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Villa La Estancia
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Paseo Cocoteros 750 Sur | Condominio Maestro Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico   |  
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san francisco
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“Absolutely fabulous experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

This place was beyond my expectation! Our suite was large, extremely clean and comfortable with a large balcony looking over the pool and ocean. Staff was very friendly and attentive. We had wonderful breakfasts and dinners at La Casona and great ceviche by the pool. Our all-inclusive package was a bargain. We ate and drank to our hearts' content! The spa was beautiful and relaxing and I had 2 treatments which I loved.
I can't say enough positive things about our experience-we will definitely go back!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely go back again. The staff couldn't be friendlier and more accommodating.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

Just back from a wonderful 7 day stay at the Villa La Estancia. The resort is about 3 years old, very clean, spacious rooms, and the best service I have ever experienced. The staff was extremely attentive and accomodating. I recommend doing the all-inclusive plan since it is the most cost effective. Food is very good- no buffets; always a la carte menu. The resort has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and I never saw many guests at the restaurant, pool or beach. The resort looks bigger than the 125 rooms because the units are big-some being 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites. I stayed in a deluxe studio with 2 queen beds which was very comfortable. There is a fitness center and fantastic spa. If you want activities/nightlife,
you are allowed to go next door to the sister property (Villa del Plamar Flamingos) using the same all inclusive plan. Puerto Vallarta is a 30 min- $25 taxi ride; Bucerias is small town with a market, a few shops, and restaurants that is a 10 min- $8 taxi ride. Both are worth seeing. You can also walk to Bucerias (35 min) from the beach.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

Extending a business trip my wife and I moved from Puerto Vallarta to Villa La Estancia in Nueva Vallarta for several days. We've travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Europe etc and La Estancia ranks either number 1 or at least tied for that position. This was our first time to Banderas Bay and from the moment we stepped out of the cab we new we were in for a treat. The place is gorgeous and the staff I can't say enough about. We rented a two BR PH condo that was beautifully decorated and immaculate. We hated to leave.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

Where do I start?
From the moment we entered the property we felt a like it would be a great stay.
From the hand exfloiant treatment on arrival with afternoon tea to the gourmet dinners every evening at La Casona I can not say enough about the service and presentation and quality Villa La Estancia.

La Cascona had a menu that it would be sad if you would not enjoy many of the specialitys of the menu . The head chef has trained and worked in many place including Barcelona ,Spain. When I speak of the menu be assured that breakfast is a wonderful experience also. an extensive menu to appeal to all palets.The head mgr. of the La Cascona ", Ever ", nickname runs with the waiters to make sure all your'e need are met. Unbeleivable quailty of personel.

Not wanting to eat unhealthy or gain weight on this trip? There are many healthy options on all menus. and a wonderful gym to work out at.

View of ocean and pool area is unbelievable!!! This hidden gem has an amazing view from all locations. Pool area has a manager -Gabrielle,she has a personality that sparks with her caring of guests. No worrys - there will always be a chair for you. No need to worry about towels they are rolled on your chaise / one to lay on and one to prop you head.
The La Parilla,pool dining brought gourmet by the pool, beach or on you lounge chair.
Need I say snack eating included menu items as a burrito stuffed with shrimp and octopus!!!
The room was large with a huge deck to sit out an enjoy the view on. Especially clean and towels replaced at turn down of your bed with a gourmet treat to enjoy at bedtime,

Spent three hours at the spa. AMAZING!!!

A relaxing trip that you to deserve-- Just Do It!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

Just back from a 2 week stay at Villa La Estancia, Nuevo Vallarta. This place is a great spot to go if you are looking for a totally relaxing vacation. The facilility is new, clean, high-end and user friendly.

The staff were very attentive. Juan and Bernardo in the restaurant, Gabriella at the pool and Ivan at the concierge desk were all terrific.

Not having to fight for loungers around the pool and beach and not having to line up for towels was a bonus. If we chose to sit at the beach, the staff would place the chairs wherever we desired and ensured each chair had two towels with it.

The grounds were immaculate and the pools clean and warm. The hot tubs are nearly on the beach affording a great opportunity for people watching as well as enjoying the spectacular sunsets.

If quiet isn't your thing, you can always take the two minute walk to the neighboring Flamingo's resort where "all-inclusive" Estancia guests can participate in a variety of activities and can make full use of the restaurants and bars.

If you want a spot where you can bask in the sun, read a few books without noise or interuption................ and do so in luxury - this is the place for you.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olathe, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

We stayed at La Estancia in Feb, and absolutely LOVED it! This was our first time to Puerto Vallarta, and we will definitely come back. The resort is beautiful, the staff is amazing (friendliest people you will ever meet), and the accomodations were perfect. We stayed in the one bedroom suite, and loved it. The view was incredible from the 7th story. The only semi-negative aspect was that we thought the bed/mattress was too hard. It wasn't very comfortable.

In addition, we loved the restaurants. The food was great, and the spa was unbelievable too. If you stay there, you have to use the Spa services!

We purchased the ultra-all inclusive package which was definitely worth the money if you ask me. It was nice being able to use Flamingoes next door as well.

Finally, probably the thing we liked the most was that the resort had a very low occupancy when we were there. The place seemed dead, which was fine to us. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Perfect for a relaxiing week in the sun!!!

Thank you for the great memories La Estancia. We'll see you again soon.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Paseo Cocoteros 750 Sur | Condominio Maestro Flamingos, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villa La Estancia 4.5*
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