We were at Barcelo from 02-09-13 to 02-16-13. If your looking for a great familiy trip to mexico during the winter, this is the place to be! The service at this hotel was wonderful. Everyone from the valet, front desk, housekeepers, bartenders, and waitresses were always friendly and helpful. This was our first trip to mexico, so we felt a little apprehensive traveling with our kids. This place was very safe and familiy friendly and we felt very comfortable during our stay. Lots of kids activities (trampoline, pottery painting, treasure hunts, sea shell hunts, water park area, and kids shows every night at the theatres) and other things to do to stay busy. You charge everything to your room or use credit card to purchase stuff and its not too expensive. I bought our kids buckets, shovels, play boats, cowboy hats, tshirts, mugs for kids drinks, snacks etc from the gift shops near the beach and only spent $119.00 over 7 days.
For the Dads, buy yourself a large cooler mug at the gift shop. when your at the beach with the family you can just walk up and fill your own mug up with either Corona dark or light beer with a lime. You never wait for beer!! Get mugs for the kids and wife too cuz you can order the kids any non alcholic drink like pina coladas, bahama mamas or whatever drink you want and bring them too the beach.
The food was excellent in the buffets and we didn't even bother with the restaurants cuz it was easier at the buffets with the kids. Large selection of food!! The churros at breakfast were the best and mexican eggs!!You can get cappuccino, champagne, smoothies, beer, shots of tequila, and basically any drink under the sun. Stay at the Tropical cuz you can definently tell the difference in accomadations. the colonial is nice, but we upgraded to the tropical and upgraded our room to a junior suite when we arrived and got "Premium Access" to other ammentities.It was only $400.00 to upgrade when you arrived and were able to use the coupon you get at the front desk when you check in. We got access to VIP room for any liquer, beer, soda, water, and snacks, free laundry service for clothes to go home in, 10% discount on all purchases in resort, and a room over looking the the sea.
The shows were great and our room was close too the theatre and we could hear the music at night, but it didn't bother us a bit. The shows were done by 10:30pm or so.We were so tired after the long day we fell right asleep. The beds were a little hard, but ask for more of the warm brown blankets and lay them down to snuggle up with.You can take photos with monkeys, toucans, and other tropical birds. You then go over to the mexican plaza by the colonial to view your pics and they cost $20 for 2 selections. We took our daughter to the kids spa and she got her hair braided with beads for $39. She loved it!!
If you go to the Lobby bar in the Tropical "Tequila Bar" ask for Isabelle. She is a waitress there and she treated us like royalty. I tipped everyone really good, so I think that helped. 3 of the waitress all new us and got our kids extra cherries, popcorn, speciality drinks, and snacks. Isabelle was wonderful. Overall this place was well worth the money and we really enjoyed our vacation. Everyone speaks english at the airport and resort. Suprisingly, all the guest were mostly american and families. Everything was great and we really had no complaints. I highly recomend going to Barcelo.
- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Maya Tropical Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Maya Tropical Hotel
- Barcelo Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach
- Barcelo Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Maya Tropical Riviera Maya/Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
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