$708 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 16, 2015 Check-out: Mar 17, 2015

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

5 stars
View map of Av. Cocoteros No. 98 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, 63735

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
67 reviews
Awesome trip for myself

The hotel staff was very nice and the amenities were wonderful. In particular, the staff in charge... See full review

  • lonetraveler
  • Feb 3, 2015
Loved our stay at Grand Velas

We had a great time at Grand Velas. The facilities and the staff are amazing. Kids were entertained... See full review

  • Kunal V.
  • Jan 18, 2015
AAA 5-Diamond all-inclusive resort in top Mexican Pacific destination
This award-winning all-inclusive resort is located in Riviera Nayarit on Banderas Bay, the most exclusive development in Nuevo Vallarta. The oceanfront property features 267 suites that feature contemporary elegant decor, all with private terraces and ocean views. Four fine dining restaurants provide French, Italian, and Mexican menus. Other amenities include a fitness center, 24-hour room service, a full service spa, and numerous activities for adults and children.
Highlights
  • AAA 5-Diamond Award
  • Conde Nast's Most Excellent Spa Hotel
  • Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
Rooms

267 luxurious one-, two-, and three-bed suites feature private terraces, ocean views, and teak wood furniture imported from Bali. Suites offer one king or two queen beds with down comforters and pillows. Amenities include high-speed and wireless Internet access, a mini-bar, and cable television with DVD/CD/MP3 player and pay-per-view movies. Bathrooms offer step-in shower, bathrobes, phone, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.

Features

Watersports equipment, fitness classes, personal training, activities for children and adults, four gourmet restaurants, premium-brand liquors, and live music are among the amenities included in the room rate at this resort.

 

Health, well-being, relaxation, and rejuvenation of the body and soul are the focus of the Gran Velas Spa. A Swiss shower, pressure shower, sauna, whirlpool, cold plunge lagoon, and hydro reflexology area deliver the ultimate in relaxation.

 

The fitness center is equipped with 12 cardiovascular stations, including climbers, treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes, plus 21 variable resistance machines and weight training stations. Choose from daily meditation, yoga, and Pilates classes. Private instruction and personal training are also available by appointment.

Golf, shopping, beaches, sightseeing, and tours are available in Nuevo Vallarta and nearby Puerto Vallarta. Especially popular are deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and whale watching on Banderas Bay.

Dining

Indulge in gourmet a la carte dining at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive's four outstanding restaurants. These include Azul (International Cuisine), Frida (Gourmet Mexican Cuisine), Lucca (Gourmet Italian-Mediterranean Cuisines) and Piaf (Traditional Gourmet French Cuisine), plus a delicious snack bar, Selva del Mar. Enjoy the swim-up Aqua Bar and lively Lobby Bar or 24-hour in-suite dining service.

Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Airport shuttle
Nearby attractions
  • Puerto Vallarta (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
Business
  • Convention Center, equipped with audiovisual support and business services.
  • Business center with six computer stations, LCD screens, and high-speed Internet
  • High capacity copier, high-speed Laser Color printers, double wide ink jet printers, and high res color scanner
  • Executive conference meeting room for up to 10 people

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive Rooms

Ambassador Penthouse Ocean view Suite
With over 1,750 square feet of space and a number of luxurious and comfortable details, this elegant two-floor suite is for adults only and features a terrace with Jacuzzi;accessed by a flight of stairs outside of the suite. From here guests can enjoy fabulous views of the Bay of Banderas and a relaxing outdoor living area. Delight in decor featuring native artwork painted in soothing natural tones.
Ambassador Grand Class
The 1,865 square-foot Ambassador Grand Class Suite is outfitted with the finest in contemporary luxury amenities. Relax and rejuvenate in the outdoor 8-person Jacuzzi on your private, oceanfront terrace or enjoy a soothing soak in the interior Jacuzzi. Savor the spectacular ocean views from the terrace or relax in front of the 42" plasma screen TV in the inviting living room. After a day on the beach or by the pool, invigorate your body in the "Aqua Tower" shower with six hydro-jets - one of the lavish accoutrements that make this suite the essence of luxury. Private-line wireless telephones, a DVD/CD/MP3 player, wireless high-speed internet ($) and plush bathrobes and slippers are pampering features that make for an unforgettable resort experience. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.
Master Suite Pool View
With over 1,000 square feet of living space, the Master Suites with Pool View, Partial Ocean View, Ocean View or Ocean Front feature one King or two Queen beds, luxury bathrooms with interior Jacuzzis, designer bath amenities and step-in showers, the finest linens, and imported teak furniture from Bali. Enjoy the sound of the soothing waves throughout your suite. An elegant sitting area with large screen TV is the perfect place to relax, and a gourmet meal can be enjoyed at any time of day or night at the dining table or on your ground-floor terrace with views of the sparkling infinity pool and beautiful tropical landscape. A daily-stocked mini-bar including snacks is provided as part of your luxury All-Inclusive service. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children. (Children prices apply for ages 5-12)
Parlor Suite 2 Bathrooms Ocean View
With over 1,000 square feet of living space, two full luxury bathrooms with designer bath amenities and a division between the living and sleeping areas, these suites enjoy full views of the Bay of Banderas from the private terrace. Equipped with one King or two Queen beds, a large screen TV in bedroom, the finest linens and important teak furniture from Bali. An elegant sitting area features a second large screen TV, and a gourmet meal can be enjoyed at any time of day or night at the dining table or on your terrace. A daily stocked mini-bar including snacks is provided as part of your luxury All-Inclusive service. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children. (Children prices apply for ages 5-12)
Deal of the Day
1,076 square foot Master Suite are enhanced with a Jacuzzi located in the bathroom. The private terrace allows you to watch the sunset over the bay. These elegant suites are furnished with a TV which offers premium cable channels and a fully stocked mini bar. Enjoy a comfortable king or two queen size beds in your spacious room while listening to the sound of the ocean. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (children prices apply for ages 4-12). Special for honeymooners and anniversaries.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

