Hotel Rio Malecon Puerto Vallarta
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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!!!!
Good Value in Modest Hotel
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!
Hotel Rio - Great Location - Simple Accommodations
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
Best deal in Puerto Vallarta
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
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... Very picturesque city.
Tonight we dined back in the main dining room. The show tonight was the best one we have ever seen on a ship. It was called The Tourist. The room was darkened and the singers/dancers were all in costumes that either glowed or were some how illuminated. This was the highlight of our cruise. It was beyond great.
Tomorrow is a sea day as we sail towards Los Angeles.
Until next ...
and from there we went to the small market near the dock. It was
filled with all kinds of vendors selling silver trinkets, pottery,
leather, and woven goods. There were lots of charming things to look
The entrance to the port now had become crowded. Bus loads of ship passengers were now being dropped off from their day tours. Local people sat and stared,
waiting for the sun to set. The cloud was a deep purple haze and ...
... dichotomy of the economy. Extremely poor with beyond FANCY hotels and condos all mixed up and tangled up. Andres as asked us "who do you think is happiest? the people who live in those shacks? or the people who live in those fancy places?" The answer was easy. No question the "poor" folks here are happiest. They have their values and morals intact. They believe in their families, their religion and they live a basic simple life. They need very little. They ...
... England. It is more like a youth club for adults! We have seen people come in to go online without buying anything, some people are there for hours (I think our record was 3 hours plus) on one drink, another man gives an English lesson to a young woman every day for a couple of hours. We soon came to recognise the regulars. The other reason to visit is the soft sofas. We now realise that the greatest need of the traveller and backpacker is a comfortable seat ...
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