Having traveled to many all-inclusive resorts at different destinations, I must say that Barcelo Palace was one of my favorite ones.
Even the bad weather ( low 70s for most of our stay) didn't completely spoil the vacation.
The resort is beautiful with the small water park for kids on premises, perfectly manicured gardens, nice beach with great snorkeling and Delphinarium on premises.
The entertainment team is there doing their usual salsa lessons and water aerobics but not annoying like in most other resorts, where they constantly bother you to join their activities
The food variety at the buffet was great, but pretty much the same selection for lunch and dinner that got old after a week. The waiter service was just OK, for the most part it took them on average 10 minutes to bring you the drink that you ordered. However, they were very courteous and smiling all the time.
We went to Brazilian, French and Caribean seafood restaurants and the were all beautifully decorated with the best food at the Brazilian steakhouse, in my opinion.
The alcohol is all top shelf, however don't ask them for any complicated mixed drinks- it seems like they just don't know how to mix them. We tried Margarita at a few bars at the resort, and it was horrible. Make sure to try tequila shots with sangrita- that was awesome.
The rooms are spacious with a huge bathroom. We traveled with out 2 kids and they slept comfortably on 2 sofas in the room.
So overall, great trip with the only negatives being poor cocktail service, monotonous food, horribly hard mattresses and bad weather ( not the hotel's fault, obviously)
Would definitely return
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Riviera Maya/Puerto Aventuras, Mexico