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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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  • Shannon F : Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Great Holiday.

Had a great holiday at the Barcelo Karmino. We had a great view, room 5013. Room was very spacious, outdated a bit but it appears they are doing some updates as seen a few rooms under renovation. Bathroom was huge with a shower and a tub along with 2 sinks. Lots of pools, some not very deep but one was over my head when I jumped in. Never had too much problem getting a sun lounger in the morning. We had breakfast everyday at the Italian restaurant. The egg lady made the best omelets. We usually had lunch there too, where you could order off the menu. We at at the buffet every night, didnt do any of the ala cartes. The servers and bartenders were all friendly and efficient. The maid service was also great. She would see us leaving the room in the morning to hit the pool and ask us if we were ready to have the room cleaned. The only thing I missed at this resort was the sound of the waves crashing and chocolate martinis. I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Manzanillo. I also used the spa twice for massages as I through my back out while I was there. I also had great service there.

  • sjr49 : Minneapolis, Minnesota
Some things great, some things could be improved.

My husband and I travel to Mexico twice a year. This was our first time at a Barcelo resort and our first time in Manzanillo. We were at the Barcelo Kamina Feb 10-17.Here is a list of some of the things that were great:Staff were wonderful.Massage at the spa was one of the best ever.Room was large and maid service was excellent.Resort itself was beautiful and always kept clean.Ambiance, service and food at Mexican restaurant was awesome; the Italian restaurant was lovely as well.Buffet was good with lovely outside seating available.Could use improvement:Provide hair conditioner along with shampoo.Post and announce activities and location in several places.More entertainment staff for daily activities.Trim the palm trees that block view in Ocean View rooms.Keep all 3 a la carte restaurants open daily rather than closing one each day.Repair the broken tiles in some of the pools.Add wait staff in a la carte restaurants on holidays or busy times as service was very poor on Valetine's Day at the Japanese restaurant. The weather was fabulous and overall this trip was pleasant.

  • josher99 :
Excellent family vacation

We stayed feb 8 to feb 22 in the ocean view room. The view was amazing. Really enjoyed the 2 week stay in this beautiful resort.First off we would like to really thank carolina in the kids club she is awesome. Does different arts and crafts and pool activities daily. Our kids really enjoyed her during our stay. And would also like to thank cristian. He does an amazing job with all the daily activities.Also our sunwing representative miguel was really helpful and told us some amazing restaurants to eat at off the resort Evening shows Entertaining and amazing dancers lots of hard work put into them. They have a different show everynight but after 7 days they do repeat. At 8:30 everynight the do the mini disco for the kids. They can get up on stage and dance and our daughter really enjoyed that.BeachThe beach is nice its really small but was perfect for small kids no big waves. A little rocky but what do you expect for a man made beach. Biggest thing that i did not like was that they told us at our welcome meeting you cant save chairs. What happened seen multiple chairs empty with towels and no one around for over a hour. 8 times out of 10 it was the local people. This resorts caters to the local people more than the tourists. I talked to a few workers about it and they pretty much said that the cant move the towels off the chairs. So i did it myself. This goes for the pools as well. I would go down around 9-10 to the pool and see chairs with towels and no one around.And again it was local people. Take 10 chairs and only use half of them. Pools The pools were awesome and maintained very well. Two 18+ pools witch was nice if u didnt want to hear screaming kids RestaurantsThe dress code is pretty relaxed. I seen lots of people wearing shorts in the Japanese and on our reservations card it said. No shorts. Also they pre book your a la carts the first 3 were not spaced out at all and late times. It was a pain to change them. Long lineup to wait then told they never had times we wanted. And restaurants were never really full when we did change them. Buffet was very good. Lots of selection and evey day the have a different theme for food and repeats after 7 days.A la carte Japanese Was the worst restaurant our server was rude and it took over an hour to get our food. Then took half hour for desert. Never offered us wine or anything. We never returned Mexican restaurant was our favorite. We ate here 3 times in our 2 week stay. And its right on the ocean Italian was good as well. The pasta portions were really small and i had to order 2 bolth times we ate here.Rooms Our room was awesome nice and big and the bathroom had 2 sinks and stand up shower and a tub separately Fridge stocked daily with 6 coronas pop water and nuts I just seemed days that i did not tip the maid the fridge was not stocked and i know she never forgot cause when i tipped it was full. Reason i never tipped everyday is cause it was usually at least 100 pesos every 3 days. Overall we did love this resort and would recommend it for a great vacation. Carolina from kids club.did mention that if she gets good reviews that management would get her new stuff for the kids club. I dont think she is asking much and i hope that management gets her new stuff. You can tell she really loves her job and does a fantastic job. I know this resort brings in $$$$ so please get her stuff

  • undercovertoo : Powell River, Canada
somethings great some not so much

First of all the hotel is beautiful, one of the nicest. The staff there are over all pretty good but we did run into some issues...first being there for 2 weeks was long and I think after abit there seem to be some staff that ignored us maybe they were just sick of us? but it go annoying...considering we were tipping! there were a few in the restuarants that were more than friendly wish I remembered their names. The front desk was a issue as I went there 6 7 times to change my pesos to smaller amounts and was told come back not yet come back and so on, till the last time we waited in line for over a 45 min checking in one person?? with cash in hand to be told in one second when we got to desk no cash available, why wouldnt they look at us and say dont wait no money available? very annoying. DONT let anyone talk you into the SHOPPING was 35 US each and all they do is take you to town for 45 time to shop at all.... total ripoff ....take a cab and spend 150 pesos and stay for the afternoon. if you are expecting a beach at this hotel it is not the place for you if you like just a pool it is great. They really need to deal with the bridge at the break water, staring at that rusty thing for 2 weeks was not great, If they cant get rid of it at least paint it, its a terrrible sight. Also they have a disco each night at 11 pm but they show at the theater finishes at 10, so there is a lul in between and some of us older people just peter out waiting, they should have it start right at 10 pm. Food in all was very good with a good variety

  • dumbodumbo : Toronto, Canada
Another day in Paradise

Cozy and small resort, clean, well organized, well trained professional staff. We are family of 5, with grandparents and a young boy. Everyone found their own activities to enjoy, especially my 6 years old boy. He had so much fun at the kids club, and kept winning prizes from different games. Food was good, with great varieties of drinks. All the staff worked hard with smiling faces all the time. The Animacion Group leaded by Christian brought us so much fun. Gerardo and Carolina always worked with their hearts. Definately will go back again.

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.