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

4.0/5 Round Indicators
| 2826 Reviews

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46% Complete

1316

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33% Complete

936

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11% Complete

327

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    Albert L 03/23/2017 Couples

    “Lovely Stay in Beautiful Landscaped surroundings”

    It's a grand hotel, with a majestic lobby and immaculately maintained beautiful landscaping and grounds. You could imagine how impressive the resort would have been in 1999, when the resort was built. It's still beautiful but the rooms and furnishings could now use a bit of updating. Having said that, the rooms are spacious, especially the bathrooms with its double sinks and large soaker tub. The staff is friendly and professional, and the food quite good with lots of variety. The resort has its own small private beach and lots of lovely serene, secluded swimming pools nestled amongst the tropical landscaping. Aside from the daily buffet options, you get to dine in 3 of their more formal a la carte restaurants for which you need to make reservations. There's even a restaurant / disco which has a section that literally hangs above the water with lovely sea views. Theres great options for vegetarians and the food was really tasty, with a wide variety. There's nightly entertainment, which, although not exactly Broadway caliber, gets an A for effort and seems to please the little guests. Guests are mainly a mix of Canadians and Mexicans and thankfully not rowdy, as one would have expected during a Spring Break vacation. Wifi works well and through most of the hotel but there's a charge of about $45usd for 7 nights for 2 devices (however they also give you a 15% off coupon upon arrival which you can apply towards the internet fee) Overall, the resort is a lovely, soothing place to relax and do nothing, and good value for money. If they do a major refurbishment with the rooms, then it would be a 5 star stay
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    Rory S Vancouver, Canada. 03/23/2017 Couples

    “El Mosa Dia - It's A Beautiful Day At The Barcelo Karmina!”

    Love this hotel: What makes it special? #1 Great friendly people who work hard to please you. #2 Really nice junior suites including safes and mini-fridge with complimentary water beer, pop and snacks. #3 Good food options under all-inclusive for all meals. #3 Lots of pools for families and some adult options. #4 Small safe beach in protected cove. Note waves can be large in Manzanillo in Spring and perfect for kids. #5 Can interact with friendly Mexican guests who speak some English. #6 Couples and families can really relax here as resort is not too large and most guests were well behaved. Now here are some hints for you: -Don't come here during Easter holiday as Mexicans flood the area and hotel. -Hotel does not offer free WIFI in rooms, nor is there free WIFI in resort foyer. -WIFI is not cheap and the closest free WIFI I saw was Starbucks across from Walmart. -Avoid paying more for premium rooms as many guests had problems. And you don't really need premium drinks or room service, which are part of this plan as everything is very accessible at this hotel. -People get up early here (7:30 - 8:00 am) to put their towels on chairs by pools and on beach. Don't complain just play the game if you want your favorite spot each day. -The property is very secure. When coming out of building on ocean side. There is a gate on left that security unlocks in morning until approximately 6:30 pm. You can leave there to walk to Walmart which is 15 minutes down. It is much faster than leaving resort in front and walking down street. Note there may see a few people living outside as you cross creek but they will not bother you. Good time to go is earlier in morning after breakfast as not to hot. Beautiful for walking but saw sand is harder on older people. Don't swim there as big waves and strong undertow. -When you leave building facing ocean on right side is another gate which was locked. But we went down the big rock seawall to swim on a really nice beach. However, when there are waves be careful as the beach has sand and rocks and we both scrapped our toes. Don't recommend for kids. -Nicest restaurant manager I met is Marco Alvarez at the Capri. We would go there in morning for breakfast. Egg white omelette for me! And at lunch. Plus you can book it for Italian a la carte dinner. Marco was working at night but what a nice guy! -Many guest preferred the regular buffet restaurant with many food options and lots of salads and fruit. All food was well set on ice. And there is a small food bar in back corner near large outdoor seating area where a cook will make you chicken or fish or pork plus a pasta bar. -On the way to the beach is a small towel station to pickup your towels by giving the deposit cards the hotel provides at check-in. At end of day you can take your towels there and exchange for fresh towels for the next day. -Down by beach is a snack bar with fries, chicken strips etc. Plus they have excellent guacamole if you ask! -If you are at the beach the closest washrooms are on either side of the back stairs up to the buffet restaurant adjacent to the outdoor theater. Will save you lots of walking! -Don't be afraid to tip: We brought a stack of $1 U.S. dollar bills to tip staff. Note that most workers including waiters are earning 70 pesos a day or $5 Canadian or $3.70 U.S. It is not required but they certainly appreciate a little something extra. -When in doubt ask the staff. Many speak a little English, while some speak more. Try to practice a little spanish: Most popular is "Hola" or hello. Good morning. = Buenos días. Good afternoon. = Buenas tardes. Good night./Good evening. = Buenas noches. -Don't expect rowdy night life at this hotel or in the immediate vicinity. The lovely detached a la carte restaurant Agave (Mexican) overlooking the water becomes the disco at 11 pm. We loved the views there and enjoyed the food. -The airport in Manzanillo is small but they are very nice and fast there. On your return you can buy beer and don't go through security early as there is nothing there. Wait for your incoming plane to land before you go through and only takes a few minutes. -Lastly remember this is Mexico. Don't be too demanding and expect huge entertainment. The staff work hard to make your stay enjoyable. Muchos gracias Icsallana Junes for arranging our lovely room at the Karmina where my wife and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. And thank you to all the staff including Abraham who looked after the beach and towels.
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    robertwE8036LF Langley, Canada. 03/23/2017 Couples

