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Hotel Riu Vallarta

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2015

This was a beautiful resort that definately lived up to the Riu reputation. We were a group of 8 regulars to the RiU Jalisco and decided to change it up this year and stay at the Vallarta this time. We booked suites for the first time as this was to be a milestone anniversary for each couple and overall we...

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We stayed from 17-31 January and could not fault the hotel. Our request for a disabled access shower had not been passed to the hotel, but on the 2nd day we were transferred to room 0001 which accessed all outdoor areas via a ramp, no problem with an electric wheelchair. The rooms were kept immaculate and the food was fantastic....

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4Thank patcole2015
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Stayed at the Riu Vallarta from January 17-24, 2015 with a group of 18. This was our first time to Puerto Vallarta and will not be our last. We have been to resorts in the Rivera Maya area of Mexico a number of times and to Punta Cana a few times and this resort was the first high rise hotel...

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4Thank Don W
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We spent two weeks at the RIU Vallarta in January. We have stayed at several RIUs, so we feel we know what to expect and the Vallarta was no exception. The facility is beautiful with the expected Spanish colonial architecture. Rooms are clean, nicely furnished, with balconies that look out over the U-shaped courtyard. All open spaces are also beautifully...

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8Thank Dugfir
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Overall fun resort with good food. coffee in restaurant is weak, get coffee from sports bar. The best food at resort Is the asian called Nirvana. Purchace wine outside of resort, their wine is nasty. Beer is also terrible although most tolorated it. Always ask for top shelf liquor or they give you the cheap stuff. if you like your...

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3Thank markwarriner
Saskatoon
Reviewed 2 February 2015

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at RIU Vallarta in January. We booked through Sunwing (first time) and had stayed at RIU properties in Dominican Republic in the past. Overall, the trip went completely smoothly, no complaints whatsoever about the resort, the food, or the service, everything an everyone at the resort was top notch - every employee was...

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7Thank 911Lady
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We just returned from a stay at the RIU Vallarta and was disappointed with the 5 star rating the hotel had. Our room was nice with in-room bar that was refilled every other day. However, there was shampoo dispenser in the bath area but no conditioner or body lotion. The sheer curtain in our room had a cigarette burn in...

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4Thank joanne m
Maryland Heights, Missouri
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Loved this hotel, did end up with an upgrade not sure how. We were in room 7064, end of tower facing ocean. It had a huge walk in closet, very large bathroom, double sink vanity, extra large shower with room for shelf in it, separate toilet area. Jacuzzi dividing bathroom and bedroom. Nice seating area with couch to chairs and...

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5Thank thmom
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Myself plus 8 family members stayed at the Riu Puerto Vallarta, Dec 15-22, 2014. What a wonderful time we had!! First of all the resort is nice - not too big, not too small, well maintained and staff very friendly. The staff really go out there way for you and are always smiling and willing to help. I've been to...

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11Thank Angie R
Reviewed 30 January 2015

It was our 1 time over there .The hotel, beach, weather, food, & staff were all just amazing everybody over there work so hard I wish they have paid more p/h and people should live more tips for sure !!! So fresh and clean everywhere around! The parachute on the beach is safe and OMG Amazing ! Mexican man named...

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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: $225 - $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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