"nice clean friendly hotel"
Very good location in puerto vallartaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The friendlist staff on earth"
We love the staff at the friendly hola hotel Everyone is so nice and genuinely warm and caring On leaving after a week 6 of the staff and mr Ortega ran to tell our group good bye It was very touching It's not the fanciest hotel but the service, location ,food and the view make it the best. Only change we could ask for is s better work out room with […] fans Also some hooks on back of public bathroom doors so u don't have to put your bag on the floor Otherwise we will be back again and again Love to the staff Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"VERY NICE HOTEL, GREAT SWIMMING POOLS"
LOCATION, LAYOUT, CLEANLINESS, VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF. WILL GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE SURE YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED AND ARE VERY HELPFUL AND THEY ARE ALWAYS CHEERFUL AND VERY POLITE. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT AND VERY TASTY AND PLENTY OF IT.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very nice experience and good food, but you need to fix a few things in your building, like the sound system quality, wi-Fi and touch up on your building, over all it's good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel needs an upgrade to stay competitive."
The hotel is older and needs upgrades to the bathrooms and the furniture in the lobby. The staff on the other hand was very pleasant and nice. The food choices were average to below average at best and needed more choices. We had the same food choices night after night with little variety. The morning view from my hotel room was amazing and the entertainment […] was pretty good. Overall I give the hotel a C- but the staff an A for making us feel welcome. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great group stay"
We came on a guys' volleyball trip and were not disappointed. The staff was very attentive, with definitely a big shout-out to Gustavo and Ozy, who helped us at the volleyball court during our tournaments. The only complaint I would see is the standard dinner. They do have a gourmet restaurant for which you need reservations and we didn't try (but heard […] was good). But the standard dinner seemed a little too cafeteria-ish. They could improve it by doing a nice buffet or sit-down. Otherwise, all was good and we had a fun time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Close to the beach. Quick ride to down town shopping. There were a lot of small children while we were there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"nice hotel and great beach view"
this is our second time there, the staff is wonderful and by the time you leave they have gotten to know you. Buffet food is good but does have many of the same things after a few days but the fruit is wonderful. We willcome againGenuine Expedia guest review
"all-in-one resort on the beach"
Wait-staff is super good, very friendly and helpful. Desk staff not so good. Maintenance staff very slow. Food is so-so. We spent 8 days there to celebrate 70th birthday.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice experience."
We enjoyed our stay at the Friendly Vallarta Hotel. The rooms could use some repair and/or updating, however they were clean and served the purpose. The view was happily unexpected as we looked over the pool and could easily see the ocean. We didn't spend much time in our room because of the wonderful beach and activities. The Friendly Vallarta Hotel […] had elaborate dinners and Mexican parties on the beach three nights and there was always something to do. The food was good, especially if you have the staff make your food fresh like the eggs and fresh fish that are made on the grill in front of you. Lots of shrimp, fresh fruit and veggies too. We walked the beach almost into town, then took the sidewalk. Overall, I would recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
One of the best All Inclusives in PV. The staff was top notch and one of the best parts of the resort. Great food and many, many activities. We will be back !!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Healing in the sun!"
