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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Had a great holiday, staff couldn't do more for you, very friendly. Food was very good beware of birds in main dining room as people leave the door open and birds will come Steak restaurant was very good and ideal for watching the sunset. Entertainment staff worked very hard Nd great fun.

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2Thank Dawn S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Fantastic all inclusive hotel. Any bad reviews must just have unrealistic expectations of an all inclusive hotel. If you want top of the range you will have to go pay for it! This hotel is a bargain with fantastic variety of food and drink. Beautiful pool, private beach, lots of activities, spa (gym, jacuzzi and saunas are free!), great service,...

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6Thank Jenny S
Baldock, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Riu are an outstanding hotel chain and this hotel is overall no exception. The food choice is staggering, yes it is mostly buffet with only the a la carte "Le George" offering a set menu. However for a buffet the choice and quality was beyond anything I have ever experienced with plenty of native Mexican options and international choices that...

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12Thank 56Thomas_H
Aberdare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We stayed here from April 18th through to May 3rd. Transfer very efficient, majority of our coach was staying at this hotel, hence when we arrived the check in was very quick and easy !! On arrival your met by Tom the lovely Thomson rep (Kia is another but she was making sure guests were getting on correct coaches back...

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14Thank garethr846
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I went here with my boyfriend for our first holiday together. we had such a wonderful time, the hotel was amazing, with freshly made rooms every day. we did two excursions, the jungle expedition which was very scary but good! we did the bronze dolphins which was amazing, the photos cost around $2,000 Mexican pesos for two people for the...

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6Thank mandy b
isle of man
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Food was good but as the holiday went got it got boring the same things most days with my wife being a vegie she found it hard work to find a different choice most evenings. The hotel is beginning to show its age with different parts of it needed a bit of TLC but where this hotel wins is its...

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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

If this is your first all inclusive and first time in a Riu hotel...you will have a good time. However, if you are well travelled, enjoy good food and a little bit luxury....stay away from this hotel! Myself and my other half (both 28) stayed here for one week (fortunately not 2!) from 9th May to 16th May. We have...

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3Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kent, England
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Where to start..... The good The entertainment team were excellent and all the shows in the evening were very good, the day time entertainment was good fun. The trips we paid for were excellent and would definitely recommend The Rythym of the Night and the Las Calatas beach hideaway, and the off-road trip. Now for the not so good.... The...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Vallarta, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us such honest and detailed feedback. I assure you this normally does not happen; however, I have used your feedback as a reminder for all of our team members of our procedure. It is important to us that our guests feel welcome and comfortable at our hotel. We are deeply...

Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Entertainment best every night! Food Flamingo not good..smelly! Buffet near Lobby great ..nice presentation ..wait staff best always smiling and helpful! Bathrooms not near anything!! Lots of smoking in lobby and near food areas??? Kids in adult pool! So no adult pool!! Towels with cards always issue!! Massage ...BEST ..south on the beach in front of Flamingo Condo and golf...

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3Thank Beverly C
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Food was excellent for an all inclusive buffet. Something for even the most picky eaters. Excursions were all over $100 a throw which soon mount up. A lot of them were water excursions which is not good for landlubbers like me. Premium alcoholic drinks were readily available like Smirnoff & Appletons rum if you asked. Long journey on Dreamliner from...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* In Riviera Nayarit, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa de Flamingos beach, 2 km / 1.5 miles from Nuevo Vallarta * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 9-story building * 3 km / 1.86 miles from various shops * 13 km / 8 miles from the airport * 1 km / 0.62 miles from Flamingos Golf Club * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Vallarta

Address: Av de Los Cocoteros s/n | Lote Hotelero G, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range: RM784 - RM1,307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Vallarta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 445
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Also Known As:
Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
Riu Vallarta Nuevo
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#10 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
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“Room 3015 in a quieter part of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Blackcatzz73, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a room as high up as available! The view is amazing!”
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“Higher floors the better the view, try and be on the south side for the best sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles m0llyfw, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“To see the Bay....you would need to be on a floor probably 4 and up.”
 of 5 bubbles Peppy888, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room 2083 was very quiet away from the noise of the entertainment”
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