Gran Festivall All-Inclusive Resort

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Between the blue sea of the Pacific and the untamed mountains of Colima, discover the splendor of nature within a magical atmosphere at Gran Festivall All Inclusive, facing the tranquil Santiago Bay. Cradling the resort is a lush, 90-acre extension of golden sands, with the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean shimmering in the distance. Relax in one of 514 air-conditioned, Mediterranean-style villas, situated across from a beautiful beach. Dine at five restaurants and enjoy unlimited tropical libations at five bars.

Dive into the cool waters of five pools, one exclusively for adults. The Adventure Circuit is sure to raise your adrenaline! Enjoy fun in the sun at the hotel waterpark with two Kamikazis and two regular slides, volleyball, beach soccer, tennis at ten courts, paintball, basketball, and more. Scale a vertical formation with rock climbing, try zip-lining, or take to archery and let arrows fly. Introductory scuba diving and snorkeling lessons are also available. Kids have their own getaway at the kids' club, where they will find everything for creative fun, security, attention, and happiness!

At night, enjoy live entertainment and dance at the disco as you spin and glide your way across dazzling laser lights. The Animation Team's mission is to ensure that you have a great time with fun-filled activities both day and night.
Gran Festivall is a tropical playground facing the calm, tranquil waters of Santiago Bay, 15miles from the International Airport and 7 miles from downtown.

Local Phone: 011-52-314-3310800
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-411-7070
Fax: 314-331-0865
Website Address:
Boutique Shops
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 miles)
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5     
Swim-up Bar
The hotel offers a total of five swimming pools, including an adult pool, a water slide park, and a kids` pool.
La Mantarraya Golf Course
La Mantarraya Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Pete and Roy Dye. It is located next to the Las Hadas, and has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the world.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $49
Cart Fee: $34
Caddy: Mandatory
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 12
Outdoor Courts: 12
Lighted Courts: 6
Court Fee: free
Raquet Rental Fees: Free
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Gran Festivall consists of 514 one- or two bedroom Mediterranean-style villas built on a 90-acre extension facing the waters of Santiago Bay. Each air-conditioned unit features a living area and balcony or patio. The 90-acre extension completely surrounds the resort like a small town, and hotel features include five restaurants, four bars, nightly entertainment, massage area 2 the pool, skating ring, canopy and paint ball (fee for activities). Beach: The hotel is situated across from a lovely stretch of golden sand beach with its own Beach Club. Youmust cross a bridge in order to get to the beach area. Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 514
Year Opened: 1979 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No handicap access in the rooms, the only facilities are outside. There is no adult beach but thereis an adult pool
Queen or 2 twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower, Living room area with 2 studio beds, A/C, Balcony or terrace, Safe depsosit box, Satellite TV, Telephone
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Queen bed in one room and two beds in second bedroom, 2 private bathrooms, Shower, Living area with 2 studio beds, A/C, Balcony, Safe deposit box, Satellite TV, Phone.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Gran Festivall All-Inclusive Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All
There are 5 Restaurants at Gran Festivall All-Inclusive Resort:
Parrillada - Buffet
Blue Seagull - Buffet
Alfredo`s - A casually elegant la carte restaurant.
Sol Y Mar - Buffet and snacks
Café de la Place - Buffet
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Non-Motorized Water Sports, Tennis, Soccer Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Gym, Beach Club, Archery.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Stage Show every night, Contests.
"The MiniClub" is an ideal solution for a perfect family vacation, offering a varietyof activities supervised by a specialized staff. Activities include arts & crafts, painting, swimming, and tennis lessons, and there is also a video room and nursery.
Applicable Ages: 2-12 years old.

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: $7.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: At least 8 hrs.
Cribs available at no charge.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Big complex, good food
Sukhdev K,
Mon Jan 23 05:02:43 EST 2017
This all inclusive hotel was quite ok for the cheap price it offers. Food was average food, service ok, the installations were not in their best shape (old, partly unrenovated). Specially the pool for kids had the floor in stone (not painted and it was very rough for the skin). If you are up for a good 10 min walk to the sea each morning from your room, it's quite ok. Not sure if we would come back next time..

