Club Maeva Miramar Tampico
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Historical Traveler Reviews Club Maeva Miramar Tampico
Great value for the money !
We arrived Dec 31st. It was an early morning departure for travel but we were sitting by the pool before 1:30pm. The transfer from the airport went smoothly. The reception at 2pm had our keys ready and the bags were at the room by 2.30pm. The New Years Eve gala was initially well done with dinner in the ballroom and entertainment. It slowed quickly after the entertainment but there was music for dancing. We were tired and retired early. I heard that the party lasted to well into the wee hours. Generally the buffets were good, the two sit down dinners were excellent. We played golf at a wonderfull course in a gated community. One avid golfer who only books golfing vacations told me it was probably the best value golf package he and his wife had had over the past ten years. The rooms were bright and cheery although the beds were extra hard and the pillows "lumpy". We were able to get better ones. The shower water was always hot and at full pressure. The staff were terrific especially the Sunquest Rep. They went the extra mile to try their best to please you. Sure, there were a few communication barriers but overall they worked hard at providing great service. The grounds are well kept and exceptionally clean. The pools were warm and inviting. the adult pool with the swim up bar was exceptional. The beach was sandy and not pebbles and rocks like some resorts. The beach furniture was in need of freshening up but who cares when your having a snooze in one of the hammocks ! All and all we enjoyed the stay. We didn't encounter any "refinery" smells or really cold food like some people did. Right place at the right time !! We would return in a flash !
Do not go here!
do not go to this hotel - it is terrible! i am still here (arrived on friday and just now for the first time got onto the internet). will write more when i arrive back in ontario.......but just wanted to warn those looking NOT to book this place. the food is not edible, the hotel is sub-par and there is absolutely nothing to do here. it is a huge waste of money at any price!
Great vacation, would go back any time !
I stayed at Maeva Miramar for one week (Dec 31th to Jan 7th) with my husband and my parents and we all had a wonderful time.
My review seems negative because I am telling you about the things we didn't like, but it doesn't mean that overall, we didn't have a great trip.
Everything was very well maintained and clean, the buffet was very good (the meat was not tender and the desserts pretty bland, but it seems to be like that everywhere in Mexico). The a la carte restaurant was awesome. If you like steak, try the filet Brasseur, the best steak i've had !! The shows were pretty good, nothing great, but entertaining.
There was a special dinner for new year's eve but it was not very good at all and the show on that particular night was a little tacky.
We thought that the beach was dangerous because local people go there at night to drink and it's full of rusty beer caps. Watch your little ones if you take them to the beach. There were only wooden chairs on the beach full of bird crap and we prefered lying down directly on our towels in the sand.
The solarium was great, the water was nice and warm, but the drinks were not always the same and one particular bar tender made awful drinks. Pina Colada full of Carnation milk really is'nt that good !! Most of the time though, they were good. They have 2 Jacuzzis, but the water is the same temperature as the pool.
We took a day trip to Micos and Taninul to jump in the waterfalls and swim in the thermal water. If you like adventure, try that, it was wonderful !! You jump down 7 falls total and the highest one is about 8 meters so you have to be pretty adventurous. The scenery is breath taking !! The water though was very cold (at the falls). The sunquest representative said that it was because of a temperature drop the week before and that it usually isn't that cold. That day was unforgettable !!
My husband and my dad played golf and really enjoyed it. My mother and myself took the shopping trip and we regretted it: didn't have time to see anything. Take a taxi to go downtown, you'll be better off.
We thought that the clientele was quite old and the disco was pretty empty. If you are a young person looking to party, this is not the place.
I listed most of the things that you should be careful of, but for the rest, everything was perfect. I recommend this place.
