Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Samba Vallarta


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2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, a complimentary room upgrade (based on availability), and one FREE night on first anniversary return trip (minimum 5 night stay; restrictions apply).
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay Free with a parent or grandparents.

2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, room upgrade (based on availability), and one Free night on first anniversary return trip (minimum 5 night stay; restrictions apply).

The all-inclusive Samba Vallarta is located in Flamingos in Riviera Nayarit, about eight miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta International Airport resting upon a 12-mile stretch of beach. The resort is 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and 15 minutes from the international airport, close to major shopping areas and entertainment.

This all-inclusive playground consists of hacienda-style architecture nestled amid coconut trees, palms, and bougainvillea, set upon a gorgeous stretch of white sand. Enjoy unlimited food and drink at three restaurants and three bars, and a variety of non-motorized water sports. The resort is privileged with three interconnecting pools, which form one of the largest swimming pools in the region.

Guests will enjoy a variety of activities including boogie boards, beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, water polo, soccer, and more. There is a supervised mini-club for ages 5-12. Nightly adult entertainment includes shows, theme nights, live music, and interactive activities.
HOTEL LOCATION
Samba Vallarta is situated 25 minutes from Downtown Vallarta on its own secluded stretch of beach in Nuevo Vallarta.
Address:
FLAMINGOS NAYARTA BUCERIAS
NAY

MX
Local Phone: 011-52-322-226-8
Fax: 011-52-322-297-1414
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking(Complimentary,)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (2 miles)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
There are three inter-connecting swimming pools.
Golf: NEARBY
Los Flamingos Golf Course - 2 miles
Los Flamingos is a par 72, 18-hole course designed by Percy Clifford. This beautiful golf course is just 2 miles away from the hotel.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Samba Vallarta is a 5-star hotel set alongside a secluded 12 mile stretch of one of the most picturesque beaches on the Bahia de Banderas. The hotel consists of hacienda style architecture nestled amidst coconut trees, palms and bouganvillea. Features include unlimited food and drink at three restaurants and three bars (until 1:00 am), nightly entertainment, and non-motorized water sports. Beach: The hotel is on a beautiful 12 mile stretch of beach. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Total Rooms: 180
Year Opened: 1994 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No Spring Breakers. Groups of minors under 21 years of age are not accepted.
ROOM TYPES
1 BEDROOM
These magnificently spacious rooms have marble tiled floors, one king-size or two double-beds, sofa bed, one and a half bathrooms (one with a bathtub), partial kitchenette, separate dining area with dining table and chairs for four.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Telephone
Television
SUPERIOR ROOM W/BALCONY
One king or two double-beds, a large bathroom with bathtub, marble tiled floors, balcony, remote-controlled television with satellite, telephone, individual air conditioning controls, alarm clock, flat-screen TV with satellite, Free WIFI, Iron
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Telephone
Television
SUPERIOR ROOM
Spacious room with marble tiled floors feature one king-size bed or two double-beds, remote-controlled television with satellite, telephone, individual air conditioning alarm clock, flat-screen TV with satellite, Free WIFI internet, Hairdryer, Iron.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Telephone
Television
DINING
Samba Vallarta features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Samba Vallarta:
El Mexicano - A very casual snack grill located by the pool.
Venezia - Italian cuisine served a la carte for dinner, formal dress is required. Reservations are required. Sittings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
La Hacienda - Breakfast, lunch and dinner served buffet style.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Activities Program ( included), Tour desk with wide variety of optional excursions ($).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Entertainment with local talent, Theme nights including weekly Mexican Fiesta, French and International Nights.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Miniclub is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Applicable Ages: 5 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $20.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Sumba
JOANNA P.
Apr 14 2017
Hotel and staff are wonderful!!! Food not the best!!! Bathroom needed an upgrade.Beach was beautiful.People are very friendly and helpful!
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Amazing
ASHLEY G.
Apr 10 2017
I absolutely loved my stay at Samba! The staff was what truly made the stay great! They were great from the minute we arrived! Everyone remembered our names and greeted us with smiles. The activity directors were enthusiastic and engaging for everyone of all ages! The bar tenders were funny friendly and hard working! Everyone was so attentive to all of our needs. There was so much space on the beach for everyone to sit and the view was wonderful. There was always food somewhere during the day! I never felt that I was lacking the opportunity wat good food and drink yummy drinks! The pool was beautiful and clean! I loved Bruno and Martin! They were so wonderful! The dancing at night was fun and I loved all the entertainment! I will definitely come back in the near future! Thank you for everything!
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Staff is amazing
MELISSA D.
Mar 31 2017
Salvador is the best employee I have ever met. Hotel is older but grounds are impeccable. Rooms are older but comfortable and who spends time in their room when they are on vacation other than to shower and sleep. The clientele was very grounded. Great vacation!
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Meh. Very Meh.
MICHELLE A.
Mar 02 2017
My friend and I had 5 nights/4 days at Samba. We expected it to be in the range of 3-star resorts, but it was more like 2. Our check-in was decent, but the person working the front desk incorrectly told us information about a ton of the hotel. The rest of the service was decent. Salvador at the beach was great for remembering us and our margarita flavors. What was really unimpressive was the room quality. Lots of water stains, itchy sheets, and gross bathtub. The maid came in twice, for whatever reason, and each time, the room wasn't cleaned outside maybe sweeping the floor (though we always found piles of sand from our shoes after she left) and remaking the bed. I've been to all-inclusives in Cancun and they are so much better than Samba. No free room service, 2 beers and waters in the fridge (that wasn't always restocked), terrible food, no "extra" touches. We were glad we made plans outside the resort when we saw just how low-quality and mediocre it was.
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Great Place
THOMAS F.
Mar 01 2017
Everything was great and the service was outstanding!
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Mediocre
AMY L.
Aug 16 2016
The food was never hot and very bland. Mike (the Apple employee) didn't come to the resort daily and no one had a contact number for him. We had questions, but couldn't get answers because of this. The hotel was using some sort of sealant on the hotel doors. The fumes gave us terrible headaches. The safe in our room didn't work and the air conditioning was weak. The hallways, elevators and lobby were not air conditioned at all.
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TARA T.
Aug 14 2016
The food was always cold. Had to fight with staff and manager to get non motorized sports equipment. Some sports equipment was broken or missing pieces. Could not eat in restaurants unless booked the day before even though they were never full. Maids did not clean room until 6pm most nights.
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Excellent service
SARAH F.
Aug 01 2016
We were treated so well at Samba Vallarta--the staff was very caring and attentive. Micsael from the front desk went above and beyond for us from the moment we arrived. Everyone was so friendly, caring, and helpful! We loved our stay here!
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Excellent stay
JENNY W.
Jun 09 2016
The Samba Vallarta was an excellent choice. The staff were amazing, so helpful and friendly. The hotel was spotless, cleaner than any other resort I've stayed at. The food was always hot, tasty and fresh. We enjoyed the authentic mexican choices for food. This is a smaller resort, but we found it quite charming. I'd highly recommend it to friends and will most likely return.
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beautiful grounds, poor hotel rooms
NANCY G.
Mar 14 2016
not greeted with a drink upon arrival, they charge $35/day extra for balcony room when every place i stayed at in mexico has a balcony, thats how your clothes dry, bartenders and waiters were excellent, but ac in room broke 5x they still wouldn't budge on a balcony upgrade!
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DONNA M.
Feb 22 2016
The hotel needs some updating! Bathroom was very small for 4 people! Would be nice when booking with you if we would have been told a price to upgrade to a suit
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Vacation
stephanien838, Regina, Canada
Sat Nov 10 05:16:12 EST 2018
We had an excellent time at Samba once again! This is a wonderful resort for families or just couples. The food was great, with a wide variety to choose from. The resort is right by the ocean, & walkable to Bucerías. The rooms are very clean & spacious. The staff are tremendous! Samba could not handpick better employees. Special mention to Salvador - always there ensuring guests have the best possible time! Thank you Samba, we will be back again soon 😊

