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Barcelo Karmina Palace

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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
  • Diana M : Danville, Canada
Nice Hotel, Good Experience

We loved the hotel. Service was amazing, the food super tasty and the rooms absolutely clean and nice. If there was some bad comments will be that the Mexica a la carte restaurant was really not good and the Japanese is not kid friendly, so we just had 2 options, the Italian restaurant and the buffet, both great. Premium drinks worths to pay the upgrade.

  • 517experiencedtravel : Windsor, Canada
Not Quite There

The resort is definitely a 4star. It could become a 4.5 if only more attention to detail. The Italian restaurant was no way close to being a real Italian restaurant. The quality of the food needs to be revisited at this restaurant. All rooms were suppose to have robes but they did not. The fan in our room leaked and formed a slippery situation on the floor. Service was good. The only thing I found was a lack of communication on behalf of the reception staff. It was not a language barrier but just no communication amongst themselves.Overall the resort is a nice one with a little more attention it could be a lot more!!

  • Movino777 : Jalisco, Mexico
Spoil Yourself!

Do yourself a favor and check into this beach resort and SPOIL YOURSELF! I loved this resort on many levels. In brief, The room was very nice, the bed was comfortable and pillows were very comfy! Our bathroom was spacious with tub, but shuttered door was a bit odd. We had a beautiful view of the pool from our balcony and couldn't wait till we hit a couple of the pools and beach. Loved the waterfalls into the pools. Water games are available upon request. Dinner was pretty good, (not fabulous) at Kayobi Japanese restaurant on the property. Saki was delicious! Everything inclusive, so eat and drink to your hearts content! Check out the Disco with unbelievable views, and the Spa. Lovely. Don't forget your camera, You wont be dissapointed! Wallmart is very close just in case you forgot something.

  • noric : Alberta
Beautiful spot!!!!

Where to start? Sunwing as always iam not a fan but they offer cheaper vacays so shoot! Kinda liked there check in procedure.outside by the bus meaning straight to room once at hotel.could use improvement though! The hotel is beautiful, as are the rooms.very spacious and clean, beds really hard. Only a few fuzzy english channels and seem different everyday.the maids do a good enough job but even with tips doesnt improve towel animals. Only a klneex fan. No biggy honestly its just ive come to look forward to them! We had 5 rooms all but one had a great view.what the one room lacked on view made up for in space. Elevators hit and miss again no biggy but i have bad knees and theres alot of walking and stairs are not ideal. Seemed to us there were alot if locals/ spanish travels that seemed to get better treatment? English was not common place which is fine as we are in there country but minimal would be great! We've travelled alot in mex and this was the first time we had such a communication break down. Japaness rest was our best ala cart which are all prebooked for you but easily changed. The service was slowwww but over all pretty decent! Mexican was a close 2nd place service drinks great!!! Venue not bad! Italian was not good at all from service to food! Buffet hit and miss always something for everyone and over all nothing to complain about. Omlett good but no gloves and theres alot of food touchibg. Seems they know when ur leaving as service got worse the closer we got to departure dates. Again nothing to worry about just a side note. Pools great. As with ever resort u have ur chair hogs which never seen to show up but claim the best spots. Not enough shade spots by the pool, prehaps bigger umbrellas???? My biggest pet peeve is iam a smoker and the only dedicated spot is 4 tables outside the lobby doors which is great but often they were taken by non smokers leaving us no real place to sit and chill! You can smoke by the pools and beach area but thats not group seating with tables and real chairs ect.... just odd to me go sit in your smoke free zones and leave our only smoking zone alone pleaseee! Or set up more smoking places for us to sit and visit or play cards. Also benches would be nice to place around the resort especially the long hot walk to the main road! Shopping is another big draw for me and unless i just didnt find it they real markets or venders to speak of and to me thats what mexico is all about??? The saturday market is ummmm ok but more for locals id say! Taxis are dirt cheap.cost 50 pesos to walnart and i think 220pesos to manazillo central where the colorful sign is and some shopping. Taxis cheaper oyt side hotel gates.Next time we will rent a car and go on our own i think. Night entertainment not so great! No clue on day time stuff! Would we go back ???? Its a beautiful property rooms great beach welll i dont go for the beach but it sucked and no way to get over the fence to the real one as resort is only a lake kinda deal fed by the ocean which is easy to get to by kyack but gross dirty.not the swimming part but the inlet to ocean dirty and to much rocks and ruff tides to swim past the lake.which is over run by a bunch of loud lil mexican children whom have no parental control. Not raceist i swear just a fact during our visit! Again a huge communication barrier to which i felt second class to the locals. Again iam in there country just not use to it with every other resort. I would come back im just not a fan of manzillo!!! Airport sucks comming and going way to long of a wait on arrival with no air or water. Fairly quick going but security area very small and felt like no ac sitting on the floor! Couldnt find duty free! Again beautiful resort.rooms spacious and clean! Grounds and pools beautiful! Beef up on extra seating for smokers and resting spots for walking paths. Do be careful when walking at night as there are some dangerous paths if not walking down the middle. And hand rails are not popular. Enjoy your stay practise Some spanish you may need it!!! Feel free to contact me with any questions!!!!

  • marchwow : Montreal, Canada
Beautiful property

Just came back from Barcelo Karmina Manzanillo.The property is beautiful and lush. Our room was very comfortable, we had a junior suite w/double beds, very large room, spacious. Loved all the fushia bougainvillias against the white stucco. The food is average, but all in all a very good deal. Nice little cove and beach for kids.

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.