Barcelo Ixtapa

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2019 Exceptional Values
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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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Learn more about Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
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.

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

Swim-up Bar
There is a beachfront swimming pool with a swim-up bar. There is a children's pool.
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
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
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
No Spring Breakers
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
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Ocean-view, King or 2 doubles, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
King or 2 doubles, Lounge with 2 sofa beds, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
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
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
King or 2 doubles, Lounge with 2 sofa beds, Balcony, TV, Safe, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Coffee maker, Mini-bar
Other Amenities -
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
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
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
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Barcelo Ixtapa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-24 hour room service
There are 5 Restaurants at Barcelo Ixtapa:
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.
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.
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.
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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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
2019 Mexican Vaca
Feb 21 2019
Apple Representative was not at out hotel when we were told he would be, took several days and a different rep track him down. Out hotel never offered us an upgrade on food and drinks, other people told us about it. WiFi should be free, spa should be cheaper.
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Worst stay at this hotel ever.
Feb 13 2019
My husband and I had stayed at this hotel many times before. This year was the worst. The day we got there the air conditioning in our room was not working. It took them 5 hours to fix it. In the meantime couldn't use the bathroom in the room or even relax. Went down to the front desk after 3 hours to inquire as to how long it would take to finish fixing it. They said possibly another 3 hours. With the language barrier you couldn't communicate with the maintenance man or anyone else. They finally got it fixed after 5 hours. Two days later it was dripping water on the bathroom toilet to where you couldn't use the toilet. They came and fixed that. They never offered us anything our whole stay for our inconvenience. It was the stay we had ever had this hotel. They need to admit the hotel is old and it needs upgrades.
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Another wonderful Ixtapa vacation
Jan 31 2019
We had to request a new room because of the strong lacquer odor in our room. After some discussion time with the desk and with the assistance of one of the bellman, we were moved to a new room. The buffet foods were not always warm/hot as necessary. The front desk staff was helpful EXCEPT for the young men who did not seem to know much about guest service. Scheduling of hotel maintenance was untimely - 2 of the 4 elevators were being repaired and unusable to guests and the use of lacquer in the rooms around guests' rooms.
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1st visit from chicago
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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Food choices and room set up
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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Spring Break 2017
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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Barcelo Ixtapa
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
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.
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
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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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Barcelo Ixtapa
Sun Apr 07 13:10:45 EDT 2019
I would come back no question Laid back atmosphere Super friendly helpful staff Non stop cleaning and grooming of hotel and grounds Lots of variety in the buffet Loved all the seafood Pool area is awesome 10 days of R & R Mar 27 - Apr 6

Mars 2019
Sat Apr 06 16:41:57 EDT 2019
We loved our week at the Barcelo, Ixtapa. Second time in Ixtapa, our first time last year was at another hotel. Very good situation; wawes are smaller at this end of the beach so more safer. The beach is incredible, no rocks or shellfishs or seaweeds, so great! More pools for everyone.

Highly disappointed with service/noise of hotel Barcelo
Sat Apr 06 13:26:49 EDT 2019
Went to Ixtapa on the advice of our travel agent for a spring break couples getaway. Ixtapa itself is very clean and the beach area where the hotel strip is located was beautiful. It’s about a 5 mile round trip walk. Getting in the ocean is actually fun because the waves grow quite high and the water is clear. The disappointing part was the hotel Barcelo - first their ability to cater to and communicate with English speaking guests. They never once was able to get our room service orders correct. When speaking to the front desk staff, they either didn’t answer our questions correctly or ignored us. Secondly, they had 3 nice restaurants in which we had to make reservations for ahead of time. Mysteriously, we were only able to obtain reservations for one of them. They tend to shuffle you to the Buffett or an outside Mexican (very casual) restaurant. Even though we had an all inclusive package we wound up eating 2 nights at restaurants across the street. Finally, on our last 2 nights (Friday & Saturday) the hotel had booked weddings. Needless to say, as we wanted to enjoy quiet evenings on our deck or the sound of ocean waves crashing into the shore as we lay in bed - you guessed it! We were listening to extremely loud, obnoxious polka sounding music late into the night. Called the front desk to complain but they didn’t seem to care. Even though it is a clean and very beautiful area, I would advise trying a different hotel on the strip!

Wonderful Getaway
Sat Apr 06 10:49:10 EDT 2019
Sunset and Beach you're absolutely amazing and this is wonderful as well. The staff here treat you like Kings and Queens and are willing to help you with anything that you need. We had a room on the 10th floor overlooking the ocean and every night we were blessed to see the beautiful sunset. Staff hear ensure that the room is cleaned daily and checked on every evening offering extra towels and extra water if needed. The al a carte dinners we're very nice. My favorite was the Italian one. There is a seafood and Japanese one as well. The staff ensures that the buffet is well maintained and fresh. A special thanks to Hugo and Liz for ensuring our was memorable and most enjoyable. Jorge at the front desk was always there to answer any questions we had. Roberto, Javier and Christian at the swim up bar were exceptional....always greeting us by our names and knowing exactly what we wanted. Muchas gracias por hacer que las vacaciones sean tan increíbles ... no podemos esperar a traer de vuelta a nuestros hijos para compartir esta maravillosa experiencia con ellos. Gracias de nuevo

nice, clean resort
Nancy N, Victoria, Canada
Sat Apr 06 08:27:28 EDT 2019
This was our families 1st all inclusive mexico trip. Never heard of Ixtapa before but glad we choose this smaller area for the first time. Hotel was 20mins ride from airport. Located on a stretch of beach front along with condos and other hotels. On arrival- check-in was easy. We upgraded to a presidential suite on the top floor for 'premium' level and wifi. The suite was large and had ocean front view with large balcony. We asked for 2 twin size cots for the kids age 12 and 13. The suite had a large jacuzzi tub. We tried to use it one night-filled it all up but when we went to push the jet button a whole bunch of black stuff came out. Figured it hadn't been used in awhile...but it made the bathroom really stinky! Hotel was very clean, always saw cleaning staff cleaning at all hours. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and helpful. We always tipped for our service. Booked all al la carte's at once with premium level. Buffet at breakfast was good, lots of variety. snack bar by the pool was good for lunch. Kids loved the ice cream machine. However, we did end up get getting traveller's tummy ache. Apparently few others got hit around the same time too. I wished we were given a list of daily activities-seemed to have missed a few in the first 2 days as didn't know the schedule. I did enjoy Zumba @11 am -Daniel the instructor was very funny and energetic. Kids enjoyed beach volleyball -though hit and miss as didn't know what time it started. Pool was lovely -lots of lounge chairs. Waves at the beach we fun to jump in. Friday/Sat were very busy as filled up with locals? and weddings. it was very noisy on one particular wedding night. We booked 2 excursions with Phili -the sunwing rep at the lobby. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. My husband booked a fishing tour from the beach. Came back with a huge Marlin! The hotel staff kept it frozen for us to bring back to canada and also cooked us a dinner for extra $20 US. FYI we had originally bought styrofoam cooler to contain the fish BUT once we got to the airport we were told only hard plastic Coolers allowed! Thank -you to the aircanada vacations rep who went with my husband in a taxi to get one. All-in all we had a great time! Thank you Barcelo! I wished i had remember all of your names but cannot-sorry!\ From Lai and Nancy

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