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Rio Vista Hotel

El Fuerte 81820, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Clinton, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

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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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The perfect location, right on downtown, great view, colonial style, al services, very friendly staff, chan is a great host. All you nead to have a nice rest. All points of interest are at walking distance.

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Somerville, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Rio Vista Hotel is wonderful -- great views, close to town, very helpful staff. The hotel clearly shows the care and love of the owner and workers. Breakfast was delicious and dining on the outdoor patio was a beautiful way to start the day. We wouldn't stay any place else in El Fuerte.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This boutique hotel located in the Sierra Madres is just precious. It has a view of the river too. It is only a few blocks to the historical town El Fuerte. The area is very safe and peaceful. Chul will help you with whatever you need. Great place to start your trip to Copper Canyon.

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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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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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48 hotel reviews
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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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