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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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Loughton, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

Check in was very quick and easy. My room was airy and spacious and the bed was large with a firm mattress. The lobby and general dining room were again very spacious.The choice of food in the buffet was excellent as was the quality.A nice touch was that guests were left with a full coffee pot on their tables so...

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1Thank mirandab334
Reviewed yesterday NEW

first off when we arrived everyone was so nice and helpful. Our rooms weren't ready yet so we went and had some drinks while we waited. they were ready by 3pm. The staff was great and the service was amazing. The food was fair some of the specialty restaurants were good but over all the buffet was bland but it...

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3Thank Jake S
North East England
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from two lovely weeks here after going with some trepidation due to reading the reviews on here first. Some comments are justifiable. You need to get up in the middle of a night to bag loungers around the pool. The same pool does get bawdy and loud mid afternoon. The decor is not the freshest and it is...

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6Thank LilacBlossom9
Greenfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed during the week of March 7-14.Food: Ate at the specialty restaurants, food was great.The buffet had a lot of variety. Pool: was nice, activities need a little attention- Pool volleyball wasn't ran well-never kept score so all it just was volleying over a net. Water aerobics was fun(a good work out). Too much spring breaker around the pool bar!...

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4Thank 59beachgirl
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well just got back yesterday after another perfect two week holiday at this hotel. All of the staff are brilliant they can't do enough to make your holiday the best ever. The food is fab, you have so much choice, I'm very fussy but found something to eat at every meal time. It's all so fresh and tasty. The evening...

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6Thank Kath R
New Westminster
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This resort was a lot of fun. We stayed for a week. I thought it was pretty neat how it had a recurring theme of art-deco/1920's glam throughout the main areas of the resorts. There were really entertaining shows every night at 9PM and the entertainment leaders who ran a large variety of different programs (like learning Spanish, cooking classes,...

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3Thank Tanning_Chinggis
Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Riu Vallarta to attend a wedding which my niece was a bridesmaid in. We enjoyed our week at this resort. The food was good with plenty of selection, the rooms and grounds are clean and well maintained. The beach is nice and you can walk on it for hours. The taxi system is easy to use and extremely affordable...

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2Thank Susie H
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Back from a wonderful week at the Riu Vallarta. Don't listen to the negative reviews. It's a charming, well laid out Resort. Go and enjoy! Food: The food was fantastic. Apart from Riu staples, they offered new options every night. Salad bar was amazing and everyone was enjoying it. If you have trouble finding something to eat here, its not...

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6Thank Meenu A
Dorset
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned Thursday from 2 weeks at the Riu Vallarta. Hotel is very good and room accommodation we had on the 6th floor (Room 6059) overlooking the plaza was good. As others have said, the adult pool was very crowded and noisy, with everyone just standing around the bar and edges drinking and chatting all day in some instances. The second...

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8Thank cmdolphin
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel on a whim as Thomson's had an excellent deal on this property. Only after booking did we read any of the reviews and to be honest we thought we had made a BIG mistake. However, after landing back just this morning and before the jet lag kicks in I have to write a review of this...

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  • 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
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  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $248 - $413 (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 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
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“My room 2083 was very quiet away from the noise of the entertainment”
 of 5 bubbles mirandab334, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for the ends of the corridors (but not so close you can hear the lifts pinging morning noon and night) if you want a quieter room.”
 of 5 bubbles LilacBlossom9, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“make sure to get an ocean view room, its all part of the tropical vacation experience”
 of 5 bubbles 974susieh, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a higher floor room overlooking the internal plaza”
 of 5 bubbles cmdolphin, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A room not overlooking the bar area”
 of 5 bubbles sadie19, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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