We've been coming here for years. I tried to review this back in October when we spent 2 weeks. It wasn't the best time to stay, but had a great time anyway. Being off-season, it was cheap, but during the week it was almost empty. At the weekend, hordes of Mexican families invaded, which in my view wasn't bad. They would arrive in bus loads from Guadalahara and Mexico city on a weekend family excursion. I'm sure that's the only thing that keeps this place open in the summer. Unfortunately, we were there to get our teeth done in Mescales (close by) so being limited to soft food, couldn't experience the delicious looking pork roasts and beef dishes. Never mind, the fish was delectable. Tilapia is not my favorite, but done in white wine makes a lot of difference. Dorado or Dolphin fish was also a winner. Prawns the size of Lobster available in soup or as a dish. If fish is brain food, I should have an enormous head, lol. Now, I have to say this, a lot of the food was done for the Royal Club, which only a few guests were registered. Therefore some of the dishes won't be available during the high season to all the "ordinary" guests. Never mind, food was ok. Desserts were fabulous, included sherbet or ice cream every day. Didn't always fancy soup, but always there. The A la carte restaurants were so so, but we were able to get into the Italian restaurant any day. Good food, and of course they treat you like royalty.
We stayed around the Adult pool most days, there might have been 6 couples there at the most. Met a fabulous bunch of women from Iowa, taking a break from their hunting hubbies, lovely girls, well behaved and willing to take in the trips. Trouble is these mid western women don't know when to stay out of the sun. Sun? Yes good sun, and a few days heavy rain too, but it was good fun. The beach vendors were having a slim time though.
Really friendly staff as always. Naida made our day every morning with her high pitched "Hellooo" She's part of the housekeeping brigade, hope she gets a promotion for being so happy. We had no trouble getting our room changed to one on the ground floor by the adult pool with a tiny patio. All the staff were very obliging.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The all-inclusive Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta is the ideal hotel for families, couples, and friends looking to enjoy a fun vacation on the Pacific shores of Mexico. Recently renovated, Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta has been updated with the latest modern amenities and technology to ensure a pleasant stay. The hotel is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Nayarit, minutes from the Nuevo Vallarta shopping center and the best stores and restaurants in the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Occidental Allegro Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Nuevo Vallarta Occidental Allegro Hotel