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Hi all; I write this from my Hotel in Puerto Vallarta..just got here and wanted to let u all know that i arrived safe and sound....I am here for two nights and then off to Yelapa..The flight was packed but without incident..Its raining but hot and sticky .Tomorrow i am up and out wandering around getting to know Old Town a bit..will take loads of pictures. xoxoxox Rhonda
... We let the dogs swim with the hysterical pelicans, that were dive bombing in the ocean to get fish. I have a video that I will attach.
We are in a hotel in Bucerias now, it rained all day and we needed to get out of the rain.
We are thinking about renting a place in Puerto Vallarta for a month so we can take Spanish lessons.
Scott and Kerry
... at the World Café, Ann decided to check out the Spa to see what services they had. We had some coupons for the Spa so might as well try them. We booked two massages for 3 pm. Yes, Dave is going to have one as well. We were told to come an hour early to take advantage of the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.
We then went to the beach to get some sun. It was a beautiful day so we sat on chairs that were not under a playa to begin ...
Then the officer said, "You need your license, how can we fix this?" Andres slid him some money and the lights came on and Andres passed the exam. The officer saying "See you can see, you can see fine, I'm not sure what the problem was earlier" as if nothing had happened.
It's corrupt here but it's safe. If you are participate in illegal or sketchy activities, they will make issue with you. If you take their pictures or act weird, they will ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mercurio Puerto Vallarta
Stayed here for 2 weeks in February. Was my fourth time in PV, but first in Mercurio or indeed in a PV gay hotel.
I really can't imagine people complaining about this place as "premium priced" and not as promised. It was exactly as I expected, and a great deal considering everything. You couldn't ask for a better location. Restaurants, shops, and ATMs are all close by. I opted for one of their multi-day packages that included daily lunch at the green chairs (WAY more comfortable than the blue chairs, by the way...), and a free massage (which was good, by the way). It was an even better deal.
We stayed here again this past holiday season Dec 30-Jan 16. As anyone who travels anywhere knows - location is everything and in this regards the Mercurio has the BEST location relative to distance from beach, bars and of course Gay bars - shopping etc etc.
We have just returned from a week in PV. We had booked a Deluxe King at the Mercurio for a week. In our opinion, the hotel was ok as a 'basic Motel 6' but not the deluxe property that they promote on their website. We have stayed at various properties in PV and in all other cases have found exactly what was promoted (either basic or superior).
Spent five nights at the Mercurio, late January to early February, 2005.
Found this place on the internet, and just "went for it" because it seemed like a good location and the room was at a very low summer rate.
Last summer (August 2003), my wife, my 6 year old daughter and I stayed at "Hotel Alegre" which now is called Hotel Mercurio. The first night rained, as usual in Puerto Vallarta. The roof started to leak, so we asked the manager to move us to a different room. The new room was smaller, but OK.
Just exactly as advertised
We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Hotel Mercurio and it was just exactly what we wanted and expected. The room was basic but had everything you would need. The bathroom was small but had plenty of hot water and good water pressure in the shower. Air conditioning couldn't have been any better. Everything was very clean and extremely comfortable.
All of the staff were pleasant and always had a smile on their face. The location is really great and within walking distance to anything you could want to do.
All in all, they advertise just exactly what they are. It's not 5 star but they don't claim to be. Would definitely stay again and will recommend them to anyone we know who is heading to Puerto Vallarta.
My partner and I stayed here 3 weeks over Christmas/News Years 03/04. The Hotel Mercurio has a great location just off Olas Altas and close to the beach and glbt club scene. Rooms are basic, some learger with more ammenities, all very clean, with private bathroom/showers. There is a small pool and breakfast area where most guests meet in the am and pm. We met our new friends from London UK and Santa Rosa CA there (hi guys)and enjoyed many evenings and days on the beach and out on the town together. In a large hotel this is just not possible - but in a smaller boutique hotel like the Mercurio - people get to know one another - have the opportunity to get to know one another. That is great. The hotel is planning to be renovated in spring/summer 2004 - with many changes. That will be good -because we enjoyed ourselves so much we are staying here again this next Xmas and New Years! We felt like family at the hotel - and of course are!Staff at the hotel are very service oriented, in particular the Manager, Carlos Escalante. The fornt desk is constantly maintained, and a keen eye is given to personal safety and security.
Clean & basic but no air
The rooms were clean and basic but we had to change rooms because the toilet didn't flush good, the ceiling fan only worked on one setting(high). I kept dreaming of helicopters. The water pressure was low and the air conditioner never worked in any of the rooms. An American just bought the place in October 2002 and apologized to us and is working on improvements. But, at $50/night, the price was right.