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Ocean Breeze Nuevo Vallarta
Ranked #24 of 28 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
Reviewed 27 December 2012

My wife and I recently stayed for a week in the Sea Garden/Ocean Breeze. The rooms were spotless, with housecleaning staff making what seemed like several visits per day. Daily tips (20 pesos) bring them out in force. The front desk staff, bellhops and waiters were always friendly and the hotel had a more mature ambience without the younger, partying louts you often find at some other spots. The hotel may not be as lavish as the Mayan Palace and the newer Grand Lux and Grand Bliss down the road but in the oceanview rooms you're closer to the beach and can enjoy the sound of waves crashing ashore. The restaurant and snack bar food was decent but we preferred sampling the local restaurants within walking distance -- try Eddie's, Pour Que Nos, La Coin and Prime 159. The only event was a sudden chemical smell appearing in the bathroom of our suite as we were preparing to check out, prompting us to flee the room immediately. Staff eventually dealt with it but the source appeared to be the tub's drain. We did notice a worker on the floor below wheeling his cart in the vicinity and wonder if it was connected. Maggie, who acts like a concierge while doing the old time-share sign-up, is a delight, providing plenty of information about the area, what to do and where to go. But if you feel the least bit vulnerable, don't agree to the time-share presentation even with the offer of discounts to attractions and hotel charges. It lasts close to five hours and the sales people have trouble taking no for an answer. All in all a very nice hotel, lovely pool and foliage, and diligent staff keeping everything clean. I'd stay there again but would skip the time-share presentation.

Room Tip: Choose oceanreview suites or studios and you won't regret it.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

This was our second stay at the Ocean Breeze/Sea Garden and we enjoyed it very much. The rooms are spotlessly maintained by a diligent and friendly housekeeping staff and the small property is lush and gorgeous. The food is consistently fantastic.

The lobby has a beautiful waterfall feature that creates a serene atmosphere, but we were surprised on this second trip to find that it has been spoiled by loud new age-type music coming out of hidden speakers around the waterfall. This music booms up the atrium and is very audible in many of the rooms, making an afternoon nap impossible. We even needed to turn up the TV loud to hear it over Enya or whatever. Even at a lower volume this music is annoying. It is apparently controlled remotely - the staff can't do anything about it. For some reason it was shut off for one day, which was VERY pleasant. You might escape it if you get a junior suite, as they are set back from the hallway.

The staff are absolutely wonderful, especially Miguel Moreno and Monica, who are the BEST beach servers ever. Monica remembered what we like to drink from our visit three months ago! The front desk staff are great and ALL the restaurant staff including Iris, Edgar, Allejandro, Efrain, Fernando, Mario, Alan and others whose names I didn't catch, are total professionals, fun, friendly and attentive. The staff really bring quality to this place. I saw the woman who maintains the lobby area walk by one of the sofas, then she stopped, turned around, and fluffed up one of the cushions. Her attention to detail pretty much sums up the whole place.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Sloan G
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

First I have to say that it was our second time in mexico and it was surely the best !

Room: We did not get the beach view (we did not want to pay for that) and we did not spend a lot of time in our room but I think next time we will try it ! The room was clean almost 2-3 times a day. The women who were cleaning the room were very nice, always giving us chocolate. There is no balcony but there are big windows that you can slide over. The AC worked fine and the bathroom was always really clean.

Beach: We went there on spring break and we did not even have to reserve chairs. The beach is clean and there is not a lot of people trying to sell you things. You just tell them no and they understand. There are a lot of waves in the ocean, we really liked that because if we wanted to relax in the water we went to the pool and when we wanted to have fun we went in the ocean.

Pool: The pool is heated (YESSS) and there are two sides; one for the kids and one for the adults with the pool bar. The guy at the pool bar is really nice, always refilling our drinks when finished.

Food: We liked to food so much! the omelets were so delightful and each night there is a different theme of food. There is only one restaurant since the resort is small but the food was always good. There is a snack bar, good pizzas, nachos, fajitas etc. Also, a thing that we really liked, we were always spending the beginning of the afternoon on the beach and people were coming to us to take our orders for drinks.. didn't even had to walk to the bar.. really nice!

Team: Everybody was so nice to us! Since it is a small resort.. everybody remembered us and even which drink we wanted etc. We had a lot of fun with Tony and Javier.. I even dropped some tears when we left. Such nice guys !! Pedro at the bar is really fun too and the people working at the restaurant were so nice too. When we were away for one day, they were always asking us what we did and if we had a nice day. They NEVER asked us for any tips, we simply gave them some at the end of the trip.

Nightlife: Not complicated.. there is no nightlife! We are young adults (19 years old) and we had fun anyway. The bar is pretty much empty every night, but we had a lot of fun with the staff anyway! People tend to be older at this resort but there were all nice person, we had a lot of fun and we met some extraordinary people!

THE ONLY NO-NO= it is pretty far from the old vallarta (30 minutes) so almost 20$-30$ for one ride of taxi.. we tried the bus once and it took us 1h30 to finally get there. But if you want to relax and have fun in a resort, this is the place you have to go !!!!!

