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Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments


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Only a five-minute walk to the newly-renovated Malecón, Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments is located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, about eight miles southeast of Puerto Vallarta International Airport.

This all-inclusive tropical beachfront resort boasts a spectacular atrium and indoor tropical garden, offering cultural and entertainment options including tours, shopping, golf, watersports, and concerts. Dip into three pools with an adults-only section, water loungers, umbrellas, lounge chairs, and beautiful beach palapas. Full of unforgettable adventure and electrical nights, this all-inclusive resort caters to guests of all ages. Experience the thrill of beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, diving classes, table tennis, beach soccer, water polo, cooking classes, and kayaking tours. Stay connected with Free WiFi throughout the hotel. Additionally, you can enjoy one of several Btempo bikes for three complimentary hours a day!

Enjoy 24-hour room service, and fine dining in the restaurants. Experience a menu of international fusion cuisine and a special selection of international wines at the International Bistro Gourmet. At night, the Beach Club puts on its dress clothes and becomes the Sunset Restaurant where Puerto Vallarta's amazing sunset is a faithful witness of the delicacies prepared in this Mediterranean specialty restaurant. Then sit back and enjoy the nightly live entertainment. Make reservations with the concierge to enjoy a romantic dinner at the Miramar Romantic Nook or on the beach.

Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments has been honored with the prestigious Distinctive H award. This special award certification is granted by the Ministry of Tourism and the Department of Health to Food and Beverage Establishments that exemplify high standards and excellent quality.
HOTEL LOCATION
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments is locacated just two blocks away (5 minutes walking distance) from the downtown area, and 15 minutes away from the International Airport.
Address: AV. MEXICO 1301 APDO POSTAL 8.8
PUERTO VALLARTA
JAL

MX
Local Phone: 322-226-7000
Toll Free Phone: 888-859-9439
Fax: 52-322-226-7035
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 minutes)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Three heated pools, including kids' pool.
Golf: NEARBY
Marina Golf Flamingos Golf
Marina Vallarta Golf Course is a par-71, 18-hole course designed by Joe Finger with atotal of 6,700 yds, located in the heart of Marina Vallarta. The Flamingos is a par 72, 18-hole course designed by Percy Clifford, located 15 minutes north of town.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments is a five-story beachfront hotel with an optional All-Inclusive Plan. The lobby areais located beneath a spectacular atrium, while the hotel itself boasts a wonderful indoor tropical garden and ideal location. This resort offers a spa area with the biggest jacuzzi in Vallarta, specialty restaurants, three bars and live nightly enter tainment. Guests can enjoy facilities at the Hacienda Hotel. Transfers are not included. Beach: Beautiful sandy beach with Palapas & lounge chairs. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 236
Year Opened: 1982 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No Spring Breakers. Fee is required for Room Service.
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE ROOM KING BED
Comfortable and spacious rooms are designed with a fresh, Mexican contemporary style and one King-size bed.
Other Amenities -
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
King or 2 doubles, Ocean-view, Safety deposit box, Hair dryer, Iron/ironing board, Mini-bar, Wireless internet acces, Coffee maker, Cable TV with over 60 channels.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Telephone
DELUXE ROOM
King or 2 doubles, Safety deposit box, Hair dryer, Iron/ironing board, Mini-bar, Wireless internet acces, Coffee maker, Cable TV with over 60 channels.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Telephone
HONEYMOON OCEANVIEW SUITE JAC
King bed, Balcony with romantic touch, In-room jetted tub, Mini-bar, CD player, Coffee maker, Cable TV with over 60 channels, Safety deposit box.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Telephone
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW KING BED
Comfortable and spacious rooms are designed with a fresh, Mexican contemporary style and one King-size bed.
Other Amenities -

OTHER INFO
Fee is required for Room Service.
DINING
Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments:
Frutas y Flores - A delightful environment with new equipment and decor in combination with delicious culinary aromas and air conditioning system where you will be able to taste Vallarta's finest breakfast, lunch and dinner Buffet.
Miramar Restaurant - "Romantic Restaurant" For an intimate and private affair, with your best half, or with friends or family with a wonderful view of Banderas Bay you can enjoy a delicious menu prepared just for you by our Chef, open only fordinner. Reservatioins required
Sunset Restaurant - A unique and satisfying experience Dinner with three different A la Carte menus Seafood, Nouvelle Cuisine and Fusion Cuisine. Previous reservation required with our Concierge (based upon availability). Open daily from 7:00 10:00PM.
International Bistro Gourmet - International Bistro Gourmet with fine dining specialties. Reservations required.
Beach Club Restaurant - This nice and cool ocean front snack bar with its majestic Palapa roof, where you can taste our Mexican taquitos grilled chicken, grilled hamburgers, pizzas and a variety of snacks and desserts.Open daily from 12:00 PM to 6:00PM
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
There is a daily activities program during the high season. Beach volleyball, waterpolo, non-motorized watersports.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theme nights with live entertainment.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Activities for children are available. Can-Do Kids Club.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Hourly
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

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190 Recommend
190 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments to their friends and family



