We arrived at the hotel June 27, 2013, to a welcome desk outside of the hotel entrance with a bartender serving our choice of 3 exotic drinks. The hotel front desk staff were very pleasant and efficient at both check in and check out. Our room was comfortable with a removable pillow top on our king sized mattress (which we preferred), two closets, a good sized shower in the bathroom, and otherwise sparse bamboo type furniture. The housekeeping staff were excellent and provided fresh towels and tidied our room every day. The room did have a lockable safe, a powerful A/C, a good sized flat screen TV, a small refrigerator, gas burning oven, dishes and cutlery. Despite that, we ate either at the onsite restaurant or in town. The waiters at the hotel restaurant/bar area have been there for many years and that says a lot in itself. The buffets were a better value for your money than picking items from the menu. Unfortunately, their WiFi required frequent log-ins, so we gave up on that. The pool was definitely a “hot-spot” and was clean and a beautiful temperature. Poolside massages and complimentary towel service were available. The hotel location is great although a fair distance from the airport. Get used to the smell of diesel fuel in Puerto Vallarta and don’t even consider renting a car because the locals are the only ones adept at driving inches apart from one another. We appreciated that the Costa Sur Resort is away from the hustle and bustle of the main drag or the larger resort developments. It’s the former Howard Johnston's and the oldest timeshare in Puerto Vallarta. It has, without a doubt, the bluest water on the coast and even though the beach is small, we had a million dollar view of the ocean with brilliant sunrises and sunsets, and the rolling waves lulled us to sleep every night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa Sur Resort & Spa is a beautiful 202 unit all suite resort just five minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. It features ocean front views on each suite as well as fully equipped kitchenettes and balconies. Each room has been updated with king size beds, 42" flat screen TVs and ipod docking stations. Our pride is our private beach with ocean lagoon making Costa Sur the only hotel where guests can snorkel onsite. Costa Sur has two pools, two bars and a wonderful ocean view restaurant, "La Cascada." Make sure to check our "All inclusive add-on." We also feature a mini-mart, a wonderful spa, a gym, free Wi-Fi, ATM and an internet center. Everything for a great vacation! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Sur Resort And Spa
- Costa Sur Hotel Puerto Vallarta
- Playa Del Sol Costa Sur