I recently stayed at the Barcelo for 5 nights and 6 days with a group of friends for a wedding. My room (1616) was really spacious and spotless. Each day my housekeeper Magdalena would leave fresh flowers in my bathroom. There is so much to do that I spent very little time in my room except to sleep and change but the linens and towels and bathrobes were excellent quality.
Breakfast was a feast and the view of the ocean from the patio was a great way to start the day. The omlettes are made to order with a variety of fillings-my favourite being spinach and onion and cheese. The freshly squeezed green juice was another favourite.
The staff are lovely, always attentive and polite and a few dollars here and there really gets you first class service.
The pools are spotless and the surrounding area always freshly swept and clean. The hotel was fairly full and the other guests were mostly Mexican which was a refreshing change for an all inclusive hotel. There were plenty of loungers around the pool.
The wedding took place on Friday evening at sunset on the beach and was magical. Then all 14 of us had dinner at Capri which was excellent. The chef had baked a special chocolate wedding cake with fresh cream-delicous.
The excursions are also worthwhile-the adventure excursion with zip lining, water slides and rapelling is well worth the money.
All in all I cannot fault the hotel, the food was always good with lots of choice.