Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
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... 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.
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Scott and Kerry
... some of my Spanish. Sayulita is much more chilled out than PV, and is also where surfers come to enjoy the waves. As soon as I checked in, I went for a walk to look for a restaurant down the ...
... Palmas swimming pool to relax. Supper was at the Oceana Restaurant, it is the seas food restraint. There were lots of people waiting for tables but it turned out to be big groups and we were able to a table right away, It is good to be just two. Ann had a spring roll for an appetizer and Dave had escargot. The escargot was good; it could have used a little more butter and garlic. The spring roll left a lot to be desired; it was a soggy egg ...
... and he was such a great tour guide, and very Catholic so I gave them to him. He was just as grateful to receive those as he was the money. Religion is BIG here and I got a BIG hug from him for my small gift. He had a medallion already on his tourism id card so I knew he'd add the ones I gave him.
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... 30 years ago so you start to get an idea of their condition. Most have cracked windscreens and windows, seats missing and faulty doors. They are personalised by the drivers so many have religious artefacts like rosaries and holy pictures hanging inside and I have even seen velvet curtains surrounding the driver. As the town is cobbled, they rattle, swerve and clatter down the roads. They lurch to a stop to let you off and you are ejected and land on the pavement dazed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
I booked in advance by internet and got price 400 pesos versus 550 if you just come in. Strongly recommended, no compliance, except - you need to go to beach around 15 min.
Nice, Modest, Clean Hotel
Just a nice comfortable place to stay! Nothing fancy, but clean and great location. The staff was amazingly accomodating, and nice. The soup in El Navigante restaurant became my standard lunch.
Spent two very comfortable weeks here! If you like to sleep with the windows open get a room in the interior. With the door to the balcony closed even the loud buses sound far away.
I enjoyed the short days I did stay at this hotel and it is only a 3 star but it does get my vote. the staff are the friendliest and will help in anyway. the rooms are clean not the greatest in big but a good friendly enviroment and ,you can eat anytime of the day in the restraunt. It is downtown close to all shopping but, I would say better than a beach front as long as you have the friendliest staff around and ,real reasonable for use of the internet.
would stay again!!!!
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Hotel Rio in January, 2005. I was a good value at about $42/night, tax included. The rooms are clean, simple, and pleasant. We got an interior room (#102), which was surprising quiet, considering the heavy traffic ourside, helped by the quiet type of guests inside. The best things were the location, near everything, and the quiet steady A/C system, which makes sleeping easier. If I try to find negatives, I could mention the somewhat hard beds, and toilets which can clog if you disobey rules prohibiting paper in toilet. Also the shower water was always warm enough, but not really HOT. The on-site bar, El Navagante, was better than most places in terms of drinks, appetizers and entertainment, although it generated occasional brief noise from exhuberant patrons.
Swell Little Place
We stayed at the Hotel Rio the last week of Jan. for a few days. I thought that the location was primo for doing just about anything in the city. We were located quite close to the river and bridge and the craft market was within easy walking distance. Our room was comfortable with all the necessities but few extras. This place is nothing fancy but provides one with a good bed, TV, A/C, a small balcony over looking the street and clean towels. They also offer larger rooms with kitchens at more expensive prices. We paid close to $40 per day after the exchange. What more does one need. When we go back next year, we'll probably stay there for a few days again. Its always fun to be right in the city and very convenient!
We recently returned from a 2 day stay at the Hotel Rio. The location was EXCELLENT! It was in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Near all the restaurants and shopping made it great for running to and fro with packages, eating at nearby Mason de Calderon (my favorite Mexican restaurant where the prices were very reasonable and the food and service were excellent). Hotel Rio is not the place to go if you're expecting lush carpeting and expensive furniture - and high prices. But if you don't mind a simple room without frills it was CLEAN - the shower had plenty of hot water (with the plastic curtain); air conditioning, color TV with lots of channels (in English). There were simple white ceramic tile floors and we were provided with 4 bath towels but no wash cloths or hand towels (?). Who cares! For $45 per night (no other charges, no taxes, etc.) when you wanted quiet we just closed the doorwall(which appeared new and nice) and pretty much shut out the noise of the street below. We had a king bed which was quite hard (but I love a hard mattress since I have back problems) and enough space where we were comfortable. There were two plastic chairs and a small plastic table provided for sitting out on the balcony to watch the tourists go by below (very small balcony) but it was a charming "Mexican" style hotel in the heart of downtown. Views were limited to buildings across the street but we could just see the ocean from our room and could see the Malecon by peering up the street....The pool appeared to be un-used although it was clean...not much for sitting around (didn't check to see if it was heated or not). There was a bar at the hotel that served coffee at 7 a.m. and breakfast at 8 a.m. and lots of other places nearby. I'd stay there again for the convenience of being in town.
Going There For 18 Yrs We LOVE The RIO Hotel There Just The Greatest People . Bob& Lynda Howard
I have had the pleasure of staying at the Rio many times in the past 7 years. I've had varying lengths of 1 week to 1 month and keep returning because of a) as good a location as you can find, b) prices that fit any budget, but most of all c) the best staff in P.V. I have stayed at other PV hotels, both small family types and large all-inclusives but no places beats the Rio. I consider all the staff close friends. I have recommended the Rio to many people and no one came back unhappy. If you go, even if you don't stay there, stop in, have a drink and tell Victor Zamorano, the Manager that you read a review here and that the writer from Chicago said the only negative was the lax management. He'll know who wrote it. I'll be down there last week of Oct. hope he's heard from someone. Visit Hotel Rio.
Location wonderful- don't miss a thing here!!
This is downtown.... a block from the Malecon's famous arches. The location is fantastic! You miss a lot staying out of town in the newer hotels. The price was very good. I stayed here alone for 10 days (female) and felt safe. Definitely no frills!!! Bathroom extremely small... not suitable for large persons. Tiny ants came into bathroom (lots of them) but they weren't too much bother. Just keep the soap in the other room. Rest of single square-shaped room fairly big. Biggest problem for me was the sheets- not fitted so they were always lumpy. I would stay here again for the location. Desk people were wonderful, also!
i stayed at rhe hotel rio in mar 2001 and it was clean and decent...but very loud at night ...church bells ringing...police cars sirens wailing...road noise....though the staff are very friendly and the rates are good...if you stay here request room 302 ...inside room with kitchenette....less noise than outside rooms