Villas Vallarta by Canto del Sol
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OverviewA charming hotel with a swimming pool area with a quiet ambiance for relaxation. Not on the beach, but with use of the beach of its sister hotel, Canto del Sol, across the street.
Location: In the hotel zone, 10 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes from the airport.
My wife and I stayed at the Villas Vallarta by Canto del Sol in February, 2017. The entrance is impressive with a beautiful flight of stairs up to the lobby. The pool was nothing impressive but adequate - we didn't mind as we were there to see the sights and the beach, not sit by the pool. The room was also adequate - fairly spacious with a sitting area and a big, comfortable bed but the bathroom was a little rundown. The drain in the bathroom began to stink pretty badly our first morning there but we just poured some water down the drain and it took care of it. However, we were most impressed by the people. All the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Breakfast each morning was excellent and varied. If you're expecting 4 or 5 star room quality, this isn't it. What it is is a comfortable hotel at discount prices with 5 star people staffing it. We would absolutely stay here again and would recommend it to friends and family!
Great place to stay, quiet across a small driveway from main Hotel canto del. sol. Breakfast was our hotel or across the way main hotel,all other meals were at main hotel no problem have walked farther a the large to hotel to get to services. Be careful of late check in after 11pm no one at desk go to main hotel help. Rooms on 500 level off lobby can be dark and no view, parking ramp and busy hallway off lobby. we were in 608 great room and location. staff great and very helpful esp the day desk clerks (towels ,room changes and info) even had a room to use for late departures to change and shower
If you're a "resort person," and you want everything provided for you, you may not like this hotel. I thought it was great. Relaxing, private pool (with a hotel bar with $1 margaritas - tip another $1 per drink, and you may get a drink twice as big!). The staff was so nice - housekeeping thanked me for tips repeatedly every day, and left fresh flowers as a thank-you gift. Plus, the beach at Canto Del Sol was perfect for a brief private beach getaway. Beware - unlike others, I was not offered the opportunity to upgrade to all-inclusive at Canto del Sol. I had to pay $50 USD/day (or so) at Canto del Sol to upgrade and use their facilities. Beach was included, but pool/etc. was not. Just be aware - I think it depends on how you booked!
We booked into a 'Studio' room at Villas Vallarta 11-15 April that included a kitchenette with fridge, coffee maker, king bed, balcony, safe, A/C and free daily breakfast.Check in was pretty quick, but they give you a card and send you to another desk for your beach towels, but really it's to ask you to attend a Time Share presentation. I said yes but never showed up and they never asked again (no I refused to give a deposit, so no loss).We enjoyed our assigned room, on the same level as the front desk, and since this is a huge place, we were happy with a short walk. One flight of stairs up was the pool and breakfast restaurant. We asked for a pool view room but they said 'not available'.Our balcony did not have furniture on it and looked out onto other balconies, but it did the job. We never did receive any patio furniture from our two requests and just put a couple of our dinner chairs outside. The buffet restaurant is lovely and colourful; all made up with table clothes and real napkins, and the food variety and quality was very acceptable to both Colleen and me.Although this area of town is more north than we prefer, it balances out nicely as the actual Villas Vallarta Shopping Plaza on the main level has everything you could ask for: liquor store, pharmacy, restaurants, coffee shops, souvenir stores, massage, banks, and more. We walked, or took the bus for about 8 pesos, or grabbed a cab for about 50 pesos.The pool was clean, and always empty until about 11am, so do enjoy it early. The pool bar opens at noon.Beach access is out the front door and down a short path, but limited loungers are available.We stayed at many hotels during our time in PV, and even though Villas Vallarta was the most expensive at 1730 pesos per day, we still found it to be a good value (especially considering it was Easter Week) and we'd recommend staying here.Cheers!Paul
My husband and I stayed at the Villas with an all - inclusive option at Canto del Sol the end of March for a week. After reading all the on line reviews I was a little skeptical, but it turned out to be a fabulous week. Staying at the Villas gave us the best of both resorts, if we did not want the activity of Canto del Sol during the day, the pool area at the Villas was a wonderful option. When we did decided to hang at the Villas pool, it was like it was our private pool as we were the only ones there. The breakfast option at the Villas is pretty basic, but very good. The housekeeping staff were awesome, the room was kept very clean, a little weird that the king bed was on wheels but we did get use to it. We had no issue with the water in the bathroom, was always hot. The bath towels could use a little upgrading, and the bar could open a little earlier, but all in all it was a great experience, we stayed in a Studio Room on the 3rd floor facing the pool, and even had a slight ocean view. If you are looking for an affordable option when staying in PV, I would recommend staying at the Villas with the all-inclusive option at Canto. The staff at both resorts were amazing! The Italian restaurant at Canto was our favorite of the Ala-cartes.
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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 & dinner daily
- 1 a la carte dinner per week w/reservations
- Snacks from Noon-6pm
- Domestic & select International drinks from 10am-11pm
- Daytime tennis 1 hr/day
- Non-motorized watersports
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 152 rooms in one 2-storey building
- Buffet and Italian a la carte restaurant
- Snack bar
- Tennis courts
- Gift shop
- Golf nearby
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Cable TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Some rooms have balcony with pool/garden view
- Max occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults & 3 kids
- Same as above but has separate bedroom
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Dining area (no utensils)
- Living area with a sofa bed
- Max occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults & 3 kids.
For the Kids - Kid's Club for ages 4-12.
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Resort Location Map
Villas Vallarta by Canto del SolPuerto Vallarta,Mexico
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Calle Clemente Orozco 125 Zona Hotelera Norte, Puerto Vallarta 48333 Mexico
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