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The Riu Vallarta is located just nine miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta and directly next to the Riu Jalisco, and features charming art deco-style architecture, stylish decor and a modern vibe perfectly suited to the needs of the discriminating travelers. Guests of Riu Vallarta enjoy exchange privileges with the Riu Jalisco (dinner restaurants excluded). True to Riu tradition, the resort offers endless activities, gourmet restaurants and unmatched leisure facilities. Riu's legendary All-Inclusive concept and renowned personalized service make the Riu Vallarta a fantastic and unforgettable destination for a well deserved vacation.
AVE. DE LOS COCOTEROS NO. 160 • PUERTO VALLARTA • MX
Barber / Beauty Salon Boutique Shops Business Services Car Rental Disco / Nightclub Meeting Rooms
Pools: Number of Pools: 2 Outdoor Pools: 2 Swim-up Bar Two swimming pools with intergrated jacuzzis and children's pool.
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Riu Vallarta guests have exchange privleges with Riu Jalisco (dinner restaurants excluded). No Spring Breakers.No student groups are accepted unless at least one person in each room is 21 years or older.
STANDARD FAMILY ROOM King and 1 double bed, A/C, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Radio alarm clock, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Complimentary room safe, Iron/ironing board, Bathroom with tub & shower, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit, Balcony or terrace. Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Shower, Minibar, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW W/JAC King bed, Split-level sitting area with sofa, Balcony or terrace with jacuzzi, Ocean-view, Liquor dispenser, Wlalk-in closet, Complimentary room safe, Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Bidet, Double sink, Amenities kit. Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Shower, Minibar, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite
STANDARD ROOM King or 2 doubles, A/C, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Radio alrm clock, Mini-bar, Liquor Dispenser, Complimentary room safe, Iron/ironing board, Bathroom with tub & shower, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit, Balcony or terrace. Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Shower, Minibar, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE King or 2 doubles, Split level living area with sofa, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Complimentary room safe, Bathroom with hydro-massage tub & shower, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit, Balcony or terrace, Ocean-view. Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Shower, Minibar, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite
SUITE OCEAN VIEW King bed, Split-level sitting area with sofa, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Wlalk-in closet, Complimentary room safe, Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Bidet, Double sink, Amenities kit, Balcony or terrace, Ocean-view. Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Shower, Minibar, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Satellite
Riu Vallarta Hotel features 1 meal plan option:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Vallarta Hotel: Nirvana - A la carte restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required. Dress Code: Casual Formal Sir George - A la carte restaurant serving Gourmet cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required. Dress Code: Casual Formal Flamingo - Serves lunch and snacks during the day and is a Grill Steakhouse for dinner Reservations required. Don Rafael - Main buffet style restaurant with show cooking, international and local specialties.
Activities & Entertainment
Nightly Activities & Entertainment: Disco. Live Music, RIU Theme Shows
Children's Facilities PlayGround Children's Pool
Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 48 reviews)
Food/Drink: Drinks were weak.
Accommodations: Nice size rooms but decor needs updating.
Service: Could have been more attentive.
Bob said, 'We had a great time and will book with you again!'
Leonid said, 'Very nice hotel.'
Rob said, 'We had a great time - great service, great room, good entertaiment, and a nice beach.'
Beach: Nice beach
Food/Drink: Drink were great
Entertainment: Good entertainment
Accommodations: Great room
Service: Great service
Myron said, 'Staff was all very attentive and pleasant and the pool was a nice size and clean.'
Pool: Pool nice size and clean
Beach: Kept very clean
Food/Drink: used the buffet which had good variety and delicious
Accommodations: Beautiful room and kept very clean
Service: Staff was all very attentive and pleasant
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Robert and maureen said, 'This is our 4th year. Will go back next year!'
Pool: Very nice... Clean
Beach: Large waves...pretty
Food/Drink: Very good especially the French and Asian
Entertainment: Every night something enjoyable
Accommodations: Very good as long as long as you are on a high floor high floor
Service: The best!!
Overall: This is our 4th year. Will go back next year!
