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Which one, Barcelo Grand Faro or Reflect Krystal?

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Which one, Barcelo Grand Faro or Reflect Krystal?

1st time to Los Cabos so prefer doing AI this time. Going mid Feb and narrowed down to Barcelo Grand Faro or Reflect Krystal & would upgrade to ocean view or club/premium but not top upgrade. Looking for walkable beach, infinity pool, decent food, some fun nightlife, but nothing crazy. Any pros/cons to help decide which resort? Also, any suggestions on room location/type?

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1. Re: Which one, Barcelo Grand Faro or Reflect Krystal?

The Barcelo has a better location close to town (Easier walk). Its also rated higher than the Reflect Krystal which until recently was the Bel Air resort.

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2. Re: Which one, Barcelo Grand Faro or Reflect Krystal?

It's a toss up depending on what you are looking for. I've been to Barcelo on a Day Pass, and have walked through the Krystal. Basically, there are "four" parts to Krystal. The new hotel section is beautiful, grounds are nicer than Barcelo, restaurant looks nicer, beach amenities are better, and there is more in the way of activities. The reason Krystal gets some bad reviews depends on which section the guest is staying in. In addition to the new hotel section (which also has swim-up rooms), there is a condo complex on the beach (which would likely be premium), condo complex behind the hotel on the highway (not ideal as you have to walk across a small road to get to the main hotel and all amenities) and the old timeshare complex which is often confused with being part of La Jolla Condominiums - which are run down. So, if you are upgrading and can be assured you are in the main hotel (not the condo complex behind), then it is good.

The advantage Barcelo has is location. It is on hotel road and you can walk into town in about 20 minutes. Krystal is out on the highway, so it would take 10 minutes on the highway, another 15 minutes along hotel road just to get to Barcelo, and then into town from there. Of course, taxis are always available for $10 one way into town square.

Hope that helps. The other option on hotel road would be Hyatt Ziva, but perhaps it is more expensive.

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