Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 4134 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Very Disappointing

    Reviewed by ozz1331(Phoenix, Arizona) on Oct 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    1st day was spent dealing with room issues, could not get in door lock didnt work, safe did not work and A/C did not work. It took until 11 pm for them to finally switch our room. They switched us to a lesser quality room when they were only 20 % occupied, they could have moved us up to a better room.

    We love this location!!

    Reviewed by TASchubel(Allen, Texas) on Oct 14, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This was our second trip to this location and we are already planning a trip back in October 2020! The grounds are so well kept and I was excited to see the new Starbucks they opened. We had coffee on the patio each morning watching the sun come up!

    Can’t go wrong when staying at the Barcelo.

    Reviewed by PhilliesPhantastic(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on Oct 14, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Just returned from a four day trip and stay at the Gran Faro. Firstly, by far some of the best all-inclusive resort dining ever experienced. The Albatross, the buffet restaurant for every meal, served great Mexican food for every meal. Great selection and all very fresh. The Jicama restaurant also served a awesome a la cart evening meal. The resort was around 50% full. Not nearly crowded and plenty of area to roam and enjoy without bumping into many people. The 6th level room was spacious, comfortable and had a great view of the grounds, pool and ocean. The resort was kept extremely clean. Will always highly recommend the Gran Faro as a great place to vacation.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Great Place

    Reviewed by Q168WH(Grand Rapids, Michigan) on Oct 11, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    This place was great, well worth the money. I feel like the rooms could use a little updating but they weren't bad at all. Food was decent, somethings could be switched up a little more. The views were amazing. It was also only about a 20 minute ride to downtown, which was not bad at all. Staff was friendly and help at all time.

    Mostly a Very Good Experience

    Reviewed by Italyagain(Coquitlam, Canada) on Oct 05, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We have stayed at several Barcelo Hotels over the years because we have found them, generally, to be very pleasant places. So, when we found a package at the Barceló Grand Faro Los Cabos for the first week of September for a thoroughly reasonable price, we thought it might be worthwhile, especially since we figured it would not be very crowded. That did turn out to be the case. The hotel itself was probably as good as any of the Barcelo hotels we have stayed at in the past; and, though we knew that it would be quieter at this time of the year, most everything was open, at least in a limited fashion. One of the disadvantages of all the resorts in this area is that one should really not go into the ocean at all. In fact, the black flag is up all down the beach. Even though the water was a no go, one of our fondest memories will be walking down the wide beach at sunrise and seeing the painted sky. On the other hand, this Barcelo had more pool space than any resort that I have been in. In fact, it has five different pools of various sizes and types. That also means that there is plenty of space beside the pools, to sit. The other thing I was happy to see was that the resort has made it a policy of removing items left to reserve seats at the pool while people wander off for extended periods. I hope they keep it up, even though it will probably annoy the inconsiderate guests. The hotel was always clean and the staff was as helpful and friendly as we have ever experienced. Our room was spacious, with a good bed, a nice balcony, effective air-conditioning, and a reasonable bathroom with a walk-in shower. The room was east facing, so we had morning sun, but not evening heat. We had the added entertainment in our room of a toilet that screamed loudly like it was being tortured every time it was flushed. Initially, we found it annoying, but it became a source of amusement and jokes. I am not sure if the people in the rooms around us were as amused. The use of a room “key” built into the wristband is an excellent feature. The dining rooms were pleasant places to eat and the food was generally good. There was a reasonable choice, though not for me since I have food issues. I had a hard time finding much I could eat because I could not easily make it understood what I can’t eat. The buffets seemed to be using more of a “station” approach than I have seen in the past – this is a good thing since it allows the guests a little more control over what they are getting. I was particularly happy with the Pizza station and I noticed many people ordered there. As well as the obligatory, and good, pool bar, there is a spacious lobby and lobby bar, and what is called the sky bar, which is on top of a tower. Though all the bars were pleasant, it was particularly nice to go up to the sky bar in the evening when one could see the activity in the streets and the lights of the town. The choice of beverages was quite good in all the bars. The nightly entertainment was pretty much the usual that one would expect at resorts with one exception. One of the nights, the entertainment was just three singers called “the Tenors”. They were the only evening entertainment that we actually sat through completely. They were very good singers with an excellent repertoire. This was probably the best evening of entertainment that I have ever sat through at a resort. Across the street from the resort are several businesses, restaurants, and bars which provided some interest, when one feels like one needs a change, including one very pleasant coffee shop, the Café Cabo. It is also possible to take an easy and inexpensive cab ride to the centre of the old town. There was a bit of renovation going on while we were there. It appears that the resort is adding a specialty coffee bar and some type of a wine experience. Both of these should be welcome additions. Was everything perfect? No. Anybody who expects perfection is living in a dream world. I don’t know how much the resort can do about it, but there was not enough shade around the pool for those of us who the sun hates. Also, I would love to see a resort recognize that many people – taller, bigger, older, people or those with physical issues – find it hard to use the loungers that are all around the pool. Is there no way to provide some regular style chairs? Obviously, that includes me. Considering the aging population, this may affect the number of future guests. We live in a connected world where most people use email or other on-line resources. In most of the hotels I stay in, WiFi is part of the included amenities. In some cases, it is only in the lobby. I am disappointed that the resort charges not only such a high fee for WiFi use, but any fee at all. For all I know, this may be chain-wide policy, but it is not what modern travellers expect and it probably is already discouraging possible guests. There were three a la carte restaurants; but, only being able to reserve 24 hours in advance - meaning we had to lineup everyday - is really problematic, especially since the person doing the booking is only there part of the day. With computerized reservations, this should not be necessary. The Italian restaurant was excellent. The Mexican restaurant was ho-hum – trying too hard to be gourmet. We abandoned the Seafood restaurant when we saw the descriptions in the menu and went down to the buffet and had a good seafood meal - disappointing. Now the significant question; would we go back? Yes, we would, though it would have to be again a reasonably priced package. The problem is not the Barcelo, it is the beach. Given our choice, we are now clear that we would prefer to stay at a resort on the Caribbean rather than the Pacific. There is nothing the resort can do about that.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5