We travel quite frequently and have stayed at numerous all inclusive resorts. We have stayed at the Marival Residences and World Spa in NV on two occasions and were very happy with our experiences. I looked on TA to see what else was out there and came upon Grand Velas.
The hotel is on the beach and has a number of pools. The rooms are large and very clean. They came very well equipped including slippers, housecoats and even a straw beach bag. We had a Master Suite Pool view which was on the south side of the building. The balcony has a lounger that was very nice. The downside to being on this side is that it does not get the sun and the pool view means you have to stick your head out to see the ocean.
The rooms come with a small stocked refrigerator (beer, soft drinks, water) as well as a number of complimentary snacks- nice touch!
The turn down service was also nice.
The buffet restaurant, Azure (right next to the beach) was great for breakfast with a large number of food options including omelet stations. We had dinner there the first night and lunch one day- the food was okay but like most buffets it can be cool. Most of the staff at Azure went out of their way to help- they would insist on taking your plate to your table when you were coming back from the buffet-we have never seen that before.
We found the food from the restaurant on the other side of the pool was much better for lunch whether you ordered it from the waiters by the pool/beach or sat down inside the restaurant.
The three al-a-carte restaurants were very good. Our floor concierge arranged the reservations when we arrived for the rest of the week (one less thing that we needed to do). The three restaurants are all located together but you will not see any signage for Freda or Lucca on the main level, they are on the second level above Piaf.
The lobby bar is open at 5 and is a great spot to relax and watch the sunset. Jacqueline did a fantastic job each night- she knew what our favourite wine was and was bringing it to our table before we even sat down.
The beach is quite nice. Beware of the early morning lounge reservers. The pool side seats seemed to be reserved very quickly. Many of these people did not even use their reserved loungers- we found this inconsiderate of other guests. We were given great service on the beach by Jorge and Eduardo. All of the hotel staff work very hard and really do appreciate the tips.
The night life is limited which was okay with us. We usually retired to our room after dinner.
There was a Mexican Nissan Dealers convention going on while we were there. There was some noise on a couple of nights from their entertainment but nothing unbearable.
The hotel did not appear to be at full occupancy.
We are ready to book our trip next November at the Grand Velas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in the Puerto Vallarta area; a retreat of lavish beauty and comfort that is sure to exceed your expectations. Having revolutionized the all-inclusive concept, Grand Velas is pleased to offer you a "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" vacation experience with exceptional gourmet dining, world-class hospitality, and luxurious accommodations in a spectacular setting on Mexico's golden coast. Experience a breathtaking resort and spa near Puerto Vallarta that seduces your senses and rejuvenates your spirit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Velas All Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Grand Velas All Suites And Spa Resort
- Grand Velas Hotel
- Grand Velas Nuevo Vallarta
- Grand Velas Vallarta