$151 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 24, 2014 Check-out: Oct 27, 2014

RIU Vallarta - All Inclusive

3 stars
Avda. De Los Cocoteros sn - Lote K 63732, Nuevo Vallarta, 63732
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
153 reviews
Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation

My husband and I, along with 4 other couples, stayed at the Riu Vallarta hotel for 5 days and 4... See full review

  • Mama2Tired2Think
  • Oct 14, 2014
Excellent family vacations.

My experience in this hotel was good, the beach is beautiful, the service is excellent, the food is... See full review

  • La fellilla de la casa
  • Jul 20, 2014
Palatial beachfront paradise with all-inclusive dining and activities
Welcome to an all-inclusive wonderland at the RIU Vallarta in Nuevo Vallarta. With Taj Mahal grand scale and art-deco style on the white-sand Flamingos Beach, the hotel features resort glamour with endless activities. All-inclusive recreation includes kayaking, table tennis, a fitness center, windsurfing and more, plus evening entertainment, a nightclub and programs for kids. Restaurants and bars serve up international flavors, festive settings and virtually unlimited options. The property also offers meeting rooms, computer access and a spa.
Highlights

  • Experience all-inclusive ease, with buffet restaurants and endless activities to choose from
  • Drop the kids (ages 4 to 12) off for daily, all-inclusive RiuLand entertainment
  • Reach Puerto Vallarta in 25 minutes to explore its historic Old Town and waterfront

Location
RIU Vallarta is located on Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, 25 minutes north of the Puerto Vallarta airport. The resort sits between the white-sand Playa de Flamingos (Flamingos Beach) and a verdant landscape framed by Flamingos Golf Course.
Rooms
RIU Vallarta offers 550 Colonial-inspired, natural-hued guest rooms and suites that invite serenity. Each includes a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a minibar, satellite TV, a radio alarm clock, a safe, an iron/ironing board and a hair-dryer. Some rooms might feature an ocean view. Junior suites add extra space plus a hydro-massage bathtub and lounge area with a sofa or a sofa bed. Jacuzzi suites are also available.
Features

Enjoy all-inclusive dining at RIU Vallarta, with everything from full American breakfast and lunch buffets to theme restaurants and on-the-spot cooking stations. Snacks and beverages are available at all hours. Bars are plentiful, including a swim-up bar.

 

RIU Vallarta offers all-inclusive activities ranging from an aquatic playground to table tennis, a fitness center, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, kayaking, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and body boarding. Entertainment programs for kids ages 4 to 12 are also included. Additional activities may require extra fees.
Transportation

  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz) (10 mi/16.1 km)

Attractions

  • Bucerias (4.3 mi/6.9 km)
  • Puerto Vallarta (13.6 mi/21.8 km)
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens (Jardines Botanicos de Vallarta ) (15.3 mi/24.6 km)

Policies and fees

  • Minimum age: At least one person of 21 years old in every room
  • The hotel reserves the right of admission, and therefore may not allow any room in which all guests are younger than 21 years old.
  • No student groups under 21 years old or "spring breakers" are accepted all year-round.
  • Maximum occupancies are four bodies in room -- either three adults and one child or two adults and two children
  • Children under 2 years stay and eat free. Their age must be specified in the booking.
  • Honeymooners will receive a surprise gift in their room upon arrival. Certificate of marriage will be required upon arrival.
  • Any special request remains upon availability of the hotel.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

20.732 -105.312
Area served
Avda. de los Cocoteros, sn-Lote K 63732 Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta.
Nearby airports
Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR).
Area description
Beach Front property located on Flamingo Beach. 1.2 miles from Nuevo Vallarta & from 9 miles from Puerto Vallarta. The Hotel is about 8 miles Puerto Vallarta International Airport and approximate driving time is 20 minutes.

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RIU Vallarta - All Inclusive Rooms

Standard Double Room
The room offers 1 King or 2 Double beds with cable/satellite TV, premium TV channel(s), balcony or terrace, ceiling fan, air conditioning, climate control, blackout drapes, telephone, minibar & liquor dispenser (restockables), bottled water in room (complimentary), housekeeping (daily), complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, child care (in room, surcharge), in-room safe, television, iron and ironing board (on request), clock/alarm radio, cribs (infant beds) available on request, smoking rooms.
Junior Suite w/ Jacuzzi
Air -conditioned, 1 king size bed, ceiling fan, satellite TV, phone ,mini bar, liquor dispenser, complimentary in -room safe, iron and ironing board, Living area including sofa, walking closet, Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage tub, double-sink, hairdryer, vanity mirror and amenities kit, Balcony with private Jacuzzi, Ocean View . Exterior-corridor access.
Junior Suite
The room offers 1 King or 2 Double beds with cable/satellite TV, premium TV channel(s), balcony or terrace, ceiling fan, air conditioning, climate control, blackout drapes, telephone, minibar & liquor dispenser (restockable), bottled water in room (complimentary),housekeeping (daily), complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, hydro-massasge tub, living room area, child care (in room, surcharge), in-room safe, iron/ironing board, clock/alarm radio, cribs (infant beds) available upon request, smoking rooms.
Suite Ocean View
Air-Conditioned, 1 king size bed, celling fan, satellite TV, phone,mini bar, liquor dispenser, complimentary in-room safe, iron and ironing board, Living area including sofa, walking closet, Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage tub, double -sink, hairdryer, vanity mirror and amenities kit, Balcony-terrace and Ocean View . Exterior-corridor access. Balcony or patio.
Double Room Partial Ocean View
Air conditioning, celing fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser satelitte TV, radio alarm clock, in room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit.
Balcony or terrace with ocean view

