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Villa Olivia
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

I recently stayed at Villa Olivia for two months. It was the perfect place for me because besides being in a great location, the internet was fast and reliable enough for me to work while I was there. Sitting out on the top floor veranda in the afternoons working will be a memory I will cherish.
I just can't say enough about the friendly and always helpful staff. They are there for anything you need. For $5, they would take my dirty clothes and return them washed and folded that afternoon.
The views from the rooms are great and you can see the whole bay from the veranda at the top floor, which includes a pool and an outdoor kitchen with a barbeque grill. Also there are kitchens in all the rooms, and although I stayed in a small studio, it had everything I needed for an extended stay.
The only downside is the construction going on across the street, which can be a bit noisy.

Room Tip: Best views and quiter rooms are on the upper levels.
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was our first trip to Puerto Vallarta and we walked in the footsteps of our best travel friends who highly recommended Villa Olivia from their personal experience. As soon as I saw the location and met Denise the owner I knew we had hit the jackpot, a delightful relief. We were immediately given caring personalized attention and our many questions answered. The place is a block from the best beach and located five minutes from the new pier for water taxies, fishing charters and outstanding people watching. This is in a local neighborhood with cobblestone streets and the vibe I was looking for. Not glitzy, not fancy, just a friendly and safe neighborhood. The hotel was immaculate, has a pool and sunning area on the roof with an expansive view of the Romantic Zone and bay including downtown which lights up at night in the distant for added effect. Coffee or tea is delivered to your room each morning, the room was clean and comfortable with all modern amenities including a fully stocked kitchen and internet.
To our relief also, the water is safe to drink in the whole city something the locals are proud of, the exception might be old plumbing in some places but we drank the water for 8 days with no ill effects. Also Villa Olivia is easy walking to corner stores, art galleries, the Malecon waterfront walkway, numerous restaurants. We never felt unsafe at any time in the general area including the evenings. We saw many policemen and women often quietly out of the way but watching things carefully. Taxis are inexpensive and plentiful. Be sure and verify the fare before you get in. In fairness and full disclosure there is a new building going up across the street from V Olivia and the construction noise in annoying, but we were gone so much of the time it was not a huge deal to us. Ask Denise or whomever you deal with there to suggest a higher room that might be more quiet during this period. We stayed on floor ten the top one and it was stunning! I can heartily recommend Villa Olivia and its owners, it is small enough they can be attentive and caring and ditto with their staff. Oh one more thing, the sunsets in PV are to die for, you'll be amazed most nights!

Room Tip: Highest floors offer best view and more quiet. All have good views from what I saw.
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have stayed at several establishments in Puerto Vallarta and it is my opinion that Villa Olivia on Ampas in the Romantica Zone is by far and without question the best place to stay. It is family-owned, close to the beach providing wonderful views of the beach and the bay and within walking distance to the beach and many of the best restaurants in the area. The family prides itself on keeping their establishment in excellent condition, safe and immaculately clean. If you happen to arrive by car I believe arrangements can be made to park your car safely on the property.

The day-to-day management is conducted by one of the live-in family members. She is always attentive to your every wish or whim may it be a restaurant recommendation or suggestions regarding money exchanges. Your room charge includes coffee or tea delivered daily to your room at a predetermined time, however, don't overlook her willingness to prepare your breakfast for a nominal extra fee. All the staff and management are very friendly.

Many of the guests are international and those coming from cold winter climates often stay for 1 to 3 months. They are enjoyable to talk with and especially at the open-air eleventh floor where the roof-top swimming pool and sunning deck are located.

By all means visit the Villa Olivia website to determine their reasonable room rates, other amenities and view photographs. In you return for a second visit it will be like coming home to visit family and I personally have met folks that I have remained in touch with after my departure.

Room Tip: all room easily accessible by elevator and the higher floors have the best views
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Don't miss this jewel of a boutique hotel just two blocks from the beach in the Zona romantica. Denise, the manager, is a delightful and caring innkeeper, and is always attentive to the needs of her guests. The hotel is impeccable in every detail, and the welcome is always warm and hospitable. I've stayed here now for several years and recommend it highly--if you can get a reservation.

Room Tip: Best views begin on floor 5 and above
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have stayed at Villa Olivia several times and have always found it a very welcoming place. Most rooms have a lovely view of the bay and town, with beautiful sunsets when clear and a rooftop terrace with lap pool, and elevators to all floors. We have stayed primarily in the studio units, and all units have been upgraded with nice showers and well equipped kitchens. Denise the property manager makes sure you are welcomed and is responsive to any of your needs. The staff keeps the rooms and building exceptionally clean and brings morning coffee and tea to your room, a service for short term stays. The location is very convenient for walking to the beach and the other attractions of the Romantic zone and beyond. We always look forward to the friendly and welcoming stay provided by the owners and Denise at Villa Olivia!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Olivia

Address: Amapas 329 | Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Region: Mexico > Jalisco > Puerto Vallarta
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 72 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Vallarta
Price Range: €46 - €105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-owned villa offering personalized hospitality next to the beach and in the heart of town -- the Zona Romantica. Ideally located for people who love quaint cobblestone streets and splashes of vivid colors while strolling through town. From your secluded balcony you can enjoy the soothing sound of ocean waves, breathtaking iridescent sunsets, and even the thrill of spotting migrating humpbacks during whale-watching season. Every morning, you are brought the choice of coffee or tea to your room while you make that oh-so-difficult decision of how to spend your day -- sipping tropical drinks under a beach palapa, going on a jungle canopy or ATV excursion, horse-back riding, golf, scuba diving, hiking along the river or swimming in the ocean waves. The choices are endless... ... more   less 
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