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“Just O.K........” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Crown Paradise Resort Puerto Vallarta

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Golden Crown Paradise Resort Puerto Vallarta
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Av de las Garzas 3, Puerto Vallarta 48333, Mexico   |  
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“Just O.K........”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2003

We just returned from a visit Oct. 28 through Nov. 4. The main comment I have is that we would not go back. The hotel itself is not super nice and would probably be a 3 star at best. The room furnishings are old (threadbare bedspread, etc.). The towles have been washed so many times they are thin and worn. You get the idea. Negative comments are: the hotel is very stingy with towels both in the rooms and at the pool.
They are like towel-Nazi's. The pool area with it's activites staff is set-up for a bunch of 20-year olds on Spring Break. BLARING, incredibly loud rap-type music, semi-obnoxious activity people organizing drinking games, volleyball games, etc. and the crowd at the hotel the entire time we were there were people in their 50's. This was a huge mis-match to what the hotel was trying to be and do. The food was ok, not bad, not great. I personally, would not do the all-inclusive again as it is more fun to eat out anyway. The vendors on the beach are very annoying, you can't nap, can't read, can't hold a converstation for the constant interruption. Positives: the hotel was clean, our room was clean and the pool area and grounds were well-kept. The staff was pretty good too. All in all, it's a great place if you are about 20 years old, don't care about having a nice room, will eat pretty much anything and you want to drink a lot. This is your place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2003

We just returned from a 7 day stay at the Crown Paradise in Puerto Vallarta. We always love it when people list all the good and bad so I'll try to do the same to help you all out! First of all, we stayed in the timeshare units which were very nice. We traveled with several other couples and they had regular rooms which were just a little smaller and did not have the kitchen like ours did. The resort is small enough that you meet and socialize with the same people of you'd like - we met some great new friends! The food left a lot to be desired.
Salvadores was ok but very continental (i.e. sauces on meats, small portions, foo-foo food as my meat and potato hubby calls it). The mexican coffee was a treat there. The pool bar tacos are a must have - they are good! As is the fresh squeezed orange juice and basket of fresh breads (pastries) for breakfast. Other than that, eat offsite at Pipi's for authentic mexican food or LeCliff for great lobster. Drinks were plentiful and remember not to be cheap....TIP YOUR WAITER...a little goes a long way. Service is second to none there - that means a lot to us. We were there during the tropical storms/hurricane so many ocean related activities were cancelled. However, we were with friends and still had a ball! The timeshare people became funny....they're actually friendly and just doing their job to try to get you to listen...be polite and firmly say no. The peddlers on the beach became very annoying as they did not take no for a final answer. It becamde impossible to lay on the beach...even if you pretended to be asleep they would pull your finger to try to wake you. The management of the resorts need to get a handle on this problem. The City is filled with many things do do....enjoy the resorts' pool (especially tequila volleyball), the sand, surf and wonderful pampering but make sure you take some tours and take a busride to downtown (for 5 pesos) and walk the shops. The zoo bar plays great american dance music (drinks are awful there - no liquor so order beer). Carlos O-Brian's is an americanized mexican restaurant/bar if you miss home! Hope this helps....we're heading back next year so hubby can catch the fish that got away in the hurricane. Enjoy!

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Address: Av de las Garzas 3, Puerto Vallarta 48333, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#25 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#37 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Crown Paradise Resort Puerto Vallarta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Crown Paradise All Inclusive Resort where our unmatched personalized and friendly service are a cut above the rest with a great location just 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the International Airport. As an adults-only all-inclusive resort, our focus is on pampering, tranquility, and rejuvenation. ... more   less 
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