So, it was a semi-last minute booking, and the price was right...and my girlfriend and I were pleasantly surprised. The grounds are beautiful, the pool is beautiful, the beach is nice/acceptable (it's in a cove, so it's not quite open beach, but it works), the service was excellent on all fronts, and the room was more than sufficient as a place to lay your head (We're not big room dwellers. Nice shower, decently comfortable bed, plenty of room, all that one could need...). The bartenders were very friendly and accommodating (bring your own large cup to cut down on trips to the bar), as were all the wait staff in all the resturaunts. The Italian a la carte was slightly off the mark, but the food was still acceptable, even excellent by all-inclusive standards, with only one mix-up which could easily be attributed to an easy miscommunication. The Mexican a la carte was WELL worth it (we actually went there twice), with absolutely gorgeous views, on point food and very attentive and friendly staff. My only issue with the a la carte is the limit on visits during your stay and the seemingly strict reservation policy. I must also note that the buffet and breakfast/lunch food was, by all-inclusive standards, excellent. There are clearly no complaints at all in that regard...in any regard, actually. For a couple, I'd definitely give this a recommend. (And I'd also HIGHLY recommend checking out Playa Miramar to get away from the resort. Beautiful beach and interesting food/people/sights.)
Had a very nice week at this all inclusive vacation resort. The buffet had many choices for anyone to eat three times a day. There are three specialty restaurants and they are worth getting a reservation for. The pool boys were great and a minimum tip first thing in the day kept them coming all day long with great service. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Very impressive. I give this resort a thumbs up and would suggest it for anyone going to Manzanillo.
The facility was not even ready to be open, half of the pools and the volleyball beach court were in repair, the people who entertain did not know how to do it the schedules were posted with some activities and at the last minute were changed. Bad vacation for our family
The resort was great. We found the dining options extremely limited!
That has to be one of the nicest resort I have stayed in. People very friendly and helpful. Cleanest rooms and spotless grounds, with excellent service.
Barcelo Karmina is a beautiful resort with outstanding service. The room and food was great along with the pools. The beach was fair, it is extremely small and with it being a working harbor their was a slight tinge of residue from all the ships on the sand. That being said I would return to this resort in a heart beat, our week was wonderful and relaxing.
Had a great time at Barcelo karmina, resort had lots of thing to offer, food was good, pools where good, servers where good, entertainment staff where good.
While this is beautiful resort and the staff is really nice & helpful, if anyone in your party has trouble climbing stairs or walking steep sections this resort should be avoided. Otherwise this resort is wonderful.