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Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel
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Oakland, California
1 review
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“Exquisite gem”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Look no further! Custom breakfast, softest sheets, luxurious decor, high touch service....especially loved the pool area- alabaster jacuzzi for God's sake! Can't recommend highly enough! Alex was an invaluable source of info for nightlife and gnosh.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I was living in Puerto Vallarta for four months and before I left I decide to spoil myself at a great boutique hotel. I stayed at the hotel for a week and I tried two different styles of hotel rooms. The hotel rooms are amazing and the beds are the comfiest I have ever slept on. All the rooms there have a different theme and have full kitchens if you feel like cooking yourself. The staff at the hotel are great and you get breakfast include everyday and can choose whatever you would like. The pool and jacuzzi on the roof top is spectacular with amazing view and sun all day.
I would always go back to this amazing hotel anytime and I'm already planning my next trip.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I had an a amazing time at the bed and breakfast much better than hotels in the area. The beds are so confortable and the rooms are all unique and have spectacular murals. The owner was a great host and made me fell like one of the family.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Rivera del Rio is what we would call a real "Hidden Gem". It is the most unique and beautifully decorated home we have ever stayed in, and just loved it!

We stayed in the Alejandro (penthouse) suite and also had a tour of the whole B&B, which has many more beautiful suites and rooms. The Alejandro suite was still our favourite though as it has most light, very good views, a nice terrace, direct access to the pool and is very spacious. Also the general areas were very well appointed and beautifully decorated. You just have to see it to believe it.

The owner and staff were all wonderful and made us really feel at home. The whole atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxed... perfect for a holiday. Also the service, including breakfast, was very good and the staff is very flexible in accommodating guest's special wishes.

The location of Rivera del Rio might be slightly less good than some other properties closer to the beach, but that is more than made up for by the quality of the B&B and the service as well as by the much better value-for-money of Rivera del Rio. The B&B is still within very easy walking distance (less than 10 minutes) from the beach and is in a very safe area with plenty of good restaurants and other eating places around.

This is the sort of place where we could keep on coming back to, and we will definitely stay here again when we return to Puerto Vallarta. Rivera del Rio in one word: amazing!

Room Tip: If you like lots of space, light, a terrace, and nice views, go for the penthouse suite (Alejandro).
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alexander A, Owner at Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2014
Wow with all of the reviews you have written we are so honored that such a world traveler is in love with our property and service. Every time you cross the Atlantic Ocean to see us we feel like our Greek family is coming to visit :)
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Poolville, Texas, United States
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This beautiful historic resort was such a pleasure to find. I have traveled and stayed in many many 5 star and 5 diamond hotels and resorts around the world. Rivera Del Rio is such a treasure to find and go back to many times. I felt like a Greek Goddess, sitting in the main living area in front of the indoor pool drinking a glass of wine!! After an exciting night of dancing, dining, and absorbing the ambiance of old town PV (all within walking distance), sit in the wonderful relaxing hot tub on the very top of the building over looking the city of lights and the mountains. The staff will meet your every need, so gracious. I traveled alone to meet the people of Puerto Vallarta this time, however, I cannot wait to go back this fall for a romantic getaway with my husband.

Room Tip: I stayed in the room directly off the main living area, with the antique bath tub. I did tour most o...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

i was very lucky to happen upon this totally stunning and unique villa in puerto vallarta. sadly, most of the accommodations in town are extremely-dated, screaming-kids/frat boy spring break-style resorts. if you'd rather feel like you're staying with friends who own a gorgeous villa filled with art & style, check out rivera del rio. the beds are super comfortable and the suites feel like your own apartment. two incredibly sweet local ladies made me a five-star authentic mexican breakfast every morning. i can't imagine staying anywhere else in puerto vallarta.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

One of the best kept secrets in Puerto Vallarta. Breathtaking restoration of a great villa with unique mixtures of wonderful eras past, with the updated amenities of the 21st century. Each suite is superbly decorated with style and elegance. The rooftop pool and jacuzzi give you a refreshing oasis from the hustle of one's daily life. You will truly be amazed by this gem. The staff are extremely helpful and are there to help with every need. You will not be disappointed in stepping back in time to the opulence of Rivera del Rio.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel
Address: Calle Rivera Del Rio 104, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 70 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivera del Rio Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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