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4.7 out of 5

"the grounds are a real killer if you have a walking or breathing issue. They all slope down to the pool and beach. So, you have to walk up hill o ge ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 24 Oct 2016

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Playa La Audiencia

Beachfront retreat

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this property, you'll find Playa La Audiencia and Playa Miramar. Also, Las Hadas Golf Course is within half a mile (1 km) and Riviera Casino is within 2 miles (3 km).

All-inclusive

This smoke-free property features a private beach, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Relax beachside with beach umbrellas and cool off with a drink at the beach bar. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, children's pool, and waterslide.

Sofa beds, WiFi

The 324 guestrooms feature thoughtful touches like free minibar items and bathrobes, while sitting areas and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include furnished balconies or patios, sofa beds, and TVs with satellite channels.

Suite, Private Pool (Premium Level 3ad)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite (Deluxe 2+1)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Private Pool (Premium Level 3+1)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (Deluxe 1ad)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Junior Suite (Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Private Pool (Premium Level 4ad)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Barceló Karmina All Inclusive ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barceló Karmina All Inclusive

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

grounds

the grounds are a real killer if you have a walking or breathing issue. They all slope down to the pool and beach. So, you have to walk up hill o get back to the rooms. I have COPD so this was a challenge. If I was in good shape I would go back to this location in a heart beat. It really was amazing. However, with my medical problems I will not be returning.

Posted by , from Ca on 24 Oct. 2016

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27 Oct. 2016 by Montserrat Romero, Guest Experience Manager

Dear Twila, We appreciate the valuable time you are taking to share with us your comments about your experience in Barceló Karmina, it allow us to concentrate our efforts and keep improving our service levels aiming a more pleasant stay for our guests. Thank you for your nice comment. I am pretty pleased know that you enjoyed our paradise. Thank you for pointing out the positive aspects you have found at the resort. It’s great to know that you truly enjoyed our resort, along with the great service from our staff, good ambiance and facilities. It would honor us immensely to have the privilege to host you again at this your home Barceló Karmina.

4 out of 5

Very Nice Resort

Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, restaurant shut down arbitrarily
Overall the resort was good. It is very family oriented and had lots of children there. A little noisy if you are going for quiet time but there are areas around the pools to get away from it a little bit. The staff in the restaurants were excellent. Very attentive and pleasant as well as the front desk people. If your package included resort credits, don't count on getting them. I was told I would have $525 to use on the resort. When I enquired about them, they said they had run and out didn't have any more. To keep checking back and see if they showed up. I was told that if they didn't show by the end of my visit that I would be credited them the next time I stayed at a Barcelo resort. Not great as I had budgetted to use them in the spa etc. Then as the week went on I was told that it was more like a discount card and could only be used on certain things. It was becoming quite apparent that I wasn't going to get them and sure enough did not. Not happy about this part for sure. Our shower door did not close so needless to say we had lots of water on the floor. I just asked for extra towels. The restaurants shut down arbitrarily which was a bit frustrating but the food was good everywhere we went. A bit of advise on the taxi thing. A car taxi from the airport to the resort should not be more that 300-400 pesos (30-40 US). Vans cost more so don't get suckered in. We hired a taxi driver to drive us around for 3 hours and show us around the area (50 US) It was a great was to spend a few hours. Manzanillo city is pretty but limited for shopping. There are a few flea markets on the highway that are better for souvenir shopping. Overall the resort was good and clean. No fighting for deck chairs.

Posted by , from Vancouver, BC, Canada on 27 Mar. 2013

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations.

5 out of 5

It was a very nice experience....well worth it.

Pros: Quiet, nice hospitality, friendly and, helpful staff
Cons: No free Internet, some heat for pools
Staff & service was very very good; friendly, helpful, attentive. The food courts and bar selection were awesome. The pools could probably use a little heat, but I'm sure with current weather condition it is perfect. Keep up the good work!

Posted by , from Santa Maria, CA on 30 Apr. 2012

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Barcelo Karmina hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations.

5 out of 5

Incredible!

This place is simply incredible. The word quotpalacequot in the name does not do it justice. The whole property is beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained. Staff is everywhere day and night constantly wiping sweeping vacuuming polishing cleaning everything. This place is spotless everywhere just like DisneyWorld! There are so many pools I could not count them all and I dont even think I was able to find them all. Plenty of professionally supervised activities #40including a movie theater screening Disney movies#41 for kids down to age 4. This gives Mom Dad more private time at the adult pools. There are also all kinds of adult activities like yoga classes a fully-equipped gym aqua aerobics water volleyball etc. to keep you busy all the time or you can just relax in peaceful quiet surroundings at one of several adult pool areas. All day barbeque in the pool area. Service in all the restaurants was outstanding and the food was great. Security cops were everywhere. Poolside service was attentive and frequent. The buffet always open has a selection of Mexican food and everybodys favorite American things to choose from. During breakfast the omelet station will prepare eggs waffles and pancakes to your liking. The staff is very well-trained to European standards not intrusive but always attentive. Nightly entertainment is something different every evening and begins promptly at 9:00 PM in an outdoors theater near the beach. There are several snack and gifts shops. This place is all-inclusive so all food and drink is included. With so many restaurants to choose from #40some of the specialty restaurants require reservations and more formal attire for evening meals#41 there is no need to leave the property for anything. Rates are very competitive with other properties around Manzanillo. You wont go wrong at the Karmina

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2010

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló Karmina. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. 