RUN Down! Horrible! Read on for more information
NecroN, Vancouver, Canada
Thu Jan 19 06:36:56 EST 2017
My wife and I, Just got back last night from 1 week at the Gran Festivall Manzanillo. We were very disappointed. We had read a number of reviews on trip advisor before we went. However there are a number of them that conflict and are very confusing. I think this is in turn because this hotel sells off rooms at a considerable discount when it cannot fill the hotel. Also depending where you are staying at the hotel. The Villa's will be renovated or not renovated. We stayed in the "Not renovated" As with most of this resort is no renovated and all the foreigners we placed here! After we got home and I started looking at the pictures of the resort. There are none that show how bad this place is. So I will upload them as I did a walk around the property before we left. I will say this, The original villa we stayed in had the entire kitchen ceiling falling down to garbage cans in catch the water leaking down like a stream. We did see cockroaches on the property. However not in the food area or villas. I am going to upload a picture of a salt shaker in the restaurant. The black things in the salt are dead ants. (Thank god we found this on the last day!). Food was poor at this resort. Disappointing as we read some reviews that it was quite good. You could always find something. Restaurant staff looked down at us a few times. (First time I had ever seen this). A number of other people that were on our plane rated this resort as a 1 star and we would have to agree. (Depending if in renovated villa's or not, But hey don't take my word for it. Check out my pictures of the villas!). The locals do come in on the week. Plan accordingly. Beach and pools will fill up fast. So go down there right away or plan something else. We did reach that it was a major walk down to the ocean. My wife and I did not find this. It is a bit of a walk but nothing major. We read on how big the property was and thought. Wow that thing is huge we can't go wrong! Boy were we both wrong! While we were down there our lock on our room broke. Took them 3 hours to try and get in. In the end they broke in through a Window so we could get our stuff. They moved us to another room for the rest of our stay. All the people on our airplane that stayed at this resort. Referred to the area we stayed in as "Gangland" or the Ghetto. Please note: That we know of at lest three people that got room changes while we were down there. (Black mold, Ac not working,). None of them were moved to the newly renovated units! Some people spoke of how great this place was back in the day with fond memories. That's why they came back. (18 years ago). Toronto had this place discounted at around the $600.00 marker. Western Canada was paying around the $900 - $1000 marker. One other note: When we first showed up our room was dirty and they had to page the maid last at night. As the place had been trashed from the last people. Not a great welcome for a place. -PRO's: -You can hail a Bus right out front of the resort. 7 pesos to get you to Santiago and Manzanillo. - There is a Walmart in Santiago. Cheap duty free booze and stuff - Beach that this resort sits on is the best one down there! Just awesome! - Big Pools! - Maids were good - Lifeguards on beach some days. - Shower water pressure was very good. Never ran out of hot water. - Check in was fast and smooth/ So was check out. - CON's: - Very few staff spoke anything but Spanish, Including the front desk - Non - renovated villa's! Just brutal. See pictures! and they are still booking people for the night in them! - Cockroaches seen running around the property - Ants in the salt shaker in the restaurant! Brutal! (Again see pictures!) - NOT at Three Star resort. 2 star at best. 1 star in some areas! - Ran out of some drink mixes and did not refill them. - Sheets on bed were not the correct size. (Two double sheets for a queen) - Restaurant staff seem to snub there nose at you for some reason.( You were never offed that second cup of coffee in the morning) - Black mold in a number of rooms. - Some rooms missing light bulbs. - One Jug of water when you check in. If you want more you have to go to one of the bars and get it refilled. They do not bring anymore. -DO NOT BOOK THIS RESORT! HORRIBLE!! (Uploading pictures for everyone to see! For shame!)

Decent resort dissapointing on tourist customer service
Fred C, Ontario, Canada
Wed Jan 18 03:36:48 EST 2017
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

VERY NOISY, POOR and UNEATABLE FOOD, You get what you pay for
Ray B, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
Tue Jan 17 07:23:03 EST 2017
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.

Family holiday
HappyTravelsNZ123, Auckland, New Zealand
Thu Jan 12 05:39:32 EST 2017
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.

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