Grand Palladium Vallarta
Carretera Punta de Mita Km 11.5
Nuevo Vallarta, 63734 Mexico MX
Fitness Center: Yes
Day Spa: No
Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa
Palladium Vallarta Reviews
The Grand Palladium Vallarta is a sprawling resort the northern most area called Riviera Nayrit just north of Nuevo Vallarta. The Palladium Vallarta is 45 minutes North of Downtown Puerto Vallarta in the new Punta Mita Resort area. This 4- star resort has all the opportunity to be a great place to vacation. It is in the Mexican style with bright colors and atmosphere. It has 355 rooms that front a beautiful beach complete with beach lounges and palapas to enjoy the ocean views. Guests can enjoy a wide array of beach and water sports. There’s plenty to do whether lounging in the sun, swimming in the pool or visiting spa for a massage or facial.
355 Hotel Rooms, most with balcony, but not guaranteed, 2 Pools (of which one is an adults only pool) Jacuzzi, Poolside lounge, towel service, 4 Restaurants, Bars, Snack bar. Full Fitness Center and Spa, available for additional charge.
"My wife andI stayed at your resort from Jan. 26 to Feb.2 2013. We had a wonderful time. The people and the food were awesome couldn’t ask for any better. You people have something to be very proud of in that resort. The best to you all." – Ray and Beverly from Wetaskiwin Alberta, Canada
"By far, one of THE BEST Mexico vacation spots yet. The hotel/area was beautiful, the staff was friendly and courteous, and the food and accommodations were top notch. The surf averaged 4-5 foot the whole time we were there and the selections of surfboards that are free to guests were good enough for experienced surfers to enjoy many hours of long-boarding fun. We felt safe the entire time and enjoyed many walks along the beach away from the hotel finding nice seashells and colorful rocks. The live music every afternoon at 8:30 was nice and the Palladium shows at 9:30 were very entertaining and featured a different show each night. We will definitely go back again soon."
– William from Corpus Christi, Texas
"Experience: We have travelled to the Caribbean for 20 years once or twice each year…always all inclusive. Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Manzanillo and now Puerto Vallarta(never Cuba) Resort Too many stairs and ramps for most people. They get harder as the week goes on and your legs get tired of “climbing” constantly, every time you want a drink, bathroom, room, bar, food. Many of the stairs would never pass “code” in Canada as the rise and run of each step was much too big and irregular sizes. It was just a matter of time before somebody got hurt really badly at this resort and I am sure many were, during our stay. We saw many falls on patio stones and people with braces on their arms, legs and with canes. We are not sure if they came with these?? I slipped on a wet ceramic ramp once and hurt my back fairly badly. It is feeling better a week later now. The scenery was good at the shore and bay as Puerto Vallarta is. Pools: The main pool was ice cold and we didn’t ever go into it. Foliage shade, loud crap music, crowds and hustle and bustle (screaming young adults) deterred us from that. The beach was lovely and the surf was a nice noise maker with its big wave roar. The adult pool was a little too warm and crowded. The bar was close but you had to fight through chaise lounges to get around them. It was a tiny round pool, like you would have in your own backyard. Very scenic as it had the infinity edge toward the beach / ocean…cool effect. Too small to actually swim or barely float. Food Food was the strong playing card here as they used a few BBQ grills for lunch in the main buffet, but went back to a grill surface for suppers????. It took quite a while to figure out you could get a steak or pork chop for lunch but mostly only steamed food for supper. We attended the beach BBQ one night but got there just as the sun went down, froze and ate cold food from the wind and wait from the line-ups. We had to turn our table as the flood lights were at our face level and blinded us so we couldn’t see our plates. The ribs were too tough for a pork rib. By the time we returned from the buffet our coffee was totally cold. Need to wait until the lines are gone. The Italian restaurant was well done for the wedding, we attended, but we could never get into it again. The Mexican restaurant was the only one open on Sunday evening (most of the staff were gone home). The food was excellent but the service was terrible. We couldn’t even land a second glass of water and ran out without anything to drink for the last three quarters of the meal. The desert platter was brought with over half of the selections gone and we refused picked over deserts. We had to ask a waiter to please serve us. Typical Mexico. One waiter to a table or they will fall down and hurt themselves getting mixed up with more than one)..not impressed. Oriental restaurant was excellent and the service we got was excellent!. The main item in the food here was the lack of experience of the waiters and cooks at the buffet and specialty restaurants. I doubt anybody with experience was that moronic…just lazy. When the managers pass through, suddenly four of them are asking if you want water or something else. Much of grill foods were raw and undercooked as one would precook burgers and the relief cook would hand it out off the side of the grill, raw and cold in the middle. Water Two drinking bottles per day were installed in your room fridge. Make sure you remove them each day or they do not replace them unless you pay!! (some all inclusive!) We had no water one day at all and had to go thirsty. Any other pillows than the puff ball ones are charged on a special “pillow menu”. Hope you have no neck problems! Rooms This is an old resort and the rooms show it. You will have to carry around metal keys with a ring and a hard plastic tag that would barely fit in a pants pocket. PITA! The marble tiles are all crooked and cracked everywhere, bed fairly hard (added mattress pad foams, recently), cupboards too small for two peoples clothes to be shelved so you always have to dig under laundry to get anything clean or find gadgets you brought. Safes were good and easy to operate once a study of the combo system was made. Bathrooms were a disaster. Our sink was cracked in about 6-8 places, there was no strainer in the sink, so items dropped were gone, the hot water didn’t work in most rooms so I turned on the valve, which pissed water all over the floor for the whole week. The tub shower head was below my chin and the tub leaked continuously so it always took another towel to mop up the 1-2″ flood, every shower. (it wasn’t coming out of the shower curtain cracks, either). It ran out the bathroom door LOL SMELL !! This resort has obviously not cared for its clientele one bit as the septic leaching beds would overflow every night when they did laundry. The smell was so bad it would wake us up each night about 3-4 AM to a septic smell that felt like it would choke you. My wife got a soar throat on the second last day and I got one and a fever two days after coming home. Some friends felt sick, also and one was throwing up at home. This smell would come and go throughout the day at times and it was hard to locate. This resort staff was well aware of this as one night in the bar the smell came strong and then the distinctive smell of women’s powdery perfume followed. A waitress or hotel staff walked through the bar. The perfume reappeared ,later, when she walked back again, so I knew it was coming from her to cover up the disgusting septic smell. This resort needs to act responsibly, after the Playa Del Carmen explosion from fumes, December 2010. Their septic was most likely sized for one building, originally and overloaded with another four buildings. RUN DOWN…RUN DOWN and poor maintenance Late checkout They do not offer a late checkout but if you want to stay later they offer you own room until 4 PM for $40, 6 PM for $60 and after 6 PM another nights stay price." – Larry from Owen Sound, Ontario
"I stayed at the Palladium in Puerto Vallarta with my Mom in the middle of December of this year. I thought it was great, the staff was very friendly and the food was great. I went to the disco and the beach parties with a few girls I had met that were also staying at the resort and it was a lot of fun. The activity staff joined in the fun and all in all it was really enjoyable. I also really enjoyed the entertainment that was there, the shows every night were great. I would recommend it to my friends and I WILL be going back next year!" – Amanda from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
"I loved this place. The staff was fiendly and courteous. The food was great. The shows were fun. The disco had great music. We had a great time and we are planning our vacation again for this summer." – Blanca from Los Angeles, California