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“Good place;good value.” 4 of 5 stars
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Av. Mazatlan, 168, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Barra de Navidad
Ashland, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Good place;good value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2010

One of those places where same people go back year after year. Nice, friendly US lady owner. Free use of computer with hi spd.Two cheerful young women keep the place clean and tidy; very deserving of gratuity at end of stay. We were there for a week and enjoyed the large room with its two sleeping areas, kitchen, dining area, b.r. and quiet, efficient A.C. Much more space than regular hotel room. Don't expect The Ritz, but at $55 a night, very satisfactory and an excellent value.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria
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64 reviews 64 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

We stayed in Barra de Navidad for three nights in February 2009 using it as a base for sightseeing in the area. We were surprised at how over-run the little town is with sunseekers and winter escapees from North America. As we were not there for the sun and sea, it was hard to understand why this town in so popular as it was not particularly charming. Some of the shopowners were also quite unfriendly (which is quite unusual from our experience elsewhere in Mexico). We stayed at Bungalows Marvida and can recommend this place -- good location in the town (no ocean views however, if that's something you want) and very clean (just ignore the unfriendly owner who seems only interested in money). We can highly recommend the restaurant, Mexico Lindo, which serves very good fish tacos and other dishes.

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8 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2007

These bungalows are a cheap options and they are great for anyone who isn't looking for luxury frills. The rooms were cleaned comprehensively every day and had good storage. The hot water was a bit unpredictable though and the shower wasn't great. Thewas a full kitchenette in the room but we didn't use it so can't vouch for it's effectiveness other than the fridge! There is also a reasonable sized pool, but we didn't use this.

The owner is friendly and accommodating, and there is internet access in her office, although she was unavailable alot of the time and the office locked.

  • Stayed November 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Seattle, WA
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13 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2007

Just got back from Barra and had a fantastic time! I can't say enough wonderful things about the place, people, food, etc. Stayed at Bungalows Mar Vida at the the North end of Av. Mazatlan. The rooms were cheap ($55 US/night) and we took 3 out of the 5. There was one other lovely couple there from BC and everyone had a great time. The pool was very nice and clean as were the rooms. The beds were typically very hard and uncomfortable as are most beds that I have slept on in Mexico so I would recommend bringing your own pillow. Kitchens were great but it was much cheaper to eat out than to buy and prepare food. We all agree that we would stay at Mar Vida again.

  • Liked — clean and cheap
  • Disliked — hard beds
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Edmonton, Alberta
2 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2005

I stayed at Bungalows Mar Vida for 8 days and found it to be the best of all the hotels I stayed at during my 4 week tour of Mexico. The place is charming, well kept and maintained, is located in a quiet area about 3 to 4 blocks from the beach. The rates are very reasonable, ideal for a family or people on a budget. The best part I liked was the 100 or so satellite TV channels which included numerous radio stations. Will definately stay there again if and when I travel that way.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2005

My family loved the place, excellent service by the management. Close to the ocean, overall clean service and not expensive. Will definitely will return this year.

  • Stayed July 2004
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2004

I have stayed here on two different occasions and it is a wonderful little find. The owner is a lovely lady (American) and the hotel is really a motel like accomadation. Swimming pool is clean as are the rooms. Some come with full kitchens and it is only a couple blocks off the ocean. It is a real find although not luxurious, it is clean, comfortable and affordable.

  • Stayed May 2003
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av. Mazatlan, 168, Barra de Navidad 48987, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Barra de Navidad
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Barra de Navidad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Bungalows Marvida Hotel Barra De Navidad

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