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Contrecoeur, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Close to the aeroport but not Vallarta.Superb lobby. Great design with a breeze at all hours of the day.Rooms are fine but the bathrooms need freshning. Re-enamelling of the tubs new mirrors and cleaning of the grout.The building is extremely clean. Always someone cleaning up somewhere.Can't say enough for the staff.Hardworking, always smiling and ready to help. The grounds are...

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Richmond, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2015

First of all I want to mention that the staff at this hotel are unbelievable! The service is far the best I have received in Mexico. The hotel is average, rooms are clean and tidy, but overall I think it is time for an upgrade, painting, etc. Please if you go here make sure you check out the sports bar...

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5Thank skinnyfroglegs
Pierre, South Dakota
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We had a great time at Riu Vallarta. Rooms were great. Food was good. Nice pool and swim up bar. Loved the plaza especially at night when everyone gathered for music, drinks and dancing. Bad - too many kids especially at the bars ordering virgin drinks. Provide a kid's bar. Not enough loungers at the pool and they were all...

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4Thank Dennis R
Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is the third Riu we have visited in the last year, and in some ways the best, and in others, the worst. Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first. This resort is starting to show signs of it's age. Built around 2006, and with no major renovations it may be time for some. The condition, although...

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4Thank BrianArabsky
Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great All inclusive resort! I would definitely go back. Food was great, staff was always helpful and friendly and plenty of activities to do all on property! Beds were a little too firm for my liking, but overall I would have given it 5 stars except for the bed! 😊

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4Thank triptaker86
North West
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Stayed at this hotel in February , as it was the place to be to watch the Hump back whales. We went with Thomson and the flight was Dreamliner, which is far better than any plane we have been on before. Loved it. We booked a junior suite and sea view, worth the extra money as you can whale watch...

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2Thank phannorthwest
Suffolk
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My husband and I recently returned from a three week AI holiday which spanned Christmas and the New Year. We had read the previous reviews about this venue but overall I had a super restful holiday. After all, the holiday is what you make it from what is on offer. Airport was a nightmare! Check in was the most pleasant...

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4Thank SusieDor
Delta, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We stayed here Mar 8-15, 2015, a group of 4 adults and two kids. Good, but wouldn't go back to this one. Rooms: They put us in two adjacent rooms, but we asked to change one of the rooms. There was an overpowering bad smell coming from the paint they had used. The other room was OK but there was...

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2Thank Silvana_Sulstarova
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My fiancée and I stayed here for a week in March with two other couples and had a wonderful time. The room was very nice. The bed was hard but it did not prevent us from getting sleep, and the noise was not a problem even though we had a room right above the courtyard. It is quiet by 11pm...

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3Thank Ben J
Milan, Illinois
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This was our 8th trip to one of the Riu's in Puetro Vallarta, 2 to the Jalisco, 3 to the Vallarta and 3 to the Palace. These Resorts are our "GO-TO" place. We absolutely love the area and the Riu's just compliment them. You will never find a nicer beach. You can walk for miles, wide and flat. No one...

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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
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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 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 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Spa 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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