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“A great place to relax” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B

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Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B
Ranked #58 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“A great place to relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had an an amazing week at the Villa just resting and lazing in the pool and enjoying the lovely grounds around the Villa. We love the outdoors so this place was just perfect for us .We were able to wade along the river and enjoy the amazing bird life. Our only problem was that we ate too much. Dulce is an amazing cook and the food was delicious. We tasted food that we have never tasted before and we've done a lot of travelling and it was all just wonderful. Mohitos pre dinner on the deck, fire flies in the trees at dusk....magic!!! Would recommend this to anyone wanting a private escape away from the busy world.

Room Tip: We had the azalea room which was great for a longer stay as it has a separate lounge and is close to...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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DulceArguero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear Dianne and Graham: If for you it was a great experience for us over here in Villa Azalea we really enjoyed to serve you and watch how as you enjoy life in all the details its glory, hope to see you here again .
Santiago Leal
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We just loved it! We spent a weekend, My husband and two kids, We felt We where in paradise, enjoyed so much the walk on the river, to listen all different kinds of birds all day long, specially sunrise & sunset, We were impresed of all different kinds of fruit trees they have and We just loved the beautiful & wellcared greenhouses, where We were able to harvest and choose our own salad greens for supper, kids loved to go and see the hens and why not, get few eggs for their breakfast, all in a Beautifull Inn, full of Art, Sculptures, Colours and delicious meals with an "Extaordinary Service to each one of Us"
Thank you very much Dulce & Villa Azalea, We look forward for our next visit!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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DulceArguero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thanks for your comments Dear Brenda, hope to see you soon again for this paradise,we enjoy your visit very much, and thank you for your tomatoes tips, we are sure that it will help us a lot.
Best Regards,
Francisco Gonzalez
Villa Azalea Public Relations.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If you are looking for a place to relax and be pampered far from the madding crowd, come to Villa Azalea. We did, hoping to recuperate under warm, blue, cloudless skies from colds acquired in the relative chill of Northern California, and we couldn't have chosen better.

The proprietor, Dulce Arguero, is a lady of great refinement whose eye and hand are seen in the landscaping, the organic garden, the decor, the hospitality, and, not least, the kitchen. Set beside a flowing stream in the hills along the main road that runs the length of Mexico, the villa is a haven of tranquility, a refuge from the agitated life. We slept in our beautifully appointed suite and dragged ourselves out to the veranda for contemplation of nature. The bird life that can be observed from that viewpoint is quite remarkable - greater kiskadees, tropical and gray kingbirds, and various other flycatchers hawk for insects while orange fronted parakeets, masked tityras, streak backed orioles, yellow winged caciques, great tailed grackles, and bronzed cowbirds feed in the fruit trees, vultures and hawks soar overhead, and green backed herons slip into the low hanging branches by the river. Not forty feet from us hiding in plain view was an eponymously elegant trogon. If you have not had your fill from the veranda, there's the botanical garden just down the road, where there is even a greater variety.

If you are planning to be anywhere near Puerto Vallarta or driving north or south on highway 200 take a day or two to feed your soul. You will not regret it.

Jon and Galina Borschow
San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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DulceArguero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
John and Galina,The sensibility that you have to distinguish each bird, each plant, find the right light for each photograph and enjoy!, was great !! Thanks for visiting us, hope to see you again for this unique place for people like you.
Francisco Gonzalez
Public Relation Villa Azalea.
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

My sister and I spent the afternoon at a hands-on cooking class at Villa Azalea. We took the bus from Puerto Vallarta for 22 pesos each way - the inn is just a couple miles past the Botanical Gardens. We were immediately greeted by our host Dulce who is such a sweetheart! Our class began with picking our lunch ingredients from the organic garden located on the gorgeous lush grounds. With veggies in hand we proceeded to the outdoor kitchen where Dulce turned on background music and blended up Mexican Mojitos with the fresh mint we had just picked. Then we moved onto cooking up a pink mole sauce to top off salmon as well as a chile sauce to accompany chicken cooked in banana leaves. Wendy was our cooking chef and I can't say enough about what a wonderful coach she is! The best part came next - sitting down to eat our amazing lunch we had just prepared. After lunch, Dulce toured us around the lovely hotel with it's beautiful rooms and tasteful decor.

Honestly can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon in PV!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank camewest
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DulceArguero, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
When we receive people as July and Chris, with that joy, enjoying the smallest detail, optimistic, full of life! We learn a lot from them, all the staff also enjoy your visit. We await for you the next year, with new recipes!
Francisco Gonzalez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

We just spent a delightfully romantic one night visit to this little paradise. Dulce the owner of this piece of paradise greeted us with freshly made lime and mint juice, followed by a tour of her organic gardens where we picked our own salad. This was taken to the kitchen to be washed and prepared as the first course of our totally organic Mexican luncheon. Our suite was amazing, ultra modern architecturally, wonderful modern art, two wonderful swimming pools, a river with a waterfall, orchards, marvellous gardens to wander, interestings spaces and places to sit. Dinner under the stars on the terrace outside our room, and the next morning breakfast by the duck pond complete with seven baby ducklings. The food was exceptional, the service too, the whole experience was totally a memory to treasure.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Last week spent the day at Villa Azalea. I love traveling, and grow most of our own produce organically. in CA. Villa Azalea tapped into both of my favorite things! The farm was amazing, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, onions, asparagus, celery, and herbs. We harvested the produce and they prepared a 3 course lunch for us. Lunch was set up riverside, and began with a crisp flavorful salad harvested by us, followed by a chicken lasagna made with the most delicate pasta that melted in your mouth, filled with spinach, poblano chilies, cheese, and a white sauce, topped off with a dessert a citrus tiaramisu.

The rest of the day was spent exploring the grounds, and relaxing poolside, or riverside or in the hammock amongst the trees. They have chickens, turkey's and a large pond that they raise talapia in. There were a group of Orange Faced Parakeets that were hanging out in the trees on the grounds for most of the afternoon.

Looking forward to staying in the lovely well appointed rooms next Feb. We will definitely be taking the cooking classes in the outdoor kitchen. Hope they will teach us how to make the lasagna!

If you like any of these: comfort, great food, growing food, a birder then this is your paradise.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B
Address: Calle Barra de Navidad Km. 184 | El Tuito Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta 48400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 126 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Azalea - Luxury B&B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a small luxury hotel with world class service at Villa Azalea, an intimate, secluded property, located 20 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, in western Mexico; considered as one of the best resorts in Puerto Vallarta. Come and enjoy this couples oriented hotel, designed for the most demanding travelers as it was first conceived by its owner, a Swiss entrepreneur who has invested mind, heart and efforts for years and offer us now: Villa Azalea, a place that blends elegance, nature and good taste for the most eco friendly, relaxing vacation. ... more   less 
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