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Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Southfield, Massachusetts
1 review
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“"The Best time of our lives!!"”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This was the best trip!!!! The accommodations were superb, and the staff was excellent!! Some of the staff that really impressed and went out of their way to make our stay great were Norma, and Mario. The staff made sure that the residences and their surroundings were immaculate; and they were so pleasant All the Time!!!! We were so impressed, that we have already decided to return!!!
The bed was a little too firm for my husbands taste, but other than that, there were NO complaints!!!
Thank you Marival Residences for a great vacation, it was HEAVENLY!!!!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, 17 October 2014
Dear Traveler
Thank you for posting a review of our resort on this web site. We value guests' opinions as they help us improve our services and facilities. We are very pleased to know that we hit our goal of exceeding your travel expectations during your recent stay here. We look forward to greeting you back in the near future.
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Truly a first class experience. We have been there three times and hope to visit again next year. Loved, Loved, Loved swimming with the sea lions. Terrific beach and beach service. We especially appreciated the daily help and advise from the concierge, Carlos.

Room Tip: Higher floor equals better view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, 17 October 2014
Dear Traveler
Thank you for posting a review of our resort on this web site. We value guests' opinions, specially when coming from repeat guests of many years like you. We are very pleased to know that your travel expectations were exceeded and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

The VIP Beach staff were AMAZING! Francisco is 5 star on his own,and Angel (Poppy) was our High School Seniors' (four friends on Spring Break) new best friend. If Karen and Ernesto are working the beach - you'll be well taken care of! I just HAD to start with that so everyone can see what makes a vacation at The Marival Residences the superior experience that it is - The service staff are exceptional.
The all inclusive vacation is a fairly standard package for American travelers heading to the beaches of Mexico. What sets your experience apart is the quality of the beach, the room,, the food the drinks and the single most important aspect for a truly relaxing experience - the service staff. The Marival Residences offers the highest quality across the board.
As this property has hundreds of reviews, I'll leave the room and beach to others to review, so on to the food! Enough can not be said about the quantity, availability, variety, and most of all, the quality of the food. If you have kids - no worries - standard American "kid friendly" food is available. But - If you are traveling with people who enjoy fine cuisine - just TRY to order everything you want to taste. With 7 people vacationing for a week we still missed a few items. OK - the lamb, duck pot stickers and smoked salmon blinis at INSU were sooooo good, we just had to have them twice.
The drinks and wine are all top shelf, and if you don't know what to try, just ask the bar tender - he'll invent something - trust me - I wanted to try pear and mango vodkas. Reuben at Brunello just started mixing, and it was really tasty! Again - the service staff are the shining jewel of the experience.
My idea of a quality vacation is pure relaxation. The only way to be relaxed, is to have no worries. That is what quality service staff do for you. The Marival Residences staff is exceptional. My favorite example - Francisco met me the first day. Each day after that I had my margarita on the rocks in my hand without even asking. And that was just the start of the day - it only got better from there.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, 3 October 2014
Dear Traveler
Thank you for posting such an extensive, insightful review of our resort on this web site. Guests' opinions are always welcome, as we constantly strive to improve. We are happy to know we hit our goal to exceed your travel expectations, and that you enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to a new opportunity to serve you in the near future.
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

There are several stand out features of the property, and a few draw backs depending on your trip needs. Here are the high points:
Rooms: They're amazing. They're really apartments, and spacious, well appointed ones at that. We traveled with our two teen aged kids and stayed in a two bedroom, ocean view unit. You can see from the web site how they're laid out. Suffice to say, they're great - the pictures don't lie. it was also great having a washer/dryer unit in the room (bring detergent). It really cut down on what we packed.
Service: Excellent. Across the resort, everyone was very friendly, helpful and eager to please. Its what you see at five star resorts. We didn't have a single experience with staff that wasn't superb.
Pool area: Its very nice and very low key, which is a positive or negative depending on what you're looking for in a resort. There is excellent pool side service for food/beverage. (I recommend the margs - quite good). One negative - the adult jacuzzi area is strangely not well heated.
Resort generally: This leads to a bigger point, which is that the resort is ideally suited for families with small kids or older couples wanting a quiet, low activity trip. Its not really ideal for teen aged kids - there just isn't much for them to do on site. The sister beach side resort is very large and not nearly as nice. The beach area is nice place to veg out, but given its distance from the Residences, you can't just skip back and forth without waiting for rides. The wait and distance aren't long, but you sort of need to commit to going to the beach.
Food: Its fine. In my view when you go to an all inclusive you shouldn't expect culinary perfection. We had a few decent meals and the service was always excellent. You won't go hungry.

