Barceló Ixtapa reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

7077 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Barcelo Ixtapa / Paradise Found

christopherrY6044KK on Jan 26, 2023

My mom and I recently returned from an amazing stay at Barcelo Ixtapa! My second visit. My mom’s first. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Barcelo Ixtapa. From the moment we arrived, until the moment we departed, we were pampered and well cared for. Customer service throughout Barcelo Ixtapa is phenomenal! Barcelo Ixtapa’s staff always went above and beyond! Our premium level oceanview room had beautiful views of the ocean and beach. Listening to the waves crash on the shore nightly lulled us to sleep. Sunsets are absolutely breathtaking! Food at the buffets and specialty restaurants were super delicious. Sweet and spicy tamarindo margaritas were our favorite! We enjoyed early morning walks on beautiful Palmar Beach listening to the waves crash on shore while seagulls and pelicans soared above. We also enjoyed playing beach volleyball in the afternoons with Barcelo’s entertainment team and fellow guests. We couldn’t wait for Barcelo Ixtapa’s evening shows and entertainment. Barcelo Ixtapa’s band, singers, and dancers are phenomenal! Another memorable, exceptional stay at Barcelo Ixtapa! My mom and I are already planning our 2024 Barcelo Ixtapa vacation :)

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

WJ Vacation to Ixtapa a great deal

doryg220 on Jan 25, 2023

We booked with WJ vacations for superior room facing ocean (not premium club - only use if planning to use a la carte restaurants a LOT) all inclusive. We also paid extra for private transport to hotel and back to airport - very worth it! This is our second time there! The rooms are nice, well cleaned, two beds are a ‘supersized’ double as has length but not width (not queen), bar fridge stocked (water, pepsi, beer, juice, peanuts and chips) view is spectacular, TV has HBO and some spirts channels plus CNN in English. The buffets have enough of a variety of food that you will not starve plus a chef on grill to get your eggs done perfectly or other meats / fish. There is entertainment most nights which is fantastic. The performers are obviously trained in ballet, gymnastics, dance and well rehearsed. Some shows are a dinner show starting at 7 pm with show at 9 pm. It’s a good variety of themed entertainment. The grounds / pool area are well manicured as well as many eating areas. We went to seafood a la carte on our first visit in 2020 but my husband was still hungry after (small portions but good, well presented). The pool is clean. It us too loud by the bar area but we stayed by the restaurant la papala at the pool area which lessened the noise. (Closer to get to lunch and bathrooms). One annoying thing is people putting their towels on the chairs and not using them all day. There has to be a better system to reserve a lounge chair at pool! We went out before 7 am to plunk a towel down with chair clips (to help identify our towel) plus an old book to secure our seats in a few hrs. You can use the concierge to book trip to Ixtapa Island (snorkeling there), plus release of turtles which was a great excursion and highly recommend both. When you get to playa linda to catch ferry shuttle to ixtapa, go see the crocodiles in netted area! On our first time there, we went to ixtapa on our own accord with friends who had done this many times - booked a taxi to / from playa linda and paid for ferry shuttle but why when their packages for this trip are cheaper! There are bar restaurants on island to get meals, snacks and or drinks. Our package included a drink and lunch. We would go again!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

my ixtapa barcelo vacay

Octavio H (New Orleans, Louisiana) on Jan 24, 2023

this is a great resort to spend your vacation the night shows are amazing of course the mexican night was wonderful, the dancers are top performers not to mention the singers wow their voices are out of this world by the way one of them came down from the stage and sang to me and my wife a beautiful song (como han pasado los anos) i appreciate this with all my heart the night club is superb, great music, good drinks and great dancing the food is excellent and the gourmet restaurants are fantastic lucio at the snack restaurante is a great server amazing service francisco at the pool bar is a great great server and in general the whole staff is fantastic

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

An Amazing Resort Barcelo Ixtapa

460Lorraine (Oliver, Canada) on Jan 23, 2023

My new favorite in all of Mexico. Management does a terrific job in keeping up all aspects of the resort, from friendly helpful service, from the top down, to cleanliness and upkeep. It's reflected in satisfied clients that return like snowbirds, to the beautiful Barcelo Ixtapa.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Father/Daughter Annual Christmas Vaca

Sunshine6988 (Calgary, Canada) on Jan 21, 2023

This was our 2nd Christmas Vacation here, and just as we remembered it was excellent from the moment we checked in Premium Level with Socorro B. and Paulina A. who were so attentive and provided excellent customer service to the whole atmosphere of the hotel. We saw so many familiar faces: Alejandro M. the morning lifeguard who made everyone feel safe around the pools and beach to Eduardo Bano from Fontana where we dined most of our evening meals as he made us feel so special (Spanish coffee was spectacular and his service was outstanding). We never experienced any language issues and were always greeted with a smile! The evening entertainment crew sure enjoyed their craft and it was evident nightly in their performance! I would highly recommend Premium Level upgrade as the lounge was a cool respite to the +33 weather and unlimited a la carte was the best. We look forward to visiting again in the near future as this is our favorite hotel to date as we have been to over 9 Mexican resorts.

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