Barcelo Karmina Palace Deluxe
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This day was in Manzanillo, was the birthday of my friend Gerardo. He es my friend since i was a child,and he's 18 years old.The party started in the gerardo's home,we ate roast steak with beer.with many friends i enjoyed right there,in the pool and with a big speakers with many good songs.we said some jokes and past stories about us and we was smiling all the time. And in the evening we went to "sunset lounge" and follow the party and enjoy all my ...
Firstly, apologies for not getting this out sooner...and that is on the proviso that this posting actually gets posted. My last two attempts were lost somewhere in cyber space. Grrrr! Well, we are into the last two weeks of our holiday and have had such a blast. Our cycle tour through Provence was out of this World and we plan to get there again some day. Reims delighted us with copious amounts of Champagne and I we came away actually a little sick of it. What ...
... Along the way there were tons of little land crabs. Smaller than a dollar bill, but very loud. There were also a bunch of foot long lizards running around. The two things that really moved me were the crickets and butterflies. The crickets were so loud at times it hurt my ears, though I only saw one. The butterflies were ridiculous. On my walk I had numerous wet and dry ...
... about these pyramids…
This is the only archaeological site in the world that is not religious based. The pyramids were used as a playground for the wealthy. According to researchers, the wealthy would meet here and play games and the WINNER was beheaded. It was considered an HONOR to be beheaded and the LOSER had to wear the skull on his belt as a sign of shame. Again, this was a game of the WEALTHY?? I almost didn’t believe our guide. ...
We are still in port in Cabo. We woke this morning, and boy is it hot here. I won't spend much time complaining about the weather, but it is HOT! Wow! We are taking things pretty slowly, relaxing and still trying to get things done. We checked into Mexico today, I got my Visa. My passport is really pretty full now. I am going to need new pages by the time I finish this trip! More boat chores, cleaning up and stowing and restowing things. We are ...
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.