Villas Vallarta by Canto Del Sol

3.0 star rating

Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services.

    What to expect (based on 365 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Villas Vallarta

    Reviewed by takhinisteve() on Nov 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    The picture above is not the villas Vallarta by canto del sol. It is the Canto del Sol. Villas Vallarta by Cantos del Sol is “by” the Canto. It’s across the street. Canto del sol, like in the picture, is very nice. Villas Vallarta by canto del sol is only ok. The part that upset me is picture of hotel is a picture of the hotel across the street. Much different quality. You can use the canto across the street as a sister hotel for $75 per day. I wanted the canto but was taken by the picture. Don’t get me wrong, villas Vallarta is not bad, just not what was expecting. Very let down. On the other hand I will be staying at villas Vallarta soon but price is $25 per night. As it is worth. Check air BNB for that price.

    Wonderful Staff

    Reviewed by LivingDreamsJoyfully(Houston, Texas) on Aug 06, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    I really enjoyed my stay! I was greeted so warmly by Andrea. She had the most welcoming smile and she was so friendly every time I saw her when I was coming and going. My check-in with Ricardo was seamless. Nicholas & Isidro made sure I didn’t have to bother with getting my bags up and down the stairs when arriving and departing. Juan in the restaurant was so welcoming in the mornings when I went for breakfast and he was attentive without being over bearing. I was really happy that the housekeeping staff acknowledged my Do Not Disturb sign because I just wanted to relax the four days while I was there. My room was on the pool floor and it was nice to sit out and work with a pool view. The room was very clean and well equipped with a very functional layout. I would stay here again when visiting Puerto Vallarta.

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    Avoid 2 Bdr # 529

    Reviewed by Monique L() on May 02, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    Travelled as family of 4 with 2 teens. Room was large enough - that's it. Sofa is saggy and extremely uncomfortable. Room 529 is directly across from the breakfast buffet and kid's playground. They play loud music from 830am until 1030pm so if you are in this room don't expect ANY peace and quiet. We had an all-inclusive package so ate at Canto for most of our meals. Food? I'm sorry but just horrible slop. We ate out at La Capella one night for a birthday celebration and it was the ONLY meal we enjoyed. The only half decent food was at the pool snack bar according to the kids. The beach vendors and tour sales people outside the hotel were ever present and bordered on harrassment. Very uncomfortable every single time we made our way across the lot to Canto. Yes, make a bee-line for the exit once you've collected your bags at the airport. Do not speak to anyone - just get OUT of the airport. The beach was awful, small, rocky, and smelled of sewage so we had no choice but to spend our time at pool, which was always crowded and very loud. The service poolside and bell hops were consistent and friendly, but the same cannot be said for the front desk. We did do the dolphin swim and trip to private beach which was frankly the best part of our trip. This was our first time in PVR and it will be our last time in Mexico...period. I should also mention that a group of predatory Mexican college age men were offering our 15yr daughters alcohol on the beach and trying to lure them off the resort. Should have gone back to Cuba. No pesky vendors, stunning, clean beautiful beaches, and much better service. Live and learn for 6K CAN.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-2

    Service

    Service-3

    A Sweet Deal!

    Reviewed by deb-terr(Brockville, Canada) on Apr 29, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    My husband and I booked a last minute trip here for the week of April 4 to 11 with Air Canada Vacations. Please, when getting off of the plane, retrieving your bags and going through customs, go directly to the exit doors OUTSIDE to find your Air Canada rep, they are NOT waiting inside for you! There are so many time share hustlers trying to nab you and make you think that they are working for Air Canada. You could miss your bus! This almost happened to us... Nevertheless, this turned out to be such a great deal and outstanding vacation. The three star Villas Vallarta Hotel itself does not have all that much to offer except for a very quiet, clean and comfortable air-conditioned room with two English speaking TV channels. Their small pool and their bar also looked to be quite nice as did their morning buffet breakfasts. I must also concur with other guests, that this much older hotel is a very adequate and quiet escape from Canto del Sol. Their free Wifi was also excellent if you needed to work online here, something that I would most definitely consider doing here in the future. Their customer, security and housekeeping service were also excellent. The location of this hotel also cannot be beat...about a 35 minute walk more or less from the malecon. Or you could pay the 10 pesos to take the local bus very conveniently located minutes from the hotel! All of that being said, we preferred to make the one to two minute walking trip to go across to Canto del Sol for each one of our meals. We also preferred swimming in their pool in addition to participating in all their activities including the nightly entertainment shows due to the fact that all of this was already included in the price of staying at the Villas Vallarta! We had a delicious a-la-carte breakfast overlooking the ocean and beach every morning. This was such an unforgettable highlight of our trip and a great way to begin the day! We also participated in the free Spanish lessons that were offered. So much fun and a great way to meet people! We also enjoyed the group aqua fit and playing volleyball in the pool as well as other kinds of different games on deck. At lunchtime, we enjoyed eating either yummy nachos or chicken wings by the pool or had some delicious ceviche in the Cevicheria cafe style restaurant. As well, pool or beach chairs were never ever all that hard to come by. The buffet was also a great place to eat any of your meals at with lots of very fresh and healthy choices! We also took advantage of the onsite air-conditioned gym everyday where there were weights, treadmills and ellipticals available for use. The only smoking that we ever saw was done at a designated beach area...no where on the resort itself! Did we ever appreciate that! The three a-la-carte meals were outstanding...especially the surf and turf overlooking the ocean! Mexican Night on Tuesdays was also quite a lot of fun and something that you really do not want to miss! Al in all, we would strongly recommend a stay at this hotel...it is like getting the price of two hotels for one!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Great stay for the money

    Reviewed by HadRick(Canada) on Apr 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    The wife and I booked a week through Westjet travel so we had complete access to Canto Del Sol as well. Although we spent the majority of our time at the beach and around Canto, if we needed a break or just wanted quiet we would retreat to the Villas. The pool at Villas was always quiet with an open bar as well. For breakfast there was traditional Mexican fare or bacon& eggs, fresh fruit, or omelettes made to order. This is an older hotel but clean with a friendly staff. We would definitely stay there again.