    “A good place to relax”

    An excellent all inclusive hotel in the sun and heat where to lay back and relax. Although it does not have a very good beach and not much wave action it does have a good selection of pools to chose from. The a la carte restaurants are very good and the buffet is right behind them for quality and selection.
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    PEARL B Regina, Sask. 03/23/2017 Couples

    “Good food, good service, big rooms, but small beach”

    We liked everything about this hotel excepting the limited access to walk along the public beach. The hotel's beach is very small and given the amount of coral, there are not many choices for standing neck deep or waist deep in the water. I was nipped a few times by fish - no marks left, but this was startling. I think this wouldn't be a problem if people were banned from feeding the fish. The gate to access the public beach is locked, so arrangements must be made with the concierge for exit and entry beforehand. This cramped my sense of freedom. The water on the hotel side was sheltered, so you could go in it anytime. The public side had very high, dangerous surf most of the time. There are no vendors on the public beach - just families and fishermen. We felt safer here than any other Mexican resort area we have visited so far. There is high employment given the major port in Manzanillo. Also, the check in system they have for this hotel is fabulous (as per other reviews). I would consider returning to Karmina, despite my comments. The rooms are large, and the food and service was very good. There are also various pool options around the hotel. It is also easy walking distance to Starbucks and other shops.
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    Pierre L Cold Lake. 03/21/2017 Couples

    “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 before you book. Went deep see fishing reserved thru the hotel and after 5 hours, we caught a "Rock fish". Nothing not even a bite just got stuck on the bottom. So be careful who you book with. There is a little cove with a beach that was formerly part of the golf course (higher ground). Nice to snorkel but be careful if you walk in the water by the rocks as there is some "See Urchins" and hurt a lot as my wife witnessed it. First aid was available and the hotels doctor was there to remove the quills within 30 mins. The piano bar at night was another +. Both musicians were outstanding. The in and out process was without a hitch. We upgraded our room to the 5th floor with ocean view...worth it. The welcome briefing was outstanding and the briefer says it all. We were there during the city parade and was worth the watch. The town is an import/export business and locals are friendly and no sales pressure noted. We took a cab to town for 120 pesos. All transportation fees to different location are written by the concierge at the entrance of the lobby. Arriving at the airport was a little different as there is not much to offer while waiting for your plane, only vending machine that were empty within 20 mins. So bring your snack and purchase your drinks at the airport like everyone does. Overall, this trip was probably one of the best experience on the west coast of Mexico. This hotel has it all, huge rooms, friendly staff, good food, excellent service to mentioned a few that made our holiday a memorable one. B & P

    Silvia G, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Karmina, responded to this review
     Dear Pierre L; Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Barceló Karmina. It is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. I am grateful for your compliments towards our staff, whose kindness and helpfulness is one of our hotel's greatest strengths and I promise to congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst in our hotel. Thank you for the wonderful description of the room we accommodated you in during your stay, it is our goal to provide our guests with spotless, attractive and spacious rooms and we are really happy to know you liked yours so much. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Silvia Galarza, Guest Experience Manager.

