and a free bunch of balloons, chocolates and cards on arrival for my celebrations!! Staff can't do enough for you .. Weather was lovely just hot enough to sunbathe, would definitley return

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3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived after 10pm our flight having been delayed 6 hours due to snow. Check in was one of the best I have experienced, registration forms were available for completion on the coach, as we left the coach the vandalism was placed on our wrists and within about 5 minutes we were given an envelope containing room key, info leaflet,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned after 2 faboulous weeks in Puerto Vallarta. Want to share some of my pro's and con's regarding this resort and hopefully they will be helpful when making a decision. Pro's- Beautiful Resort, Lots of Mexican Character and very welcoming, close to the airport check in quite organized and quick, food good at the buffet and service good, if... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here on 7th Feb. for two weeks ..Hope our review can help . LOCATION - Right on a vast beach with non motorised and motorised sports available. The sea was very warm with great 'rollers' now and again, great fun and boogie boards are available . HOTEL - This is a big, much frequented hotel by all. If... More 

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  • Adult pool(39)
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  • Entertainment staff(10)
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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Vallarta

Address: Av de Los Cocoteros S/N | Lote Hotelero G, 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*
Number of rooms: 445
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Also Known As:
Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Riu Vallarta Nuevo
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#14 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta

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