Melia Puerto Vallarta

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Our Opinion

The Melia is an excellent hotel! The resort is quite large and well kept up. The staff are professional and friendly and the rooms are up to date and absolutely lovely. The Melia has a great beach and one of the biggest pool in all of Puerto Vallarta. There is so much activity going on at this hotel, mainly because of its amazing kids program, but there's also plenty to do for adults and teens alike! This hotel offers everything from a baby club, to a Flintstones themed park (complete with live characters), to water sports and a firing range! Families, singles, couples, students, and any active person would have an awesome time at this hotel! The Melia even offers a special room category called the ME Experience. It's a more luxurious, high class category, for adults only, and the rooms are amazing.


Overview

Melia Puerto Vallarta is located in the exclusive Marina Vallarta close to various shops and restaurants. A fantastic resort for couples and families, with a wide variety of fun-filled clubs and activities for kids of all ages included so you parents, can relax all day long. Melia Puerto Vallarta also offers the upscale ME adults only section with upgraded rooms.

Location: Beachfront resort located in the Marina district, 15 minutes from downtown, 5 minutes from the airport.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 75chester : Kelowna, Canada
Not a 4 star

Just spent four nights and unfortunately it is not what it says it is, we arrived to our room to find two double beds after requesting a king when we booked. We asked to use our resort credits to upgrade and were told the resort was full. It wasn't. It wasn't even have full. The beach, the pool the restaurants were empty. The food is not 4 star food. We went to the Italian restaurant one evening, when we booked we were told we couldn't go at 7 and had to go at 6:30 or 8, otherwise they were completely booked. We took the 6:30 reservation and shed up at 6:45. The were only two people in the restaurant when we arrived, and only one other group of six showed just when we were finishing. It wasn't full, and food wasn't that good. The safe didn't work when we arrived, it took them an hour to get a battery and fix it. Then it didn't work the last day again, so we carried our stuff with us. The evening shows were horrible one not worth going to. It was my husbands and my first time away in five years without our kids and unfortunately the resort did not deliver. We will never go to a Melia resort again. We made the best of it...but trust me there are better resorts than this one!

  • Jenny M : San Francisco, California
Perfect for a family vacation

Just spent a week at he Melia Puerto Vallarta with the kids and another couple of friends and had a great time. Rooms are clean, grounds are beautiful and well kept, personnel is plentiful, including security guards, super friendly and kind, shows are impressive. If there is a Cirque du Soleil talent scout out there I would encourage them to go take a look at these shows! Lots of activities and fun for the kids and the adults. Food and booze were great. No cheap knock-offs like at other resorts. Overall, an excellent value for the price. I am sure for more money there are fancier places to check out, but for us Melia always delivers an unbeatable value for our buck. You can swim in the ocean right in front of the hotel and take a walk on the long beach to the right. Lots of water entertainment too (for a fee).And keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful iguanas who show up from time to time to say hello! They can be found on the trees or in the green patches. Occasionally they'll take a stroll on the walkways :O) (DO NOT TOUCH THEM, though... they have very long and sharp claws!)Thank you Melia for another wonderful stay!

  • Gogo G :
Meals and service exceed what we were expecting, clean, kind and tasty

Balance between paid-received exceeded. The resort is old (26 yr aprox) but the areas are clean. They just need to improve the pillows on the beds and the beach area. Meals are nice, great variety and tasty. Service is nice and kindly. You will love to give them that small tip everyday for a good service received. The night shows are good. In general a good place to spend time with the family.

  • SallySue79 : Oregon
Okay resort with wonderful employees.

The Melia's employees were the best part of this trip. By the time we left, it felt like we had made new friends. Luis, our pool and dining room waiter was the best! He was very friendly, efficient and took very good care of us. And the concierge (can't recall his name) was so very helpful! The hotel itself is okay, but rooms could use a little refreshing. Maybe some new lamps/shades, artwork, and include washcloths with the bath towels. Not a big deal, but would add a little more comfort to the resort..The location of the Melia was excellent as it was right across the street from the Marina, and close to the airport.

