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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
  • terramariep : Ryley, Canada
Mexican Resort for Locals - Not Canadians

This is the worst resort I have ever visited. We flew direct via Sunwing, which wasn't direct, it still had a stop in Saskatchewan, but since we got to sit on the Tarmac in the plane for 2 hours, it's considered direct "Via Regina" anyways.....The hotel was so run down, it is a bunch of villas that used to be a Club Med, but haven't been maintained in over a decade, probably two.There is only one restaurant and 2 snack bars and one a la carte. Everything else is closed or broken. At most 5 staff members there spoke enough English to make a sentence - all activities are in Spanish. The rooms were scary, outdated, and repainting seems to be their only form of maintenance. There is no wifi (although they tell you there is in the lobby, which does not work)There are no operational phones in the rooms, so if you want anything you have to walk to the front desk and hope someone is there that understands you. And they do not provide blankets....at all. They will bring you an extra sheet if you complain enough - so plan to sleep with your towels for warmth and wear half your wardrobe. The A/C does not work, it's either on or off, no heat or cooling that you can control. They do not provide bottled water but will bring a big jug to your room if you can figure out how to ask for it. Our tv worked, but only 2 stations were in English, all entertainment is in Spanish - so it's fend-for-yourself every night to find something to do.The staff that did speak English asked us why we were there, only Mexicans, usually fromThe Guardalajara area, stay here. That was the hardest pill to swallow I think.No swim up bars, no bars for adults, the disco didn't even open on any nights we were there. Truth be told this trip - YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR -

  • Linda S : Regina, Canada
Vacation Adventure

We went with another couple for a two week vacation from February 22 - March 8, 2017Sunwing first had us booked in a room way up on the hill which proved to be a challenge from the minute we got there, winding steep pathways, proved to be to much. We asked to move on the second day and had to wait for a couple of more days before being moved, once we were moved, it was a great location! next to the pool where it is next to all of the services the hotel offers. The Adult pool was a lovely retreat and we spent most afternoons meeting up with and visiting our new friends, and Juan the bartender there was very obliging and spoke perfect English.There was only one buffet restaurant opened while we were there which was a bit of a disappointment but, wow the food that place put out was impressive! The wait staff was always prompt and very friendly!Hola to Fransisco, Moises and PatriciaSadly, we only got to go to the Italian restaurant, the one al a carte operating while we were there, once.We did enjoy the Italian bar a couple of times and Francisco the bartender was a pleasure to talk with.We took advantage of the Zip line as well as the waterslides and had a fantastic time. The photo shop on premises was always doing a fantastic job and we did purchase quite a few of their photos of us, which to my surprise, they ended up posting on facebook and of course I shared from there, cool idea.The sports bar with Marucio was always fun after dinner, a game of pool is always good, and Marucio was always attentive and professional, and spoke fairly good english.The disco is open until about 2 am most nights and only made it there 3 or 4 times and it was great fun.The beach was fun, but needed to bring or buy a paddle board to be able to ride the waves as they were high almost the whole time we were there. The beach was amazing though, firstly, there is gold flecks throughout the sand, I'm told foolsgold, The sand is easy to walk on and you can go for miles!Beach restaurant was only ok, a bit of a disappointment as there wasn't many options.The beach bartenders were always attentive and working steady.Would I recommend this hotel, yes. The staff make the resort! They are always doing the best they can.Trips into Manzanillo are easy to obtain by going across the street and catching the #1 Bus as it drives all the way into the old historic center where there are many shops and restaurants. This was only 7 pesos per person!Remember this is a large resort, the staff are doing their best and if you are unhappy, talk pleasantly and you will get treated accordingly.

  • tmclac : Vancouver Island, Canada
Great Staff and food

We enjoyed two weeks in February. We have traveled to many many all inclusive resorts in Mexico and Cuba. The food at the Gran Festival was some of the best food that I have had at a all inclusive. The grounds are the best in Mexico, love all the palm trees. The beach even with the short walk over the bridge is worth it. Great waves and sand. The staff are the best part of the resort. Even the grounds people would say hi and smile when walking past you. The front desk were very helpful we changed rooms after the first night to get a fridge and have my sister in the same room. The buffet staff always greeted us and were quick to bring drinks or clear away dishes. Our rooms were cleaned properly every day before noon. Yaun the pool bartender, good bartender nice guy. JB works outside the resort selling time shares to the Mexican people was very helpful giving us direction and information and advise.The best staff person is Fernando- the sport bartender. A good ,honest ,friendly , helpful all around great man. They are working on improving the rooms and someday this will be a 5 star resort. And yes there are a lot of Mexican family but remember it is there country and we are the guest. We met many nice people from Canada and from Mexico. I would go back to the resort again. Every year I look for a deal and the was one of the best.

  • Melanie B :
Never again

*Pros*PriceLearn EspaƱol Food was good when you can get itDecent beach *Cons*No english, service was geared to locals, the ants and bugs in the rooms were unbearable, no a/c, no fridge, no shower curtains, horrible smell in rooms, no room service, no pool bar, no food unless its breakfast lunch or dinner. If you're late you wait in line forever. Horrible liquor, instant coffee, no wifi, pictures are false advertising everything is old. And unkept. If I was in the mindset i was going to a dive, I would have been more prepared. Even the disco was all geared to locals. This is more of a mexican experienced opposed to a family get away..I'd never go back even if i won a trip there.

  • Lindsay C : Estevan, Canada
Don't Listen to the Whiners!

This was a fantastic resort. Rooms were clean and spacious. Food was great. Service was awesome.... no they didn't speak much english or french but remember you chose to go to Mexico. There were enough workers that were fluent in english if you needed. The pools were enormous and clean. They had a great adult only pool if you wanted. It was across the road from the beach but they had a walkway over the road. The beach was beautiful. There were more activities than was possible to do in a week. They had zip lining(at the resort, no need for an expensive tour), archery, tennis, volleyball, basketball , table tennis, soccer, waterslides. Suites had two air conditioners. The 200 rooms are central to everything. If you don't want to walk or do stairs you may want to be in the 100's though they are close to everything and could be noisy. Would go back again. Loved it.

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
  • 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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