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Barcelo Karmina
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Manzanillo
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Our group of 12 people enjoyed 2 great weeks at the Karmina Palace from Jan. 25th to Feb. 8th, 2013. For most of us it was our second visit and hopefully it won't be our last. The whole vacation couldn't have been better and exceeded all of everyone's expectations. The rooms were beautiful and spacious and the service from the front desk staff, the concierge, bar staff and all the cleaning staff was excellent and there were certainly no complaints about the food. The specialty restaurants were also enjoyed and the service was good. We also had 2 weeks of sunshine everyday which only added to the wonderful time we enjoyed....hope to visit the Karmina Palace again very soon!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Beautiful suite with ocean view. Staff very attentive and friendly. Definitely intend to return some day. No sail fish on the deep sea fishing trip, but the Mahi Mahi was fun. Turtle tour was interesting. Sunset cruise was very nice. Typical Barcello resort with lots of pools and water features. Definitely not a "party" resort, but if you're looking for peace and relaxation we highly recommend this location.

Don & Eileen

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Guadalajara, Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Well, It was the first time I visited Barcelo Karmina palace and really I have a beautiful experience
sharing a very good moments with my family. Just only I want to make a recomandation the japanese food was´nt good enought because we constanly go to a japanese restaurant called OKUMA and the food is deliocious but I think you could be better in the cousine. But the place is really enjoyable and the service too. I think if you want to go with friends boys and girls or inclusive by your self or with your family you will live a very funny moments altogheter. Just try too met this place and you will recomend to another.Came to Barcelo Karmina palace and you will like it.

Room Tip: I suggest rooms on the higher floors have less noise.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Lovely suites, great food and awesome staff. We were totally blown away by this resort. The ala cartes are great. Especially the Mexican and Italian. Relaxing and just a great time. The one thing to remember is this is not a tourist town and if you want a lot bars and shopping manzanillo is not your town. But if want great beaches and relaxing you will be blown away.
The only down side is the Wifi is spotty. But really do we need to be glued to our electronics on vacation?

Room Tip: Lovely view on the ocean side.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lanigan, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Wow! What a beautiful place! This was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed in Mexico.
The rooms were excellent and the food was great. Many different pools including a huge Jacuzzi pool and many restaurants to eat. Service was excellent as well.
We would go back here anytime!

Room Tip: Higher floors were nicer to stay in. Ground level floors seemed a little damp.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Campbell River, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Our 2 week vacation was really very fantastic. There was 22-24 of us at any given time. All friends old and new. While we did have an issue with booking a la cart dinners. had to book each day in a ridiculus line up for what could equate to hours of wasted holiday time. We were all accommodated for two sit down dinners. Not all at one table but all in one area. And specific to Valentines day too. They tried real hard to accommodate. What we did learn was that if you were touring on a particular day, you were given ability to book an a la cart in advance. Hmmm.
Snorkeling at the resort was really fantastic. The amount of different fish, including a resident sea turtle, in the swimming Bay Area, was amazing and very photogenic. Enjoyed the walk about area of gardens, flowers and iguana's. close to local markets and shopping. Felt very safe, walked all over the place and enjoyed local food and beer. Locals seemed very happy to accommodate our group.

Room Tip: Higher levels gives you a better view. While we enjoy the trees, we were on the fourth floor and th...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was the first time visiting Manzanillo, and my husband I have stayed at a number of Barcelo hotels in the Caribbean and Mayan the past 10 years. The hotel, the amenities, the staff, the food, the service, the tours, and of course the culture rated as one of our #1 top holidays we have taken.
We landed at the airport and the shuttle took us to the hotel. We were greeted with a welcome drink, the check in was quick, and our luggage made it to our room very quickly. The room was gigantic, and the bathroom with his and her sinks on opposite sides, as well as a central tub was very, very large. We were on the 3rd floor, getting around the complex was very easy, the staff were knowledgeable and polite - i cannot gush enough of how exceptional this property was. The buffet meals and the a la carte restaurants were also very beautiful - and how better could I have spent a holiday with my husband. This is definitely a resort I would visit again!

Room Tip: All the rooms face into the middle of the complex with the pools - we were in the junior suite, and...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Barcelo Karmina
Address: Ave Vista Hermosa 13, Manzanillo 28867, Mexico (Formerly Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe)
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Location: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Colima > Manzanillo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Manzanillo
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Manzanillo
#1 Luxury Hotel in Manzanillo
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manzanillo
#2 Romantic Hotel in Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Karmina 4*
Number of rooms: 324
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

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