Barceló Hotel Views  Karmina Palace Deluxe

Barceló Karmina

Texto: 9215 Resort inspired by Mayan temples, with lush tropical gardens and incredible views of the sea from their Junior Suites. Avenida Vista Hermosa, 13 | 28867 Manzanillo, Colima
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Barceló Karmina Texto: 9215 4 out of 5 based on 2820 ratings. 2820 user reviews.
Barceló Karmina reviewed by Pierre L on . Gem of Manzanillo Definitely will return to this hotel. Staff friendly, food at the buffet had lots of choice for all liking. The Mexican a la Carte restaurant was not to everyones taste, therefore, read the menu... Rating: 5
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Barceló Karmina

Avenida Vista Hermosa, 13   28867 Manzanillo, Colima  


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32 km Manzanillo International Airport

20 km Manzanillo port

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Barceló Karmina

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| 2831 Reviews

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Excellent

46% Complete

1317

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33% Complete

938

Average

11% Complete

329

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    kcm367 Oshawa, Ontario. 03/26/2017 Friends getaway

    “Vacation 2017”

    The trip was off to a rocky start. Arrived at the resort around 10:30 pm on Fri Feb 10. Went to our first room...the smell of kerosene was disturbing...maintenance came and checked the room however; he couldn't smell the scent...unfortunately, we didn't stay in that room which had a spectacular view. Once, we were familiar with the resort we noted this room was above the main buffet kitchen. Off to our second room. A/C wasn't working and we had issues closing the door. But chose to stay the night cause by this time it was 12:30. Next morning went for breakfast only to come back to the room and the door wouldn't open - the latch was stuck. Maintenance came to fix a/c ... which dripped and a towel had to be place on the floor. Issue with door was being worked on. We decided to move to another room which was a view of the golf course. Sadly, they wouldn't give us any type of upgrade for free...not even the WIFI :( and @ 45$/person/night USA$ we weren't willing to pay. Which gave you the same type room, WIFI and the 'premium' liquor...which I ended up buying at the Walmart very cheap $$$!!! The worst meal and service was at the Mexican dinner. The best service was at the Japanese restaurant. Couldn't have asked for anything better!!! Two thumbs up. Overall the food was good and so were the drinks. If, you're wanting to pamper yourself at the spa I highly recommend Lucy ;) another two thumbs up. The place is in dire need of an overhaul of their 'Entertainment'...the shows were awful and very painful to watch...we couldn't sit through the entire show. Then we didn't even bother to go. The other disappointment was not being able to walk the beach. Sand wasn't smooth, was steep not flat, kind of uncomfortable to walk. Front desk was often out of Pesos. Staff were friendly and very accommodating.
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    Ciscoho Vancouver. 03/25/2017 Family

    “Nice Sleepy Rural Vacation at the Barcelo Karmina”

    Overall, the resort had plenty of good pools for the family and a faster and more thrilling than expected waterslide. The buffet meals had a very good variety and the seating provided excellent views of the bays. There is a small protected bay for snorkeling which was fine for families who wanted a simple experience. The water however, I found had a bit of a bad odour which made me suspicious to think there may have been some effluent being channeled out to the sea nearby. Overall, the hotel grounds and gardens were well maintained. We did not try the 3 other restaurants at the hotel because we mostly wanted to experience the restaurants around the towns so I couldn't say whether or not they were good. I did observe however that aside from the Japanese restaurant, the other 2 restaurants did not seem to have many customers during the week we were there. By the way, the other 3 restaurants are not included in the all inclusive meal plan. In regards to the rooms, they were a bit dated but very spacious. The foldout bed as most foldout beds were was not very comfortable so the family had to take turns sleeping on it over a 7 day period. I would not recommend and one member to sleep on it for the entire vacation. Overall, the rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was quite large and spacious. Some cons to the resort included a long walk from the hotel lobby to the street. It almost forces families to take taxis everywhere. Some might say this is actually an advantage as it sets the hotel back away from the busy street and noise but for us, it was a bit too far back for any practical purposes. About the towns and areas around Manzanillo, it is mostly a sleepy rural area. There are small towns such as Manzanillo Centro, La Manzanilla, Barra la Navidad, etc. Most of these places are quite small and does not have much going on. I would say if you are looking for a quiet, no nonsense, relaxing vacation with minimal shopping and sightseeing, this is a pretty good place to go. There are plenty of beaches but you don't get the clear aqua blue beaches that you might get elsewhere in Mexico. Overall, our family enjoyed the resort and the area but would we go back ? Probably not but not because the resort wasn't good but because there are other places we would like to explore first.
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    bjmcconachie lantzville. 03/25/2017 Couples

    “One week”

