Stunning hotel. Lobby and grounds are exceptional. The beach leaves a bit to be desired if you enjoy long walks. There is a public beach next door, very nice, safe, could be cleaned up. The pool area makes up for it though (and we are always beach people). Water was warm, lot's of activities or quite areas in the adults only section. Never had to get up early to reserve a chair.
Felt very safe at all times, we walked to Starbucks, the flea market, in and out of shops. Took taxis as well, they all had fair prices. The big flea market on Saturday's is wonderful, lot's of selection, great prices. We also went on a sunset cruise, beautiful! Saw dolphins, a whale, gorgeous mansions.. stunning sunset.
The buffet has a theme every night which is nice to change things up. The shows at night were very entertaining, especially Mexican Night!
The service was great. Even better when you tip- which we tipped at every meal and got that little extra bit of attention.
Missed the white sandy beach that goes on forever in the Caribbean, but overall a wonderful vacation.
- 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