I stayed at the Gran festivall Jan 30/12 to Feb 13/12.What attracted me to this resort was the low rate for single occupancy.I read some of the reviews here,and I was surprised with the divergence of opinion.They either loved it or hated it.Well I thought it was great.
It is a resort for the locals and I found that the Mexicans are very family oriented and i enjoyed watching them interact..
The foreign visitors that I met are mainly Canadian,and I found it strange that some of them travelled with US currency when Canadian currency is very widely accepted except of course for the loonie and tonnie: no bank will accept foreign coins
One of the bus boys asked me if I would buy $20.00 worth of Canadian coins.I gave him a 200 peso bill and he was very happy. I felt guilty because I gave him $16.00 in exchange. So don't tip with a loonie or toonie. The front desk will give you small change for the pesos you can obtain at the on site ATM .They also have 2 computers available,free.Just go to the front desk and ask for them to enter the password...BTW the @ symbol is "alt Q" or "alt 2".
They also have daily activities co-ordinated by the performers of the nightly entertainment,all of whom speak English,four of them couldn't speak Spanish. Because this resort is so huge ,they even have a bicycle tour of the grounds. The nightly entertainment is a "must see",very professional especially the Black Light show, Although a lot of it is in Spanish,most of it is mimed.
I thought the food was great,lots of variety with various theme days i.e.Chinese ,Italian International...the soup is always good, but I don't know what they do to their beef,,they must use a recipe from Wrigley's chewing gum.
There are many active tours available but if you prefer a leisure one,check out the mini van tour to the state capital,Colima.For 700 pesos each you will see ancient ruins and an active volcano.
When choosing a room,make sure you are as far away from the Night Club as possible. It's open till 4 AM on week ends and the rythmic "boom boom" may hamper your plans at sleeping.
i would visit this resort again with my grand kids,,,they would love it,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort Manzanillo .. a beautiful property located at Miramar beach facing the blue waters of the Mexican Pacific. 32 acres of fun. An unique all inclusive experience. ALL INCLUSIVE• All meals buffet style plus optional a la carte dinner dining/domestic beer, wine & mixed drinks from 11 am-1am/4 restaurants (dress code applies)/4 bars. And beach club.• Entertainment/disco (adults only)/dance hall (children allowed)• 5 pools/children’s pool/adult pool/water slides/gym/archery• 10 tennis courts (6 lit) scuba & snorkeling lessons.• Children’s program (ages 4-12). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Festivall All Inclusive Hotel Manzanillo
- Hotel Maeva Manzanillo
- Resort All Inclusive Maeva Manzanillo
- Club Maeva Manzanillo Mexico
- Maeva Manzanillo