    Rooms are amazing. I agree with previous comments, the bed was hard. Found a three inch scorpion in our room the first night. That turned out to be the easy thing to deal with. Three sleepless nights with a drunk couple next to us yelling and crashing furniture. They like to party from 1 to 4. After complaining to the front desk, we were moved to an 'upgraded' premium room that was exactly like our previous one except there was a mattress topper that was much better to sleep on. We watched the drunk couple get escorted on most days as they could barely walk. I think the hotel should have kicked them out. It was terrible to watch them and listen to them at night. On our second to last night, our friend was wrongly singled out for telling a loud Mexican woman where to go. It was another drunk man. The waiter insisted our friend apologize. Once a witness to the altercation came forward, my friend was cleared but he did not get an apology and the awful stares from the locals dining around us made us feel like crap. The beach is a very small, and the surrounding beaches are gated and not easily accessible so if you like ocean swimming this is not the place for you. Food was great, service was pretty good and the weather was amazing. Will not return to this spot for the lack of beach access.
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    Kelly W Hamilton, Canada. 03/25/2017 Couples

    “Very nice/clean hote”

    We just spent the week from March 17 - 24 at this resort. Let me start off by saying that everyone that works there is very friendly. Special shout out to Jesus Verde. Now for my review...... When we got off the plane there were Sunwing reps there to get us to our bus and hotel. when we arrived at the hotel we stood in line for over a half hour to check in because they had 1 employee on the desk. Once we got through check in we went to our room that was very spacious, clean and ready for us. The pools were kept very clean no sunscreen scum at all. The pool loungers were readily available except for on weekends when the local people came in for the day. The food was not very plentiful. Many times the main source of meat was not available and when you asked if there was more they told you no. There was not a very large selection of food, comparable to the Rui chain. I will say that we did not gain weight being there and we didn't go hungry but the selection is terrible. As I said the pools are clean but require to be maintained as they are missing tiles on stairs and so on. Something else that comes to mind is smoking. You can smoke throughout the grounds. Again at the Rui they have designated areas away from kids and adults alike. While watching the show the one night we had to move because we were getting smoked out.
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    jas1999 Vancouver, Canada. 03/24/2017 Family

    “Mexico experience without being bugged”

    Upon arriving at the Manzanillo, we had the smoothest check-in right after leaving he plain at the airport, at the resort everyone understood English. The rooms were large withe nice double sink bathroom and soaker tub. Great balcony and also a room just to sit and have a conversation at a table. The food: Excellent choice of buffet variety with daily changes, awesome fresh squeezed orange juice. Impressed by the quality. A la Carte; Must say we preferred the daily buffet. But were ok with Capri and Agave Sushi Restaurant; Not recommendable; long wait, bad service. The nightly Show; Great performers and nice to end the day. Bars; All over great service and great drinks. Would prefer of special drink menu displayed at bars with ingredients menu. (ended up with just drinking the known, instead trying new exciting drinks) Beach; Small but very private; with great snorkeling, lot of coloring fish Sunwing was great with direct flights from and to Vancouver with absolutely no delay.

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    • march 26 2017
    • Oshawa, Ontario
    • Friends getaway

    kcm367

    “Vacation 2017”


    The trip was off to a rocky start. Arrived at the resort around 10:30 pm on Fri Feb 10. Went to our first room...the smell of kerosene was disturbing...maintenance came and checked the room however; he couldn't smell the scent...unfortunately, we didn't stay in that room which had a spectacular view. Once, we were familiar with the resort we noted this room was above the main buffet kitchen. Off to our second room. A/C wasn't working and we had issues closing the door. But chose to stay the night cause by this time it was 12:30. Next morning went for breakfast only to come back to the room and the door wouldn't open - the latch was stuck. Maintenance came to fix a/c ... which dripped and a towel had to be place on the floor. Issue with door was being worked on. We decided to move to another room which was a view of the golf course. Sadly, they wouldn't give us any type of upgrade for free...not even the WIFI :( and @ 45$/person/night USA$ we weren't willing to pay. Which gave you the same type room, WIFI and the 'premium' liquor...which I ended up buying at the Walmart very cheap $$$!!! The worst meal and service was at the Mexican dinner. The best service was at the Japanese restaurant. Couldn't have asked for anything better!!! Two thumbs up. Overall the food was good and so were the drinks. If, you're wanting to pamper yourself at the spa I highly recommend Lucy ;) another two thumbs up. The place is in dire need of an overhaul of their 'Entertainment'...the shows were awful and very painful to watch...we couldn't sit through the entire show. Then we didn't even bother to go. The other disappointment was not being able to walk the beach. Sand wasn't smooth, was steep not flat, kind of uncomfortable to walk. Front desk was often out of Pesos. Staff were friendly and very accommodating.