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    • march 23 2017
    • Couples

    Albert L

    “Lovely Stay in Beautiful Landscaped surroundings”


    It's a grand hotel, with a majestic lobby and immaculately maintained beautiful landscaping and grounds. You could imagine how impressive the resort would have been in 1999, when the resort was built. It's still beautiful but the rooms and furnishings could now use a bit of updating. Having said that, the rooms are spacious, especially the bathrooms with its double sinks and large soaker tub. The staff is friendly and professional, and the food quite good with lots of variety. The resort has its own small private beach and lots of lovely serene, secluded swimming pools nestled amongst the tropical landscaping. Aside from the daily buffet options, you get to dine in 3 of their more formal a la carte restaurants for which you need to make reservations. There's even a restaurant / disco which has a section that literally hangs above the water with lovely sea views. Theres great options for vegetarians and the food was really tasty, with a wide variety. There's nightly entertainment, which, although not exactly Broadway caliber, gets an A for effort and seems to please the little guests. Guests are mainly a mix of Canadians and Mexicans and thankfully not rowdy, as one would have expected during a Spring Break vacation. Wifi works well and through most of the hotel but there's a charge of about $45usd for 7 nights for 2 devices (however they also give you a 15% off coupon upon arrival which you can apply towards the internet fee) Overall, the resort is a lovely, soothing place to relax and do nothing, and good value for money. If they do a major refurbishment with the rooms, then it would be a 5 star stay


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    • march 23 2017
    • Vancouver, Canada
    • Couples

    Rory S

    “El Mosa Dia - It's A Beautiful Day At The Barcelo Karmina!”


    Love this hotel: What makes it special? #1 Great friendly people who work hard to please you. #2 Really nice junior suites including safes and mini-fridge with complimentary water beer, pop and snacks. #3 Good food options under all-inclusive for all meals. #3 Lots of pools for families and some adult options. #4 Small safe beach in protected cove. Note waves can be large in Manzanillo in Spring and perfect for kids. #5 Can interact with friendly Mexican guests who speak some English. #6 Couples and families can really relax here as resort is not too large and most guests were well behaved. Now here are some hints for you: -Don't come here during Easter holiday as Mexicans flood the area and hotel. -Hotel does not offer free WIFI in rooms, nor is there free WIFI in resort foyer. -WIFI is not cheap and the closest free WIFI I saw was Starbucks across from Walmart. -Avoid paying more for premium rooms as many guests had problems. And you don't really need premium drinks or room service, which are part of this plan as everything is very accessible at this hotel. -People get up early here (7:30 - 8:00 am) to put their towels on chairs by pools and on beach. Don't complain just play the game if you want your favorite spot each day. -The property is very secure. When coming out of building on ocean side. There is a gate on left that security unlocks in morning until approximately 6:30 pm. You can leave there to walk to Walmart which is 15 minutes down. It is much faster than leaving resort in front and walking down street. Note there may see a few people living outside as you cross creek but they will not bother you. Good time to go is earlier in morning after breakfast as not to hot. Beautiful for walking but saw sand is harder on older people. Don't swim there as big waves and strong undertow. -When you leave building facing ocean on right side is another gate which was locked. But we went down the big rock seawall to swim on a really nice beach. However, when there are waves be careful as the beach has sand and rocks and we both scrapped our toes. Don't recommend for kids. -Nicest restaurant manager I met is Marco Alvarez at the Capri. We would go there in morning for breakfast. Egg white omelette for me! And at lunch. Plus you can book it for Italian a la carte dinner. Marco was working at night but what a nice guy! -Many guest preferred the regular buffet restaurant with many food options and lots of salads and fruit. All food was well set on ice. And there is a small food bar in back corner near large outdoor seating area where a cook will make you chicken or fish or pork plus a pasta bar. -On the way to the beach is a small towel station to pickup your towels by giving the deposit cards the hotel provides at check-in. At end of day you can take your towels there and exchange for fresh towels for the next day. -Down by beach is a snack bar with fries, chicken strips etc. Plus they have excellent guacamole if you ask! -If you are at the beach the closest washrooms are on either side of the back stairs up to the buffet restaurant adjacent to the outdoor theater. Will save you lots of walking! -Don't be afraid to tip: We brought a stack of $1 U.S. dollar bills to tip staff. Note that most workers including waiters are earning 70 pesos a day or $5 Canadian or $3.70 U.S. It is not required but they certainly appreciate a little something extra. -When in doubt ask the staff. Many speak a little English, while some speak more. Try to practice a little spanish: Most popular is "Hola" or hello. Good morning. = Buenos días. Good afternoon. = Buenas tardes. Good night./Good evening. = Buenas noches. -Don't expect rowdy night life at this hotel or in the immediate vicinity. The lovely detached a la carte restaurant Agave (Mexican) overlooking the water becomes the disco at 11 pm. We loved the views there and enjoyed the food. -The airport in Manzanillo is small but they are very nice and fast there. On your return you can buy beer and don't go through security early as there is nothing there. Wait for your incoming plane to land before you go through and only takes a few minutes. -Lastly remember this is Mexico. Don't be too demanding and expect huge entertainment. The staff work hard to make your stay enjoyable. Muchos gracias Icsallana Junes for arranging our lovely room at the Karmina where my wife and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary. And thank you to all the staff including Abraham who looked after the beach and towels.


