We didn't know where we were going until we got to the airport. We ended up going to Riu Vallarta, which I was excited about because I've heard really good things about Riu's. When we got to the hotel we were greeted by the staff that helped with luggage and gave us a cocktail. Ruiben was the customer service rep that helped us and he was great! We had a party of 8 and all of our rooms were next to each other. The rooms were nice and cold when we walked in, with views facing the ocean. The only complaint about the rooms are the pillows were terrible, even after we got more from housekeeping, I would recommend bringing your own. Rooms were cleaned daily and towels were replaced. Our favorite bar to drink at was in the lobby or sports bars. The bartenders there are wonderful especially Balisa (spelling) We also went there for coffee every morning. Our first night they had the Mayweather fight on, and we got American Football on Sunday! Best place to eat is Sir George, make sure you make reservations early because the best times fill up fast. Be aware of all the bee's at the swim up bar and pool bar. The entertainment staff is enjoyable and friendly. My best recommendation is for them to not have scheduled pool volleyball time but keep it open if people are playing. Everyday we played volleyball with about 20 people and we would be having so much fun and they would just come take down the net.
One suggestion, they do accept tips, and a little goes a long ways. Take care of the people that are taking care of you and you will have amazing service the whole 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