Barcelo Ixtapa

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Our Opinion

Barcelo Ixtapa is a solid 4 star property that is within walking distance to the local shopping area. Most rooms here have ocean views and rooms with double beds have a balcony, rooms with king beds have no balcony. Lots of activities by the pool. The Barcelo Ixtapa is a great resort for couples and families!


Overview
Enjoy well-known Barcelo quality along with warm, welcoming service at this grand, handsomely-furnished all-inclusive. It's located on a long stretch of Palmar beach, perfect for long walks. The wide range of facilities and amenities make the Barcelo Ixtapa a hit with families. The striking lobby features a towering atrium that runs the height of the building, an inviting place to sip a drink and people-watch.

Location: On El Palmar Beach, 10 minute drive to Zihuatanejo, few minutes walk from restaurants, nightclubs and shopping, 20 minutes from the airport.

Highlights
  • 3 swimming pools
  • Car hire service
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Daily and nightly entertainment
  • Kids club
  • "U-Spa"

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Doug_and_Karey-lyn : Pitt Meadows, Canada
Main areas good, beds terrible.

This Barcelo is definitely a dated building. The main areas within the hotel are ok and the pool is very nice. The food is definitely on the poor side. The rooms are VERY dated and in our room the patio door was broken and the balcony was only 3’ wide. You could hardly walk by each other on it.The bed was absolutely the worst hotel bed I’ve ever slept on. 7 days of waking up every hour and a half as my arm had fallen asleep from the springs pressing into your flesh. Super disappointed in the bed. Pillows were comfy though.Staff were great, very friendly and accommodating. Very little English spoken here so you better have passable Spanish to be able to get across what you need. I’m not complaining about that as it’s a Spanish speaking country, just giving you a heads up about it.All in all the hotel was very basic but for the price, you get what you pay for. Be aware they offer weekend and day passes, so hotel is flooded with tons of families on the weekends.Will not be staying here again and will not recommend this hotel.

  • Laurette51 : Vancouver
Another fabulous vacation at the Barcelo

My wife and I just returned from one week at the Barcelo Jan 9th to 16th.We continue to come back to this area and resort at least annually as it has so much to offer:- beautiful and exceptionally clean waterfront resort located on one of the best beaches in all of Mexico. - consistent hot and sunny weather- exceptional resort staff servicing that makes you feel appreciated. From front desk staff, restaurant and pool/beach servers, room cleaning, activities staff, they all worked towards making our stay so enjoyable. - management continuously making improvements to enhance the vacation experience. Nice to meet Liz and Miguel, new management staff, who encouraged our feedback. New Steakhouse poolside evening restaurant and extended evening hours for the Palapa restaurant were excellent recent changes. - so glad to see the Barcelo continue to use the trained Falcon in keeping the black birds away from the food areas. - very safe area to walk outside the resort both during the day and evening. Loved the walk to the Marina and biking to Playa Linda.- very entertaining evening shows. - and as for food there was always plenty of variety in both the 2 buffets and 3 specialty restaurants. Would however like to see more vegetarian options. I would also like to take the opportunity to again recognize a number of staff that made our vacation stay so enjoyable:- Starting with our arrival, so nice to again see Sandra who took such great care of us. - and a pleasure to have met Liz, the new Assistant Director, who went out of her way to ensure that all our needs were met. - Laura who kept our room spotless. (612)- Can't say enough about Rocio who was always there to ensure that we were properly hydrated. She made us feel so welcome and knew exactly what we wanted. We have known her now for over 10 years. She is everywhere. And a special thanks to Ulysse and Roberto at the pool bar. - as food and restaurant servicing is so important, a special thanks to Meritza, Claudio, Leo and Socorro just to name a few. They were all great. - Victor, who ran the entertainment team, and Carlos were always so pleasant to deal with in encouraging us to take advantage of all the daily activities. We loved the morning biking.We will continue to highly recommend this resort and have already booked to return March 13 for our second visit this year.

  • howardvandmariat2018 : Brownwood, Texas
The Best Of Ixtapa Resort

Great service, great consideration for our needs, great people and great generosity. The culinary experience was one to remember. The cleanliness of the common areas such as the restaurants was superb. The Capucchino machine was great always ready due to the gentleman that took care of it. Thank you to all.

  • MBGuy : Manitoba
We Loved Ixtapa!!

