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Barcelo Maya Colonial

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Our Opinion

A great resort with an amazing and large pool area. The buffet items are good and there are a variety of a la carte restaurants to choose from including a great Italian restaurant. The resort has very attentive and friendly staff. The pool area is lively and the kids pool is one of the best in Riviera Maya. This resort is perfect for both couples and families with younger or older children. This resort, combined with its sister properties, the Barcelo Maya Tropical, Barcelo Maya Beach and Barcelo Maya Caribe make for a huge complex. If you want all the benefits of the Barcelo Maya Tropical, but want a step up in accommodations and service, try the Barcelo Maya Palace next door. You still get access to all areas of the resort complex but in a higher-end setting and finer dining options.


Overview

This dazzling hotel is set on the most spectacular beach of the Mayan Riviera. With a superb spa and a wonderful children's play area, friends, couples and families will find everything they need for a fabulous getaway!

Location: Directly on a spectacular white sandy beach; 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 60 minutes from the Cancun airport.


Highlights
  • Located on a great stretch of beach
  • Huge pool areas
  • Upscale spa
  • Kids and Teen clubs plus family rooms, kids' pool and special spa treatments for little ones
  • Free access to 3 other hotels in the Barcelo Maya complex
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ivansH5154HX : Vancouver
Great resort, lots to do.

The included activities are great, and the night time theatre shows are a must see. The food was great, especially in the included restaurants. The rooms are well kept and the staff are friendly and helpful. Enjoyed my stay with the family!

  • npeterson099 : United States
Tenth time here!

My family and I love the Barcelo, and have been coming here since it was just the Caribe/Beach. We love the beach and the people, and the facilities are fabulous. The activities staff are wonderful and go out of their way to help you have fun. This year, Brandon Ortiz really stood out for staying after the dance class (which has become more zumba-like, while we prefer the old salsa lessons) to help me practice some salsa when I asked. Paco Castillo is also very friendly and stayed after his shift to play Jenga with us, and Abdiel Leyva was great and took time to write down the list of songs he used for dance class. We also went over to the Palace's French restaurant to visit with our dear friend Victor Ka for a few minutes, who we met on our first trip when he worked at the Caribe buffet. He always provided us with excellent service and we enjoy seeing him whenever we can. We also have friends who stayed at the Palace for their 30th wedding anniversary after we recommended the Barcelo to them, and they also commented on Victor's great service and personality. The friendliness of the staff is one of the main reasons we love the Barcelo so much! Only complaints are that the food is no longer being kept at proper temperatures compared to the past (hot food tends to be a little cold, and some cold items were room temperature). We also miss the real coconut ice cream at the Colonial buffet. But there's still plenty of variety, and the breakfasts are amazing. The chefs who make the omelettes to order really work hard. The food selection and temperature control is better overall at the Caribe/Beach buffet, but the service is a little lacking in comparison to the Colonial/Tropical (take a while to bring you water, etc). The waiters in the Colonial/Tropical buffet are very friendly and attentive, and work really hard. We've been attended by Noe Gomez and Vladimir, who are great. One of the chefs, Esau, is also very friendly and took the time to explain his wonderful cooked carrot recipe when my mom asked about it. Another negative was that one of our rooms (#6562) had a strong mildew smell and water coming under the front door when it rained, but we changed to another room after 4 days with the help of Alexis at the front desk. The beds are also a little too firm compared to other years. Lastly, we always enjoy the Mexican fiesta show and the circus show. The Boys vs. Girls game show was also really funny and involved the audience. However, some of the costumes for other dance shows are a little scanty for family audiences (thong bikinis, etc). Overall, we recommend the Barcelo to everyone. One last thing we'd like them to consider offering is a reduced rate for guests who don't drink alcohol, and provide a different colored bracelet to differentiate (so we could more often :)

  • diane_yves : Montreal, Canada
Excellent service at the Barcelo Maya Colonial reception desk!!

Excellent service from the reception desk at the Barcelo Maya Colonial, particularly from Mr Oscar Morales. Oscar is very dedicated to making our stay absolutely perfect and makes sure to meet all our needs . He provides a very friendly and professional service. We return often to this hotel because of this high quality of service. We had a wonderful stay (April 22-May 5)!Thank you Oscar!