Mary said, 'Everything was great. Will probably use you again in the future when we plan our vacation'
Pool: Large, clean, refreshing
Beach: well kept, clean
Food/Drink: Excellent, wide variety
Entertainment: Good enjoyed
Accommodations: Excellent, clean comfy bed
Service: Perfect, always ready to help
Overall: Wonderful, will go again
Georgeann said, 'Excellent service, very attentive. Wonderful overall experience, will go back.'
Pool: The fact they had 2 pools was great, one being for kids
Beach: We only used to beach for walking
Food/Drink: Variety was great, special restaurants were excellent
Entertainment: It was good to see they had special entertainment for the kids.
Accommodations: Perfect, clean, beds very comfortable
Service: Excellent service, very attentive
Overall: Wonderful overall experience, will go back
Nancy said, 'We had a great time at Riu Vallarta Resort. I would recommend Dream Vacations. Great time and a very romantic feel to the resort '
Pool: Beauitful, clean and fun activities
Beach: Nice, went for morning walks before the crowds
Food/Drink: Good food
Entertainment: Very fun lots of options
Accommodations: Front Desk reps provide clear info
Service: Service was very good
Overall: Great time and a very romantic feel to the resort
Joyce said, 'Enjoyable trip! Loved the beach and the food was very good.'
Beach: loved it
Food/Drink: food very good
Entertainment: music after show were very enjoyable
Service: good at the buffet
Erika said, 'Had an amazing time! Friendly and attentive employees, nice rooms, and a great beach that was even open for midnight swims.'
Beach: Great beach and it was open for midnight swims
Entertainment: Fun shows and great entertainment crew
Accommodations: Nice rooms
Service: Friendly, attentive employees
Overall: Had an amazing time!
Beach: Very well maintained
Entertainment: Very good
Accommodations: Great view, large room
Service: Friendly people
Belinda m said, 'Will go to Mexico again, for sure. We had no problems and will book our next vacation with Dream Vacations :)'
Pool: Was wonderful, spent alot of time at the pool.
Food/Drink: Food was good
Entertainment: Very good entertainment, something new everynight
Service: Waiters were awesome and all the staff was very nice.
Overall: Will go to Mexico again, for sure
Rebecca said, 'The BEST BEACH anywhere and excellent rooms with excellent ocean view. Resort was very clean and well maintained.'
Beach: The BEST BEACH anywhere
Food/Drink: Drinks were good
Entertainment: Good entertaiment, male staff very good
Accommodations: Excellent rooms with views
Service: Bar tenders were very nice and gave great service!
Overall: Resort was very clean and well maintained
Robert and maureen said, 'We will book again same time next year! Everything was excellent.'
Pool: Very nice
Beach: Nice and clean
Food/Drink: Variety of food
Entertainment: Very good
Accommodations: Better than Riu Jalisco
Pool: Very clean
Beach: Shade when you need it
Entertainment: Nice shows in the evening
Accommodations: Junior suite very nice
Service: Excellent service staff wonderful
Overall: Nice vacation
Beach: Clean every morning.
Accommodations: As usual rooms were very clean and comfortable.
Service: Wait staff were great and really worked hard to take care of everyone.
Beach: it was ok
Food/Drink: could find any seat or fork
Entertainment: It was not ok
Accommodations: not what we thought
Service: No service
Overall: terrible trip
Iwona said, 'We liked it a lot. We would go back as well as recommended to our friends. '
Pool: Stairs were not clean, too many people spilled drinks into the water
Beach: The parachute sailing people walked around, it felt unsafe with little kids on the beach
Food/Drink: Very nice, thank you
Entertainment: We liked it a lot
Service: Very nice people to deal with
Overall: We would go back as well as recommended to our friends
Food/Drink: Very good
Entertainment: A little loud
Accommodations: Very satisfied
Overall: Very happy
Pool: It was great - they were very strict about no kids in the adult pool - which was a blessing
Beach: Nice and clean
Food/Drink: Fair - lunch options were awful
Entertainment: We've seen better entertainment, but they tried
Accommodations: Very nice
Service: The actual staff at Riu were awesome.
