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Marival Residences Luxury Resort
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This was a last minute trip, I talked to our agent on Thursday and asked her to look into something we and our teens would enjoy. Friday morning I had an e-mail from her it was a bit more then we planned to spend. When I saw the the price included all the activities we wanted to do like Swimming with the Dolphins, Seals, Zip lining, Catamaran, Adult night cruise around the harbour I was in. The price of those activities sure passed the higher cost, so we left for it the next day. The resort was wonderful, staff was great as my kids got to know some of the waiters we would arrange our meal times around their shifts or sit in the area they were serving. For teens that are 17 & 19 that's impressive. The resort is very clean and the rooms have top of the line furniture and appliances(full kitchen and washer and drier). Food was very good we found our two favourites places to eat and we stuck to them. We also enjoyed the private beach and getting the cart ride to it was part of the fun. It runs every few minutes it wasn't a problem. Food was good from the menu and we had our private waiters on the beach. We will be back !

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room in that resort! This is a very high end resort!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2012

thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your rooms, the activities and the food at the restaurants. We sure look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Just returned from 10 glorious days at Marival Residence and WOW sums it up in a nutshell. The service is top notch, the food is not only a fiest for your eyes but your pallet as well. We were treated like royalty by everyone from the moment we arrived until we had to depart. Hope to return some day to see Hector again and all the wonderful staff who were so amazing.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2012

Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

the workers go way beyond doing their jobs they, actually go out of their way to help you and seem to enjoy doing it. The place is gorgeous, the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Food was excellent for an all inclusive. Drinks plentiful and quite strong. Staff is always around to sertve you.and pamper your every needs. Resort is geared to families , therev were a large number of kids possibly due to sporing break. Excursions were wonderful, but the snorkel excursion required a long walk to the beach and the water was very murky. Drinks and food complimentary. Not on the beach but not a big problem getting there with transportation running every few minutes.

Room Tip: Not much excitement in the evening.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank artiecRocklandCounty
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

We appreciate your sharing your wonderful vacation experience with other travelers. We are encouraged by your comments.

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Just got back from a weekend with my best friends. Everything was just perfection. The rooms were absolutely amazing, and every detail was luxurious to say the least. We had penthouses so we all had our own private roof top with an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The fact that we could call room service whenever we needed something made things so much easier. The staff was always super nice and attentive, and they truly care about their guests.

Food was absolutely outstanding as well. Great quality and selection. Lemon Grass by the pool has the best finger foods and drinks. There is nothing better than lounging on your chair while having some drinks and enjoying an amazing pool.

Overall, I definitely recommend this property, and I cannot wait to go back. This is, hands down, my favorite hotel in Nuevo Vallarta. Everything is top notch and it definitely is well worth the price. The beach club is also great and it takes a matter of minutes to go back and forth, so it was not an issue for us at all.

Great food and drinks, outstanding facilities and, best of all, great service provided by an excellent staff of very nice, hardworking people in the friendliest town of Mexico, as we would like to call it. Cannot wait to go back.

