Mayan Sea Garden Hotel Nuevo Vallarta

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Hotel class: 3 stars
Av. Paseo de las Moras s/n, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Mayan Sea Garden Hotel - The painted wall paper in the lobby
Mayan Sea Garden Hotel - Sylvia & David by the fountain
Mayan Sea Garden Hotel - The Mayan bottom floor
Mayan Sea Garden Hotel - View from Ray and Linda's room...
Mayan Sea Garden Hotel - Linda and Ray by the fountain

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sylviandavid sylviand…
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Mayan Sea Garden ~ Nuevo Vallarta ~ Cozy and Relaxing May 16, 2008
We stayed at the Mayan Sea Garden for almost a week. It was well rated and was really very nice.. Check in was easy. We got the obligatory bracelets so we could roam freely within the motel and grounds. We decided to go to a talk for the time shares for the Mayan Palace... It is an amazing place. But, at $24,000 .... yikes... even down to $15,000. (But that's another story~and review... I have pictures) The rooms cost about $97.00 per night and a mini-suite is $122.

The room we had was above the restaurant roof. At the roof level. But we could also see the ocean, kids pool and the beach.... I wanted to get higher and David was anxious to get a bigger bed than a double.... He is 6'6 so a double is not a good fit for him. The first morning I woke up and found a man outside the window painting the roof..... 5 feet from the window.... although he didn't seem to be looking at anything other than the roof. then.... two men in ties joined him and talked. David walked on down to see about getting the room changed. We got another room: identical but on the third floor. Much better! The view was good from there too!

The pool was very casual ... one end was quiet and the other was the kiddy pool.... shrieking happiness..... There was a bar built into the pool and we got our afternoon drinks there..... it's so fun to swim up and order a drink! Beyond the pool was the beach... it was really a nice one.... with palapas.... and they brought drinks out when you wanted there.

The bottom floor consisted of many alcoves and places to sit and talk. The lobby had actual painted walls instead of wall paper. There were always fresh flowers. The one thing they did not have was a computer area. Their single computer was on the counter of the check-in desk and was a touch screen computer... it killed my back to type but it was the only one available. That is a mistake in this day and age. People were standing in line for it.

The second thing that we felt was a problem was the washing area. It was open 24 hours a day but the attendent who sold the washer and dryer tokens was only there until just before 5. We were pretty unhappy to miss her two days in a row. There was an open drawer with soap and it was available to take to your room so we washed our clothes and hung them to dry. The next day David finally caught the girl and bought a dryer token.... geez.... they are not even available at the front desk.

There was a travel agent who was intermittantly at his station but was very helpful when he was there. We got our city tour, Canopy tour and Rhythems of the night dinner show tickets there.

Every morning we met Linda and Ray for breakfast at the little restaurant by the pool. For a small place they had quite a varied menu. I switched around on the menu and David ordered the same thing every day. The waiters were fast, efficient and very cheery! The prices were not cheap but they were reasonable.

When we needed a taxi they were quickly summomed. Although it was a bit remote we did not feel isolated. We could walk to other business' nearby. We felt that the atmosphere was cozy and very family oriented. We saw families carrying bag of groceries for their kitchenette rooms. The pool was full of happy families on vacation....

All in all .... This is a great place and I would recommend it .... When we go back we do plan to stay there!
Sylvia & David by the fountain
The Mayan bottom floor
Linda and Ray by the fountain
View from Ray and Linda's room...
2 / 2 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
sylviandavid says:
Hope it's a great as when we stayed there ....
Posted on: Sep 06, 2016
jenn79 says:
so excited! We will be staying there in Dec, wondering how it must have changed in 8 years!
Posted on: Sep 03, 2016
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Mayan Sea Garden Hotel Nuevo Vallarta Overview

With a flawless location directly on Banderas Bay, the largest natural bay in Mexico, The Mayan Sea Garden Resort cannot fail to make a fabulous first impression. By no means misleading, the initial appeal of the resort is only enhanced by closer inspection, as guests enjoy the many perks and diversions that are part of a Mayan Sea Garden vacation. The resort boasts a par 71, 18-hole golf course designed by Jim Lipe, two restaurants - Rum Baa and the Green Break - and the X-Bok bar. A beachfront gem, the Mayan Sea Garden puts the Pacific just outside your door, along with two swimming pools, live entertainment and a snack bar. With an eye on hospitality and guest comfort, the resort offers one bedroom condos and hotel suites designed to give vacationers the amenities they expect while on vacation. Well-appointed, air-conditioned accommodations offer a sanctuary for quiet relaxation. For after hours check in procedures, please call the resort at 322-226-4500 at least 24 hours in advance to make arrangements. Nuevo Vallarta shares the same stunning weather, seaside location and exciting vacation options as neighboring Puerto Vallarta. The town offers three championship golf courses, a dolphin center, enticing beaches and more, all while preserving the native beauty of the region.

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