In the past year they have totally renovated the lobby and have added more bars and social areas and have changed the buffet. Unfortunately they have yet to make improvements to the standard rooms. While the staff are wonderful and the grounds, pools and beach are awesome the rooms aren't as clean as they once were. The biggest disappointment for us was the addition of the dolphin pool to the resort :(. They have about 4-5 dolphins in an extremely small area. For those wanting to experience swimming with Dolphins, I suggest that you watch the documentary "The Cove" to see how they are actually harvested for these resorts first. While it is a great resort, I will unfortunately think twice about visiting the Barceló again for this reason alone.