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Night club
Solarium
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Astoria
Lobby bar serving a selection of imported alcoholic beverages.
Flamingo
During the day serving lunch & snacks. For dinner open serving Grill Steakhouse A la carte for dinner.
La Boheme
Lounge Bar with terrace.
Sir George
Gourmet restaurant A la carte for dinner. Reservations required.
Mezcal
Pool and swim up bar
Nirvana
Asian restaurant buffet style for dinner. Reservations required.
La Plaza
Pavillion Bar
Don Rafael
Main restaurant serving buffet style with show cooking, international and local specialities. Open for breakfast & dinner Theme dinners served two times a week.
Sports bar
Opening 24 hours

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
"Pacifico" conference room with 1991.38 sq.ft. or floor space, almost have the "Bahia Banderas" conference room with 1302.46 sq.ft. or floor space. Free wireless Internet access Lobby area and meeting rooms

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (153)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Vallarta - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
153 out of 153
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
4

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mama2Tired2Think
Business
Kansas City, MO
Oct 14, 2014

Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation

My husband and I, along with 4 other couples, stayed at the Riu Vallarta hotel for 5 days and 4 nights. The staff is extremely nice. The room was amazing and comfortable. We will be going back, and will probably take our children. It is a family friendly environment. The hotel is very open and very clean. We didn't take part in too many extra activities, but spent most of our time enjoying the food and the beach. The beach is also very clean. We did do the couple massage on the beach, and it was amazing and very affordable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make sure to make your dinner reservations as soon as possible after arriving at the hotel. You may have to book your reservations all at once. The spaces fill up fast for the fancy places.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Carnival Escapade
Business
Portland, Oregon
Oct 7, 2014

Do your research

If this is your first time visiting a RIU resort I think you will not be as happy as your past experiences. I was told by several other guests who have visited a RIU in the past that this is their worst property. When we checked in our shower and mini fridge did not work and the bed was as hard as the tile floor. This is great budge friendly resort but not a first class resort by far. I have traveled to other Mexico resorts several times in the past and that were a first class resort but also more expensive. Just do your research and be prepared. Oh also, there is only A/C in your room and dining locations, lobby, concert areas etc do not have a/c so be prepared!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maria CoolMom
Business
San Jose, California
Sep 8, 2014

Great Family Trip

Overall the trip was great. Decent price for a family of 4. Don’t expect four seasons’ amenities. But the value of the package was good. The staff at the hotel was very accommodating EXCEPT the front desk of the hotel. They do not accommodate and try to make you happy. I tried to get a late check-out because our departure time was at 4. They couldn’t let us stay past 12 unless we paid extra for the room. Majority of the hotels can accommodate late check outs. But Riu hotel wanted money for something was obviously so simple to handle. I mean…C’mon…Do they really have housekeeping personal that they can manage to clean all the rooms by 12? And to top it off, the front desk personal is not very attending or have customer service skills. Food and beverages were good. Can’t complain. Beach was great. Hide tide most of the time we were there but kids managed to swim.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
noodles3
Business
Tx
Jul 30, 2014

Great Vacation

We just arrived home from our 7 day stay at Riu Vallarta. The hotel is very nice and the staff were very pleasant. The food and nightly entertainment was great. I would recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
La fellilla de la casa
Business
Torreon Coahuila, Mexico
Jul 20, 2014

Excellent family vacations.

My experience in this hotel was good, the beach is beautiful, the service is excellent, the food is good. I will return back in the near future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Every day night shows.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Enfriedm
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 7, 2014

Fun getaway!

Had a blast w/ great food! Everything was very clean. The food was delicious and they had good beer on tap!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go downtown!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Adrian Padilla
Business
Guadalajara
Jun 2, 2014

Nice 1 week experience

I went with my wife and 2 yo boy, it was nice to see two life guard all the time in the heated children's pool, the food was fine without being exquisite but the steak and the gourmet restaurants which in both cases I had a very nice experience. The entertaining team does a great job, but I just was not able to attach to their schedule, it interfered with breakfast and launch hours I think the schedule could be improved a bit in there. For the room comfort, nice pillows, but really uncomfortable bed, all days I wake up with back pain. In overall it was a good experience and I'll come back again some day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Manolo II
Business
Chicago
May 29, 2014

Its like paying a bully to keep you awake all night

The fist night I was kept awake by the toilet running and making horrible noises. The desk manager sent a security person to try to fix the toilet at 5:00 am. and of course he could not. I kept calling all night and it was finally fixed by 10:30 am. Hotel Manager informed me that they are not allowed to issue any credit. She gave me a Number to contact management in Spain and nobody answers the phone. I will not return here again and I will fight to get my money back. I have video of the problems encountered this night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Spend your money somewhere else.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TKSG
Business
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
May 11, 2014

Three Day Getaway

Perhaps it was the time of year we went, but this resort is very very large and very busy. The staff seemed a little indifferent to some of the guests and they had no idea when to stop giving alcohol to them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel has all he restraunts you will need.

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3
5.01.0
Sea chickens 2014
Business
Seattle WA
Apr 30, 2014

great access to beach

Hotel needs to do more for security, guest should not have to call on other guest who are yelling out their balconies way after midnight. More detail about refilling supplies such as coffee in the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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