Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe
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... to do a good thing. Check out the flyer tho--as much as they try, English is dang difficult for them, but then I'd hate to have to write a flyer in Spanish, either.
So the four of us get duded up and walk over to the restaurant at 6:30. Starts at 6:30, right? Flyer says 6:30 and like dummies we show up on. the. dot.
Oh dear. Have we learned NOTHING yet? Of COURSE we're the only ones there--they hardly have the tables set. I believe ...
... have never seen so many locals in a resort as I have in this town. Heading north of town around the bay is a strip of American chained stores similar to the strip in Cancun only smaller. There are nice resorts here and we stayed at an all-inclusive resort called Tesoro. It was good to sit in the sun and play in the beach/pool for a couple days. The beach near our hotel was used in a film ...
... always keep our options open, but we will try to stick with this itinerary as much as possible. Plan A is to leave Melaque in the early morning and drive 200 miles in about 5 hours to Villa Corona, just outside Guadalajara. We plan to stay there about 5 days since we
have to take care of some personal errands in the area and visit our ...
... it for years, without any worry about the bad publicity. It is much cheaper to come to this area. Bungalows and villas can run as low as $20 US a day, and RV parks run anywhere from about $100 to $600 a month, right on the beach. Except for a few holidays and weekends, the town is not that busy and the beach always has plenty of space. The temperatures are always in the 80’s to 90’s during the day and 60’ and 70’s at ...
... back to the airport in an hour and fifteen minutes. The traffic on the normal route to our house was backed up, as it generally is in the early afternoon, so he took us on a tour of side roads. Meanwhile, I was calculating the time and telling Leah, “I think we can do it.” When we arrived back at our house, I raced in for the passports, zipped back out, and we began our trip all over again. Via side roads, we made it back to the ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe Manzanillo
Better think twice
What ever you do, don't waste your time on Karmina Palace! I
don't care what it's rated...
My wife and I just returned Mar 24th 2002. We were so dis-appointed. The
service is a joke and the food is poor, the same old thing everyday. The
restaurant with reservations was awful, the rules change everyday for
reservations. If you speak english, forget it! We were ready to come home
in the first three days. This place doesn't even have a sit down bar, if you
want to relax and have a drink, you're out of luck... There are alot of
great resorts in Mexico, this is not one of them. Obviously the travel
agents have not heard how bad this place is...
this was an amazing resort great staff and activities.
amazing cuisine . and wonderful rooms
My wife and I just returned from the Karmina Palace 3/23/02..Trying to be very objective, we were totally dis-appointed.
I just got back from Karmina Palace about a week ago and despite what a lot of the reviews say on this site, I thought it was incredible. I think that the service was amazing. The staff spoke enough english to communicate properly and many were even fluent in english as well as french and other languages. There were very friendly and help full 24/7. The entertainment was wonderful and the disco was a lot of fun, w/ a live band until 11:00pm and then after that a dj with the newest music. The food was not great at all, and was repetitive, but the rest made up for it! Very nice scuba diving at the beech, but not so great to just swim. Drinks were great and Pools, Landscape and rooms were wonderful!
Where do I begin. The room was very nice, fridge in room which is advertised as a "mini bar" had water, 7 Up and Orange Crush only. Would have been nice to have some snacks like chips or candy bars.
Visited the Karmina in January of 2002 and was not overly impressed. The rooms where great and the pools as well but that is all the good that we have to say. Listed below are things either wrong or not provided:
Just returned from a week at Karmina Palace with spouse and another couple. Rooms are beautiful, food is just OK, drinks could have been better. Not many choices and no high-end offered (even for an additional price). Wine choices are "red or white" and usually from a jug. Stocked mini refrig. in the room consisted of soda and water only. Service was good but not 5 star great.
WHAT A HORRIBLE PLACE do not go there EVER
WHAT A HORRIBLE PLACE
I wouldn't stay there again if it was free. definately not 5 star. i would say more like 1.5.
food is horrible, we were hungry the whole week, the staff is not accomodating, the service is awful, no entertainment, the kids club staff is discrimating againt american kids, the beach is overrun with ants, very
unsafe pools, one of our kids fell in the pool and hurt her head, we called the doctor and the hotel charged us for it.
My family just returned from a week stay at the Karmina Palace during the first week in December, 2001. It was most enjoyable. The grounds are spectacular, the nightly entertainment was outstanding with beautiful costumes. The activity staff was a great group of people that were very helpful. The food was good (somewhat greasy and repetitive), the service was fine and the drinks were plentiful. Our children, ages 12, 8 and 6, enjoyed the kids' club so much we had to beg them to leave. The girls in the kids club treated our children very well. Our only complaints were we had a hard time getting face cloths and the Reef Regency Vacation employees, who lurked in the shadows and preyed upon the "new faces". A wonderful experience!!
Hotel looks great. Service doesn't match.
Dominated by Mexicans on vacation, Americans tend to get second class
service due to the language barrier.
Food is so, so. Pools are great. Waterslide is great (when open).
Kids club is not well run. Shows are very amateurish.
Conventions take priority. Hotel is often overbooked.