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Marival Residences Luxury Resort
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Portland, Oregon
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“I can't wait to go back again”
Reviewed 29 May 2012

My Mother, my friend, my boyfriend and I left Marival today and it was very hard to leave. We had such a great experience. The concierge, Carlos was fantastic and so was Reggie, both were so friendly and helpful. They made sure our all of our activities in and around town were taken care of. If you have a chance to, go ask Carlos to set you up with the Sea Lion excursion. We did both the dolphin and the sea lion and enjoyed the sea lion excursion the best. I highly recommend it.

The rooms were beautiful! Very spacious, and very comfortable with modern decor. I was worried about the bed being a little firm but I slept like a baby and was so satisfied with the sleep we got. We had housekeeping twice a day, which is another reason why it was so hard to leave. Full Kitchens, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, flat screen T.V.s in each bedroom, washer/dryer, huge balcony with cozy outdoor furniture, I-pod hook up in master bedroom. Too top it off we had a beautiful view of the ocean and the pools.

The food was excellent, everything we had was made to order and how we wanted it. The wait-staff here was always on top of everything we needed. They were all charming and had great personalities, I have never stayed at a place where each staff member smiled so often. They were cracking jokes with us all the time. We really enjoyed the three restaurants on the Residences and wish we had more time to check out the Resort where the other restaurants, and the night clubs were. There were just so many other things to do we didn't have enough time. Last night we had such a fun time Insu Sky Lounge, the view and the infinity pool were awesome. Angel and all the other staff working there last night really showed us great time. You guys rocked!

I highly recommend this place and I can't wait to go back. I would like to thank all the staff here for making our vacation so wonderful. Next time we will be staying longer then five days. =)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

We went on our honeymoon last week. It was incredible! The service was amazing. Every person who works at the hotel was so nice and helpful. The food was excellent. We loved everything we tried. It's a relaxed and calming environment. The tours the hotel connected us to were excellent. Our room was clean, great air conditioning, and had every amenity possible. We will definitely go back to the Marival Residences in the future. Best trip we have taken.

Room Tip: Penthouse in the corner was amazing!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We had such a wonderful time at Marival that we returned with our 3 Grandaughters age 2,4,&5 ( and their parents) they had a wonderful time, loved the shallow kids pool, got totally spoiled by Wenz and Ricardo during the day at the pool, by Margarito and his team at breakfast, Grace loves Nellies made to order eggs! And by all the waiters at Omaggio, Lemmon Grass and Insu in the evenings, no matter where we ate the food was incredible, always lots of variety. Kids club was a big hit for them always coming out with their faces painted or new crafts to show us, they liked going there more than the beach! If you are looking for a place to party this is probably not your hotel but if you want beautiful rooms, great service, 1st class food, quiet pools and relaxation this is the place for you. It was so much fun that the Grandkids were very disappointed we couldn't just move there. It was a very windy week in Nuevo Vallarta so we actually were happy that we were not Ocean Front. Order memory foam mattress pads as soon as you get there and your sleep will be great.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 28 May 2012
Dear Traveler. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our resort. We find your insights both useful and encouraging. We look forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

We stayed here in late March. This place is calming, not crowded, relaxing, and upscale. The jacuzzi is large and secluded with beds and, of course, bar service! The employees are friendly and helpful and have something lacking in most AI's - personality! My favorite places are the Insu Sky Lounge and the VIP beach club. The Insu has amazing views and great appetizers - you can make a meal out of them! and the VIP beach club has great lunch items - if you like shrimp then save your appetite from breakfast and eat here! Both Paco and Ernesto run there butts off to serve you. Plus you have cushy seats and umbrellas if needed - sometimes they have suntan lotion and reading materials. In the evening after dinner try the deep fried oreos - yum! If you need a place to come to reward yourself for a hectic, stressful, year then this is the place. I really can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 28 May 2012
Dear Traveler. We appreciate you sharing your insights. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

My family and I just returned from this very special resort. As a travel agent, I have stayed at many extraordinary resorts. Marival is on the very top of my list as a resort with great food, service and extraordinary accommodations. As an all-inclusive resort, we did not pay for food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and top notch side trips, my favorite was playing with Marina, a very friendly sea lion. It is also a great value given the rates.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a penthouse - private pool.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort, responded to this review, 28 May 2012
Dear Traveler. Thank you for a very well informed review of our resort. We value your comments, and are sure others travelers will benefit from them as well. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this resort. It is smaller than some of the others in Mexico, and I really liked it! 5 swimming pools including 3 infinity pools and one pool that has gradual entry for children to play. One of the pools is a secluded adults only and is beautifully landscaped. Facility is very well maintained and the units!! GORGEOUS. I called them a unit and not a hotel room because they are basically condos. Well appointed with flat screens, modern kitchen, granite, stone and a large balcony. Although this resort is not on the beach, you can still see the ocean and frankly, Puerto Vallarta does not have the prettiest beaches so I really did not miss it. However, if you cannot live without the sand between your toes, just grab a quick shuttle to the larger Marival property and you can go to the beach there. I will tell you that THIS Marival resort is MUCH nicer and newer than the one next door. The one next door looks tired.

Food was very, very good here - I am still missing their chilaquiles! Service - excellent - really is. We plan to go back here. Great experience. Truly is all inclusive - husband played golf and said the course was amazing. I went to the spa and it was lovely. The restaurant on the top floor has a direct view of the ocean AND an infiniti pool!!!

Room Tip: We actually were on the backside of the resort and it was still lovely. I don't think you could...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

We stayed 12-19 May 2012. From the moment we arrived to the spa, the included excursions, the beach, pool, sky bar, wine bar, concierge, everything was perfect. I enjoyed that design features of the hotel. The beautiful modern rooms, L'Occitane bath products, four diverse worldly menus, caring staff - classy all the way around. I wish every resort was like this. Nowhere else that I saw compares to this. If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful, clean, peaceful, getaway, this is where you want to go.
Highly recommended. You will not regret it. We were so thankful that we followed the other reviewers and decided on Marival Residence. It was a perfect trip.
Would recommend golfing, spa (not to be missed) and Yelapa tour.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Marival Residences Luxury Resort
Address: Av. Paseo Cocoteros | Lote 53 Villa 8 11, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, 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 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Business Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Marival Residences Luxury Resort 4.5*
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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