Barceló Montelimar Beach Hotel Interiors

Barceló Montelimar

Texto: 40257 Hotel all inclusive s jedinečnou polohou v Nikaragui uprostřed nádherné přírodní scenérie Montelimar. Carretera a Masachapa, Km. 65 | 01262 | Municipio San Rafael del Sur, Managua || Nicaragua
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Barceló Montelimar Texto: 40257 4 out of 5 based on 1879 ratings. 1879 user reviews.
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Barceló Montelimar

Carretera a Masachapa, Km. 65   01262   Municipio San Rafael del Sur, Managua     Nicaragua  


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75,1 km Mezinárodní letiště Augusto C. Sandino

300 m Pláž Montelimar

110 km Koloniální město Granada

17 km Golfové hřiště Gran Pacífica

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    Don_Roberta Saint John, Kanada. 04/05/2018

    “Beautiful and relaxed trip in paradise”

    We spent two weeks at the Barceló Montilemar March 5-19. The resort is a bit of a drive from the attractions, so we only did one excursion. The beach and pools are beautiful and during the week not crowded at all. The a la cartes and casino are at the top of the hill and a bit of a walk, but if you call a shuttle bus, they’ll pick you up and drop you off and are usually quite prompt. The food was good and plentiful, even if it did seem to repeat a little. That being said, if you went hungry it was your own fault. The staff is a great asset to the resort, everyone was friendly and helpful. Margarita, Maria, and Miriana always kept our cups full, Jeffrey at the snack bar made sure we never were hungry, Yocelin, Alicia, and Rogelia kept us entertained at the casino, and last but not least Franklin made sure we got to where we needed to go on the shuttle bus. A tip is always appreciated for service of any kind, and we were dismayed to see so few given. A frozen bottle of water given to any of the security guards watching over the resort was always welcomed with a smile. Eric and Joel from Transat were easy to find, extremely helpful, and always greeted you with a smile. They were possibly the best reps we’ve ever had! Some basic Spanish goes a long way, but with smiles and hand gestures we were usually understood. A suggestion for the resort would be some sort of sunshade directly on the beach. If you stay back in the palms you can’t watch anything going on down the beach. The waves are fun to play in and the boogie boards are free to use… so much fun! Another suggestion would have been a meat carving station at supper buffet, and there was one before we left. It would be nice if one of the bars below were open later than 7pm and one night it was, but no one knew it would be, until returning from the casino above. If you’re going into Masachapa, its well worth the money to have one of the rickshaws take you. We walked in one day and its hot much farther than it looks. Some drivers actually give a tour, some do not. Eric speaks some English and helped us out with travel arrangements over the phone, thanks again Eric! Hotel check-in at the airport worked really well, and the bags were delivered to your room shortly after your arrival. Our bungalow (317) was a bit of a walk from everything, but it was clean, everything worked, and there was lots of hot water pressure. Housekeeping was spotless and though you might not have towels when you returned after lunch, they had always arrived in time to shower for supper. I’d suggest brining some Deep Woods Off with you, those little red ants are pesky but not a problem. If you’re looking for a Caribbean party atmosphere, this resort is not for you. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful location, the Barceló is the place for you! If you’re looking for souvenirs, walk down the beach to the last hut and visit Roberto, Marisol, and Yadira and tell the Roberta sent you. If you want to bring home rum, the cheapest place is at the duty free in the airport.

    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
     Hi Ms. Roberta, Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló XXX hotel once again for your holidays and for sharing this wonderful feedback of your recent stay among us, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we keep on meeting all your holiday needs and wishes year after year. Regards, Barceló Montelimar.

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    F4553RNsarar 04/02/2018 Služební cesty

    “Group Trip”

    The stay at the resort was awesome. The views, the balcony from the room as we stayed in the main building, the customer service since one arrives to the lobby to the breakfast, the room service and everything else. Felt right at home, the rooms were very clean and roomy.

    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
     Hi, 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.

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    sassybonita007 Toronto, Kanada. 03/27/2018 Krátké dovolené s přáteli

    “Hidden Gem ( shhhhh don't tell)”

    This place is paradise. The staff was amazing big shout out to Israel for making our stay great he went above and beyond to make everything perfect. The grounds are immaculate and very well kept. The room was incredible and always clean. The property used to be a zoo so there was deer, peacock and an anteater running around the resort. They check you in at the airport so when you get to the resort the bus will take you right to your room. The beach is amazing it's very untouched and perfect. You don't want to miss this experience of a lifetime.