5 out of 5

AFFORDABLE CELEBRITY-LIKE WEDDINGS/VACATIONS

We were treated like royalty. Walk into a fairytale land where all your dreams are real. Our daughter got married here, everything went perfect! The price was unbelievably low! We had 33 guests from the USA. We spent 11 nights & 12 days in this paradise where your fridge is replenished and your room is cleaned daily. It was unbelievable how comfortable the beds are. The food was Excellent. there are different places to choose from on-site to eat. This is an all-inclusive resort so unlimited food & drinks are free. Security is tight so you can relax and not worry. The property is gated off and there are guards at the front entrance as well as alot of security walking around. You can enjoy a different show each night. Lots of activities including pool games.A couple Local venders are on-site to sell you their hand-made gifts. Massages are not included but very reasonable and are of high quality. You can take a tour or rent a car to experience real Mexico. There are many different excursions..Fishing, Snokeling, Siteseeing. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for working so hard to make our trip memorable, relaxing and stress-free. From the Wedding set-up, flowers and decor,DJ,Cake,Catering and servers to the lovely jester of surprising our daughter and new Husband when they returned to their room with a bubblebath,chocolate covered strawberries,Rose pedals leading to the master bedroom with a beautifully decorated bed with swans. It was awesome and a Wedding that will never be forgotten. Beautiful oceanview rooms. The ground and pools are kept immaculately clean. Treat yourself to a once in a lifetime unforgettable vacation, You're worth it!

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2009

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló Karmina. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. 

5 out of 5

Our trip and daughter's wedding were beautiful!

Our trip will was everything we had hoped for and more. Our daughter's wedding was picture perfect. Both sides of the families came from out of the country and from Mexico. All our guest had such a great time. There was never a dull moment. The food was GREAT! Everyone at the hotel treated us like family. They were so helpful. The rooms were large and very clean and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful, with flowers and trees through out. The entertainment was very nice too. The swimming pools were great. There was plenty of lounges for everyone around all the pools. The disco was a fun spot to go to at the end of the day. I wish I could have stayed for many more days. My husband and I can't wait to go back in the near further.

Posted by on 3 May 2008

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló Karmina. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience. 

5 out of 5

Fairytale Vacation

Wow! This place is awesome. We can't wait for next march! We stayed for 5 days(My husband, daughter and I) We were planning her Wedding for March 2009. This Hotel offers it ALL for a reasonable price. The food was great, staff was friendly, very clean, the beds were more comfortable than any I have ever slept in at a resort/Hotel. Lots of activities for everyone. Room service was excellent. We spent 3 days going to all the other resorts comparing prices,cleanliness,friendliness for our daughters wedding and found Barcelo Karima Palace to be the very best by far. We spent a couple of hours in the lobby listening to the piano, atmosphere was bright,clean,comfortable and relaxing. Pools were clean, service at the pools was great. The Disco was fun,loud and lively. The grounds were kept immaculately clean and very beautiful. The staff was always courteous and friendly.The ocean room was very large with 2 beds and a couch bed, 2 TV's, very large bathroom with separate tub and shower.Housekeeping kept our room very clean everyday! I would like to thank Mildred & Gabrel personally for being so helpful in planning our daughters wedding at Barcelo. We got to witness a wedding in progress and it was just beautiful. I am a picky person but can find absolutely no faults at this Hotel. I recommend it for everyone. If you travel alone the security is very tight so you won't have to worry. If you travel with children...no worries. Check-in to your room and be prepared for a memorable fantasy vacation.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2008

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Barceló Karmina hotel

3 out of 5

Wouldn't return.

The Barcelo is ok if you simply want to sit by a crowded pool and drink all day every day. Alot of guests do just that, but with two young daughters we were searching for activities. There are really only a few activities available such as kayaking, spanish language, etc. Forget snorkeling in the hotel's little bay as that is where the hotel discharges their sewage. The pools were dirty and very cold. The worst was hotel guests apparently stake out the available pool chairs before 0700 by leaving personal belongings on the chairs. As a result there is no where to sit but lots of empty chairs with items on them all day. One day the resort rented out the facility to cruise ship guests and the entire facility including pools, beach were absolutely packed. The meals were ok, nothing horrible nothing special. It seemed to us that the resort staff were either extremely helpful and pleasant or absolutely lazy with no in between. House cleaning was poor every day. This was the fifth Mexican all inclusive resort we had used and felt it was the worst.

Posted by on 30 Mar. 2008

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

Our guests' comments provide us with an opportunity to see our hotel through their eyes giving us insight into any service that may have room for improvement to enhance our future guests' stay among us, therefore we are grateful for the time you spent to share a review of your personal experience in the hotel.

5 out of 5

wonderful

love manzanillo

Posted by on 31 Dec. 1999

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2 Feb. 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal.

About the Barceló Karmina All Inclusive

Location Avenida Vista Hermosa, 13, Manzanillo, COL 28867

All-inclusive Details

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Tennis included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Surcharge for room service
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Yoga classes/lessons included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • All land activities, and recreational facilities and equipment included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Barceló Karmina All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. At Barceló Karmina All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 5 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Manzanillo property is smoke free.

  • 324 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1999
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 6
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Sofa bed

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Manzanillo, Colima (ZLO-Playa de Oro Intl.) (36.7 km / 22.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Barceló Karmina All Inclusive offers 324 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include sofa beds. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Manzanillo property provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Bugambilias - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Capri Italian a la Carte - This poolside restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Kyoto Japanese a la Carte - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Agave Mexican a la Carte - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 11
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at noon
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Barceló Karmina All Inclusive

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Service animals not allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 7 per hour (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barcelo Karmina
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Green Globe
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