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“Fantastic trip to Flamingos Villa Del Palmar 7/17/2013” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa del Palmar Flamingos
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Circuito Paseo Costero Y Playa Lote | Condominio Maestro Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta 92108, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
Canyonville, Oregon
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“Fantastic trip to Flamingos Villa Del Palmar 7/17/2013”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We have stayed at Flamingo's many, many times but never with children. This year we took 4 children ranging in ages from 6-12 and rented a 1 bedroom and studio unit. As always, we were greeted by the wonderful bellman at the front desk. Always welcoming and happy to see us. Check in was a little slow and honestly not too friendly, but that is nothing new either. Due to the fact that we used our Premier membership and not our Gold membership we were not allowed to have the discount card for the resort, somewhat understandable but not appreciative of their members for sure. We had requested a certain room as we have previously and as previously were not able to have it. Still, our room was beautiful 1209AB and actually worked out better. The only negative was that at night we could hear a little critter outside of our room chirping the entire night. We had two children in the studio, 2 in the murphy bed in the living room and my husband and me in the 1 bedroom portion. Worked perfectly.

Our game plan was to go to the Mega store which is approximately 1 mile away (easy walking distance without 4 children) and load up and that is what we did. The bellmen are always happy to help you load everything out of the taxi and up to your room. The rooms have the bare necessities to cook and I did find myself wishing I had a few items but we made it through. Cooked almost all meals in our rooms and the kids loved it; eggs, pancakes, sandwiches, smoothies, smoothies, smoothies and lots of tacos. Did have pizza and frenchfries at poolside on a few days. Kids have to have their frenchfries and they were $6 per plate. Pizza is quite reasonable and very good. Picked up a few essentials from the on site store but their prices are very high.

About the 3rd day in we realized that the activities staff actually had a schedule of activities for the kids. They absolutely had a blast. Maria and Johnny have so much patience and the kids basicly stalked them the entire time! We went to a show that was being held in the dinner lounge and the kids danced with the crew at the end and it made the kids day! The kids played games and did crafts. Also have a cookie making day for which the resort charges $6 per day, that is just ridiculous.

The housekeeping crew does an amazing job. We totally trashed our room and they came in and spiffed it all up in no time. One day she did not make it in until around 3:30pm but made up for it by creating animals out of the towels, made my Granddaughter's day.

Pool was beautiful but really needed to have a little more cleaning. Looking underwater with goggles is not pretty. They also throw chlorine out where the children are swimming and sitting, does not seem the safest.

Transportation is a little rough with 4 children as the safety standards in Mexico are not up to par and taxis equipped to handle a family of 6 and also seat belts became difficult. We often times had to take 2 taxi's and that was quite spendy. Left the resort 3 times and cost us a minimum of $100 on taxi's alone.

Spent most of our time at the pool but also spent time on the beach. You must purchase one of the pineapples from the vendors on the beach. They are delicious, $7.00 and loaded with fruit. A MUST! Our girls had their hair braided right in front of the resort for $20 each, she did a good job but not alot of choice of beads. Check with the concierge, the DelMar resort which is about 1 hour down the beach does a turtle release that is amazing. The kids loved it.

The resort brings in a seal on Tuesday's at 1 and quite fun to watch do his thing in the pool.

The most annoying part of the trip is the poolchair issue. If you do not go down and lay your belongings on chairs before 10am you will not have a chair to sit on. I had to ask and tip someone to get a chair (one chair) and that is all we had the entire week (1 chair). There are signs and statements made that the belongings will be removed but I did not see that happen.

All in all, a fabulous trip. Cannot wait to go back without 4 kids!

Room Tip: All rooms are pretty good!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We've stayed at this hotel 5 times and it never disappoints. We got amazing front ocean view this time and it was great to go to sleep and wake up to the waves/ocean sound. The staff is friendly and the hotel is very clean. There's plenty of activities to do at the hotel for families with young children or those who just want to relax and not venture outside the hotel. The area is very safe as there is a 24/7 guard security upon entering the hotel area as well as at the hotel. The pool is ideal for young children as well as for older children since it's not deep. There is a little market on the premises that is very convenient for "last" minute things as the prices are more steep than at the Mega. The Spa is awesome!!! The beach is also very nice as it is clean and the waves are not as big, it's a good beach for kids. The only reason I don't rate this hotel with 5 stars is due to their time share propaganda. I continue to find this annoying as they want to "hook" you into doing their time share tour within 10 minutes of walking into the hotel.

