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Tilbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Stayed 10-24 Jan. Being Diamond card holder asked for upgrade was given master suite. It costs nothing make sure you join the class scheme. The hotel is a great art deco style hotel. The grounds are fantastic the gardeners never stop working. The bar staff work their socks of after one day they remember your order every time. The staff... More 

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minneapolis
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

We stayed here 1/20-1/26 overall we had an amazing vacation. We travelled with my hubby and two kids 8, and 6. We wanted to have a resort that had fun for kids, decent food and decent pool and beach and fun kids club. We got all of that ! It thought the food was very good to excellent. The buffet... More 

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7 Thank iammcfly
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Stayed after Xmas holidays, once the crowds had gone. Great hotel with stunning lobby area in an Art Deco style. Large rooms and kept spotlessly clean by staff. We did not have a sea view, but were on a quiet side of the hotel which suited us fine. If you have a room at the rear of the hotel facing... More 

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Travelled with our four adult children 37, 34, 30, 27) and a 2 year old granddaughter. Cannot say enough good stuff about this resort. Food was awesome, staff was awesome, activities were awesome, entertainment was awesome. Beautiful gardens and architecture. This resort had something for all of us. The beach was wonderful as you could be in the sun or... More 

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4 Thank Cathie H
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

If you are a UK normal married couple do not stay at this hotel, it is full of loud mouthed and drunk Young Canadians and Americans, drink is on tap 24hrs and constantly pushed onto you , saw people so drunk they couldn't walk and they was still offered more drink. Everynight was kept awake at night all hours with... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The food here is horrible. The pool area is nice, the rooms are decent, the view from the balcony is breathtaking, the beach is gorgeous, the staff is very nice and helpful, the food is horrible. We stayed here over a 5 day period and while the area is gorgeous, i couldn't wait to go home. When the liquor is... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

After a 12 hour flight we arrived on December 20th exhausted, as we travelled with my dad who needs special assistance we were whizzed through customs others queued for some 3 hours absolutely no need for this. I pressed the button and got a random suitcase search again another farce as all they did was open my suitcase and pat... More 

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Greenwood, Mississippi
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The facade, the lobby and perhaps some of the entertainment facilities may qualify for 5 stars rating. The restaurants, the bars may qualify for a 4 star rating. The rooms, gym noooooooooooooooooooooooooo way. I explain: The rooms, the furniture is of very cheap quality, the drawers squeezing, don't close right. The bed is ugly and cheep looking. And whatever you... More 

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Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent hotel.for all groups of people. Here for 2 weeks. Lovely accommodation and staff lovely very efficient. Food excellent cater for americans but food lovely. I am a gym user the gym is terrible only one treadmill and only.one of other equipment this is the only aspect of my stay I wasnt happy about but it cant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Generally the hotel was good, the food plentiful and well cooked/presented. It is classed as a 4 * premier by Thomson however I would say it is a 4 *. This is the 2nd Riu we have been in and they both have the same problem in that the quality of the wine is poor - not even a Rosado... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $239 - $389 (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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