My husband was recovering from rotator cuff and bicep surgery. We had an awesome 26 days again at the Friendly Vallarta for him to rest and relax. We were very well taken care of. This was our 4th stay at this resort each time it has improved. The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. We had so many laughs with the staff. The waiters and […] activities staff were awesome form kids club, water aerobics, sports and entertainment etc. Daily yoga, kayaking, beach volleyball, water aerobics, bracelet making, spanish lessons, cooking lessons, tile painting and dance lessons.The Beach Party Dinner was the highlight of our week with a Latin show. Stayed on a lower floor in the tower and had better reception with wifi.. There was a good variety of food and always fresh. The Gourmet Restaurant was excellent. Barbecued Mahi Mahi on the beach was a real treat to look forward to. Also you could order a platter of garlic shrimp the day before and they will deliver it to you at your requested time.They also offered a variety of snacks served in the afternoon. The building is older but is so clean. They were in the process of changing 3 lobby elevators, so we had to use the service elevator. They certainly made sure that everything went smooth with the transition. Everyday we came back to our rooms and had a new towel animal, so talented. We do believe in tipping as the staff does work so hard. Would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Staff and location"
The staff is very courteous and friendly, always there to make your stay a pleasant experience. Liked the added improvements of coffee bar, ice cream in the afternoon, restrooms on the beach, daily and night activities, and having the restaurant by the beach opened for dinner was fantastic!Genuine Expedia guest review
"A NICE WEEK IN THE SUN WITH A LOT OF FUN TO BE HAD"
IT WAS A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE. PRIMARILY FOR MEXICANS PERHAPS BECAUSE IT SEEMED THAT ONLY ABOUT 25% WERE NORTH AMERICANSGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place for a relaxing vacation"
This is a very nice resort to stay at. This was my first trip in Puerto Vallarta and I really enjoyed it. The staff was outstanding!! They were always very eager to make the stay wonderful. The resort is a bit older and thus wifi was difficult and slow in spots, but when your on a resort vacation like this, that is really minor. The food for an all […] inclusive was pretty good. Very clean place to stay, and it had fantastic views of the ocean. Very clean. Ovearall a good vacation spot. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Older resort but name is spot on"
It is an older hotel that can certainly use some refurb, but overall the experience was very pleasant. Both check in and check out were very easy and quick. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. They do their best to keep the guest entertained. It is an intimate resort where the staff remember your names and make you feel like your visit really […] matters to them. Food was pretty typical resort food. The mexican fiesta night was tasty and gave us a real good opportunity to sample authentic mexican cuisine!! Drinks were plenty strong and good. They even gave beach service (both food and drink). We had a little trouble with the air conditioning, but they came promptly to assist. Overall a very nice stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Friendly Beach Resort & Spa"
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the hotel. the staff was incredible, very helpful and enthusiastic. We definitely want to come back again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great staff and decent hotel!"
As first time traVelers we did the all inclusive however the menu repeats its self even though there is 4 restaurants. The beer is okay but the mix drinks are very watered down. Other than the all inclusive portion we would definitely go back and stay again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"All inclusive hotel right on the beach"
Overall was a pleasant stay. Relatively good value. Was nice as an american to be at a resort without many americans. The nightly entertainment was fun and a nice addition to our stay. The food is very unhealthy. Everything is fried. Also the same food is served over and over.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean n Nice"
Clean hotel with nice staff. The hotel is not the newest one and does show some wear and tear.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Late February 2013 Visit"
Basically, you get what you pay for. Food and booze sub par, location and staff are great!Genuine Expedia guest review
"In need of a major update"
Although the setting and location could not be beat and the staff were very friendly and helpful, the hotel itself was run down and old. The guests were incredibly noisy all night long as we're the restaurant set up staff in the early hours. Our mattress felt as though it were stuffed with corn cobs, which made a good rest impossible. The food medi […] ocre. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The staff are what make this resort awesome!"
I stayed at the Friendly (Hola) Vallarta for 4 nights between Christmas and New Year's Eve. I can't emphasize enough how amazing the staff were - from the maids, bartenders, waiters, activities directors, bellhop - ALL of them are super nice and exactly what they claim - FRIENDLY! Always happy, ready to make you laugh and go above/beyond to make you […] smile. The rooms are charming, only slightly dated/worn but kept very clean. The grounds were impeccably maintained, but during this busy season it was hard during peak hours to find a lounger/chair. I was also surprised to find the majority of the guests were from Mexico, but I guess that is common during the week I stayed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel for the price"
staff is very friendly .food was awsome .the rooms were a little out dated but we were never in the room anyway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"TIME TO UPDATE"
The entire facillity is in need of renovation. What repairs have been made are slip shod. It was a very fun and friendly place. The beach however, is not very swimmer friendly. The sand seems to be more pebbles than sand including adjacent resorts and more so to the south. Also is huge decline to water where the surf just knocks you down. There appeared […] to be mold in the bathroom at ceiling in our room. The buffets had few very few options to choose from and not very warm. We had 1 free specialty resteraunt and it was excellent. 1 of the best rib eyes I ever had. The shows are very dated and leg between skits. Also costumes [hoisery torn] in disrepair. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, Good service"
Even though it is smaller then other resorts, it offered everything that we were looking for. Very satisfied with the hotel and staff. The food was very good in all the restaurants and buffet. Nice sized pool, big enough for lap swim, and good sized beach, great location, close to town and marina. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. We will go back […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly lived up to its Name! On check in I was welcomed with a smile, refreshing welcome drink provided at this time...always a nice. Room was fresh and clean with balcony and ocean pool view....fantastic! Staff were always attentive and friendly. Waiters even served us on the beach :). Ocean was warm and I spent 8 days preferring the ocean to the […] pool. Both pools were nice one family and the other adult infinity pool, I just prefer the beach. See my TripAdvisor review for october 2014 Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friendly staff they make you want to come back"
Staff went out of there way to make you feel at home, food is good. Very relaxing,nice beach. We went out fishing the hotel kitchen cooked our catch it was amazing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very Friendly Staff, Lots of Activities"
This was my 3rd stay at Friendly Vallarta. The staff is so friendly and a number of them welcomed me back. They have lots of activities I enjoyed...water exercise, Spanish lessons, dance lessons. Love dancing on the beach and had excellent massages in their spa.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Average accommodations, but was close to beach."
