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Now Amber Resort and Spa

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Our Opinion

The Now Amber is a new resort located close to the Malcon in Puerto Vallarta. The rooms are hightlight of this resort, modern, clean and with room service included as an all-inclusive feature! An upgrade to a swim-out suite is well worth the cost. A good choice for a higher-end family option in Puerto Vallarta.


Overview

Perfectly situated within close proximity to the historic sights and sounds of downtown Puerto Vallarta, Now Amber welcomes couples, singles, friends and families with all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury. Each suite, finely-equipped with quality amenities and contemporary decor will showcase stunning golden sand beaches and picturesque bay views. Select suites offer direct swim-out access to a crystalline, private pool.

Location: 15 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and romantic zone of Old Town and Cuale River walking shore.


Highlights
  • Great room, especially the swim-out suites.
  • Friendly service, especially the staff in the buffet.
  • Room service included as an all-inclusive feature.
  • Close to the airport for short transfer times.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Ellie B : Louisville, Kentucky
Fun with Mixed Feelings

Last November, my husband and I stayed at the Now Amber for a week as a part of an incentive trip for my his company. For reference, this is the third all-inclusive I have stayed at, the other two being in Riviera Maya and the Dominican Republic. Now Amber is probably one of the most noticeable resorts in the city.Service: We received excellent service throughout our entire stay. Not one employee we encountered was unpleasant. Most were very enthusiastic, from housekeeping to the front desk. Every service was timely and professional from the beachside pool boys to the room service. In my opinion, service can make or break an experience, and the staff most definitely enhanced our stay.Room: We had a standard suite with a king-sized bed. We thought the room was beautiful for being an average room. We were pretty high up, and all the rooms have a balcony with ocean view, which was gorgeous. On the front side of the hotel, all the halls are open to air with views of the city and more mountains. Housekeeping did not miss a beat. I noticed no mold, as I had read about in previous reviews. We did have to request restocking of water bottles for our mini fridge twice. Unfortunately during our stay, the AC went out (I believe it was throughout the hotel), making for a very humid room. However, it was taken care of in 24 hours.Grounds: Well-kept, pretty but crowded. The 3 pools are very clean. One is a kid's pool with a slide, another an activity pool, and the third has the pool-side bar. However, near the bar I was frequently bothered by a very heavy stench, which I think was a mixture of the fruit and alcohol becoming hot from the sun. My husband and some friends noticed it as well, and at some points it was nauseating enough to move away from the bar. Both the poolside chairs and beach chairs are -very- crowded together (arm's length or less). I prefer some space from other guests, and this was very difficult to obtain. The beach is very tiny, and crowded with resort beach toys and volleyball nets. To add to that, beachside solicitors camp in front of the resort daily, excluding the ones that walk up and down the beach. If you choose a beach chair in or near the front, expect to be asked to buy something at least 20 times a day. This was the worst I had ever seen soliciting on a beach.The beach ground itself is very rocky, but the water is clear and seaweed free. Food/Restaurants: We had our fair share of food and drinks. I think we could name on one hand food items that we were thoroughly impressed with and on the other, items that we really disliked. Throughout, the food was good, but not rave-worthy. The best meal was the one that was catered to the group we were with. Great breakfast with variety of choices at the buffet. I will say if you choose to eat outdoors at the buffet or poolside walk-up during the day, the pigeons are outrageous. They climb on the empty tables, walk around your feet and aren't scared of jack. I found this so gross and frustrating. Extra: There's lots of entertainment and activities offered throughout the day and night. One night they had a Mexican-themed fiesta on the grounds with authentic food, decor and entertainment, which we really enjoyed. Another night, they had some kind of party on the grounds with very loud music and yelling. Unfortunately, we were ready for bed around 10 that night, but were kept up with the noise that lasted into the wee morning hours. Since all rooms face the grounds, there's no way to escape something like that if you wanted, which was unpleasant.Overall, we enjoyed our stay...I highlighted most of the cons of our experience. We absolutely loved the city and markets of Puerto Vallarta and would love to see it again someday.

  • ritagirl15 : southern MN
We've stayed at better.

