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“Montelimar is an ok option in Nicaragua...” 3 of 5 stars
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Barcelo Montelimar Beach
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Masachapa Road, Km 67. 5 S | PO Box 1262, Montelimar 1262, Nicaragua   |  
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Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
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“Montelimar is an ok option in Nicaragua...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For lack of better options, Barceló Montelimar Beach is an ok option. It can be enjoyable because of the great pool and the decent, calm beach. However, maintenance isn't top notch and it does feel like Barceló tried to make the existing spot into a hotel. I keep going back but it's not going to win any awards for luxury.

It is an all-inclusive hotel located at an exclusive beach on the west coast of Nicaragua, about an hour from Managua. Again, for lack of competition, it has been Nicaragua's number one vacation hotel destination. It's rated as 5 star but in reality it is a 2.5 star hotel (mostly because of the lack of attention to maintenance and the very mediocre food quality - I often ask myself how they can make some dishes so tasteless). It is a good bargain however especially in off season when a room for two, all-inclusive, can cost between $110-130 per night.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Montelimar Beach, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
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Es un placer saludarle estimado ElChele_13,

Antes que nada deseo agradecer sus comentarios estos son valiosos y enriquecedores pues nos impulsan a ofrecer un servicio idóneo a nuestros clientes.
Sabemos que no hemos cumplido sus expectativas, sin embargo nos queremos comprometer con usted a que su próxima visita sea diferente, logre ver los cambios que día a día estamos realizando, todo gracias a esos comentarios que nuestros clientes nos hacen llegar. Nosotros estamos calificados como hotel 4 estrellas en Nicaragua dentro del concepto característico de Montelimar y su tradición, tratamos siempre de cuidar nuestra gastronomía implementando una cocina más saludable, con platillos más sano, comprometidos con los diferentes huéspedes a tratar de hallar un punto medio de satisfacción a todos los gustos y exigencias.

Actualmente se trabaja en la puesta en práctica de un trabajo de mantenimiento correctivo dirigido a cumplir con un estricto margen de calidad en la atención y a dar respuesta a las observaciones realizadas por nuestros huéspedes.

Cordialmente,
Katya García
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Hotel Barceló Montelimar Beach
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having gone to Montelimar back in August 2013, I went again with two friends back to Montelimar and again we stayed one day. Time was limited lol! The resort is troplcal, of course. When registering at the front desk, we wanted to get a cabana, as we did the previous time, but one wasn't available, until another party who was there had a cabana, but wanted a bungalow, so we did a switch and got what we wanted, and they got what they wanted, so it worked out well. The cabana was nice. It was clean with plenty of towels, shampoo and body wash. The mini-fridge contained a few bottled soft drinks, bottled water, and Victoria frost beer. They provide basic cable, and their a/c unit was very cold; as it should be at a hot resort. The resort is very tropical with plenty of trees and plenty of areas to walk to. A shuttle, of sorts, is offered in case it is too far to walk to wherever you want to go to. The food is good. They offer buffet-style meals, where they is a variety of meat, chicken, fish, salads, and desserts. It is great to have the ocean at your doorstep, while having a meal, or just sitting around talking or socializing with others. As for activities, the drawback that I have is the mini-golf. That should be taken out since nobody plays it, although we did; and the surface used is not like the putt-putt in the states, nor was it level, from where you start. The designs where very unusual, and are nothing like what you would see at a Putt-Putt. We did play Ping-Pong, and at least that was more traditional with the paddles, ping-pong ball, and table, underneath a covering; so at least that was enjoyable. They do have an area to workout with weights and machines, so that is nice, as well. Going onto the beach and into the water was fun, since the waves were at times high. It is a beautiful sight up the coast line. They did have a show that was entertaining Tuesday night involving kids, then on a later show, guys and gals. If you reserve a price to stay here, be sure they quote you on the price, in the event you want to hold a reservation. Weekdays are cheaper than weekends; $60 as opposed to $75. For what you pay, everything is inclusive. The check-out process was simple and quick. Overall, it was a good time, but I think to experience everything that there is to offer here, one should stay a minimum of three days. I plan to go back, but will stay longer next time.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Montelimar Beach, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
It is a pleasure to greet Mr. Pogosan

