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Nice hotel. Nice restaurant meals. Nice beach in Nuevo Vallarta to Bucerias.

Not many guests close to the ocean good food good personnel

I love the staff there they’re all friendlyAnd the hotel is very family friendly clean and nice atmosphere there anymore

This was our third stay at Samba. We love the atmosphere, the location and the staff. Special thanks to Salvador, who remembers us each year and goes out of his way to make our stay memorable each time. We already can't wait to go back next year. I would highly recommend Samba Vallarta as a great place to go if you want to have a good time and a relaxing vacation!

We really enjoy the place... The food could be a little bit more variety , like a pasta bar daily, more vegetables And not just white bread... it ws difficult to have "integral bread"

Very nice option, right on the beach and excellent if you just want to relax. Staff is simply outstanding, nice food, impeccable grounds. Rooms are ok, but could use an update. Overall, a very good experience. Would definitely go back.

This is a nice older resort. It is right on the beach. The pool is spacious and the drinks are great. I wasn't crazy about the food on the buffet. Please know that to get into the a la carte restaurants you need to get on a list at 7 am the day of. That was very frustrating. But ovetall staff friendly and I was upgraded to a suite with a balcony for no extra charge during my stay.

Everything was jolly goog, all of the employees. We had a great time.

This was our second time in Samba, and we're definitely going back. Hotel is great for families. It's on the smaller side, but that was a plus for us. Everything is close-pool, beach, snack bar right next to the pool. They added a pirate ship with slides, and another playground style platform with slides for toddlers (they didn't have that couple of years ago), and it was a huge hit for our kids. Hotel is well maintained and staff is amazing. Food choice is very good.

The Room was a double but to my surprise had 2 queen beds so fit my family of 4 comfortably. Never got the roll away we asked for but made do. We were able to upgrade to a balcony upon check in for only an additional $100.00. Was met with drinks at check in which was wonderful because after the terrible airport full of people deceivingly being nice in an attempt to sell you a time share I was quite tired and irritable. The room was spacious and met our needs. Did notice despite tipping the housekeeper the room cleaning daily deteriorated slightly but was fine. One day we didn't get new bottles of water and 3 times had to ask for towels as they kept only placing 3 when we had 4 people in the room. You can always get water at the bar and we only used our bottled water to take when we left the resort. The staff was very friendly and the grounds well maintained. The pool tables and ping pong tables were nice to entertain us later in the day. The beach was wonderful. so close to the water. shallow water for a ways out so safe and fun for kids. boogie boards were available when we wanted them. Chairs seems to always be avail at pool and the beach. Lots of beach vendors at the resort but they are friendly and take no for an answer without harassment. smaller resort and no "spring breakers" like in PV. mostly couples and families

Not 3 restaurants like it describes. More like 2 with same menu every day that alternates Italian/ Mexican. Bottled water was not all inclusive, only 2/room/day, if want extra then gotta pay. Orange juice served at restaurants was not natural but powdered. Beds and pillows were uncomfortable. Pool towels were not available until 11-12 am. Food was not the best. 2 good things--Kids section of the pool was excellent and Staff was very friendly. Party hosted by hotel on the beach runs until 1 am with loud music banging, hard to sleep. Overall I'd rate it a 2.5 resort out of 5.

We decided to go to a smaller resort to relax more. It was so much easier to get to the beach and the restaurants and not get lost. It makes it a more cozier experience meeting new people.

We prefer the size of Samba Vallarta to larger places and prefer west coast to the gulf side. Many of the same employees were there to greet us. We have found through the years that you do not go to all inclusives in Mexico for the food. Especially desserts. We were pleasantly surprised this year at the food quality and the efforts to have some variation. You will not go hungry or thirsty.

We came here thirs times in rool We got new freands and nice relaxation

Everything looked great including the reviews on Orbitz. After being at the hotel for 1 night my girlfriend and I were both puking from the smell of mold and bleach all over the building. We had no choice but to check out early and the hotel manager said they would be refunding our stay. After we left the hotel and returned home we contacted orbitz to get a refund and they refused to refund us for the trip. WORST HOTEL EXPERIENCE EVER DO NOT STAY HERE!

Your employees are all so great. They all remembered us, and welcomed us back.. We will be back next year.

I am not one of those people that like to do this reviews but in this case I will. If ratings were based on quality of attention only, I would give them a 5 for sure. Excellent attention from everybody in general, particularly Alejandro (capitan de Meseros) and his guys Alex and Gilberto at the Venezia. The Older lady making the eggs at breakfast was nice and kind at all times. Esmeralda with the towels was always pleasant and looking for ways t o make our needs met. Mayra was always very helpful and nice to us. Now about the hotel... from the moment we got to the lobby, we started to see a few things. No air conditioning in any of the public areas, including lobby, hallways, etc. With temperatures on the 100s' and humidity to the roof, it would it come handy !!! There is not really wi-fi in the rooms, only what you can get from the outside which is pretty much nothing. The hotel needs to be remodel soon. The rooms are nice but a little old. The A/C works but it is really loud and there is a strong smell of humidity. All of these things were addressed by Gorethi (Manager) who made sure we got to another room, gave us a portable humidifier and after a few days gave us also a router for the room so we could have a stronger Wi-fi signal. Again the attention and service were really great. Gorethi didn't rest until we were satisfied. Food wise, the buffet was average, but the Venetian restaurant (with reservations) was super excellent.