In short, if you are traveling with family, especially with young kids, this a great spot. Awesome family friendly rooms, easy to navigate resort area, no chair or restaurant seating problems, and PV has amazing weather. I would probably seek somewhere else with teen age kids.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, 3 October 2014
Dear Traveler
Thank you for posting such a comprehensive review of our resort. We value guests' opinions as they help us to improve our services and facilities. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your accommodations, the service from the staff and the quality of food in our restaurants. We look forward to greeting you again in the near future.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We just came back from our 10th year in a row staying at Marival (8 years at the Resort and 2 years at the Residences).

Every year that we go we always wonder if things can get better - and every year it has! This year we stayed at the Residences again, and we were amazed by the consistency and quality of the service and the high standard of food quality! The menu's have been updated at many of the restaurants, and the Sunday buffet poolside is a winner! There was 22 of us this year on our extended family vacation, and my brother - who is a gold member - said the new Gold Member Beach Club was a "game changer"! The prawns are amazing!

What makes Marival so special is the staff, and I am not surprised that we keep seeing so many of the same fantastic long-term employees! Miriam at the Casa Bella, Adriana at the Kids Club, Nadia and Fabian at the new Gold Member Beach (he was awesome)... too many great staff to mention. I can only assume its a great place to work as the staff all seem so engaged to provide a great experience.

We love it there, and our two boys (10 and 7) love it more than us! I even asked my oldest son if he was having a great time this year cause we were at the Residences and most of his cousins were at the Resort... and he said...his words... It was "Marivalous"!!

If you want a great all-inclusive in Mexico - go to Marival... you won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: At the Residences ask for the top floors to get the great views!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, 3 October 2014
Dear Traveler
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our resort. We value guests' opinions, specially those from repeat guests of many years like you. We are pleased to know you and your family enjoyed your stay here, and specially the service from the staff. It is great to know that we hit our goal of exceeding your travel expectations again. We look forward to a new opportunity to serve you in the near future.
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Red Deer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Spent our 41 wedding anniversary at the Marival Residences and had a luxurious relaxing 2 weeks. Was somewhat concerned about not being directly on the beach but didn't need to worry. Some of the pluses are- amazing pools, & pool service with no pounding music & nobody bouncing volley balls . The best cuisine we've had at a Mexican resort( & we've been to other 5 stars.)Staff were great ( especially Ruben at Brunello) Quick walk or cart ride to the beach club at the sister resort & an amazing set up for Residance members only. Spectacular beach that goes on forever. Our condo was large & spacious & lacked nothing. One thing we totally enjoyed was the large firepit with seating, to enjoy an after dinner cocktail under the stars, awesome. Would definitely return.

Room Tip: 3rd floor & up have best ocean view but they're all beautiful
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear Traveler
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent vacation experience here. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed our cuisine, the pools, and the service from our staff. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

This is our second time at the Marival. We were there in December of 2012 and January 2014. We love everything about this resort. It is not right on the beach which may bother some people but not us. We love the service, the atmosphere, the pool area, the food and the smallness of the resort. The only minor thing was that the beds are hard but we have them add a mattress pad and that makes it quite a bit better. One of the best parts is that it is an all inclusive but there are no crazy line ups to book restaurants which usually end up being below par. I am not a big fan of buffet eating and this resort does not have a buffet. There are 3 great spots to eat, 2 in the evening. If they were busy we would just go into the wine bar and have a beverage and snack and then go back. The snacks in the lounge were great as well.
We are all looking forward to a return trip in the next year.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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MarivalResorts, Marketing & Social Media at Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Dear Traveler
Thank you for posting a review of your vacation experience here. We value guests' opinions, specially those from repeat guests like you. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the pool and the service from our staff during your stay here. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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Property: Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta
Address: Blvr Nuevo Vallarta y Paseo de los Cocoteros s/n | 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 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Business Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta 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
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Marival Grand Club Suites Nuevo Vallarta
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