  • Skeeter1246 : Camas, Washington
Wonderful family vacation!

Many of the reviews made me a little wary of this place but I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful it turned out to be! We went October 12-21 which is the end of the rainy season. However it only rained 2 of the days and only at night! It was REALLY hot and humid but gorgeous and the hotel was not crowded since it's still "off" season.The staff are the hardest working people I have ever experienced. They were always asking what they could bring me. They had a smile on their face and were happy to serve. The food was excellent. There was a large variety, including lots of special "kid food" to make the kids happy, and plenty that wasn't spicy for those that don't like that. They were not stingy with the food and drinks either. It was always available and plentiful. Some waiters of note were Julio, Adrian, and Francisco but they were all excellent!The pool was huge and the grounds lush and gorgeous. The pool wait staff were always just a few feet away, ready to bring you your next drink. We loved Margarito! The drinks weren't watered down at all. Abraham at the swim up bar was so wonderful. My daughter loved interacting with him and he was always served with a smile!The shows at night - oh my goodness! They were so awesome. Top notch dancers! Emilio and Bety were our favorites. Their dancing was amazing and all were so versatile. They did all different styles of dance and acrobatics! We never missed a show.We stayed in a Kids and Co room. The VIP service that is included with these rooms makes it so worth it! You have your own private concierge. We had Patricia who I loved. She was so friendly and helpful with anything we needed. We had priority with dinner reservations (just had to tell her what we wanted and she made it happen.) The kids were given gifts in the room as well as special toiletries and sunscreen. My daughters loved the bunk beds and the special kids step stool in the bathroom.I will say, I am not the kind of person that stays at really fancy 5 star hotels or eats gourmet meals all the time. I am not a "foodie" or overly picky. That being said, I think this place was lovely. Not every little detail was perfect but what place is? This is a wonderful place for families to go and relax. You can do as little or as much as you want and everyone has a great time! Don't hesitate to stay here. I definitely want to go back!

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
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 2 a la carte dinners per week w/reservations
  • Unlimited House Wine with lunch and dinner, Domestic beer and selected International brand drinks
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Introductory scuba diving lessons in pool
  • Tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Gym
  • Game room
  • Theme nights
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Club 4 (ages 0-4)
  • Kids Club (ages 5-12)
  • Teens Club (ages 13-16)
  • Mini disco for kids
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 321 rooms in several buildings
  • 2 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: International cuisine, Grill and Traditional Mexican, dress code & reservations required (kids under 12 are not permitted in the a la carte restaurant)
  • Snack bar
  • 3 bars including Pool bar
  • Largest pool in Puerto Vallarta
  • 2 jacuzzis
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Water sports centre
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Tobacco shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • Games room
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Car rental
  • 24 hour medical services (fee)
  • Golf within walking distance

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-fridge w/water
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 persons up to 2 adults

Family Rooms include:

  • Same as above but with 2 double beds
  • 1 bunk bed
  • Located on lower floors
  • Max occupancy 5 persons up to 3 adults

Kids Deals - 2 children 4 and under stay and eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with 2 adults. Discounted rates available for 5-16 years.

For the Kids - Club 4 for ages 0-4 has certified nannies to look after children in an indoor play area, baby food, cribs, and educational activities. Kids Club for ages 5-12 can enjoy camping at the hotel, the Playground, climbing wall, arts & crafts, supervised games, and the Mini-disco. Teens Club for ages 13-16 has a batting cage, tennis clinics, video arcade, a Teen disco, pool table, and supervised activities. Plenty of fun for the whole family.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (subject to availability at check-in), a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket on arrival. Request at time of booking, proof of marriage required at check-in.

Anniversary Specials - Guests celebrating an anniversary receive a bottle of wine, a cake or fruit basket upon arrival. Request at time of booking.

Wedding Packages - Free wedding package available with minimum 5 rooms booked, please inquire for details.

Golf Specials - Guests receive a 20% discount on green fees at Marina Golf Course. Subject to change without notice.

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.

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  • Melia Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Melia Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive
Paseo De La Marina Sur 7 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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