Villa Vera Hotel Spa and Racquet Club
Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Vera Hotel Spa and Racquet Club Acapulco
Villa Vera is Boring and needs an update
Villa Vera seemed to be a very nice place back in the day when famous people suppossedly stayed there. The good things first, The staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms and resort was very cleaned and there was maid service daily. The bad, the 1 restuarant and 1 bar closed a 6:00 pm during the week so there was absolutely nothing to do there at night. As many people mention, the resort is on a hill which seemed to be no big deal to me but it was a long haul to the resort from the main road which was about a 10-15 minute walk. The walk to the main road was fine during the day light but you needed to take a cab home at night because the side streets up to the resort seemed pretty scarey. Overall, If you want a very quiet and set back place, it was nice but it would of been better is there was something opened at night, for just hanging out at the resort.
Slow service and no beach
WE just stayed longenough torealize there was no beach. the pool wawsgorgeous and the restaurant and its views were nice, but if you are going to go to mexico you will want a beach. Service was slow and the drinks were weak.
Quiet resort looking over city
We had a good stay here but I'm not sure it offers many advantages over the hotels on the beach unless you use your RCI points to go there.
Villa Vera is about 5 blocks off of the beach. We walked it but it is a steep hill. We went to VV through RCI and the RCI rooms are at the top of the hill and a little smaller than the rest of the hotel rooms. The bellboy will drive you up the hill for a tip. There are several pools with the biggest one reserved for adults only. It also has a swimup bar. The restaurant is nice but closes at 6 p.m. We were usually the only ones in the pools and had lots of privacy.
Beach towels can be borrowed from the hotel to go down to the ocean. Taxis are everywhere so you can ride if you aren't able or interested in walking.
Hotel also has a full-service spa and small convenience store. The reception and concierge staff both spoke decent English.
This hotel has a lot of historical significance as a place where many of the rich and famous used to stay in Acapulco. There are signs around the resort with the stories of the celebrities who visited. Julio Iglesias' house in Acapulco adjoins the resort grounds.
If you want to have a romantic dinner with a breathtaking view of Acapulco Bay, go to the restaurant at the Las Brisas resort. It is expensive but really an experience in elegance and atmosphere (photo included).
Fine time in Aca
Stayed at the Villa Vera, May 14-21. From the start, we were treated wonderfully. The ladies in the front office were cordial and very helpful. We asked countless questions about the city, restuarants, tours, etc. and I can't say enough about the way that we were treated. In fact, the entire staff of the resort was great.
There are about sixty something units on the hillside and while we couldn't afford the larger villas (named after the movie stars) our room (one of about fifteen in a building near the top of the hill, reserved for honey-mooners) was squeaky clean and everything worked perfectly. The water would scald you in three seconds. (I love hot water:) The air conditioner was just noisey enough and when it was on high, you could "hang meat" in there. There were about eight pillows of various sizes on the bed and for the record: "That mattress was excellant." Wish I had one as good in my own bedroom.
We had several meals (breakfast and dinner) in the resort restaurant and loved it. The food was excellant, the service was great and the view of Acapulco was nice. I'm sure it was even better "back in the day" (before the beachside high-rises obstructed it, some) but hey..That's progress, I guess???
The spa was well equipped (though a little crowded in A.M's) My associate had a couple of full body massages and she raved about them. Clay tennis courts and some other form of racquet sport looked nice. (we don't play).
There was a vehicle to motor us up the hill, with our bags at check-in and check-out and the guard at the gate said that our taxi cab could drive in and deposit us at out building, but we always walked. The grounds were really nice and well kept. We're flat-landers so the hillside was a bit of a novelty for us.
Basically, our time spent there was perfect. Hey, it happens...:)
Truly relax at the Villa Vera
I have been going to Acapulco for 11yrs and we usually stay on the beach..Last year we decided to try the villa vera, liked it so much that we went back this year. It's about a 5-10 minute walk of the main avenue up the hills a bit and is nice and private. This hotel is not your typical high rise..it's a series of private villas and small buildings with rooms all having their own balcony and some having their own pool. The rooms are sort of modest, but very clean and modernized..Ours had a Baday(sp) and the hottest most powerful shower I've ever experienced.
This hotel used to be the get away for Sinatra, Zsa Zsa, Stallone and many more. There is a private villa up above that is also available through the hotel..this is where Nixon had his honeymoon. Hanging out at the main pool area is where it's at..there's no screaming kids and it's a large pool with a spectacular view of the Acapulco Bay. It's hard to put into words how relaxing this place is. I get bored very easily with everything, but I found myself lounging around and hanging in the pool for up to 8hrs..the days went fast.
The service around the pool area is top notch..The staff will do everything they can to make your stay great. By the end of the week they are your friends. The hotel has decent food poolside and there's a nice restaurant for lunch and breakfast with another awesome view. We had breakfast there twice and it was excellent..Huge variety to choose from and gourmet omlets including shrimp omletts with all kinds of Mexican flavors.
I will attach a few pics of the pool, restaurant and our made bed that was made everyday with fresh flower pedals in the shape of a smiley face, fish, bird, etc.
Great Hotel, Great Staff, Great !
MY wife and I went here for our honeymoon and we were blown away with the views of the ocean and the service of the staff. We had a suite up in the hills and it felt like we had our own private villa. It does a great job in blending old world and new world.
The only negative is the distance from the beach. You can walk but it'll take you about 15 to 20 min and you have to walk up some narrow roads.
Other than that our stay at the VV was great and I would recomend it.
Perfect place for your wedding
If privacy and a great view of Acapulco bay during sunset is what you want for your wedding, then the Villa Vera is the place for you.
A Wonderful Villa Nestled in the Hills
My wife and I took our honeymoon here. It was a bit off the main drag but I had a wonderful view of Acapulco. The facilities were wonderfully kept and clean. It was a bit of a hike to get to our room but once we got to our room it was very well kept. Clean and bright. The cleaning staff and the rest of the staff we wonderful. My wife and I would be sitting poolside and once we thought we wanted a Pina' Coloada one would miraculously appear. The food was clean and well prepared. The athletic facilities we modern and well kept. Over all very nice and helpful staff and a very nice decor.
What a wonderful hotel!!!!!
For our honeymoon we stayed at the Villa Vera and I'm so happy that we did. The room we stayed in was awesome. The employees and service there was great. It was like a hideaway, but in the middle of everything. If you are going to Acapulco you must stay at the Villa Vera!
Do not book with Small Chic Hotels
Villa Vera is an amazing combination of the old and new in Acalpuco. However, pricing may vary drastically when booking through the company, Small Chic Hotels. Their website appears normal, but be informed - pricing is much higher that booking directly with the hotel. Also, note that when I visited their offices in Houston, this business is located in the lower floor of a small duplex house!! Suspicion began during a telephone call to them - they told me I should stay at a different hotel! After faxing the hotel, I received a much lower price and upon arrival, a free upgrade in room category.
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