Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort

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Our Opinion

A fairly basic but charming resort, the Club Maeva features villa accommodations. This hotel is a great place to meet Mexican travelers, many which are from Guadalajara. The great entertainment team keep guests active day and night. Request Villas #101-138, these ones are close to main area and the rooms are larger. This resort is more like an activity park with accommodations. A lot of walking around with the main area to beach being a good 10 to 15 minute walk. A large kids club makes this a great place for families.


Overview

This charming property on Mexico's pacific coast offers the contemporary comfort of spacious villas and facilities especially designed for a fun family vacation. Adults can enjoy a relaxing swim in a pool built exclusively for them while children are entertained at the Kids Club. The talented hotel animators will keep guests active with a wide variety of activities and sports... unless, of course, you prefer to unwind at one of the hotel's four bar or bask in the sun. Gran Festivall is an ideal choice for all.

Location: Overlooking Santiago Bay, across the street from Miramar Beach, 15 minutes to downtown, 25 minutes from the airport.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Ian H :
Good resort for a family on a budget

This was the second time visiting this place for me. It was called the Club Maeva back in 2000 when I last visited. This is a huge place with much for families and kids to do. There are multiple pools, a large kids play area, water slides, tennis courts and a soccer pitch! The layout is good and bad. The beach is on the other side of a highway, and is a bit of a walk to get there. They do have a restaurant and bar right there at the beach with reasonably good food. A few things to keep in mind, particularly if you are older or have mobility issues: The accommodations are anywhere from right at the main building, to up a steep hillside with a considerable incline and a long way from the amenities, furthermore, the accommodations all have stairs to negotiate. It was not an issue for us, but an older couple with one in a walker... they had a hell of a time. The beds were enough to make a Klingon proud. They were the worst... I mean aweful! The rooms were dirty with cigarette butts in the planters, the fixtures were very old and run down. We were moved from one suite to another half way through our stay due to some plumbing problem, and we were moved about as far from the amenities as you could get so we were not happy.The food was average for Mexican all inclusives, and there is an ala carte restaurant on site which was actually quite good. I was a little surprised to see that the majority of the clientele on this visit were far more local. There were only 12 couples from Canada and we were the only English Speaking customers out of thousands. The resort clearly caters more to the local customers as there were some staff who could not speak English. On my past visit many years ago, it was clearly catering more to Canadian visitors. Although it is silly to suggest that in visiting a foreign country you should be surprised to see anyone other than locals, the fact that we Canadians were so small in number at a resort that previously catered to Canadians, we felt a bit isolated and at times out-of-place. For me personally, it was a disappointing trip. The resort has aged considerably since my last trip, the atmosphere was completely different and the hotel section of the beach was so crowded, we ended up renting an umbrella and chairs a bit further down.... no regretsThe one bright spot for us was an adult-only pool with its own bar. This was a fabulous place to relax and not feel crowded.This place is a solid 2-3 star destination, and if you keep that in mind, you will not be surprised or disappointed. If you are thinking of bringing your aged parents along, I would tend to suggest finding someplace better suited to someone with mobility issues! If you have kids and don't want to break the bank, I think this is a great option.

