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Velas Vallarta Suite Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Av Costera s/n, LH2 | Fracc Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #16 of 119 hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Indiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great family trip year after year!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We spent the week at Velas in April with our entire family for my brothers wedding. We have stayed mulitple times at Velas and it never disappoints. The service is amazing from the instant you walk in the front, the rooms are very clean...we sleep better there than at home!! The maids come twice daily to clean your room and then to turn down your beds, you feel like a princess! All the waiters around the pool are very good..we recieved excellent service and attention from Carlos and Eric at the pool. At the beach resturant Pablo is a smiling face we love to see each night and at Andres Brenda greets you with a beautiful smile and Omar will help you with whatever you need.
I would highly recommend a destination wedding at Velas, it was perfect. Simple sweet and very intimate...it was a dream wedding for my brother and new sister-in-law!! We also discovered the newly designed KIds Club this year. They completely gutted a first floor suite close to the pool for the club, it is a free service that has a daily schedule of activities for kids. Our kids were ready to get out of the sun in the afternoons and it was perfect for them, they were able to play video games, watch movies in english (all the cartoons are mainly in Spanish in the rooms) and do arts and crafts. The girls that run the Kids Club are so good with the kids, we've seen their faces the last couple of years we have been there. They are so sweet and patient with the kids, my boys were anxious to get to there a few days in a row to play one of them in either a wrestling video game, uno or a game of spoons. The area is very clean, up to date and full of fun for the kids. One day they even had a tennis lesson. I cannot say enough about this new program for the children, we saw a wide range of children but it was never very crowded which was so nice. I trusted the ladies that worked with my kids and felt they were very safe...which means so much!! This program just adds to the experience at Velas, it is definitly a family resort that I look forward to making many more memories at!!!

Room Tip: We stayed on the north building on the 4th floor and the view was excellent...you are far enough abo...
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  • Stayed April 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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donald w, Guest Relations Manager at Velas Vallarta Suite Resort, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Congratulations on being one of the first guests to explore and enjoy our remodeled and rejuvenated Kid's Club. As you have noted the size of the Club has more than doubled and the services and activities have quadrupled. Now the little ones can also enjoy an extended array of arts and crafts, organized group activities, video games, movie of the day and much more. We truly believe that the Velas Vallarta Kid's Club will be the envy of all Puerto Vallarta hotels. Thank you for the observation and we hope to surprise you again next year with even more improvements.
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English first
Warsaw, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My Grandson was married on the Jetty. It was a beautiful wedding. The hotel took care of all the details. The wedding planner, Ana Vite was exceptional! Donald Willis helped make it memorable
also. All the members services staff were great! The waiters at the beach (Carlos & Eric) were very attentive! The staff at both restaurants were great! I have been a member since 1993 and I have never had a bad experience there. All my family and new family now love Velas Vallarta. The activities director Christian is doing a great job.

  • Stayed April 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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donald w, Guest Relations Manager at Velas Vallarta Suite Resort, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hola and thank you for having chosen Velas Vallarta for your special day. I remember the wedding well and I must say that when the invitees started to cry during the ceremony some of the staff started to cry also myself included. It was a very special and emotional event, one that was celebrated joyously until 1am. We are honoured to have hosted such two beautiful families and are proud to have contributed to the bonding of the loving couple. We look forward to seeing you in the future to celebrate their many anniversaries.
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I visted Velas Vallarta in April 2013 and had a great vacation there. The resort didn't appear too busy we were always able to get a good spot at the pool even at 2 in the afternoon and never a problem for dinner reservations. The service staff at the pool were friendly and great!
The reastaurants were all good but our favorite was Andreas. The service was excellent and our 2 favorite servers Efrin and Manuel never disappointed us.
We had a studio room on the third floor which was good but I did miss having a balcony. So if you want a balcony off your room go for the one bedroom suite even if its just 2 people. Maid service came twice a day, cleaning the room late morning and then turning down the bed aroun 9pm in the evening and taking away any wet towels.
We hated to leave at the end of the week and are already planning a trip back in the new year.

