This art deco hotel nudges into the golden sand beach of Playa de Flamingos, in a laid-back part of Nuevo Vallarta.
To the front of the Riu Vallarta you’ll find the long golden beach of Playa de Flamingos. To the rear, you’ve got the tropical jungle at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Rooms at this hotel are high-spec with finishing touches like liquor dispensers and big balconies. Upgrade your room and you get a hydro-massage bathtub.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with 3 alternative dinner restaurant options. Unlimited local and imported drinks 24 hours a day. 24-hour snacks.
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2 outdoor pools
Both pools with adjoining Jacuzzis® and terraces lined with sunbeds and parasols. Pool towels are available, too.
RiuLand Kids' Club
Open daily for kids aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years. It's a great place to make new friends and take part in a variety of activities.
Sir George à la carte restaurant
This restaurant offers gourmet dining.
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double room with limited sea view and balcony or terrace
These elegant double rooms come with either a balcony or terrace with a limited sea view and an extra bed on request. There's a ceiling fan, shower in bath, liquor dispenser, coffee-maker and an iron and board, plus Wi-Fi* and air-conditioning.
double room with balcony or terrace
These elegant double rooms come with either a balcony or terrace and an extra bed on request. There's a ceiling fan, shower in bath, liquor dispenser, coffee-maker and an iron and board, plus Wi-Fi* and air-conditioning.
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I did have a good time at the Riu Vallarta. It was just nothing special. The food got boring after 3 days! And some of the staff weren't all that helpful, but they did work very hard! The beach was nice and the hotel really wanted to give you an authentic taste of Mexican traditions. Overall my stay was mediocre, i don't think i would go back.More
The food is excellent, the staff is very friendly. The variety of food is amazing. In all I highly recommend the hotel, the employees and the food. Also they have free internet in the main areas but not in the rooms. But you can buy the internet Â£30 per week for 4 divices so all our family is connected so really it only cost Â£7.50 per person and it's excellent. So the bottom line is .... the hotel is far better than the 4.5 starts that it has. More
My latest trip
I just returned from my 6th trip to the Riu Vallarta. I come back each time thinking this is the best trip so far. The upgraded room was very nice. Some of the staff greeted us by name. The girls in the buffet (Norma & Rosi) are always very kind and welcoming to us. Jorge and Tony in the Lobby bar. Sebastian down on the patio bar. Marco Polo is an awesome bell man. Thanks for getting us our ð every time we needed one. And a special thanks to Juan Carlos. Thank you mi amigo. We can't wait to be back in Jan. If your looking to find a nice hotel to stay at this is the pkace. Thank you an excellent staff and management.More
Great beach, No big complaints, but Not going back
This was our third all-inclusive vacation to Mexico. (We had stayed at Secrets in Puerto Vallarta and Now in Cancun.) We signed up with the "sell-off vacation" with a hope to get a deal. A few days before the departure, out of nine 5 star hotels on the list, we were assigned to this hotel (4.5/5). A little disappointed, but to be honest, there was nothing major to complain about, considering what we paid. However, there are several minor things to comment about. Loved - Great beach - Entertainment programs - Buffet - Access to the next door hotel Riu Jalisco (much less crowded) Did not love - too crowded (over 2,000), under-staffed, unimpressive customer service - Dining options. Practically, no point to have other restaurants because we ended up going to the buffet 3 times a day. Especially, "Sir George" was terrible. - Pool was not clean. - Bed linen is not the best. - Front desk is not efficient. A chaos in the lobby every time new guests arrive. - Sanitary issue - all four of us experienced the aftermath... it can be food preparation or ice cubs they use in the drinks. -Poor wifi connection. No connection in the room, only in the lobby and pool area, which was not great. Also you need to prepare some small bills for tip money because it was very difficult to break a $20 bill. Next time, we would pay a little more for a better resort and avoid these inconvenience and disappointment.More
5 friends on easter break
5 friends stayed here april 2017, the staff were very friendly and couldnt do enough for any guests. We sampled the food at all the various restaurants and all was lovely. The only negative was if you didnt go to the steakhouse at 18-15 you couldn't get a seat nor could you book a table for later, perhaps giving guests a voucher to book a table would be a fairer way of ensuring all guests get to sample the food, this also applues to the st George restaurant, however both were well worth going to. It was my birthday while we were there and i was given a bottle of champagne as a present. The local spirits are not very nice but you can ask for named brands and are given them immediately. The poolside bar staff work non stop as do all the cleaning team and the bell boys are fabulous in getting a taxi when required. Overall an excellent place to stay for a chilled holidayMore
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