-Our first room overwhelmingly stunk of mildew (-1)
-We asked to move, and they upgraded us to a great ocean view room (+1)
-Second room overwhelmingly stunk of mildew (-1)
-The staff is extremely long-winded, and wants to keep you in conversation for as long as possible, which is strange because no one ever mentioned time shares to us. (-1)
-We stupidly booked a private transfer ahead of time from the airport to the hotel, which cost $15 USD, meanwhile the place is a five-minute, $5 USD cab ride from the hotel (-1)
-I thought the food was bad, and I'm not especially picky. I was sick of the food by our fourth meal. Too bad we had eight more meals to go. Little did I know that I would not be eating them. Read on... (-1)
-The "Italian" restaurant is foul. The food was absolutely revolting (-1)
-Somewhere along the way, I got a stomach bug replete with mind-blowingly excruciating stomach cramps. I thought the end was nigh. (0, I think this was due to me being a gringo in Mexico, not necessarily the resort's fault)
-The hotel doctor (Dr. Susana) was awesome! (+5)
-Did I mention the room stunk overwhelmingly of mildew? Awesome feature when you're bedridden with stomach problems. (-5)
-Tons of kids. PLEASE know this if you don't have any. You might lose your mind.
-Despite the family-oriented nature, they have a super-loud disco/rave situation on Saturday nights until after 1am. So. Loud. (-3)
-When we checked out, they charged us $1 for calling the front desk and having them transfer us to the hotel doctor who was IN THE BUILDING (-1 for principle)
I think that equals -9, which means nothing, obviously, but because it's negative, I had to go for "poor" in my Trip Advisor rating.
By the way, the rooms were quite nice looking and very clean, they just stunk to high heaven.
PV Airport tip: The corridor right after Customs is filled with 30 or so "tourism officials." They're just a bunch of scammers selling time shares. Just walk through! Don't talk to anyone unless they have your name on a sign or they're a cab driver.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melia Puerto Vallarta is a paradise for families and couples, where there is something for everyone and where everything is included. A wide variety of snacks and meals, domestic and imported drinks and recreational activities for all ages, spectacular evening shows performed by professional dancers, with a different program every night, and swimming pool with children's section and 2 whirlpool. The Flintstones have found the perfect place for their holidays: they are staying with your family in one of our first theme hotels: Yabba-Dabba-Doo bazaar, Roca Flash, RocAdventure, Baby Rock Club, Bamm Bamm Club and Cool Club. Let yourself be surprised! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Beach Hotel Puerto Vallarta
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