Krystal Puerto Vallarta reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 3.5
  • Location 4.0
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 3.5
  • Value 3.5

6447 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Not going back to this one.....

Trek597488 on May 03, 2024

I'll start off by saying the place was clean and the staff were friendly..... Food - Was not great. Late in the season so I am not sure if the quiet resort was to blame but it was always a hunt to find out where dinner was to be served and what you'd find on option. Bfast was fine but lunch was terrible with the same old stuff and and less than perfect burgers ..... we left the resort almost every day to find better food options. The advertised Japanese restaurant was never once open? The Italian restaurant was just a buffet and was mediocre at best. Rooms - good enough. I was in the new tower. My room had a door attached to the room beside us and the noise carried between them like it wasn't even there. Did not help that the family next to us was loud and loved to sing? Not the resort's fault but having kids knocking on the doors at all hours was a bit much. *** BED BUGS *** I wqs eaten alive after noticing a couple bites on day 3/4. By day 6 i was a mess. I thought is might have been mosquitos until I googled what a bed bug bite looks like. My clothes are all now in quarantine at home until I can properly get them cleaned so as not to infest my own house. As stated the rooms were clean but... I am still covered in bites/welts and itching like a madman. I should have asked for different room but by the time we figured it out it was close to the last day and the damage was done..... Booze - It was fine and they were always eager to fill up your cup Atmosphere - Very quiet with little to do after dinner. The lobby bar was the only option and it was super hit and miss if there would be anyone there at all.... My Son (23yrs) was bored silly and we both ended up going to bed early most nights after looking for things to do off resort. Over all I blame a little of this on the fact it was late season but I will NOT be going back no matter how competitive the price looks. Feel free to reach out to me for more info? Adam from Calgary

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Too loud. Not for families.

Ellie M on Apr 28, 2024

Our room was located right outside the concert area, which we were not aware of a Michael Jackson tribute band going on. It was extremely loud and my young family was not able to get to sleep until around midnight. The staff told us it was only a 30 minute concert and it lasted over an hour. We had a horrible travel day leading to the exhaustion. We were told we couldn’t switch rooms. Honestly the stay wasn’t that bad but this ruined it for us.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

They have some (a lot) of work to do.....

F16VTteresav on Apr 24, 2024

FIRST let me say, the omelet lady was amazing..... The food on the other hand was pretty awful, and frankly misrepresented on what is available. Very little selection, and always repeated. I only saw Guacamole once while there for 10 days, and it was full of honeydew melon. Same color I guess.. Now I will share we didn't eat lunch at the resort more than we had too.... As with many places, the birds are an issue, but nothing is done really and they are walking all over the food. Not so hygienic. We ended up in 3 different rooms, 1st room, the whole glass shower door smashed while my partner was in the shower, and he has very bad eye sight without glasses. Thankfully I was in the room to help get him something to put on his feet so he could get out. Resort staff really didn't seem to care. We were moved to a different room, but the a/c did not work properly and by 9:30am it was 25 degrees in the room. The third room was better temperature regulated, but looked over a pile of garbage. ~Garden view?? I totally get staging photos for adds, but..... WestJet, I expected better, but alas, it's all about the profit. Mexico was still amazing and I can't wait to go back again next year.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Good most relaxing holiday

Louise B on Apr 23, 2024

Staff was excellent. Would have appreciated face cloths every day . Staff said they did not have. Found that unexceptable.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Just Don’t !!!

MrCanuck2014 (Winnipeg, Canada) on Apr 18, 2024

Out of likely 12 or 13 different resorts I’ve been too, this would easily be the worst I have been too. I’ll start with my major complaint, the food is absolutely awful and borders dangerous in some cases with poor storage temperatures and some not properly cooked. Another issue is with their main restaurant the Aquamarine, where the birds fly freely through the buffet and stand on the food eating and pooping while most staff just look on and the odd one chases them away for only a few moments. For the 4 mornings I had breakfast I also sat beside the bird droppings covered railing that hadn’t been cleaned since the hotel was built. What doesn’t go at breakfast is waiting for you at lunch and supper is no better…and guess what…what’s left over from supper will be in the breakfast buffet. The fresh egg/ omelette cook was very good and friendly so that thankfully was the only shining light. Other issues , the rooms are very plain in the tower section of the resort and very old and poorly maintained, one couple I talked to said they had horrible mold issues that were just painted over and not even cleaned. The beach is ok, but pretty dirty with cigarette butts and small garbage and it seems unless it’s the size of a cup or bigger the staff doesn’t clean it. The beach loungers are filthy, as are the tables, but I admit there is lots of seating on the beach, although you still can’t get far enough away from the pool for peace and quiet, as the pool music is so insanely loud I don’t understand how the staff stands it. There is zero drink service on the beach, so be prepared to go back and forth, and the beach restaurant serves burgers and sometimes hotdogs and very little other option. The staff were mostly unfriendly and really not many went out of their way to help you, even to seat you or get a drink while seated. The bars are pretty poorly stocked, so you better like one brand of rum or vodka or you’re out of luck. All in all, stay away and find a better place to spend your hard earned money…I would never return here, and the reviews that were so positive before I booked this seem quite cooked up now.

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