Staff was great! Facilities are old and outdated. Food was average.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Older hotel with wonderful people to help you."
Great food everywhere you turned. Staff were wonderful and beach was nearby.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent atmosphere, great staff group."
The hotel is very comfortable, with the rooms all facing the ocean. It is not a really large place so there is a sense of community that you do not get in some other resorts. The staff throughout the hotel are excellent and a lot of fun and are with the hotel year after year and that says a lot about the place. The programming is good and the activation […] staff are a lot of fun. There are constantly different things going on from yoga, to exercise, language lessons, evening programs etc. There is always a variety of food available in the various restaurants and on the beach - always something new. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was beyond our expectations! The only reason it would not be considered a five star is because it is an older complex but everything was first rate. Huge rooms lots of storage areas gorgeous view. Already plans to return 2015!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
everything was fine except the discasting smoke in the lobby area. And the very loud music and yelling until 2.00 AMGenuine Expedia guest review
Staff is very friendly.in reviews I read that they had two buffets but it was actually only one and they had the exact same food every single night.it only got changed a little on the beach party evening and one night on the Mexican fiesta.food tastes ok but you get sick after eating the same thing more than twice.basically no entertainment at all.we […] were a group of ten and I was so happy we were entertaining ourselves because everything basically gets shut down after 9 o clock which is way too early.also we forgot our pool towels in our friends room and when we checked out they charged us 45 dollars for it even though we didnt even lose them.we had 5 rooms and our friends checked out earlier so they just charged us.i told the lady at the front desk that I work at a hotel too and we would never charge people for towels all she had to say was "different hotels have different rules"the towels were so thin and used up anyways,definitely not worth 45 dollars.you can get way nicer ones for 5 bucks at Walmart.we had fun but I would definitely not go there again.way overpriced for a hotel in that kind of state.they need to renovate or tear it down and rebuild it Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff definitely make this resort. A lot of the amenities are a bit outdated but the staff sell it. So, it's great. Pool is a bit small but perfect for children. Rooms smell a bit musty but I've stayed in 5 star that smelled worse so I guess you can't help it. We found everyone spoke great English and had a smile on their faces. Our kids loved the […] food and that was the most important to us. Also, it was far enough away from the malecon but just a quick 5 min drive if you wanted to be amongst the hustle and bustle We would go back Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as great as what we read on the internet"
Only two positive things at that hotel...qualitiy of the staff and it is really clean. But other than that old resort need big renovation in the room... mold in the bathroom. A lot of noise during night... music people talking too loud, we haeds everything going on in the room beside us.. Not a lot og choices at the buffet. We wera really dissapointed […] and we will not return. We would have change of hotel the first day that we arrive there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good family holiday"
Hotel room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was a bit repetative, and the main hotel was a bit hot and sticky as the air conditioning was not on very often. The pool and poolside was kept very cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
"Me quedó a deber el Hotel Frendly"
El personal de recepción no tiene toda la información del hotel y no siempre tienen buena actitud, la alberca que es solo para adultos no te permiten nadar en ella, mucho "ojo" te piden un deposito de $1,000 pesos al llegar por si hay daños en la habitación (qué hotel de 5 estrellas pide esto???? Su playa es muy muy pequeña.Genuine Expedia guest review
En este hotel el servicio es excelente, el personal mu atento, amables, la comida muy variada, bebidas en la piscina, actividades todas las noches, pero sobre todo, tiene algo que la mayoria de los hoteles no: una alberca exclusiva para adultos, donde se puede pasar el rato tomando, sin el problema de que los menores esten jugando, nadando o corriendo […] cerca. Esa piscina es exclusiva para adultos, donde pudimos descansar de verdad. en la otra piscina, la mas grande se puede pasar el rato en familia, con los menores. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hace honor a su nombre"
