Samba Vallarta Hotel reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

5561 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Samba anyone?

Marilyn C on May 15, 2024

David, the young man who hands out towels and equipment was the best! He was very professional, friendly and kind! He greets everyone with a vibrant smile and makes everyone feel welcomed! My 12 year old son and I were always happy to see him! We’re going to miss him!!!!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Beautiful beach , excellent staff

Danielle717 (Vancouver, Canada) on May 15, 2024

Really great location, beautiful beachfront. We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were excellent and helpful. Restaurant staff excellent, one manager (sorry forgot name) went above and beyond, acclimated our allergies. Loved the Italian restaurant! Pool and rooms super clean! Great activities. Our only issue was no hot water in the shower- they tried to fix but were unsuccessful twice. Also booked through west jet and felt that the transfer company was not great- was told I needed to meet them to book our transfer back and when I went there was instead subjected to sales pitch and told to come back another day as ‘ too early to book transfer as lots of flights cancelled ‘ this put a negative worry on my trip

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Excellent Stay

Clyde N H on May 14, 2024

We were at Samba for 3 weeks to May 10. This s a small, family oriented resort so one should be prepared for many kids in the toddler and kids part of the pool. Soft chairs lots of sun shades. The hotel was about 50% occupied, mostly with locals so there were plenty of loungers at any given time. Advised that the November crowd is usually Cad and Americans. Staff were excellent and did everything to make your stay comfortable. Our 4th floor room maid, Guadeloupe, was excellent. Room immaculately cleaned, bottled water and coffee replenished each day. Occasionally there was a foul smelly odour in the rooms. We kept the windows opened occasionally and covered the shower and sink drains . We heard no noise in the room from outside activities. Suggest taking a deodorizer spray. Our favourite all round staff, Gilberto Mascorro( bar, pool service, buffet) is an excellent ambassador for the hotel, Beret at aerobics, Victor, general maintence, Genaro at the buffet and receivers at the buffet door are all excellent staff. The food in the buffet and a la carte was excellent. excellent chefs. Buffet had different themes every night: Italian, Mexican, Spanish, International, Taste of the World, Oriental. Tried and loved the Italian and Mexicano a la cartes, but found buffet just as good. Meals always hot unless i guess if you dine at later hours, and replenished regularly. Nice beach with lots of chairs and music after 9am around the pool. Will return.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

extremely noisy at night - horrible

Monica S (Victoria, Canada) on May 09, 2024

There is a horrible noise that starts at 11 pm and ends after 1 am. Samba calls this “entertainment” but it is a 3-minute recording repeated loudlly over and over again for 2 hours until after 1 am. It is extremely annoying and I do not recomment this experience. I am still at Samba and I cannot wait to go home and never come back to this horrible noise.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Honeymoon Practice

Emily M on May 08, 2024

Food was great! We didn’t have a chance to try any of the sit down restaurants but based on the buffet it was really good. We didn’t have anything we didn’t like. The staff was so friendly and kind! Shout out to Salvator for the wonderful service at the bar and the buffet. We had a great time and would come back!

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