Price Band: $$$
Tags: Beach, adults-only, all-inclusive, resort town
Price Band: $$$
Tags: Beach, adults-only, all-inclusive, resort town
In a nutshell:
Great location near to the malecon, optional all-inclusive plan, adults only. The Honeymoon and Master Suites are well worth considering for honeymooners looking for more activities than a remote and quiet location. Good spa facilities.
This small luxury hotel located in downtown Puerto Vallarta is guaranteed to surprise and delight. We loved the impressive range of guest rooms at Villa Premiere, all beautifully furnished and including some very special suites. If you’ve been searching for something out of the ordinary for a honeymoon or other romantic occasion but don’t want to sacrifice a central location, we recommend that you check out the Honeymoon Suites with their huge terraces and outdoor Jacuzzis or the sumptuous Master Suites. The latter must some of the finest accommodations in town, boasting indoor and outdoor whirlpools and breathtaking views up and down the bay of Banderas.
Another appealing aspect is the optional all-inclusive plan available here. The Villa Premiere management place a strong emphasis on the quality of food, and all meals are a la carte with an excellent selection of gourmet dishes on offer. The restaurants are intimate and romantic, so this is a completely different experience to most of the large all-inclusive properties in Puerto Vallarta. Of course the proximity to the town’s fine restaurants is tempting, so a European plan is available for those who prefer the flexibility to eat in different locations.
A visit to the hotel’s excellent spa is highly recommended during your stay. The tasteful decor and wide range of treatments make this a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Wireless internet is available free of charge in all rooms and throughout the hotel. Other features include a butler service (including packing and unpacking on request), a five minute “welcome” massage on arrival, flat screen TVs in all rooms, glass of champagne, in-room aromatherapy, pillow menu and more!
Service is personal and efficient and the staff is exceptionally helpful. For romantics, all-inclusive fans and everyone who appreciates the charms of Puerto Vallarta, this could be the perfect choice.
The Villa Premiere offers a range of accommodations, from the comfortable Deluxe rooms to the magnificent Master Suites, many with either indoor or outdoor Jacuzzis and all with ocean view balconies. Coffee makers, wet bars, hairdryers, irons and boards, room safes and bathrobes come as standard, and a resort-wide water control system ensures fresh drinking water in all the rooms (bottled water is also supplied and replenished daily).
Deluxe rooms are furnished with either one king or two double beds, whilst the other room categories have one king bed only. The Premiere rooms feature a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom (with shuttered window to the bedroom area) and the Suites have a large living and dining room and include a romantic hydrotherapy tub in the bedroom, overlooking the ocean. The Spa Suites also feature in-room aromatherapy and complimentary spa amenities. The eight Honeymoon Suites feature large terraces with shady outdoor Jacuzzis.
For the ultimate indulgence, the fabulous Master Suites have both indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy tubs – including a large Jacuzzi on a wrap around terrace that offers glorious 180 degree views of the bay.
Summary of room facilities
Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, room safe, minibar, telephone, coffee maker, hair dryer.
Ocean View, king bed or two twin beds
Ocean View, king bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi
Ocean View, king bed, large terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi
Ocean View, bedroom with king bed and indoor Jacuzzi, separate sitting room, spa amenities
Ocean View, king bed, Jacuzzi bathroom, large terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi, kitchen, separate sitting room
The Deluxe rooms are spacious accommodations with either one king or two double beds. Each room has a sit-out balcony enjoying wonderful ocean views over the Bay of Banderas. Rooms on the second floor have a very large terrace while those on the higher floors have a smaller balcony but enjoy far reaching views. During the months of November to April you may even catch sight of whales or dolphins in the bay.
Deluxe rooms feature a wet bar with coffee maker and mini-fridge, plus a bathroom with tub and shower above.
For a special treat, it’s well worth upgrading to one of the Premiere rooms which feature Jacuzzi bathrooms. You’ll love these rooms if you enjoy indulgent bath times and very spacious air-conditioned accommodations. The room includes a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and chairs, plus a large wet bar area where you can make early morning coffee before breakfast.
The extra-large bathroom features a double sized Jacuzzi tub with a window into the bedroom.Open the shutters and you can enjoy ocean views from the tub! The bathroom also includes a separate shower and a large, mirrored vanity area.
The seven spacious Spa Suites each have a large living room with a dining area. A room service menu is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can dine comfortably in your room if you prefer. A special spa menu is also available, featuring a range of light and healthy dishes. Each suite has a generously sized balcony with wonderful ocean views.
The Spa Suites at Villa Premiere feature indulgent bedrooms, each with a Jacuzzi tub right by the window. The en-suite bathroom has a low tub with shower above. In these suites, the cable TV is located in the bedroom and not in the sitting room.
