I enjoyed staying at the Friendly Vallarta Resort in Puerto Vallarta. The food is good, as is the beach, and the location can't be beat. It was easy to get to the the Marina and into town for shopping and sightseeing. Their was some entertainment every night, and the staff was friendly, attentive and helpful.
As with other reviewers, I was a bit put off with the smokers in the lobby, beach and pool area, but all the enclosed areas were smoke-free. And yes, the lobby furniture should be put out of its misery!
My biggest issue was with the beds. The mattresses were extremely hard, the pillows were flat and lumpy, and the linens worn and scratchy. Also, there were late-night revellers who would leave the lobby bar and then continue the party in the rooms in the wing I was in. Between these two issues, I did not get a good night sleep the entire week I was away.
All that needs to be done is restrict smoking to the public beach area, replace the lobby furniture and the beds. It would be a shame if these issues weren't addressed, as it is a good, though not luxurious resort and reasonably priced.
- 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
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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