    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
     Hi Hidden, 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.

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    Reina M 03/24/2018 S rodinou

    “March break at Montelimar”

    Let me start by saying that I have opportunities to travel through most of the Caribbean islands, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand, Cuba, DR, Panama and Belize and I would say Nicaragua has been a treasure to discover and experience. We went for March break with 2 teenage girls who loved the adventure as well. Travelling with Air Transat was easy from start to finish (Toronto-Managua). We were surprised to find that our airbus was only 3/4 full and found out that the travel season was slowing down due to impending rainy season and heat. Once we arrived at the airport, grabbing our bags and disembarking seemed to be seamless. We were greeted by the amazing Marcos Espinoza who helped us out not just upon arrival but throughout our whole stay. On the bus (1.5 hours) to the resort, Joel Barrios helped us checkin in on the bus which saved us time once we got to the resort. Joel was our guide for the tour to the resort. Since they had already tagged our bags to to go to the bungalow, we had no extra concerns except changing into our “summer clothes”. Barcelo Montelimar, although a bit dated, had the tropical charm with greetings from the local Nicaraguan dancers and drinks. We arrived early enough to have the buffet on the beach (1230-330pm) and by the time we ate, our bags were in our bungalow. The bungalow (#141) was spacious and was close to everything-beach, food, pool. We had a cosy hammock and sitting chairs on the porch. Now I know some basic Spanish and French that helped out a lot. Since Nicaragua is a poor country and tourism is just starting, English/French is just beginning in the education system. It would be an asset if you did pick up some Spanish phrases. We were the tourists that bring gifts and soaps as well as tips for the locals since we believe in kind gestures. Even though it is pretty hot in Nic, our AC worked well and we kept our blinds closed to keep cool. The grounds were always kept clean and during the week the resort was pretty serene. The beach was amazing and huge! They warned us about stingrays but never seen any signs of concern and never wore water shoes. The water was pretty wavy but we were use to it since we swim Lake Huron all the time. The pool was clean and the tropical jungle feel was fantastic. We met many locals who came on the weekend which made for a bit of a line at the buffet, but on the whole the resort was so spacious, some days it seemed like there was no one there. We rented surf boards and had fun on the beach some more and I saw some people rent ATVs and horses as well. Now, let me also tell you that my husband and one daughter are strict vegetarians and we found that all the food was definitely fresh and plentiful. There were some favourites that we happily consumed and if needed any “special” items, the chef seemed eager to please. The seafood, and meats were good, and even though I prefer spicy foods, the meals were still satisfying. We also tried the a la carte, Seafood, Italian and Japanese-and found that for what ingredients the chefs could acquire, the meals seemed true to form. We discovered as well, that even that we had reserved for “Italian”, they still allowed us to order from the Seafood menu as well-since it all came from the same kitchen. BTW, the lobster was awesome. Just to let you know, we are people that go on excursions and discover the country. Typically, I would book privately, or on-line before I go thru a resort or cruise line; but since Air Transat seemed competitive in their pricing (when we went to Punta Cana)-we decided to use them again. Now, just letting you know, that Barcelo is far from most areas, but the drive and education along the way made the time fly. Originally, I wanted to go to Ometepe Island, however, Barcelo is still too far; but we settled on excursions that were closer by. Our first excursion was Laguna de Apoyo and Pueblos Blancos. Since the season was wrapping up, we ended up having a private tour (2 adults and 2 teens at $76USpp). Our guide was excellent-Joel Barrios who explained his country along the way. Our driver, Orlando was safe and full of smiles. We went to a Pre-Columbian pottery display in Catarina and learned about how this establishment helps their community and culture-of course, we bought the fine art at reasonable prices. From there, we went to the Apoyo Resort and had a fine meal (included) and then kayaked, paddled board (included) and swam in the deepest (200M) and very clean volcanic crater. It was quite memorable for my Bday. Since it was my Bday, the Montelimar resort surprised me with a beautiful cake. Ate well for sure. The next excursion we did was Cerro Negro ($90USpp); we left early so we also had our breakfast (boxed) on the bus. Initially the drive was 1.5 hours, but be prepared for the 30 min of bumpy roads to the volcano. Again, we were blessed with our guide Joel Barrios who was fun