Barcelo Karmina

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2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Includes up to $500 in Resort Discounts (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions apply).

Step into luxury at the all-inclusive Barcelo Karmina. This all-suite luxury resort is nestled between an 18-hole golf course and the sunny Pacific coast. A spectacular feat of architecture inspired by the ancient Mayan temples, its lush tropical gardens are studded with palm trees, along with six interconnecting swimming pools with cascading waterfalls, creatinge a romantic and relaxing paradise in a place brimming with fun for the whole family.

Barcelo Karmina offers 324 luxury suites beautifully appointed with everything you could desire for a comfortable stay. All suites have balconies or terraces featuring excellent views of either the abundant tropical gardens or the deep sapphire sea.

To ensure your complete satisfaction, you have four unique restaurants to enjoy with varied cuisine from different countries: Japanese, Mexican, Italian, and international.

And, to complete your holiday in this spectacular luxurious resort, relax in the world-class U-Spa, then dress up in your finest attire and attend one of the engaging nightly live shows, followed by dancing the night away to international music at the lively nightclub.

The younger set can spend the day at the supervised Barcy's Kids' Club enjoying art and crafts, sports activities, as well as the kids' slide.

Stretched along the Santiago peninsula, this magnificent resort offers the highest standards in luxury, service, and quality where your every wish has been anticipated. Spend peaceful days along a broad stretch of tranquil beachfront, or refresh yourself within the tranquil blue waters of the Pacific. You will enjoy spacious, well-appointed accommodations, and guests of all ages will discover an abundance of services and activities sure to deliver an unforgettable vacation every time!

Find more information about Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.

Learn more about Manzanillo.
The property is 40 minutes from the International Airport and 12 minutes from downtown. It is right next door to the Las Hadas Mantarraya 18 hole Golf Course.

Local Phone: 011-52-314-33...
Toll Free Phone: 1-877-527-6462
Fax: 011-52-314-331-1340
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes.)
Number of Pools: 6
Outdoor Pools: 6     
The property has six swimming pools interconnected by fountains and waterfalls.
Montarraya-Las hadas Club
La Mantarraya Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Pete and Roy Dye. It is located next to the Las Hadas, and has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the world. The course offers preferential rates for hotel guests.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Caddy: Yes
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Raquet Rental Fees: Yes
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
This hotel is located on the sunny Pacific coast, right on the Pennsula of Santiago. With an exotic architectural style inspired by the ancient Mayans, this All Inclusive Resort offers the highest standards of luxury. The resort offers four restaurants, five bars, 24-hour room service, nightly live entertainment, swimming pools, a game room and Kids Club (ages 4 - 12). Beach: Private 425 foot sandy beach cove with gentle surf suitable for children. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Room service is offered (24 hours; fee required).
Ocean-view, King or 2 doubles, Mini-bar, Satellite TV, Phone, Safe, Hairdryer, Bathroom, A/C, Ceiling fan, Iron/Ironing board, Lounge with sofa bed, Dining room with a table for two. Premium Club amenities included.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
2 bedroooms with king, 3rd bedroom with 2 doubles, Large terrace with pool, Living room, Dining room, Large kitchen, 3 full bathrooms, Internet ($), Plasma TV, 3 27" TVs, A/C, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, Mini-bar, Ceiling fan, Safe, Phone
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
1st bedroom with king bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 doubles, Dining room, Small kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, A/C Ceiling fan, Iron/Ironing board, Mini-bar, Satellite TV, Internet ($), Safe, Haridryer, Swimming pool on terrace, Living room with sofa bed
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King or 2 doubles, Mini-bar, Satellite TV, Phone, Safe, Hairdryer, Bathroom, A/C, Ceiling fan, Iron/Iron board, Lounge with sofa bed, Dining room with table for two.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
1st bedroom with king bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 doubles, Dining room, Small kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, A/C Ceiling fan, Iron/Ironing board, Mini-bar, Satellite TV, Internet ($), Safe, Haridryer, Living room with sofa bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Hair Dryer
Room Safe