We want to go back there for a month next year.. we had so much fun !!!! :D

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Marjorie L
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

This hotel is under appreciated and under utilized. Being the lowest end sister hotel of the grand mayan hotel chain in Nuevo Vallarta (Riveria Nyarite), I had low expectations but am happy to say I've been proven wrong.
The food was fantasic and plentiful with a lot of variety. The staff were ALWAYS up to par....and beyond. Premium beer and liquor was offered as this hotel has many rooms that are time share so they aim to keep those guests happy so the all inclusives get to enjoy that benifit as well. The pool is heated, which was super, and had a swim up bar where Ernesto and Pedro took great care of all of us!
The bellmen were very helpful with directions when we wanted to take off site excursions. Told us what buses to take and where to get off. Front desk staff helped as much as possible but sometimes the language barrier was obvious.
The olny draw back, which was not one for us. is not much of a night life. There is no nightly entertainment and 1 bar open which most often was found to be a ghost town. The time shares were mainly occupied by seniors which made for poolside entertainment thorught out the day just watching their routines. The beach front was beautiful with no end to the lounge chairs and palm tree umbrellas. Only a few times did we see beach vendors selling their wears. Otherwise it was pretty quiet.
This hotel is very close (8 min walk) to puerto vallarta adventures where you can catch a boat and do some daily excursions. great company and the best entertainment we;ve had on any trip we've been on. Also there is a corner store right outside the resort at the corner od the property. they offer internet and have a bank machine. 10min away you'll find a taco place that is included as a restuarant from the resort. Awesome tacos!!! And deep fried icecream!!!
There are many stands right off the resort that try to sell you time shares or give you free adventures if you sit in on a time share presention but just be polite and say no thanks. they're not agressive.
Overall, we look forward to returning to this resort some day in the future and would recommend this to all interested in visiting Nuevo Vallarta ( Riveria Nyarite). And actually, we chatted to our plane mates who stayed at other resorts and they were disappointed with the service and the pressure by hotel staff to buy time shares so they wanted our hotel details for the next time they went to mexico.
Absolutely NO complaints.

Room Tip: pick a high room and ocean view as the breeze is phenominal. huge patio doors in all the rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank reddeerstacey
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We found everything at Ocean Breeze to be excellent.
I am a senior my daughter in her forties and my grandson 9 there was something for us all.
Activities were plentiful heated poool a plus, room clean maid service was always done by 11.00am
Pool bar sevice and food menu was great. Waiters on the ball you ordered and it was there in minutes.
Breakfest buffet excellent dinner buffet 8 out of 10 could have been a better variety.
My big disapointment was no internet in room and the cost to have it was way to high. In this day of I Pads and I phones this should be a given. I would have liked a small coffee maker in room. We all had a great time and I hope I can return next year. Maybe Internet and Coffee maker will be added to hotel package

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank divabc
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

We have two small children (3&1), and we booked this vacation leaving Winnipeg just as a getaway from the winter blues. We were looking for something quiet and peaceful and did we find it. The setting is beautiful, lovely grounds and the pools are also very family friendly (and heated). The ocean view from our room was to die for and we could not have asked for better. Food and service was outstanding, they even had beachside drink and food service as well as poolside. The resort is small so not too much walking to do with kids, and the ocean is only 100 steps from the hotel. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the a/c worked, beds were firm but I prefer that over too soft. The hotel bar never seemed too busy but that kept the nights quiet so you could sleep with the balcony door open. We would return to the Ocean Breeze anytime.

Room Tip: If you want to party this isn't a good choice, ask for a Ocean view room if possible-so nice to...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

Goods and not so goods;
I trusted my new travel agent Leanne at (ask me where and I'll tell you) to find us something nice that wasn't pricey on short notice and she didn't let me down.
The cab took us to the wrong place because there is some confusion with the name, it's Sea Garden/Ocean Breeze. Very friendly front desk, it took 3 trys before we finally got a bed large enough for both of us to sleep on, 2 people on a twin just dosn't work for me however it was dealt with in a friendly, timely manner. Food variety was good and very enjoyable. Service and friendliness overall was the best I have had in a long time especially the restuarant staff, they always seemed to be happy to see us. If your looking for lots of food variety and crappy service try Holland America, if your looking for decent food and great service, this is the place. We went there to do nothing but relax and that is exactly what we did. There is not much to do at the hotel even though there says there is in the write up •Golf - driving range on site (not) •Golf lessons on site (not) •Horse riding/rental on site (not) •Parasailing on site (not) •Pilates classes on site (not) •Running track/path on site (not) but on the other hand the place hardly had anybody there at all, no fighting for a beach lounge or place to sit, no waiting for food etc.
After check out we had about 7 hours to airport time, they allowed us to stay and feed us at no charge. If I had to change a few things it would have been nice to have the sheets changed while we were there, we had turn down service twice in the 6 days (not that I care but if your expecting it, don't). I think the only short coming was the room cleaning staff and they were still an 8 out of 10.
This is not a place for a party animal. All in all would I recommend this place, absolutly. If your a complainer you will be disapointed here, not much to complain about.

Room Tip: Don't get a room on the "marina" side, lots of road noise and they don't have room...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank MCtrainer
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Address: Ave. Paseo de las Moras s/n | Fracc Náutico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#17 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range: £81 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Breeze Nuevo Vallarta 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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