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Location: Beachfront in Cayo Guillermo, and 30 min from the airport.
Because there are so many reviews of the Daiquiri, I will just stick to a review based on what families might like to know. We took our young kids to the Daiquiri at the end of Feb.The room was a good size for our family of four. I liked that there was the two double/queen beds and then the extra fold out cot style bed as well. It was large enough and comfy enough for even my 6 foot, 200lb plus husband to sleep on. The pools were awesome for the kids, as there was the "loud" party type pool with a swim up bar. The kids loved going there to get their slushies. We didn't spend a lot of time in the "quieter" sports pool, as the kids are not necessarily quiet. And the kiddie pool that is situated between the two other pools was great. It was up to about my knee in the deep end, so nice and shallow for the kids. The entertainment crew was one of the best that I have experienced in Cuba, and they did a great job of getting people involved in the games and also trying to get my kids to join in. On the flip side, the entertainment crew was also good at not being pushy, and they could read when people did not want to join in. There are not a ton of families at this resort, but the staff went out of their way to make it a great experience for the kids. They even got Mickey Mouse pancakes at the breakfast buffet. The ladies who work in the kids club work hard and make sure the kids have a good time while in there. They have different activities most days for the kids, such as making bread and painting it. There is a large area indoors for the kids to play in and do crafts and activities. There is also a nice outdoor play structure for the kids. The only downside for the kids club, for a parent like me that has a child who likes to come look for me, is that the kids club is not secured at all. So I was a tad nervous when we left them. But the ladies were fantastic and we never had an issue with my wanderer taking a walk.There is a half hour mini disco every night at the nightclub. It is half hour of games, songs, and dancing. The kids were always invited to stay for the salsa lessons that followed. The beach is perfect for kids as it is quite shallow for a long ways out. Even out to the pier was shallow enough for my kids to walk to, and they got to "snorkel" and see some of the fish that hang around the pier. There was more then enough food that my kids would eat in the buffet, as well as the pool buffet and the restaurant on the beach. Tons of bread, pasta, cheese, fresh fruit and veges, and self serve ice cream. The actual hotel grounds were nice and spread out, so it didn't feel like you were on top of each other. But it also wasn't so spread out that everything was too far away. It was a nice sized hotel and grounds. I would highly recommend staying away from the main part of the hotel though, as it would be noisy there all the time. Whereas being in the individual buildings, you can get away from the noise when you want to. I think my kids would have had a tough time sleeping in the main building.This was a great resort for families and we would go back!
My husband and I were at this lovely resort during November of this year. All staff could not do enough for you to ensure a great stay especially Jacqueline in the main bar. We tried the different restaurants on site but found the international restaurant the best a lot of the food was freshly cooked. The beach at the resort we found was far better than Pillar beach.Our bedroom was clean and tidy and the fridge was replenished every day We paid extra for the trip to Havana - albeit the trip is extremely long we both found this well worth the money inc the tropicana night. The only minor downside is that we had to travel to see real Cuba as the island is uninhabited with local people. However having said that it was a great holiday.
This was our first time at the Iberostar Daiquiri and we're really impressed with the staff and the service. We requested a change from the third floor to a room on the first floor and they had one ready for us when we came down in the morning. The food quality was excellent. We made reservations for the Italian and Cuban restaurants and really enjoyed the meals. So much so, that we booked twice at the Cuban restaurant. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Thanks to the staff for the towel decorations! If you're looking for somewhere quiet to unwind and relax, this is it. We had a nice surprise when the cigar roller was in the lobby. We got to watch his expertise and my husband enjoyed the cigars he bought. The nightly entertainment was good, the bands that played in the lobby bar were terrrific and the daytime entertainment staff even got us involved, archery, petanko, beach disc toss, golf putting by the pool. Thanks Zoe and Yasmany! Loved the beach, great swim-up bar and 5 star staff. I got one of my wishes and saw pink flamingos just off of the road in front of the hotel.
Just returned from this sweet resort. The size is perfect, amenities really good. Food was better than expected and a good variety. Staff very friendly. Didn't spend too much time at the pool as the beach was amazing. The Mexican and Cuban restaurants were fabulous. Didnt bother with Italian so no comment there. I would recommend this resort if you want a relaxing week away with not a ton of stuff to have to do. We did the off resort tour of Moron and that was a fabulous day. If you want a change mid-week, this is a good choice because of the variety of things you do on the trip. The entire week was great value for the cost!