and informative all along the way. We also had our handy driver, Gabriel who kept our spirits up as we climbed 700M up the volcano. Warning-it was hot and windy but definitely worth it. Our guide was Benito and was always ensuring safety for the climb and watching over us. Once at the top (which took us 45 min-typically can be 1-2 hours), the view was spectacular and seeing the Volcanic chain worth the climb. Now, make sure you wear good hiking shoes and a bandana for the boarding down. Seems to be slower than tobaggoning but was really fun going down the 3 min from 700M. I’ve climbed volcanoes in Hawaii and New Zealand and boarded down in Kangaroo Island in Australia and the Yukon but never sledding down a volcano. There are only 6 places in the world to do it-I suggest that Nicaragua would be the most inexpensive. From there, we went to Leon and ate at Yavoy (included-although service was slow, the food was good). We had some free time to look the Parque Central and the Leon Cathedral but really not much else. Wish we had more time there, but with the kids just climbing a volcano all they wanted to do was go to the beach. BTW, there is a great juice bar at the Parque Central and for $2-3US can get a great treat. Our last excursion was a “special” combo that included Masaya Volcano and Granada ($100USpp). We traveled for about 1.5 hours to the National Park and had to wait a bit. Typically, I would suggest to go in the evening so you can actually see the red lava, however since the tour in the day was a better deal with lunch etc; we did the day tour. To me, it was “ok” to see the Masaya volcano, but it was just a lot of smoke. The view was ok and the history was more interesting. Our guide was great, Eddie explained all the geological events of Nicaragua and was excellent in answering all our questions at the museum. From there, our drive, Edgar safely left the volcano and we went to Masaya city to the Mercado and the Supermarket (La Conina). Which was handy to buy alcohol and coffee (which is cheaper than the resort and comparable to Duty Free). We had a great lunch at Masaya (included) and had fun looking around the city. From there, the excursion included Granada. A very picturesque city with the Colonial feel (like old Quebec or New Orleans). We climbed the Bell Tower at the Cathedral and took many pictures of the city and volcanoes. We walked the streets to the Parque Central and viewed the vendors, horse carriages and the churches. Sadly, we weren’t able to go the hammock crafters nor the deaf cafe since it was closed. Will have to go there on my next trip. Our final stop was the Chocolate Museum, where we learned all about the great treat and bought some fresh cocao. This was a great combo excursion and the guide and drivers worked very hard. Although we tipped them, I was disappointed to see my fellow Canadians not even bother tipping these hard-working individuals. I’m hoping that tourists understand that they depend on tips as part of their salary. We also took the Rickshaw to go the local village, Masachapa and our guide Rafael (Rickshaw #27 tel: 57042682) and Maraucio (Rickshaw #30) were great showing us the schools and the hospital. We also saw the local fishermen and the catch that went straight to market. Rafael was so proud of his village and he also made us a CD of the local music. You just walk to the gate and they are there to guide you for about $15US roundtrip. Anyways, just things to mention-the locals do come to the resort on the weekends, however it isn’t as busy as it would be as a Mexican/DR/Cuban resort and the food is always replenished. As well, if you run short on towels, housekeeping seems to keep on it when only a phone call away. Finally, Air Transat doesn’t charge for you to bring home a hammock, which I gladly found out, but just make sure it’s wrapped well for the ride home. Barcelo resort also has mango trees all over the resort so you can just pick one off the tree before you go off to play mini golf. The entertainment was a bit sad and I even volunteered to be on the stage for the kids show since there was hardly anyone in the audience; but I had fun acting like a kid. Just letting you know that the Casino and entertainment is at the top of the hill, where the former dictator resided so when the show is on-there is no noise throughout the resort. The pools were clean and we especially enjoyed the adults only pool. Our kids stayed and ate at the main pool. The sunsets were awe inspiring and the beach sand is hot in the day, so wear sandals. In summary, I would gladly recommend this resort and country if you want something like Costa Rica without the extra expense and the uniqueness of the culture and cuisine. Jealous of you if you get to go to Nica:)

    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
     Hi Ms.Reyna, Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Montelimar hotel once again for your holidays and for sharing this wonderful feedback of your recent stay among us, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we keep on meeting all your holiday needs and wishes year after year. Regards, Barceló Montelimar.

