My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week during the last week of October 2012. We had paid only $700 and despite what alot of the reviews say, I had to admit it was a pretty good resort. Firstly, the adult pool with no children running around was awesome. During our stay we had gone to the resort next door just to check it out and saw a pool full of screaming children running around. Secondly, the the restaurants were very good. I enjoyed the steakhouse very much. The waiters there were friendly, and I went there both nights and had requested to get two skewers of shrimp instead of one shrimp and one beef, and they were very accomdating. They made a very very good caesar salad too, which I had requested seconds for and they were happy to serve me with more despite the fact that it was a restaurant not a buffet setting. Thirdly, the service was great everywhere I went. Everyone was friendly, by the second day a few of the bartenders knew us by name and served us even when we didn't even request to be served.
They also had volleyball nets set up for you to play on the beach and in the water. The entertainment at night was great, they did do the Michael Jackson show twice during our stay. I would have enjoyed watching the Grease show at least once, but the night they were scheduled to do Grease, the actors had gotten into a car accident. We had requested extra beer to be brought to our room several times and they gladly provided us with more. They also had 4 bottles of tequila in the room that you can drink from free of charge.
Overall, I had a very good time at this resort. They only thing I would recommend is not going there during Halloween. They celebrate Halloween in Mexico for two days I believe and I noticed that when Halloween came around, the resort suddenly was filled with a lot of Mexicans, like triple the popluation that was there prior to October 31. There is nothing wrong with that, however, I did notice that the service went down a bit once more Mexicans arrived. But for $700, I think it was a great deal and my boyfriend and I had an awesome time.
- 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