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"This is our seventeenth year at the Samba and are treated like family for the most part. Our group was 18 strong with about half repeat and half first ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 11 Nov 2019

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Nuevo Vallarta Beach

On the beach

With a stay at this well-placed property, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Playa Bucerias. Also, Flamingos Golf Club is within 2 miles (3 km) and Paradise Plaza Shopping Center is within 6 miles (10 km).

All-inclusive

A private beach, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Enjoy the gym and visit the 3 bars/lounges and poolside bar for drinks.

WiFi, plasma TVs

In addition to plasma TVs with cable channels, the 183 guestrooms offer WiFi and room service. Other amenities include premium bedding, free bottled water, and hair dryers.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
CA $255* Per night/room 5 Jun. - 6 Jun.

Standard Room, with Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Romance Todo Incluido

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite Ocean Front

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive

Everyone (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
This is our seventeenth year at the Samba and are treated like family for the most part. Our group was 18 strong with about half repeat and half first timers

Posted by on 11 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov. 2019 by Esmeralda Luna

Dear Guest: On behalf of Samba Vallarta Hotel, thank you for your kindly comments about your stay at Samba Vallarta, we are so glad it has been a pleasant one, this kind of comments are very motivating for all of us to continue offering the best. We hope you continue being one of our most valued guests at this your home “Samba Vallarta Hotel”.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Apr. 2019 by Front Desk Manager

Thank you for your preference towards our Resort. Your comments are very valuable to us and they help us improve each day. We hope to see you again and deliver the service that you deserve.

5 out of 5
Great location to the beach! The staff were amazing! A big thank you to Salvador, Alfonso, Carlos, Bruno, Genero and Diana ! We would definitely stay at this hotel again. We had a great time!

Posted by , from Twin Falls, Idaho on 12 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Nov. 2018 by Front Desk Manager

Dear Erma: Thank you so much for sharing your kind comments about your last stay at Samba Vallarta, we are so glad it has been a pleasant one. Receive our gratitude, It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta.

2 out of 5

Disappointing

Pros: It has a heated pool, volleyball court and out door family games.
Cons: The food and drinks as well as the building needs a lot of maintenance.
Location: Horse back riding on the beach was nice and beach massages are inexpensive.
We have stayed at 7 different all inclusive hotels over the last 10 years none of which were super high end. We booked this vacation very last minute so there were few choice left. Let's start with the positives: They had an amazing heated pool and the hotel was on a beautiful beach. Upon arrival: Things looked OK The rooms: Very disappointing. They were damp, lacked decor, the bathrooms were falling apart, and most rooms had no balcony. They left a bottle of wine in the room, with no bottle opener. They never fully stocked the bathroom with towels, we had 2 adults and 2 children and only received 2/3 clean towels and 1 wash cloth. The minibar was dismal, they would only stock 1 time a day with 2 waters, 2 beers and 2 soda's, if you wanted more water you had to pay. Every other resort we have been to has pushed bottle water. The food: Very disappointing and we are not picky about food. We ended up having lunch and dinner at restaurants on the beach for cheap and it was awesome. This is a family resort with 2 sit down restaurants 1 is adult only. Really?? You had to book reservations from the breakfast hostess, the one day we tried, we asked the hostess, she said she would be right back then disappeared. The drinks were not very good either, I usually love margaritas but they were flavorless :-( Overall, they were understaffed, no swim-up bar, poor food and crumbling resort. Much better choices on this beautiful beach.

Posted by , from Charlotte, NC on 1 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2018 by Front Desk Manager

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for sharing such a detailed review about your stay at Samba Vallarta. We deeply apologize for not been able to meet your standards. We strive to continually improve our service and your input help us to provide the best possible experience. I would like to share with you that the hotel has been investing by upgrading the facility. On food, following our customer`s comments and suggestions, we have been constantly improving the variety and quality, Im personally following up on the food issue that you mention, since we are really proud to provide an excellent quality of food . The best?, our friendly and courteous staff the best on the area which is one of the reasons that people from differents countries come over and over, year after year. We do appreciate your comments that will allow us to improve. Samba Vallarta is always glad to help and be at your service, please feel free to contact us, I´m sure we can do something to recover your confidence.

4 out of 5

Wonderful, relaxing, affordable family resort

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
My three daughters and I stated at Samba Vallarta and had a blast! Great staff, great entertainment and lots of stuff to do. The beach was beautiful and so was the resort. We'd go back every year

Posted by , from Chestermere, AB, Canada on 30 May 2012

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4 out of 5

Very good option for your vacation.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
This is a good option for an all inclusive hotel in Nuevo Vallarta. It is not a luxury hotel but it has all what you need to enjoy your vacation. The room is large enough to accommodate two adults and two children. Hotel staff is very friendly, from the bellmen to the activities team they are helpful. The gardens and pool are spacious so you do not feel crowded, restaurants also have enough space so no waiting for lunchtime. The food in the restaurants is not the best I have try in an all inclusive hotel but is good. In general a very good option for your vacation.

Posted by , from Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico on 26 Apr. 2012

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1 out of 5

summer experienc

Cons: Poor breakfast
We travel this summer and stay was not its best, hotel is supper crowed and was undergoing repairs, the buffet has not variety. I never found the 3 pools it just seemed like one large one. Rooms were clean and staff friendly, yet I have stayed at better places for the same amount of money spend.

Posted by on 28 Aug. 2011

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2 out of 5

Just OK

Pros: Free breakfast
Clean, comfortable, nice resort. However we went over Easter break and It was really crowded and filled with what seemed liked a mexican family reunion with tons of little kids.... Not much activity during the day like other resorts we have stayed at. It was just OK....I probably would not return to this resort unless the price was cheap.....

Posted by , from Salt Lake City on 18 Apr. 2011

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4 out of 5

Samba Vallarta

This was a small hotel. It had everything we needed but it was not fancy. The staff made the experience wonderful. Everyone knew our name, our favorite foods and drinks. They made us feel at home. Service was quick and friendly.

Posted by on 10 Jul. 2010

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1 out of 5

Family Vacation

This hotel is not worth the money, however much of a bargain it appears to be. Upon check-in we were given the WORST room possible. After much discussion by very unfriendly staff, we were moved, but to another unsatisfactory room. We were told that was the best they could do even though we paid for a different type of room. The food here is HORRIBLE, not just bad, but HORRIBLE!. ...and the same bad food day after day. There is only one restaurant available every day, not the options we were told exsisted. We are not really picky eaters, but it was impossible to find anything but fruit and toast to eat. After a few days of fruit and bread we noticed that the birds and bugs also liked the open air dining atmosphere as they sat on the counters and picked at food that we were in line to eat. Drinks are just as bad. Everything was the cheapest brand and barely any alcohol served in the mixed drinks. The beach is nice, but not private and can be accessed by anyone passing by. Pool is fine...clearly the best part of the hotel. We will never stay here again.

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2010

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About the Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive

Location Av. Costera y Playa S/N, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY 63732

All-inclusive Details

  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Volleyball included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Bicycling included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included

Property Features

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Step outside to unwind on the sand beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. This all-inclusive property also offers a garden and a terrace. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Nuevo Vallarta property.

  • 183 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 237 sq ft of conference space
  • 22 sq m of conference space
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • 1 conference room
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wireless internet access

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive offers 183 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Plasma televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

La Hacienda - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

El Mexicano - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves lunch only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Venezian - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Grill House - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Cristal - Onsite lobby lounge. Open daily.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO), CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property follows sanitization practices of CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: MXN 150 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: MXN 200 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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