Marival Emotions Resort & Suites

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 5843 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    One person can make a trip

    Reviewed by lnmlsm(Victoria, Canada) on Oct 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We had so many things go wrong on our trip NONE of which had to do Marival Resort and Suites. We got transfered here after some big issues with the resort we had booked at. Although this resort is older and the rooms could use a facelidt, it: 1. Is very clean and the beds are comfortable 2. Has a ton of charm 3. Has something to do for everyone 4. Dosent seem as big as it appears- the pools, restaurants and beach are some how all very central This resort does have a lot to offer to families with kids, but our evening visits to Dalia at Bar Volare were more adult thanks to Dalia's attentive service in a sophisticated but laid back atmosphere.

    3 RD Time is a Charm....kind of...

    Reviewed by 19kimberly67(Abbotsford, BC) on Oct 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    This was my 3rd time at the Marival. I haven't been to this resort since 2006 and 2008 when I was married and two kids. We use to come here when our kids where little because of the awesome Water park/pool they have for the kids. If you have kids, its excellent and very family friendly with a snack bar right next to the water park. Terrific for parents who need to feed their children or grab a drink. I booked a last minute vacation with my Fiance and decided to book with the Marival and as much as it was great to come back and see the resort, I have to say there are way too many kids for my liking now. Hahaha. Not going to take away from the resort as its a Family friendly resort. I just forgot HOW family friendly. I will just chooses an adult only resort next time for a more relaxing holiday. I love kids and actually own daycare centres but sometimes ya need a break from the noise etc. I should have known better but from what I see the children were having a blast and parents seemed really happy too. The water park is pretty cool. You won't be disappointed! Okay the low down: We had a smooth check in and we were greeted by a man who gave us the details on where everything is, our luggage was brought up to our very nice and clean room. Ironically we had a room overlooking the waterpark and the ocean, it was a beautiful view. No big deal, the sliding glass doors are heavy and you can't hear a thing. The house keeping was good but they hardly every replenished our fridge and they have a water container full of water and two cups for drinking water. This was a first for me and I have been to at least 10 All Inclusives. There is however water dispensers in the hallway so you can refill it. I guess they are trying to conserve water which is always a good thing. The food at the Buffets were just OK. Wasn't a fan of the food here. Sorry, but a lot of it was just the same thing every single day. Especially breakfast :( I have been to many resorts and this by far was not my favorite and I'm not a picky eater. I'm so Sorry to say this as I know people work hard to make the food and really I should be thankful :( With that being said, you won't starve that's for sure but I felt it was lacking in the "change it up" department. I only went to a couple of the Al la Carte restaurants and the food was pretty decent. Make sure you reserve the restaurants right away so you can get in and eat something other than buffet food. However, the drinks were amazing and I want to give a special shout out to Manuel at the pool in front of the Adult Pool. That fellow was such a hard worker...always looking to see if we were empty and coming to us half way across the pool to bring us drinks. Your resort is lucky to have him working for you!!! Also want to send a shout out to Hugo and Edwardo at the bar beside the Adult only pool. Excellent service and super friendly. We mainly stayed at the pool in front of the Adult only pool. My question to the resort and I'm still kind of in shock as to WHY is there no swim up bar at the Adult Only pool. This is so strange and this is why we stayed at the pool in front of this one. Head Scratcher for sure...LOL Beach is beautiful, sand is nice, not rocky at all. Easy to get a chair and a chair at the beach. Vendors at the beach are respectful and not too aggressive. Do yourself a favour and head into Bucerios and go to Fat Boys on the beach. OMGosh amazing food. We got Shrimp tacos and two lobster tails (680.00 peso) and the drinks are huge, like in fish bowls...lol Loved going through the flea market where Fat Boys was located. Just have the Taxi driver take you to Fat Boys and you will be at the Flea Market too. Easy to get a cab ride back to the resort too. So in a nut shell....I do loved the Marival lots of great memories all those years ago. I plan on going to an Adult only resort next time,as I guess I forgot how "kid friendly" this resort was. If you have a family with kids, you won't be disappointed. If you are just a couple and don't mind kids, you will love it. IF you are a couple looking for some peace and quiet, maybe look at smaller boutique resorts or an Adult only as there are a lot of children at this resort. Not trying to take away anything from the Marival, its just my observation and humble opinion. I will be back one day Marival when I have grandkids!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Marival Spectacular

    Reviewed by thomrho(albuquerque, nm) on Oct 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We have been to Marival several times now and love it. We enjoy the balance of relaxation and activity and entertainment. I especially want to give a big shout out to Angel that is the director and choreographer of the shows. He continually amazes me with his work. He is a diamond. The shows keep getting better and better and continue to be fun for the whole family to watch. My kids talk about them all the time. How can they do this many different shows so well in one week? They are all amazing and hard working. They have fun and so we have fun watching them. The dancing talent, the funny parts, the costumes, are wonderful. They always stay after to talk to my kids and take pictures. Angel is always so humble and happy when we talk to him and thank him. The shows are usually pretty packed so show up earlier than the start time and get a drink and a seat. Sometimes there is preshow entertainment. The audiences are always fun and friendly too. This entertainment is what keeps us coming back to this resort!!!

    family trip

    Reviewed by yaretzirdz6() on Oct 18, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Amazing hotel. Loved the animation team especially Ruben, Robetzy, ivan, karaly, lupita, leo, bryan, genaro, cesar, bibi, and julian. They were my favorite and also the reason why we’re going to visit again! I also enjoyed the shows a lot. they were super entertaining and fun :)

    Marival Kid Fail

    Reviewed by Kcwright624(Denver, Colorado) on Oct 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    While staying at a sister property, we wandered over to Marival Emotions property for their evening show. Prior to the show the Marival Kids team played a game and we were very disappointed with the way Adriana led the game. She clearly favored the kids she knew who were staying at their property and made disparaging remarks about me and my kids in Spanish not realizing that I am fluent in Spanish. We are here celebrating my daughter's 10th birthday and she was saddened by the way we were treated. I will say that her 2 assistants were pleasant and tried to include our kids but neither of our kids have any interest in participating in anything Marival Kid related if the "grumpy lady" (Adriana) is leading it. While we were tempted to get up and leave, we are thankful that we stayed for the evening show because it was hilarious and very entertaining. The entertainment crew and dancing with the stars show was phenomenal. I will do a separate review for them rating them 5 stras! I also should note that when I spoke to Christina, a manager about what happened, she was very empathetic and kind-hearted. I appreciate her taking the time to acknowledge the situation and agree that this should not happen.