I had a wonderful stay at VLE in Cabo last year and knew I wanted my next vacation to be at a VLE property and was excited to learn of their Riviera Nyarit location since it's been 5 years that I've visited PV area. VLE Cabo was excellent but VLE in Nuevo Vallarta is EXCEPTIONAL!!
Service- This is what sets VLE apart from their competition. Everyone of their staff from the groundkeepers, housekeeping, waiters, concierge and to the lobby attendants (Delia, Juan and the night shift front desk) are warm, welcoming and eager to help in making your stay memorable.
Amenities- Stayed in a 1 bedroom suite (2704A)- washer ad dryer made packing light very easy, we were on the AI plan but for those no on AI, a blender, toaster, coffee machine, dishwasher,Tupperware set and cookware/utensils were provided. Room service came on time as indicated each time. Heated pools and jaccuzzi enabled swimming enjoyable late until early evening. VLE is a quiet resort with a boutique feel but Flamingos the sister resort next door is a quick pathway walk away for activities,,shows and onsite vendors at night. Extra little touches such as bottled and canned drinks are served in an ice bucket to keep cold, towels rolled for a pillow in your beach lounger, cart with books and magazines for the beach, DVD rental at front desk were nice. Wifi available in pubic areas (wired internet available in room) but I was able to pick up a signal in the balcony.
Restaurants- We ate at La Casona, pool side restaurant, Mexican restaurant at Flamingos an Palmita Deli. All had great food and service. Alfonso and Raul were awesome and always knew when to check in for our next order. Loved being able to eat lunch right on the beach with my toes in the sand with the ocean steps away. Angel, the pool concierge, was wonderful and we missed him on his day off.
Cleanliness- The resort and rooms are impeccably clean. Thanks to Yolanda and Conchita for making us feel like we just checked in each time I came back at the end of the day! The resort looks brand new and as an early riser, witnessed the grounds crew pressure wash, clean the pools and get the towels ready on the all the chairs.
Location- Bucerias, a nice little town with great restaurants and shops for souvenirs is a nice 30 minute walk on the beach. Cab is 85 pesos from VLE. The Vallarta Adventures office for tour meet up point, dolphins/sea lions is 10 minute ride away- 110 pesos; 20 minutes from PV Airport
Tips- Palmita Market Deli has a Banamex ATM (great for Citibank holders) as opposed to non-bank ATMS that rip you off on exchange rates and added fees; front desk also exchange dollars to pesos at decent rates (don't exchange in the airports- horrible rates); palmita market has great selection of pastries, sandwiches, snacks and necessities for those not on AI at reasonable prices without the ridiculous markups.
- Also Known As:
- Villa La Estancia Hotel
- Villa La Estancia Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Hotel La Estancia
- Resort La Estancia
- Villa La Estancia Nuevo Vallarta
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