  • bnb1327 : Chicago, Illinois
A Stress-Free Family Vacation

Typically when I go on vacation with my family, the thing I look forward to the most is getting the chance to unwind and have very little to worry about. I like everything to be taken care of for me, and I don't want to have to worry about planning meals, or activities. The Barceló Maya Colonial and Tropical undoubtedly is the best experience I have had because of this. When we arrived, it became immediately clear that the all-inclusive experience was heavily focused on there. Convenient, tasty, and unique drinks, exotic, tasty, and available food, and the helpful staff all made it incredible. Whenever my family and I were hungry, we went to the buffet and ate however much and whatever we liked (including the best chicken I have ever had). When were looking to have a drink, we found the nearest bar, which wasn't far, as they are spread everywhere around the resort. The staff were much kinder than any staff I've had in the states. People like Alejanadro Valoboramo, Carlos Arguallo, Alan Pujol, and Denisse Briones were all extremely helpful, personable, and a pleasure to be around. This vacation was truly one I will never forget.

  • katiendon : Madison, Wisconsin
Great vacation

We had 4 adults in our group. 2 girls that are 20 & 21. We all had fun. Snorkeling was awesome! We got to swim with the sea turtles right outside the resort. The beach was very big and clear. There's a mall at the resort for shopping. The restaurants were good, but the buffet wasn't good. The drinks were always good. It did seem like a lot for kids to do even though we didn't bring any. There wasn't any bars on the beach, but there was a lot of swim up bars. The resort was big, but it was easy to get to everything by walking. I would recommend 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
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dinner with reservations
  • All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals, 24 hours) 
  • Daily activities 
  • Nightly entertainment 
  • Kids club (4-12 years old) 
  • Teen club 
  • Water park with slides and waterfalls, located at the Barceló Maya Colonial hotel 
  • New water park Pirates Island and Surf Ride pool. Additional charge applies. 
  • Non-motorized water sports 
  • Towel and chair service at the beach and pool areas 
  • Disco with drinks included from 11:00 pm to 2:00 am 
  • Minibar inside your room stocked daily with bottled water, soft drinks and domestic beer
  • Access to  facilities and services at Barcelo Maya Beach, Caribe and Tropical resorts

Club Premium Inclusions

  • Private check-in and check-out in an exclusive Club Premium area
  • Exclusive personalized concierge services
  • Priority reservations at à la carte restaurants
  • Premium room view in the exclusive Club Premium area
  • Room amenities upon arrival
  • Premium amenities in room
  • Night amenity in room
  • Pool towels in the room
  • VIP mini-bar (soft drinks, water, beer and dry snacks)
  • Exclusive Club Premium Lounge (open from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.) with international drinks, continental breakfast, table games, books, newspaper, free internet
  • Premium brand liquors
  • Local calls without charge
  • Complimentary wireless internet available in select areas of each hotel
  • Express laundry service at regular charge
  • Room service included
  • 10% discount at the Barceló gift shops
  • 20% discount at the Spa and Beauty Salon
  • 481 rooms
  • 4 restaurants in the Colonial section; total of 16 restaurants in complex
  • Room service 24 hrs (fee)
  • 15 bars in resort complex
  • Disco
  • 3 pools
  • Kids waterpark
  • New Semi-Olympic pool
  • New Pirate's Island Water park and surf pool Flow Rider attraction for all ages (charges apply)
  • Tennis courts
  • Jogging paths
  • Fitness facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Dive shop (fee)
  • Meeting rooms (fee)
  • Wedding services
  • Dolphinarium
  • Shopping mall
  • Bowling alley
  • Mini-golf

Deluxe Room

  • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds; and 1 day bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden view
  • Full bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • Radio-alarm clock
  • Mini-bar (refreshed daily with water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Voltage 110v 
  • Occupancy: 1-4 adults; 2 adults and 2 children; 3 adults and 1 child (Maximum occupancy of 4)
  • Accessibility option available in this room category. Available on a by-request basis only.

Oceanfront Junior Suite Club Premium

  • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds; and 1 day bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Oceanfront view
  • Small living room area
  • Full bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • Radio-alarm clock
  • Mini-bar (refreshed daily with water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Voltage 110v 
  • Occupancy: 1-3 adults; 2 adults and 2 children; 3 adults and 1 child (Maximum occupancy of 4)
  • See All Inclusive section for Club Premium Inclusions
  • Note: The views in Oceanfront rooms may be full, partial or angle.

Oceanfront Suite Club Premium

  • 1 king-size bed and 1 day bed 
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Oceanfront view
  • Small living and dining room area
  • Full bathroom
  • Guest bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • Radio-alarm clock
  • Mini-bar (refreshed daily with water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Voltage 110v 
  • Occupancy: 1-3 adults; 2 adults and 1 child (Maximum occupancy of 3)
  • See All Inclusive section for Club Premium Inclusions
  • Note: The views in Oceanfront rooms may be full, partial or angle.