24 - hour In-Suite Dinning
If you prefer to enjoy a delicious meal in the comfort and privacy of your luxury suite, our 24-hour dining service is available as part of your Grand all-inclusive experience. Our menu includes a diverse selection of meals, snacks, and desserts.
Selva del Mar
For informal and prompt service, our Selva del Mar snack bar offers tantalizing treats such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, ceviches and fresh guacamole. Open daily from 11 AM to 8 PM, Selva del Mar is located in the pool area overlooking spectacular Banderas Bay.
Aqua Bar
Swim-up bars provide guests the option to drink and snack with convenience. During the day, those taking a dip in our sparkling outdoor swimming pool can swim over to the cabana bar for a refreshing afternoon tropical drink.
"Lucca" Italian Mediterranean Restaurant
Serving Flavorful Italian - Serving flavorful Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, Lucca invites guests to indulge in an elegant experience of culinary delights. The Romanesque design only hints at the savory meat, pasta and seafood dishes that comprise our eqxuisite meals. Experience delectable dishes such as: agnello de Lucca, roasted leg of lamb served with eggplant caviar marinated in a thyme infusion sauce and Robalo al Duo di Pesto, and Basil and Black Olive sauce on Ravioli and a bed of mushrooms. Lucca features live piano music and is located on the second floor above the lobby with a front ocean view. Open daily from 6 PM-11 PM. Reservations are required. All seating is in our air-conditioning dining room. Children are allowed at the first seating. Smoking is not permitted. Dress Code: Business casual - no flip flops, shorts or T-shirts
"Piaf " Traditional French Gourmet Restaurant
Piaf's cuisine is a passion represented in a traditional way, respecting protocols and gastronomic customs found in French classic cuisine-prepared with an innovative spirit. At Piaf, you will discover the sublime combination of charming presence, harmony, and elegant simplicity. Menu samplings include: Foie gras Terrine, snails Bourguignon style, Chateaubrian; Crme Brulee. Enjoy live trumpet music as you indulge in our culinary delights. Piaf is located on the main lobby level. Open daily from 6 PM to 11 PM. Reservations are required. All seating is in our air-conditioned dining area. Age restrictions: Children 12 and over. Smoking is not permitted. Dress Code: Business casual - no flip flops, shorts or T-shirts
Frida" Fine Mexican Dinning
Her name evokes magic and mystery, connected with the deepest roots of Mexican heritage. Our traditional Mexican cuisine offers a delicious mix of aromas and flavors. Every dish is a colorful work of art, presented in native colors from yellow to purple. The culinary masterpieces that make up every meal at Frida are reflective of Mexico's rich culinary history. Menu samplings include: pork roasted filet with eucalyptus honey on green applesauce and volcano mousse and salmon roll served on lobster tail with chili cascabel sauce. Frida is located on the second floor above the lobby and features ocean front views. Open daily from 6 PM to 11 PM. Live guitar music adds to the experience. Reservations are required to dine at Frida. You may choose to reserve a table in our air-conditioned dining room or beautiful outside terrace. Children are welcome to dine at the first seating. Smoking is not permitted. Dress Code: Business casual - no flip flops, shorts or T-shirts
Lobby Bar
Come nightfall the Lobby Bar comes to life with luscious libations and appetizing edibles. Our Lobby Bar is a lively gathering place. Socialize in our air conditioned area or on the charming outside terrace. Sports events will be broadcasted on TV. Open daily from 5 PM to 1 AM. Karaoke on Mondays from 9 PM to 12 AM.
Azul
Azul is an all-day, casual oceanfront restaurant located near the pool area. Views from the restaurant offer panoramic ocean vistas as you enjoy your sumptuous meal. Azul's relaxing open-air atmosphere is complimented by a variety of culinary choices, with selections from Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and Italian specialties as well as mouthwatering fare from our delicious grill. Savor the sunset while indulging in fine cuts of beef and seafood-a true gourmet's delight. Open daily from 7 AM to 11 PM. Smoking and non-smoking sections available.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Grand Velas All Suites & SPA Resort boasts a World Class Convention Center, equipped with the latest state of the art technology and service that will ensure the complete success of your event. Grand Marissa Ballroom is versatile and with capacity for up to 600 people which can be subdivided into five different areas offering a wide variety of options. The Grand Marissa has advanced technological support to ensure the functionality of your events. Audio-visual capabilities include high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, video conferencing, and secretarial and simultaneous translation services, and integrated rear projection.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (67)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
Amenities:
4.7
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.6

99% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
David L.
Business
N/A
Feb 14, 2015

couple

service was great, however the food was mediocre. The wine was undrinkable. Spa was very good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lonetraveler
Business
Tacoma
Feb 3, 2015

Awesome trip for myself

The hotel staff was very nice and the amenities were wonderful. In particular, the staff in charge of activities such as volleyball, water aerobics were helpful, fun, and pleasant. The food was great. I would recommend the hotel to families, couples, lone travelers, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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5
5.01.0
Kunal V.
Business
Sunnyvale
Jan 18, 2015

Loved our stay at Grand Velas

We had a great time at Grand Velas. The facilities and the staff are amazing. Kids were entertained throughout at kids club and the adults enjoyed the food, drinks and activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shelly08
Business
Menlo Park
Jan 6, 2015

Awesome family trip

We had a family get together with 3 generations gathering together. There was something for everyone. The place is beautiful and the food is awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kevin t.
Business
san francsico
Dec 29, 2014

Great Family Vaca

We had a great stay at the hotel and more importantly the staff went out of their way to assure that my families dietary needs were taken care of. We couldnt of had a better stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AKmama
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Above and Beyond

Wow, I don't even know where to start...everything about this place was amazing! The staff are so friendly and helpful, from the conceirge staff to, room service, to the restaraunt staff...they really make this place the best of the best. Hector and Mario from conceirge took great care of us, and Amelio got us all settled with activites during our stay, Rene and the guys from Azul's were awesome!!! The property it's self is beautiful, nice pools, clean, modern, and luxurious! All the restaraunts were amazing, the food/drinks/service it all was great. Pilafs was my favorite restaraunt, the escargo was delish!!!! One thing that we really liked is, they don't try and force or bother you about timeshare stuff like other resorts and all-inclusive places I've been to. It really made this place a relaxing, fun, and peaceful place to vacation at. We'll definitely be coming back to this place. The money you spend at this place is well worth every cent. A really great thing about this resort, is if you go fishing while you're in Mexico - you can bring your catch back to the resort, and they'll cook it up for you right there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
montiel74
Business
Querétaro, Mex
Dec 2, 2014

A nice place to stay

nice place, not the best but enough to spend one weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MissyAP
Business
Los Angeles, ca
Nov 28, 2014

Great service, all-inclusive worth the value

The value of the flight + hotel package could not be beat. The all-inclusive aspect was also well worth it, as they included top shelf alcohol, fancy restaurants (the French and Italian restaurants were amazing), and a $50 spa credit per day (this could not be combined though). My main complaint with this hotel was with the room, which had a large separate living room area and nice balcony, but the bathroom was extremely small (smaller than a motel bathroom) esp given that there were three of us sharing the room. Only one sink with tiny vanity, it was uncomfortable. The service was amazing, really tried to accommodate every need we had. There were times when they didn't clear the food in the room when we asked. They would set you up at the pool with umbrellas so you didn't have to fight for a space. The spa is not to be missed. But it is a $20 cab ride into town but pretty close to the airport. The crowd is very much family and couples, so the nightlife at the bar is nil.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Try the French restaurant!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
R Flores
Business
Paramount California
Aug 25, 2014

Family vacation

Great rooms, food is excellent and the employees always helping us. And Spa one of the best

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

On site

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fulano
Business
California
Aug 18, 2014

Great All-Inclusive Resort

Fantastic value, super location on the Riviera Nayarit. Resort seems a little outdated, but amenities are top-notch. Restaurants are mixed - Piaf (French) and Frida (were exceptional); Lucca (Italian) was disappointing, with many of the dishes trying too hard and ending up overly complicated and fussy. Azul (casual/buffet) has a great breakfast buffet, but order off the menu for lunch. Javier runs the beach volleyball games and is great - this was one of the highlights of our day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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