El hotel necesita una remodelación total, pero a pesar de no ser nuevo, está en buenas condiciones generales. La comida estuvo excelente y la diferencia lo hace su personal, que estuvo atenta y servicial desde nuestra llegada hasta la salida. Quedamos invitados a regresar.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel muy bueno familiar"
COMENTARIO; muy buena la comida,pero me gustaria que incluyeran mas mariscos en los bufets,porque es muy poquito lo que se puso,gracias.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Friendly Vallarta"
En cuanto a actividades y personal, es de lo mejor. Cuenta con club de niños y proporcionan hasta clases de natación y cine para los chiquillos. El personal es muy atento y muy amable. Las actividades para los grandes empiezan a las 10 y el hotel cuenta con spa, tenis, jacuzzi, saunas, vapor, basket acuatico, yoga, voley de playa y volley acuatico, […] aerobics y clases de baile. La piscina es bastante larga para hacer natación por la mañana, antes que se llene. Mas, al hotel le falta mantenimiento. Se ve que fue hotel de lujo, pero no se le ha dado el mantenimiento que todo hotel ocupa. Sus cuartos son limpios y los colchones cómodos, pero necesita un poco de pintura, de varniz, y reparaciones menores. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
03/05/15 KEN705 Saskatoon, Canada
This was our fifth time at this resort . Our son and his wife went with us . It was there first time in Mexico, they said they loved it and would love to go back. We love all the staff, double double is priceless. The pizza oven is one of improvements and its a big hit! We will be back again,
"Karina with the kids club was amazing!"
03/05/15 nicole d Regina, Canada
great staff, friendly! We were there for a wedding staff was great. My son insisted on going to the kids club daily! Karina rocks with the quality of care and entertaining the kids. He had a blast! I can not say enough on how accommodating the staff was.
"5* Service in a 3.5* Hotel"
03/04/15 Annie-sur-la-Rouge Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Qc
We stayed at the Friendly Feb. 21-28 2015. Paid 1150$ per person, all incl. from Montreal with Nolitours/Transat. We have been to hotels rated 2 to 5 stars, but have never been treated as well as we were at this hotel! Check-in was quick and efficient, we were given a cold drink on arrival, with a newsletter that explained all the daily activities. Our room was huge, with high beamed ceilings. Although showing its age, it was spotless. Nolitours offered beach towels, water, drinks, snacks and a bottle of tequila. Downside was that there was no fridge in the room. Cold water and ice was available in all bars most of the day. Free wifi was available but spotty everywhere but the lobby. You can find something to eat or drink from 5:00am (coffee in the lobby) to 11:00pm. Food is really good, we mostly ate at the beach restaurant, which served pizza made in the wood burning pizza oven. Had bacon every morning with all kinds of choices from eggs to waffles. We didn't try the A la carte restaurant, finding all we needed at the buffet. We did have supper in town one night. The beach is great, divided into sections, smoking, non-smoking, lounging with sofas and near the ocean. They have parasols if you can't get a place under the palapas, those go quickly! We didn't use the pools but swam in the ocean every day. But the best thing about this hotel is most definitely the staff. Service in the bars and restaurants is wonderful, they are attentive, keep tables and serving area spotless, just ask and you shall receive. There are 3-4 waiters on the beach at all times, so you always have a cold drink, or two if Sergio (Double-Double) is around. They are friendly and engaging, always smiling. We even got hugs on our last day from a few waiters. We tipped a dollar every time they brought us something. This is the only hotel I have been to that let you bring food on the beach. We had a few picnics with great snacks from the beach restaurant. But everything is picked-up quickly, so the beach area stays clean. This was our second time in Puerto Vallarta, and we like it for many reasons: we have always had great weather, it is 10 minutes from the airport, the local buses are 75pesos and bring you right downtown to the Malecon (Boardwalk) from the hotel area and we feel safe anywhere. I strongly recommend the Friendly Vallarta for a relaxing time in the sun.