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    sunpig86 Toronto. 03/24/2018 S rodinou

    “Natural & unspoilt”

    When you arrive at the airport, you were provided with a prepared room package and an English speaking guide and everything seems so well organized. However, be forewarned, the two hour bus ride is an exercise in torture, the hotel really needs to invest in bigger, more comfortable buses. The front of the hotel, gives the initial impression of clean but ordinary and it's not until you venture further in towards the elevators that you realize how beautiful and natural this place is. Our bungalow was in the 100's, which made it very centrally located. The room was always clean and tidy and the staff friendly. However, when the air conditioner broke we had to wait for the repair man despite the cleaning staff being there, admittedly a mere half an hour but the hotel needs to vet these people as patrons shouldn't have to watch over hotel employees. The beach was endless and so unspoilt. If you stood in the water and looked toward land, you could easily imagine being mid jungle. If fact Nicaragua itself is really a jewel in the rough. The capital is expanding and cities like Granada are attracting a variety of expats but not to the detriment of the people or their beautiful country. Can't say enough positive things about Marcos, the tour rep. This man is extremely friendly, knowledgable and goes above and beyond to accommodate any request. It is obvious that he loves his country and enjoys his job. He arranged a taxi ride for us into San Rafael del Sur with an English speaking driver who for a mere $40 return drove us, provided local history, translation services and patience while we shopped in the local market. The food was pretty good at the buffet, with a fair variety of items with pleasant staff. We tried the Japanese al a carte which was again pretty good and didn't bother with the other two as the menus didn't seem to have anything out of the ordinary. No complaints as I don't go on all inclusive for gourmet food. Pools and the bars were well maintained and never crowded either. And although we spend a lot of time at the adult pool, it was never loud or rowdy. In fact the whole resort was fairly quiet, with the wildlife making the most racquet. The grounds crew worked diligently to try and keep up with the lush fauna and the mischievous creatures who threw mangos about. All in all this was a great trip and well worth the money.

    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones con Clientes v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
     Dear Mr(s) sunpig86; Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Barceló Montelimar; guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay. We do apologize for the technical problems you encountered; there are absolutely no excuses for details to be overlooked as all rooms should be thoroughly checked on a daily basis. We will make sure that the procedure is being reinforced, but let me tell you that due to hotel´s policy the guest have to be in the room when there are fixing inside, just for a double check that all is OK after repair. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Barceló Montelimar.

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    • duben 5 2018
    • Saint John, Kanada

    Don_Roberta

    “Beautiful and relaxed trip in paradise”


    We spent two weeks at the Barceló Montilemar March 5-19. The resort is a bit of a drive from the attractions, so we only did one excursion. The beach and pools are beautiful and during the week not crowded at all. The a la cartes and casino are at the top of the hill and a bit of a walk, but if you call a shuttle bus, they’ll pick you up and drop you off and are usually quite prompt. The food was good and plentiful, even if it did seem to repeat a little. That being said, if you went hungry it was your own fault. The staff is a great asset to the resort, everyone was friendly and helpful. Margarita, Maria, and Miriana always kept our cups full, Jeffrey at the snack bar made sure we never were hungry, Yocelin, Alicia, and Rogelia kept us entertained at the casino, and last but not least Franklin made sure we got to where we needed to go on the shuttle bus. A tip is always appreciated for service of any kind, and we were dismayed to see so few given. A frozen bottle of water given to any of the security guards watching over the resort was always welcomed with a smile. Eric and Joel from Transat were easy to find, extremely helpful, and always greeted you with a smile. They were possibly the best reps we’ve ever had! Some basic Spanish goes a long way, but with smiles and hand gestures we were usually understood. A suggestion for the resort would be some sort of sunshade directly on the beach. If you stay back in the palms you can’t watch anything going on down the beach. The waves are fun to play in and the boogie boards are free to use… so much fun! Another suggestion would have been a meat carving station at supper buffet, and there was one before we left. It would be nice if one of the bars below were open later than 7pm and one night it was, but no one knew it would be, until returning from the casino above. If you’re going into Masachapa, its well worth the money to have one of the rickshaws take you. We walked in one day and its hot much farther than it looks. Some drivers actually give a tour, some do not. Eric speaks some English and helped us out with travel arrangements over the phone, thanks again Eric! Hotel check-in at the airport worked really well, and the bags were delivered to your room shortly after your arrival. Our bungalow (317) was a bit of a walk from everything, but it was clean, everything worked, and there was lots of hot water pressure. Housekeeping was spotless and though you might not have towels when you returned after lunch, they had always arrived in time to shower for supper. I’d suggest brining some Deep Woods Off with you, those little red ants are pesky but not a problem. If you’re looking for a Caribbean party atmosphere, this resort is not for you. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful location, the Barceló is the place for you! If you’re looking for souvenirs, walk down the beach to the last hut and visit Roberto, Marisol, and Yadira and tell the Roberta sent you. If you want to bring home rum, the cheapest place is at the duty free in the airport.


