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“The ONLY Ideal beach Hotel in Salinas:)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barcelo Salinas

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Barcelo Salinas
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 reviews
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“The ONLY Ideal beach Hotel in Salinas:)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

My husband took me to the Barcelo Colon Miramar as a first year anniversary and i was sooo impressed! It had it's own private beach area and pool. It has its own spa, sauna, beauty salon, gym and sport games. The food was exceptional!!! I cannot stress that enough; and the drinks were perfect to the t. I had never in my life(I'm a New Yorker) tasted such a perfect pina colada. They have a karaoke bar as well which is fun. The only complain if any is that our cable t.v. didn't work; although a technician tried vigorously to fix it so....The rooms are adorable and beach appropriate with a nice spacious balcony and a table for two:) I only stayed one night( we had gotten the night as a promotion package) but we had the best time. We had an "everything included" bracelet which allowed us unlimited food and drinks. Hope this helps!

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the pool. At night the music can get very loud down there.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Barcelo Colon Miramar is an all inclusive hotel. The facilities of the hotel are great, there are 2 pools, a fitness center, a snack bar close to the pool where the children or you can ask for hamburgers, french fries, sandwich and a variety of soft drinks and cocktails. The room that I stay was very nice and comfortable, had two double beds, two bathrooms with shower each one, two flat screens TV, a nice balcony where you can see the sunrise, the view was fantastic. The food is good, in the restaurant the service is buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you also have another restaurant that is also pretty good. My children love to stay at this hotel. The staff is very friendly.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good but I preferred with ocean view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ver00204
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Hutchinson Island, Florida
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Travelling across Ecuador is an explorer's dream and fun. But we all need a respite from the high Andes mountains and thrilling steep roads, the interior savannahs with desert appeal, the historic cities such as Cuenca and the sun blessed shorline with beaches and vacation spots.I always select the Barcelo Colon Miramar when in Salinas. It has a great setting on the Malecon, wonderful modern and spacious suites, attentive staff who really care, and a breakfast buffet that can serve your culinary tastes for the entire day. I enjoy ice coffee and all staff remembered my wishes each day and with a smile. The front desk staff were accommodating to find safe cars and drivers or taxi cabs. Reconfirming travel plans was also easy. The Salinas waterfront is great fun to wander and enjoy but the pool and tiki lounge are also worth enjoying. Great place to meet world-aide travellers too. Hasta Luego amigo.

Room Tip: West side provides the direct waterfront and Malecon views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New york
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

The hotel is all inclusive. There are 2 pools and a bridge that takes you right from the hotel to the beach. Besides the fact the hotel room is spacious and the staff is super friendly I don't think there is a better place to stay in Salinas. The food was decent nothing to brag about. I did go the spa the prices are reasonable but I've had better massages. However do use the sauna & the Turkish bath room. I would definitely go back just for the low cost of everything that is included and the close access to the beach.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Natasha H
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grand rapids, minnesota
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108 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

Spent a couple of days at the all inclusive Barcelo Miramar in what is considered the off season. The room was ok - comfortable with a great view (they gave us an ocean view even though we were there at a quite low rate). The pools are nice and there are saunas and steam rooms which are nice. The beach is nice in Salinas and the walk along the Malecon is enjoyable. The hotel is within walking distance of most of the businesses and attractions in Salinas. The food was good - most of the meals were enjoyable and there was always a selection of meats, poultry and seafood at both lunch and dinner. Breakfast was excellent. Best coffee we've had in Ecuador! The staff was nice - even if not the warmest we've encountered in Ecuador. We did have a problem when we checked in that they tried to charge a higher rate than we had reserved. It was resolved immediately when we produced our written confirmation. A HUGE plus is their complimentary shuttle service to and from Guayaquil airport (about a two hour drive and as much as $80 each way in a cab). They don't advertise this but they do indeed offer the service with prior arrangement. The building is attractive and in fact Salinas was much nicer than we anticipated. Nice laid back beach town with a southern California climate.

Room Tip: Of course a beach view is great so ask if one is available even if you haven't reserved that typ...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

This hotel is billed as the best in Salinas, although from what I could see, that wouldn't be difficult! That said, the accomodation was perfectly fine (deluxe ocean front) and the food perfectly acceptable for buffet. All staff were friendly, helpful and polite. Service was attentive and when someone needed to come to the room to attend the safe deposit box, they arrived within five minutes. Stayed at the hotel during the shoulder season, so not many guests there, but many very noisy children in the 1 - 4 age range making a nice quiet romantic meal well near impossible. In fact, we didn't have one peaceful meal there - not the fault of the hotel, though. Advice - 1. give the bookable a la carte grill a miss - it's not worth the effort. 2. have at least a little Spanish as the serving staff have virtually no English. Food at the buffet was recycled leftovers from time to time, but this was done subtlely and we didn't get sick (unlike Decameron in El Salvador - see separate review). Wine (Chilean) was well above par for this type of hotel and the beer was too (Brazilian export). Overall - recommend!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for the deluxe ocean front rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank msmytravel
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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

AC unit dripped through bathroom ceiling onto floor, food was mediocre but plentiful, pool & pool bar were nice, and the views are incredible. not bad considering the country. Beach access is very good, but the beach has quite a bit of oil from nearby refineries. We traveled to Montanita after this, and really missed these accommodations.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Morgan S
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Property: Barcelo Salinas
Address: Malecon Between 38th & 40th, Salinas 9999, Ecuador (Formerly Barcelo Colon Miramar)
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Region: Ecuador > Santa Elena Province > Salinas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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Barcelo Colon Miramar Hotel Salinas
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