Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

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

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Just ok….

81OkieGirl (Yukon, Oklahoma) on Sep 24, 2023

Honestly this hotel is just ok. This was our second time to stay at this property. We had no plans to return but some friends booked first and invited us along so we went. The hotel is fine. It was clean and the staff was nice. The food isn’t good though. We ended up eating out in San Jose or in Cabo for at least 2 of our meals everyday. My friend ate our 3 meals a day because she was literally starving trying to find something decent to eat. Our room was sooooo hot. We called on the first day and they said they fixed it. Turns out that the balcony door would need to be opened and reckoned every 10 mins or so in order to keep the AC going. Obviously we couldn’t open the door every 10 mins all night long, so we just sweat it out for 5 nights. Thankfully we brought a small fan from home. This along with the ceiling fan made it tolerable. The last time we stayed here (June of 2016) I remember the entertainment staff keeping things lively around the pool. This time it seemed like they only offered some water exercises in the mornings. I never saw them playing any games. Also they didn’t play a good variety of music. Most resorts play a good variety so everyone will hear songs they enjoy (and some they don’t) over the course of the day. The first day the drinks at the pool were awful. The bartender was putting ice in our beers. I finally asked them to stop doing that. That bartender wasn’t back at the pool after that and the other bar tenders were better. Still not great but better. I didn’t see anyone drinking any mixed drinks that they enjoyed. Pretty much everyone was drinking beer or water. The nightlife at the hotel was beyond dead. Luckily there are bars in the San Jose area. We were so thankful to be staying in the area we were so that we had access to other restaurants and bars. If you do stay here, go eat at Zippers. It’s not far from there (5 min cab ride) and they have good fun. It’s right next to a surf shack and watching the surfers was fun. Also recommend renting a car and driving up to Todos Santos for the day. We’ve been to Mexico countless times. It was our 4th time to Cabo since 2016. However this was our first time to be brave enough to rent a car. The experience of driving in Mexico and getting out on our own and having the freedom to explore was really great! (It did help that our friends traveling with us speak fluent Spanish - although I think we still could’ve managed.) Overall Barcelo is fine. It’s not great, however the price is reasonable. I’d stay there again if I was invited and didn’t have influence over the hotel choose.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


Kim R on Sep 23, 2023

Great staff and views ! Had a relaxing time and enjoyed the pool and beach area. Definitely would return. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Each night had shows and a beachside bonfire with live music was great.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great trip!!

PAM H on Sep 22, 2023

The food and service is wonderful, thanks to Luis M. and Salvador H both friendly and attentive, great job! The activities guys at the pool, Bernardo, Francisco, Jorge and Katya do a great job and play great music !

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Gift from friend

Sherpa29748780494 on Sep 22, 2023

This trio was a gift provided I listened to a time share from another company. The room was a double queen. Good air conditioning. Shower was was never hot. Equate temperature with pool water. On several requests for wash cloths none were ever provided. Italian restaurant on premises was excellent. Staff was friendly. Pool bar staff was excellent, especially Jorge Rivera.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great relaxing experience.

Juan E (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) on Sep 22, 2023

Great Resort! Super friendly staff! Very clean. Great room service, excellent pools, and activities around the pool. Great food in all the restaurants, both the buffets and the alla carte are good options. Only bad thing is you can’t get into the sea on the premises of the hotel because the sea is very wild in that spot. So what is the whole point of having a hotel by the beach, if you can’t get in? Other than that everything is excellent

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