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“Wonderful second week” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta

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Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta
Av Paseo de las Moras s/n | Fracc Nautico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico (Formerly Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta)   |  
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Ranked #23 of 27 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
North Bay, Canada
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful second week”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were bumped here by the Grand Mayan for our second week. What a little gem of a hotel, about one hundred yards from the beach. We were facing the beach and had a beautiful view of the boats leaving the Marina every day, slider opened right onto a view of Banderas Bay and lovely pool views. The unit was older but very comfortable and spotlessly cleaned every day. Thanks Carmen. We were in walking distance of the Marina and many restaurants. The staff went out of their way to help us with anything we needed. Very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear glad1947 :

Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback about your recent stay at Sea Garden.

We take great pride in creating incredible vacation experiences and after receiving your remarks, it isgreat to confirm we have succeeded in doing so.

We look forward to welcoming you back and continue making your stays memorable!

Happily,
Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Aurora, Illinois, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My friend and I had a GREAT time at the Sea Palace. The staff was fabulous! Especially Manny and Gustavo at the pool bar! They always told us about the daily specials. In addition, they were very friendly and engaging. We really hated to leave the pool. I suggest you join in the many activities they have available out near the pool. I did not join in until the last few days and regreted not doing so sooner. You meet other friendly people and the staff running the activities are alot of FUN!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Just returned from a week there with my wife and daughter, and I absolutely loved it! We did the all inclusive deal and consider this hotel to be a great bargain. Bear in mind it's a 3star hotel so the rooms are pretty basic, really just a blow dryer and a tv (with only a couple of english speaking chanels) are the only amenities,but who travels that far to watch tv? The hotel is older but well built we never heard our neighboring tenants at all. I've stayed in newer resorts where it seemed like they were in the same room! All of the staff were hard working, freindly, and attentive to whatever we needed. The entire hotel and pool was sparkling clean and nice and warm, and beach access couldn't be easier. Being all inclusive we ate all of our meals at the hotel restaurant "Rumm Ba" and this was the best part of all. The food is outstanding, and the waitstaff second to none. I've read some of the other reviews here so if I may review those, yes the beds are very firm, the ocean is noisy (imagine that!), the wi-fi is probably not worth the price, if you prefer to dine elsewhere options are somewhat limited, 10am checkout is early but they will allow 12:00 if the bookings permit - just ask!, great for family not so much for singles. The bottom line is we got what we paid for and didn't want to leave.

Room Tip: Half of the rooms face the ocean and pool nice views but probably noisier. Our room was top floor on...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear LasCaballero :

We are glad you have decided to post a review as it helpful to further enrich our performance and give other travelers a better idea of what to expect when staying at Sea Garden. We are delighted to know youdid not want to leave, that you enjoyed our facilities and meals and thank you as well for your kind comment about our staff, as we consider them one of our biggest assets.

We take great pride in creating incredible vacations and after receiving your remarks, it is great to confirm we have succeeded in doing so for you and your loved ones.

We look forward to welcoming you back and continue making your stays memorable!

Happily,
Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I recently stayed at the Sea garden in Neuvo as a guest of my aunt who has a time share... i really enjoyed myself... I found the hotel staff to be vey friendly and helpfull... I really enjoyed the pool area and all the actitivities... I have decided to adopt 3 of the of the pool guys! lol... i had so much fun...(still dont quite get mexican Bingo) but it was fun anyway...on my last night there i happened to trip and hurt my knee to say adios to all the bar staff in the Blue bar... you need to have some kinds of lights near the steps! ouch! but im a trooper and just said.. get me Ice..(helio) the little guy ... cant remember his name was so helpfull...he felt so bad...but i will allways rember all the help he gave to me...I felt very safe and secure while staying at this hotel... I would definatly recomend this place to others! wish i was there right now.. as we have snow...waaa!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vernon BC
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from two weeks at the Sea Garden. This is a awesome small venue resort. Everything is easily accessible. No tram rides or 10 minute walks to the pool and ocean. No fighting for a place at the pool. Pool was a little noisy after noon, but it was big enough you could move to the other end for some quiet. We met several couples that had come from the larger Mayan Hotels down the beach just to get away. Allover service was excellent. Breakfast and lunches in the restaurant were also excellent. There are also several really good restaurants in the harbor. Had to try out Eddies as it had such great reviews. Sports Bar???? It has a big TV???? We were seated outside in the parking lot next to a jeep, on artificial turf with a crooked table,( too high) and fold up chairs. Charming! Go straight to his other restaurant Por Que No? Excellent! Would definitely recommend this Hotel if you want to be close to the beach and pool and have lovely views of the ocean. Also don't leave without doing a couple of tours with Vallarta Adventures, well worth the money.

Stayed February 2013
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Service was excellent by bell boys. Location on beach great.
But...
Check out at 10 am!!! That is just stupid. I have never encounter an hotel where check out is at 10 am!
Other "but" is pool too noisy; music and entertreiners all day long.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your visit to Sea Garden. We are happy to learn you enjoyed our facilities and our bell boys’ staff was welcoming and pleasant as this is what we strive for every day. We are always looking to surpass our clients’ expectations of genuine hospitality by providing outstanding locations and service excellence.

We hope you visit our resort again so you can truly see what we are about and you get to enjoy beautiful sunny days.

Sincerely,
Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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Denver, CO
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Because we got an unbelievable Groupon-type deal on our stay at Sea Garden, I was very skeptical about our trip, and reading the reviews almost made me decide to look elsewhere- I'm so glad I didn't!
The Sea Garden is a smaller hotel belonging to the Mayan Resort group (more on that in a minute). While it's obviously an older property compared to others in Nuevo Vallarta, it is still a great place to stay. The room was comfortable, the grounds immaculate, the staff very friendly and helpful. There are activities (exercise, games, Spanish lessons, etc.) at the pool all day long which is either good or bad depending on your idea of relaxation-there are plenty of quieter pool areas at the Grand Mayan Resort (see Below).
Some amenities found at the all-inclusive resorts were missing (minibar, bottled water, etc.), but that's why you pay a premium for all-inclusive stays. There are two convenience stores within 100 yards of the hotel, so buy your refreshments and snacks there.
About the Mayan Resort connection...your wristband from the Sea Garden gives you access to the Grand Mayan property. We spent the majority of our pool time at the dozen or so luxurious pools on the Grand Mayan grounds. They have it all- a lazy river, wave pool, children's pool/playground areas; quieter, more adult-oriented pools, fantastic pool restaurants and snack bars; and at night incredible restaurants of all types. It's like a Vegas resort on steroids- without the casino noise!
Back to the Sea Garden- one dining tip worth mentioning: the Sea Garden's $150 Peso breakfast buffet is out-of-this world! Don't miss it!
We were absolutely thrilled with our stay, and couldn't believe that we never ran into a "catch" after the deal we found. Thanks to everyone at Sea Garden for a great stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta

Address: Av Paseo de las Moras s/n | Fracc Nautico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta 63735, Mexico (Formerly Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta)
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 180
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Also Known As:
Mayan Sea Garden Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
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