"Simply the best!"
03/03/15 Patti C
Just returned from another wonderful stay at the Friendly.This trip was my third time at the Friendly and each time I go there I love it more and more. I don't think I'll go to another resort in PV other then the Friendly..... just because of the warmth and welcoming feeling you get as soon as you step into the resort My friend had never been to PV before and now she's hooked because of the Friendly and it's staff. From the minute we arrived until we left we were treated like queens and anything we wanted or needed the staff were right there to help us out. I cannot say enough good things about this resort. The place was spotless, well kept grounds, great food, wonderful weather and the best people you'll find anywhere and it's all at the Friendly! We meet a lot of wonderful people at the Friendly and they enjoyed the resort as much as we did. We had a blast with the staff and became friends with them. This resort is not classed as a 5 star nor is it a newer resort but the service and staff should be classed as a 10 star because the staff ensure you are well taken care of. Some people get annoyed by the vendors on the beach but the group we were hanging around with didn't mind them at all and we learnt lots about PV from them. If you go the the Friendly and don't have a good time it's not because the staff don't try to ensure your stay is enjoyable and fun. They'll do anything they can to make yoru happy and safe. THE FRIENDLY LIVES UP TO IT"S NAME!!! A big shout out to Double, Double, Edwardo, Danny, Manual, Jose, Luis, Cheeky Monkey and the rest of the Friendly staff, you all are amazing people and I'll be back to see you all again very soon my friends! HUGS!
"Absolutely the best hotel ever"
03/02/15 Kathryn S
We've just returned from two fabulous weeks at the Friendly. I can't say enough about how wonderful this resort is. I would rate the staff 10 star, they go over and above to give excellent service. They are so friendly, that by the end of your stay you feel that they are friends. I wish I could remember all the names because they are all outstanding. Of course Sergio aka Double Double stands out, plus his son & brother-in-law who also work there. Sergio became a Grand PaPa while we were there & gave us a picture of the new baby girl. Also Yasmin really stands out. She's so helpful and is all over the lobby helping however she can. I've never stayed anywhere where you get so many hugs from staff, and of course a kiss every morning from Sergio. Moving on to the hotel, we had corner rooms on the 12th floor with an enormous deck, including a hot tub. We had a view that took in the city and the ocean, amazing. The rooms although dated are spotlessly clean, the maid service was very good, clean fresh sheets daily. Wifi up there was a little spotty, but was good in the lobby area. The food was very good, we especially enjoyed the pizza, some of the best pizza I've had. We ordered garlic prawns to be delivered to us on the beach and they were great. There is always something going on, BBQ's on the beach, fresh seafood, paella, more & more. We arrived on Valentines Day, and enjoyed a wonderful buffet on the beach with white table cloths on the tables, champagne, and a wonderful buffet, good entertainment followed by dancing. The entertainment was very good, something different every night. They are very accommodating if you have any special requests. We asked for a fridge in our room which they brought up within an hour of us checking in. Fridges in all the rooms would be an asset. One thing is, I found the beds very hard, so I requested a foam, which I got which helped, after that it was much better, also they were happy to supply extra pillows. The resort has a huge exercise room (didn't use), spa, etc., & a doctor on site. We loved the infinity pool, which is an above ground pool, it's a great place to hang out & make friends, the waiters are always checking to see if you need refreshments, so you don't miss the fact there is no swim up bar. Also no kids allowed in it & no smoking which was enforced. The other large pool had all the activities & a children's area. Two hot tubs. All were very clean & well maintained. All the restaurants are non smoking too. The lobby is a smoking area, but is well ventilated so wasn't too bad, even for someone like me who has issues with smoke. This is a smaller resort, however that is an asset. Has a great beach area too. It is located right in Puerto Vallarta which is very convenient, taxis into town and the Malecon were a reasonable price, and the door men would have one for you in minutes & would tell you how much it will cost. We spoke to many people who are repeat visitors & we certainly plan on returning.