Needs a lot of improvement, would give it an Average rating
Returned last night, so review is current. The people are friendly and really do try to help. The waiters are all smiles, as they hand you a beer when you've asked for a bloody mary. Their understanding of English is almost non-existant. Yes, it's their country, and they speak Spanish, and we did try to learn some of the words to make it easier. But you should have bar tenders who know how to tend bar and make the basic drinks - and they don't. They didn't know what a Mai Tai was. They don't even have a drink menu, that you can point to a drink and say "that one", you didn't know if you were getting a margueritta or a daqueri. Shots were small, less than 1 oz. so you could just drink whatever they handed you and it wouldn't matter.
The food was palatable. The buffet for breakfast was okay, with fresh omelettes or eggs done to order, lots of bacon, juices, cereal bar with yougurt. Lunch and dinner had the same salads every day, nothing was ever warm enough. They had steam tables, they just weren't set right. Roasted meats, chicken, beef and pork, but it just seemed to be the same food every day, every meal. And it all tasted the same. The gourmet restaurant was beautiful and the food was delicious. After eating there, it made the buffet even more objectionable. They are trying, just not trying hard enough. What made every meal in the same buffet restaurant so objectionable were the screeming children, huge families with 6-7 unmanageable children.
The resort sells "day passes" to the locals, they have several packages, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with breakfast and lunch, noon to midnight with lunch and dinner, and open bar. People bring the whole family, it's a good deal for them. They take over the heated pool, bars and restaurants. Guests of the hotel sometimes can't get a seat in the lobby bar, it's full of locals and their children. Children are falling asleep at 11:30 p.m. at the table in the bar, the rest are screeming and playing video games and running around the lobby. It's a madhouse.
There is only one small section of the buffet that is "smoke-free", the lobby bar is so full of smoke you can't go in if you're a non-smoker.
We had 2 cool days, 12-15 C, 50-57 F, they have NO heat, not in the rooms or in the lobby, it was cold.
The golf is apparently wonderful, my son says it's a challenging course, and very well kept. The had just dressed the greens, why they do this the first week of the charters arriving from Canada is anyone's guess, so the greens were covered in soil. The hotel package for free golf is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. After 9 a.m. the free van transportation stops, they might make arrangements for you to golf if you arrange your own cab, or they might not, depending on their mood. And you have to go for 5 hours, if the van leaves with you at 7, it doesn't come back for you until 12 - hard and fast rule, and they wouldn't break that rule for us, although others said they were able to get back on an earlier van if there was room. But if you only want to play 9 holes, or stay 2 hours, they would not make arrangements for us to do that.
The Solarium, the adult pool, was beautiful, the beach is okay but terrible wooden chairs, no lounges on the beach unless you wanted to pull one down yourself. Watersports -kayaks only, and only 2 days due to rough water.
Bicycles - almost non-existant, they were down to 3 good ones, and you had to go with a member of the activity team, couldn't take them out on your own.
Lots of stairs if you wanted to go over to the beach club, on the overpass over the road. And not a lot of places to just sit. There were plastic lounge chairs, and lots of them, but no regular chairs.
The tropical hut food for lunch was hot dogs and hamburgs every day. I didn't see a taco the whole week I was there. And nacho chips were only available in the morning at breakfast.
Of the four different all-inclusives I've been to over the past couple of years, I'd rate this one at the bottom. It needs another restaurant, and more attention to quality food. The staff is wonderful, the grounds are well kept, and it's clean.
The road outside the resort is littered with beer bottles and caps, and the area is very poor. We took a taxi into Tampico, $5., just to look around. It seems to be a busy, congested city, but we didn't buy anything and didn't stay long. Too many people and cars.
We wanted to rest, and we did, it certainly isn't "touristy" but I think the people who are running this resort should go stay in Cancun, or Cuba, and see how other resorts are being run, because they aren't keeping up and you can certainly get a lot more value for your money elsewhere.
A great resort, my family and I have been there 5 times. We really enjoy the beutiful grounds. The sevice is excellent. The all inclusive package really includes everything. Try the Juana Cata resrturant. The Maeva Amigos try hard to make every body happy, especially at the kids camp. The beach is okay, but the bar sevice is excellent. The ocean front rooms are a little smaller than the other rooms, but the view is worth it. The matresses are hard and I complaine about it all the time. The cleaning staff will provide extra conforters and that makes it a little better. The price is great and you can find great deals during mothers day and in the month of June. Children under 12 are usually free. We take about 3 trips a year and the Royal Maeva is one of our favorites, next to Sandy Bay in Jamaica. The Gulf of Mexico does not compare to the Carribian but niether does the price. PS the food is good.
