Gran Festivall All Inclusive Resort
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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.
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.
As most people know with my reviews I am not one whom believes the world owes me anything and that I am special because I pay X amount of dollars for my travel, I am an avg guy who enjoys the simplest of things when I travel whether its business or pleasure.As we usually do as a family we like to celebrate New Years on a different Caribbean or tropical destination over the last 7 years with our 3 kids 25,22,and 21 so not babies and been taught to enjoy the simplest things in life.So this year we decided to go to Manzanillo Mexico and stay at the Gran Festival. We read the reviews prior and as usual that never sways us because we make our own fun and opinions.1st of the resort itself is great lots to do and for the most part the grounds are well kept, the resort and rooms (good chunk of them) could really use a coat of paint and some refurbishing but definitely not the worst I have seen. The food was ok some good some bad but something for everyone. The adult pool was amazing the large resort pool has a big hornet problem and is busy busy busy.The beach is very local and we loved it because it was very local oriented. It is not your common tourist style beach like a Cancun or Riviera Maya.The New Years Party was one of the best we have ever done on a resort and staff deserve top marks for the event they put on from the band to the fireworks show this was our favourite time all week.Now the negative, this is now (recently) a Sunwing property and the fact that your front desk staff and majority of the staff whom do not speak English or even have the time to try and work with you to try and understand instead of basically dismissing you because they don't have time to try. outside of the very odd handful of scattered waiters or bar staff that can speak English also or at least care enough to try, blows my mind. The resort guests are predominately Spanish speaking people with maybe a quarter of the people being English for the most part. Now understand we loved the fact we felt we were in a local setting and enjoyed trying to learn and communicate the language but if Gran Festivall and Sunwing are to move forward as a great spot for tourists whether Canadian or American or wherever they really need to strategically place some bilingual people in the most important areas (front desk, info desk, management etc that questions can be answered as it was extremely frustrating to ask for the simplest of things. The entertainment looked fantastic but not once did the staff they try and tell you what was happening or going on in English, geez at least say hello here is our show Welcome.Lastly if you need any sort of internet for the ability to stay in contact outside of Manzanillo or because millennials need their social life forget it the internet here will frustrate you and perhaps annoy your trip, wasn't a factor for our family but could see it for some families as well as business people.All in all we had a fun time and enjoyed the local feel and fun, would I go back perhaps if Sunwing and Gran festival made more of an effort to put some people that would love their job an opportunity to work with guests from all over not just Spanish speaking people.Life is what you make of it don't avoid this place its worth the money, Sunwing and Gran Festivall you have a diamond in the rough do something with it and you will reap the rewards
The property is in need up upgrading...old and needs to be refreshed, FOOD IS AWEFUL, drinks are plentiful, caters to Mexican no English or French spoken. There is an adult area but it is small and limited in space.
This place was great. There are so many activities to do and the staff are friendly. The food is really good. The dining room gets a little chaotic but that was part of the fun. The negatives is that the air con in our bedroom didn't work which meant nights were a bit warm but no one else in the family had this issue. And the bed was really hard... after 3 nights my back and shoulders were aching. Any other maintenance issues were dealt with super fast. Overall I had a great time and would totally recommend this place to families.
It's a shame that the resort isn't taken care of and kept up to date because it could be a really nice place for a family to visit, we just returned from a family xmas vacation 2017and when they say it's a 3 star it's really a 1.They have everything to do there but they only accommodate the locals, no one spoke English and if they did it was very little.The food wasn't too bad when you could get it, when one restaurant closed down all of them were down, only certain times to eat which sucked, half the plates and bowls were all cracked or big pieces out of them.Now I'll start with the rooms, if you want a half descent room stay in the 100 block if you don't mind the music from the disco bar.We had our room in the 500 block up side the mountain, ok if you were 20 and don't mind hiking because you could never get a ride. The rooms were full of ants and the mold was crazy, no AC, no phones, no locks on the safes, no fridges and the smell was unbearable. We got one jug of water when we arrived and that was it.The kids pool was all chipped up and not safe for them to be playing in.If you don't have high expectations when you go here you will be fine, certainly not a resort for outside tourist.Will I go back..... NO!!!!!
Stayed here along time ago as a kid and I always wanted to return. I didn't realize it had changed names from Club Maeva to Gran Festival. Growing up I had a blast at this resort. Not sure how relevant my review will be but I would definitely consider bringing my children on vacation to this resort. The staff was incredible and my sister and I spent hours going down the slides. Very memorable trip 20 years ago. Met alot of wonderful people at this resort. Loved the basketball and volleyball courts and the villa style rooms.
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Domestic drinks from 11am-2am
- Introductory scuba diving & snorkeling lesson in pool
- Rock climbing
- 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
- Non-motorized watersports (fee)
- Adventure activities
- Paintball (fee)
- Currency exchange
- Laundry service (fee)
- Medical service (fee)
1-Bedroom Villas include:
- 1 queen or 2 single beds
- 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.
Resort Location Map
Gran Festivall All Inclusive ResortManzanillo,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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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