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San Jose, California
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Great Hotel! Great service! Service start from the lobby with excellent personal like Salvador. He is the Best ! We like food and service at the restorant . Ivan is very service oriental and we fill like at home.

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1Thank Lora760
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Brilliant place, loved everything about it. Food, drinks and entertainment fantastic. Going this year for three weeks. A1 is A1 with this hotel 😍 The only thing I would like is wifi in the rooms without paying extra for it. Beds and rooms immaculate and hotel cleaned constantly. Even though I like peace when sleeping, the lively Plaza was no...

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1Thank Valerie J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel is a little dated but clean and all staff are super friendly, lots of Mexican people holidaying here which I took as a good sign... beach is conveniently close but the sea is rough and too murky to snorkel in, the waves just kick up all the sand, which makes the water glisten which is pretty... We did...

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5Thank Welsh_red33
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Stayed at the Riu Vallarta for two weeks for 9.5.15 to 23.5.15 and this is the third RIU we have stayed at the other being at Cancun and a palace in Negril, Jamaica. This is by far the best of the three we have stayed at. We upgraded to a junior suite and it was well worth the extra £200...

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15Thank Huw B
Abbotsford, Canada
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Room was clean well kept, the food was far better than Riu Emerald Bay - Mazatlan but kids were allowed at the adult pool here..... Why is an adult pool listed if it's not??? We were some p'd off, but only received a srudge when we complained... Don't list it as adult if it's not....

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9Thank TripMember04022015
Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 25 May 2015

we stayed at the riu vallarta from may 17-24. this was our first time on the pacific side of mexico. the following are some notes that may help you out with some questions we had before coming here. airport: after landing we were stuck in a line to check our passports/documents for approximately 30 minutes. be prepared as it was...

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11Thank rick_das
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Travelled in a party of 8 from Gatwick on 11th April 2015. Travelled on new Dreamliner which was comfortable but drinks and food service was very poor for the length of flight (max of 2 drinks per person as they didn't want to run out before return flight!). Baggage collection slow but speedy transfer to hotel once bags collected. Very...

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5Thank Sharon T
notts uk
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

GOOD: rooms clean and spacious, we had a great Ocean view. Fifth floor and above front facing not court yard. First week had great pool service with drinks. Food was good, breakfast can't be faulted. Staff helpful, pleasant..tipping goes far in the buffet. Reception, helpful and always did as we asked. Coffee great in the sports bar. Clean clean clean...

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7Thank butchNottsUk
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Returned from a 2 week break 15/5/15 we flew Premium on the Thomson Dreamliner which was excellent. We have stayed at several RIU hotels in the Caribbean and Europe and were disappointed in the RIU Vallarta, we felt it was not up to their usual standard. Reception and entertainment staff were good but, unless you were constantly tipping, the bar...

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3Thank Lnd54
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Well I thought I would write a review of my initial experience. We flew on the Thomson Dreamliner out of London Gatwick. Lovely plane, very quiet and plenty of leg room. However, the couple of negative points were the small amount of food given to you for an 11.5 hour flight and how passengers in premium were treated like gods...

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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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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: $229 - $375 (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 Riu Vallarta Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit
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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