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Reviewed 14 January 2015

I stayed at Bungalows Marvida 17 days its a great place to stay and a great price. Its very clean my room was cleaned daily. it has Kitchen, A?C, TV, internet Dinning room, 2 beds bathroom with shower. 2 blocks from Ocean every thing is with in walking distance. Great places to eat with great prices. If you want to go fishing you can do that to.

Room Tip: all rooms have AC and all the rooms are the same
  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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4  Thank Ronald W
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

This is a small 3 room inn that is a comfortable place to stay in Barra, and hosts both gringos and Mexicanos. It is near enough to the center of everything (meaning a short walk) but away enough to be quiet. There were 2 beds, a dining table, and a functional kitchenette with a refrigerator that has a freezer big enough to hold a bag of ice (which is key there!) which you can conveniently get from the Oxxo store about 1 block away. There was an air conditioner, which was key in late May. The pool is small but provides the needed cooling off, and Marsha (the owner, from California originally,) is great. It is not luxurious, it is functional and affordable, and we liked it a lot.

Note – if you use the water taxis over to the Wyndham Grand Hotel, don’t stop at the first place the taxi guys hang out at. Walk on down to the boatmen's cooperative, Sociedad Cooperativa de Servicios Turísticos. They have posted prices, in the range of 30-35 pesos each way. We stopped at the first spot, didn’t negotiate, and paid 50 pesos each way. And they had a laugh on us (the extra 15 pesos is about a dollar)

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We stayed at the Bungalows Marvida in Janruary 2011 and thought that we got reasonable value for our vacation dollar.

What we got for $50 a night was a nice CLEAN,safe poolside bungalow complete with a queen bed and a double. The bungalow had a fridge,stove,TV, cofee maker and a microwave oven. Although we primarily ate out, it was nice to have some juice and snacks in the fridge.We also bought some fresh ground cofee beans and woke up every morning to a fresh cup of cofee.

The bungalow itself wasn't super fancy, but the decor was OK and at $50 a night, you felt that you definitly got what you paid for.The location was 5 minutes from the beach, down a quiet peaceful street and we never felt unsafe, even after dark.The pool was small, however,it did offer a refreshing swim in the heat of the day and you primarily have the pool all to yourself.

The lady owner(an American) was super friendly and helpful. My wife got to use the computer everytime she was in her office.Her husband(a Mexican man) was a little shyer, however, that's understandable since he only speaks Mexican and has apparent physical ailments. Not sure how he could be labeled as unfriendly because a smile and a ""buenos dios" uttered to him, brought a smile and a buenos dios back everytime.C'mon people....give the old guy some grace....LOL!

We weren't super crazy about Barra de Navidad, although it was OK, but this review is primarily about rating the Bunglows Marivida . With that in mind,I agree with all the ratings here for the most part ,except the two star, which is really unfairly low,as you get great value for your $50.

In closing:

If you are a budget traveler who wants a good clean,safe,friendly place to stay, then you won't be dissapointed in staying here.

Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
4  Thank KevandJho
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

One of those places where same people go back year after year. Nice, friendly US lady owner. Free use of computer with hi spd.Two cheerful young women keep the place clean and tidy; very deserving of gratuity at end of stay. We were there for a week and enjoyed the large room with its two sleeping areas, kitchen, dining area, b.r. and quiet, efficient A.C. Much more space than regular hotel room. Don't expect The Ritz, but at $55 a night, very satisfactory and an excellent value.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank tallyh0
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Reviewed 22 February 2009

We stayed in Barra de Navidad for three nights in February 2009 using it as a base for sightseeing in the area. We were surprised at how over-run the little town is with sunseekers and winter escapees from North America. As we were not there for the sun and sea, it was hard to understand why this town in so popular as it was not particularly charming. Some of the shopowners were also quite unfriendly (which is quite unusual from our experience elsewhere in Mexico). We stayed at Bungalows Marvida and can recommend this place -- good location in the town (no ocean views however, if that's something you want) and very clean (just ignore the unfriendly owner who seems only interested in money). We can highly recommend the restaurant, Mexico Lindo, which serves very good fish tacos and other dishes.

3  Thank JJ503
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