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4.1 out of 5

"Services and security very good. They need more variety in the food. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 09 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Montelimar Beach

On the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Montelimar Beach and 9 miles (15 km) of Eco-Centro del Bosque Seco Salvador Cardenal. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are San Rafael Church and Quisala Beach.


This all-inclusive property features a private beach, a casino, and a nightclub. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and mini golf, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy a meal in one of the 4 restaurants and free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.

Bungalow (Double)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$147* Per night/room Jul 21 - Jul 22

Bungalow, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Oceanfront (Bungalow)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Bungalow

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Bungalow, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Barceló Montelimar - All Inclusive ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Barceló Montelimar - All Inclusive

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 28, 2019 by Barceló Montelimar

Estimado Cliente, Gracias por el tiempo que se tomó en dejarnos su puntuación, nos hubiera encantado saber un poco sobre su experiencia. Saludos,

4 out of 5
Services and security very good. They need more variety in the food.

Posted by on Jun 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 30, 2019 by Barceló Montelimar

Dear client, Thanks you for the time you spent in write us a comment, we are going to take note about your comment and it´ll be transmitted to the chef. We hope to see you soon. Best regards,

1 out of 5

Not Happy

Pros: nice pool
Cons: everything
Location: really nothing to do outside of the resort
non English speaking staff was a disappointment Bars closed at 7 pm so nothing to do after that food was below average not a great experience for the price. The flight down two toilet broke so 6 hrs of only first class restroom working and they made us stand in line behind the first class curtain horrible trip.

Posted by , from california on Mar 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 29, 2017 by Barceló Montelimar

Dear Rich, We are really sorry to read that you did not enjoy the experience in our hotel to the fullest as we strive to make each stay with us an unforgettable one. Discussions involving the respective team members and management have taken place to review your comments. We take this space to clarify that we have receptionists trained in each shift who speak languages as well as customer service, who will do their best to resolve any situation that happens. On the other hand after 07:00 pm there is the bar “La Casona “and” Casino's bar “open until 02:00 a.m. Thank you again for making us your choice hotel on this occasion, we look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards Barceló Montelimar

4 out of 5

Barceló disappointed us with this stay...

Pros: The property itself.. The casitas were beautiful, wonderful beach, the Casa Grande provided amazing sunset views.
Cons: The attitude of the staff and employees as well as the food.
Location: we did not venture out of the hotel. didn't seem to be much to do outside of the resort.
We have previously stayed at Barceló in Cabo San Lucas and had a wonderful experience. We were looking forward to our stay in Montelimar. The hotel its self was beautiful, amazing beach, beautiful clean property. However the strict hours for breakfast lunch and dinner made it a little difficult and less of an enjoyable stay. If you missed lunch, which was set from 12:30-3:30p.m. you would have to wait until 7:30 pm for dinner. The snack bar closed at 5pm. The quality of the food served was also quite disappointing. Lastly, the staff needs more training and some lessons in manners in general. Specially the people at the front desk who are the ones that provide a first impression. The woman that greeted us was rude and did not seem to even want to be there. I would say maybe 1 out of 4 people was pleasant. This made for an awkward stay and not very relaxing. The evening entertainment was fun, and the Casa Grande was a beautiful area.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Sep 8, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2016 by Hotel Barceló Montelimar Beach

Dear Mercedes Best Regards We want to thanks for letting us know your impression in regards your recent stay in our property; we are very sorry to read that our service was not to your liking. As well, we greatly appreciate your constructive observations and recommendations which will definitely be evaluated and taken into consideration. In our effort to continuously improve the quality of our services, we put our greatest interest and value in our guests opinion. We hope you give us a second chance

1 out of 5

Not such a good experience

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: No free Internet
The beach and the landscape are beautiful, but the bedrooms are not. There was mold in the carpet you use in the bathtub and the bathtub itself was filthy (had yellow stains). The AC could only be regulated to low, med and hi. If the low was too cold, the next only option was to turn it off. The key to the bedroom worked only the two first times. Also, to get to the restaurant where we ate, we had to take a little train pulled by a tractor. It passed by every 15 minutes, but if when it came to your place it was already full, you had to wait for the next tour...or the next. There is only one train and only one person that can drive it. If that person was not available, there was a problem.

Posted by , from Carrollton, GA on Jun 24, 2012

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5 out of 5

Far exceeded our expectations!

