Villa Vera Hotel Spa and Racquet Club
Travel Blogs from Acapulco
5 hour bustrip to Acapulco thismorning, after last nights effort it was all a bit difficult..
busy city, military and federal police everywhere with casual m16s
off on a boat cruise, with an open bar tonight, followed by watchin some mad pricks jump off cliffs into 6m of water, then back to an open bar for more partytime.
so will be trashed tomorrow for sure, no ...
... 160;14th is really busy here as in most places so we will beat the rush. At our age, a day or two makes no difference. It ticks me off no end that a fancy resort like this doesn't give you wifi. Today I paid for a day's wifi so I could go on-line and pay my mastercard bill. Better here than with free wifi up at the mall I thought. Since I did that on the MacBook, I am not sure how to load pictures like I do on my ipad. I'll try to attach a few with this ...
... by donkey and on to ships to Europe. Of course we saw the cliff divers. We stopped and took pictures at the home of Diego Rivera's "model??" Where he did the mosaic with tiles and shells. It is planned to open the house as a museum/gallery. Then we stopped at the bright pink Flamingo Hotel, long owned by Johnny Weismueler. For the younger crowd, he was an Olympic swimmer who was ...
... br> Wow, long entry today. Hope you enjoyed it. I think we are going to do a dinner and another dip in the pool.
Dinner was delicious! We got a cab ride (hilarious, the five of us shoved into a VW beetle, the old kind. Seriously, Acapulco is where all the old beetles are, I mean ALL of them! There are sooo many of them here. Wow) to a horrible looking place, with amazing food! It was greasy and great. Back to the boat, we all slept on board.
... ala Elvis Presley in the movie Acapulco. Meandering the back streets as we return to our hotel we see bustling local activity quite different than the chaotic tourist scene on the main route through town.
Back at the Bali-Hai, Mary and Patrick prepare for tomorrow’s departure and Greg and Cathryn slip out to the hotel’s restaurant and revel in Stanford’s 40-12 rout of Virginia Tech in the Orange ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Vera Hotel Spa and Racquet Club Acapulco
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.