The Honeymoon Suites are ideal for couples who love to relax outdoors. The huge terrace and Jacuzzi are the main attraction here. Inside, the bedrooms are beautifully furnished, with a small sitting area and a bathroom with low tub and overhead shower similar to those in the Deluxe rooms.
These fabulous terraces are approximately 230 square foot and feature a large Jacuzzi partially shaded by a rattan roof and enjoying far reaching ocean views. There’s also a hammock chair and a table where you can enjoy breakfast al fresco.
These lavish Master Suites must be some of the finest accommodations in downtown Puerto Vallarta, and they certainly enjoy the best views! On entering the suite, a hallway leads either through a dressing area to the bedroom or through the kitchenette to the vast living/dining space. A large terrace with outdoor Jacuzzi can be accessed directly from the bedroom on the sitting area, and a second Jacuzzi can be found in the luxury bathroom.
These rooms have been furnished with careful attention to style and detail, and feature some delightful works of art and local handicrafts. The elegant bedroom is tastefully furnished in shades of cream and ivory, with welcoming touches such as bathrobes and even a selection of novels.
Sliding doors open onto the terrace, and a window through to the living area can be closed with shutters or left open to enhance the spaciousness of this sumptuous suite. Spectacular views and glorious sunsets will linger in your memories after a stay in one of the Villa Premiere’s Master Suites. The wrap-around terrace offers vistas of almost the entire bay, and you can even experience these views from your private, outdoor Jacuzzi, with plenty of room for two. The terrace is furnished with a hammock-chair and dining table and chairs too.
La Ceiba Restaurant is close to the pool and beach and is open sided and shaded from the sun. This breezy, ocean front restaurant is a delightful setting for breakfast and lunch. For breakfast, health-conscious guests start with a freshly squeezed juice or smoothie (including mixes of strawberry, carrot, papaya, beet or pineapple), a tropical fruit platter or granola with yogurt and honey. Then there are homemade muffins, plain or whole-wheat pancakes, brioche with smoked salmon, crepes, eggs or even the Mexican breakfast dishes of chicken with chilaquiles or shredded beef Norteno style.
After a lazy morning by the pool or on the beach, La Ceiba provides a welcome retreat from the sun and a tempting variety of snacks, salads and pastas, or you can indulge in a lingering three course meal if you prefer.
Murales is the hotel’s signature restaurant and offers elegant candlelit dining with reservations essential. An excellent choice of fine Mexican dishes is available, with fine wines and colorful desserts as accompaniments. The interior offers a intimate setting with air-conditioned comfort, and tables are also set on the terrace outside for those who prefer to enjoy the ocean breezes.
El Manglar is the main restaurant at the hotel and features a wonderful selection of International cuisine, with plenty of seafood options on the menu. Dinner is served here daily, in the colorful interior or on the ocean view terraces. The adjacent bar serves excellent cocktails in a tropical setting.
From the Villa Premiere it’s a nice stroll along Playa Camarones and the Malecon into the old town. Along the way you’ll find beach bars and other diversions.
The hotel has sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach for guests’ use, plus some fantastic new four-poster daybeds. It’s a scenic place to sunbathe, with the majestic mountain ranges as a backdrop to the beautiful Bay of Banderas.
The Villa Premiere has two enticing swimming pools overlooking the ocean. The main pool is ideal for swimming and relaxing and is surrounded by sun loungers. Palapa shelters and umbrellas offer shade from the sun. The second pool features a tropical swim-up bar and is the perfect place to hang out and watch the activity on the beach with a cocktail in hand! “Top shelf” international drinks, beers and sodas are served here, and if you are on the All-Inclusive plan they are all included in your rate.
The extensive spa facilities at the Villa Premiere are housed in a stylish and serene complex. Natural materials such as sisal rope and local hardwoods are used in the decor, with delicate murals of angels and an abundance of candles to add to the ambiance. A tempting selection of facials and body treatments are offered, many using traditional Mayan recipes. Hair dressing, manicures, pedicures, waxing and make up services are also available.
Use of the sauna, separate men’s and women’s steam rooms, locker and dressing rooms is free of charge to guests; treatments are extra. For the energetic, the Villa Premiere has a good air-conditioned fitness center available for guests’ use. As well as a range of fixed weight machines and hand held weights, there are currently two treadmills and two cycles, plus a step machine.
Puerto Vallarta’s International airport is 5 miles from the hotel and the drive takes about 15 minutes.
From the airport or highway #200 north (Tepic, Nuevo Vallarta, Punta Mita), follow the highway into town and turn right into Calle San Salvador, just before the Hotel Buenaventura (not the Hacienda Buenaventura, which is further out of town). The hotel is on your right as you reach the end of the road and the beach.
From the highway #200 south (Manzanillo, la Boca de Tomatlin) follow the signs for the town center and not for the tunnel. Turn left into Calle San Salvador just after the Hacienda Buenaventura. The hotel is on your right as you reach the end of the road and the beach.