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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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Watertown
Reviewed 3 March 2015

This was an OK visit, but not up to par with others. Food was all ok, but a week worth of eating there left you wondering what to have. Nothing really stood out other than the french fries. Those were great! The resort was very clean and someone was always cleaning something. Nightly Entertainment was good, but the main entertainment...

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Feb 14 - 20 Booked with Funjet out of MSP...booked the transfers with them as well and we were directed to our cab as soon as we walked outside and it was cheaper than getting a taxi like our friends did. Arrived early, too early for check in but our room was ready b4 the 3pm check in time. Easy...

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10Thank ClaudiaMN
Rhinelander, Wi
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Overall a nice resort. The only real complaint was the reserving of the front row pool loungers at 3 am. We had decided not to play the game though and always were able to find back row loungers when we went down for breakfast about 8am. Then we would just hang out by the pool for the day. Kudos to...

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10Thank DebLRhinelander-Wi
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We spent a week at Riu Vallarta the first week in February with extended family. We had a wonderful vacation at this great hotel! Before going I, of course, checked all the reviews on Trip Advisor. I was a bit worried based on some of the negative reviews. However, what I learned is that you have to take these reviews...

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6Thank MNtraveler57
Derry, New Hampshire, United States
Reviewed 1 March 2015

RESORT - beautiful grounds, well kept ROOM- Spacious. The beds were hard. We asked for a mattress topper, but never received one. minibar was replenished when we called and asked. SERVICE DESK - Very pleasant and helpful. POOL - the main pool was way too small for the size of the resort. You had to be up before the sun...

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13Thank Barbara Z
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Just came back after a week in Riu Vallarta.Nice hotel on the very nice beach.Food not the best but for us it wasn't priority,nice and very helpful staff.The hotel has more then 500 rooms,so it can be quite crowdy but there is plenty of space for everyone.To people asking for Wi-Fi,there is 90 min free access in the lobby area...

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5Thank Bartski182
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Lovely location but food and wifi service make it a 3 star hotel at best - check in service excellent and rapid pity the waiter service does not follow suit. 3rd world wifi service very slow and only can be used once a day upto max 90 mins. Dreamliner flight from Manc excellent with Thomsons staff in resort good. Food...

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RiuHotelsandResorts, Online Reputation Manager at Hotel Riu Vallarta, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry to read that you have left our hotel with a negative idea concerning the food offered in our restaurants. Please, let us inform you that we do check daily our food offer and its quality in our restaurants where we provide a wide selection of dishes catering for all...

Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We stayed in this hotel last year in April. We loved it so much we rebooked and care coming back in May and cant wait. Everyone is friendly the restaurants are amazing. The shows are entertaining. Also the thing to do in the area are fantastic. Makes me never want to leave. Also if feels very safe. We where very...

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Manchester
Reviewed 28 February 2015

After a fantastic flight on the dreamliner, and a long wait at immigration ( over an hour) The check in process at the riu was as easy as ever, very organised, we had payed extra for a junior suite. We were given room 3050, which was a lovely room and they had decorated it with balloons, chocolates and towel swans...

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5Thank JMB162
manchester
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Lovely spotless hotel - service a bit hit and miss - certainly not the best - waiters often slow ! Worst thing was very poor wifi - only 90 consecutive mins a day and if you accidently click in for one min your wifi is up for the day ! Should be free all day in a 5 star hotel...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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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: €157 - €253 (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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“ask for a mattress topper right away when you get there as the beds are very hard.”
 of 5 bubbles janette l., 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend getting a room facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles suzic1990, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“west side ocean view, yes it is loud when shows are happening but that made easy to enjoy the show from our room while having a cocktail”
 of 5 bubbles 331fredn, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Evening entertainment was *very* loud. If you want a quiet evening, sacrifice view for an outside room.”
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“Accessibility can be a problem if you have mobility issues. It is hard to avoid stairs.”
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