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Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
Ranked #35 of 53 Hotels in Manzanillo
Toronto
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Will not go back”
Reviewed 23 February 2009

The hotel needs a major renovation! The rooms are dirty, and the plumbing is a 100 years old. On the 2nd day we asked to have our room switched. The new room was better in terms of the layout but still dirty and old. We found a huge bug in the room, the showers were not cleaned everyday and the bed is rock hard. The resort itself is not very well lite either.
It seems like a time share for locals, there were a lot of locals vactioning there.
The food is okay, not much variety and could have more fruit
The pool is okay, nothing spectacular
The beach is great but a long walk and you have to pay to use the chairs.
The only good thing about this place is the location and the entertainment. The animation team were awesome! Chris, Daniel, Alessandro...they kept everyone entertained ( and not bad to look at either)
The shows were great! the kids loved them.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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niagara falls, ON
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2009

Resort had a great location, beautiful rooms and views, lush gardens, great food, great pool, great entertainment. The Beach was dirty, rough and generally unusable but the weather was great.

  • Liked — Rooms, views, food, pool
  • Disliked — Beach
  • Stayed January 2006, travelled as a couple
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Fresno
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2008

My husband and I stayed at Maeva for a week. Walking to our room was a work out, which was greatly needed. The daily activities were fun and engaging. You could choose to participate or not. The best part was the FOOD. It was authentic, delicious Mexican cuisine. Those of you who complain about it are a bit confused about the country you are traveling too. The experience was perfect because we kept an open mind, were patient, and tried new things. We are going back in December.

  • Liked — The price and food
  • Disliked — all was satisfactory
  • Stayed December 2005, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank MEIFresno
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Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2008

Probably the best entertainment crew I have ever witnessed! between the sports organised during the day, to the shows in the evening, to the competitions at night, the Amigo's never fail to impress....

Beautiful grounds, fantastic staff and an incredibly good looking chief made for a memorable stay! i'm just sorry my stay was cut short by an irish football club :D

Amigos include Jenny (papaya), Chris (Pescado), Cesar, Alicia, Alisha, JPabs, Cote, Davide, Jess, Memo and too many others to name......

Wishing every future success

  • Liked — Fun Staff
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled solo
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3 Thank Gln_8
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vancouver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2008

This place was by far the worst "resort" i have ever stayed at..people should not pay to go there..people should BE PAYED to go there...
horrible, bugs in bed, dirty beds, pools, horrible food, stray hungry cats running around everywhere..this is a local mexican favourite holiday spot, so unless you want to be stared down by a bunch of mexicans while trying to enjoy the disco, i suggest you find another resort. Oh and by the way, the beach, is NOT a beach..and it is probably a 15 minute walk from the hotel to the beach, gross sand, horrible water, plus you have to pay to use a chair. HORRIBLE HORRIBLE RESORT I CANT EVEN BEGIN TO TELL YOU TO NOT GO THERE.

  • Liked — leaving
  • Disliked — arriving
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank mikeydd
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Reviewed 23 June 2008

I booked a 3 night stay at Maeva it was highly recommended by a family member who stood at the resort about ten years ago. When we got there the A/C in the room did not work it took maintenance 2 hours for them to check it out. He gave me some laim excuse that it took the A/C unit 7 hours to cool. I called reception to change me rooms which took them 1 hour to change rooms. The room was filthy and not clean at all the bathroom had no towels and had used hand soap laying beside the sink, to top it off the A/C in that room did not work ethier. Over all the rooms, service and food were bad the only good thing they had was the comedy show late in the day. if you looking for a resort that you and your family are going to enjoy this is not the place.

  • Liked — Comedy Show
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with family
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Thank ElCortez001
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Waterloo, Ontario
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2008

My husband was doing the triathlon in Manzanillo, which was being hosted by Maeva, so we decided that we might as well stay there. Compared to other all inclusive hotels in the area, Maeva also seemed to be one of the cheapest.

When we arrived at the check in area there were a few people ahead of us so we did expect to have to wait a bit, but this turned into half an hour. Check in is not done very efficiently and we did not get an overly friendly vibe from the people behind the desk.
Checkout would prove to be the same thing.

We were with another couple and they got a room in the 300's (if I am not mistaken). These rooms do not have a view of the ocean. We were given a room in the 600's (again don't quote me on this) and had a spectacular view of the ocean. Both rooms were equally dated with the tacky bedspreads. But with a spectacular view of the ocean ,like we had, you care less about the room.
Our room appeared clean. We had some trouble with our toilet, which overflowed once. We asked to have it looked at, and someone did come, but he had only mediocre success, as the level of the water in the toilet would sometimes still come up very high when you flushed. I think the whole plumbing system needs and overhaul.

The grounds were well maintained and there were constantly people out there working away at it. The grounds are very extensive, so you will do quite a bit of walking to get to different places where they have activities and food, but that's ok bc one tends to overeat on these all inclusive retreats. The beach is nice but being a busier weekend, there were some little wrappers and pieces of plastic in the sand.
Food is ok. Not a big fan of Mexican food. They could have had more fruit. The Italian restaurant on the grounds is very good.
Waiters and staff around the grounds are friendly enough.

If you do go, ask for a room with an ocean view. Don't expect a sleek crisp room (unless they do a make over), but you are not getting something that is insufferable either. You can expect well maintained grounds and lost of nice areas to relax and enjoy the sun.

  • Liked — Grounds
  • Disliked — Dated rooms
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Fornur
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Property: Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
Address: Km 12.5 Carretera Barra de Navidad - Manzanillo, Manzanillo 28860, Mexico
Phone Number:
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Colima > Manzanillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Manzanillo
#9 Spa Hotel in Manzanillo
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 450
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

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