Villa Vera Hotel & Racquet Club
Reviews of Villa Vera Hotel & Racquet Club
Not sure how it is now but in October 2003 when upgraded from Club Regina in Cancun, it was wonderful. We were on our honeymoon. We had one of the one bedroom suites with a shared pool originally. Seeing that it was not crowded we inquired about the villa, really a hacienda farthest up on the hill. After a day or two we were transferred. The villa had its own rustic outside kitchen and pool. The staff fixed us a terrific candlelight dinner. Tennis courts and spa on premise. Location is central on the Bay, so going right onto main road to shopping and town or left to the other beautiful resorts and restaurants was convenient. I also happened to get a kidney stone while on honeymoon and staff was terrific getting me to a decent hospital and doctor for treatment. Convenient by car to the cliff diving and sunset beach where the lagoon they filmed some of the Rambo movies was shot. We tend to go to the Cancun location due to its shorter distance for us and lower airfare from east coast.
When my husband and I arrived, initially we were a little disappointed. There are many steps and hills at this resort. After a couple days, however, the serenity, staff, the beauty and uniqueness and privacy of the resort totally besotted us. As many of the famous stars who stayed at Villa Vera, you never have to leave. Allow them to totally pamper you. You will not be disapointed. Make sure you see the grounds. If you close your eyes, you can almost hear the ghosts of the famous old stars.
Acapulco may have changed since its days as an exclusive Hollywood getaway, but at Villa Vera Hotel Spa and Racquet Club, the legend lives on. This hillside retreat has regained its glamour status following a $2 million renovation of its 69 unique accommodations.
Today the boutique hotel serves as a getaway for stellar travelers (Farrah Fawcett always asks for the presidential suite and Julio Iglesias has a private home on the hotel grounds) and any couple looking for peace, quiet, and privacy.
The resort offers guest rooms and junior suites but it is perhaps best known for its villas named for its most famous guests. Luxuriate during your stay in the privacy of the Lana Turner Villa (where the star lived for five years), the Rita Hayworth Villa or the Elizabeth Taylor Villa, where the violet-eyed movie icon vacationed yearly for nearly two decades. Villas have private swimming pools, outdoor bars and hydromassage tubs.
Many rooms have tubs perfect for a soak --a deux- -complete with a sea of bath bubbles. Lovers luxuriate in "Romance," a fragrance specially designed for Villa Vera. The hotel has also designed essential oils for its customers, a light, fruity aroma designed to trigger memories long after a vacationer returns home.
The memorable oil is only one of the amenities offered by the resort's new spa, considered by many to be the finest in Acapulco. Opened in December 1999, the spa was designed for quiet, luxurious pampering ranging from massage to wraps and facials. Special treatments include oxygenating facials designed to bring oxygen to the skin and delay the aging process, anti- stress massages, thermal mud wrap, and shower massage, a combination of relaxing manual massage and water pressure. The resort also offers a signature treatment--the Villa Vera Cocktail. This exclusive treatment combines mud, paraffin, and seaweed into a warm body wrap while the head and neck receive an aromatic essential oil massage.
The spa is also adding treatments of special interest to romantic travelers. Couples will be able to learn massage techniques on each other, using edible oils.