Very nice hotel
mateuszs755,
Mon Nov 05 08:07:16 EST 2018
With my family we spend 2 weeks in Samba. It was very nice. After a long flight from Amsterdam we arrived very early. Hotel take care of us and let us check in immediately. We spend really nice time there. Hotel staff was very nice and professional. Definitely I would like to recommend it to everyone.

excellent service
Culture815904, Surrey, Canada
Tue Oct 23 12:54:53 EDT 2018
The hotel is older, but nice. The service by all staff were excellent! The hotel does need upgrading, but it's not bad. The food at the buffet was a hit and miss.. some days it was good,, some days it was just ok. The staff are super friendly and helpful, The two activity guys are awesome.. and remembered my boys names and played ping pong with them and generally always were asking where they were to come play the games with them. It is a little far from puerta vallarta itself. If you are going to puerta vallarta but don't have a lot to spend,, then this is the place to go, its affordable, nice,, people are super friendly there. They do have shows every night at nine that is for the family,, and i do believe the later ones are for adults only.

Only go if you have kids
Jblg54, San Francisco, California
Mon Oct 22 14:21:40 EDT 2018
Employees were all very nice and helpful, but there is not a quiet place on the entire property. Pool full of screaming kids, loud, blaring music all day bleeding on to the beach. We asked for a quiet room, were put on the back side - problem is that there's a massive resort next door with a *very* loud disco until 11pm. Rooms are basically clean (though small things like hand towel/washcloths were missing at check in, and only sporadically complete). There is zero sound-proofing so besides the resort next door, you hear each and every noise from tiled, echoing hallway. Food was varied, plentiful and nicely prepared, but nothing special. If you go, make dinner reservations in either the Mexican or Italian restaurants instead of the buffet. Again, lots of light, noise and kids in the main dining room at most meals.

Samba- October 2018
PorfnMary, Watsonville, California
Mon Oct 15 05:06:59 EDT 2018
We enjoyed SAMBA - the employees were wonderful and so helpful. Lore in the buffet made our omelettes to perfection! All the employees in the restaurant were so helpful and genuinely friendly. Israel was another very knowledgeable and friendly employee. Israel helped us with our taxi/bus rides. Good Food and Great Relaxation in and by the pool. Thank You Samba!!!! This was not a 5 star hotel, but nice. You get what you pay for.



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