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“Beautiful and Grand” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Grand Bliss

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The Grand Bliss
Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
westminster ma
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Grand”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed at the GB 5/17-5/24.. The resort is beautiful and Grand! Very large and you have to do a lot of walking to get around.. The GB has only 1building and is centrally located in the resort , right across from the Santaurio which u have to go through to get off the property. The GB pool is also right on the beach, which is nice to get the ocean breeze. The GL and GM pools are inside the resort so you do not get the ocean breeze. The GL is very upscale and the GM is over populated with families. The GB was a nice middle ground, still upscale without the heavy population like the GM. All the pools have restaurants to get food at and they close at 7pm. We eat at Punta Arena which is located right on the beach, absolutely breathtaking views of the sunset, expensive but a wonderful experience. Gong was also very good and another wonderful experience. Tramonti (Italian) excellent..yes the restaurants are a bit pricey but by the time you pay for a taxi to and from another area it evens out...take a trip to downtown PV,(Boardwalk)another spot to see a wonderful sunset as well as shopping and restaurants. And take a trip to the marina in PV for dinner.. We tried to get an ocean view room but couldn't, they put us on the 6th floor over looking the Santourio, still a nice view and you can hear the entertainment..Overall you will not be disappointed by staying at the GB.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at The Grand Bliss, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear cbc739:

We really appreciate the time you have taken to share with us your impression about your stay at The Grand Bliss. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed our food options at Gong, Punta Arena, and Tramonto. We are happy as well that you liked the grounds and pools.

Your comments are always welcomed. We always like to hear about our guests’ experiences since it is the only way to truly know we are doing a great job to making your stay enjoyable.

We truly look forward to serving you again in the near future!


Happily,

The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have stayed on this property before with my boyfriends parents at the Luxxe. This time we decided to show my parents around. We stayed at the Bliss property and it was beautiful! Before we left we had decided we were not going to get suckered into the timeshare presentation because we did not want to waste any of our vacation. When we got there we were greeted by Roberta who tried and tried to get us to do a presentation. We said no and she told us our room was not available she came back about 30 minutes later and tried again and offered us two free tickets to Rhthyms of the Night and discounted prices for the other two and four discounted Outdoor Adventure tickets and lastly one free massage. We knew we were going to do those excursions and after adding it up we would be saving a ton of money by going on the presentation. We told Roberta we had read reviews that said it lasted well over 90 minutes and she assured us it wouldn't. My boyfriend and I left after a delicious breakfast at Cafe Del Lago and my parents stayed for the rest of the presentation and they were very happy with it. Claudia was our sales person and she was absolutely fabulous! My parents complimented that it was the easiest timeshare presentation they have ever been on and not high pressure at all!

The rest of our vacation was so relaxing.. we did not eat at any of the restaurants because we enjoy exploring the cities of Puerto and Nuevo. The taxi prices were not badly priced but the ones on the way back tried to charge you more but will usually settle for whatever price you offer. We picked up groceries from the mega and had our cab driver wait 30 minutes for us and it cost 300 pesos round trip. There is a new walmart that is closer than the Mega that might be a better option.

We stayed at the Grand Bliss pool most of our trip because it was always so clean and not crowded at all. We went to the Grand Mayan pool one day and were not pleased with it. Obviously this one had more kids so it was much louder and less relaxing but it was also dirtier. We visited the swim up bar at the Grand Mayan pools and we were not very pleased with our drinks. They weren't up to par compared to the Grand Bliss swim up bar. Christian was a great bartender! One of the days we were there was my dad's birthday so my boyfriend and I went to La Plaza to get a nice dessert for him and ended up getting three mini dessert cake things for 18 us dollars. We did not think these were badly priced compared to other things in there.

The staff was so friendly and said "Hola!" every time you passed them. We were so impressed with the friendliness of them all. Overall great stay and we are already considering coming back next year for my dad's 50th!

Room Tip: We did not have ocean view but still loved our view of the mountains and santurio!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Katie P
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at The Grand Bliss, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Katie P:

We are grateful for your taking the time to write a review about your experience while staying at The Grand Bliss. We really thank you for your kind comment about our staff, as we consider them one of our biggest assets. It will be our privilege to share it with them, specifically the staff mentioned; we are certain they will be happy to receive it. We are also pleased you found our resort to be beautiful.


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.

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


Happily,

The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

This property is amazing! The grounds are absolutely beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous, the beach is 2nd to none, & the pools...well, which one do you choose?!! Love the lazy river. There are plenty of things to do here on property that you wouldn't have to leave, but you do have easy access to activities & city tours. This was a wonderful vacation!

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms...only way to go.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Dollbabygrand
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at The Grand Bliss, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Dollbabygrand :

Thank you very much for providing your comments about your vacation at The Grand Bliss. We are pleased to learn you had a wonderful vacation, that you enjoyed our grounds and pools. We are also pleased you found our resort to be beautiful.

Our primary goal is to ensure you are able to relax during your much deserved vacation, and we are pleased to learn we achieved this goal by reading your comment.

We will be delighted to welcome you back!

