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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

First time at the Friendly and in PV. We have stayed at the Riu Tequila, the Grand Sirenis,the Iberostar Tucan and the Valentin in the Mayan as well as the Riu in Cabo. I would rate this hotel as average. We stayed in room 3505 in the tower. The view was amazing. The room: was a very good size and...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

“The title says it all” I will first start off many years ago going to the Friendly. The first person my sons and myself ever met was J Manuel a true ambassador of the Friendly. As this year I shared my imagination and thoughts with Manuel, he thought this was a fantastic idea and suggested I get in touch with...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just came back from staying at Friendly Vallarta and they really do live up to the name of the resort! I went with my two other sisters, one who uses a scooter and we were so grateful for how assessable the whole resort was! The pools were amazing that looked over the sandy beach and the pools were heated...

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Dear Heather, Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be the hosts of your vacation with your sisters. We are so happy to know that you had an amazing time with us and that you enjoyed everything that Friendly has to offer. Our main goal is to provide our guests with the most personalized and friendliest service...

Christina Lake
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time staying at the Friendly. The staff definitely make it Friendly! Antonio is an amazing waiter who made my entire family feel special. Double Double and Weejgo are a ton of fun! Loved the coffee bar/shop but would also like to have coffee in my room. The food in Frida and the Italian restaurants was fantastic but the buffets...

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Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for choosing Friendly for the first time to spend your holidays and for leaving us your review. We are glad to read that our staff went above and beyond to make sure that you and your family had the best vacation. We regret the situation you felt at the pool, all of our facilities are for...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with Friendly Resort! I've travelled a fair bit, and never have I seen staff so consistently amazing, from waiters to front desk, to cleaning and maintenance staff, the activity crew. We were always greeted with authentic smiles, kind words, a joke. The resort was always clean, well maintained. I loved doing various activities such as yoga,...

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Dear 2sunshine55, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and for your recommendation. We feel honored to know that you will return to this, your home away from home, Friendly Vallarta. We are happy to read that you had a fantastic stay and that all of our staff went above and beyond to make sure you had...

REGINA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel from April 1st-April 8th 2016.Below are the positives and negatives that we noted during our stay.It was somewhat disappointing as it was listed as a 4 star resort on the site we booked our stay on.It was at best a 3 1/2 star. Positives: Great food with a wonderful selection in the buffet, snack bar...

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Dear DALTON C, We thank you for leaving us your review. Since your last trip to Friendly Vallarta we have done a lot of renovations, we changed the image of our restaurants with a different menu, we have a new adults pool with a hot tub. I am sure you will be surprised on your next stay. At Friendly we...

Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

service ,food is great after 8 trips there Mary just got back from pregancy short leave and didnt miss a beat .I would love too steel her to work for me.Karla the rookie is learning but is very good. Tonny and Samuel ,Wicha, David are great bartenders and servers will do anything for you. Great bell boys that really help...

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Dear rimdoc, Thank you so much for your preference and for coming back to this your home away from home, Friendly Vallarta. We are so happy to read that once again you had a great vacation and that all of our staff made sure were having the best time. As you know, at Friendly the staff is what makes it...

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough about all the staff that works here! Everyone really is friendly, exactly what the name says. You will feel that as soon as you get to the hotel. The reception staff is wonderful and always greeting you with a smile. Thank you to Gladys, Liz, Paulina, Paloma, Pamela, Eduardo, Cristian & Uriel. The food here is...

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Dear Denise, We feel honored to know that our staff was above your expectations. Thank you for naming them all and for recognizing their hard work. Our staff is what makes Friendly the most special place. We are happy to read that your vacation was great and that you enjoyed everything that Friendly has to offer. Thank you so much...

Goderich, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our fourth time at Friendly Vallarta. The staff are all outstanding. Very much enjoyed yoga with Horatio and daily aquafit. Pamela, Paulina and Kari were very welcoming and all the waiters and housecleaning staff are friendly and very hard working. We really enjoyed the food - the lamb and beef were tender and there is always a great...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We heard about this place from friends. It came highly recommended and we were not disappointed in the least. Fantastic service - 5 star all the way !!! Food was great and no one got sick. Staff is awesome and the pools and beach were also awesome. Lots of shopping close by and the Malecon was only a 50 peso...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the best all-inclusive vacations in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with the friendliest hotel! Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa offers incredible location in the hotel zone and a wide range of fun experiences. Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa is located in one of the most precious bays of the Mexican Pacific, with a unique location in front of the beach, in the heart of the hotel area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort

Address: Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Formerly Friendly Hola Vallarta Resort and Spa)
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: $134 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
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Also Known As:
Hola Puerto Vallarta Club & Spa
Hola Vallarta
Hola Puerta Vallarta
Hola Hotel Puerto Vallarta
Hola Puerto Vallarta Resort
Hola Club Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Hola Vallarta
Hola Resort Puerto Vallarta
Hola Club Spa Puerto Vallarta
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#13 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#17 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#21 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“It is getting a little high in price as we check others, but the staff is what makes this our choice.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesS60, yesterday | Read review
“Top floors in the centre tower offer the best views.”
  • View from our room on the 9th floor of the centre tower
  • Nice towel bunny in the room when we arrived
 of 5 bubbles CampbellRegina, 3 days ago | Read review
“above 6th floor in tower”
 of 5 bubbles rimdoc, 3 days ago | Read review
“The rooms in the tower have the best overall view.”
 of 5 bubbles 387denise, 3 days ago | Read review
“Best view is from the middle tower on floors six and up”
 of 5 bubbles Kathleen22426, 4 days ago | Read review
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