First time there..we like it so much we became memebers..can't wait to go back..we usually stay in Cancun or 60 miles south of there..been there 6 times..but with the direct flight from Portland to there only 4 1/2 hours..the staff was GREAT..and the wife like the food..really nice beach, lots to do at the hotel, lots of water stuff to do..
We were at the Villa La Estancia for a wedding. The grounds were beautiful as were the facilities and the ocean views.
We were surprised when we checked into the resort that Expedia had upgraded our room to a suite. Nice touch! They have a sister resort that is next door and all facilities are inter-changeable. The wedding events were all very well done. We usually stay at another resort in PV which we like better, but for the price it was a great alternative and we were able to be with all the wedding guests.
Traveller from Los Angeles
Located in Nuevo Vallarta on the shores of Banderas Bay, this hotel is a 2 km (about 1 mi) stroll on the beach from …More
"Nice hotel staff was Very slow in service & rude"
Beautiful hotel but needs work on details. You are not allowed to take you car up past the entrance point and while it's great for security everytime we called for them to pick us up they would take over 15min (the hotel was NOT fully booked or lines waiting) or jus not show until we were practically down the hill. Staff at breakfast is very unorganized and slow. Many people were waiting to be seated, served and just to get their checks to longer then it should be. Lastly knw that if you would like your room cleaned you must hang the sign on the door which I didn't learn until checkout (vs other hotels where the sign is to not be disturbed). When we arrived in the evening and our room wasn't cleaned staff just told us with an attitude "I was very busy but I'm here now"
The hotel is in a Golf property that houses two hotels, the "Iberostar playa mita" (another hotel which looks more "common" i.e. more like the all inclusive type, it looked more crowded and not that special at least from the outside) and "La Tranquila".
The Tranquila areas are beautiful and very well kept, staff is very profesional and courteous, room was very spacious and had excellent distribution including a bath tub inside and a small two person pool on the outside terrace overlooking the hotel areas and sea.
What i really liked was that the hotel was not crowded with people, there was almost no one there when you went out to the pools or sea, no music playing or when they did have some it was only in certain areas and very soft so you would hardly notice it.
The pools are so big you can be on one side and not even know who might be swimming on the other end, the beach area is very clean, well kept and you would have it all to yourself, some people walking by from the other hotels in the area but it is great if you like to have the beach to yourself.
The pool restaurant staff was very attending but at the same time they were not all over you trying to force any food or drinks, food was not A+ but not bad at all, i'm a vegan so i didnt eat much, if you're a meat/fish eater the food may be great as the chefs looked like pro's.
Overall great vacation, i would recommend it for adults, i would assume kids would not have as much fun in a quiet, relaxing environment.
A sister resort to Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta has managed to maintain a personal charm. Resorts and restaurants line the city streets, perfect for vacationers. Nearby attractions include the chance to swim with dolphins or simply birdwatch along the Ameca River, home to hundreds of wild birds. Nuevo Vallarta prides itself on wildlife preservation.
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