I really enjoyed our time there for the most part. Except when it came to check-in and out. We thought we bought an all-inclusive but we really purchased a "European All-inclusive". Which didn't include anything but the room and breakfast. We ended up purchsing the all inclusive but they said they would get back to us on the price.The hotel was beautiful and we made many friends with the workers, even exchanged emails. When we went to check out we thought we had paid all of our tab except the all inclusive bands. Turns out that they tried to charge us double on everything and literally held us there for 3 hours and wouldn't let us leave the hotel. We didn't know much Spanish and they saw that we were young so the front desk people took advantage of us. They were rude and then acted like they knew no English. I would definitly recommend this place but make sure that you watch there every move when it comes to your tab.
Wonderful experience. Our children cried about leaving and are begging to go back. Mom and Dad had long days to watch the waves and relax. A perfect family vacation!
This place is awesome!
This was the absolute best place I ever stayed. All inclusive really means ALL inclusive. Magnificent service and a beautiful beach. I strongly recommend this!!
Club Maeva - Miramar beach
My wife and I spent three nights at this ALL INLUSIVE Club.. It was outstanding! The attention we received for our every need even though it was Semana Santa and "all" of Mexico was there, a full house. "All" means that all alcoholic drinks, beer, and wine are included from 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
The most outstanding part of the Club is the wonderful gourmet restaurante, Juana Cata. It's meals are included in your all inclusive price. Make reservations for every night.. As good French-Mexican food we've tasted. They only allow adults into this private dining room.
It's too bad that the non-stop Continental flight from Houston has such a pricey tariff. It makes you think twice about coming to Mexico through Tampico's wonderful, effecient, small and intimate airport. Entering Mexico through Tampico or Veracruz is much superior to the Mexico City international airport..
Don't hesitate to contact me about features of the State of Veracruz. I'm a Fulbright Exchange teacher here and love to travel
The hidden paradise
This place is extraordinary!!!
I have been there more than four times. The people there are exceptional. The beach is nice, the food is great, and the service is amazing. Going there on vacation is the best!! Out of all the distinations in Mexico, this is one of the best.
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Travel Blogs from Tampico
We arrive in Tampico tired and get a taxi out to a hotel that no longer exists. Our taxi driver suggests another which is undergoing building work, and we end up at the beach front where half the hotels are stupidy expensive towers of sanity, or grimy part-time brothels. We end up back at the bus station and buy our tickets out for the next morning!
We arrived back in Mexico on Sunday the 12th of September. It was a great trip down from Portland but we were very tired. We drove about 10 hours every day. As some of you know we had a sister from here that was visiting Portland ride back with us. "Karen" When we arrived back in Altamira her mother had a delicious meal waiting for us. See why we love it here. The brothers are really wonderful. Anyway, I will try to show some pictures of our travels through the US. It was so beautiful.
... to Cancun!! Yay, this is so much fun.”
Steven: “Whew, that was a little crazy but nothing can stop us now.”
Nina: “I love you babe, you’re the best.”
Steven: “Holy ****! We’re getting pulled over!!”
Nina: “Haha, don’t be silly, we JUST started driving, that’s impossible.”
Police sirens: “Woooop Wooop”
... hve people run, I mean run up to your vehicle and from 15 feet away spray water from a bottle to clean your windshield. Let them, it was clean!! Couple of dollars wont hurt!! Roads are rough, the scene is pretty much the same untill you hit the small mountains. Lots of corn and some aguava fields. Hotel is really nice and food sent to your room was good and priced right!! Tip'em they Get more ...
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We high fived each other after the tense 45 minutes in the hot sun, and were on our way again.
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