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Reviewed March 30, 2018

This is our annual retreat from the gray skies of Michigan. We were welcomed by Raul and Joel at the bell stand, efficiently checked in by Gonzalo, and delivered to our room. During our stay Victor and David at the Front Desk cheerfully helped us sort out WiFi and other questions, Monse did a great job teaching me Spanish, Angel led the best stretching class, Obler made sure we enjoyed aqua aerobics, and Regina tried to teach me how to improve my salsa dancing. Ana Paula and Gloria made dinner reservations for us -- and as always, Claudia and Iris made sure all room issues were resolved. Why do I know all these names? This place does it right! The staff are friendly, caring, and many of them have been at Villa del Palmar for years. This says a lot in an industry with a lot of turnover. Will be back in 2019!

Room tip: If you would prefer a room in a location other than that available and assigned when you arrive, let them know you are willing to move. They will do their best to accommodate you. This works best if you are staying more than 1 week.
Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank Kate-and-Spence
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ManagerVEPPV, Gerente at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Dear KateZufall,

Thank you for expressing your great satisfaction with Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta and for sharing the details of your stay with us.

I am very glad to learn that our team has contributed greatly to making your stay memorable. We are committed to offering outstanding service. I am thankful for your kind words which I will personally share with the team members.

On behalf to our Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta team, we look forward to your next visit!

Kind regards,

The management
Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

As this was not our first time here, we expected excellent service and they did not disappoint. Some of us came a few days early with the rest of the family to follow. We spoke with Daniela and mentioned that some of our family were vegetarian and could she recommend some restaurants. She was very busy but promised to get back to us. Well, she was off the following day but still sent an email with her recommendations. She stops by our pool chairs every day making sure we have everything we need. She is indeed an employee to be commended. Thank you, Daniela for making this vacation so memorable.

Room tip: Be sure to get a room in Villa Del Palmar, not Villa Del Mar.
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank ready2retire2
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ManagerVEPPV, Gerente at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Dear Ready2retire2,

Thank you for providing us the opportunity of hosting you at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta and for taking the time to share your experience with us.

I am pleased to read that you had an unforgettable experience and that our team has done a great job taking care of every detail during your stay. Your comments inspire us to keep making our guests´ satisfaction possible.

It will be an honor for Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta to have you back and offer you our sincere hospitality on your next visit.

Kind regards,

The management
Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Had a great time this was a family vacation the food was great the service was great there was lots of fun things to do around the resort and out of the resort felt totally safe and would definitely go back

Room tip: The beds were comfy and the room service was awesome
Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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1  Thank Jessica B
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ManagerVEPPV, Gerente at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Dear Jessica B,

Thank you for your amazing words, for your time and dedication to write your experience, we strive to exceed your expectations and making sure that you feel better than home.

We will pass on your words of praise to those that were involved in helping to insure that all were happy with this vacation and let them know that their efforts are very appreciated.

We look forward to being of service to you and yours in the future when you come home once again.


Kind regards,

The Management
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

The hotel is very clean, staff is friendly and the food is GREAT, Had a fabulous time and no problem finding a chair close to the pool in the morning, thanks to Daniella, who would remove all towels from empty seats at 8 am. Great job!!! Management is extremely involved with running a great place.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank edahondajohnson
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ManagerVEPPV, Gerente at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018


Dear Edahondajohnson,

Thank you for providing us the opportunity of hosting you at Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta and for taking the time to share your experience with us.

I am pleased to read that you had an unforgettable experience and that our team has done a great job taking care of every detail during your stay. Your comments inspire us to keep making our guests´ satisfaction possible.

It will be an honor for Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta to have you back and offer you our sincere hospitality on your next visit.

Kind regards,

The management
Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We made the best of our stay here, but I would never stay here again and frankly it soured me on the Villa Group. It seems nice when you arrive and see the lobby area, but the room is terrible. First off, it's not what it looks like in the pictures--not even the same color scheme. Appliances are old and the bedspread is worn thin. It has a mildewy smell. We tried to switch rooms and were told that we could not switch b/c they were sending people to their Flamingos hotel. We asked to switch there, in that case, and they said no.

We had paid $500 for 5 nights, plus the resort fee etc., with the caveat that we go on a 90 minute timeshare tour. Turns out we have to arrive 1 hour before the tour b/c it is held at their Flamingos property, which is 30 minutes away. Then, that tour lasted WELL over 90 minutes. Once that was over, we had to sit and wait in an office for another 30 minutes to be checked out, only for our tour-person to finally come over and say there was no one to check us out and for us just to leave. Then we had to meet with someone from the developer to debrief her on our experience and get another sell from her. The entire "90 minute" tour actually took 5.5 hours b/c of travel, etc!! We lost one of our 4 days of vacation b/c of that.

Also, we might have considered purchasing, but certainly not when we were staying in the crappy resort and they were trying to sell us on the nice one. Maybe if they had let us move to Flamingos in the first place--when we were first unhappy and they said they were moving OTHER guests there. But otherwise we have no idea what we're buying--if you can't actually see a real room or experience the resort -- just seeing the model.

That said, the food was passable and it's an easy ride into town. I think that's why a lot of people stay here. It is definitely NOT luxury, however. Most of the guests are significantly older (50s-70s), so we felt a bit out of place as well being mid-30s.

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank thetravelingfool313
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ManagerVEPPV, Gerente at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Dear Guest,

I appreciate the time you took to share your experience with us.

I am very sorry that your recent visit didn´t go as expected. Your feedback is highly important to us. Without hesitation we will take into consideration your comments to improve our service and prevent a recurrence of such an event.

We hope you will give us the opportunity to host you again so that we may serve you with the warmth and hospitality for wich we are recognized.

Kind regards,

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