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Barcelo Montelimar Beach

Nicaragua

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5 Nights with Air from $939 All-Inclusive
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Barcelo Montelimar Beach Resort in Playa Montelimar, Nicaragua is the place for a perfect horseback ride, which is the ... More

Customer Rating 8 Reviews
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2.9
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2.6
Beaches & Pools
 
2.9
Dining Options
 
2.0
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2.8
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5 out of 8 (62%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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2.9
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2.6
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2.9
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3.2 out of 5
5 out of 8 (62%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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May 20, 2016
So-So Experience

The hotel was beautiful as soon as we pulled up, but the service, amenities, food and entertainment lacked. Some of the staff were rude and seemed to be bothered to be there. There was very little English spoken and they did not want to deal with you trying to speak Spanish. There are 3 restaurants there, other than the buffet and snack bars, that were not open when we requested to make reservations. Even if they were open we were told when we got there that we only get 2 meals at the restaurant and the rest needed to be at the buffet. This is unlike any other all-inclusive I've been to. The food at the buffet was okay, nothing great. As far as amenities, the pools were nice and well taken care of. There was horseback riding and ATVs to rent but you were limited to where you could go. There were 3 surfboards available for rent that weren't great quality and were old. The WiFi is only accessible in the lobby of the hotel, not throughout the hotel as stated in the description. Not a problem for me since I wanted to disconnect, but could be a problem for others. Overall, it was fine for my purpose to get away and relax, but it didn't leave me with a desire to return.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: NYC
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 29, 2015
No Go.

If you want to go to a nice resort with some nearby options, don't go here! The resort is far from anything. The food is awful and almost the same things served every day. The staff is inconsistent and knows nothing of customer service or how guests should be treated. The only thing good I can say about the place is that most of the guest don't even go to the beach so you'll almost have the beach to yourself. Other than that I can't say anything good about this place.


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Overall Rating: 2
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From: Washington, DC
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 27, 2015
pretty good get away

The resort overall was beautifully surrounded by greenery. Palm trees, flowers, plants…You get a lovely cabana with a hammock outside of it. The room has it's necessities. Complimentary bottled water, soda and 2 beer cans in the fridge daily. It is nothing fancy, but it is well worth the affordable price you pay. We did have two lizards in our room during our stay and you find those tiny ants around. But you are again surrounded by all this land. Make sure you make special arrangements with this hotel to have someone come pick you up or take you to the airport if you need to because they do not offer you roundtrip transfers. This hotel is not a close ride from the airport. It is between an hour and a half to an hour and fourty five minutes away. Also note that this hotel does not offer you any kind of excursions or tours that you can purchase through them. You would have to make your own arrangements. If you inquire with them, they can arrange for a chaufer that will charge you just to drive you to where you want to go. But you will have to have an idea of what you want to do and where you want to visit. The pool was clean and very large. But they do not offer the swim up bar that they advertise. They say that they do not have anyone to work it and that it's dangerous for them to get up and down to serve the people at the swim up bar. The all inclusive food is the daily buffet and the snack shack by the pool/bar area. They do have two other restaurants on the premises, but you are only able to eat at those restaurants once every third day of your stay. The beach is right there, but most of the guests are by the pool. If you want to go to a very basic all inclusive resort to just be away from your normal routine, this place is great.

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Overall Rating: 4
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From: New York, NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 12, 2014
Beautiful Country

We were supposed to stay at this resort for 5 nights. We only ended up staying 3 nights and that was too long! The hotel property is beautiful well kept and clean as were the rooms. We found the staffing unhelpful and a bit rude.We tipped after every drink(beer) ordered while it seemed most other guests did not, and the employees did not say thank you or even appear gracious. We tried making reservations at the "special" restaurant on several different occasions, the front desk said we had to make them at the buffet, the buffet said we had to make them at the restaurant we walked up to the restaurant/casino and it was closed. The next day we had tried at the buffet again for that night and they said we had to make them the day before. It was awful especially since we were stuck eating at the buffet, the same par food morning noon and night.. As it got closer to the weekend the resort became very crowded with what seemed to be a lot of local families and multiple children making the pool feeling very cramped, we ended up seeking most of our peace and quiet on the beach, which was beautiful! But make sure you bring some drinks and a bottle of water, the closest place to get a drink was the buffet or the pool. We checked out early and set up some private tours and a retreat at a bed and breakfast which was the way to go. We saw so much of the beautiful countryside, culture and cities. I will be returning to Nicaragua, however a stop at this sub par Barcelo property will not be in my future


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From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The 293 tastefully appointed guest rooms are furnished with comfort. The spacious and fully equipped rooms provide beautiful views and include several thoughtful room amenities including balconies or patios.

