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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Trip and experience overall at the friendly was good. We are a family 3 with a 4 year old daughter. First off Christian was awesome! Many activities for our daughter so that part gets a 10/10. After reading other reviews I've learned that it was Mexican spring break, which makes plenty of sense now:). All the staff were very nice...

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Summerland, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This resort is exactly what the name says "friendly". Great staff! Awesome service! We couldn't ask for more. The rooms were beautiful, clean and had a great view. Really nice beach. We swam every day several times and spent most of our time on the beach. The waiter (double double) was always quick at bringing us more drinks. The food...

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Yonkers, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I recently stayed here as a quick last minute trip with my mom. And I have to say it turned out to be totally the unexpected. The location of the resort is great. In the heart of downtown not too far from marina. Right next to the mall and many restaurants. Very safe to walk around during evening hours. But...

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F V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tiffany, Thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination and for leaving us your review. Unfortunately, you visited us during our busiest Mexican holiday. During the winter (October - early December / January - March) we have mostly Canadian and American couples. Thank you for recognizing the hard work of Cristian. As him, all of our staff...

Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose the Mexican spring break over the Easter holiday to visit this hotel which was, in hindsight a mistake. We were unaware of the holiday and unfortunately made for an extremely busy hotel. I joked with my wife that on some occasions there was standing room only. We felt the hotel was overcrowded for the size of the property....

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F V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear Haydn42, Thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination. We regret that you visited us during our busiest time of the year for the Mexican market. We appreciate your comments as they help us improve and give a better service. At Friendly Vallarta our main goal is to provide our guests with the most personalized and friendliest...

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I vacationed at Friendly from January 6 to 27, 2017. It was our sixth stay there in as many years. We only get away for a vacation once a year and Friendly has become our home away from home. The incredible service, helpfulness, and cheerfulness of the staff is the main reason we keep returning. Because this...

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F V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear 4susanz5, Thank you so much to you and your husband for being part of our Friendly family for all these years. We appreciate your preference. We want to thank you as well for leaving us your review. We are glad to know that once again you had an amazing time and that all of our staff made sure you...

Niagara Falls, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost everyone I spoke with has been here before. And I can see why. This is a wonderful resort. There is so much I can share with you but first, the staff is the key to Friendly's success. I'm a 20 year old trapped in a 65 year old body (but feeling 40) and Friendly puts on the best entertainment....

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F V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear ARE52, It is an honor for us to read your review and know that you had a fantastic stay with us. We are happy to know that we fulfilled our mail goal. At Friendly we go above and beyond to make sure all our guests feel like at home. You are now part of our Friendly family and we...

Canton, Oklahoma
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Friendly from March 4th thru the 10th 2017. We had stayed here approximately 3 years previous and after reading reviews decided to try it again. They had made some changes and added more restaurants to eat at. The check in was a breeze, we had to wait about an hour because our flight brought us earlier...

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F V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear ejinkens, We want to thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination and for sharing your experience with us. We are so happy to read that you had an amazing time with us and that our staff made sure that you felt like at home. We hope we get to see you again soon. Friendly will always...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our stay here. We got upgraded to a higher floor for free. The staff was amazing. Buffet food was mediocre. It was tasty the first few days, but was more or less the same thing day after day. The a la carte restaurant food was very good. Amazing morning omlettes. I'm a person that likes to sleep in, but...

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F V, Guest Relations Manager at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Hello Malisa, Thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination and for leaving us your comments. It is very important for us to know what our guests think so we can improve and give a better service. We are glad that your stay was great. At Friendly Vallarta we go above and beyond to make sure that all...

Wittenberg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

5th time to PV and 15th to Mexico. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay@ the Friendly Vallarta 2-19-17 to 3-1-17. Great location close to downtown and the marina. The food and drinks were very good, activities were numerous including live bands almost daily, the beach staff were great with setting up guests with loungers & umbrellas, Most importantly I would to...

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F V, Guest Relations Manager at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dsbl0ck, On behalf of all the staff of Friendly Vallarta we want to thank you for choosing us as your vacation destination. We are sorry to read that you needed medical care during your stay but we are so glad to know that Dr. Mora and our staff made sure you everything went well. At Friendly we go above...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled down here with a co-worker on a last minute trip and we were very pleased we did. While this may be classified as a family resort, we are two single guys in our late 20s who had an absolute blast. The resort was clean with recent and ongoing renovations that are definitely adding to its value. The lobby...

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F V, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear Chrisweeks101, Thank you so much for choosing Friendly Vallarta along with your co-worker as your vacation destination. We are so pleased to read your review and know that our staff made sure you had a wonderful time. Thank you for recognizing their job, they are what makes Friendly such a special place. We want you to consider us your...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort

Address: Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico (Formerly Friendly Hola Vallarta Resort and Spa)
Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: RM565 - RM1,564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friendly Vallarta All Inclusive Family Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 218
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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
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#13 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#17 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#21 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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“Most rooms have ocean view.”
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“The best views are from the quiet rooms on the higher levels of the main building which are an upgrade.”
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“When booking ask for a room at least 4th floor or higher.”
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“Higher floors have better ocean views”
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