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Marival Residences Luxury Resort
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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2 reviews
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“Top Notch”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This resort was AMAZING! Everything was TOP NOTCH! The service was awesome! The food was amazing! The rooms were huge! the pool was perfect! We had such a great experience at this resort and will be going back in the future!

Room Tip: Request a room on the 3rd floor or above if you want to see the ocean from your balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Our family just returned from our second stay at the Marival Residence. We enjoyed our trip so much last year that we decided to repeat the same trip again this year. There was no disappointment; the facilities, food and service were as good this year as last year, maybe even better.
We do believe that the Marival Residence provides a superior experience to other all-inclusive resorts. The staff were particularly attentive and friendly this year, clearly an effort has been made to up the scale the service offering beyond their high standard of last year. During our stay, we commonly visited the sister property, Marival Resort, for the beach facilities. Relative to the Residence, the food and property are not as good. OK for lunch but the a la carte restaurants do not compare to the Residence food. It was nice to visit the Marival Resort for the beach and then return to the Residence.
Our family’s kids are too old to use the Kids Club or the nanny services however we did talk to families who did use both and said they were fantastic. One family we talked too was hesitant to use the nanny service. The nanny arrived on time but was shy and reserved. When they returned three hours later, the kids didn't want them to come back, that the nanny was so much fun, their kids told them to return in a few more hours.
The free tours are a bonus. All of them worth while. Our favorite was swimming with the sea lion’s. The three golf courses offered are all enjoyable but a little far, one 20 minutes away and the other two about 30-40 minutes.
We would highly recommend the Marival Residence to any family who is considering an all-inclusive stay in Mexico with or without kids. The common positive comments in Trip Advisor are well deserved. Special thanks to Carlos and the whole service team who made our stay very enjoyable once again.

Room Tip: For a view, ask for 4th floor or above
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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San Antonio
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

This resort is truly unbelievable- from the food to the service to the amentities. We traveled with our two boys ages 9 and 4 and just found the resort to be perfect! The young lady in the kids club went out of her way to make our youngest son feel excited and engaged in the activities, and the babysitting service was amazing allowing us to enjoy a nice dinner on the beach. The resort area was quiet and relaxing, we went over to the sister resort and found it filled with people, loud and noisy-which was not what we were looking for. Carlos the concierge assisted me in planning a special dinner on the beach for my husband's 40th birthday. He pulled out all the stops and the dinner was beyond amazing!! We walked up to a candle lit walkway into a tiki hut surrounded by candles in hurricane lamps and a dinner that we easily would have paid $300+ for in the US. The service for our dinner was also absolutely amazing-we wanted for nothing. The food at the resort is unbelievable- the tapas restaurant had the most amazing food! We upgraded to a pool penthouse room that was absolutely fantastic and well worth the money. My son and husband went on the zip line tour and had a blast. We also went to the dolphin excursion and had an equally great time. My husband and I also had a couples massage and the spa was absolutely gorgeous and extremely relaxing. I highly recommend this resort to couples and families- the service, amenities, and food were beyond amazing and a wonderful value for the price!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

My husband and I just got back from the Marival and we can honestly say we had the most AMAZING trip of our lives! We have been to top resorts all around Mexico and Hawaii and this is our absolute favorite vacation pace! The room was top notch (best views of the ocean and sunset) and the food was truly first-class. Every single person who works at the resort was friendly and went out of their way to make you feel at home - including making soy lattes every morning, remembering who in our group was a vegetarian and getting her meals from other restaurants and finding "pickles" for our friends! If you are looking for a vacation you will never forget - go to the MARIVAL!!

Room Tip: Stay on a level above 3 to be able to see gorgeous mountains and ocean views!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Clayton, Missouri
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had an excellent vacation at the Marival Residences and World Spa. I will break it down by categories.

Food and dining-I was concerned that we were planning to stay a week and that we would get bored of the limited number of choices. This was not the case at all. The restaurants varied, the food selection varied, and it was all quite excellent. The specialty drink selection also rotated with various new twists on old themes. The restaurants took no reservations, which scared me a little bit, but we rarely had to wait more than 5 minutes for a table for seven over winter break (New Year's).

Almost every meal was outdoors, and the ambiance was superb.

Service-Outstanding at the Residences resort, more variable over at the beach, but still very good. The waiters, housekeepers, concierges, hostesses, cooks, pool staff, etc were all very attentive

Beach facility-The separate beach facility concerned me a little bit, but it worked out fine for us. The Marival Residences is 0.5 miles from the Marival Resort, where there is a VIP section for the guests of the Residences (confusing, but it makes sense when you get there). The beach itself is public and was somewhat crowded over the holiday, but the crowd thinned considerably after Jan. 1. The service was spotty when it was crowded, and we had difficulty getting beach loungers the first day. My daughter had a severe case of food poisoning, which temporally had to be from something eaten at the beach resort, which I wrote off to the facility being swamped with guests. I would recommend avoiding eating meat from the VIP buffet over there, but everything else seemed fine.