Room Details

Double Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

Lying in a hammock on the terrace of your bungalow is an unbeatable way to experience the magic and mystery of this tropical retreat.

 

What We'd Change

Barcelo Montelimar Beach is off the beaten path, so nightlife is scarce. But you'll want to get plenty of sleep anyway for all the all-inclusive activities available day after day.

 

Why You Should Go

This award-winning resort provides an unspoiled paradise for your base camp as you explore Nicaragua, from the cave art of the Chorotega Indians to Los Maribios Volcanic Range.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Multilingual Staff
  • ATM/Banking
  • Elevators
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Map of Local Area

Barcelo Montelimar Beach

PO Box 1262

+505 2269 6769

Hotel Description

Barcelo Montelimar Beach: Discover an Unspoiled Paradise

Barcelo Montelimar Beach Resort in Playa Montelimar, Nicaragua is the place for a perfect horseback ride, which is the best way to appreciate this unspoiled bit of paradise along the Pacific. Widely considered the country's most prestigious beach resort, Barcelo Montelimar Beach occupies more than 500 acres and is surrounded by farms and undeveloped jungle.

The expansive bronze beach takes your breath away the first time you see it. Depending on the tides, the water may be as much as 300 ft from the tree line. With so few people on this tranquil stretch, guests feel as though they've stepped onto their own private beach. If you prefer not to get sand between your toes, don't worry. The resort boasts three swimming pools, including an enormous free-form pool with complimentary loungers.

Oceano, offering three buffet meals daily, is the principal restaurant at Barcelo Montelimar Beach Resort. You can also special order an omelet for breakfast or pasta at dinner. Two buffet lines offer plenty of variety, from salads to veggies and breads to meats. Cakes, flans and self-scoop ice cream are offered to satisfy your sweet tooth. La Casona, the resort's a la carte restaurant, serves a tender and tasty steak, but don't eat too much if you plan to hit the hotel's disco after dinner.

It's hard to fit everything in one trip, but be sure to try boogie boarding, which is particularly popular in the calm waters off Playa Montelimar. Kayaking and mini golf round out your schedule. If, on the other hand, you prefer a more soothing vacation experience, don't worry. The hotel's Turkish bath provides just what you need. Head back to the hammock on your bungalow terrace for a lazy afternoon nap.

Driving a little more than an hour from the resort will take you to Mombacho Volcano, one of the area's magnificent destinations in Nicaragua. During your drive up the volcano, stop at the coffee plantation for a free sample. When your drive is done, you're rewarded with a spectacular view of Lake Nicaragua.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Drinks, daily 10am-2am; local beverages in the bars
  • Daytime and nighttime entertainment programs


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Oceano
Type:
International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-5:30pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Main buffet restaurant serving international specialties.

La Casona
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving international cuisine.

Carey Snack Bar
Type: Light fare
Hours: Daily, 10am-9:30pm
Description: Serving snacks and light fare throughout the day.

Hours are subject to change.

BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Lobby Bar
Daily, 10am-7pm.

Ranchon Bar
Daily, 10am-7pm.

Las Palmeras
Daily, 10am-7pm.

La Casona
Daily, 7pm-11pm.

Casino and Disco Bar
Daily, 7pm-2am.

Night Life
The resort features a discotheque. Daily, 7pm-2am.

Casinos
Barcelo Montelimar's casino features a variety of table games and slot machines. Mon-Thu 7pm-2am, Fri-Sun 24 hours.

Casino features include:

  • American roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Poker
  • Slot machines


BEACH

The resort is situated on an extraordinary 7.5-mile (12-km) stretch of gorgeous sand on the Pacific Ocean.

POOLS

Barcelo Montelimar Beach features three outdoor swimming pools and two children's pools. Complimentary lounge chairs are available poolside.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaks
  • Boogie boards

Land

  • Tennis courts (clay)
  • Basketball court
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini golf
  • Fitness center


INTERNET

The resort also offers Wi-Fi access throughout the resort for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

The full-service spa at Barcelo Montelimar Beach is available for an additional charge. Daily, 8:30am-5pm.

Services include the following:

  • Massages
  • Jacuzzi
  • Turkish bath


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on the western coast of the Nicaraguan Pacific, 40 miles from Managua, the capital, and 45 miles from Augusto International Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel July 22-Oct 31, 2016.
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 24, 2016-Jan 4, 2017 and Apr 9-15, 2017.

Private Airport
The hotel also has its own airport, with a 6,562-ft-long, 164-ft-wide (2000-m-long, 50-m-wide) runway, suitable for small private aircraft.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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