I had a completely difference diving experience than the reviewer below. I lived in South Florida for 35 and have been a certified PADI diver for 33 years. We spent Thanksgiving at the Karmina and while there went on a two tank dive with my nephew. Even though both of us are certified divers,the Dive Master, whose name is Geronimo, wanted us to do a check out dive in the pool. He wanted to make sure both of us would follow his instructions in the water. I very interested in seeing the shape of the equipment to make sure it was good quality. The regulator, B.C., air tanks ,pressure and depth gages, masks, fins, and weights were all very good and in top working order. The Dive was Great and very safe. I would recommend the dive center to anyone interested in Scuba Diving.
Now for the Hotel. They do so many things right. Except for the check in which took us 3 hours before we got our room. We came with a group and some got a room right away and others like us had to wait. I keep getting the run around from Alexander at the front desk. He keep saying your room isn´t ready, I said I´d take any room. After 3 hours he said it would be just 30 mins more. Then a friend in our group, who had his room, said to see Rafael at another check in desk and he could help. I found Rafael and he switched a room with a late check in to us and went well. Thanks Rafael!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Barcelo Karmina***** hotel has been recognised with the prestigious AAA 4-Diamonds award. It is a spectacular feat of architecture inspired by the Mayan temples. Its tropical gardens with palm trees, along with 6 interconnecting swimming pools with waterfalls, create a romantic and relaxing paradise in a place brimming with fun for all the family. This 5-star hotel offers 324 luxury suites fully fitted with everything you need for a comfortable stay. In addition, all suites have balconies and excellent views of either the tropical gardens or the sea. The Barcelo All Inclusive programme at Barcelo Karmina hotel has been designed to ensure your complete satisfaction, enabling you to enjoy our 4 restaurants and their varied cuisine from different countries: Japanese, Mexican, Italian and international. And to complete your holiday in this spectacular luxurious resort, relax in the U-Spa, enjoy the gym, the beauty centre and attend the nightly shows and lively nightclub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe Hotel Manzanillo
- Karmina Palace Manzanillo
- Barcelo Hotel Karmina Palace
- Barcelo Hotel Manzanillo