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“Barcelo Karmina Palace” 4 of 5 stars
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Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Ave Vista Hermosa 13 | Fracc. Peninsula de Santiago, Manzanillo 28200, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Manzanillo
Toronto, Canada
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“Barcelo Karmina Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We were there on Jan, the 16 2013 for the second time at the Barceló in Manzanillo, The
Rooms are great, Food was great, the service was outstanding, Ricardo Palafox, Manuel
and Carlos Manager at the Buffet, looked after us very well, The grounds and the Pools
are fantastic, But!!!, check in was very bad. we had Room 4209 reserved and had it confirmed
by E-Mail, but Hugo Martinez refused to give us the Room even when it was empty, after
35 minutes of run arounds, he finally said you can have the Room, which was very
upsetting for us, since we were celebrating our 25Th Wedding Anniversary, so in April 2013
we went to the Barceló in Huatulco,

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bloomingdale, Illinois, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

When we walked in to hotel,we didn't exept see such beauty...the view of the pools and the ocean was breathtaking.The staff ay the hotel vas very attentive and firendly,the made our sray perfect-five stars for them!!!
Rooms here clean and good sizes,with nice balcony.The pools are very nice and fun to play.We will return to Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe my next trip !!It was perfect!!.The grounds were beautifull& impeccably maitened,and the food in resteurants were all delicious.
Georgeus,beauty and greate hotel !!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I purchased a 7- night stay and it was horrible. Started with the check in, perhaps 75 people were in line. The wait was outrageous! Finally get to the front of the line and they tell my friend we can only go to the 3 restaurants once, book today because the seats fill up fast. I believe it's a lie, she booked the Mexican restaurant and the Italian restaurant. She told them she would wait to book the Japanese restaurant because her family was going to pick us up for a few days and she didn't know the dates. Wrong choice, tried to book the Japanese restaurant 2 days later, they said all days all full. Are you kidding me, we were there 7 days!!! The other 2 restaurants were never full. We had to go the buffet. Yikes, hair in the food, grossed me out, I didn't want to return!!! My hotel room- old looking and they would only give us one face towel per day. Really? Why did I have to call 2 times to get face towels. Drinks were a joke, literally you had to drink 10 drinks to even start tasting the liqueor. This is so stupid, they waste their mixer. Just make a good drink and we will drink less. Activities, you would show up and nothing. No communication regarding what happened. Tried to go to Zumba and water aerobics. The night shows, a joke. Sub par performance. If you are there to relax, forget about it. First, there was only one other American couple, this is a hotel for natives who bring tons of kids. No single people. Thank goodness my friend is Mexican because they only would speak in Spanish. Are you kidding me!!! The only good part was the weather and the pools. I would NOT go back there again. Lastly they gave a $500 resort credit for when you arrive. Another joke, nothing to spend it on. Prices in store were outrageous, babysitting-no kids a joke, romantic dinner- a joke, I'm there with my friend. I hate cheap Carribean and will not use them again. $2200 for nothing!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This resort was very nice, clean. The food, drinks and service right to the pool was great. The dining experiences with the different restaurants was most enjoyable. Appreciated having some shopping opportunities on site.

Room Tip: Room adjacent to ocean was nice. The pull out bed in the couch was not that comfortable, but staff...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The Barcelo Karmina Palace is a great resort or families or couples. There are many pools with lots activities and the adults only pools are much quieter. The beach was great, you can even snorkeling in the bay. Lots of lounge chairs around the pool and at the beach. There are even Bali beds at the beach. The food was great. The buffet had a variety of food to choose from and a different theme every night. Great kids club. The grounds are well kept and manicured. Great resort all round. We booked our vacation through Transatlantic Holidays and had a great family vacation. A great excursion is El Tortugario - where we released baby turtles and took a boat through the man groves. A great destination if you like sunshine and R&R.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our group of 12 people enjoyed 2 great weeks at the Karmina Palace from Jan. 25th to Feb. 8th, 2013. For most of us it was our second visit and hopefully it won't be our last. The whole vacation couldn't have been better and exceeded all of everyone's expectations. The rooms were beautiful and spacious and the service from the front desk staff, the concierge, bar staff and all the cleaning staff was excellent and there were certainly no complaints about the food. The specialty restaurants were also enjoyed and the service was good. We also had 2 weeks of sunshine everyday which only added to the wonderful time we enjoyed....hope to visit the Karmina Palace again very soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Lethbridge, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful suite with ocean view. Staff very attentive and friendly. Definitely intend to return some day. No sail fish on the deep sea fishing trip, but the Mahi Mahi was fun. Turtle tour was interesting. Sunset cruise was very nice. Typical Barcello resort with lots of pools and water features. Definitely not a "party" resort, but if you're looking for peace and relaxation we highly recommend this location.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Ave Vista Hermosa 13 | Fracc. Peninsula de Santiago, Manzanillo 28200, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Colima > Manzanillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Manzanillo
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Manzanillo
#2 Family Hotel in Manzanillo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe 4*
Number of rooms: 324
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe***** hotel has been recognised with the prestigious AAA 4-Diamonds award. It is a spectacular feat of architecture inspired by the Mayan temples. Its tropical gardens with palm trees, along with 6 interconnecting swimming pools with waterfalls, create a romantic and relaxing paradise in a place brimming with fun for all the family. This 5-star hotel offers 324 luxury suites fully fitted with everything you need for a comfortable stay. In addition, all suites have balconies and excellent views of either the tropical gardens or the sea. The Barcelo All Inclusive programme at Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe hotel has been designed to ensure your complete satisfaction, enabling you to enjoy our 4 restaurants and their varied cuisine from different countries: Japanese, Mexican, Italian and international. And to complete your holiday in this spectacular luxurious resort, relax in the U-Spa, enjoy the gym, the beauty centre and attend the nightly shows and lively nightclub. ... more   less 
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