"Would not change a thing!"
03/01/15 Yeliz S Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
My boyfriend and myself traveled to Mexico for our anniversary and it was a DREAM! The hotel, staff, service, and location are PERFECT! This resort is a great value and close to the city for day trips.
"Fabulous Stay February 2015"
03/01/15 R Z Missoula
We just returned from spending 7 days here and what a fabulous experience! The staff deserves a 5 Star rating! Double double, Enrique, Carlos, Vicki, Juan, Mary, Martha...the list is endless. They know you and treat you as family from the very beginning. The rooms are in need of updating but they were super clean and well taken care of daily. There are sooooo many activities every day from daytime walking tours, beach activities all day, beach BBQ, excellent service all day long. The buffet was very good in all places and if you wanted something special they made it for you if they could. Fresh attractive food and they continuously clean clean clean the buffet area. The pools were beautiful and super clean. Activities for all ages all day long and music and entertainment at night was fun. Need a cab? They made a call and you were off and on to your adventure. Tours were available right there and easy to arrange. Beds were very comfy too. This is a must stay place and we are already planning our return! Wifi is only weak area but we were there to escape so not a problem. Bravo to the Friendly Vallarta! They exemplify their name 150%!
02/28/15 kenoraeagle Kenora, Canada
From the moment we arrived at the front lobby of the Friendly, it truly lived up to its name. We were met at the entrance by Jacinto, a very pleasant and thorough man. We saw him several times a day during our 7 day stay and he helped us with cabs, tours and general local information. The hotel, while it is an older structure is in good shape and well maintained. The view from the 5th floor of Tower 2 was magnificent. We could see across the bay towards the Malecon and downward to the pool area. It is an easy venue to get around and the dining choices are excellent. We happened to be there on Valentines Day. All day the employees worked setting up tables etc. for the evenings dinner and dance on the beach. The food was wonderful and the live band was very good, as of course was the service and the beverages. During our stay we met a lot of people who had been staying at the Friendly for many seasons. That says a lot for the location. One excellent food choice was the oven fired pizza. Hector and Dave will make you one in a few minutes. it is served hot and delicious. Antonio the bacon and egg cook looked after us well on our stay, with perfectly fried eggs and omelletes. Our dining room waiters Jose,Carlo (Coco) and Misael always seated us fast, greeted us like friends and made sure we had coffee, water or juice. Our maid Petra was always polite and thorough. She made us feel welcome and on the day we left, wished us a safe trip home, as well as hoping to see us next year. One other bright note was the lobby coffee place Teo was always smiling and ready to whip up any coffee we asked for. Even as we passed by, she went out of her way to greet us. We made use of the gym also. It is well equipped and well utilized. This resort truly lives up to its name. We are already planning a return trip for 2 weeks next year. The fantastic food, the beach and pool activities, its location and is atmosphere make it a place to relax in and meet new friends. Can't wait till next year.
"Great place to hang out and make friends"
On a whim, stayed at the Friendly Vallarta, booking just days in advance. Everything about it was great, especially the staff and atmosphere. Although not a HUGE resort, it was welcoming, warm and super fun. It seems the attitude was infectious, as everyone seemed to have a great time, and the entire resort felt like one huge happy family. 5 star staff who really work to make you feel special and enjoy your vacation. We would definitely stay here again!
"You won't find better service anywhere else!"
02/23/15 Megan W Regina, Canada
This is a small resort that's packs a lot of punch. They make up for any downfalls they may have with their staff. The staff really are 'friendly' as the name says, they are true professionals - attentive to your needs, willing to go above the minimum standard and all seem to have a personality geared perfectly toward customer service. The food at the resort is awesome, not as big of a selection as you may see at larger resorts, but the taste more than makes up for it! I would not hesitate for a split second to recommend the resort to someone else.
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