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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The resort itself was beautiful, had everything you could want in a perfect size. Not too much walking, but not too small to feel cluttered. Always an opportunity to have lots of fun throughout the day, with everything from morning yoga on the beach with the amazing Horacio, to making string bracelets and dream catchers with the lovely Paco, to...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be prepared to be up charged $35.00 U.S. a night if you don't like the first room they show you. Liz at the front desk was not helpful and any arguing about this up charge is useless. The resort is generally very noisy. There were 4 weddings during our 9 day stay. There was loud music at the beach every...

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Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just back from our second trip to the Friendly, and it was just as nice as the first. Thanks to Daniel at the front desk for being so helpful and Tonny in the restaurants for always being so pleasant. Great set up for the holiday we enjoy, relaxing with the option to go into town easily if we choose. We...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It had been 20 months since we had stayed here. We were very pleased that we got the type of room and location requested. We were also very pleased that there were obvious improvements made to the facility. The lobby was much improved with a much expanded bar and a roof on one of the restaurants. The staff as always...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a very last minute deal and got it for a good price, so we weren't expecting too much. We were pleasantly surprised at the Friendly. As other people have noted, the rooms are a little dated, but clean. There was some renovation work being done at one side, which didn't really impact us. The food was generally good,...

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Altona, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although we enjoyed our stay at Friendly Vallarta, with the current construction onsite I cannot give it more than 3 stars. The staff were as many have already said – “Very Friendly and Helpful”. The staff do work very hard to make sure everyone is well -taken care of and entertained. The resort is old, but well maintained. We stayed...

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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose the Friendly based on reviews because we were looking for an unpretentious resort where we could enjoy a "toes in the sand" experience with attentive service. This was it! Here's what we found: ~spotless hotel with updated lobby ~nice basic rooms with balconies or terraces. Neat and clean, many with good ocean views. (Room allocation seems to be...

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Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our 6th year at the Friendly Vallarta booked with WestJet Vacations....we girlfriends come home to the Friendly every November...this year we were there from Nov. 9 to Nov. 23......We love coming back because of the service and the staff....the staff are the ones that make our vacation amazing and the reason we keep coming back.....Double Double, Braulio (Meow),...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly has the best staff ever! Front Desk Pamela and Gladyz provide excellent service when checking in. The activities staff Pako, Horacio, Valerie, Karina, Tau, Andrea and Gustavo ensures your days are filled with fun activities. The restaurant staff Raul, Monica, Francisco, Hugo, Sergio, Kalusha makes sure your glass is never empty and the food delicious. Even the Maintenance Manager...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went back to our "home away from home" again the week of November 21st and brought a couple with us that was there for the first time last year and loved it! We are always excited to see "what's new" at the Friendly because they are ALWAYS adding and upgrading. There is something for everyone here. They really go...

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Dear Brenda, Thank you for being part of our family and for your preference. It is an honour for us to know that you consider us your home away from home because that is what we are. We are pleased to know that you had a great time and that you liked all of our renovations, as you mention, in...

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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
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $183 - $546 (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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“In advance our travel agent requested a room higher up with a view. We were up charged $35.00 US a night to be on the 6th floor”
 of 5 bubbles _flauritz, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would stick to at least 7th floor or higher”
 of 5 bubbles 631tracyp, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“higher floors in tower.”
 of 5 bubbles alexcZ5686YX, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I'd pick a higher floor in the tower, if I had a choice.”
 of 5 bubbles ianc773, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you want a room that is a little bit quieter, ask for a room on the North side of the resort, NOT facing the pool”
 of 5 bubbles CJDueck, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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