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“High prices for what you received” 3 of 5 stars
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Barcelo Colon Miramar
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Malecon Between 38th & 40th, Salinas 9999, Ecuador   |  
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Salinas
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“High prices for what you received”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hotel is fine, but can do better if they improve the quality of food. The location is amazing, in front of the beach, good rooms, two pools and good spa. Don't expect to be served international cuisine, but I think all inclusive hotels are similar. The beds are great. If you dont like noise ask for rooms on 6th floor or above. Great A/C

Room Tip: 6th floor and up, 615, 611,are oceanfront really nice view. Corner suites on the left are larger bit...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

I just came back from the barcelo, was amazing, the staff was super friendly, the system all cinclusive is perfect, great tours and good variaty of food in the buffet and the best thing that you can see how fesh the food is, the price was excellent"great value "

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Over priced for the area, the food was horrible, and unless you voiced displeasure the service was the worst I have had at a hotel. We were given the wrong room key, followed by an occupied room, followed by a room with double beds, then our key stopped working half way through the trip. All of this was followed up by a laugh and a sorry again from the women working the front desk. The casino was shut down by govt order but it was still being advertised so we did not know this, several bars and restaurants in the hotel were closed since it was not high season yet we were never told this, and half of the lights in the lobby were always off possibly to save on electricity. Lastly the pool was not heated and I caught the bartender giving me a drink with no rum since he was out.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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alicante, Spain
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

we visited Ecuador, in August this year (2012) We saw the Amazon River and the Cloud Forest, and decided to finish our holiday with a 'chill-out' few days at the pacific coast.
The first sight of the Hotel is quite impressive, a towering edifice overlooking the sea, however it soon becomes clear that only the first few floors are in fact the hotel ,,, the rest is for luxury apartments that do not even share the entrance.. We were checked in and shown to our room, the paint was peeling from the door frames, the net curtains were mouldy, there were no towels in the shower room, The whole room seemed very tired and uncared for, we returned to the reception and said we wanted another room. The only way we could move was to upgrade. We had no option but to accept this as we didn't want to be traipsing round Guayaquil searching for another hotel. The internet was a constant battle, while its not usually important to have this connection , we needed to touch base with home as we had elderly parents that were alone while we were on holiday. It is important however to point out that the staff in the hotel were a lot better than the Hotel itself, pleasant and courteous, happy to help and always had time for the guests, the food was good and plentiful, the bar at the poolside was convenient for drinks and snacks.
The advertised 'Entertainment' at night however never materialized, the large hotel bar was deserted from 9pm onwards.
While this is advertised as a 'Five-Star' establishment, anyone looking for five-star surroundings would be advised to go elsewhere.
last year we were so happy with our stay in the Hilton in Costa Rica, we assumed that the five-star award would be similar in this hotel, we were SO!! wrong.
The usual trappings of the up-graded room had to be asked for, I.E. Coffee for the filter machine, cups for the coffee to go in, once again towels for the bathrooms, the fridge in the room sounded like a small jet taking off, the patio doors on the terrace did not lock, leaving the room open while we were else-where. All in all, a seriously disappointing end to what had been a great holiday, the Barcelo chain should look closely at this hotel as it leaves customers determined to never visit another Barcelo establishment. I speak as a businessman that has used the Barcelo in San Pedro, Spain for clients visiting Europe, this hotel is a fine example of the chain.
The Barcelo Colon Miramar, Ecuador Five-Star I think not!!!!!

Room Tip: check your room before signing in, the pool noise is very bad, the air con is incredibly noisy. many...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My fiance and I stayed here from August 1st to August 10th. We had a car meet us at the airport, the cost was $60 to go to the hotel (which is good for a two hour trip). The taxi driver was nice, cordial, and sociable.

When we arrived at the hotel, the staff was great, courteous, and helpful. The food at the restaurant was marvelous (my fiance couldn't stop commenting about it). We live in Manta, my fiance is Ecuadorian but Las Salinas was by far more calm, less deliquents running the streets, and my fiance and I talked about relocating there.

About the hotel again, the internet was slow to say the least but that is to be expected in Ecuador. I don't know what the lady was talking about previously but I would recommend this hotel to anyone that would like to visit Las Salinas, Ecuador. We had ants on the sink in the bathroom but other than that, it was great.

It is convenient to all shops, restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and clinics. I had surgery on my foot at la Clinica de la FAE (an Ecuadorian Air Force Clinic) and the doctor was amazingly great, studied in America.

From the reservation staff, to the spa staff, the pool-side tiki bar staff, the gymnasium staff, etc everyone was great and we are going to visit the place again. This recommendation comes from a man that travels all around the world.

My final say is: "Go, you will enjoy yourself!!" It has a great seaside view and we had an excellent room. If you can get it, stay in room 507. Good Bye

Room Tip: Choose one on the poolside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I had room number 507 and it has a very r...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We had a reservation for august 4th at 12 am because we had my brother's wedding at 445 pm, we get there at 1 pm and the hotel was full and cancelled our reservation without any advice. They trear us terrible bad and mak us wait 1 hour to solve our situation. when we get to the room there was no electricity for half hour and we get late to the wedding. When we got back from the wedding at 4 am there was no water in the bathroom they tried to fixed but it wasn't fixed until 10 am. We didn't receive any apologies from anyone in the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Cuenca, Ecuador
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you go on an "off" day and get the cheap rate (about $60pp per night), then the hotel can be alright. At this price the buffet and free drinks became worth it but I imagine at any other price (sometimes $120pp per night) they are totally over priced. The rooms I would rate 3 stars too, bathtub could be bigger. Towels weren't provided in one of our rooms (even after asking!), they said they ran out... All in all I would say this one is a gamble, if you get it cheap and there isn't many people the whole package may work out a bargain and a good time. However, with some other combinations, you may end up disappointed.

One thing you must for sure NOT DO --> Do not use the inhouse travel agency, they have rip off prices! just walk down the beach and use one of the local agencies for as much as 70% discount on the hotel's agency's rates.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Malecon Between 38th & 40th, Salinas 9999, Ecuador
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Location: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelo Colon Miramar 3.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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