Room Tip: Studio suites have no balcony so get a one beroom if the balcaony is important to you.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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donald w, Guest Relations Manager at Velas Vallarta Suite Resort, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your contribution and for your advice on suite descriptions. Our studios are our most economical category that we offer. They are nicely appointed with kitchenette and luxury amenities. Our one bedroom suite is approximately twice the size with a balcony off of the living room and of course they are more expensive. So whatever your needs and style are we have something for all ranges. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your observations.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I purchased a membership in 2011 and recently returned for my second visit. The reservation process was perfect leading up to the trip answering any and all concerns, since this time around I am now a vegan.
Checked in and was given an amazingly large room on the top floor, they stocked my fridge with almond milk and fruits. Jorge the head chef spoke with us about our food requests and prepared us some spectacular amazing lunches. He was not on hand at dinner and so they were not as great, a lot of the staff had no clue what vegan was,but we were served decent meals that left us happy overall. we did not starve or find it difficult to eat there. I will upload some shots of the meals we were served.
The service staff in the Andreas restaurant were friendly and attentive, especially to the large groups at dinner who probably left large tips, so my service at dinner was very minimal at best. my only complaint really. I think all guests should be treated equally regardless of the size of the group seated at the table.
Poolside staff were great as always with drinks, but again, to get service you had to be leaving tips or they often walked past you.
We bought the wifi internet,,, 80 bucks for the week, and it did not work in our room at all..unless we stood on the balcony, mentioned this to front desk staff a few times and got no response other than oh it works in the rooms... well it didnt in mine.
Having spent a lot of money for the membership, I think that should be included for members.
The grounds were maintained 10000 times above any other resort I have been too, they power wash the pool area and chairs EVERY night, constant cleaning. The most impressive in that regard.
I really enjoy this resort overall and do look forward to my next visit.

Room Tip: For an amazing sunset ask for building 2 or 3
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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donald w, Guest Relations Manager at Velas Vallarta Suite Resort, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
In terms of special diets or requests we are very open in creating special dishes based on individual wishes. Many times we will receive correspondence beforehand concerning dining preferences or needs and normally the guest will be presented to our executive chef upon check in to explain exactly the dining options and how they would like to dine. Our restaurant captains are then informed of the guest so that we can be better prepared to satisfy the taste buds in the way that they desire. By the way, your photos of your dish selection and of the pool are truly remarkable. We congratulate you and will be waiting for you on your next visit to Velas Vallarta.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My daugher my wife and I were there at the end of March

We got a 1 bedroom suite on the 6th floor with views of the garden area, pools and beach/ocean in the distance. had large balconies with table, chairs.The rooms were always kept very clean.
Stocked kitchen with a basket of goodies stocked daily with oatmeal, cereal, chips, nuts, soups, and such. They also stock the refrigerator with water, sodas, beer, juice & milk.

The Gardens and pools were well kept and a lot of games to join in at the pool.Excellent service in the rooms bars, restaurants, Staff are very nice and polite.

Lunch by the pool or beach can't be beaten, sitting drinking having nice food watching the sun go done was very nice, not a lot of choice at the buffet but everything good.

We loved all the peacocks and iguanas roaming around.

There was only one problem, we saw a lot a person with no bracelet. These people arrive very early in the morning and take most of the place with table and umbrella at the pool. All owner can came at the resort anytime. We saw a family (more than 20) arrive with her cooler full of beer and food take place around the pool, make noise, eat and drink in the pool

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Recently returned from PV. Been there 4-5 times and ALWAYS had the best experience at Velas Vallarta. Older property, but beautifully maintained. Excellent service in the rooms bars, restaurants. Pool service is top notch. Try to always sit in Tino's area as he is the BEST. Lunch by the pool or beach can't be beaten. Can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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donald w, Guest Relations Manager at Velas Vallarta Suite Resort, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Thank you for your contribution and for your advice on suite descriptions. Our studios are our most economical category that we offer. They are nicely appointed with kitchenette and luxury amenities. Our one bedroom suite is approximately twice the size with a balcony off of the living room and of course they are more expensive. So whatever your needs and style are we have something for all ranges. Again thank you for taking the time to share your observations.
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My daugher & I were there in Apr.2011. The pool was great, food was great and the staff were great. Room was good as well. Could see the ocean from our bed. The nightly entertainment was not as good as I would have liked. Very few people attended. It was a little more quieter than we like but still good. They should have a more private area for a lounge. Found the waiters were a great bunch of guys and never had to worry about our drinks. They would also bring you a lunch if you didn't want to go to the restaurant. They don't have much of a buffet - mainly sit down. We went for dinner one night at the resort and my daugher ended up feeling quite ill from being out in sun. They came right away, offered her a cold towel and water and brought a wheel chair to take her up to our room. They even phoned later to see how she was doing and since she didn't eat much of her dinner asked if they could bring something for her to eat. Next day they would ask how she was when they saw her. That was over and beyond and made our trip that much better. Didn't really go on the beach but it was nice. We have been thinking of returning just not sure when.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Av Costera s/n, LH2 | Fracc Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#10 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#12 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#16 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Velas Vallarta Suite Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come to Velas Vallarta, one of the most established resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and find the tropical beachfront oasis you have been searching for. Relax and enjoy quality time with those you care about most as you enjoy the benefits of a true All-Inclusive resort. Absolutely everything is included- a spacious suite, gourmet á la carte meals, a full in-suite dining menu, our excellent Kids Club, nightly entertainment and everything in between.Take a break from building sand castles to enjoy some of the best hamburgers around during a leisurely lunch by the pool. Take a siesta after a day in the sun and freshen up for an elegant family dinner followed by a stroll through the gardens to enjoy the evening breeze. Sample a premium tequila and treat the kids to an extra dessert- it's all included and it's all high quality. ... more   less 
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