    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
     Hi Ms. Roberta, Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló XXX hotel once again for your holidays and for sharing this wonderful feedback of your recent stay among us, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we keep on meeting all your holiday needs and wishes year after year. Regards, Barceló Montelimar.

    HODNOCENÍ

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    • duben 2 2018
    • Služební cesty

    F4553RNsarar

    “Group Trip”


    The stay at the resort was awesome. The views, the balcony from the room as we stayed in the main building, the customer service since one arrives to the lobby to the breakfast, the room service and everything else. Felt right at home, the rooms were very clean and roomy.


    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
     Hi, 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.

    HODNOCENÍ

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    • březen 27 2018
    • Toronto, Kanada
    • Krátké dovolené s přáteli

    sassybonita007

    “Hidden Gem ( shhhhh don't tell)”


    This place is paradise. The staff was amazing big shout out to Israel for making our stay great he went above and beyond to make everything perfect. The grounds are immaculate and very well kept. The room was incredible and always clean. The property used to be a zoo so there was deer, peacock and an anteater running around the resort. They check you in at the airport so when you get to the resort the bus will take you right to your room. The beach is amazing it's very untouched and perfect. You don't want to miss this experience of a lifetime.


    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
    Hi Hidden, 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.

    HODNOCENÍ

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    • březen 24 2018
    • S rodinou

    Reina M

    “March break at Montelimar”