Room Tip: Definitely get a penthouse. So worth it! Private pool and rooftop. Amazing place to hang out and par...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Amazing – that’s all we can say about the Marival Residence & Spa. From the front desk, to the room service to the restaurants to the beach club, everything was just perfect. The Marival group must be so proud of their hotel and staff. From the moment we stepped into the hotel we were treated as special guests. The front desk staff of Max & Francisco were efficient and friendly; Carlos Gallardo Girón, Chief Concierge was so very helpful in all aspects. Our hotel room staff, just perfect. Our room was always so clean, tidy and inviting. When we left the hotel to go to golf in the taxi, Maria Burajas, security, always took our room number and upon our return requested it again. The bell-boy always spoke with the taxi driver before we left, confirming where we were going. The feeling of security was outstanding. The food was excellent, and so well presented.
We had a favourite in the “Lemmon Grass, we always felt welcome. We were always graciously greeted by Eladio the restaurant manager. Our usual servers were Manual, Rolando and Francesco. As we went to play golf in to the morning, it was our usual practice to have a drink afterwards (compliments of the Lemmon Grass bar staff) and then make our way to the Beach Club. Full menu and great service, thank you Ernesto & Paco. We also loved the attention we received at the Omaggio – again the food was excellent. The surf and turf at La Palapa was delicious, as were the tapas at the Insu, the wonderful lounge in the sky. Angel in the Wine Bar was a pleasure and is also a great football fan!
To say our suite was luxurious is an understatement. Everything about it was perfect, right down to the added touch of the turn-down service – we just loved the cookies or chocolates placed on the bed corner. The balcony overlooked the quiet “river” that runs alongside the right hand side of the hotel. It was a pleasure to sit on the balcony and look across the river, towards the swimming pool.
We were introduced to the hotels’ manager – Daphne Fernández, who was very approachable. Another excellent addition to the Marival group.
We would love to return to this little paradise in the lovely Nuevo Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit) area. Everything in and around the hotel was so clean and, as mentioned before, Marival group you must be proud of your accomplishment.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We were a family of 7 in 3 separate rooms and were upgraded to 4 bedroom penthouse suite. Awesome food and service. Just for your info though if you are interested in golfing the taxi ride is 1/2 hour away and $50 per person for cart so not exactly included. The Nicklaus and Weiskpof coureses were great but difficult. Also don't take the transfers from the hotel as they are too expensive and unreliable. Just take a taxi

Room Tip: Don't get a room near the skybar as the noise at night is horrible
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

We stayed here last year for two weeks and just got back from our one week holiday this year. The resort itself is amazing. Rooms - spacious with a wonderful balcony. Food - outstanding at all the restaurants and around the pool. So nice to not have to make reservations . Spa - one of the best massages I have ever had. Beach - would be nice to have a direct walkway to the beach as we prefer to walk instead of taking a golf cart but once you're there, it is wonderful. Service - I found it better than last year and Ricardo by the pool is fantastic.

Will we be back? Probably not and the reason being is that it has turned into too much of a kid/baby resort and there is no place on the property that is off limits to them. You couldn't sit in the hot tub without a bunch of 5 year olds coming in (without parents). You couldn't go the lounge and have a relaxing drink without kids running around and/or babies crying. We were told that it was so busy with kids because of spring break but 99% of them were not even school age. There were kids last year when we were there and it was not an issue at all but this year we felt like we were staying at a Disney resort. We are so disapppointed in that as this was the first time ever that we returned to the same resort and we were even looking into either buying or timeshare but not now. I don't think I would return until I was returning with grandkids of my own and then it wouldn't matter but we aren't at that stage yet. It would just be nice if there was a section of the pool, or the hot tub or a lounge that was kid free.

Other than that - the place is amazing!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marival Residences Luxury Resort

Address: Av. Paseo Cocoteros | Lote 53 Villa 8 11, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico (Formerly Marival Residences & World Spa)
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Business Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range: $359 - $1,401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marival Residences Luxury Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Something Different, Something Better! Beyond rooms or suites… the only luxury all-inclusive resort featuring modern Residences and Villas- so spacious from 1400 to 3940 sq ft! TripAdvisor Awards in Best Luxury, Best Family and Excellence. Award winning chefs offer a la carte international gourmet dining. Guests enjoy free tours, unlimited golf, VIP full service beach club and 5 star service, plus exchange privileges at sister hotel Marival Resort and Suites. Experience Melange World Spa with unique treatment rooms from 9 countries around the world. Special Kids and Teens programs too. Spacious all-inclusive Residences for couples and families are in the perfect locations. Demi-Pool Residences feature a “walk out” full service garden patio and secluded infinity pool. Ocean View Residences surround you with breathtaking views of the Pacific from sunrise to sunset. Rooftop Penthouses have private rooftop plunge pool and sundeck. For couples- renew your vows or get married for FREE with our FREE Wedding package! For families- the ultimate all-inclusive Family Emotion program with over 10 included extras customized just for your family! High-end Residences, indulgent services…nothing compares! Marival Residences Luxury Resort® is a 4 Diamond Award winner. A World Apart in a Class by Itself! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marival Vallarta
Marival Club
Grand Marival Nuevo Vallarta
Marival Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Marival Mexico
Nuevo Vallarta Marival
Marival Grand Club Suites Nuevo Vallarta
Marival Grand Hotel
Marival Vacation Club
Club Marival Mexico

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