Sorry about the title, but that was my daughter's description, but I agree with her wholeheartedly. I just got home from a week at the Marival Residences with my wife, daughter, and her best-friend. The hotel, rooms, staff, service, and food was well above my expectations. Upon our arrival, I was expecting to be given the time-share sales pitch (like we had in Cancun, and at the airport upon landing), but it never came. They led us into a nice lounge area, gave us a drink and cold towel, and then took us directly to our room. Our room was on the 4th floor and the view was incredible. The room was clean and very big, with a large balcony overlooking the pool and a great view of the ocean. When we went down to eat lunch, we were the only ones in the restaurant, and maybe only one person at the pool. The hotel staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. We had the all-inclusive package, and even though it says that tips were included, I couldn't help but tip them for their excellent service. The staff was really friendly and helpful, and if there was something they didn't have, they went out of their way to get it for you. Fernando (waiter at the Omaggio restaurant) was incredible and definitely made our stay memorable. I'd like to mention other staff members, but they were all fantastic, and I don't have enough room to name them all.
The all-inclusive plan includes several tours, so if you're looking to do something other than relaxing and enjoying the resort, you'll be more than satisfied. Even though the hotel is not on the beach, it is only a 3-4 minute golf cart ride to the sister resort, Grand Marival Resort, where you have full privileges and your own private V.I.P. beach area. I was a little disappointed with the Grand Marival Resort, but that's probably because there is so many more people there, and we were kinda spoiled at our hotel.
The food at the hotel was incredible, especially the Omaggio Restaurant. They have a Chile Scented Warm Chocolate Cake for dessert that was probably the best dessert I'd ever had.
My only complaints, and these are probably nit-picking, were I think they should play Mexican music at the pool (it is Mexico after all), they should serve authentic mexican-food at one of the restaurants (again Mexico), and the beds were a little hard. Other than that, I have nothing bad to say about the hotel, staff, or food, and hope to go back one day soon!
- 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