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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Just returned from a 7 day all inclusive at this resort. Prior to going I read most of the reviews and was abit nervous about staying there. I was more than pleased, the resort is awesome. The check in was fast, and well organized. Not once did we have a problem finding a perfect spot on the beach under the...

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7Thank klemmyus
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Wonderful week at a great resort. The RUI goes way beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Will be back again. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable. Select a oceanfront suite for the best views.

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4Thank lorie98
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We stayed at the RIU Vallarta as a family of 3 between April 4th-18th. We had a great time, the hotel is great and the staff are wonderful. Anyone thinking of booking, or have booked and are a little concerned by some of the comments please don't be. Starting with the flight, the Thomson Dreamliner is a fantastic plane, the...

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40Thank danieloleksik
LIVERPOOL ENGLAND
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Great hotel with fantastic staff! The only downside is the beach - it's only a small beach, which some days a part is cordoned off between 9/10am for weddings which don't take place until 4pm!! This results in sun loungers pushed even closer together - no privacy for conversation. If you wanted a parasol you had to pay for them...

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9Thank moggies60
Strathmore, Canada
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Myself and two other girls stayed in April 2015. The room was wonderful, 4040 it was a junior suite, had two twin beds pushed together and a pull out couch. we were just above all the action in court yard downstairs, in the evening while getting ready for dinner we could hear the music, i especially loved the Sax player....

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4Thank Chasitygoett
Minnesota
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Stayed there the last week in March. Have 2 kids (2 & 7 yr). Used to staying in upper end hotels. Room: Upgraded from partial ocean view to full ocean view and was WELL worth it. Room is same size as a jr suite but the view is super. You can hear the waves even with the deck doors closed....

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3Thank Jill J
California
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Before our stay, I read with interest the many reviews of this hotel, especially the negative comments. Our family of 12, ages 10- 72 stayed at this Riu during Spring Break and thoroughly enjoyed it.The hotel is spotless, staff wonderful and helpful, and activities varied for all ages. When I read complaints about the food, I have to wonder what...

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4Thank kaysey66
Seeleys Bay
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We just arrived back from the Riu Vallarta where 23 of us went to celebrate our daughters wedding allow we didn't have the wedding at the resort . We were all amazed at the cleanliness of the resort, staff were always cleaning, painting, restocking etc. . The bar and restaurant staff friendly,helpful and food was wonderful. The beds comfy ,rooms...

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3Thank Janpaul62SeeleysBay
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

A classic Riu hotel with all the facilities that you would normally expect. Firstly, the poor points. The pool area is totally surrounded by palm trees. It is extremely difficult to find an area around either pool that doesn't get shaded throughout the day. They were even planting more palm trees while we were there. The plaza area gets very...

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7Thank Keith J
Langley, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Well after reading reviews of the Riu I had mixed feelings but went with it anyways and had a great time.. I think some people get very picky and have high expectations.. This resort is very nice and kept very clean. Our junior suite on the seventh floor had a beautiful view and was quite large. It didn't bother me...

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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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  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $235 - $394 (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 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
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“Higher floors the better the view, try and be on the south side for the best sea view.”
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“To see the Bay....you would need to be on a floor probably 4 and up.”
 of 5 bubbles Peppy888, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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“make sure to get an ocean view room, its all part of the tropical vacation experience”
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