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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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06/05/2017 06/06/2017
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Reviewed March 23, 2015

Most of the staff at the Riu where rude and not helpful. The room was ok( beautiful view of the ocean) The beds were HORRIBLE: very hard! We also had a very difficult time opening up the door since the key kept on getting stuck and jammed. The restaurants where also lousy. The Steakhouse had poor cheap cuts of meat...

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6Thank Jennifer P
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 23, 2015

Ignore the moaners. This isn't Luxury 5 star but is a good 5 star. Upon check in the welcome was great, check in was swift and our bags taken to our room straight away. The room decor is a little dated but the room was very clean, great shower and comfortable bed. The pool is lively. If you want peace...

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16Thank Neil C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed March 22, 2015

This resort left me feeling like I was slightly short changed. Some staff was helpful, others not at all. There was one gentleman at the front desk that actually argued with me. Internet was deplorable. Our room didn't have air conditioning. They tried to fix it on check in day, so we didn't have a room most of our first...

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3Thank TedLla
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have only just got home and felt the need to write whilst still fresh in our minds. We had and absolutely brilliant time at the Riu and in the surrounding areas. The Hotel; Great beach location with several miles of sand either way,we had a standard room which was very spacious for 2 adults, cleaned every day if required...

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1Thank lisaanalan
Reviewed March 21, 2015

When I arrived here for spring break, the lobby was very big and spacious, the hotel staff treated us well, & once we got to the rooms, I was taken aback. The beds were stiff, the rooms smelled weird, and my AC was not working. The only good part was the beach, there was alot of people while I was...

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4Thank Erika G
La Grange, Illinois
Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our family spent a week at this resort. Had problems with the handicapped room as the shower leaked all over the bathroom. They cleaned it up but couldn't move us unil the next day to a new room. Resort was ok but enjoyed the Riu Jalisco's pools better as we had a toddler with us. Had a family emergency at...

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2Thank Dovie121
Reviewed March 20, 2015

My family traveled down for my brother's senior spring break. First off, this place is not even close to crazy like Cancun or Playa. They did some partying, but not everyone was inclined to party. The hotel itself is beautiful and big. However, it needs updating in the rooms and hallways. There are also many areas that have a terrible...

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1Thank Max W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

With a Riu Hotel you pretty much know what you are going to get. Rooms were clean and beds comfy. Good variety of food of varying quality. Even though the choice is wide it still gets a bit samey. Staff at hotel largely helpful and friendly. Drinks are branded which is great but there is much talk about watering down...

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3Thank PlymouthTrish
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just came back from a weeks stay at riu Vallarta. There were 12 of us ranging in age from 9-60. Everyone had a great time. Hotel is very clean. Beds weren't great but it seemed that the king size beds were a bit better than the doubles. You can ask for a bed topper and they will put one on....

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1Thank Shawna321
Shawnigan Lake, Canada
Reviewed March 18, 2015

We (16 of us) were at the Riu Vallarta 3 years ago. At that time, there were a couple of teenagers (16 & 17) who were not allowed ANY where near the adult pool - kicked out as soon as someone saw the different color wrist band. So when we ret'd this year (Feb. 17th til March 13th) we were...

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $157 - $277 (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
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#12 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
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“we had a family room, it was a corner suite with an extra window - quite nice.”
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