When we first arrived, our first surprise was the lobby if you could call it that. I have to say that I almost left right there! It seems almost temporary run down and dark. There were two office desks there which were to be the front desk. The check-in was a bit slow not much information sharing however, we were handed a lovely welcome drink.
The next surprise - how exceptionally clean the rooms were. The rooms are spacious, clean and the beds are surprisingly comfortable.
The service at the bar, restaurants and throughout the resort was incredible. The drinks were strong and we almost never had to even go to the bar for drinks there constantly being brought to us by a bartender, or server. I have never encountered this, even at 5 star resorts.
The next surprise was the food, I have to say the most disappointing part of our stay besides the lobby first impression. It was fair, yes you could eat it and I am sure many people are fine with it. However, it seemed to be the same day after day. The "sushi" night in the a la carte although not sushi was without question the best meal of the entire week sort of a stir fry. The Italian was disappointing. The buffet was bland and basically the same everyday. The breakfast although the same had plenty of options and was by far the best meal of the day. The snack bar had hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and chips and salsa.
The pools were clean comfortable and really nice to have two areas to choose from. Both were inviting, clean and both had great service and cocktails! The beach was better than I remember from past trips to the hotel district in PV - the ocean seemed cleaner the beaches were also cleaner and really nice.
I have to say that after going to other places for the past few years, PV has won over our hearts again. The Malecon now having no traffic is awesome and the charm and welcoming people will ensure that we won't wait 3 years to return.
Overall the hotel has great value and if you are not too concerned with food and are planning on going out for dinners this is a wonderful place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only 5 minutes to downtown Puerto Vallarta, at Plaza Pelicanos Club Beach Resort entertainment is always available: all day long and beyond the sunset, there is a full activities program for all ages that suits your wish to live it up in paradise; from beach and swimming pool contests to theme nights with live music and karaoke. All rooms fully furnished with two twins or one king size bed (view and type of bed is subject to availability), air conditioning, safety deposit box, fully marble equipped bathroom and bathrooms amenities. Non beach front section, access to the beach (walking steps) crossing a private street. ... more less
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