Barcelo Karmina Palace

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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.

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  • evelyn065 : Castlegar, Canada
Beautiful spot but make sure amenities and restaurants open

After just returning it always seems like the negative stands out more, which I am sure this will change later. Upon arrival we were checked in by a gentleman who was not very kind, unwelcoming and did not explain anything at all and no welcome drink (I noticed on other days everyone received one). The resort is actually very beautiful but as someone with bad knees the stairs and levels were very painful so a caution to anyone in that respect. I was reading all the positive reviews and am not able to rate many things because when we first arrived the only place to eat was the buffet. We were told for several days that everything else was closed for renovations or because it was not busy enough. One night we went to eat and the buffet was closed. We later found out they were serving in the garden. There was no communication regarding the restaurants. We did find out later from Karen Ortiz at front desk that there was a screen to check (we found this out days later) where you could eat. However, we tried reserving several times and since it was now busy it was always booked or they cancelled the event. This was frustrating and did put a damper on the all inclusive. However, the buffet was great and we had some wonderful servers! Especially David Camolinga Rojas and Eric and Ruben Contreras. David greeted us warmly on our first night giving us great service and even when not serving us always came over to greet us. Eric and Ruben were wonderful and always went out of their way as well. Most of the servers were great and that part of the trip was wonderful. The only drinks we found that were good were in the lobby bar and she was always kind and professional. We wanted a bottle of water by the pool bar and even though given we were told this time only by a supervisor as we had bottles in the room. As all inclusive we should be entitled to a bottle of water instead of alcohol.The rooms were nice and large, beds are quite hard and be careful when you shower because when someone used the water next door it gets scorching hot very quickly. Also very noisy to sleep we had neighbors who moved chairs around alot and a few nights later different people who came in around 3 am moved stuff around banged stuff around and then when they fell asleep we could actually hear them snoring!As for the gardens they are very beautiful but with all the bugs biting it was really hard to enjoy sitting outdoors in the restaurant as we were always getting bitten.We celebrated our anniversary here and they did have a heart shape on the bed when we checked in but that was it. Every other year we have gone to other resorts and always had a treat on our anniversary so there was only buffet and no acknowledgement even though we mentioned it in our reservation.We found the pools quite dirty and many areas really could use some work tiles and cement falling apart and many unsafe areas. My husband who is very agile and quick actually slipped on a broken stair and thankfully only landed on his bottom. Also quite often no chairs as most people had items on them but were not around. Many others commented they had pool service but it was hit and miss. Usually no one around so we got our own. There was also one elevator that did not quite work properly so we tried to avoid it. This place is quite beautiful so it has that in its favor most of the staff were good with the exception of the the first gentleman who checked us in but it does set the mood unfortunately. Hope this helps someone who takes the time to read it! :)

  • Heather B :
Amazing place!

This was one of the most amazing places I've been to. The people are welcoming, staff are unbelievably helpful, and food and drinks were great. I would definitely go back! I highly recommend this resort.

  • Michelle C :
Great place to stay.

We've stayed at this resort three times now. The rooms are huge and very comfortable. Nice sized balconies to sit and enjoy your stay. The pool area and pool bar are awesome. Very fun. The restaurants open for breakfast and lunch do a pretty good job. I'm not too impressed with the dinners in the restaurants at night. I'd recommend the buffet or the Japanese Restaurant for dinner. Japanese Restaurant is the best. Guy's need to wear pants (no shorts). Most nights we ventured out to eat. Oasis Ocean Club on Santiago Bay is one of our favorites places to eat. La Terraza is the best place to watch the sun go down. Prices are very reasonable at both places. Went to a street taco place. Cheap and very good. Eight of us ate lunch for $23 total. Best to take Taxis when venturing out. Fares are fairly cheap. Great vacation destination. Have fun.

  • Liz S : Boise, Idaho, United States
Beautiful Property

This all inclusive is an older but well maintained property. The staff and the service is exceptional. We were always greeted politely by anyone working at the hotel.We had a 2 bedroom suite overlooking the ocean. It was very clean and the refrigerator was stocked with drinks and snacks. I will say that the bed was not all that comfortable...The food menu in each restaurant is well varied and really pretty good. The bars have plenty of choices although the beer and wine are not great( red wine served cold)Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would return to this hotel

  • Isaqueen2015 : Stratford, Canada
Good vacation

First time to Mexico. It was a great vacation. Food was good the soups were awesome. Always had fries and pizza and chicken fingers for kids. The beach is small but wasn't busy. Never s problem to get a seat and you didn't have to save them. Now of you want one by the pools you would have to save them. And be early as sadly there are so many people that save them and then you don't see them all day. Slide was fun though they do not want adult going down with young ones so it's more for bigger kids. It also wasn't working some of the time either. Loved the waterfront restaurant great view from there and the Spanish coffee was yummy.

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
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  • 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.