I have mixed feelings about this resort, so it's taken me a long time to write this review. We stayed for a week last Easter. The pool and bars were so busy, it took forever to get a drink, even with regular tipping. They need to have a separate bar for kids and smoothies.I read the reviews before we booked, and people wrote that we could go to the adult only side. That was not true.I have stayed at resorts with much better buffets, but the restaurants were awesome.You did not need reservations for the restaurants. The nightly entertainment was the best we have seen at a resort.

  • LeftcoastAMP : San Jose, California
Excellent facility and even more amazing staff!

Now Amber is a place our family will come back to time and time again! It was our first experience with an all-inclusive and we were so pleasantly surprised with the facility, the food and especially the staff. Carlos Diaz made every day more enjoyable than the next. He took such care of our family all week, even setting up a special dinner for our last night. The rooms all have amazing views of the water and the sunsets there are gorgeous. Our 7 year old loved spending time with the ladies at Explorers Club.. even made two new friends who are now his pen-pals. We were sad to leave Now Amber and look forward to another trip back! I highly recommend this location... you will NOT be sorry with your experience!!!

  • sunilspgp : london
Excellente

Spent two weeks here in January. The weather was very hot and sunny till the last 2 days when it was very cloudy but warm. The facilities in the hotel were very good. My favourite place in the whole hotel was the 24 hour coffee bar which had so many varieties of hot & iced coffee that I was spoilt for choice. The entertainment at the hotel was first class. The restaurants served a wide variety of menu and we thourgly enjoyed them. We did three of the trips with the highlight was the Whale safari. The Rytham of the night was very cultural and one definitely not to be missed. The final trip was the luxury sailing which was very good too. The staff at the hotel are excellent and nothing asked was a problem. Would definitely stay here again if we ever come back to Puert Vallarta.

  • tomamo : Missouri
A Family all-inclusive destination

The NOW Amber shares a beautiful oasis looking over Puerto Vallarta a wonderful vacation destination! This resort offers food, fun, service and a very pleasing atmosphere of value and security as you walk the property! There are many family all-inclusive resorts to choose from in PVR, however this one is at the top of my list for beauty and what you look for in a vacation!

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

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • Unlimited international and domestic premium brand alcoholic beverages
  • 24hr Room service
  • Kids Club (3-12yrs)
  • Daily activities
  • Golf driving range
  • Non-Motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Beach volleyball
  • Water trampoline
  • Ping pong
  • Water polo
  • Boogie boards
  • Euro-bungee
  • Beach soccer
  • Jungle trekking
  • Bingo
  • Kayaking
  • Movies on the beach
  • Dance classes
  • Badminton
  • Inflatable iceberg
  • Kite flying
  • Evening entertainment
  • 327 spacious suites
  • Restaurants that include 1 buffet, 4 a la carte, grill, cafe and at least one 24 hour option
  • 4 Bars
  • 3 Pools
  • Spa (fee)
  • Fitness centre 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Giant movie screen
  • Shops
  • Conference facilities (fee)
  • Business centre (fee)
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
Junior Suites include:
  • One king or two double beds
  • A/C with in-suite control
  • Hair dryer
  • Turn down service
  • DVD player
  • Work table with phone extension 
  • WiFi
  • Full bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi
  • 24-hour room service
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Scale
  • iPod docking station
  • Vanity mirror and double sinks
  • Armoire
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with water, juices, soft drinks and beer
  • Alarm clock
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Electronic safe
  • Satellite cable TV
  • 582.65 sq. ft.
  • Occupancy: maximum 2 adults
Preferred Club suites offer:
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Concierge service
  • Daily continental breakfast service in the lounge
  • Afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, exquisite desserts, and fine liquors in the lounge
  • Pillow Menu
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Complimentary internet access in-suite
  • Complimentary computer access in Preferred Lounge
  • Upgraded mini-bar service
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Books, DVD's and CD's available
For the Kids - Kids Club Ages 3-12, featuring: Spanish lessons, face painting, sand castle competitions, play performing at kid's theatre, playground area, Xbox video games, art & crafts, weekly campout adventures on the beach and more. Core Zone for teenagers Ages 13-17 Hours of Operation 09:00-24:00: Late night disco mixers, Weekly bonfires on the beach, Snack bar serving non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, Plasma television, Wii, Xbox and Playstation III, Internet corner (fee), Pool, air hockey and foosball tables.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer 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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  • Now Amber Resort and Spa
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Now Amber Puerto Vallarta
David Alfaro Sisqueiros 164 Col. Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta 48333 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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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