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“"Terrific Hotel, Great Food, Amazing Staff!"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta

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Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Morelos No. 170 | Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #31 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“"Terrific Hotel, Great Food, Amazing Staff!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We have stayed around Puerto Vallarta several times throughout the years. This time we chose to stay in the Centro region during "Holy Week" (March 23-31). This hotel was truly a great find! It was conveniently located across the street from the Malecon and all its attractions yet quiet and comfortable for our R&R. The rooms were immaculate and perfectly equipped for all of our needs.The Coexist cafe, connected to the hotel, had great food which was artistically presented. The cocktails and morning fresh fruit and green juice were yummy. The fact that Victor and his staff genuinely cared about our stay was another outstanding feature of the hotel.Miguel,Carlos, Oscar and the rest of the restaurant staff;Saul and the front desk staff, and Rosa with the rest of the housekeeping people were all amazing and most welcoming. We would highly recommend this hotel to all that we know.....just make sure that there is a room for us!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Wow, Wow! Wow!! I am overwhelmed with all your adjectives, thank you very, very much. It was a lot of fun meeting you and having you as our guests. thank you for staying with us and hope to see you again very soon.

Victor
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Morelia, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My family stayed at Hotel Rio Malecon for two nights during the Easter Break which is a very busy time in Mexico. "Malecon" means boardwalk in English, and Puerto Vallarta's is one of the most enjoyable: wide, lined with restaurants and sculptures, always something interesting going on. It was great to walk out of the hotel and be on the boardwalk in a minute and then return to a little quiet and cool back at Hotel Rio.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your review and for staying at the Rio. We hope this is your first of many more great visist.

Victor
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mpls, mn
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We booked the hotel for six day in January 2013, based upon other Trip Advisor reviews. Hotel exceeded our expectations. Staff at the front desk was very helpful, especially Alejandra and Ulyses. The restaurant that is connected, Coexist, was excellent. Breakfast was some of the best we had. Restaurant staff, especially Carlos and Nacho, did a super job. Really enjoyed the location in the "Cento" area. Our room was average, but we had one of the older ones that hasn't been refurbished. We have already reserved one of the newer units for January 2014.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
: ) thank you for spending your valuable time in a review of the Hotel Rio.
All those great comments are the reason why we come to work everyday : )
Carlos and Nacho have got an ear to ear grin ever since they read your comments.
Thanks again


Victor
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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Rio Malecon for 6 amazing nights. Victor and his staff were absolutely fantastic throughout our stay. After days on the beach we'd come back to beautiful Daiquiris and Mojitos at Coexist, a great restaurant which is part of the hotel. We had many meals there and agreed it was some of the best food we had in Mexico. The location is ideal, a block from the beach and short walking distance to the nightclubs and bars. I recommend this hotel to anyone who visits Vallarta, it really was a special part of our holiday. Thank you so much to Victor and his fantastic staff, the 5 Aussie girls will be visiting again very soon!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Ey Girls!

It was delightful having you all as our guests. One of the best things about being involved in the hospitality industry is having the opportunity to meet wonderful people like you. Thank you very much for you visit. It would be a great honor to have you all back at the Rio.

Till then, you will remain our favorite 5 Aussie girls!!

Victor
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Kansas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 3 days, in July 2012. I was pleasantly suprised. It's a great location in the middle of everything. On a busy street, but we didn't notice any problems with noise, even though we had a room on the corner. The small pool was nice to have to cool off after walking around PV in July. The restaurant was great. We had breakfast down there almost everyday, and usually it was enough to hold us over until we ate dinner later in the day. Overall a nice low key place, that we'd stay at again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review,

We have made more improvements to the hotel and the restaurant over the course of the past year. hopefully you will come and check them out this next july.

all the best,

Victor
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have stayed at the Hotel Rio several times because of its great location, friendly staff and reasonable rates. The outside spaces are welcoming, but a few more chairs would be welcome on the second and third floor interior courtyards. There is plenty of seating around the Coexsist Restaurant< however, which is a great place for a cocktail or a meal. Everything we had there was delicious. We will be back next year!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your review, your suggestion and for being a repetitive costumer.
I totally agree we need more seating options on those areas, so i´ll get to it. and you can let me know if you aprove them on your next visit. ; )

Best Regards

Victor Zamorano
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We brought my husband's parents and sister here. His parents are in their 80's and staff really made them feel comfortable. Service fantastic and the rooms were superb! This is where will be staying when coming into PV everytime. Great location, easy walking to all our haunts on the Malecon, great parking right across the street. One of our rooms was on the main road but with the patio door shut, everyone slept well.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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zvictor, Owner at Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
your comments makes me feel very proud of all my staff and all the investments I make to offer you better facilities. It has been a huge amount of work, but when I read your comments it reassures me that it is worth it.

thank you very much for sharing your experience,

Sincerely

Victor Zamorano
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Additional Information about Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta

Address: Morelos No. 170 | Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#14 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#23 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#30 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An affordable boutique style hotel located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Only 5 miles away from the international airport and walking distance from the main attractions in the area, such as the traditional and recently restored Malecon, Los Muertos Beach, the Flea Market, the Romantic Zone, Restaurant Row, as well as Puerto Vallarta’s exciting night life. Our facilities include 47 comfortable rooms (featuring plasma TV with cable, private bathroom with shower, double glass windows, balcony and some with kitchenette), COEXISTbistro and International Bar (open daily 8am – 2am), outdoor chlorine-free swimming pool, complementary Wi-Fi, private club room for special events, and 24 hour in-house concierge. ... more   less 
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