I ran on the beach every morning, and it is safe and pleasant. There was no concern for personal safety, other than the usual beach dangers--waves, sunburn, under current, dehydration, etc. We walked to the beach, but shuttle service is offered (we never used it).

Activities-There was a terrific New Year's Eve party at the Residences--great food, live music, fireworks--very well done.

The all-inclusive package includes up to 5 activities off the property. We did the "Canopy" zip line activity, which was a lot of fun. Wear a dark colored t-shirt and prepare for an "outdoor" ride to the facility an back again. We were talked out of doing all others but the Sea Lion encounter by a guest who was there on his second vacation and had done them before. Frankly, we were there for a relaxing beach vacation, not an adventure, and we did make a couple mistakes booking activities on our own.

Rooms and facility--Very clean, large appointments, hard (but comfortable) beds, excellent maid service. No complaints whatsoever. It would have been nice if WiFi were included (it cost extra, $70 USD or so for a week). I never really figured out how to use the A/C, but our weather was cool enough at night that it did not matter much.

People were constantly cleaning up, painting, and manicuring the facility. It looked fresh, clean, and brand new.

Overall, I found little to complain about and would recommend the resort to friends. I expect that when the capacity is under 90%, the experience would be even better, as all resorts strain to meet the demands over the holidays. If I were planning to return to Mexico, I would certainly consider this resort, and if I were specifically planning to visit the Puerto Vallarta area, I would definitely and unhesitatingly be a guest at the Marival Residences.

Room Tip: "Choose a higher floor, at least 4th, if possible."
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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innisfil
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Truly the best holiday you will ever have. The problem with going to this hotel is no other holiday will ever be as lavish again. Trust me you might as well just buy a place here the staff at the restaurants are very accommodating and always there to make each meal an experience you won't forget.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was an amazing vacation. We were nervous going to a resort not on the beach, however the facility and grounds and extras made up for this one drawback. We were graciously upgraded to a penthouse for the first 3 nights from a standard suite and then moved to one of the Villas when the entire family arrived. Both were near perfect. The penthouse has an amazing views and sitting in the plunge pool, watching the sunset while enjoying one of their delicious drinks. The Villa was a home away from home with our own back yard pool! So comfortable and beautiful.
The adventures that the concierge helped arrange were fantastic. We loved the Zip Lining Adventure (Upgrade the ATV and Big Papa- it is so worth it)Dolphin encounter was great and the Sea Lions a hoot. The Sunset cruise was beautiful and we had a blast on the day sail trip.
We also loved the time just hanging at the pool and beach. The food was amazing, and the service was outstanding.
We did go over to the sister resort and that was the only down side. The shows was really pretty awful!
We would go back in a minute!

Room Tip: The Penthouses are the best for seeing the ocean. If we ever go back, I might be tempted to try for...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Marival Residences Luxury Resort
Address: Av. Paseo Cocoteros | Lote 53 Villa 8 11, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico (Formerly Marival Residences & World Spa)
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Business Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Marival Residences Luxury Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Something Different, Something Better! Beyond rooms or suites… the only luxury all-inclusive resort featuring modern Residences and Villas- so spacious from 1400 to 3940 sq ft! TripAdvisor Awards in Best Luxury, Best Family and Excellence. Award winning chefs offer a la carte international gourmet dining. Guests enjoy free tours, unlimited golf, VIP full service beach club and 5 star service, plus exchange privileges at sister hotel Marival Resort and Suites. Experience Melange World Spa with unique treatment rooms from 9 countries around the world. Special Kids and Teens programs too. Spacious all-inclusive Residences for couples and families are in the perfect locations. Demi-Pool Residences feature a “walk out” full service garden patio and secluded infinity pool. Ocean View Residences surround you with breathtaking views of the Pacific from sunrise to sunset. Rooftop Penthouses have private rooftop plunge pool and sundeck. For couples- renew your vows or get married for FREE with our FREE Wedding package! For families- the ultimate all-inclusive Family Emotion program with over 10 included extras customized just for your family! High-end Residences, indulgent services…nothing compares! Marival Residences Luxury Resort® is a 4 Diamond Award winner. A World Apart in a Class by Itself! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marival Vallarta
Marival Club
Grand Marival Nuevo Vallarta
Marival Nuevo Vallarta
Grand Marival Mexico
Nuevo Vallarta Marival
Marival Grand Club Suites Nuevo Vallarta
Marival Grand Hotel
Marival Vacation Club
Club Marival Mexico

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