Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Barcelo Ixtapa


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Just four miles from the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo, the dramatic design of the Barcelo Ixtapa complements the natural beauty of the landscape, with over 352 rooms and 46 family rooms housed within twin 12-story towers that rise gracefully above the sea and a sun-filled solarium.

For the sports enthusiast, this laid-back resort is located directly across from The Palma Real, an 18-hole, par-72 golf course with 6,898 yards designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and also offers complimentary tennis on four courts as well as a fully equipped fitness center.

Bring your appetite to one of the four restaurants, both buffet and a la carte that will cater to any palate. For the night owls, enjoy a dance and a drink at the Lobby Bar with live entertainment or cut a rug at the Sanca Bar Nightclub.

You can kick off your shoes, sink your toes in the sand and relax completely at the all-inclusive Barcelo Ixtapa.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Barcelo Ixtapa Resort is a sports-lover's paradise and a vacationer's dream. Nestled between emerald mountains and the blue Pacific Ocean, on a beautiful palm-lined beach, just four miles from the quaint fishing village of Zihuatanejo.
Address: PASEO DE IXTAPA S/N
IXTAPA-ZIHUATANEJO
GRO

MX
Local Phone: 52-755-55-52000
Fax: 011-52-755-32-438
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Concierge
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Pools
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
There is a beachfront swimming pool with a swim-up bar. There is a children's pool.
Golf: NEARBY
Palma Real Marina Ixtapa
The Palma Real is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 6,898 yards designed by Robert TrentJones, Jr. The Marina Ixtapa is an 18-hole, Par 72 golf course designed by Robert VonHagge.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Varies
Cart Fee: Varies
Club Rental Fees: VARIES
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Court Fee: Free
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The Barcelo Ixtapa hotel is located in the heart Ixtapa, right on the beachfront of Palmar beach, one of the most attra ctive destinations Mexico offers its tourists. This is the ideal place for a family vacation, to organize successful business trips, romantic weddings and also to experience an unforgettable honeymoon. Enjoy 398 rooms located just a few steps from the see, where you will find everything you need. Beach: The resort borders a beautiful stretch of palm-lined beachfront. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 398
Year Opened: 1983 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No Spring Breakers
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD AI SUPERSAVER CHARTER
King or 2 doubles, Lounge with 2 sofa beds, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
SUPERIOR OCEANVIEW PREMIUM
Ocean-view, King or 2 doubles, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar, DVD, cordless phone. Premium Club inclusions.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
OCEAN VIEW JUNIORS SUITE FAMIL
Two double beds, Living room and 1 sofa bed, Bathroom, Satellite TV, Room safe, Hairdryer, Coffee maker, Iron/ironing board, Mini-bar.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
1BEDROOM OCEAN JAC PRES PREM
Enjoy this grand scale and relaxing location overlooking the golf course & the sea. King bed, Plasma screen TV, DVD, Bathroom with jacuzzi, Living room, Dining room, Safe, Coffee maker, Mini-bar, Cordless phone.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW ROOM
Ocean-view, King or 2 doubles, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
SUPERIOR ROOM
King or 2 doubles, Lounge with 2 sofa beds, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
MASTER SUITE OCEAN CLUB
One king bed. Ocean view. Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar, DVD, Cordless phone. Premium Club inclusions. Club Premium amenities.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
DINING
Barcelo Ixtapa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-24 hour room service
There are 5 Restaurants at Barcelo Ixtapa:
Kyoto - Enjoy our magnificent sushi bar in a welcoming and intimate environment, inspired by Japanese culture.
La Palapa - Delicious buffet next to the pool with an ocean-view.
Caracol - Poolside snakc bar with refreshing beverages and lite bites and swim-up bar at 7o' clock in the evening, enjoy the Restaurant seafood a la carte with an exquisite variety of fish and seafood Mediterranean style.
Veranda - Infomal breakfast and dinner buffet in the open atrium lobby.
La Fontana - Exquisite specialty Italian in honor to cuisine classic.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
The daily activities schedule features games, arts and crafts, Spanish classes and much more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theme night shows, discotheque, live music in the Lobby Bar.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
There is a children's program offering an array of activities.
Applicable Ages: 5 to 12 years old.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
1st visit from chicago
DENISE I.
Jan 20 2018
Ixtapa was great but small. Zihuantenajo was even better. Our 1st room was horrible. The shower leaked into room because the shower head was broken. Sink faucet sprayed all over. Various pieces of marble were missing, loose, or broken. Asked to change rooms. 2nd room was much better. Still nice view but not facing ocean. Based on 10+ all in resorts we stayed at in Mexico, food was good. Employees were great. Friendly, attentive, and as expected, tipping brought us a little more attention. The advertised adult only pool was not enforced. Definitely a family resort with a lot of kids. Beach access was great. Resort was clean. Short cab ride to Zihuatenejo, highly recommended.
