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One-Of-A-Kind Delight For Your Senses
on May 12, 2015
What an incredible experience Alex and his team have created at Rivera Del Rio! As a fairly regular visitor to the beauty of Puerto Vallarta, I have stayed in a lot of different accommodations over the years. But never have I had such an amazing stay than during my time this past week at Rivera Del Rio. From my check-in welcome in the lobby with a warm smile and cold margarita before being personally shown to my quarters, to the friendly and efficient housekeeping staff, to Alex’s willingness to accommodate any reasonable request on a moment’s notice to make his guests more comfortable... all interactions were professional, yet genuine and unpretentious. The property is delightful in almost every way, transporting guests to a time of Old Hollywood glamour, while still offering all of the modern amenities and creature comforts (luxury mattresses, top-end textiles and toiletries, perfectly adjustable A/C, USA-configured electrical outlets, etc). Staying at Rivera Del Rio will allow you to see more of the tourist areas from a safe and relaxing setting—a quick 10 minute stroll to the waterfront at the Malecon or Los Muertos Beach, and easy access in even less time to the colorful interior avenues of Zona Romantica with many interesting shops and well-reviewed restaurants, as well as the open air markets just over the foot bridge on the opposite side of the river. Do not hesitate to book here if you are open to getting outside of the all-inclusive resort mindset, or the generic trappings of a more traditional hotel property. Rivera Del Rio is a very special place indeed, for spirited travelers of all ages and lifestyles, and I sensed a team committed to making it even more enchanting in the years ahead.
Magical Palace on the river
on November 29, 2013
The architecture and the decor of this place transports you to a different time and place. My amazement and delight grew with every step I took as I entered the place for the first time, and then, over the next 7 days, as I continued to explore it and discover new joys. It's equally suitable for a honeymoon, a solo trip, and a family vacation - a great primer for the kids on various architectural styles, decor elements, eclectic approach, use of color, mixing old and new with great taste. And read to them the tales from 1001 Nights while you are there, for an unforgettable childhood experience. Turned me into a wide-eyed kid, too. Stayed 4 nights in Scarlet room and 3 in Green room. Scarlet has a large accordion door to the private balcony, if you push it to the side, the whole room becomes one huge balcony, overlooking the river. Green has direct access to outdoor pool and bar. Plenty of beautiful large windows in every suite. As other reviews noted, service and amenities are excellent.
Location: PV Old Town, 4 blocks to the beach and the Malecon, endless choices for food and entertainment within steps. If driving or taking a taxi, get to the intersection of Jacarandas & Aquiles Serdan. (Make sure you give this direction to your driver, they don't know about this place as it is new). From there, it's a few steps to the unpaved Rivera del Rio where the #106 is located. It stands directly on the shore of Rio Cuale, with live iguanas sitting in the trees.
Drinking water: I started with a few sips and progressed to several bottles a day directly from the tap, with absolutely no stomach events.
Safety: as single female, had no problems walking to-from the hotel at night.
on August 13, 2013
Prior to this trip I had never visited Mexico, nor had any desire to. I heard about this new place from a friend who said that I needed to check it out... I flew there on a Friday to spend the weekend, and ended up leaving on a Tuesday... it was MUCH too soon to leave!
The hotel was amazing, on a tour of it, each room proved to be unique and the variety suited many different needs. Each room was beautiful, and the setup of the property was unique and fun.
The location in Old Vallarta is short walking distance from gorgeous beaches, and many great restaurants and bars. You are able to escape the resort atmosphere and feel like you are tucked away in this little gem with the locals.
The staff were excellent, great breakfast EVERY morning by Chayo, which they will also deliver to your room if you desire. And Monica, the staff masseuse, is extremely talented and highly recommended.
In my opinion, this is the ONLY place to stay in Vallarta, I will be going back very soon!
You will not believe this place!
on August 05, 2013
I stayed at this property over the Christmas New Year holiday and was blown away. This is one of the most luxurious places I have ever stayed in.. you will not believe this place and WHAT A VALUE. Right in Old Town PV and breakfast cooked to order at whatever tim you choose. The beds and lines were the most comfortable beds I have ever had at a hotel and wait till you see the mother of pearl hot tub. The staff was amazing and so accomdating to all my needs. Never would I have guessed there was a property like this in Mexico.. it is a piece of ART!
on May 26, 2013
Wonderful spot - perfect location, walking distance from
Beach, but just far enough to be quiet. Staff are friendly,
Knowledgeable and efficient. Rooms are glorious. Highly recommended.
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