The rooms had a funky smell to them. The bed was hard a bricks. They only have three restaurants which one was closed to do construction (Mexican), the other restaurant (Italian) required reservation however children aren't allowed. We only had one restaurant to eat at (buffet) which the food wasn't any good very bland and didn't have much choose from. The mixed drinks wasn't any good either we purchased our alcohol and mit our own drinks. We will never go back!

Av. Costera y Playa S/N Nuevo Vallarta NAY

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Samba Vallarta- All Inclusive places you next to Nuevo Vallarta Beach and within a mile (2 km) of Playa Bucerias. This 3.5-star property has 183 guestrooms and offers a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a gym.


Dining

Get your fill of Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at La Hacienda, one of 3 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the pool views at El Mexicano. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

The 183 rooms have an array of amenities, including free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Samba Vallarta- All Inclusive features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Self parking is offered for MXN 200 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include a gym, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Suite

2 Double Beds | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 5

Romance Todo Incluido

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, with Balcony

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

2 Double Beds | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Samba Vallarta- All Inclusive

Everyone (14) Couples (31) Business (1) Family (33) Other (5) Friends (9)
5
Partner Couples

Nice hotel. Nice restaurant meals. Nice beach in Nuevo Vallarta to Bucerias.

By on Apr 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2021

Estimado Huésped: Gracias por su calificación de 5 estrellas, realmente apreciamos su apoyo y esperamos tener su visita nuevamente en Samba Vallarta para ofrecerle el servicio que merece.

5
Family

Not many guests close to the ocean good food good personnel

By on Jan 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 4, 2020

Dear Guest: Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to give feedback on your stay here at Samba Vallarta. These comments are very valuable to all our staff and motivate us to continue to offer the best service. We hope to see you back here at home Samba Vallarta.

3
Everyone

By on Jan 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2020

Estimado huésped Muchas gracias por dedicar parte de su valioso tiempo en compartir su calificación acerca de su última estancia en Samba Vallarta. Esperamos con gusto su próxima visita.

5
Everyone

By on Aug 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 20, 2019

Thank you very much for your preference towards our Hotel. We are glad that you had an amazing experience with us here at Samba Vallarta. We hope to see you soon and give you the same service that you deserve.

4
Everyone

I love the staff there they’re all friendlyAnd the hotel is very family friendly clean and nice atmosphere there anymore

By on Mar 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 21, 2019

Thank you very much for comments. We hope to see you soon here at your casa Samba Vallarta.

5
Partner Couples Friends

This was our third stay at Samba. We love the atmosphere, the location and the staff. Special thanks to Salvador, who remembers us each year and goes out of his way to make our stay memorable each time. We already can't wait to go back next year. I would highly recommend Samba Vallarta as a great place to go if you want to have a good time and a relaxing vacation!

By on Feb 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2019

THANKS FOR YOUR GOOD COMMENTS WILL BE GIVEN TO MEET MY STAFF MEMBERS REGARDS

4
Everyone

We really enjoy the place... The food could be a little bit more variety , like a pasta bar daily, more vegetables And not just white bread... it ws difficult to have "integral bread"

By on Jan 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 6, 2019

On behalf of Samba Vallarta Hotel, thank you for share your feedback regarding your stay, as it is very motivating for all our associates to continue offering the best, we going to take your advice to get better on those areas

4

great option

Everyone

Very nice option, right on the beach and excellent if you just want to relax. Staff is simply outstanding, nice food, impeccable grounds. Rooms are ok, but could use an update. Overall, a very good experience. Would definitely go back.

By , from Indiana on Apr 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2018

We thank you for tanking your valuable time to writing your reviews about your stay at Samba Vallarta Hotel, such thing is very useful, because reading this we can be sure about the things we can improve. Hoping you visit this place again to show you how unique and memorable your vacation can be. Best Regards.

3
Everyone

This is a nice older resort. It is right on the beach. The pool is spacious and the drinks are great. I wasn't crazy about the food on the buffet. Please know that to get into the a la carte restaurants you need to get on a list at 7 am the day of. That was very frustrating. But ovetall staff friendly and I was upgraded to a suite with a balcony for no extra charge during my stay.

By , from perry oklahoma on Feb 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 7, 2018

DEAR>Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We are so glad it was a pleasant one, we also thanks any comment and suggestion that help us to identify our critical and opportunity areas to improve our services. Your satisfaction is our greatest goal. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests. It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta. Best Regards.

5

jolly good hotel

Everyone

Everything was jolly goog, all of the employees. We had a great time.

By on Nov 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 23, 2017

Dear: We thank you for taking the time to share your opinion and we are pleased to know that your stay with us was pleasant. Comments like yours motivates us to continue working day by day to serve you in the best way, It will be an honor for us to welcome you again in this your home Samba Vallarta. Best regards

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