Family Room

  • 1 king-size bed and 3 day beds (Cribs available upon request)
  • Tropical garden view
  • Living and dining room area
  • Full bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • Radio-alarm clock
  • Mini-bar (refreshed daily with water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Voltage 110v 
  • Occupancy: 3 adults and 2 children; 2 adults and 3 children (Maximum occupancy of 5)

Family Room includes the following EXCLUSIVE benefits:

  • Special family check-in line at the front desk
  • Surprise gift in room on arrival for adults
  • Free gift for kids on arrival
  • Clown intermingling with guests during stay with balloons and magic tricks for small kids
  • Teen Club with games suited to 13-17 year olds (day and evening activities and entertainment program for this age group)
  • Beach towels in room
  • Kids bathrobe and slippers in room
  • A la carte dinner reservations made upon check-in with reserved hours at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.
  • Kids menu in all à la carte restaurants and Kids Corner in buffet restaurants and grills
  • Ice cream machine and cookie corner

Restaurants

Colonial Buffet Restaurant

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Tropical Buffet Restaurant

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Beach Buffet Restaurant

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

Caribe Buffet Restaurant

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International   

Mare Nostrum

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Seafood
  • Reservations required
  • Formal dress code. Shorts, sandals or sleeveless T-shirts are not permitted

Kyoto

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Japanese
  • Reservations required
  • Formal dress code. Shorts, sandals or sleeveless T-shirts are not permitted

Capri

  • a la carte for dinner
  • Italian
  • Reservations required
  • Formal dress code. Shorts, sandals or sleeveless T-shirts are not permitted





Mariachi

  • Snack Bar
  • Grill

Bars



  • Beach Lobby Bar
  • Puebla Lobby Bar
  • Palenque Theatre Bar 1
  • Palenque Theatre Bar 2
  • Beach Swim-up Bar
  • Sports Bar
  • El Cielito Bar

Child Policy - Children 2-12 years pay applicable rate when sharing a room with two adults in room with existing bedding.

For the Kids - Barcy kids club for children (between 4 and 12 years of age), Teen Club, U-Kids Spa, kid's section of the main pool, water park and miniature golf. Babysitting service available (fee).

U-Spa Facilities 

  • 26 treatment rooms 
  • Sauna 
  • Steam room 
  • Tropical and bithermal shower 
  • Dynamic pool and immersion pool 
  • Float room 
  • Hydrotherapy room 
  • 3 Vichy showers 
  • Swiss room 
  • U-Kids Spa

Treatments 

  • High performance massages 
  • Body wraps 
  • Facials 

Beauty Salon Treatments

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Depilation 
  • Bridal makeup and hairdressing

Honeymooners - To be eligible for the honeymoon package newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding dated within the last month upon arrival at the hotel.

Stay at 1, Play at 4 - Access to use the facilities and services at the following hotels in the complex: Barcelo Maya Beach Resort, Barcelo Maya Caribe and Barcelo Maya Tropical.

Stay at 1, Play at 2 - Guests staying in the Oceanfront Suite Club Premium have access to Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe and all its services and facilities. Only applicable for Oceanfront Suite Club Premium guests.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers 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.

Resort Credit - Up to US$1,000 Resort Credit will be granted to the guest in discounts up to 25% that are only applicable upon the acquisition of different services or product within the resort including: The U Spa, room service, private dinner on the beach, late checkout, Pirates Island Water Park, surf ride, bowling alley, wedding packages (does not apply to extra wedding services), laundry & dry cleaning, Wi-Fi, wine & cava, boutiques shopping, excursions, water parks and more.

Terms & Conditions:

No extra deductions will be made from the guest's bill at time of check-out.
Resort Credit discounts cannot be exchanged for cash, neither totally nor partially, and no unused portion will be refunded.
Promotion subject to changes without prior notice.
The amount of $1,000.00 USD equals to the discounts given to the guest that can only be applied on the purchase of different services and products within the Barceló Maya Beach Resort with the maximum already stated.
These services and products are described in www.barcelo.com and on the Resort Credit information that guests will receive while staying at the resort.
The products and services listed are not part of the All-Inclusive and the guest will be able to deduct the percentage indicated above on the total amount of the product or service acquired.
Client will be required to provide the wristband folio number, room number as well to sign a discount voucher.
No extra deductions will be made from the guest's bill at time of check-out.
Resort Credits discounts cannot be exchanged for cash, neither totally nor partially and no unused portion thereof will be refunded.
Additional restrictions may apply.
Promotion is subject to changes without prior notice.
Promotion valid for travel up to December 31, 2016

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Barcelo Maya Colonial
Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km 266.3, Puerto Aventuras 77750 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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