We spent an extended weekend in the Barcelo hotel as a family.
We had a junior suite, it was spacious and had a nice balcony, bigger than anyone we had before. Furniture and equipment were good, sleeping comfort among the best we ever experienced. We found the place being well maintained and clean. No bugs, no insects inside.
Pools are great. Beach is not big but very nice. Since the hotel was far from being fully booked we had a big area almost for ourselves - very pleasant. Sufficient sunbeds available (very good condition).
We liked food and drinks a lot, most of the time we went to the buffet. The experience in the Italian restaurant 'Capri' was disappointing, orders were very small (especially desserts), taste no more than average. And the place is very dark.
Unfortunately one of us got terribly sick after the first day, 2 more on the second day. It was so bad that our daughter even collapsed on the way home. We had diarrhea, stomachache, headache, and felt very weak. So in the end it was not a nice weekend.
Before we decided to stay at Barcelo, we found numerous reviews with the warnings about people getting sick there very often. We ignored this but we should not have done it. We spent a lot of money and did not get to enjoy the stay.
We now believe that there really is a severe hygiene problem in the hotel.
We would not go there again unless we were really sure that the problems are solved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barceló Puerto Vallarta***** (formerly Barceló La Jolla de Mismaloya) in Puerto Vallarta, is an elegant, all-inclusive Mexican-style resort. It offers 316 completely renovated and comfortable suites with excellent service, leisure, history, beautiful scenery, exuberant flora and privacy.Relax after a hard day’s work in the hotel spa, catch some rays at one of the hotel pools or take time out to practice your favourite water sport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Jolla Mismaloya
- Barcelo La Jolla De Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta
- La Jolla Puerto Vallarta
- Puerto Vallarta La Jolla De Mismaloya
- Barcelo De Mismaloya
- Barcelo Mismaloya Puerto Vallarta
- Barcelo La Jolla Mismaloya