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Our Opinion

The Barcelo Karmina Palace is an excellent 4.5 star resort with quality cuisine, large rooms and a great entertainment team. Everything at this resort is above par, from the attentive service to the impressive pool area. All the suites are spacious with lovely bathrooms. If it's in the budget, upgrade to a Master Suite with a plunge pool. The resort is wheelchair accessible. This hotel is great for weddings and honeymoons. The Barcelo Karmina Palace is definitely one of our top recommendations for an all inclusive vacation in Manzanillo.

From the brilliant-green tropical gardens, down to the golden-sand beach and descending into the slate blue water of the Pacific Ocean, the scenery offered at the Barcelo Karmina Palace is sure to awaken your senses. This five-star all-suite hotel is one of the best values for a luxurious family vacation to Manzanillo. Exclusive in its ambiance and set on the Las Hadas peninsula offering a private cove beach and adjacent to the Mantarraya golf course.

Location: On a nice stretch of beach next to Santiago Beach and close to the marina. Approximately 25 minutes to downtown Manzanillo and 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • calltj : Mexico City, Mexico
Poor service

The service at this hotel is awful. They have an adult pool, which is great except not one waiter would come by this pool. There was only one bar and the lines were 12 people deep. After complaining, the service got even worse!!!

  • oyg2016 : Spokane, Washington
Great place overall

Beautiful place. Amazing resort. People are fantastic. Food is where I can't give 5 stars. It was good jusr not great. I wish there were a few more options for dinner. If staying for 7 nights, it quickly becomes redundant with only 3 restaurants. But pools are wonderful, entertainment is great. And overall, had an amazing time

  • ninacc0806 : San Francisco, California
Wonderful stay at Karmina Barcelo

My husband and I were recently at Karmina Barcelo and we loved absolutely everything about it!! The hotel is extremely well maintained and the service was absolutely amazing. We enjoyed every meal at all of the restaurants but the part we loved the most were the pools, beach and water sports. We took the snorkeling tour with Mr Miguel and Mr. Mayo and it was an awesome experience, we saw a turtle, dolphins and hundreds of different fish. If you plan to go to Manzanillo we highly recommend Karmina Barcelo as your hotel of choice. We are definitely going back in the future.

  • Krista N :
Great trip; would go back

The beach was small but I loved it as it was very private, no vendors and felt very safe to swim. Room was beautiful and very well kept. Pools were fantastic. Especially private adult pool. Servers always bring drinks. Service was excellent. It was a short walk into town which was very nice. My husband enjoyed the golfing. 3 minute walk from room to course. He loved it :).Food was good. Buffet had all you could want. It was fresh and hot. Loved the Italian a la carte. Snacks bar at the beach was also convenient when wanting a quick snack. We would go back in a heart beat.

  • jenocafa : Guadalajara, Mexico
Overvalued in my personal oppinion

I had a family trip this weekend to Manzanillo and stayed at this hotel by recommendation of a very close friend of ours. I have to say the hotel had its time of greatness, you would see a lot of awards or recognitions but they are from 2014 and beyond, nothing recent. I believe it would be because of: a. Facilities are getting old and hard to maintain (the place is huge). An example of this was a general electrical failure that lasted more than 4 hours and you can imagine this place without AC, fortunately it was during dawn. Mattress in our room I believe is so old that you no longer rest on it.b. Food is nothing spectacular, in fact I believe it needs variety or increase quality on what is currently offered. c. Pools were not as clean as expected, you would find a lot of sand/small rocks in them.Something I have to recognize is service, waitress, gardeners and staff in general are kind and always willing to help/assist you without problems. My general rating for this hotel is Average, although service is very good I believe the hotel is expensive and you are paying more for the brand and hotel history than what you actually receiving for it.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dinners (reservations required)
  • Wine with meals
  • Domestic and international drinks from 10:30am-2am
  • In-room mini-bar stocked daily (water, soft drinks, and beer)
  • In-room safe
  • Daytime tennis (1 hour per week)
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Water polo
  • Beach volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Pool table
  • Theme nights
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 324 junior suites in two 7-storey buildings
  • Restaurants including 2 a la carte (International/Italian and Mexican)
  • Bars including Swim-up bar
  • 24 hr room service (fee)
  • Pools connected by waterfalls
  • Waterslide
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
  • Games room
  • Golf nearby
  • Beauty salon
  • Tour desk
  • Souvenir shop
  • Conference room
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical service

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Living area w/double sofa-bed
  • Small dining area
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Terrace or balcony
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids

Kids Deals - Two kids 7 & under stay & eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 4-12, waterslide, and movie theatre. Babysitting service available for a fee.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (subject to availability) and a private dinner in room. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage.

Golf Bonus - Receive 40% off green fees at the Isla Navidad Golf Course including transfers to/from the hotel.

Spa Bonus - 20% off Spa treatments for Sunquest guests only.

Early Booking Bonus - Barcelo Karmina Palace 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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Barcelo Karmina
Ave Vista Hermosa 13, Manzanillo 28867 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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.