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Rio Vista Hotel

El Fuerte 81820, Mexico
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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite arriving late on a New Year's Eve, we were amicably picked up, delivered, well fed, toured some local architectural highlights and comfortably accommodated by hotel host Chal Gamez. Our only regret was that we could not have seen more of beautiful El Fuerte and the hotel/museum before we were escorted to the early morning train up to the Canyon.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect place for a more economic overnight stay for El Chepe train, the room is basic but clean and has hot water. The view of the river is fantastic and the staff very friendly and laid back, definitely worth a quick visit. The breakfast was pretty decent too.

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Germany
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel might not be THE best hotel but it has everything you need. It is clean, comfortable and even though you hear alot of bugs from outside, it enriches your experience. The owner and his workers are extremely friendly and very helpful. All the tours are very well planned and they know alot about history and birds. I must... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We came here to take the train threw copper canyon and liked Rio Vista Hotel so much we stayed three more days. This is the perfect spot to take the morning train to Divsireo. Chal the owner, told us that was the most scenic place on Copper Canyon and even gave us a ride to the train. Amazing hiking, zip... More 

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Thank Surfer4376
albuquerque nm
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is so friendly and laid-back you will immediately want to throw off your shoes and walk around the place barefoot, which is exactly what I did. So many regional artifacts downstairs, so many platforms for viewing the gorgeous river and sipping a margarita or eating a delicious plate of food. Your hosts are Chal, Phillipe, and Ignacio! These... More 

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Atchison, Kansas
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50 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

On the edge of town, high over the river, all rooms have balconies with amazing views. Hummingbirds land on the balcony railing and soaring birds can be seen at eye level and below. Wonderful antique furnishings! Complimentary welcome cocktail and absolutely silly tour of town in their tarted up open-air bus which causes all who see it to wave and... More 

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Clinton, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

the falcon nabs a swallow at 5pm. At 7pm bats come out of the adjoining fort wall. Birding everywhere. Guides available for river and petroglyphs. The best river views in town. If something is not right the owners fix it. We have stayed here many times and will stay again. Not the fanciest, just the friendliest. Charl has many interesting... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Hotel is located behind the El Fuerte museum and above the river. Rooms are on different levels with walkways leading everywhere--My husband and I enjoyed the the colorful paintings and the great view of the rivers--The rooms have airconditioning and 3/4 bathrooms. It is a vey secured area--we left our car here when we rode the Chepe--If you do come... More 

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Thank veliagonick
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Charming place with a boheimian style. In the right way overdecorated with muralpaintings, antique objects and bouganvilla flowers all over. Many nice terasses and a restaurant/bar that has a small but good assortment of food and serves a nice big breakfast. The owner and the staff is very friendly and helpfull. It is a very friendly and relaxed feeling- you... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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40 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located on the riverbank so literally every room gets riverview but its nothing that special. The hotel has colonial vibe, rooms are rather neat, A/C works well, wifi works in some spots in some it does not. The owner is very helpful, speaks English, can help a lot with moving around town, trips etc. Good for backpacking.... More 

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