Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel Spa & Beach Club
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- All Inclusive Features
Located across the street from the beach, however there is a free shuttle that runs every few minutes to the beach. The Hacienda has its own private beach area, but it is small and can get crowded. Clients going to this hotel should know what an excellent spa it has! It's tranquil, peaceful, and beautiful. It even has an authentic "Mexican sauna". The rooms are quaint and cute, and the hotel is built in an old Spanish style (courtyard in the middle.) The pool is a fair size. This hotel offers both all-inclusive and European plan packages. The Hacienda Hotel is a good, authentic Mexico 3 star hotel.
We found this place by accident a few years back. Just made our second trip. This time we took advantage of the all inclusive package. Surprise again, all drinks were included, full bar, mexican beers and wines. We were a little nervous as some of the review suggested that the food had gone downhill. Maybe they hit a bad day but our experience was fantastic, maybe even better than the first time. Selection is limited, but at least on choice in most categories. I have mixed feeling about reviewing this place with 5 stars again because I really like that there is not any Americans in the place, so if you are an American you really shouldn't go....Thank god it is hard to get to, 3 hours drive from Puerto Vallarta, 4 wheel drive for the last 16km is recommended, but we did it without (bottomed out a few times). My only suggestion to management is ceiling fans to make a summer trip a little more comfortable at night.
We had an opportunity to get away from Puerto Vallarta for a quiet, tranquil weekend. Enjoyed the drive up from PV. Fascinated by the changing scenery and the ever-expanding views of Mascota's valley setting as we made our way up the winding road over the rim of the crater.Although neither of us are native speakers, we had fun puzzling over the choices on the menu (went all-inclusive). Although food choices were limited and 'simple country fare' it was very, very good. And the service was excellent.Our little cabin overlooking the lake was small and cozy. We thrilled at watching the night star show, and soaked in the absolute quiet and clean air, listening only to the sounds of nature at night.What could have been a forty minute walk around the paved path along the lake turned into a four-hour plus adventure seeing and photographing many plants, birds and flowers. Each day on our walk we saw something new to appreciate. The many different types of flora and fauna living in the micro-environments of the volcanic crater setting of this resort give rise to fascination and wonder.We really enjoyed our stay, and hope to return again, perhaps in the spring of the year, next time.
This was our 3rd year visiting Sierra Lago, always in April spending between 3 & 4 days. As the previous reviews noted the weakest link at this resort was the food and I agreed. Very happy to report that this has been addressed. Breakfast, lunch and dinner have greatly improved, both in quality and sophistication. The service was sincere and helpful including the reception which had been noted in previous reviews as a challenge. We were greeted with a smile and helpfulness. The grounds and overall mountain environment is the special draw for this resort. It is a place to relax and listen to the "quiet". Yes, the road to get there is a challenge, but that is why it's a special location. Johnathon (server), Patty (reception) Fernado (housekeeping) and Issac (kitchen) helped make the trip great.
The place is stunning. The suites...Great! The staff great! Still here; and after 2 meals I give the lunch a 3.5 and the breakfast a 2 based on the sides being cold. We look forward to dinner. Reception is ok but had hoped to have an easier time communicating as our Spanish is poor. The resort website should state that there is almost nothing for those who are mobility impaired and there should be explicit statements to this effect. And I would suggest they offer helicopter service as an option; We feared for our life for many kilometers an this logging road on top of the mountains. We would pay mucho for helicopter service.
Massive potential but falls very short on service, food & amenities. 1. Service: upon arrival we were asked to pay 'up front' - odd, but basically she requested even before we sat down? The receptionist was not overly welcoming & I had to drill her on what was available, etc. most questions were answered with a no. No room service, can only eat dinner from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Not huge deal but it all set a tone of lackluster customer service.2. Food: we were warned by friends in advance that the food isn't good. They were right. We had a lunch - frozen fish with cold veggies & boiled chicken with Brussels sprouts. Not the best.... At all. The next day we tried breakfast - it was cold by the time it came. They have zero idea or staff who know how to create resort food. It is quite unbelievable considering the effort that has gone into the resort in other areas.3. Amenities: the bed was like cement covered with a sheet. The worst we have ever encountered in the world. Scalding hot water or ice cold were the only options in the room. The gas fireplace was cut off by the staff at 8am - and believe me....it's still needed then! It barely warmed the room (in The hot season) They would bang on the door at 10pm to deliver cookies....so nice... But with a two year old...maybe not such a nice idea? Our two year old fell off the 3 foot unguarded drop between floors - thank god he was ok...but they had ZERO medical supply - no Tylenol....nothing. Please bring medical supplies - should you need something on an emergency it's a 35 minute drive to Mascota. Positive - the room was very cozy Mexican cabin. The grounds were beautiful. The ground staff were very nice. The horses were the healthiest we have seen anywhere. It's very tranquil and special area.In our opinion - this facility could be 5 star with better trained reception, a chef and new beds. I'd be up there every weekend if I could eat & sleep comfortably. In the end....the receptionist didn't ask us how we liked our stay, is your baby ok?, or a thank you for coming... We Just paid our final ancillary items and left. I don't think we will be back.....unfortunately.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
This hotel is available as All Inclusive plan and European plan (no meals). All Inclusive plan includes:
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am to 1am)
- Boogie Boards
- Daily activities
- Wedding Package
- 155 rooms in four 2 or 4-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants (Mediterranean, Mexican), dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- 3 Bars including Beach bar and Pool bar
- Room service (fee)
- Large Pool with lounge chairs
- Beach Club
- Body treatments and massage services (fee)
- Safety deposit box at reception (fee)
- Laundry services (fee)
- Internet (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- Bathroom with shower
- Balcony in most rooms
- Max occupancy 4 persons
Kids Deals - Available, please inquire for details.
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club. Babysitting upon availability (fee).
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Wedding and Spa Packages - Are available. Inquire for details.
Resort Location Map
Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel Spa & Beach ClubPuerto Vallarta,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Lago de Juanacatlan, Mascota 46900 Mexico
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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