Editor's Note: This property was formerly the Villa Vera Hotel & Racquet Club.
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May 20, 2007
From journal Mexico Riviera
March 7, 2006
From journal Acapulco es Bien? Si!
January 11, 2006
From journal Have Fun in Acapulco
Rothesay, New Brunswick
October 12, 2005
The resort is built on a hillside, so some of the units require quite a hike from check-in. My unit was at the top of the resort. I was, however, shuttled with my bags to my room. My unit was for two, so there was plenty of space, as I was alone in the unit. The units for three are much better, as they have a private balcony with a private pool.
From journal Weekend in Acapulco
October 3, 2005
It is near the center where there are all the restaurants, bars, and clubs and the beach.
This resort is a very calm and relaxing place. It has several swimming pools, tennis courts, and a spa. You can stay there all day if you want to, because you will have things to do.
It is a luxurious hotel. All the units are big, comfortable, and well decorated, with air-conditioning. There is a new and old part, but even in the old part you can find the same conditions. This old part reminds me of the colonial style and is very romantic. It has a beautiful view to the garden, a very nice swimming pool, and an elegant restaurant. All the units are built between gardens and swimming pools.
From journal Six week in Mexico City as a RCI Global Guide
by John Mills
Mexico City , Mexico
September 26, 2005
The unit I was given was comfortable, and the air-conditioning was a great plus for this season, when weather tends to be close to the 90's or higher. Another plus was the swimming pool right outside the unit and the fact that it was quite peaceful and without crowds.
While at the resort, you must definitely give its restaurant a try. Though reasonably priced, food there is delicious and quite fresh, and they even take care of baking their own bread, which is extremely fresh and delicious.
The staff at the resort is courteous, which will make you feel at home.
Regarding places outside the resort, there are plenty of restaurants and nightclubs you can enjoy. You could go to Ika Tako, where seafood and a great variety of bowls of sauce to choose from are served. Another good, cheap place would be Tacos & Beer. If clubbing is your goal, you should try Carlos & Charlie's or Señor Frogs, though you can find many other places along the main avenue, Costera Miguel Aleman.
If you haven't been to Acapulco before, don't forget to take the trolley trip, which will take you along the main avenue, providing you with a tour guide who will give you a bit of historical background. Some of the places you will see along the trip will be the Fuerte de San Diego and also the Quebrada, where the famous cliff divers can be seen.
It is a must to get to the beach and spend a few hours there enjoying great sunshine and the water. You will have a great time there; just make sure to bring some sandals so you don't get your feet burned due to the hot sand.
As a whole, I must say that Acapulco is a good place to stay. Not only will everybody's vacation needs will be met, but budget, sunny days, and friendliness will make this one of the best vacations in your life.
From journal Sunny Weekend in Acapulco!!
Mexico City, Mexico
August 31, 2005
The restaurant served good food but closed at 6pm. There are multiple nicer restaurants that one can visit in Acapulco in the evening. A spa offers a variety of treatments.
The room had an attached bath and cold A/C. The evenings were quiet, and the noises from the louder hotels on the beach strip don't reach to the Villa Vera. Beach towels can be borrowed from the hotel to take down to the ocean. It is a 5-block downhill hike to the beach.
This hotel has been a playground for the rich and famous over the years. Small displays around the resort describe the antics of Brigid Bardot, Farrah Fawcett, the Prince of Monaco, and others. Julio Iglesias keeps a home that connects to the resort.
The concierge will offer a "free" breakfast to hear about Club Regina, their timeshare group. We passed and didn't get hassled about it.
From journal 3 Days in Acapulco
April 2, 2004
From journal Second Honeymoon in Acapulco
by EDGAR EB8
mexico city, Mexico
March 18, 2004
You will be paying only the international exchange fee and you will be staying on a resort that charges you about $300 US per night.
From journal Villa Vera Hotel & Raquet Club
San Diego, California
September 23, 2003
There is a main pool with a swim up bar and a large Jacuzzi just a half flight down that also has a swim up bar. Both of these pools have views of the bay. There are other smaller pools located in different parts of the resort. The restaurant is next to the main pool, the food was great and fairly reasonably priced.
Acapulco is a city that saw its hey-day in the 60's and 70's and a steep decline in the 80's and 90's as Los Cabos, Vallarta, Cancun and Mazatlan took over the spotlight. They are dumping a bunch of money into improvements and are trying to make a comeback. The people sense this and I felt safer there than anywhere else I've been in all of Mexico. The service was impeccable everywhere. The Villa Vera is one of the better places to stay, but if you go you must spend a few nights at Las Brisas. I'm writing another journal about my stay there which really made our vacation.
We toured the Mayan Place and it is quite beautiful, but DO NOT get roped into a presentation there. See my post in the message boards regarding that very unpleasant experience.
Pictures will be added soon.
From journal Villa Vera Hotel & Racquet Club - RCI Review #9