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.
Facilities ► View all
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.
Rooms ► View all
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.
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.
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Good but could be great
We stayed the first two weeks in may , nice and warm 29 everyday, the Riu layout is a squire " U " shape with all the evenings entertainment on the inside, we asked for an outer room which was less noisier at night. not the corridors become more noisier during the night. Room was loved and needed modernising but was very clean. Fridge and optics filled everyday or when empty. Food was good and like all inclusive restaurants Cater for all , but this isn't enough for some. Staff do a great job and put up the superior Nation very well , as we expect the American although polite speak down the the Mexican Staff so first thing first make it clear your NOT American, they will love you. Only two pools , adults in one family's the other, if you have kids keep you eyes on them as the life guard was very hit and miss sitting at the entrance to the pool area (how could he see anyone in trouble?) As ever the British was the issue around the pool , must get up at 5am to put 10towels down on most of the sun beds. Then not turn up or use the beds. A family of 5 everyday claimed 7 beds. Only 1 set of toilets near the pools so you can only imagine where everyone was going . never went in the cloudy adults pool. The beach was OK but the hotel beach staff constantly can round asking if we wanted to buy tat. The evenings entertainment was good but themed nights could have offed more. The main reception area was of the 1930 style very nice and cool. Yes the Riu is a Large hotel with small grounds. You can visit the sister hotel which is more modern but offers the same. Overall Nice hotel , needs modernisation, good food but needs better themed nights, pools need new beds and umbrellas . beach could do with fine raking nightly due to not having sections for non smokers. , Must - if you planning on doing any water sports I.e jet bikes go on them AM as the sea gets choppy in the afternoons Don't let the Americans put you off and report to the management if the Brits are hogging all the sunbeds.More
Andy C, 186338
Needs tlc staff fab can't do enough for u more toilets needed 3 for a complex this size 😬 Rooms need to be above the 5th floor as the disco is very loud til 2 in the morning Internet in your room £35 pw a lot on my opinion sue SkelmersdaleMore
Perfect hotel, really helpful staff, great food what more can be said. Read some views and was surprised at the moans. The only moan I can dredge up is the room towels were rough on my delicate skin. But apart from this what more can you ask of a hotel that even provides optics in the room.. I can honestly say if you can get over the fact that lovely birds fly around the steak restraunt and huge friendly lizards scamper amongst the sun beds and the occasional sighting of dolphins,then maybe this is not your place.More
Best Holiday Ever!
Had an unforgettable holiday here with my family! Beautiful, well maintained hotel with a lovely beach at the back of the resort where you can see dolphins jumping in and out of the water. The service is great and the staff are always happy to help. The food is at a high standard with plenty of variety, while the rooms are very clean and spacious. The animation (entertainment) team are incredible! They put so much effort into everything they do and work so hard and non stop since the entertainment is throughout the whole day. Each and everyone on the team creates a happy and fun atmosphere with so many enjoyable memories to look back on! The entertainment team are all very friendly and truly make your holiday amazing, there was never a dull moment! - as i was gutted to leave. I have never experienced such fantastic entertainment which is always at a high standard. I had never gone to a pool party until i stayed at the Riu Vallarta - was such a fun time! There are lots of activities through out the day with brilliant shows every night. Really didn't want to leave and i would definitely go there again! More
excellent stay and top quality
Although the grounds are large, it is beautifully kept. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is very good, especially the different specialty restaurants. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We will go here again.More
gisele m, 60097
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