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Barnegat, New Jersey
March 16, 2005
From journal Ixtapa
March 8, 2004
From journal Mexican Splendour
The pools were very nice and perfect temperature, with lots of lounge chairs available. We never had a problem finding a place to sit or lie in the sun. There were two pool bars and a waterfall on the one pool. Both pools overlooked the ocean, which was only a few steps away. Everything was spotless and the daily maid service kept things up to our standards. Every day, we came back to find flowers and creative designs made out of the towels. Sometimes there were pictures made out of flower petals on the bathroom counter to surprise us.
The Barcelo, which was in the same complex, had very good food, but we often walked out to town (a half mile or so away) for dinner.
March 6, 2004
February 8, 2004
The resort is located on the beach at the south side of the hotel zone. The unit had several rooms and could sleep six. It had two queen beds side by side in the bedroom. This bedroom also had a bathroom, TV, service bar, sliders to a balcony with an outdoor jetted tub overlooking the pool area. The other room had one bathroom, dining area, kitchenette, sunken living room, TV, and large window with a view of the pool and beach. In the living area were sofas that doubled as fold-down twin beds. The dining area was central in the unit with a nice table, chairs, and srevice for four. The kitchen was small including a coffee maker, microwave, and small fridge with ice trays.
The villas were housed in three, four-story buildings (no elevator) between the main hotel and the beach, yet off center to the south to semi-seclude them from the main hotel pool and restaurant areas.
The grounds were tidy and lush. The room was clean and maintained. The staff was friendly and profesional. All services offered were of good quality. The pools were maintained and not crowded. The beach was lovely and kept clear of debre. The one issue we did have is at check-in the desk clerk could not find our reservation. He did not give us any trouble, and in a very short amount of time assigned us a room and accepted our RCI prepaid voucher. The staff acted quick and helpfull to take care of us.
The Barcelo seemed to be one of the fuller hotels in Ixtapa, relative to the slow time of year that we were there. The Barcelo is a full-service hotel with multiple restaurants, bars, pools, huge lobby, activities, and theme nights.
Directly outside the hotel is a stop to catch the local bus north or south. Across the street is the flea market. Ixtapa is small, so most everything is just a short walk from the hotel. Transportation is mostly by foot to restaurants, shopping, etc.
I have stayed at three resorts in Ixtapa: the Krystal Ixtapa, El Presidenta Intercontinental, and the Royal Villas at the Barcelo. The Krystal is a big step down from the other two. The Barcelo had a much larger guest room and a huge lobby compared to the Presidenta.
From journal Ixtapa in October
September 1, 2003
Park Royal Villas was very convenient to the shopping and restaurant area in Ixtapa. The pool was very nice with a cascading waterfall over the bar area into the pool . . . very picturesque.
The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly, as well as the staff for RCI.
From journal Relax in Ixtapa