  • 13TerBear13 : Langley City, Canada
Beautiful Beach! True Mexican Experience

The bed was firm, new and slept just fine. The room freshly painted. The bathroom needs a new sink & plumbing. Toilet in separate room & just fine. Shower was the best pressure & no running out of hot water & clean. No bug problems while anywhere in Mexico. Didn't use a spray once in 2 weeks. If you get a bad room, please call the front desk & get a new room. My brother had to do this & they sent the bus boy in his passenger truck & moved them right of way. Oh yeah, they don't retire the old trucks & pass them onto to maintenance! We saw a real classic jalopy, so funny!We enjoyed all the pools, but yes be careful of sharp & loose glass tiles. The pools are good size & have deep ones. Really enjoyed the pools, very clean! We met all the folks that came in on our sunwing flight for happy hour every day at the adult pool. The service was great & had so much fun. We also booked the Italian restaurant for a dinner with this gang of 15. The homemade pasta there is very good. My favourite dishes were in the buffet of Mexican food. The Pozole soup was delicious too. This resort was all about the beautiful Santiago Beach, morning & envening walks, lovely swimming & body surfing. Location of your Resort is everything to me. Just north is awesome snorkelling at the Aquarium! We didn't get to hire anyone for these trips as my parents live at Vida del Mar & we enjoyed excellent snorkelling there. The Santiago Saturday market is huge, good pottery plus there is a pottery store in town. We might have ventured off the resort more, but the resort has so much fun activities & really is the fun hub of this area so we didn't venture off too far and had the best vacation. I can see why people say their children cry when they have to leave. The service is 5 star, the nightly entertainment is 5 star & the workers so friendly & fun! We will return!

  • varonil161 : New York City, New York
Worst hotel ever!

I booked this hotel on Expedia from Oct. 11 to Oct. 16, 2017 and i checked out of it the same day. Didn't even spend one night. Everything in the room was so nasty i didn't even want to seat and after 10 hours of travel from New York all i wanted was to rest, but could not do it. the sheets on the 2 tiny beds were very nasty and so were the towels. Nasty stains allover the room and it smelled terrible. Bugs, Mice drops, and no security at all. You could open the door to the room with a credit card (yes, i tried it). So, i decided right away i was not going to spend one single night in this place. Called a friend who lives in town and she took me to Barcelo Karmina and i ended up staying there rest of my vacation. I guess the people who give this place 2 stars or more have never been to a decent all inclusive resort.

  • Angela H :
Huge Resort

We stayed from March 3-10, 2017. Loved this huge resort. The adult pool bartenders Juan and Isiae were fabulous and spoke perfect English. This was our bit of paradise. Alfonso and Mikeya at the a la carte tended to our every need. Pedro, Moise and Franco were very attentive at the buffet restaurant. Salvador and Eduardo were friendly and most helpful at the front desk. Lily the massage therapist at the spa was an angel from heaven. We liked the bridge across the road to the beach club. The beach was covered in fool’s gold which sparkled in the sun. Our one bedroom villa was perfect with a terrace that we sat on every night. We are going back for two weeks this year.

  • Manuel V : Guadalajara, Mexico
Poor facility maintenance and not variety on the food

What I see is that the great time for this hotel is already finished. the rooms are too old and with an evident lack of maintenance, I see not intention to renovate it. the air conditioner in a big % is too old and needs to be replaced right away because the unique is producing is high noice and nothing more. the facilities in general is necessary to apply deepest maintenance and the menu must to be rotated more frequently. on my 4 days in this resort the food was the same and in my oppinion with very poor quality.The offer Internet but never works.No intention to visit it again anymore.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Domestic drinks from 11am-2am
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving & snorkeling lesson in pool
  • Tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Archery
  • Rock climbing
  • Gym
  • Spanish lessons
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco, drinks included
  • 450 villas in eight 3-storey buildings
  • 5 Restaurants including, Italian a la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars
  • Disco (including a disco for families)
  • Pools including 1 for adults only
  • Water slides
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Non-motorized watersports (fee)
  • Adventure activities
  • Paintball (fee)
  • Boutiques
  • ATM
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)

1-Bedroom Villas include:

  • 1 queen or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area w/2 single sofa beds
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Balcony or terrace
  • A staircase leads from the living area to the bedroom

2-Bedrooms Villas include the same as above but with a 2nd room on the mezzanine.

Kids Deals - Kids 5 & under stay and eat free when sharing a room with paying adults; pay a special rate on airfare & transfers only. Kids 13-17 pay the teen rate.

For the Kids - Kids 2-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kid's Club, Kid's pool, Kid's entertainment, Kid's disco and Kid's pool. Babysitting subject to availability (fee).

Golf Bonus - Special golf prices available. For more details, please inquire.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
    Manzanillo,Mexico

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Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
Km 12.5 Carretera Manzanillo, Manzanillo 28200 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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