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“Average” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barcelo Salinas

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Barcelo Salinas
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
Swindon, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank simplydt
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Nice location and thats it. Not worthwhile. There are much better and cheaper options in Ecuador. Lines for everything. Poor food. Too many people.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joao M
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Los angeles, ca
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99 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

Pros: all inclusive
Nice hotel in the area facing beach
Service good
Had enough, soft pillow on the beds
Cons:
no hot water to shower
Bar music to loud
Too expensive . Could get a better deal somewhere!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kent2009
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Dallas
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

My wife and I stayed here 12/28 and paid $310 for a double. Lonely Planet calls this the "most luxurious hotel in town" but fails to mention it is not luxurious and is way overpriced. The only benefit I see in this hotel is that it is all inclusive - food and drinks. Complex also includes condos. Food buffets and bar entertainment (actually the singer was really good) were good but not worth the all-in cost. Hotel staff speak limited English so it is more focused on Ecuadorian tourists. Room required one key card to keep electricity on. Door key card had to be replaced 4 times and still didn't work. Think cheap budget Waikiki hotel 20 years ago. Very clean. Our two double beds were not comfortable. Walls were thin and we heard the TV next door. No room service. Worth about $100-150.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dive448
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

I'm from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Whenever I go to Salinas, whether it's for the day or to stay, I choose BCM. There's no tricks: simple but great. I easily visit at least 4 times a year to stay as a guest, and to just lunch, at least 5 times a year.
The staff's always nice, especially Maria in the cafe colón area. I was very pleased to see she had been promoted and wasn't a waitress anymore.
If you want your problems to be solved, there's no one better than Nathalie. She might be a little bit scary at the beginning, since she's got a very tough look, but she's adorable when it comes to service.
BCM might be overpriced, but that's what you pay for staying at the best hotel in the best beach resort in Ecuador. Yes, the beach in front of it, doesn't help much, but hey! they have TWO pools, lots of entertainment, and you have tours that take you to beaches where you can enjoy. plus, chipipe beach, which i'm not that fond of, but's a good, close alternative, is just a cab ride away.
the all-inclusive package is awesome. breakfast and dinner are the best. lunch, could be better. nevertheless, I have to say that since juan carlos (no offense raul, former director and an amazing person) is in command of the hotel, lunch has gotten better.
props for BCM!
the rooms are really spacious, bathrooms could use some upgrades, yes! but, they're amazing. ocean view rooms are to die for!
never accept a room on the 3rd floor (pool area), you'll be annoyed by the amount of kids and people, since early in the morning, and its screaming.
need a meeting? do it in barceló! i've done events on it, and it's amazing!
best place, no doubt, in staying in Salinas! trust a local, with an international perspective and standards!!!

Room Tip: don't accept rooms on 3rd floor! they're by the pool and the largest hall... very noisy!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank chinob10
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

I have stayed at this hotel more than once, with family or because of a conference. The rooms are nice, clean and very comfortable. Service to the rooms and in the cafeteria/restaurant is very good. We have also tried their "all included" packages for the weekend, and they are very good offers indeed. You get to use all the amenities included, poolside drinks are free. This hotel is the best choice for a nice and calm weekend retreat, highly recommended for couples and also very good in you travel with children. The best months for visiting are from december to may, since the weather is warmer.

Room Tip: The rooms with balcony view to the ocean are the best, although they are a little bit more expensive...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank enriqueblacio
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We had a nice ocean view bedroom. The bedroom was very big and clean as well. The food was average. We liked the free cocktails. Pina Colada's as much as you want. Most of the staff only speaks Spanish. Nice swimmingpool with a lot of sunbeds.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mia59_11
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Property: Barcelo Salinas
Address: Malecon Between 38th & 40th, Salinas 9999, Ecuador (Formerly Barcelo Colon Miramar)
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Salinas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Barcelo Salinas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Colon Miramar Hotel Salinas
Barcelo Hotel Salinas
Barcelo Hotel Colon Miramar
Barcelo Salinas Ecuador

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