"We have been to Marival before and LOVED our time."
Unfortunately they were renovating so 2-3 restaurants were closed which was disappointing. But there were plenty of others and the choices and quality were the same - fabulous. Staff are amazing and always busy keeping the place clean and tidy. Very family orientated - its wonderful to see and experience.
I would like to see Expedia add an advisory to hotels etc that are renovating or have changed ownership or similar big changes to help travellers make better decisions.
"Very nice and clean - recommend for non-beach stay"
We have a sailboat in La Cruz - need a 1 nt room for a couple - very good value for the US$47 or whatever it was. No glasses in room, make sure you get both TV and AC remotes, lots of free parking, no frig or bar frig in room, ice from front desk. If you're there for a while - get a rental car - cheap in PV not airport - $8 a day
We weren't looking for a 5 star all inclusive type of resort or hotel. Having stayed in large resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo on previous visits to Mexico this was such a welcome change of pace. This place had everything we wanted. Comfortable beds, cooking facilities, a pool and close to the beach. The open air kitchen and dining area was great. The location is right on the beautiful beach and in the centre of town. I would definitely stay again.
The entire town got very busy and bustling on the weekends when we were there but was quite relaxed and much more subdued during the week.
Overall a great low key facility with an excellent location and friendly staff and guests.
Beautiful hotel. Staff is awesome, food is really good. Nice size hotel, not too big or too small. Its quiet, relaxing, very enjoyable if your looking for a more laid back atmosphere. Spa is also very nice.
Located in Nuevo Vallarta on the shores of Banderas Bay, this hotel is a 2 km (about 1 mi) stroll on the beach from …More
Overall, we were delighted. Check-in was pleasant, with paperwork and everything brought to us while we sipped our "welcome" beverages in the lounge. We went with our children--ages 10, 7, 4 and 1--and they loved it. The zero-entry pools are great for little people, and the roof-top pool was my 4-year-old's favorite, plus there is a playground if you can withstand the heat. At first, I thought the Resort might have been more family-friendly, but the pools over there were crazy busy and the DJs were blasting music. At the Residences, we had soothing music and a spa getaway atmosphere, as opposed to the party atmosphere at the Resort. Food was fantastic, with lots of options to eat healthy or indulge. Fruit variety could have been better (same selection over and over), but at least it was there. We really appreciated the VIP beach area for guests of the Residences, as it was nice to have a quiet area set aside just for us. Having access to all the food at the Resort was great as well, since the buffet was a great option when we were anxious to get the kids fed quickly. Service at the Residence restaurants was definitely done in "tiempo latino" without the usual American hustle to which we are accustomed. Big bonus: we were NEVER solicited to buy a timeshare. I saw the office that offered tours and ownership, but no one ever called us or approached us about it. Coordinate airport transfer with the hotel! We traveled with Gray Line and paid 4X what a taxi would have cost.
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