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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cliche, but friendly has really great service! Pamela, Victor at the front desk. Antonio, Hugo and Raul in the restaurant. Alexi at the bar, so many great people working together to make this average place a wonderful experience. Rooms are dated, but the staff do their best to keep them clean and tidy. Food is bland, low quality. I would... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just returned from a 7 night stay at the Friendly in Puerto Vallarta. (Mother, with 24 yr old son, 15 yr old daughter) First and foremost, the staff was amazing! (Small tips go a long way here and are appreciated) The beach was gorgeous and very swim-able. We would find the spot we wanted on the beach in the... More 

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Port Coquitlam
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my 5th time at the Friendly and I will be back in January for 2 weeks! There are so many staff/friends that I would like to mention that really make my vacation so wonderful! Double Double, Kalusha, Hugo, Antonio, Erick, Ivan, Sexy Lexi, Antelmo, Braulio, /Raul, Ivan, Tonny, Miguel, and Misuel. Bartenders, David, Noe, and Jorge, Lauro. Monica... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time visiting Puerto Vallarta and staying at the Friendly Vallarta Resort and I think superior customer service is the first thing that comes to mind when I reminisce on this vacation. Not only were the non-stop buffets packed with delicious food, beds EXTREMELY comfortable, and cleanliness of the hotel absolutely spotless but the staff were so... More 

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Dear Ljmsweets, We feel honoured to know that you chose us to be the hosts of your first Mexican vacation. We are so pleased to read that you had a great stay with us and that our staff went above and beyond to make sure you felt like home. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we are already... More 

Sudbury, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was the Holiday Inn previously and was a fantastic resort for a 4 star. Rooms were dated but were very clean. The staff there are fabulous and I can see why they have so many repeat travelers. They have a very nice family pool and an adult pool as well. A small resort but the staff make you feel... More 

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Thank Donna B
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Hello Donna, Thank you so much for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination and for leaving us your review. We are so happy to read that you had a fantastic stay and that you enjoyed everything that Friendly has to offer. We are also so glad to read that our staff made you feel like family as that is... More 

SICAMOUS
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned to the Friendly Vallarta November 11-25, 2016 for our third consecutive year to meet up with friends we made at this resort two years ago. We booked a flight with Air Canada and made our resort reservation by email. We were on the eighth floor in the tower which has an amazing view of the Bay of Banderas.... More 

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Dear SICCY, We thank you for your preference and for coming back to this your home in Puerto Vallarta. We are so happy to read that once again you had a fantastic stay and that you enjoyed everything new we had this year for you. At Friendly we are always improving our facilities and service to be able to provide... More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back from this place .... 1st time in Mexico and loved it !! Hotel and staff totally live up to its name "Friendly!" .... Hotel is very nice and we got a good deal booking direct with them as not many places in England use this particular place , but we booked this one as we were meeting... More 

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Dear Jackyhelen2508, We feel honored to have been the hosts of your first Mexican vacation and we are so happy to read that you had an amazing time. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are so glad to know that you enjoyed everything that Friendly has to offer. Our main goal is to go above and beyond... More 

Fort McMurray, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I stayed there from November 22-27/16. The staff were very friendly. The resort and rooms are clean. Don't be shy to ask if you need something as the staff will take care of you. The resort is only 10 minutes from the airport so you can be on the beach 1/2 hour after you arrive. We spent... More 

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1 Thank Sandra W
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Dear Sandra, Thank you so much for your visit and for leaving us your review. We are so happy to read that you had a great stay and that you enjoyed everything that Friendly has to offer. Friendly is such a special place due to our staff, they will go above and beyond to make sure that all your needs... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were not disappointed. We wouldn't go back but on the other hand have no major complaints. There were many soccer teams of children staying while we were there, I'm guessing aged 8 - 15, but they never really bothered us. Everything shuts down around 10:30 so this isn't a resort for the night owl. If you go for a... More 

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Dear ChadMcM, Thank you so much for your visit and for leaving us your review. It is very important for us to know everything our guests think so we can always keep improving. At Friendly Vallarta our main goal is to provide the most personalized and friendliest service of all, but most importantly to make everyone feel at home. We... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided on a last minute vacation, we were looking for something inexpensive, yet a decent property. After checking out several hotels and reading Trip Advisor we decided to book through West Jet Vacations and booked into the Friendly! We arrived at the PV airport at approximately 9:00 pm on Sunday December 13, 2016, and by 9:30... More 

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Dear Al M, First of all we want to thank you for choosing Friendly Vallarta as your vacation destination and for sharing your review with us. We are happy to read that you had an amazing time and that our staff went above and beyond to accommodate your needs and to make sure you had the best time. At Friendly... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 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: RM634 - RM1,796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friendly Vallarta 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:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#13 Family Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#17 Business Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
#21 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
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“most rooms face the ocean or the bay and are beautiful views!!!”
 of 5 bubbles donnabY4951FB, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Depnds what u like, good for some is bad for others-poolside, ground floor is good for kids using the pool lots but others not so much.”
 of 5 bubbles ChadMcM, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room in main block over look pool and ocean AC in All rooms”
 of 5 bubbles PhilipT527, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Grab an ocean front room if possible, stunning views!”
 of 5 bubbles Kikawi, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try for the tower above the 8th floor”
 of 5 bubbles Pam-51, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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