It is gratifying that after all this time came back to visit , and your stay was fine with us , thank you so much to turn to choose and share your experience with us and other users of this website , definitely a day is too short to enjoy all facilities and activities at our resort , we invite you to your next visit should be more nights , you can ask at the check in , if you have more than three nights in your reservation, about dinner in our Japanese specialty or seafood restaurants.
In the mini -golf area , we want to improve it, so that the user experience in this area will be satisfactory , we discussed with management the restructuring of these place, ckecking over levels errors of the playing area .

We hope to achieve during your next visit to spend time with us and make the most of your vacation days ,

Warmest regards,
Public Relations Manager
Barceló Montelimar Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

It was a very good place to enjoy relaxing with your family. I had such an excellent vacations, food was pretty good, many types of dishes. Rooms were comfortable, each has the essential requires, t.v, shower, A-C, and beds are incredible. I should recommend you to go, it is a nice place to visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Montelimar Beach, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Kindest regards appreciable guest,

We appreciate the time you took to leave us this feedback, we are pleased to have really enjoyed your vacations with us, definitely we treat our customers always leave satisfied, and it is nice to know that you did this,

We wish you visit us soon again and enjoy the various services offered,

Sincerely,
Public Relations manager
Barcelo Montelimar Beach
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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I traveled to Montelimar Resort to co facilitate a workshop.
Montelimar is at about 1,5 hours of Managua airport - a non eventfull ride -
Once we arrived to the Pochomil beach area we took a right and we were entering the Montelimar hotel - which is an all inclusive resort.
The room I was assigned to ( 3rd floor) had a wonderful view of the pool area and of the sea, The pool area and the pool itself are huge and pleasant ... The breakfast / lunch and dinner área restaurant is further away from the pool and closer to the beach / sea. The buffet type offerings are varied and plentiful. I thought the food tasted very good ... specially the Nicaraguan typical food ( which I had not eaten in many years) such as nacatamales, queso frito and so on.
Now ... the real treat if the ample beach and the sunsets ! Spectacular.!
About the hotel installations -like my room - seemed a bit run down and in need of renovation.

Room Tip: The romos on the third floor have a nicer view of the pool and beach
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Montelimar Beach, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Have a nice day dear guest,

Thanks for the review and the time taken in it is good to know that most of your holiday and business with us were pleasant and relaxing, we will also take its recommendation for our next renovation and improve our service, customers are important to us and their satisfaction is our goal. by the way, we apologize for any problems you had during your stay,

wish to visit us soon and enjoy once again with us,

Sincerely
Public Relations Manager
Hotel Barceló Montelimar Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It was a nice hotel, was not expensive and the all inclusive is good. Something that I did not like is the fact they start the snack bar at 12:00, so if you want a snack or something to drink from 9 to 12 you have to wait and sometimes is hot and you want a beverage, I did not like this, also the snacks closes at 6pm so again, if you want to drink something or eat something small before dinner, you cannot do it.
The staff was a little rude, only about 5 of them were really really nice but the rest of them were not nice, I am used to say "thanks" when I get another glass of water or when someone help me with something and some of them did not say anything back or they just continue doing something. Sometimes was too hot and normally at the beach you use sleaveless shirts and you were unable to access the restaurant with that kind of shirts, is something that I did not like, it was too hot sometimes and this is the first beach hotel that asks you to put another shirt, I get the fact you do not enter if you are wed or something like that, but sleaveless shirt is not something too critical.
The internet was expensive, $12 per day, this is the first hotel I go and I have to pay for internet, it should be free.
The night shows were great. Also the reception people does not tell you to stay in the "hotel limits" because it can be dangerous and there was an incident with an American lady so they should mark the limits and tell people to stay in the limits.
Overall was nice, not good, not great... nice.

