January 1, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Luxury Residences at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
In the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains, Luxury Residences at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, a Preferred Serviced Residences collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is nestled against the vibrant blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the tropical forests of the Sierra Madre mountains, some of the best snorkeling grounds in Mexico. The hotel has 11 different room types for guest to pick from all with breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains or surrounding jungle. With beautiful views, chef kitchens, cozy and comfortable furniture the perfect retreat awaits. Just minutes south of historic Puerto Vallarta, Garza Blanca is thoughtfully built into its natural surroundings – its pair of rock-anchored infinity pools are spectacular – and a calendar of guided expeditions offer easy opportunities to wander afield.
Harness the healing properties of Kundalini yoga in a meditative class by a lagoon. Grab a kayak and paddle through the craggy rock formations of Los Arcos. Swim among tropical fish. Revive onshore with a glass of fresh-squeezed passion fruit juice (or one blended with a vintage tequila).
Location of Luxury Residences at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Nearest Airport: PVR
Amenities for Luxury Residences at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
- General Information
- 48 Guest Rooms
- Non-Smoking Property
- Handicap Accessible Facilities
- Outdoor Dining
- Wine Cellar
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Private Beach
- In-Room Amenities
- Fully-Equipped Kitchen
- Wine Tasting
- Scuba Diving
- Business Center/Services
- Meeting Rooms
- Conference Facilities
- Children's Programs
- Historic Sites
- Food & Wine
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Luxury Residences at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
My wife and I recently stayed at Garza Blanca (12/2/2017-12/9/2017) with 2 of our friends and it was a great stay. It was our first experience in Puerto Vallarta and the staff made us very comfortable from the moment we stepped onto the grounds. There were definitely more pros than cons, but cons nonetheless. Let me preface this review by saying I typically take reviews with a grain of salt, and as you read this, you may feel the same way but I promise to be fair with no loyalties other than providing my honest opinions: (Lets get the cons out of the way first) CONS: The food options were...meh..The best restaurant was the steak house. Excellent steak, salmon, and side options to enhance the overall flavor of dishes. Also, the lunch options there were awesome. There was no other place on the resort that had quality fish tacos so we found ourselves back there the last few days of our stay. The downside was the pool side restaurant food was, for a lack of better word, terrible. Sure pool side food expectations should be tempered in general, but the fact that you had to remove yourself and your relaxation away from the pool to get better food was a bit inconvenient. The Hiroshi restaurant was good quality sushi but the vibe was off (mix of pretentious and trendy) and the service was overly slow. When on vacation to a foreign country, I don't need "American fast paced service" but I want to at least feel attended to, which was not the case for our single visit. PROS: Staff were awesome, very welcoming and were very understanding with my lack of Spanish speaking abilities. The grounds were super well kept and it's fun to be in a nature reserve which you can hike and hear the sounds of creatures all over. Our room even had a hammock on the deck! The bars had great drink options, we really enjoyed going up to the Rooftop bar at Hotel Mossai in the evenings as it felt like a trendy rooftop bar you'd find in LA or Vegas. Awesome activities on the resort. Hiking with a guide, kayaking + snorkeling at Los Arcos, but there is easy access to town (only a 15min cab ride to the El Malecon boardwalk, about 120-130 pesos). Also the gym was solid and had plenty of equipment including dumbbells (5-80lb), Smith Rack, typical cardio, yoga area (although couldn't find any mats), quasi Freemotion machine. The hotel was very affordable and I would recommend it, but you'll need to temper your expectations for the food.
What a lovely morning!! We headed out on kayaks and got to see manta rays flying out of the ocean surface!! A lovely kayak journey to los arcos with an opportunity to snorkel. Love that this was included with our all-inclusive stay!
julie p - Tucson, Arizona
Everything and everybody were wonderful except the awful cockroaches, roaches and ants in our otherwise very lovely room. We spent valuable vacation time killing pests in our room. Never knew what to expect when turning on the lights at night to go to the restroom. Told management day 1 upon check in and they sent maintenance with a hand held syringe to address the ant problem. Night 1 we discovered a live cockroach in our iron. We requested a full room spraying. In room BUGS can be controlled with a regular exterminating schedule. Please Spray For BUGS prior to guest arrival not after their WOW experience is ruined.
ddance65 - Centreville, Maryland
This is a beautiful resort. The staff was friendly. The spa is one of the nicest spas Iâ€™ve seen (Donâ€™t miss the hydrotherapy treatments.). There were some disappointments that put a damper on an otherwise great stay. First, the sales people for their timeshares were EVERYWHERE. We declined the timeshare presentation at the beginning of the trip, but were certainly reminded of it throughout the remainder of our stay. Every drink or meal you order, they ask if you have the 15% discount card that was offered with the timeshare presentation. We went to the Japanese restaurant, and because my husband was wearing sandals, we were only allowed to sit at the bar outside of the restaurant (hello, this is Mexico. No sandals???). However, moments later, one of the timeshare owners was allowed in the restaurant wearing flip flops. The nicest tables in the restaurants are reserved for timeshare owners (and the tables sat empty). Itâ€™s not like we didnâ€™t pay a significant amount of money to stay at their resort. Another disappointment is the $10 per day, per device charge for WiFi. This just makes the hotel seem cheap. Some simple changes from management could make this resort 5 stars. Right now, it is not.
Kristie A - Denver, Colorado
I gave management an opportunity to address my concerns prior to writing the review, but they demonstrated the only consistent trait they have, lack of care for their guests.The resort is pretty and overall the staff was good. I did have some pretty large areas of challenges from the resort. First, we had dinner at Hirochi at Hotel Mousai and had a very long piece of hair in our food which was disgusting, especially for a sushi restaurant. I am still surprised that something like that happened in a restaurant of that caliber. Moreover, it was more annoying because I received full spa treatment at Mousai and was told my husband and I could spend the day at the rooftop because it was our anniversary. However, we were not allowed up and told we could not use our all inclusive privileges, yet I still came back to support the hotel and during dinner had to deal with something as disgusting as a hair in our food. Second, the cleaning service was awful. In fact, one day they simply just did not come to clean and the other days the service was very poor. It does not matter how nice the room is if it is not kept clean it does not matter. Finally, the check in and check out service was quite disorganized in terms of informing us that things were settled when they were not. For the resort to hold itself as a five star resort, you cannot have things such as hair in food at the the nicest restaurant, its simply unacceptable. It makes me quite nervous to have something like that occur in any restaurant, but especially a sushi restaurant. Finally, the general manager of the hotel was not available and did not answer any of my emails prior to my arrival. That in itself is a disappointment. With my experience and involvement with various luxury hotels around the world, I am shocked that the general manager would not give me the courtesy in even making contact especially when I chose to spend two important occasions at the hotel. Puerto Vallarta is a great place with fantastic hotels, such as the Velas properties. Stay there instead.
PlovesTravel - Europe