I stayed at this resort from November 11-18. Was a little worried after reading many of the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised once we got there.
Food: I am a picky eater but always found something that was great at each meal. The breakfast buffet is pretty typical, the lunch restaurant is on the beach which is nice, and for dinner you have the choice of the 3 ala carts, or the buffet. We went to each of the restaurants. The gourmet was the least favourite, and if I was to skip a restaurant this one would be it. The steakhouse was great though, we really enjoyed the meal. They also have great Mexican food at the buffets, which I found was lacking the last time I did an all inclusive.
Bars: The best bars are the lobby bar, and the plaza bar. They are very clean and make excellent drinks. The issue I had with the pool bar was that they left cans of soda on the counter all day which attracted TONS of bees. I am allergic to bees so had to make sure I stayed a safe distance away.
Rooms: The rooms are nice, though the beds are hard. All you have to do is ask for a mattress topper and they will bring it. We also asked for an extra pillows which was no problem.
Grounds: The grounds are beautiful, not massive like the resorts in the Mayan, but small and well kept.
Pools: We only went in the adult pool, but unlike other reviewers, I did not see any kids in the pool the whole week. The entertainment staff were great as well! The beach was gorgeous at this resort and we probably spent half our week there, never having an issue getting a chair.
Overall we found this resort was a lot of fun, with it being smaller, and having a central area, with nightly entertainment it really brought on a friendly atmosphere. My husband and I would travel to this resort again.
Also there were a lot of Mexicans at this resort, but we had NO PROBLEM with this. They were all extremely friendly, and it was actually nice as it really felt like you were visiting a different country!!
- Also Known As:
- Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo
- Riu Vallarta Nuevo
- 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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