Happily,

The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

I'll spare the many issues I dealt with - literally there were 10 items I reported. It was maybe a slow season 5/2014 - and i'm not a complainer.
It's a resort prison, 140 peso taxi drive. Its a nice quiet resort, peaceful. Not exactly for kids unless they're ok with just pools and more pools. There are many adventures outside the place but are nearly all-day events. The Santuario entertainment was ok - but superb were the two violin girls (please tell me who they are if you know) and the sand artist that made the trip great.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jasper175
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Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

I love to come to this resort where I am a time-share holder. We originally booked the Grand Luxxe with VRBO and did a presentation with the grand bliss. Grounds are pristine and well manicured, but very lush and tropical. water and pools everywhere. The restrooms are always clean and attended. Towel service and drinks by the pool are excellent.

We love our resort so much that we planned our daughter's wedding with the banquet/ Vidanta Weddings carrying most of the burden. Over 50 of the guests stayed on campus. Each one would come back for sure. Wedding was virtually flawless. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the venue - everything was on the beach. The ceremony set up and the reception set up was perfect. I feel that I got such value and everyone raved at how wonderful everything looked.

I will say that the resort encourages plenty of walking, which was great for us. My elderly parents, however, were not that happy about it, even though the resort got them golf cart escorts for any place they wanted to go. Other than that, I can't wait until 2015 to book again.

I can't thank the banquet staff enough. From Miriam and Mathilde to Fabiola (who made sure I had not one thing to worry about), the staff that we worked with were detail oriented and very good at making sure I had no anxieties. If you are considering a wedding here, contact me directly through trip advisor and I can give you more details.

Even tho this is not an all inclusive resort, you will have a wonderful, relaxing time here. Book thru VRBO or home away and don't worry about a thing.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vmpeter08
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at The Grand Bliss, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear vmpeter08 :

We are gratified to hear about your visit at The Grand Bliss. We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff, as they are always looking to surpass our clients’ expectations of genuine luxury hospitality by providing service excellence. It will be our privilege to share it with them, specifically the staff mentioned; we are certain they will be happy to receive it. We appreciate your preference to choose our resort for a special occasion. It is pleasing to learn that you also enjoyed the breathtaking landscape and the cleanliness of our accommodations and surrounding premises.

Comments like yours inspire us to continue creating ideal vacation experiences.

We truly look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Happily,

The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

My husband and I went to Mexico for our Honeymoon. We used RCI points and actually got a room at the Mayan Palace first. The Mayan Palace was not our best experience, but since it was our honeymoon, they upgraded us to a beautiful 6th floor ocean view, room in the Grand Bliss. The room and hotel were both very clean. We walked into the building to a fresh scent and lovely music in the lobby. Greeted by smiling faces and kind words. Our room was gorgeous and in a very convenient location. The grounds were beautiful, like being on our own private tropical island; and very well-kept! Our favorite place to hang out was down at the Grand Bliss pool and bar. We met a lot of very nice people on staff there. Including Cristian, Daniel, Gustavo, Eduardo, Marco Taco, Karina, and Edgar. They made the experience one to remember. The Punta Arena restaurant was a very nice dining experience. Fast, friendly, and professional service. Our favorite waiter there was Roman. Nice guy and a great waiter. We went to a couple of beach parties while we were there and had tons of fun. There was a tropical themed one and a Mexican themed. Both had amazing food and entertainment! On nights we didn't have a beach party to go to or dinner plans, we'd walk over to the Santuario for live entertainment and drinks. It's free to get in and a good time. A lot of amazing acts and fun, interactive singers. We had a wonderful time at the Grand Bliss and are already planning our trip back soon!

Room Tip: Getting an ocean view is worth it!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Faith M
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at The Grand Bliss, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear Faith M :
Thank you so much for choosing The Grand Bliss for your honeymoon, congratulations!.We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff, as they are always looking to surpass our clients’ expectations of genuine luxury hospitality by providing service excellence. We are certain Christian, Daniel, Gustavo, Eduardo, Marco, Karina, Edgar will gladly receive your feedback, as all our staff is always looking to meet our guests’ expectations to the fullest.

Comments like yours inspire us to continue creating ideal vacation experiences and your constructive observations will be shared with the appropriate areas so that we can provide all our guests an extraordinary vacation experience.

We truly look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Happily,

The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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Naples, Florida
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed at the Grand Bliss but you have access to the others in this complex -- Grand Mayan, Grand Luxxe. We were five couples for a week's stay. The Grand Mayan's pool was very busy as it was a vacation week for the children. The Grand Mayan had the lazy river, slide and wave pools which would certainly attract families with children. The Grand Bliss' pool was quieter and perfect for couples (and easier to obtain pool lounges). The only downside to the Grand Bliss was there were no breakfast facilities nor restaurants for dinner. You needed to either go to one of the other properties or take a taxi to surrounding areas. The trams were plentiful and therefore that was not a big issue. The rooms were large and the beds comfortable. The entertainment at the Santuario at the Bliss was excellent. The poolside lrestaurant Chiringuito's food and service was consistenly good.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor view of the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank a5lson
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Socialmediamanager1, Manager at The Grand Bliss, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Dear a5lson :

We are grateful for your taking the time to write a review about your experience while staying at The Grand Bliss. We are so glad you had a good time with you family enjoying our accommodations, restaurants, activities and facilities.

Your comments are always welcomed. We always like to hear about our guests’ experiences since it is the only way to truly know we are doing a great job to making your stay enjoyable.

We truly look forward to serving you again in the near future!

Happily,

The Grand Bliss Nuevo Vallarta Management.
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Property: The Grand Bliss
Address: Av Pasedo de las Moras, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Nayarit > Riviera Nayarit > Nuevo Vallarta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#7 Romantic Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#7 Spa Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
#11 Family Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta
Number of rooms: 6
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