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REBECCA K.
Apr 15 2017
THe food service was very ad in the buffett, if you enjoy eating lunch meat and a few fruit choices you are i luck. The food warmers did nt heat food our meals were always cold and there was not much to choice from, the pasta was always just a little warm if there was chicken it was just the thighs with legs, The snack bar food was always warm and good, also the breakfast becasue you could order eggs the way you wanted and knew they were hot, the bacon, sausae and other stuff was always maybe luck warm
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TIMOTHY K.
Apr 05 2017
I enjoyed the Barcelo during our vacation. The staff was excellent in all areas of the hotel, restaurants, bars, front desk, Premium Lounge, Bellman and maid service. Honestly, the hotel is a little tired and needs some refreshing. Access to town (ixtapa) was great and we felt very safe walking at anytime. I also enjoyed the size of the resort because it was small enough to meet other at the resort. Overall, I would stay at the Barelo again but make sure the price is reasonable and commensurate with the quality.
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Randy B.
Mar 16 2017
I was amazed at how poor the food quality and selection was. It was marginally ok. We ate out a lot because of the poor quality. The buffet did not offer much for variety from day to day. The restaurant menu was very small with few selections. The hotel and ground was very clean and staff members were amazing. The room needed a few small things like more complete replenishing of things in the room like wash clothes and lotions, etc. There were some small maintenance things that should have been fixed long before we got there. So there were some good things and some bad things about the hotel. The food issue was a real deal breaker for me. I won't likely return simply because of that.
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great service
LYNN L.
Feb 27 2017
Although the hotel rooms need some updates the staff are fantastic and food choices were very nice.
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Forth stay at Barcelo Ixtapa was yet another great stay, and excellent treatment. Great weather.
MARTIN V.
Feb 23 2017
We love the Barcelo in Ixtapa. The hotel is safe, clean and the staff is always kind and attentive. Food is very good for an all inclusive, better than others I have tried. Sushi Bar Kyoto was very good as well. Pools are clean and well maintained. Ocean is incredible and clean with soft sand, great for long walks. We will return for sure. I highly recommend this location for its weather, warm ocean and hotel layout.
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Another great vacation at Ixtapa Barcelo Hotel
LARRY J.
Feb 01 2017
This is our 12th year at this Hotel which makes our opinion obvious - we love staying there. The staff is so very friendly and our needs are taken care of well so that we have a relaxing vacation each year.
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TAMMY L.
Jan 31 2017
Just a couple things that we didn't like about our stay. The beds in our room were literally like sleeping on the floor. They were hard as a rock. When you are staying somewhere for 7 nights you really want a comfy bed after a long day at the pool/beach, etc... I guess we could've upgraded for $350 more to get a better bed but you would think all the rooms should have somewhat comfortable beds. Also we didn't like that there wasn't a bar that you could just go to at night. If you sat outside you had to wait for a waiter to come by and take your order but there were so many people that it took awhile to get the drink. The waiters were awesome but if there was a designated bar I think it would've helped. Also it's fun to hang out at the bar at night after dinner. Other than those two things the resort was awesome. The workers were all very friendly.
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STEVEN C.
Jan 31 2017
Did not get ocenview room, nor resort discount
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Great visit
JOE M.
Jan 24 2016
This was our second time at this resort. Our last trip there was probably about eight years ago. We found the room very clean and much to our liking. The staff was great!!! They were very accommodating and always ready to serve us. If I had to point out one negative item, it would have to be the "Towel People". Even though the rules were posted concerning reserving places by the pools by placing a towel over a lounge, there was plenty of this going on. But, this was a practice by the guests and not by the resort staff. We have seen wider selections of food at the breakfast buffet, but his was ample. I would recommend that the staff ensure that the food was maintained at a hotter temperature. Often, the food was at room temp. Overall, I would rate it a great trip and a great visit!!!!
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assigned plane seats
CATHERINE Z.
Mar 19 2014
I was very disappointed that we did not get our assigned seats on the flight home.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Excellent
Jimcamp234,
Sun Jan 13 03:34:42 EST 2019
Every years in this month we visit ixtapa staying in this great hotel, it is the best option, it has a very attentive staff. You can choose between total disenchantment or fill your day with differemt activities with the entertainment team. The gym very complete and excellent routines with Monica and the children with fabian have a lot of fun at the barcy club.