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    • march 25 2017
    • Vancouver
    • Family

    Ciscoho

    “Nice Sleepy Rural Vacation at the Barcelo Karmina”


    Overall, the resort had plenty of good pools for the family and a faster and more thrilling than expected waterslide. The buffet meals had a very good variety and the seating provided excellent views of the bays. There is a small protected bay for snorkeling which was fine for families who wanted a simple experience. The water however, I found had a bit of a bad odour which made me suspicious to think there may have been some effluent being channeled out to the sea nearby. Overall, the hotel grounds and gardens were well maintained. We did not try the 3 other restaurants at the hotel because we mostly wanted to experience the restaurants around the towns so I couldn't say whether or not they were good. I did observe however that aside from the Japanese restaurant, the other 2 restaurants did not seem to have many customers during the week we were there. By the way, the other 3 restaurants are not included in the all inclusive meal plan. In regards to the rooms, they were a bit dated but very spacious. The foldout bed as most foldout beds were was not very comfortable so the family had to take turns sleeping on it over a 7 day period. I would not recommend and one member to sleep on it for the entire vacation. Overall, the rooms were comfortable and the bathroom was quite large and spacious. Some cons to the resort included a long walk from the hotel lobby to the street. It almost forces families to take taxis everywhere. Some might say this is actually an advantage as it sets the hotel back away from the busy street and noise but for us, it was a bit too far back for any practical purposes. About the towns and areas around Manzanillo, it is mostly a sleepy rural area. There are small towns such as Manzanillo Centro, La Manzanilla, Barra la Navidad, etc. Most of these places are quite small and does not have much going on. I would say if you are looking for a quiet, no nonsense, relaxing vacation with minimal shopping and sightseeing, this is a pretty good place to go. There are plenty of beaches but you don't get the clear aqua blue beaches that you might get elsewhere in Mexico. Overall, our family enjoyed the resort and the area but would we go back ? Probably not but not because the resort wasn't good but because there are other places we would like to explore first.


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    • march 25 2017
    • lantzville
    • Couples

    bjmcconachie

    “One week”


    Rooms are amazing. I agree with previous comments, the bed was hard. Found a three inch scorpion in our room the first night. That turned out to be the easy thing to deal with. Three sleepless nights with a drunk couple next to us yelling and crashing furniture. They like to party from 1 to 4. After complaining to the front desk, we were moved to an 'upgraded' premium room that was exactly like our previous one except there was a mattress topper that was much better to sleep on. We watched the drunk couple get escorted on most days as they could barely walk. I think the hotel should have kicked them out. It was terrible to watch them and listen to them at night. On our second to last night, our friend was wrongly singled out for telling a loud Mexican woman where to go. It was another drunk man. The waiter insisted our friend apologize. Once a witness to the altercation came forward, my friend was cleared but he did not get an apology and the awful stares from the locals dining around us made us feel like crap. The beach is a very small, and the surrounding beaches are gated and not easily accessible so if you like ocean swimming this is not the place for you. Food was great, service was pretty good and the weather was amazing. Will not return to this spot for the lack of beach access.


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    • march 25 2017
    • Hamilton, Canada
    • Couples

    Kelly W

    “Very nice/clean hote”


    We just spent the week from March 17 - 24 at this resort. Let me start off by saying that everyone that works there is very friendly. Special shout out to Jesus Verde. Now for my review...... When we got off the plane there were Sunwing reps there to get us to our bus and hotel. when we arrived at the hotel we stood in line for over a half hour to check in because they had 1 employee on the desk. Once we got through check in we went to our room that was very spacious, clean and ready for us. The pools were kept very clean no sunscreen scum at all. The pool loungers were readily available except for on weekends when the local people came in for the day. The food was not very plentiful. Many times the main source of meat was not available and when you asked if there was more they told you no. There was not a very large selection of food, comparable to the Rui chain. I will say that we did not gain weight being there and we didn't go hungry but the selection is terrible. As I said the pools are clean but require to be maintained as they are missing tiles on stairs and so on. Something else that comes to mind is smoking. You can smoke throughout the grounds. Again at the Rui they have designated areas away from kids and adults alike. While watching the show the one night we had to move because we were getting smoked out.


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    • march 24 2017
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Family

    jas1999

    “Mexico experience without being bugged”


    Upon arriving at the Manzanillo, we had the smoothest check-in right after leaving he plain at the airport, at the resort everyone understood English. The rooms were large withe nice double sink bathroom and soaker tub. Great balcony and also a room just to sit and have a conversation at a table. The food: Excellent choice of buffet variety with daily changes, awesome fresh squeezed orange juice. Impressed by the quality. A la Carte; Must say we preferred the daily buffet. But were ok with Capri and Agave Sushi Restaurant; Not recommendable; long wait, bad service. The nightly Show; Great performers and nice to end the day. Bars; All over great service and great drinks. Would prefer of special drink menu displayed at bars with ingredients menu. (ended up with just drinking the known, instead trying new exciting drinks) Beach; Small but very private; with great snorkeling, lot of coloring fish Sunwing was great with direct flights from and to Vancouver with absolutely no delay.


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