We stayed for seven days at the Barcelo Ixtapa from Jan 8-15, 2018. This was our first trip to this area of Mexico. We have stayed a number of times on the Riviera Maya side and have also been to Huatulco.We found the Barcelo Ixtapa, for the most part, to be excellent. The beach was one of the best we have had at a resort, the grounds were beautiful, and the service was amazing. There were only two negatives I would point out. First, the rooms are a little "tired" and need of renovation. The ròms and especially the bathrooms, are small. Second, during the time that we were there, they were shooting promotional material and shut down the pool area and restaurants a number of times. Obviously this will not be done often but when you have paid full price and are only there for a week, it would have been appreciated if the resort recognised the impact on its guests.

  • diamondm397 : Saskatchewan, Canada
Ixtapa stay

Good for dollar value. Beach is amazing. Not too many vendors on the beach. Would have travelled a little bit later specifically right after all the kids should go back to school. We went to ixtapa island and that was amazing as well. Would definitely go back to Ixtapa.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited Domestic beer & drinks, House wine included
  • 24 hour room service 
  • In-room mini-bar 
  • Water aerobics
  • Pool games
  • Daytime tennis (reservations required)
  • Volleyball
  • Gym (reservations required)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Sanca Bar/nightclub, drinks included 9pm-1am
  • 398 rooms in one 12-storey building
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 2 a la carte restaurant (Spanish, International), dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars
  • 3 pools
  • Children's pool
  • Hot tub area
  • Kids club
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • 18-hole Palma Real Golf Course across the street

Superior 

  • Mountain view
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar (alcohol-free)
  • Rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • LCD TV
  • Plasma TV
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Kettle
  • Max occupancy 4

Superior Sea View

  • 2 double beds
  • Sea view
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar 
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Plasma TV
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron with ironing board
  • Safe 
  • Max occupancy 4

Junior Family Room

  • 2 double beds and 1 sofa bed
  • Sea view
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar 
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Plasma TV
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron with ironing board
  • Safe 
  • Max occupancy 5

Master Family Room

  • 2 double beds 
  • Living room
  • Sea view
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar 
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • LED TV
  • 2 Plasma TVs
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron with ironing board
  • Full bathroom
  • Safe 
  • Max occupancy 6

Superior Ocean View Club Premium

  • 2 double beds 
  • Sea view
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar 
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair straightener
  • Telephone
  • DVD player
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron with ironing board
  • Safe 
  • Max occupancy 4

Suite

  • 1 king size bed
  • Living room
  • Sea view
  • Free 24 hour room service
  • Access to Lounge Club Premium
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free wifi
  • Mini-bar 
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Plasma TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron with ironing board
  • Safe 
  • Max occupancy 2

Presidential Suite

  • 1 king size bed
  • Living room
  • Sea view
  • Free 24 hour room service
  • Located on the 12th floor
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free wifi
  • Mini-bar 
  • Telephone
  • Plasma TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron with ironing board
  • Safe 
  • Max occupancy 2

Restaurants

Don Quijote 

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Spanish
  • Dress code is dressy casual (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Kyoto Sushi Bar

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Japanese
  • Dress code is dressy casual (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Veranda 

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International cuisine

Caracol

  • Poolside snack bar

La Palapa

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International cuisine

Bars

  • Lobby bar
  • Caracol Pool bar
  • Sanca Entertainment bar
  • Plaza Mexicana Entertainment bar


Kids Deals - Kids 2-12 years pay special All-Inclusive rate (max. 2), not applicable to Junior Suite.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kid's Club. Babysitting service available (fee).

Barcelo Ixtapa offers the following U-Spa facilities and treatments:

Facilities

  • Massage rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • Solarium
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Massages

  • Revitalising massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Sports massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Back, hand and foot massage

Facial treatments

  • Hydrating facial
  • Anti-ageing facial
  • Sensitive skin facial
  • Marine exfoliation

Other treatments

  • Hair styling
  • Hair removal
  • Manicure, pedicure


Golf Bonus - Recieve 20% discount on green fees at the Palma Real Golf Course.



Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (if available at check-in), a bottle of Domestic champagne, fruit basket, and unlimited use of tennis courts and gym. Valid within 30 days of wedding. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate.

Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for pricing.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.



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    Ixtapa,Mexico

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Barcelo Ixtapa
Boulevard Ixtapa, s/n, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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