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Villas Vallarta by Canto del Sol
2.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Jose Clemente Orozco 125 | Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48333, Mexico   |  
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Chicago, IL
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“Nice for the Price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

My mom and step father had a condo across the street at canto del sol so I got a studio here. The property reminded me very much of Spain. It's older, but had a lot of character and really felt like you were in Mexico, not a luxurious hotel. The pool is nice and has a little bar there. I never really saw more than a few people in the pool. While the hotel s not right on the beach, there's a little walkway to get you there. My bed was VERY comfortable which is important. There was no hairdryer in the room, but when I called and asked for one, they brought one within 5 minutes.
The complimentary breakfast was a pleasant surprise. It was at a very nice restaurant overlooking the street. Including was fruit, rolls, eggs, omelets, french toast, etc. and the coffee was fantastic!
I spent most of my time over at the Canto del Sol, which is very nice (it's not even a real street that you cross- it's across a courtyard....very easy). see my other review for Canto.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

The Villas Vallarta is directly adjacent to it's sister hotel the Canto del Sol.
The Villas being slightly cheaper and quiter than the Canto.
But you cannot review one without the other as they are integral, if you stay at the Villas you get to enjoy all the Canto amenities too.
This is a great hotel, beautiful location, handy for downtown, grounds and hotel are well maintained, excellent service, 3 good a la carte restaurants as well as a couple of buffet ones and even the buffet restaurant will cook the food fresh right in front of you.
Daily activities for both kids and adults, water aerobics and pool or beach volleyball. Ocean kayaks and a Hobie Cat are available at no extra charge for guest use. Fantastic tennis facility, 10 courts, 4 clay, 6 hardcourt under cover.
Just come back from my third visit here and I'll go again.
Just one regret I wasn't there long enough.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We didn’t think it was possible for hotel workers in Mexico to have a poor attitude, but they do here.

Watch out for the extra charges on check out. If you are missing a towel, or key-card, any of the registration documents, or even if you didn’t wash your dishes, they will charge you.

Room was nice but a bit dilapidated.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

I will start off by saying that the staff is incredible and very helpful. There are a few staff who go out of their way to get you drinks, food and whatever else you may need. The food on the other hand is not very apetizing. The snack bar by the pool at canto del sol had the best service and quality of food. The food from the buffet was questionable. The a la carte dinners were okay. We found the grill terraza not very paletable, but the itlaian restaurant was just fine. The rooms at Villas Vallartas are large and the bed was surprisingly comfortable. Despite the food and walking back and forth between the hotels, we had an amazing time and met some amazing people. Awesome deal for the price we paid.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We took our 2 young children for 2 weeks to VV and were happy. The rooms were clean and the staff were all very nice. We got a room on the lobby floor and do not reccomend it if you have a choice. The golds gym is right below and at 6 am the music starts which is fine when alll you hear is the bass but there are some mornings when whoever is teaching the class turns the music up way too loud and it sounds like it is right in your room. That was my only complaint and the pool is really cold. But it is quiet and clean and if you want a warmer pool you can go over to the CDS side. The serving staff were especially nice, and we were happy to only have breakfast included as it meant we were out eating at taco stands the rest of the time

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nanaimo, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Stayed here for 1 week from Jan 6 - 13th.

We are a couple so our activities would differ from that of a family but the hotel is good. As an all inclusive package you can use the Canto del Sol across the laneway. 3 a la carte resturants, snack bar, 1 a la carte breakfast and a buffet for all meals.

Great staff, clean property and great location. Well left the property to meet up with friends/family half of the trip and the bus stop is right there. there is a little mall for shopping if you dont want to venture far, there is basically everything very close to what you might need or want inclusing several massage places for $25 for 75 mins. ( gotta like that )

We'll definately return. Please not it's not the Hyatt Regency or the Hilton but everything is clean and have what you need. Food is good here too.

|Enjoy your vacation!!!

Room Tip: Staying on the Villas side gave you the option to get a room with a kitchenette (perfect if you want...
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  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelowna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We caught a last minute deal and found ourselves at Villas Vallarta sister hotel to Canto Del Sol. Loved it all. We have always done the condo route but could not pass up this deal so we tried all inclusive at a 31/2 star resort for a change. Researching your destination is the key to any great vacation and we listened to the advise from previous reviews. We stayed at the VV side which was much quieter than the CDS resort which has all the action. Upgraded to a room over looking the pool and had a bar mostly to ourselves. My dw loved the fact that we could go over to CDS then return to the peacefullness of VV. Our room had a small kitchenette but the fridge was a great feature to have in a room. The kingsize beds were soft by Mexican standards . Toilets worked and water was hot. Balconey for a smoker to relax on and a beer drinker to enjoy from as well. The staff where very good. We would tip the maid 50 pesos everyday, the bartender 20 pesos for 2 drinks, breakfast 40 pesos, lunch if we ate on site was 50 pesos and supper at the al a carte 100 pesos plus 50 for the spanish coffee display. This would be about the same if a person was eating outside the resort so we stuck to that formula and no one seemed disturbed but very grateful. Next year we will book 2 weeks to this resort. People that have gone to Cancun and did 5 star mentioned this resort does not have 24 hour food and beveridge service however most found it great value for the pacific side of the country. Sure you don't get bottled water in your room but it is available. Great value, great location (close to the Malecon), good food, wonderful staff, nightly entertainment was good too.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jose Clemente Orozco 125 | Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48333, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#25 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villas Vallarta by Canto del Sol 2.5*
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