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  • Stayed July 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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Hammond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

we where there before but, this time for us was the best ever the staff is excellent, the service and everything, our waiter at the poll area was, IGNACIO the best of the best he is a wonderful person look for him when you go there. and the food is really good, and we also thank, Javier and Antonio=) from el patron restaurant ecxellent waiters. the food was really good also the presentation. and from the lobby bar, Oscar and Pedro. and the entretainment staff, special thanks to Maria Magdalena one of the dancers you go girl =) and every one else that made our vacations ecxellent. to our housekeeper Norma Leticia Perez thank you. ps Cesar thank you for the best cappuccinos ever =) THAK YOU ALL AND GOD WILLING SEE YOU NEXT YEAR *)

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

From the bellmen-esp. Luis, front desk staff (Kimberley, Odilla/ Ivan) to the great beach/poolside service from Cristobal and Jorge, our trip felt like we were king and queen for a day! The room was beautiful, clean and sunset views unbeatable. Go, go, go! All inclusive is great for 1st time visits, then try some of the local restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family and I have been traveling around for a while, and have been to multiple hotels, but have NEVER been treated as good as we have at Villa del Palmar Flamingos. The service provided was excellent, from the gardeners to the maids. Everyone was so quick to help, especially the bell boys. Luis, the captain of bell boys, Alonso and Antonio, both bell boys as well, were the best. Kind hearted and hard workers. They have definitely made my family and I reconsider coming back to this hotel.

Room Tip: The suites are extremely comfy and are there for a good deal. You can get to the pool and ocean way...
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  • Stayed July 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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San Francisco
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I would recommend this hotel 1,000 times over. We had an incident where our reservations were made at the Villa Del Palmar in Downtown Puerto Vallarta instead of Flamingos in Nuevo Vallarta.
(I would not recommend this hotel Flamingos is so much cleaner and nicer, but the hotel staff is amazing)
But then Cesar got us over to the flamingos along with our booking agent within 24 hours. This resort is clean, the staff is super accommodating and so friendly. This was the best baby moon ever. I would recommend doing all inclusive. You don't have to worry about anything but tipping if you'd like.
Cons:
If I could tell you two things to stay away from. It would be the time share people and presentation and the flea market in Buserias. The time share presentation was the worst 90 mins of our vacation. The guy was a total jerk and was pissed off that we couldn't afford 40,000 dollars to buy a time share. He asked us what we were even doing there in Puerto Vallarta then? Thats when we called it quits and walked out on him.
We Also went to Buserias and were completely bombarded but people trying to sell us stuff. We felt so overwhelmed we only stayed for 10 mins. We fully went there wanting to buy souviners, but left feeling really shaken up from everyone literally shoving things in our face at every turn. If you like that by all means go! I personally, being pregnant, did not like being pushed in a bunch of different directions when all I wanted to do was browse.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Reviewed July 16, 2013 NEW


I was impressed with this resort upon arrival...lovely location, grounds, fairly clean pool and fun for our group. As the week grew on the service deteriorated...secret is to be an owner and or tip BIG!!!!! Otherwise service sucks. Food is run of the mill and slow service ....buffet is fast and easiest. We did not get all inclusive for the first few days as we felt we would not use it, we had other plans off the resort. Last 3 days we paid all inclusive and the service changed...As soon as you go all inclusive, service and quality of drinks deteriorated as well. I would return, but not if service remains slow and poor quality food. I would look further into a hotel that appreciates and treats all their customers equally. Entertainment staff during the day was AMAZING AND FUN, but the shows were poor quality and boring. Rooms and propoerty top notch ....except marble floors and water...WATCH OUT SLIPPPERY...INCLUDING showers in the lobby/guest room and spa...one of the members in our party slipped and was badly injured. Beds were very comfortable, rooms extremely clean and nicely decorated.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view so none are bad. I would take 04 or 08 #'s as they are closest to elevato...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Circuito Paseo Costero Y Playa Lote | Condominio Maestro Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta 92108, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#5 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#6 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#6 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa del Palmar Flamingos 4*
Number of rooms: 275
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