Pros: Quiet, great food
We chose this resort at random after browsing for months on the internet for an all inclusive resort in central america that was reasonably priced, but most importantly an escape from reality. We werent too into the typical touristy destinations that would be cluttered with a lot of people, or high rise hotels, wanted more of a private getaway. So after seeing the bungalos available for this hotel, we booked an all inclusive package for a week. Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect and beautiful! Didn't have one complaint the entire time! Got a Bungalow close to the beach and restaurant where the buffet meals were served, the food was amazing! There was something different at every meal every day so you didn't get bored of the same old thing. Most items were very healthy options, and there was a big variety of drinks available and something different with every meal also. We were on the beach all week, hardly a soul on the beach the entire time, so we had our privacy and relaxation we greatly needed. Everything we encountered was clean and nice! Pools were beautiful, staff so courteous and helpful, our bungalow room was far more perfect that we'd imagined! There is a mini zoo that is cool with deer, geese, peacocks, and a few monkeys in a cage. Big bird cage with 4+ large exotic birds over by one of the smaller pools that has a bar along side of it. The nightly entertainment was incredible, the talent these performers have I totally admire, very enjoyable, and they get the crowd involved too which was fun!! The resort is just huge! We definately plan on coming back here, this turned out to be the best vacation ever and everything we needed!

Posted by , from Ashtabula, OH 44004, USA on Feb 5, 2012

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3 out of 5


Cons: No free Internet
Excellent value for your money; but needs a lot of upgrades. Old rooms, old beds, old A/C in poor conditions.

Posted by , from Miami, FL, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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4 out of 5

Great bargain.

This all-inclusive resort was a great bargain and much better than we expected, especially after reading all the reviews on TripAdvisor. We usually don't do an all-inclusive, but this is one of the poorest countries in Central America and we didn't want to worry with trying to find places to eat. The food was really good, plentiful, and available all day. A huge, beautiful pool plus about three other smaller pools. Great beach with plenty of lounge chairs and hammocks. Convenient bars at all the pools and beach. Entertainment by the staff at night as well as a nice little Casino. Several great day trips are available at different prices. This is a very large resort with a six story hotel complex and lots of individual little houses in very nice landscaping. It may not be fancy, but we loved it.

Posted by , from Arkansas on Mar 1, 2011

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2 out of 5


My only comment is that the pool was not usable while we were there and we never received any notification of this beforehand.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2011

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4 out of 5


Overall a nice place. My wife and I go to at least 2 all-inclusives per year and this was as nice as any. The scenery is great and the beach is your typical Pacific coast beach with darker volcanic sand and great waves. The service was OK but not much English is spoken. Food was average at best. Rooms were nice but the bathrooms need a little updating. Stay in the cabins- they are closer to the beach and restaurants. A few good excursions are offered ( we did the volcano which was nice). Make sure you have transportation to the resort or you will pay $70 each way with a taxi. Not alot of Americans but quite a few Canadians. A real nice place to relax and have a few drinks.People are real nice and its a very safe place to visit.

Posted by , from Holden MA on Feb 3, 2011

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About the Barceló Montelimar - All Inclusive

Location Carretera De Masachapa Km 65, San Rafael del Sur, 1262

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • Buffet meals, snacks, and select beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Miniature golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Premium food items
  • Premium/non-domestic alcoholic beverages
  • Room service
  • Childcare
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities

  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Premium/imported alcoholic beverages not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Miniature golf included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Room service not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Local non-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included
  • One or more venues limit beverages
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • Onsite live performances included

Property Features

Barceló Montelimar - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. Bring your whole family to Barceló Montelimar - All Inclusive for summer fun including 3 outdoor swimming pools, mini golf, and a complimentary children's club. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 6 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive property also offers a children's pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a spa tub. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star San Rafael del Sur property.

  • 1 building
  • 293 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 6 bars or lounges
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Washer/dryer


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Barceló Montelimar - All Inclusive offers 293 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and free minibar items. Rooms open to balconies or patios. 32-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Océano - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

La Trattoria - This buffet restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.

Kyoto - This theme restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Seafood - This seafood restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

A private beach and 2 outdoor tennis courts are featured at the property. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a spa tub and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site

Spa Services

  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Barceló Montelimar - All Inclusive


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.