Room Service (fee required)
Barcelo Karmina features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All
There are 4 Restaurants at Barcelo Karmina:
Kyoto - A la carte restaurant offering Japanese cuisine and Sushi Bar. Reservations required.
Agave - Open-air a la carte dinner restaurant under multi-story thatched-roof palapa on an oceanside cliff. Offers fine dining with Mexician specialties. Reservations required.
Capri Restaurant - The Capri serves Italian cuisine for dinner.
Bugambillias - Enjoy the indoor air-conditioning or of the terrace with pool and ocean-view offering. International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Beach Volleyball, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Aquaaerobics, Bingo, Cooking Classes, Spanish Lessons, Arts & Crafts, Painting, Bike Tour
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Shows, Theme Dinners, Disco
An array of indoor and outdoor activities such as: Play Station Games, Kid's Movies, Drawings, Spanish Lessons, Arts & Crafts, Sand Castles, Waterslides, Mini Olympics.
Applicable Ages: 5 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 3356reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Hotel Barcelo karmina palace
Apr 16 2013
everything was 1st rate. The staff was wonderful and one particular waiter Joel Vivanco - from the restaurant grill, really went out of his way to help and made me confortable. Hen was like a guardian angel and I wish you would mention this to the management of the hotel.
Customer Rating: 

Jun 16 2011
The hotel is nice. all pools are cold it would be nice if at least one was warm. not much of a beach. lobby was very hot no air. It would be mice if they has shuttles to street its so far to walk out of hotel.
Customer Rating: 

Noisy during Easter weeks
May 04 2011
Absolutely wonderful facility and wonderful people taking care of ("pampering") us. We ate well, drank quality booze, had wonderful service, loved our room, and had no complaints except for one irritant - the loud Public Address system. The announcements of water aerobic classes, Samba classes, kayaking, etc plus the loud music and instructions for classes, the calling of bingo games, etc. intruded on conversations and meals. My wife talked to several staff members and the tour representative and learned that it is during periods when they are busy, especially with Mexican guests, that this occurs. The week before and after Easter are especially busy and many Mexican families are there. We observed that, on the last day of our stay, there were only a few, brief announcements and the music was much more subdued. If you are going for a quiet vacation, do not go during very busy holiday times. We would definitely return but would pick different dates.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wonderful family vacation!
Thu Jan 11 10:03:05 EST 2018
We spent four days here with the kids and my in laws. The food was fantastic, the pool and beach were fabulous! The kayaking was great, we did the boat tour with snorkeling and it was so worth it! We had such a great time. The only downfall was the service. Everyone was nice but everything took way too long. Even when there were only two other occupied tables in the restaurant it took 15 minutes for someone to even come take our order. And there was staff all over, just not handling the tables. And when ordering drinks at the pool sometimes they’d be forgotten or sometimes take 45 minutes to arrive. Thankfully breakfast was buffet so didn’t take too long. All food was so delicious. Just had to wait longer than we should have.

Don't waste your money on Premium
terryowiseman, Calgary, Canada
Wed Jan 10 11:40:22 EST 2018
I try and be as objective as possible because I rely on other's reviews. First the good. It is a very nice resort. The grounds are beautiful, the building is very nice, the rooms are big and clean. The staff are very very helpful and courteous. Despite what others have said, the staff have a very good command of English, some of them perfectly. The food was great. First time in 15 trips to Mexico resorts that I have said that. There are lots of pools, both adult and family. The evening shows are corny but fun and we did not miss one. The bad: Do not pay for Premium as you get nothing extra only a room facing the ocean. There are rooms facing the ocean that are not Premium. No bottle of Tequila, no bottle of wine, both were supposed to be waiting for you in our room upon arrival. There is no bottle of wine at your table at the Al la Carte despite the advertising saying there is for Premium. There are not enough chairs for the pools. They don't enforce the towel rule. The resort lacks good pool staff. I saw everything from several tissue papers in the main pool to leaves and sticks and lots of places where the tiles are coming off. When you get up in the morning, the pool should be clean.

