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Married or getting there at Jolla de Mismaloya?

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#1 hls140

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    Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:22 AM

    Hello everyone!
    I thought I was set with there where and when of my wedding, but I'm having second thoughts....don't worry, I haven't made the deposit yet!

    I was thinking the Sheraton, and have a date that I like.

    BUT....I've been thinking more and more that I really want that old town historic mexican feel...you know? Growing up we would stay at the Playa Los Arcos hotel (beautiful and affordable (so important to my dad!)) and I kind of like that feel. AFter trying to contact them several times, without luck, I started looking at the Jolla de Mismaloya.

    I've seen the threads here with the helpful packages (thanks!) and requested any updated info from the hotel, but I was hoping to hear from someone who got married there or who is going to get married there....to get some input and see any photos, if available..... Anyone?

    Thanks so much,

    #2 LadyP

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      Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:28 AM

      Well welcome Heather. there are a lot of Mexico brides that will be able to help. Congratulations on your engagement and I hope that all turns out well.

      #3 MarlaB

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        Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:40 PM


        Glad I found you!!! I am getting married at Las Caletas in PV April 1, 2008. I am searching for hotel rooms now. My #1 choice is Buenaventura and/or Villa Premiere adults only hotel. I may do Buenaventura over the weekend and then switch next door to Villa Premiere for the week since I can't afford the weekend.
        Now I wonder if I should choose Playa Los Arcos. Do you have any pictures of the place? I know there are three Los Arcos properties and I believe this is supposedly the nicest one and it's on the beach.
        Can you describe the hotel a bit more please?
        Pool? Room types/categories? Location?

        We won't be doing all inclusive so I don't care about the food.


        My email is mbertett@hamadyhawks.net in case you'd rather send it there.

        I've been to PV once so I kind of know the basic layout.

        #4 tvt

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          Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:51 PM

          Ohhh ladies, I hate to throw in bad news, but FI and I stayed at Playa Los Arcos in March of 06 and had a TERRIBLE time.

          Yes it was affordable, but our room was the size of a king bed plus a foot on each side. Joe had to duck to get into the shower. And the shower was probably 2 feet by 2 feet, when using the toiled you had to sit sideways otherwise my knees hit the sink.

          The first time I showered I had to talk myself into it. I went in and got out as quick as possible. Then Joe goes in. He comes out with a smirk on his face and goes "I can't believe you didn't freak out about that huge cockroach in the shower" me "what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

          The next night I woke up to use the rest room and walked the 3 feet to the bathroom and flipped on the light. 3, yes literally 3, cockroaches went scurrying across the floor in each direction. I FLIPPED out. These f*ers were huge. How could you possibly go back to sleep after seeing these ugly things scurrying around? I couldn't.

          Also, the ONE bar closes at 10pm. That's great considering we thought we were at an AI. Also, the AI service SUCKED. Since some of the guests were a la carte and some were AI, the AI guests got treated as if they didn't exist.

          I wish I had taken pictures of how horrible the room was......... I could go on and on about how much we hated this place.

          There are so many places in PV. Please consider staying somewhere else.

          #5 hls140

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            Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:36 PM

            MarlaB, sorry that it has taken me a while to respond--I just saw your question today. I've always liked staying there--but you are correct, the Playa Los Arcos is the nicest--from what I know, of the three. In my opinion, the rooms are the same size as a regular hotel room here in the states, kept clean, and have the beautiful look of a historic mexican hotel. The shower and tub that we have had in that hotel were completely fine and similar to what you'd find in any other hotel.
            I've seen bad hotel rooms and bad shower situations in Mexico--as a student in Guadalajara, I traveled all over and just wanted a hotel for under $30 bucks and I got what I paid for! This however, in my opinion, is not that type of hotel.

            If your guests, however, are used to luxury hotels, they may not like this one. I don't have any personal pics of the hotel, but the website has photos:Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Los Arcos World Class Beach Resorts Oriented Family Hotels
            I've also stayed in the other two: the Los Arcos Vallarta and Los Arcos Suites. The Suites are nicer than the Los Arcos Vallarta, which was okay, but I'd recommend you go with the Playa Los Arcos hotel. I'm recommending it to my guests as a more affordable and traditional option. IN fact, after we are finished at the Sheraton, we are going to move down to that hotel because we just like the area more.

            Well, best of luck to you. I hope that I was able to help. If you have any other questions about that place, send me an email: hls140 at yahoo dot com.

            Good luck!!

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