Riu Jalisco Wedding Inquiry
Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:56 PM
Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:19 PM
| Originally Posted by mgreen |
No I've never stayed there before. It looks like a great resort and I love the wedding gazebo. But I've been reading reviews and there have been a TON of bad ones lately. Just gets me questioning things.
Posted 09 February 2007 - 12:29 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 03:52 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:15 AM
| Originally Posted by mgreen |
Edyta - Do you remember which hotels are beside the Riu Jalisco?
Posted 10 February 2007 - 11:53 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:14 PM
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:54 PM
I know I'm the only bride at the Jalisco but I thought I would share my findings. Maybe there will be more in the future... i could hope at least. hehe
I hope that link works - it's a really old posting with some photos but it gives someone an idea of the gazebo ceremony
Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:41 PM
Puerto Vallarta Scouting Trip
Hotel Riu Vallarta (Nuevo Vallarta):
We showed our selves around this hotel and it was beautiful. The hotel opened 1 week ago and has lovely grounds and open air lounge and eateries. There are 2 pools and a nice beach with private chairs and umbrellas. There seemed to be a lot of space and people werenâ€™t jam-packed into the pool area. After viewing this property we headed over to the other Riu to meet the wedding coordinator. Both Riuâ€™s had Mexican influence in their d©cor and architecture.
Riu Jalisco (Nuevo Vallarta):
This hotel is right next to Hotel Riu Vallarta and it 4 years old. It was a beautiful property as well. It has a gazebo for weddings that is a replica of the church in downtown Puerto Vallarta. We met with the wedding coordinator, Tina; at this hotel (she does both hotels). Best of all there is no additional charge for the reception! Tina offered us a cocktail and we were shown the entire property and she explained all the options for the wedding. The only downside of this hotel was the â€œmustyâ€ smell in the hotel room we viewed. I have allergies so I am very sensitive, but it was bothersome. The feel at both Riuâ€™s was relaxed and fun. There is a movie theater and disco, kidâ€™s club, gym. Etc. I left there with a good feeling.
Vallarta Palace (Nuevo Vallarta):
From the Riuâ€™s we went to Vallarta Palace Resort about 5 minutes south. Palace was beautiful as well, but in a different way. It was very modern and had clean lines. There wasnâ€™t much Mexican influence in my opinion. The wedding coordinator there was very nice as well. The grounds and hotel are very well maintained. The rooms are beautiful and modern. There is a wedding gazebo and they offer beach weddings as well. The spa was lovely and the pedicure stations faced the ocean with a beautiful view. The palace also has a ballroom indoors. The beach was beautiful.
Golden Crown Paradise Resort: (Puerto Vallarta):
When we pulled up to this resort we were unimpressed, the streets out front were dirty and there was construction going on. The place looked nice enough, however it was much crowed and there were vendors on the beach, walking up to people lying out in the sun. Once we sat down with the wedding coordinator, we discovered that the resort was adults only, the sister hotel next door (Crown Paradise Club) was all ages. We left there and were heading to the other hotel we both decided; this area wasnâ€™t the place for us.
Dreams: (Puerto Vallarta):
This was a HORRIBLE experience. We had a confirmation from the wedding coordinator to do a site inspection on our own since the she was busy that day. We took at taxi across town and when we got to the gate we were told to leave by security!!! I spoke with the concierge and he would not let us in. I explained the situation and that the wedding coordinator approved a site inspection and he still told us to leave. We were so disrespected and disappointed in Dreams. We wasted almost $30 getting there to be treated like scum. I have sent a complaint to the hotel and wedding coordinator and she responded saying she was â€œsorryâ€ this happened to us and she will speak to security. Unfortunately it is too little, too late.
Melia: (Puerto Vallarta):
Nice place, older (14 years). The wedding coordinator here was very nice as well. He showed us around the hotel and grounds looked nice. There was a very pretty terrace area for weddings and receptions and a garden area as well. The beach was disappointing; it was a small strip of sand compared to what we had seen. The pool area was very crowded as well. The room was nice; a little tattered on close inspection. Overall a nice resort and there was 3 weddings going on that weekend.
Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:41 AM
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