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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

Your stay at this Flamingos property places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Bucerias. El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary and Flamingos Golf Club are also within 2 miles (3 km).

All-inclusive

A private beach, 3 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Relax with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the fitness center, poolside bar, and convenience store.

Free WiFi, plasma TVs

In addition to plasma TVs with cable channels, the 183 guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Free bottled water, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
C$256* Per night/room 24 Jun. - 25 Jun.

Standard Room, with Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio 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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All-inclusive Details

  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Bicycling included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • 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
  • Onsite live performances 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. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. 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
  • Bar by the pool
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Samba Vallarta- All Inclusive offers 183 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Plasma televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • 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 buffet 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 ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted

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You should know

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