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Reviewed 16 April 2015

We travelled to the Riu Vallarta on March 29th, on Sunwing, first time using this airline! We were quite pleasantly surprised by the meal and beverage service and the flight attendants were great! Arrived at the hotel very quick check in, no delays at all! At first a little disappointed with the room as we are a family of 4...

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6Thank Christine L
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I was hesitant at first coming to this hotel after reading many of the reviews. However, I wasn't going there assuming it to be a true 5 star hotel. Obviously the hotels that are double the price and newer are the true 5 star. We knew what we were getting ourselves into and we were over all very happy with...

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12Thank dlb1215
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2015

This was a relatively expensive all-inclusive but we were largely disappointed. The hotel has a relatively small footprint so it's tough to get away from the noise. We found the service to be poor, except for the main buffet. Service was very good there, as was the food (a plus). Mainly, though, the staff seemed sullen and seldom had a...

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3Thank keithio80
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We got a last minute deal with Sunwings and after reading previous reviews thought we would give the Riu Vallarta a chance. We have stayed at a number of all inclusive throughout Mexico so thought their 4.5 star rating good. Would totally concur with some of the previous comments Beach chairs,tricky to find in the am. A la carte restaurants...

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4Thank Icychick
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

If you've been to a Riu before this is a great one. If you haven't visit this for a great Riu experience. Firstly position, in hotel zone quiet and safe, straight onto miles of perfect white sand beach you can walk for miles to see other areas/hotels in the area (Bugerias, great Mexican bar straight up road from Decameron worth...

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8Thank UKtraveller50
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

No real complaints about hotel. Just my own preferences. RE for only 3/5..#4 is why I'll never go back:( 1) Get ocean view. I had parking Lott:( 2) preferred buffets at Jalisco. 3) prefer adults only resorts 4) prefer "non sardine can" chair/beach layout. Went to Jalisco beach RE Vallarta RIU beach security wouldn't let you move chair on several...

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5Thank 36teacher
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here! The hotel is clean, we had a sea view suite and to be honest it did smell a bit damp bit after a few days the smell had gone. The upgrade was free on my Riu class card so can't complain really. All areas are clean and tidy, the staff can't do enough to...

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2Thank Tracey C
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

We have been to Mexico many times before and this hotel was similar to many. There was a kids pool and an adult pool with a swim up bar. The pools were heated which was nice and the beach was close. The food is the same as many resorts but unfortunately 2 of the members of our party (including my...

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3Thank Wnevok
Abbotsford, B.C.
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Just got back from a sun-filled week at the Rui Vallarta, where we stayed on the recommendation of good friends. I share many of the same sentiments as some of the other reviewers--yes, there were issues with the wifi (works well in the lobby, not so much anywhere else), the sun beds were a hot item, (though we found if...

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10Thank tlou32
Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Lovely hotel as what you expect from Riu. Food fantastic in the buffet restaurant & Al a carte's apart from the Asian which was poor. Pool area very nice but sunbeds & tables need wiping over. Fantastic pool staff always going around with trays full of drinks & asking if you want one. The pool area has rules that are...

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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
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Babysitting
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: RM776 - RM1,261 (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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“Stayed on the 2nd floor so our view to the ocean wasn't the best. I would say to get a room above the fourth floor”
 of 5 bubbles T4846GAjamess, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the courtyard are very loud at night.”
 of 5 bubbles klotzbj, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had an excellent view from the end of the northern most section of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles geoffreym497, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are all Junior suites.”
  • Ocean view from room, #5039
 of 5 bubbles garybY6518PZ, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not sure worth an upgrade but the higher floor the better. We were on the north side 8th floor facing the Jalisco and it was perfect.”
 of 5 bubbles Foxguy, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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