Pool: Need to keep water cleaner
Beach: Not their fault mexico beaches are slanted not flat
Food/Drink: Always a strong point at riu's
Entertainment: They did a grease and a michael jackson thing they were both awesome
Accommodations: Not as good as the last 2 I've stayed at
Service: Not as friendly
Overall: Won't go back
Pool: Very dirty/murky... stuff floating on top of water
Beach: Nice; lots of lounge chairs
Food/Drink: Not enough bartenders
Entertainment: Had better group entertainment at other places.. i.e. getting people involved; wouldn't leave bocchi balls or horse shoes without ent peeps
Accommodations: Not bad... people always cleaning
Service: Need more bartenders
Overall: Would recommend to others
Cathleen said, 'RIU had the best buffet we ever expeienced. Two pools. one for adults, one for children...Perfect'
Pool: Two pools. one for adults, one for children...Perfect
Beach: The beach was so clean. When do they do it? 3am?
Food/Drink: RIU had the best buffet we ever expeienced. If we were to go back I would skip the specialty resteraunts
Entertainment: Very enjoyful to watch. I thought is was great to include the guests children in the early shows so they could also enjoy their time.
Accommodations: Clean and very nice.
Service: Eveyone was very nice, but Maria at our breakfast buffet was most excellent!
Overall: I would definately like to visit again
Joan said, 'A nice place for the price. Good location. Good staff.'
Pool: Very nice
Beach: Great wave action. good for walking.
Food/Drink: Good for price
Entertainment: Good for price
Accommodations: Good for price
Service: Very nice and friendly staff
Overall: Fun in the sun.
Pool: people saving pool chairs for days- not fair to other quests
Beach: the water was cold when we were there
Pool: Having two pools was good. However, the drunks stayed in the swim-up bar area yelling. We choose the kids pool after that experience.
Beach: Liked the palm trees. Didn't like that tourist left their plastic drinking glasses all over the sand.
Food/Drink: Ate only at the buffet. Did not do the reservation dinners.
Entertainment: Could hear it in our room. We were only interested in the music.
Accommodations: Clean, daily maid service was excellent. Hot water for showers.
Service: Desk employees helpful but help was sparce at times
Overall: It was okay.
Karen l said, 'We enjoyed our four night stay at the Riu and considered it a great value for the price we paid. Our booking with Dream Vacations was hassel free and we would recommend Dream Vacations for booking a beach vacation! '
Beach: Beach is big and you can walk for a long ways in each direction. Only drawback, sand is rocky and rough in spots.
Food/Drink: Great food, plenty of it. Facility could use a few more bar tenders, but, this shortage may just be a reflection of the current economy
Entertainment: Entertainment staff did a good job
Accommodations: Rooms are nice and clean, but hotel is very loud - difficult to sleep with all the noise.
Pool: We loved the pool and area around it
Beach: Nice beach
Food/Drink: Not crazy about the buffet. the 2 reservation places were pretty good
Entertainment: The shows were very good
Accommodations: Bad mold smell in the room
Service: The employees were wonderful
Overall: It was good for the money and we would return
Food/Drink: food was good drinks low grade
Entertainment: good effort
Accommodations: good clean
Service: I had to clean my own room 1 day had called the desk about 4 and at 5 found a cleaning cart and did it myself
Overall: I would come back verry reasonable price to relax
Lolita said, 'Beach was great, pool was excellent, and my booking experience with Dream Vacations was great'
Pool: The Pool was excellent
Beach: The beach was great
Food/Drink: The food and drink was good, could have been more variety
Entertainment: The entertain was good for hotel entertainment
Accommodations: Tje accomdations were not bad with the exception of the order in the room
Service: Service was excelllent
Overall: Overall experience was great
Overall: it was great we got a upgrade that was the best
Christine m said, 'Staff was best I've ever seen everyone was always so helpful and nice'
Pool: nice that they had two pools, one for kids and one for adults!!
Food/Drink: 24 hour bar was great!!
Entertainment: Staff was best I've ever seen
Service: Everyone was always so helpful and nice
Accommodations: a/c never really worked right
Gary e said, 'They keep the beach very clean and overall we had a great vacation. Thank you!'
Beach: please keep it very clean
Food/Drink: Food was not all great
Pool: The pools were great! My only complaint is that the "adults only" pool often had children in it.
Beach: The beach was really beautiful, but I didn't realize that the water was so murky in Puerto Vallarta.
Food/Drink: Everything was really good, but since we were there for so long we started to get a little bored with the options.
Accommodations: No complaints at all. Very good value!