Ratings based on 461 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by Ned from California
Villa del Palmar
Posted Jan 9, 2013
Pros: Not many people occupied the resourt. Friendly staff. Close to airport
Cons: All listed in the "experience" above.
Location: Market, movue theater, excursions
The stay in resort was OK, but could be better. Staff was friendly, but not many of them speak/understand English. The beach is kind of small with grey sand. There were some difficulties to get in and out of ocean. The motorized boats floating in front of the beach and due to a constant breeze a smoke stays over the beach and extends to the resort area. Noise from HVAC penetrates in rooms when open balcony door. It was a same food in 3 restaurants for whole 9 days of our stay. Limited food and drinks even w/ all-inclusive package. For better varieties must pay additionally a whole price even if in menu.
by Lili from Chicago, IL
Hotel nice, time-share pressure not so much
Posted Jan 7, 2013
Pros: Pros: Huge hotel in good condition, kitchenette better-stocked than my own kitchen at home! Two grocery stores well within walking distance.
Cons: Cons: Manipulative time-share pressure sours the ambiance. Wi-fi only in hotel lobby, $50 for the week. Bed somewhat uncomfortable, air-conditioning
Location: The friendliness of the people of Puerto Vallarta made this trip a great experience for me.
Nice hotel with public transportation nearby. Facilities very nice and in good condition, genuinely friendly faces everywhere.
by A verified traveler from Minnesota, USA
Nice hotel in the right room
Posted Jan 7, 2013
Pros: Friendly staff and nice beach
Cons: Expensive food & drinks if you are not all inclusive and don't listen to their sales pitch. Not much choice for food.
Location: Beautiful beach and a short bus ride from downtown
Our room was nice once we switched to the main building. The first room had a lot of traffic noise and 4 flights with no elevator.
by lerry from minnesota
good hotel for the space they have to operate
Posted Jan 1, 2013
Pros: staff, kitchenette
Cons: crowded grounds. hotel needs updating. no swim up bar. need an atm machine.
Location: hotel is located in a very busy section on town. more secluded location would be my preferance.
its time for an update? renovate? grounds are a little tight. need more green space? need more parking for your staff? need more restaurants to eat at. swim up bar would be nice. prices on drinks and food are a little on the high side. $4-5 for a drink? a little high priced.
by Steve from Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hard working friendly staff
Posted Jan 27, 2013
Staff were great and worked hard. We all thought the food was excellent and appreciated that authentic Mexican cuisine was available. Shows were also surprisingly good. The "kids club" seemed dull and didn't start until 11am, but the kids sure loved the pools.
by A verified traveler
Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta
Posted Jan 25, 2013
Pros: Swimming pool, beach access, nice grounds
Cons: Intial pressure from timeshare people when you check in. Initially gave us a room in Villa del Mar which is right on the main street. :(
Location: Perfect location. Bus available to marina or downtown. Short rides.
Stay here every year. This time for 3 weeks. Nice beach. Nice swimming pool. Resturants on site are good with Bus available to marina & downtown for tons of resturants & sights. It's not brand new & fancy but very clean & well kept. Perfect for families & mature couples. They do have all inclusive but we have never taken this option. You do have to deal with the timeshare people who want you to view their new hotel in Flamingos Nueve. If you are not interested....just be firm and say NO. It has worked for us. Do Not Get Confused and book with Villa del Mar which is part of the resort but right on the main street. Rooms are very noisy from street traffic!!!
by Dana & Les from Windsor, ON, Canada
2013 at Villa del Palmar
Posted Jan 19, 2013
Cons: They need to better job watching how long chairs are saved at pools.
Location: Good location. close to centro and stores.
We stayed for 3 weeks and were pleased with our stay. Found resort to be user friendly. Enjoyed the restaurants and quiet pool. Our room attendent , Martina, did a great job.
by Gordon from NW Indiana
Villa del Palmar stay 2013
Posted Jan 16, 2013
Pros: Location, cleanliness and quiet.
Cons: No iguanas.
Location: Situated just far enough from town to be quiet yet only a short bus ride away from the Malecon and night life.
We really liked the location. Close enough to town yet still quiet. We really didn't spend much time at the resort itself but out touring and shopping. Having the kitchenette in the room was very nice. We could have coffee in the morning and drinks while relaxing on our balcony when we returned in the evening. The room was very comfortable the bed especially. One thing that the rooms could use would be at least one more comfortable chair than the kitchenette chairs. Other than that our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable.
by gunny from Medicine Hat Alberta
visiting stay at the Villa Del Palmar
Posted Jan 7, 2013
Pros: beach front and pool areas
Cons: eating areas
bathroom facilaties need upgrading and well as kitchen area. hardly any hot water pressure was poor and some facuets didnt even work at all
great place for seniors and handicappedconvenien
Posted Jan 28, 2013
Pros: Location and has everything I need closeby.
Cons: Their restaurants. Same type of food everyday. Boring when you stay a month.
Location: Between the Marina and Old Town
We are seniors and the hotel is small enough that everything is close. It is conveniently located between the Marina and Old Town. We take the local bus both ways.