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OverviewA unique all inclusive hotel set in one of the most appealing areas of Puerto Vallarta, the beautiful Marina district. Its ideal location affords a spectacular view of the Bahia de Banderas - the largest bay on Mexico's Pacific coast. Discover the rustic charm of Vamar Vallarta's 250 rooms decorated in a uniquely Mexican style, and take advantage of a host of activities and nearby facilities, which include a golf course, an open-air theatre, shopping centres, restaurants and discos.
Location: In the Marina district across the road from the beach, 15 minutes drive from downtown and 5 minutes from the airport.
Pros :Great service, fantastic food, beautiful scenery, amazing location, rooms ok,Cons: pools needs more mantainence, front desk can be improved, shows not so good.If I will come back to this hotel will be for the great food.
It is mostly spanish speaking people but if you are a fair enough person to give the locals a try you will learn a lot of spanish and about their culture. I felt safe and at home. Danny, Ricardo, Armando, Ramon, Miranda, Ivan at the pool bar and chivalo, Manuel the bell boy is amazing as well. Thanks see you again vamar
I should start by saying that Vamar Vallarta (and Puerto Vallarta) was not our first choice for vacation. After Hurricane Matthew ruined our planned trip to an amazing resort in Jamaica, we booked Vamar super last-minute and it took us 14 hours of travel to get there. So, we were pretty weary by the time we landed there. We're also Americans who have been to Mexico and all-inclusive resorts several times before, all of which I would say were at least fairly "Americanized" by our standards - meaning a lot of the staff spoke English, the food was less authentic, and the resort was big and in relatively pristine condition. We're self-processed hotel snobs, so there's that. I felt it important to set the stage to give context to our expectations going into the Vamar. What Vamar Vallarta Is/Has: Close to the airportIn a relatively quiet/safe feeling areaSmaller/not overwhelmingApparently pretty old, but pool areas and lobby seem to be well-kept Friendly staffPrimarily frequented by locals/other Mexican nationals (families with kids)A couple of restaurants and a buffet (Italian was very good, but that's the only one we ate at) What Vamar Vallarta Isn't/Doesn't Have: Not a modern/shiny new resort Not a super well-kept resort - there was peeling stucco, old mildew-y grout in the bathroom, curtains that were falling off the rods, a toilet that ran constantly, a rusty in-room safe and just a general feeling that the furniture, linens, etc. were all very old. It's not soundproof - sounds leaked in from the corridors so loudly that I thought a couple kids were walking into our roomVery few people spoke english. Literally no guests and only a couple staff members felt comfortable with their English skills. The eating areas leave something to be desired. Most meals are had outside near the beach. Not a bad view, but that also means flies/bugs were everywhere. The Italian restaurant was good. The buffet in the main resort area is in a large, very dark room with no windows, low ceilings and really tired looking linens. To me, it reminded me of an old cafeteria. The food looked questionable (but again, probably just because I'm not used to it). But that room though, seriously a sad and grimy-feeling place to sit and eat. We turned around and walked back out. Not really on the beach. The main area of the resort is actually on the marina, so it's about a 5-10 minute walk to the beach on the other side of the resort (that seemed to be closed when we were there) So, in summary, if you're not a hotel snob and set your expectations accordingly, you might like Vamar. It's not "Americanized" by any sense of the word - some people love that, but it left us feeling a little uncomfortable and let down given what we had experienced previously at other resorts. I think in this case it is mostly about perspective, and with a little attention to the maintenance issues we encountered (and a different buffet room - seriously that place was creepy), we probably would have stuck it out there longer than one night. The staff was nice and accommodating once we made the decision to leave and refunded part of the stay. We actually felt terrible leaving because they were all so nice. It was also a relatively inexpensive resort. But in the end, it was our vacation and we wanted to be somewhere we felt more comfortable, so we chose to move to another resort for the remainder of our trip after the first night.
We booked the Vamar Vallarta one week before we were to leave for Mexico. We found the Vamar to offer much more than we wanted. We found the staff to be amazingly friendly, and I would like to especially commend Manuel the bellman for really making us feel welcomed at the resort. We found that all the staff really seemed to take pride in the resort and pride in their work, and that made the stay feel so relaxed.The drinks were great, the food was good, the pools were beautiful. It was a very pleasurable stay for a last minute vacation. The room was nice, but was very basic. If all you need is a bed to sleep and a bathroom for...well...going to the bathroom, then you are all set! I was surprised though that the room didn't have a mini fridge to keep drinks cold. The location is very good, and has fast access to the marina. It's also not too far from the airport.
From the time we arrived, we knew we would love it here! Right away we received excellent service. Excellent service from all of the staff. The food was very good and lots of variety. The Italian restaurant staff was very attentive. On our last day they presented us with a plate of their 3 desserts with a "have a safe trip home with our names" written in chocolate. I highly recommend this resort!
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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Snacks daily
- Theme parties weekly
- A la carte dinners
- Unlimited Domestic beer and drinks 10am-12am
- Selected non-motorized watersports
- Day & night tennis
- Pool scuba clinic
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 253 rooms in one 9-storey building on the marina and several 3-storey villas on the beach
- 1 a la carte restaurant, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- 3 pools
- Children's pool
- 3 bars including a swim-up pool bar
- Lounge chair & towels
- Gift shop
- Jewelry shop
- Internet (fee)
- 2 (lit) tennis courts
- Car rental
- Laundry service (fee)
- Golf nearby
- Located on the Marina side
- 1 king or 2 single beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom with shower only
- Balcony or terrace (on request - fee)
- Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults
For the Kids - Kids 5-12 enjoy supervised children's activities from 9:30am-4pm at the Kids' Club. Babysitting upon availability (fee).
Single Parents - No single supplement when traveling with 1 or 2 children.
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.
Resort Location Map
Vamar VallartaPuerto Vallarta,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur S/N esquina Vela Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335 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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