I know this word gets tossed around quite a bit in the travel blogging world, but Villa Premiere in Puerto Vallarta is literally our FAVORITE HOTEL we have ever stayed in, globally, to date. This post is going to overflow with photos and info because I am simply in love
We first became enamoured with Villa Premiere in 2015, and are happy to say it's gotten even better. Top notch service, luxurious extras, and a staff that makes you feel like you are family.
LUXURY MENTIONS: Butler (with MANY perks), pillow menu, scent menu, warm pastries come on a hot slate tile, sunscreen bar at pool, books at pool, L'occtaine toiletries, wonderful presentation of food, real flower in bathroom, harp playing at breakfast, side tables on tanning chairs, live music, themed dinners, welcome massage and champange, turn down service, NO plastic bracelets (they give you a woven mexican style one you can keep), Beach front Bali beds with swings, stocked gym, great spa!
The Master Suite is 1388 sq ft of pure bliss. Very calming and cool. Updated and renovated to pure excellence. The terrace is directly above the crashing ocean waves and gives an unobstructed panoramic view of Banderas Bay, and has a Jacuzzi tub!
Inside you have a front hall closet, huge wooden sit-up bar with the BEST mini bar fridge I have ever seen, wine glasses, tea/coffee, dining table and view of the ocean. Living room has seating, lovely decor, Smart TV with Netflix, and another breathtaking view. Bedroom is separate with closet/dressing room and a big king bed. Bathroom has corner jacuzzi tub, large walk in shower, and L'occitane amenities.
We stayed in room 2301 for 5 nights (Master Suite) and room 2104 (Spa Suite) for 16 nights in Jan/17. Disclosure: The hotel did not host our stay but did upgrade a portion of it.
Master Suite Video Tour:
Villa Premiere Puerto Vallarta - 'THE REVIEW':
Firstly, before we get into the hotel review, I want to highlight something very unique about this property. Trevor and I HATE being trapped in 'All Inclusive Compounds'. You know, the hotels that make it impossible to walk off the property, are located miles away from everything, and don't give you a glimpse of any culture. We cringe at the thought of pooside beer pong, drinks with neck straps, and incessant 'Woooooo"ing.
Villa Premiere is the Boutique Hotel that solves all of that. You can do All Inclusive without the massive property, loud parties, and $50 cab rides into town. It's only a few stories high, super tranquil, and located steps from the richest culture Puerto Vallarta has to offer. 😉
WHY you would want to stay at Villa Premiere :
- If you LOVE the small details and luxuries of high end boutique hotels
- Couples, adult families, quiet seekers, retirees
- If you want the ability to easily leave a resort and wander
- If you want the option of having a 'European Plan' OR 'All Inclusive Plan'
- If you like lose rise buildings, stair friendly floors, and everything within a few steps away
- For the personalized boutique charm and slow placed atmosphere
Check in: Easy and fast. Glass of champagne, bags taken to room, welcome massage, pillow & aromatherapy menu, and visit with concierge
Wifi: HUGE upgrade! They spent time and money to make a fantastic wifi system that supports streaming and multiple devices, for FREE.
Food: I cannot fathom why any reviewer would say the food is not good. It's delightful! We stayed here for almost a month and did not tire of it. We did part of our stay AI and part Euro. On the Euro plan, food is very affordable for a hotel! The food is full of flavour and something I actually miss (which I can't really say about many hotels!)
La Corona, La Ceiba & Murales.
Each offering a la carte dining at it's finest. So many great sunsets make dinner a true occasion.
They also have a 'Vintage Night' outdoor dinner by the pool with paper lanterns, entire hotel decorated with darling vintage props, a live artist drawing on a canvas, live music playing, all while they bring you a 5 course meal being cooked in front of you.
ROOM SERVICE: They do offer 24 hour room service! (And no charge on the AI plan) We did get breakfast, lunch and dinner up to the room a few times.
Nightlife: none 🙂 Perfect for people who want to relax! The outdoor feature dinners are spectacular though! Live artist painting a huge canvas, live music playing, all while they bring you a 5 or 6 course meal.
Pool: Great temperature. Chairs are padded with side tables. Calm music. Note: The sun hits around 10:30am
Beach: Small beach area, put semi private because of the location. Great for short walks!
Location: A quick walk to the start of the malecon. (Downtown PV's must see area) You also have an OXXO within a 2 minute walk. 5 minute walk: grocery store, TONS of restaurants, pharmacy, shops. No car needed.
The Staff: The are what makes the hotel. They are all generous and devoted professionals. Everyone made us feel like royalty. Upon arrival we were greeted with flowers in our suite and upon departure, chocolate chip cookies.
How we booked at the lowest price:
We love this hotel so it was worth doing hours of research to find the lowest price. We looked everywhere... I mean everywhere! Over the last 14 months we stayed there 3 times, and all 3 we booked through Hotel's Combined.
It always came up about 10%-20% lower than the other major booking engines.
BOOKING TIP: We were super flexible with dates to get the best deal. Sometimes booking for 10 days instead of 9 can GREATLY increase your rate, so try a few different date and duration combinations HERE Give it a try yourself 🙂 Check the prices for Villa Premiere on Hotels.com, Priceline, and Hotels Combined.