    Let me start by saying that I have opportunities to travel through most of the Caribbean islands, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand, Cuba, DR, Panama and Belize and I would say Nicaragua has been a treasure to discover and experience. We went for March break with 2 teenage girls who loved the adventure as well. Travelling with Air Transat was easy from start to finish (Toronto-Managua). We were surprised to find that our airbus was only 3/4 full and found out that the travel season was slowing down due to impending rainy season and heat. Once we arrived at the airport, grabbing our bags and disembarking seemed to be seamless. We were greeted by the amazing Marcos Espinoza who helped us out not just upon arrival but throughout our whole stay. On the bus (1.5 hours) to the resort, Joel Barrios helped us checkin in on the bus which saved us time once we got to the resort. Joel was our guide for the tour to the resort. Since they had already tagged our bags to to go to the bungalow, we had no extra concerns except changing into our “summer clothes”. Barcelo Montelimar, although a bit dated, had the tropical charm with greetings from the local Nicaraguan dancers and drinks. We arrived early enough to have the buffet on the beach (1230-330pm) and by the time we ate, our bags were in our bungalow. The bungalow (#141) was spacious and was close to everything-beach, food, pool. We had a cosy hammock and sitting chairs on the porch. Now I know some basic Spanish and French that helped out a lot. Since Nicaragua is a poor country and tourism is just starting, English/French is just beginning in the education system. It would be an asset if you did pick up some Spanish phrases. We were the tourists that bring gifts and soaps as well as tips for the locals since we believe in kind gestures. Even though it is pretty hot in Nic, our AC worked well and we kept our blinds closed to keep cool. The grounds were always kept clean and during the week the resort was pretty serene. The beach was amazing and huge! They warned us about stingrays but never seen any signs of concern and never wore water shoes. The water was pretty wavy but we were use to it since we swim Lake Huron all the time. The pool was clean and the tropical jungle feel was fantastic. We met many locals who came on the weekend which made for a bit of a line at the buffet, but on the whole the resort was so spacious, some days it seemed like there was no one there. We rented surf boards and had fun on the beach some more and I saw some people rent ATVs and horses as well. Now, let me also tell you that my husband and one daughter are strict vegetarians and we found that all the food was definitely fresh and plentiful. There were some favourites that we happily consumed and if needed any “special” items, the chef seemed eager to please. The seafood, and meats were good, and even though I prefer spicy foods, the meals were still satisfying. We also tried the a la carte, Seafood, Italian and Japanese-and found that for what ingredients the chefs could acquire, the meals seemed true to form. We discovered as well, that even that we had reserved for “Italian”, they still allowed us to order from the Seafood menu as well-since it all came from the same kitchen. BTW, the lobster was awesome. Just to let you know, we are people that go on excursions and discover the country. Typically, I would book privately, or on-line before I go thru a resort or cruise line; but since Air Transat seemed competitive in their pricing (when we went to Punta Cana)-we decided to use them again. Now, just letting you know, that Barcelo is far from most areas, but the drive and education along the way made the time fly. Originally, I wanted to go to Ometepe Island, however, Barcelo is still too far; but we settled on excursions that were closer by. Our first excursion was Laguna de Apoyo and Pueblos Blancos. Since the season was wrapping up, we ended up having a private tour (2 adults and 2 teens at $76USpp). Our guide was excellent-Joel Barrios who explained his country along the way. Our driver, Orlando was safe and full of smiles. We went to a Pre-Columbian pottery display in Catarina and learned about how this establishment helps their community and culture-of course, we bought the fine art at reasonable prices. From there, we went to the Apoyo Resort and had a fine meal (included) and then kayaked, paddled board (included) and swam in the deepest (200M) and very clean volcanic crater. It was quite memorable for my Bday. Since it was my Bday, the Montelimar resort surprised me with a beautiful cake. Ate well for sure. The next excursion we did was Cerro Negro ($90USpp); we left early so we also had our breakfast (boxed) on the bus. Initially the drive was 1.5 hours, but be prepared for the 30 min of bumpy roads to the volcano. Again, we were blessed with our guide Joel Barrios who was fun and informative all along the way. We also had our handy driver, Gabriel who kept our spirits up as we climbed 700M up the volcano. Warning-it was hot and windy but definitely worth it. Our guide was Benito and was always ensuring safety for the climb and watching over us. Once at the top (which took us 45 min-typically can be 1-2 hours), the view was spectacular and seeing the Volcanic chain worth the climb. Now, make sure you wear good hiking shoes and a bandana for the boarding down. Seems to be slower than tobaggoning but was really fun going down the 3 min from 700M. I’ve climbed volcanoes in Hawaii and New Zealand and boarded down in Kangaroo Island in Australia and the Yukon but never sledding down a volcano. There are only 6 places in the world to do it-I suggest that Nicaragua would be the most inexpensive. From there, we went to Leon and ate at Yavoy (included-although service was slow, the food was good). We had some free time to look the Parque Central and the Leon Cathedral but really not much else. Wish we had more time there, but with the kids just climbing a volcano all they wanted to do was go to the beach. BTW, there is a great juice bar at the Parque Central and for $2-3US can get a great treat. Our last excursion was a “special” combo that included Masaya Volcano and Granada ($100USpp). We traveled for about 1.5 hours to the National Park and had to wait a bit. Typically, I would suggest to go in the evening so you can actually see the red lava, however since the tour in the day was a better deal with lunch etc; we did the day tour. To me, it was “ok” to see the Masaya volcano, but it was just a lot of smoke. The view was ok and the history was more interesting. Our guide was great, Eddie explained all the geological events of Nicaragua and was excellent in answering all our questions at the museum. From there, our drive, Edgar safely left the volcano and we went to Masaya city to the Mercado and the Supermarket (La Conina). Which was handy to buy alcohol and coffee (which is cheaper than the resort and comparable to Duty Free). We had a great lunch at Masaya (included) and had fun looking around the city. From there, the excursion included Granada. A very picturesque city with the Colonial feel (like old Quebec or New Orleans). We climbed the Bell Tower at the Cathedral and took many pictures of the city and volcanoes. We walked the streets to the Parque Central and viewed the vendors, horse carriages and the churches. Sadly, we weren’t able to go the hammock crafters nor the deaf cafe since it was closed. Will have to go there on my next trip. Our final stop was the Chocolate Museum, where we learned all about the great treat and bought some fresh cocao. This was a great combo excursion and the guide and drivers worked very hard. Although we tipped them, I was disappointed to see my fellow Canadians not even bother tipping these hard-working individuals. I’m hoping that tourists understand that they depend on tips as part of their salary. We also took the Rickshaw to go the local village, Masachapa and our guide Rafael (Rickshaw #27 tel: 57042682) and Maraucio (Rickshaw #30) were great showing us the schools and the hospital. We also saw the local fishermen and the catch that went straight to market. Rafael was so proud of his village and he also made us a CD of the local music. You just walk to the gate and they are there to guide you for about $15US roundtrip. Anyways, just things to mention-the locals do come to the resort on the weekends, however it isn’t as busy as it would be as a Mexican/DR/Cuban resort and the food is always replenished. As well, if you run short on towels, housekeeping seems to keep on it when only a phone call away. Finally, Air Transat doesn’t charge for you to bring home a hammock, which I gladly found out, but just make sure it’s wrapped well for the ride home. Barcelo resort also has mango trees all over the resort so you can just pick one off the tree before you go off to play mini golf. The entertainment was a bit sad and I even volunteered to be on the stage for the kids show since there was hardly anyone in the audience; but I had fun acting like a kid. Just letting you know that the Casino and entertainment is at the top of the hill, where the former dictator resided so when the show is on-there is no noise throughout the resort. The pools were clean and we especially enjoyed the adults only pool. Our kids stayed and ate at the main pool. The sunsets were awe inspiring and the beach sand is hot in the day, so wear sandals. In summary, I would gladly recommend this resort and country if you want something like Costa Rica without the extra expense and the uniqueness of the culture and cuisine. Jealous of you if you get to go to Nica:)


