Just returned after spending 5 days in paradise. The RIU Palace Pacifico exceeded all expectations! Loved, loved the hotel, staff, food.
We had not been to Puerto Vallarta for over 20 years and typically stay in Playa Del Carmen.
The beach, of course, is not as beautiful as the Carribean beaches but the hotel definitely made up for that. The beach however, was very clean and beautiful. The bay area, surrounded by the mountains is so beautiful at sunset.
The food presentation was definitely 5 star. We ate at Krystal's one night for dinner and had a fabulous meal. The Steakhouse however was not as good as the meat in the buffet. The buffet was exceptional and the presentation and service was great. Great staff; Bruno, Alan, and Super Mario were so gracious and could not do enough for us. Loved the outside patios at all the restaurants and the live music each night at the buffet. The staff works so hard and if you tip just a dollar or two, they appreciate it so much and go out of their way to make sure you have the royal treatment.
Blanca at the front desk was so sweet and helpful!!
The grounds and facilities are immaculate. We took the kitchen tour and was so amazed by the cleanliness and stainless steel equipment, temperature controlled rooms where food is prepared and the orderly methods of preparation. You probably won't find a cleaner kitchen in the US. Met the two chefs from Spain. Dynamite!!
We have stayed at two other Palaces from different chains..... This was, by far, more superior!!
Will be back for sure!!
- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Pacifico Hotel Riviera Nayarit
- Riu Palace Pacifico Nuevo Vallarta
- Riu Palace Pacifico Hotel
- 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 * 5 km / 3.1 miles from various shops * 13 km / 8 miles from the airport * 1 km / 0.6 miles from Flamingos Golf Club * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex ... more less
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