TO share our experience: everything is very close to each other, which is convenient. A/C is not working very well at night, so for those who have troubles with humidity it will be a problem: you will cough every morning. There is one pool for families with kids, one for adults only. Room service is good, quite clean. The foos is not so good: same menu almost every day, and much better to go to the buffet. Other restaurants have very limited choice of food and wait time is long.
Internet: 90 minutes free every 24 hours with your own device. Very slow, only to check mail, forget about sending pictures or videos.
Staff is friendly. They are willing to help you.
Entertainment is not very well organized, during the day it's really boring, especially for those with kids. There is a kids club, but most of the kids don't want to go there.
Ocean is weavy, not too many palapas on the beach, so take lots of cream.
Shopping: there are couple of shops in the hotel itself. On the beach - nobody walks to offer you anything, instead you could walk left or right from the hotel and find a very small "market" to buy some clothes, no food.
!!! Huge amount of annoying birds, if you leave your food for 5-10 minutes on the table, please do not eat it again, they certainly already digged in.
Transportation, at least with Sunwing, was ok. Just have enough water, otherwise you will wait for a while.
For the price paid I would probably expect more variety of food and a bit more alive entertainment team.
If you are planning to go outside the hotel: you need to change 2 buses - about 40 minutes, to get to the city. There is nothing too much in comparison with old Vallarta but still ok. For those with small kids will be dificult.
I didn't see any insects (which is good)!
Overall - 3+ - 4 maximum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * In Riviera Nayarit, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa de Flamingos beach, 2 km / 1.5 miles from Nuevo Vallarta * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 9-storey building * 3 km / 1.86 miles from various shops * 13 km / 8 miles from the airport * 1 km / 0.62 miles from Flamingos Golf Club * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Riu Vallarta Nuevo