    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones Públicas v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
    Hi Ms.Reyna, Firstly we would like to thank you for choosing our Barceló Montelimar hotel once again for your holidays and for sharing this wonderful feedback of your recent stay among us, it is indeed very rewarding to read that we keep on meeting all your holiday needs and wishes year after year. Regards, Barceló Montelimar.

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    sunpig86

    “Natural & unspoilt”


    When you arrive at the airport, you were provided with a prepared room package and an English speaking guide and everything seems so well organized. However, be forewarned, the two hour bus ride is an exercise in torture, the hotel really needs to invest in bigger, more comfortable buses. The front of the hotel, gives the initial impression of clean but ordinary and it's not until you venture further in towards the elevators that you realize how beautiful and natural this place is. Our bungalow was in the 100's, which made it very centrally located. The room was always clean and tidy and the staff friendly. However, when the air conditioner broke we had to wait for the repair man despite the cleaning staff being there, admittedly a mere half an hour but the hotel needs to vet these people as patrons shouldn't have to watch over hotel employees. The beach was endless and so unspoilt. If you stood in the water and looked toward land, you could easily imagine being mid jungle. If fact Nicaragua itself is really a jewel in the rough. The capital is expanding and cities like Granada are attracting a variety of expats but not to the detriment of the people or their beautiful country. Can't say enough positive things about Marcos, the tour rep. This man is extremely friendly, knowledgable and goes above and beyond to accommodate any request. It is obvious that he loves his country and enjoys his job. He arranged a taxi ride for us into San Rafael del Sur with an English speaking driver who for a mere $40 return drove us, provided local history, translation services and patience while we shopped in the local market. The food was pretty good at the buffet, with a fair variety of items with pleasant staff. We tried the Japanese al a carte which was again pretty good and didn't bother with the other two as the menus didn't seem to have anything out of the ordinary. No complaints as I don't go on all inclusive for gourmet food. Pools and the bars were well maintained and never crowded either. And although we spend a lot of time at the adult pool, it was never loud or rowdy. In fact the whole resort was fairly quiet, with the wildlife making the most racquet. The grounds crew worked diligently to try and keep up with the lush fauna and the mischievous creatures who threw mangos about. All in all this was a great trip and well worth the money.


    montelimar_rrpp, Director de Relaciones con Clientes v zařízení Barcelo Montelimar, odpověděl na tuto recenzi.
    Dear Mr(s) sunpig86; Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Barceló Montelimar; guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay. We do apologize for the technical problems you encountered; there are absolutely no excuses for details to be overlooked as all rooms should be thoroughly checked on a daily basis. We will make sure that the procedure is being reinforced, but let me tell you that due to hotel´s policy the guest have to be in the room when there are fixing inside, just for a double check that all is OK after repair. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Barceló Montelimar.

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