Room Tip: Try to get a room close to the restaurant or you have to walk a lot.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Montelimar Beach, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Guest, greetings from the staff of Barcelo Montelimar,

We are grateful to have received your comments, and thank you for letting us know it, your satisfaction is our goal, and your suggestions are the best way to know how to improve our weaknesses, we apologize if you had any issues during your stay, we are committed to improve the entire area mentioned and let us serve you as you deserve to on your next visit.

sincerely
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Hotel Barceló Montelimar Beach
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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My wife and I have been to this resort many times. And every time we go; it is like a brand new experience. The people who work there greet you like a member of their family. The resort is very well kept and it has everything you can imagine. Being an all inclusive resort, you don't have to worry about a thing while you are there. I would recommend going for nice long walks and utilizing the gym because you will be eating a variety of wonderful foods while you are there. We really enjoyed going to the buffets and the warmth of the people who work there. The beach at the resort is one of the cleanest in the world. The only sad thing about the resort is that we had to leave. We have already planned for our vacation there next year. Hopefully we will be able to bring our whole entire family.

The Gallo Family

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Montelimar Beach, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear guest,

We are very grateful to you for writing a review about us, it's amazing to know that you enjoyed your vacation in our resort as whole, this is definitely the best place to relax and have a good time here, our purpose is that you really feel the relaxing experience and enjoy all the benefits of an all inclusive sistem.


we hope that you come as soon as posible and let us to attend like you deserve

Best regards
Public relation manager
Hotel Barceló Montelimar Beach
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed at the Barcelo resort at Montelimar this is by far not a 5 star resort per American standards. We had bugs galore in our rooms. I understand this is a tropical enviorment but roaches, lizards and ants every day is a little much. But to top it all off. We had our passports, netbook, cellphone, cash and backpack STOLEN. We called security and then they called the police. The police stated " You contaminated the scene by walking in the room" Obviously we had to walk into our room to see that our stuff had been stolen. He also said that the window that had been unlocked from the inside and the muddy foot prints were to disguise that this was prob. a staff member who used there key to let themselves in. The hotel didn't seem apoligetic nor did they even follow up. All around it was unfortunate but we went to Nicaragua on a medical missions trip and the local people in the villages were wonderful! We were happy to help and will return!

Room Tip: We did learn thru locals that the cabanas were more likely to be robbed than the hotel!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Alejandra G, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Barcelo Montelimar Beach, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Mrs D

We truly apologize for all the inconvenience that you had during your stay with us.
We understand your position about the inconvenience that you went through
Our Main priority are our customers, go above and beyond to reach our goals as team and also reach our customers expectations,
this kind of situations really matters to us because our main support are our customers, they are the reason of this business .
Whoever some situations totally goes out of our hands, our empathy is with you Mrs D and we will find a way to stop this kind of issues in our resort.

Please accept our apologies and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Regards,
Public Relation manager
Hotel Barcelo Montelimar Beach
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Additional Information about Barcelo Montelimar Beach

Address: Masachapa Road, Km 67. 5 S | PO Box 1262, Montelimar 1262, Nicaragua
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Location: Nicaragua > Managua Department > Montelimar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montelimar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelo Montelimar Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 293
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barcelo Montelimar Beach Hotel, an All-Inclusivesystem Hotel with 88 double rooms, 203 bungalow and 2suites, is located in the Central Pacific Coast of Nicaragua,65 km from downtown Managua, 75 km from the AugustoCesar Sandino International Airport, and only 500 metersfrom its private airport.Barcelo Montelimar Beach is located nearby areas ofgreat tourist interest, some of the most noteworthy, are:the Masaya Volcano National Park (65 km), the Colonialtowns of Granada (80 km) and Leon (58km), Los MaribiosVolcanic Range, lagoons, lakes, mountains, and othernatural attractions.The Barcelo Montelimar Beach, the beach hotel byexcellence; is the only hotel in Nicaragua that offers theAll-Inclusive system. It is the ideal place to relax body andmind, in contact with nature. ... more   less 
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