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Rio Vista Hotel

El Fuerte 81820, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When there is one place we would like to come back once again, than this one. We arrived very late at night, directly from the BajaFerries and the whole staff was waiting for us in front of the hotel to give us a nice welcome at 11:30 pm. First, they took time to show and explain us the beautiful and... More

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This hotel has the best location in El Fuerte, at the side of the fort, with a view on the river. The owner is very friendly, he knows a lot about the city and helped us with information anytime we asked. We had a room with a view on the river, and they served us breakfast on the table just... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 hotel reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed in this hotel both before and after our great trip to Copper Canyon on the Chepe train. We had three rooms for six of us. It's a unique property, filled with folk art and artifacts. Each room is unique, hand-painted, spacious and cute. Nearly all of them have a river view. This place would be particularly attractive to... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Great staff, very friendly, very helpful. The views are fantastic, the breakfast is lovely, and the hotel is very unusual. It does need a bit of work, but the rooms are a good size, and the prices are more than reasonable. It is very eclectic as others have said, the views from room 22,23 and 24 are fantastic. We had... More

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Sisters, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Chal and his brothers run one of those little gems of a place that appeals to experienced travelers who seek out reasonable comfort but with a large dose of CHARACTER. The Rio Vista delivers. The rooms and hallways are covered in folk art...so fun and so colorful. The rooms and beds are comfortable if sometimes just a little funky... Get... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The hotel is conveniently located. The building is sprawling and fairly rustic.We stayed one night before catching El Chepe. There were very few guests, probably because of the season. There was a heavy rainfall which caused a leak in our room that the staff dealt with calmly. Our room was comfortable with interesting decor and a great view. The restaurant... More

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Alresford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Best service we've ever had at an hotel. Run by three brothers it has a family feel. One brother Chal made a special effort to recover our lost case, another Phillipe took us on a wonderful river boat bird watching tour and Nacho prepared us a great breakfast. So often you can feel people just want your cash but these... More

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San Francisco, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
38 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Maybe not so chic... no, really, I loved it at first sight, but first impressions can be deceiving when you dig a little deeper. 3 stars doesn't really describe it. 3 stars is average, or "just ok." No, chain motels are "just ok." What was good about this place was really good, but what was gross was really gross. First,... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Hotel Rio Vista. November 2013. What a treat this little place was. A beautiful view of the river from the highest point around. The hotel is a quaint old building right next to the fort/museum. When I say close I mean that the back wall of the fort is the side wall of the hotel walkway. We were greeted by... More

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Seattle, WA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Friends and I went to El Fuerte on our way through Copper Canyon. Best of all it cuts 2 hours of boring train ride off the beginning of that ride. The hotel owner, Chal, is friendly beyond belief. He is flawlessly honest with prices and referrals. We ate most meals in El Fuerte at the hotel because it was simply... More

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Address: El Fuerte 81820, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > El Fuerte
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