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    • march 23 2017
    • Langley, Canada
    • Couples

    robertwE8036LF

    “A good place to relax”


    An excellent all inclusive hotel in the sun and heat where to lay back and relax. Although it does not have a very good beach and not much wave action it does have a good selection of pools to chose from. The a la carte restaurants are very good and the buffet is right behind them for quality and selection.


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    • march 23 2017
    • Regina, Sask
    • Couples

    PEARL B

    “Good food, good service, big rooms, but small beach”


    We liked everything about this hotel excepting the limited access to walk along the public beach. The hotel's beach is very small and given the amount of coral, there are not many choices for standing neck deep or waist deep in the water. I was nipped a few times by fish - no marks left, but this was startling. I think this wouldn't be a problem if people were banned from feeding the fish. The gate to access the public beach is locked, so arrangements must be made with the concierge for exit and entry beforehand. This cramped my sense of freedom. The water on the hotel side was sheltered, so you could go in it anytime. The public side had very high, dangerous surf most of the time. There are no vendors on the public beach - just families and fishermen. We felt safer here than any other Mexican resort area we have visited so far. There is high employment given the major port in Manzanillo. Also, the check in system they have for this hotel is fabulous (as per other reviews). I would consider returning to Karmina, despite my comments. The rooms are large, and the food and service was very good. There are also various pool options around the hotel. It is also easy walking distance to Starbucks and other shops.


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    • march 21 2017
    • Cold Lake
    • Couples

    Pierre L

    “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 before you book. Went deep see fishing reserved thru the hotel and after 5 hours, we caught a "Rock fish". Nothing not even a bite just got stuck on the bottom. So be careful who you book with. There is a little cove with a beach that was formerly part of the golf course (higher ground). Nice to snorkel but be careful if you walk in the water by the rocks as there is some "See Urchins" and hurt a lot as my wife witnessed it. First aid was available and the hotels doctor was there to remove the quills within 30 mins. The piano bar at night was another +. Both musicians were outstanding. The in and out process was without a hitch. We upgraded our room to the 5th floor with ocean view...worth it. The welcome briefing was outstanding and the briefer says it all. We were there during the city parade and was worth the watch. The town is an import/export business and locals are friendly and no sales pressure noted. We took a cab to town for 120 pesos. All transportation fees to different location are written by the concierge at the entrance of the lobby. Arriving at the airport was a little different as there is not much to offer while waiting for your plane, only vending machine that were empty within 20 mins. So bring your snack and purchase your drinks at the airport like everyone does. Overall, this trip was probably one of the best experience on the west coast of Mexico. This hotel has it all, huge rooms, friendly staff, good food, excellent service to mentioned a few that made our holiday a memorable one. B & P


    Silvia G, Guest Experience Manager at Barcelo Karmina, responded to this review
    Dear Pierre L; Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Barceló Karmina. It is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. I am grateful for your compliments towards our staff, whose kindness and helpfulness is one of our hotel's greatest strengths and I promise to congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst in our hotel. Thank you for the wonderful description of the room we accommodated you in during your stay, it is our goal to provide our guests with spotless, attractive and spacious rooms and we are really happy to know you liked yours so much. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. Once more we thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon. Kind Regards, Silvia Galarza, Guest Experience Manager.

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