Family from Dallas,TX
Escape68682393330, Dallas, Texas
Sun Jan 06 11:04:32 EST 2019
Our family last stayed at the Barcelo Ixtapa in 2010 and it was dated but nice then. The hotel has only had visible bandaid repairs - no updates. Very very old, needs major updating for the price point. They have changed premium which used to be exclusive to open to all who pay more so very over crowded and not worth the extra money. ‘Premium’ lounge area was never stocked and always crowded. Cold nasty food on all buffets except breakfast. And breakfast was bland. Do not stay - we should have researched before. My bed was as hard as a rock. They added a pillow top and I was so disgusted when they stripped the bed and saw the mattress. A/C didn’t work in our room. Complained multiple times and it never got cooler. Our expectations were much higher in that the property would have been kept up and updated. Very tired and gross in some places. Pool and breach are nice but too crowded. Two of the four elevators were out so spent lots of time waiting on them. Very disappointed - our father had stayed at least 10 times in the past 30 years - we will never go back. Unfortunate because the pool staff is great.

DON'T DO IT!! Spend your money elsewhere!!!
Scenic66304758049,
Sat Jan 05 12:51:47 EST 2019
Its hard to decide on what review to listen too... I read reviews before going to this hotel and I decided that the bad reviews were just grouchy people.. WELL i was wrong!! I could go on for days about the poorness of this hotel... bottom line DON'T STAY at the Barcelo... All inclusive is disgusting, the hotel itself is DATED beyond and the pictures not he website should be illegal.. so misleading... it should be illegal to use them any longer.. Our room looked NOTHING like the website... Over crowed.. and SLOOOOWWW.. took 1 hour to check in.. hated our rooms and then took 4 hours to change to a different room.. 3 managers later is was better, but not great...Food- HORRIBLe.. Same crap everydayReservations need to be made for the crappy fancy restaurants, which are crap... SLOW service... Pool is crowded and horrible music playing... Don't stay here!!! Rent house with a full staff.. it would be cheaper and better

Wanted to rest
Resort34493884307,
Fri Jan 04 13:08:23 EST 2019
Lovely beach, very safe. Staff are exceedingly friendly. Wifi is not included in the room price. On New Year’s Eve the band played outside the hotel until 4:00AM, and until 1:00AM the night before. I went to this area to rest, it was impossible on two of the nights.

Great Place to saty
Flyer39025826380,
Sun Dec 30 08:52:02 EST 2018
Awesome resort and great staff, I would highly recommend this Resort. Very clean, the food and drinks were also superb! Taking a bus to various places was very easy and safe.People outside the resort were very helpful and polite.



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