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Timeshare sharks
BENJAMIN G.
Jul 04 2018
Be cautious of the staff suckering you in to attend the meeting for the timeshare. The pester you so much that we gave in. Well huge mistake! I was so upset! The guy had a attitude with me when I told him no at the end. So just avoid this completely.
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ANTONIO H.
Feb 14 2018
When the front desk was asked any question, a group huddle would occur with all the front desk staff in the back room and then told to come back the next day to see the supervisor at a specific time. When we reported near that time, the same process happened and when we identified that, a resolution to the inquiry was presented but it appeared as though the strategy was to avoid providing an initial response so that we would not return.
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Buenaventura staff
JOSE M.
Jan 12 2017
The general manager was excellent and his entire staff did a great job attending all my needs
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Buenaventura
LAWRENCE P.
Dec 14 2016
Great food.very polite and helpful staff.reception desk was a bit rude and took forever to check in.they were remodeling main bar which is good but the construction noise was terrible.some other changes were dissapointing.
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Poor management
KATHERINE H.
Jul 13 2016
The hotel needs a lot of TLC! The employees are not that friendly, if you don't speak Spanish you get waited on last. My sliding door wouldn't lock, they fix it but it was broke again the next day. The pools were dirty. Dirty dishes were around the pools constantly. Food in buffet was always just luke warm and had no flavor. I spoke to other people and they were very upset with the resort. Overall, not a very good experience for it being my first time to PVR. I would not recommend this resort to clients. I had issues with Alaska Airlines. I had a bag with 3 bottles of Tequila, all in bubble wrap and the bag had a very large label on it that said FRAGILE, but they broke my bottle and ruined my bag. Not very impressed with this trip!
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JIM F.
Mar 19 2016
The first room they gave us unacceptable. Move to a different room which was better but the beds were extremely hard! Very noisy in the hallways had to complain to the front desk on 3 different occasions. As for the food breakfast and lunch were pretty good and dinner buffet was a little below average. The pool deck, pools and beach front were excellent. The hotel location was no more than a 5 min. walk to the downtown area was an added bonus.
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Poor rooms, good beach
JEFFREY F.
Feb 12 2016
The hotel has outdated poor quality rooms. Water pressure in the shower is very poor. Concierge was outstanding, front desk staff very good. Food quality was ok; nothing special. Many employees in the restaurant, but not all, just didn't seem like they were motivated or cared. Hotel location is good, and beach area is fine. Maid service was also very good. I will probably not stay at this hotel again
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Great vacation!
RYAN H.
Jan 21 2016
We were super impressed with the Buenaventura resort, excellent staff, delicious food, and location that boasted a great beach and a very close walk to town. Only downfall was there was no volleyball while we were there.....but all in all a great trip! Was our first all inclusive experience and it was a good one!
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We have visited puerto Vallarta Buenaventura and we always h
JOSE G.
Oct 28 2014
Go back there!
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Terrific staff, great location but disappointed by internet and maintenance issues
ROXANNE M.
Mar 15 2014
Very attentive staff in the restaurants. Good location near downtown and blocks from the Malacon. Wifi was advertised as included but rarely available. Maintenance issues included patio door that was very difficult to open, cracked vanity in bathroom, and mildew looking stiains on the floor. No hotel details provided at check in. They provide them in the 930 meeting the following am. Had to ask for a lock for the room safe two times. Food was ok but variety was lacking as was some quality (chicken was only thigh and legs). Only experienced one show as
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Not Happy
JOHN U.
Mar 06 2014
The room was over the kitchen with a view of parked cars. It was noisy we slept with ear plugs. We were told the hotel was 100 % booked so we did not request another room. We are repeat guests but that did not mean anything.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Best vacation
ataitano26, Norwalk, California
Tue Aug 14 23:15:22 EDT 2018
Location was great! Right in front of the beach and a very short walk to downtown. It gives you a great small town experience while also being in a resort. The hotel itself had a wonderful staff that was very attentive, polite, and very informative.

Great staff and location!
gregorymellor,
Tue Aug 14 04:49:52 EDT 2018
Francisco, Rodolpho, and Christian were outstanding. All of the staff was great however these 3 really stood out. Great time! Pool needed some work, clean, but there were some loose tiles that cut feet. Be cautious about timeshare (I was tricked into wasting almost 3 hrs) of the trip on something I wasn't interested in and stated upfront.

The All-Inclusive Buenaventura Buenaventura Grand Hotel & Great Moments on Avenida Mexico 1301
Mario R,
Sun Aug 12 17:38:18 EDT 2018
This is a great place to stay. It is within walking distance of the Malecon Boardwalk, Old Town, and the zona romantica. You will need to walk to the Malecon Boardwalk to experience the true Mexican culture and to walk the food that you eat at any of the restaurants and bars on property. The room was very comfortable and all of its staff members are friendly and ready and willing to help you. Do experience the buffet. It is filled with a variety of Mexican dishes and international dishes, depending on the theme of the night. The Maitre D', Ricardo Gonzales, asked us to choose a table. We chose a corner table that was being waited on by a wonderful team, Leticia Galiana y Eswin Jimenez. They took care of us from the moment we arrived and throughout the meal. You need to have dinner at least once at the Restaurant Corazon Contento. It is a five courses meal. Ask for it and make reservations as soon as you get there. Maximiliano waited on us at the Corazon Contento as well as at the Sunset Restaurant. This is a restaurant with a full menu. The food is excellent. Do remember to ask for Ricardo, Leticia, Eswin, and Maximiliano. I will ask for them on my next visit. Just a side note for the visitors. Do leave a small gratuity after every meal.

Hotel Buenaventura
chiquie33, Edmonton, Canada
Thu Aug 09 08:16:49 EDT 2018
This hotel is in a great location, walking distance to the Malecon and Old Town. Eduardo and Fausto are the most smilie and attentive :) German gave up superb service in the restaurant on our first night with a surprise dessert. This hotel is very nice and quaint. It was easy to leave the room and get to a restaurant, pool, beach very quickly and easily. The hotel needs some upgrading in the rooms but overall, we would stay here again.

Great place to stay
413vmunoz, Dallas, Texas
Thu Aug 09 05:32:50 EDT 2018
Highly recommend! All inclusive, so you don’t have to spend extra money on food or drinks. Just bring plenty of tip money, because everyone is so courteous. Kids loved it, adults loved it. There are lots of ants, but it’s Mexico, so just be careful with what you leave out!



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