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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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pelham
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a great time at the riu vallarta, this is my 6th riu and as usual not disappointed in my vacation choice. The rooms were quite clean and comfy, although I knew in advance to ask for the foam mattress topper as I have back issues. Staff in all areas were excellent but a special shout out to Yolanda...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First thing when you land in Mexico avoid the vultures at the airport (time share sellers). We were than greeted by our travel company representative(Apple Travels). Very friendly and helpful. The ride to the resort took about 15 minutes by cab ,supplied by the travel agency. Check in didn't take long either. When we arrived at our room it was...

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Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 12 days at Riu Vallarta and have mixed reviews... The beds are like sleeping on a concrete slab :( So uncomfortable :( I guess its a good thing we didnt spend much time sleeping ;) The rooms are in need of updates :( We never had to wait more than 5 minutes at any bar and they had a...

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Mont Belvieu TX
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entrance to the hotel is beautiful and the staff were great. The best part of the stay was the entertainment the shows were AMAZING and really kept you involved in what was going on. Our room was very well kept and well laid out with a very nice size balcony (the view wasn't that great but we weren't facing...

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Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We continue to go back to this hotel because of the service. All employees go over the top to make your stay exceptional. The buffet food is very good, always something tasty to eat. The wait staff, especially Ramon, in the main buffet was amazing. We always had full drinks, clean tables, etc. The lunch buffet near the beach was...

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Ramsey, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the hotel is nice not the most luxuriest but we were not looking for a snobby place. Check in was a breeze we were in our room 15 minutes after arriving. The beach is very nice and clean and same for the pools, sure people get up early to claim sunbeds and if that's what they want to do we...

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Sydney
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently spent 10 days at Riu Vallarta and were pleased with some things and disappointed with others. For a middle of the road resort, it's decent and there was nothing particularly wrong with it but I can't believe that PV doesn't have better quality resorts in this price range. The rooms are in a desperate need of refurbishment -...

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Invermere, British Columbia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We returned Nov. 13 for our 3rd visit to the Riu Vallarta. Stayed for a week, went with some friends as a last minute get away. Our friends had not ever stayed here, nor at any Riu's and really enjoyed their stay here! There were a lot of Brits staying here and we really enjoyed their company! We flew with...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived back in Manchester on 4th Dec after a two week stay. We had read the reviews before we left, so knew about the hard beds and yes it was helpful to request a mattress topper but the bed was still very firm. First impressions were of a large, grand hotel with efficient systems, registration was extremely fast with...

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I throughly enjoyed my stay at Riu Vallarta. I don't get much time away from my kids and although I missed them I totally enjoyed the many bars on the Riu property. The staff was friendly and the property clean. I enjoyed the beach and the evening shows. Seems like there was always an activity going on which was nice....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $224 - $365 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles sasandtim, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Accessibility can be a problem if you have mobility issues. It is hard to avoid stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles barbaraharper, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
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