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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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Av de Los Cocoteros s/n | Lote Hotelero G, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 19 year old daughter and I visited Riu Vallarta from July 11th to 18th. Trip was amazing. Natalio and Javier at the front desk was excellent. Salvador at Don Rapheal and Adriana at Nirvana was the most friendliest servers. Overall the trip was great. Sunwing reps was not the most helpful to be honest, but we got thru 2... More 

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Connersville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful resort. Clean, plenty of chairs around the pool and beach area, good food, drinks, and activities. Grandkids loved that they could go get what they wanted to eat and drink whenever they wanted to. Would definitely go back.

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New Westminster, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love all the employees that work at this hotel but they are overworked and obviously underpaid ?.... Food is mediocre at best .... ( so far Flamingo steak house has been Best) pools and grounds seem very dirty to me ..... Last vacation was Bahia Príncipe Sian Khan and it was impeccable with cleanliness service and friendliness ..... Won't... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ignore all the bad reviews you see on here, first of all I want to start with how amazing all of the staff are in the hotel, they really could not do enough for you if they tried. We flew over from England for unfortunately only a weeks stay, apart from me and my partner getting a little bit ill... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going to cover a lot of topics: We brought a crew of about 60 people down to have our wedding here and overall it was a great experience. First of all, we went in mid-July so it was very hot! MOSQUITOS were not that frequent but we did get a few bites (we also went off site about 5 times... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

5 stars is not enough! Fantastic dramatic spectacular traditional hotel that's clean and well taken care of. The staff are superb, nothing is too much trouble, Salvador breakfast waiter an absolute gem and the entertainment staff are genuine and fun and non stop! We would go here again in a heart beat. Superb beach, food, drinks! Amazing!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Where do I start... I went on holiday for 14 nights with a friend and as soon as we arrived at the hotel it was beautiful words can't describe! There was bell boys to take your suit cases to your room. You were welcomed with a mocktail and told about your room number, wifi password etc etc this was given... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our two boys, 9 and 12, here in March. We all had a blast and loved PV, in particular. The hotel is nice, beach is great (not an ideal area for snorkeling anywhere nearby, FYI). I'm convinced that if people are complaining about there stay here or their vacation, in general, it is mostly because they are the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really don't have a bad word to say about this place. Organised, clean, great helpful staff, rooms a little dated but clean and comfy. Evening entertainment was great (especially compared to the equivalent in Spain/Bulgaria!), the live band outside every night were great. People up dancing in the courtyard created an amazing atmosphere. You do need to reserve sunbeds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed first two week in July. Check in very smooth never experienced as quick a check in. Room was clean and spacious and mini bar regularly topped up. The hotel was clean and no real trouble finding sun loungers. Food on the whole was very good with an excellent food choice although on two occasions out of a fortnight the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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-story 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 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Vallarta

Address: Av de Los Cocoteros s/n | Lote Hotelero G, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range: $151 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Vallarta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 445
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Also Known As:
Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Riu Vallarta Nuevo
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
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