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Villa Vera

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Lomas del Mar 35, Acapulco, Guerrero
Category: 4 stars
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Club Regina is a Mexican timeshare development company that now owns and operates Villa Vera Acapulco, one of the legendary hotels from Acapulco’s grand era when it was really the only Mexican tourist destination on the Pacific Coast. The Raintree Vacation Club is the vehicle whereby members (fractional owners) can reserve their rooms. The hotel also gladly accepts reservations from non-members. In fact, anyone willing to receive a sales presentation from Club Regina can, if otherwise pre-qualified, receive a promotional discount on a three night stay.

For travelers not phased by the timeshare nature of the resort, Villa Vera has its classic beauty and charm, and also a newly remodeled, modern face. The emphasis is on sophistication and luxury in the "civilized" context of generations past.

The hotel is a quiet, upscale retreat, with a complete infrastructure and impeccable service. It is somewhat small, considering the completeness of its amenities, which include a full spa and gym, clay tennis courts and paddle tennis platforms. Just 59 different accommodations are available: six villas, and the remainder divided almost evenly between suites and rooms. Some of the villas have their own private pools. Villa Vera is considered a boutique hotel.

The Villa Vera Spa and Racquet Club, as it has traditionally been called, was established in 1950 on what locals call "the old Costera,” a higher vantage point on the rocks above Acapulco Bay and the beach. The hotel is about one-half kilometer above what has come to be known as "Playa Condesa." Before becoming a grand hotel, the Villa Vera was a private estate. It was the one-time haunt of the Hollywood set, and Lana Turner is said to have settled into Villa Vera for three years.

Hotel Information

Services & Amenities: 

The front desk functions 24 hours per day. A boutique and a deli are on the premises. Internal transportation is provided around the grounds. The hotel provides all normal services of housekeeping and laundry, bellhop, cable TV, safe deposit boxes, a concierge desk, ice, and free parking. The concierge can provide information about Acapulco activities, arrange for a baby sitter if required, and help with car rental or any other matters that may arise. A doctor is on call on a 24 hour basis. Room service is provided until 10 pm (6 pm during low season).

Rooms: 

All the rooms, suites and villas at Villa Vera are decorated in a blend of modern Mediterranean and Mexican styles and colors. All come with the amenities that travelers have come to expect: a coffee maker and hair dryer, air conditioning, direct dial telephone with voice message service, and cable TV. Some accommodations come with their own private plunge pools. Many have a wide view of Acapulco’s storied beachfront and bay.

Dining & Drinks: 

Bar Stardom is Villa Vera’s main bar, reminiscent of the days when movie stars were constantly in residence and described as a "hot spot” for the most creative cocktails in the tropics. Bar Stardom is open daily from 7:30 am until 10:30 pm (closes at 6 pm in low season).

Mango’s Juice Bar can be found by the tennis courts, and offers great refreshments, with or without the alcohol.

The Pool Bar at Villa Vera deserves to be famous: According to the old timers, it was the first swim-up bar in Mexico, if not the world.

The Palma Real is a gourmet restaurant with a spectacular view of Acapulco’s bay and a classy, romantic ambiance. The chef prepares special dishes, usually with plenty of continental or international options, and traditional Mexican favorites. The restaurant serves three meals daily. (During the low season the restaurant is not open for dinner.)

Health & Beauty: 

Many guests, both tourists and locals, come to Villa Vera just because of the Villa Vera Spa and Fitness Center. The spa's layout and facilities are the picture of luxury, supported by a staff dedicated to pampering the client in every way. Milk baths, algae treatments and massages are all on the complete menu of services. A beauty parlor is also provided for guests. In the exercise facility guests will enjoy the latest is workout equipment and free weights.

Golf: 

The hotel is very close to Acapulco’s golf club, which offers a challenging and very well maintained 9-hole golf course.

Tennis: 

On-site, the hotel offers guests two illuminated clay courts and also two illuminated paddle tennis platforms.

Meetings & Conventions: 

The Villa Vera will gladly organize meetings of all kinds, from board meetings to family celebrations. Two special locations on the property are especially well-suited for private events. Casa Lisa is Villa Vera’s very exclusive hacienda for special gatherings and parties for up to 400 attendees, possibly more, depending on configuration. The facility has a large swimming pool and floral gardens. The staff of Villa Vera can provide all the decorations, catering, refreshments, and even arrange for live entertainment if requested. A smaller venue, called Hall Laurel, is also available for special events. Surrounded by gardens, it has a capacity of 100 invitees.

Pools: 

The literature on Villa Vera indicates that there are 17 swimming pools. Most of these are private pools, either associated with individual villas or the Casa Lisa. The main pool is a large, inviting pool with a sun patio for quiet sunbathing. A hot tub below the main pool is provided for adult guests.

Weddings: 

The hotel is a particularly good setting for a wedding. It is said that Elizabeth Taylor married Mike Todd in one of the Villas at Villa Vera. The Hall Laurel, is the best venue for wedding receptions for up to 100 persons, as it is surrounded by gardens and supported by the attentive service from the hotel events and catering staffs.

Policies: 
  • Check-in time is 4:00 pm, and check-out time is 10 am.
  • No non-smoking rooms or wheel-chair access rooms are provided

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