April 8-15/14 M&K Abbotsford
When we got to the Barcelo Maya Colonial we saw that there was construction going on. Not necessarily a bad thing but we were first assigned to a room on the second floor that literally faced the construction (Jalisco building). We trouped back to the front desk and asked for another room as it was too noisy.
We were assigned a first floor room at the other end of the building, which was nice and quiet and faced a well groomed garden area, which ended up being perfect. My wife likes to read on the deck and it ended up being a great place to just sit and read or relax.
The room was in fair shape, one of the doors in front of the TV opened but did no store away like the other but that was the only room glitch. The bed was fine, we read some people thought it was hard, but it was ok by us.
Overall we had a great week, no issues to speak of to report. The food was good, lots of variety, and actually some of the best meals I had were in the buffet. My wife prefers eating vegan and I prefer eating vegetarian but I don’t mind the occasional meatatarian meal on occasion. For the most part we were able to stay pretty close to what we normally would be eating which gives the you an idea of the foods available. If you are a strict vegan I think you will have to be strategic on occasion and if you are a vegetarian you will be ok. Because both my wife and I realize on vacation we sometimes have to eat things other than our ideal we were ok. We booked 4 a la cartes and after the second we cancelled the last two as the buffet had a better choice of vegan/vegetarian food, and well my wife reacted to the Italian place. Not that the food was poor, just more oil than we are used to.
The beach is beautiful, and as in previous reviews the beach in front of the Beach/ Caribe is the nicest. The Colonial’s beach was rocky and we did bring water shoes and they helped but eventually as the week went on we just went to the Caribe side for the beach.
As we were in the Colonial, and did go to the Caribe side, we did notice that the food choices were better at the Colonial beach buffet as well as the service. In a way we had the best of both worlds just a hundred or so feet apart.
I liked our week at the Barcelo, we never had issues finding a spot on the beach- the easiest we have ever experienced in finding a spot, there are lots of chairs. I think in service and amenities this reminded us of the time we went to an Iberostar, except there were much more amenities on the beach at the Iberostar. For the Barcelo, you had to leave the beach to access the bar or grill.
I think the best test of our experience is whether I would go back? Yep, I would. Thanks Barcelo for a great vacation!
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- Barcelo Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Barcelo Colonial
- Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach Resort
- Barcelo Maya Caribe & Beach Resort
- Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial Beach
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