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Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

3 stars
Km. 65 Road to Masachapa, San Rafael del Sur, Montelimar,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
11 reviews
My Annual Getaway . . .

This is my 4th visit to Nicaragua, staying at the Barcelo Montelimar Beach Resort. I speak no... See full review

  • Compassion Sponsor
  • Sep 29, 2013
A good value for the money

This was our first time to visit and stay at the Montelimar Hotel in Nicaragua. Our overall... See full review

  • Bark
  • Apr 14, 2013
Barcelo Montelimar Beach, the only hotel with the All Inclusive system in Nicaragua and the biggest resort in the country, is located in the beautiful central pacific of Nicaragua, 40 miles from the capital city, Managua. This hotel represents the only one beach hotel in Nicaragua. Barcelo Montelimar is surrounded by many tourist attractions as: Colonial city of Granada founded un 1524 (45 miles), the National Park Volcano Masaya (35 miles), the volcanoes chain Maribios (50 miles), the gorgeous city of Leon and the biggest Cathedral of Central America (60 miles) among others natural attractions as fresh water lakes, lagoons, cloud forest, etc. Barcelo Montelimar Beach is the place for excellence, the only one with the All Inclusive System in Nicaragua. The ideal place for enjoying rest and a full contact with the nature where you can develop any kind of beach and sun activities.

Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive Rooms

Standard Room
Mini bar, iron board, safety box in rooms, full bathroom.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Casino
Spa
Golf
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

11.8078 -86.5183
Area served
Managua, Nicaragua
Nearby airports
Managua Airport
Area description
Volcanoes, lakes and mountains just 90 minutes from the hotel. Colonial cities and culture just 1 hour drive.

Dining

Buffet
Montelimar has one buffet restaurant open area bach front with a very nice terrace.
A la Carte
There are three restaurant A la Carte, one seafood and Spanish restaurant both of them with A/C. Located on the top of the Montelimar hill wit an expectacular view over the resort.
La Casona
Local food is served, fan ventilation and nice weather at night.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.8 / 5
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
JohninCT
CT
Jan 18, 2014

The location is the trump card

The beach, and flora and fauna, are absolutely stunning. Reception was seriously understaffed and slow, at least when we checked in. Caters to many "middle class" tour groups from Canada and Europe, given relatively modest package prices, presumably. This is a large resort, and accordingly a bit of an all inclusive "factory". Pool is nice and large, and rooms generally fine, although a bit dated. Food is generally good and varied (although can get tiresome after a few days), and staff generally well meaning, and security is not an issue. There is nothing there except the resort, and a week would be a push in my view, even for sun worshippers, (three nights about right), unless one plans to visit other significant areas in the vicinity from Montelimar as a base (e.g., Managua, Granada, Leon, Masaya, San Juan del Sur), generally an hour plus away, which requires transport and, if you do not speak Spanish and or are unfamiliar with the area, a tour guide. Granada in particular, is worth seeing. For our own tastes, we would recommend three nights in Montelimar in the context of a 10-14 day trip to get to know the country. (Note: we speak Spanish and used to live in Nicaragua.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Nothing close by - would require an full day excursion; e.g., to Granada

Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
Compassion Sponsor
Baltimore MD
Sep 29, 2013

My Annual Getaway . . .

This is my 4th visit to Nicaragua, staying at the Barcelo Montelimar Beach Resort. I speak no spanish, yet this staff goes above and beyond to accommodate. The Concierge's Desk will arrange any tours for you, without pressure, and even arrange the airport transportation you need, since the facility is nearly 2 hours from the airport. A nice young man runs a quite nice gift shop on the grounds, for those last minute souvenirs - or if you elect not to take the Market Tour. The horses were not stabled at the horseback riding location, they needed to be requested by the Concierge. This in the long run was logical because the heat of the day is probably not healthy for the horses and bringing them to the grounds as needed was wise. The buffet food and snack shack food (at the larger pool area) are always delicious! The bathrooms in some of the hotel rooms need attention and some upgrading. The maid service was very accommodating to our needs, too. As always, 2 thumbs up on my Nicaragua home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Weekends are very crowded since the folks from Costa Rica migrate north for a holiday weekend. Getting a spot at the pool early by placing beach towels on the chairs is wise. As well as approaching the buffet meals early on the weekends, when they open, will be the only guarantee you get a seat immediately to enjoy your meal. And it's HOT. Bring sun screen because you will tan.

Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
Eddiebear
Hildebran NC
Jun 25, 2013

Not great overall

The AC quit working the first night but they switched rooms right away. That was great. The second night in the second room the bathroom above us leaked into our bathroom. They fixed it right away. The maid stole some of our money. That was not great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Masaya volcano was great

Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
Bark
Jinotepe, Nicaragua
Apr 14, 2013

A good value for the money

This was our first time to visit and stay at the Montelimar Hotel in Nicaragua. Our overall impression of the place was good, unless you're the type of traveller who is used to paying 2-3 times as much for a resort hotel, then you're probably too spoiled to stay at this hotel resort. Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful and when we asked to be moved to a bungalow from the hotel, they were very accommodating to me as I have a bad hip and walking longer distances is quite painful. The restaurant had long hours for each of the 3 meals (3 hours each) served each day. The food was good, but not astounding, and the local fruit was usually excellent. The waiters/waitresses were quite attentive to our desires as well. The pool is very nice, but oddly, closes at 7:30pm, the best time of day to be in the pool in my view. The bar/snack bar was great, and literally, you can drink any mixed drink on the menu and as much beer as you can hold, or soft drinks/juice. They also serve hamburgers and fries and the like, but I didn't have enough room in my stomach from the other meals to sample the snack bar fare, though it looked good. The location is wonderful. Right on the Pacific Coast, the restaurant has a view to die for, not 200 yards from the crashing surf. The grounds are a semi-tropical paradise. Probably the best feature of Montelimar. Negatives: They give you a wrist band to wear for the duration of the stay, that as far as I could tell will not come off. As my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary, at night, the band had a tendency to scratch us at the wrong times. Say no more. The Saturday evening show was laughable at best. The choreography, if it could be called that, was horrible, and the dancers were worse. The movements were sloppy. The outfits garish. And don't take your kids to the show unless you want to explain the birds and the bees early. As stated earlier, the pool closes at 7:30pm. Stupid stupid stupid. Never been to a hotel that even closed the pool if it was semi-decent! Charging US$12 per day for the internet. One of my pet peeves is hotels that charge for the internet. It costs them probably $1000 per month (it is expensive in Nicaragua), but raise your rates like $.10 per day, and you'll cover the cost. Still, when all is said and done, I would go back again and again and again for the value. Purchased through this site, the hotel was under $150 a night for both of us, and we each must've gained 5 lbs in 2 days, I think. You can get a total of 7 full meals in those 2 days, which, if you were eating out, would exceed $150 for both people within half that many meals.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The Casino has slots, blackjack, and roulette. No poker. If that's OK with you, go for it. To me, there are no good casinos in Nicaragua.

Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
BeachBum1984
Arlington, TX
Oct 15, 2012

Breathtaking Views

The grounds, pool and beach are stunning. What a beautiful place. Spent an hour or so every day catching crabs (they're everywhere) with my son along the beach. Always seats available at the pool and the beach. Food, rooms, etc. were average like most all-inclusives. Only main difference I saw was the activities were lacking. The place has a lot of activities staff... yet, all they seem interested in doing is dancing by the pool. They're not very interested in organizing a volleyball game.... or even helping you get a ball for that matter.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

I'd recommend renting ATVs near the hotel. They're reasonably priced ($35 per hour) and lots of fun to drive along the beach.

Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
Chellito
Rockville,Maryland
Sep 17, 2012

Perfect place for a good relaxe and family vacation.

Everything is in exactly time, you can any information from any employee with a perfect description,the nigth show at the casona was very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
The Old Nica
Conneaut. Ohio
Jun 26, 2012

Nice Hotel "But"

I stayed at this hotel a few times in the last few years. This time I found the staff, specially at the front desk to be a little less friendly that in the past.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If traveling from the city of Leon to this hotel do not use "the old road to Leon" it is safer to go through the new highway to Managua then catch the "old road to Leon" where it joint the "Carretera Sur"

Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
mur181
San José, Costa Rica
Apr 10, 2012

Average....

this hotel has nothing special to offer, ordinary food, regular service an amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
shermik
Ithaca, NY
Apr 1, 2012

Family getaway

Sweetly surprised by our stay here. Food of a great variety, hotel grounds beautiful, and the staff most helpful and provided much entertainment!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Barcelo Montelimar Beach - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Portland, OR
Jun 27, 2007

Relaxing Week

The Barcelo Montelimar all inclusive resort had a gigantic swimming pool which was extremely clean, well located with delightful pool boys (and girls). The nearby beach was beautiful with bathwaterwarm ocean. Most of the evening entertainment included great dance productions. We didn't care for the audience participtation activities prior to the show, but most guests seemed to enjoy them. The staff was friendly and helpful. Plenty of daytime activities. We had trouble getting the maids to deliver 3 towels and 3 bottles of water to our 2 double beds room, but received the extra towel and water w/o any problem when requested. Abundance of food and drink. Tipping not required but gratefully accepted. Middle of the week is best as the locals descend on the week-ends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Hotel has a list of destinations to visit and prices. One price included all in our party of three. Must request English speaking driver as many of the taxi drivers speak only Spanish. We visited Granada and the Islands one day and Managua and a volcana another day. Very happy with both excursions.

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