Some Good and Some Bad
foodiesmith046, Toronto, ON
Mon Jan 08 11:48:34 EST 2018
New Years week... I feel silly now, but I didn't realize just how busy a time of year that is for a resort like this one... Manzanillo itself is gorgeous, the mountains and agriculture is very different from Cancun and we felt safe there for the most part. the airport is tiny, and very relaxed.We were told by our Sunning rep that this resort, this 5 star resort was the best one in Manzanillo, which is what the customs guy said as well. The Barcelo Karmina, we opted for the "premium level" which was to be a specialized service, room and experience. Sadly service in general was not great, and the whole “premium” level deal was a bit of joke as we had a private lounge for premium level checkin but it took us longer than anyone to get our rooms and then they didn’t have one with two beds even though when they sent my family and I to the room, they said “sure it’s two beds”when i tried to rectify it they said that they were at capacity that we had to make do with the room as it was but maybe in a few days another one might be available. Bed issue aside, It was a gorgeous view from the premium level rooms and the sunsets/rises are amazing. It just put me in a rough mood right at the outset, and then the internet situation (considering we were “premium”) was a real pain, 2 device connections for a family of 4 but then they never worked anyway so I complained and they solved it by giving me a code that meant unlimited connections and it always worked. All of the reservations for that first night were booked so you'd be wise to book before you come if you can actually get through. The pools are very nice and the kids LOVED the slide. We also were surprised at how fun their beach cove is. It had all of these rocks and coral so we snorkelled around there a lot and when the tide when down we went scavenging for sea life, it was really great. Restaurants, the food was decent, the Mexican restaurant is the best, and the view from it is breathtaking, the Japanese restaurant was really terrible but the Italian and grill and Buffet were all fine, I’d probably like them better if service wasn’t so spotty. On one occasion we all got our meals while my 10 year old daughter was waiting forever for a simple hotdog. "it's coming" were we told repeatedly. Again perhaps this was because it was such a busy time of year and normally they'd be on their game? The staff at the grill during lunch seemed particularly irrupted with how busy it was. The room for the kids club was in need of an upgrade (the space I mean) but the animators seems enthusiastic and nice. They do wrist bands there to distinguish your level and you have to see the concierge to get reservations for dinner. The Sunwing rep was there almost every day, Miguel and and he was helpful. Everyone there was mainly from Canada or Mexico (according to the rep) All in all, a nice resort in a cool picturesque setting with nice pools and relaxing vibe.

Wonderful Manzanillo Hospitality!
Fri Jan 05 10:18:27 EST 2018
Just returned from a family vacation to Barcelo Karmina (Manzanillo). This resort has a lot of “pros” as well as a few “cons”. Overall, we had a very good vacation. First, the pros – the food, the service, and our room were all excellent. Loved the mini-fridge in our room stocked daily, and appreciated the high quality linens, huge bathroom and other luxuries. Overall, the food was very good and the hotel grounds are beautifully landscaped. We booked our vacation through Sunwing, and the flight, transfers, and the Sunwing rep were also excellent. Went on a fabulous full-day tour to Colima – booked though our Sunwing rep. And the weather - 7 days of hot sun and the only rain was a few drops that fell New Yrs Eve. It was very convenient to get into the small town from our hotel (to purchase snacks etc.) by taxi or via a short walk along the beach. However, it’s not a scenic town, just fyi. Loved the local Saturday market – this is the place to buy silver jewelry, textiles, etc. Now the cons – the “beach” is almost non-existent and the sand is not fine, but being in a man-made (?) cove is very quiet and safe/shallow for little children. When you leave the resort and walk the beach, you can see that the strong undertow would make swimming dangerous. The pools were funny – none deeper than 5 feet. And no swim-up bar. But my kids liked the waterslide. And the nightly entertainment – hmm, what to say… overall it was not very good. We appreciated that the staff did not harass you all day to join in daily activities - however, if you wanted to join in, it was rather mysterious how you would so do, and where to go. I never saw any daily activities taking place – although there was a chart posted showing daily activities. Also, there is a room with pool tables etc. and a small theatre to keep teens occupied. Overall, we had a very good vacation – the resort is beautiful and offers a very high level of service.

Wonderful Christmas Vacation
Mike S, Fort Kent, Ab.
Thu Jan 04 08:54:07 EST 2018
Checking into the hotel at the airport before getting on the bus to the resort was a breeze this was a lot better than standing in a lobby waiting in line to checkin. This made the transition at the resort to the room a very quick so we could get right into vacation mode, Shorts and sandals. The room was very spacious for a family of 4 and provided lots of room for everybody. The hotel put on a great feast for Christmas eve which had more food and selection than we could eat. The evening entertainment group did a fantastic job throughout our stay and even had my Daughter, who is big into dance, practicing with them during a couple of the days on stage. A big shout out to Rodolfo, Mauricio and Eli on the animation team to keep me and my son entertained for Archery, rifle shoot, beach volleyball and beach soccer. This was one of the many highlights of the trip. With the resort on the peninsula between Santiago bay and Manzanillo bay this made for some beautiful horizon shots for sunrise and for the sunset. All in all this is a wonderful resort that offered lots to keep us entertained for the 7 days that we had stayed with them. It was also very nice of the resort to allow us to keep our wrist bands on the final day after checkout so we could enjoy the resort while waiting for the transfer back to the airport.

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