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Barcelo Puerto Vallarta
Ranked #33 of 123 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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Pacifica, California
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“The Barcelo is a REAL GEM!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We loved the Barcelo hotel and can't wait to return. Our room was upgraded so we had two bedrooms with king size beds (really comfy) and two bathrooms. The view from the top floor was fantastic. The service by ALL of the waiters and bartenders was top notch and we would return to this hotel just because of them and how welcome they made us feel everyday. Jose, Ishmael and Giovanni were the best waiters around! We also really liked the buffet food and each of the signature restaurants too.

The Premium option was well worth the extra money. We loved the Premium room for a superfast check-in, self serve drinks, tasty snacks and internet.

We can't wait to return in July!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband and I liked it a lot and we will go back some day. We did upgrade
to Premium and asked for a room on the top floor and got it. The food was ok,
the steak house was good I had steak and shrimp 3 times .
2 times ie was excellent and 1 time not so good, I guess not all cooks are the
same.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

This was our first all inclusive and will not be our last! We were more than pleasantly surprised. We upgraded to the grand master suite and it was beautiful with panoramic ocean views and bigger than our flat in SanFrancisco! The food in the buffet was good, you have so many choices. We went for massages twice, we had both Rosario and Veronica and I can honestly say it was one of the best massages I have had! We have 2 children ages 5 and 6 who had a fantastic time and want to go back immediately! They had so much fun with Sol and Luz! They were wonderful with our children that by the end of the week they wanted to be with them more than us! They had so many activities for the children it felt like my husband and I had so much free time. We really enjoyed our stay and we both said we will return as soon as we can.

Room Tip: It's worth the upgrade for ocean views
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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PachecoR, General Manager at Barcelo Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Guest:

We thank you for the opportunity that you provided us to show the true service of Barceló Hotels with which we are building our reputation. Your comments are very important to us because they are measured the service we provide.

Best Regards,

Rodolfo Pacheco
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Barceló Puerto Vallarta
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Nelson, Canada
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

My husband and I spent 6 nights at Barcelo in September 2012 as part of our honeymoon. We had such an amazing time! I feel like I could go on for ages about how great this hotel was, but I'll just cover the highlights. The room: We had a junior suite with a king bed, sitting room and balcony. It was impeccably clean and really beautiful. The food: Excellent. The buffets are so well-stocked with a huge variety of delicious food! Every day was different enough that we never grew tired of one thing. The a-la-carte restaurants were also fantastic; we ate at the steakhouse and italian restaurant. The pools: Clean, refreshing, beautifully manicured and excellent poolside bar service. The staff: All very friendly, polite and helpful. Upon check-in, we were told that we had been upgraded and that we could have breakfast in bed on a morning of our choice (which turned out to be not entirely worth it, as the buffet was better. But still fun!) and they had left a bottle of champagne and some chocolates in our room! Location: Perfect for us. It's out of town and away from all the PV business and traffic, but a quick bus ride away from all the shops and touristy stuff. The ocean was good for swimming, even if it was wavy most of the time. I honestly don't have a single negative thing to say about this place. We would certainly recommend this hotel to any of our friends visiting PV and will certainly return one day!! Thank you Barcelo for making our honeymoon unforgettable!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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PachecoR, General Manager at Barcelo Puerto Vallarta, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Guest:

I am glad that your stay in Barceló Puerto Vallarta was as pleasant as you expected and I appreciate the opportunity to show our true service. We look forward to see you soon in your home away from home.

Best regards,

Rodolfo Pacheco
General Manager
Barceló Puerto Vallarta
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Nice resort and friendly staff, food is good, building is aging and entertainment is weak at best. Private taxi ride from the airport to the hotel and back was very nice. The hotel is a ways out of town which makes things more difficult if you are the adventerous type but great if you are just looking to stay and relax on the resort.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We went in October for our wedding with 30 of our family and friends. One of the best parts was the fact that it was October and the resort was fairly quiet. If you're young and want a party 24/7 with a discotheque, this might not be the best place for you.

Rooms are clean - my husband and I were upgraded to the biggest, best room they had and it was AMAZING. If you can afford it, do it! Maids cleaned very well, stocked the fridge, no bugs (except the odd cute gecko climbing the wall one night).

Staff is VERY nice and accomodating - drinks and appetizers poolside all day long. Never complained, and tipped them very well.

Kids Area - isn't the biggest or best you'll find, but it's good for young ones. They even have a little waterslide going into the kiddie pool.

Pools - One volleyball pool, 2 biggers pools that wrap around (lazy river like). NEVER had to fight for a chair - maybe because it wasn't busy in October, but there were more than enough chairs everywhere, anytime of day.

Beach - Short distance from hotel barricade to the beach, so most of the time we sat at the pool - more sun! The beach view is awesome though, and the one side has many massage parlors for cheap that are AMAZING. Everyone in our group went for one almost everyday!

Food - Never had to complain about the food. (Except the one night I accidentally took some tongue - on Mexican night - but that was my own fault). The best food we had was probably at our wedding reception, but all the restaurants were great. The buffet was good too.

Attractions - Take the boat to Las Caletas. Beautiful Beach, and lots to do! Some of our party went quadding in the jungle and said it was great. Sunset Sailing tour was nice (if you don't get sea sick). Downtown PV is one of my favourite places - so my only complaint is that it was a little far from the resort and the road was so windy, sometimes we'd get a little car sick on the way there.

I've been to many places, and I'd definitely keep going back to PV. And Barcelo is a great hotel chain almost anywhere you go.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean basically - they're all pointed in at each other in both towers.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 5 days during the winter of 2012. The weather was not ideal, but there was still some nice days. The we paid for the higher level accomadations which included unlimited premium liquor, club room access and checkin. I enjoyed the hotel the buffet was somewhat better than the sit down resturants. The rooms were clean and in good condition. The bathroom was pretty large with a nice shower. They hold games and contests by the pool and I won the swimming relay. I would stay there again for sure!

The zoo down the street was fun, you can hold and pet tigers and monkeys.

Room Tip: Pay for the club level rooms, they include higher floors much more quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Barcelo Puerto Vallarta
Address: Zona Hotelera Sur Km. 11.5, Puerto Vallarta 48294, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto 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) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#19 Spa Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#20 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#27 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#29 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Puerto Vallarta 4*
Number of rooms: 316
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barceló Puerto Vallarta***** (formerly Barceló La Jolla de Mismaloya) in Puerto Vallarta, is an elegant, all-inclusive Mexican-style resort. It offers 316 completely renovated and comfortable suites with excellent service, leisure, history, beautiful scenery, exuberant flora and privacy.Relax after a hard day’s work in the hotel spa, catch some rays at one of the hotel pools or take time out to practice your favourite water sport. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Jolla Mismaloya
Barcelo La Jolla De Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta
La Jolla Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta La Jolla De Mismaloya
Barcelo De Mismaloya
Barcelo Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta
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