We visited the hotel in November 2106 for two weeks and overall really enjoyed the stay and would recommend the hotel to people wanting a quiet holiday away from it all. I came mainly for the Kitesurfing and so the lack of something else to do was fine. Other than a few other hotels there is not much to see and do around the area. If I was not a kitesurfer I would consider Havana and Vardero as more happening resorts. If you are happy to stay in the hotel most of the time its fine.The journeyWe booked with Thomas Cook and over all the flight and transfer were comfortable and fine. I do think it is daft to charge extra for access to the inflight entertainment as it just leaves a bit of a feeling of over charging. The plane was comfortable and the coach to hotel was fine – the journey was around 40 minutes to the hotel and they were happy to put my huge kitesurfing bag on the coach.Unusual things and tipsWe changed money at the hotel and they changed Pounds, dollars and sterling at a fixed rate which is the same as the bank but take enough cash for trips etc as you have to go to the bank to use a credit card. You can use a card to pay for trips with the rep.My phone and texts did not work for two weeks due to lack of signal and internet was not good but useable. Charge was around 2 pounds per hour but very slow most of the time but Ok for emails. I would check if its worthwhile getting a internet package before you leave.The sandflies are a big problem but this happens in many tropical regions. Tips –• Spray yourself regularly in the day with high deet concentration repellent. • Take plenty of after bite ointment.• Shower beside the pool before going to your room to make sure you don’t take any into the room with you. • Keep room doors shut at all times. • Get clean towels before going back to your room.• Were long sleeves and trouser in the evenings to avoid getting bitten• Use repellant all over your body as they still bite through your clothes.Take a thermos flask for each person cold drinks as the glosses supplied are far too small.The HotelThis was good overall and kept very clean. The rooms were clean and the air conditioning worked well. Towels and sheets were changed regularly and also on request. A regular tip for the room maid was a good investment as small and often seemed better for all the staff.Food was basic but never lacked variety although I would suggest arriving at the buffet early rather than at peak times as it can get queues at serving stations.The pool was very clean but not heated. This was not great but it was bearable except for cloudy days of which there were many.The drinks glasses were very small and so I suggest taking a large thermos flask which they are happy to fill up with a cold drink of your choice. Although we don’t drink much I was surprised to see some good label alcoholic drinks available at no extra charge. Needless to say the Pina coladas and mojitos were strong but very good.Not really impressed with any of the a la carte restaurants and service was not great in any of them - the buffet was much better overall.There is a pharmacy and doctor on site but bear in mind they have little access to some drugs so make sure you have a plentiful supply before going.The staffExcellent all around with the odd exception- which is unusual. A special mention to Ernie our Salsa instructor who used his personal time to give us advanced Salsa lessons – we came on lot with one hours private lessons per day. Thanks Ernie.Trips outI felt the trips with the rep were very expensive bearing in mind the very low salaries in Cuba. We did not go but other people said that Trinadad is really worth seeing and we are told better than Havana.We did a one day trip out to the two local towns with Thomas Cook which was worthwhile just to see how people lived in Cuba but this was £75 each for a day trip.The dolphin sanctuary was in 10 minutes walking distance by going through the next door Serchotel. If you don’t want to actually pay to swim with them it’s still worth going for a visit.Everybody raves over Pilar beach but to me it was not any better that the beach in front of the hotel except there is little seagrass so you get a clean looking impression. Still, worth a morning visit on the bus.The prices of cigars in the hotel were the same as the shop in the town as the prices are centrally controlled.KitesurfingGreat for experienced and intermediate kiters. Huge – really huge flat water lagoon easily sailed to from the beach but make sure you pay the jet ski guy for rescue in case something breaks and you are a long way away from the beach. The beach is over 30m wide so plenty of room to rig up and lots of other people to help you launch.The wind blew most days but you needed big kites and boards many days as most guys were out on 16m and 17m kites. I (185 pounds) got to use my 12m on 5 days and could have used the 9m on a couple. The water gets quite choppy in front of the hotel but is flatter on low tide.For hire and lessons there is a good school at the Serchotel (hotel next door) which is 100m down the beach. Two hour lesson with all equipment was around £150 – so not cheap as there is no competition in the area. Quality of instruction was very good though but make sure you get a lesson at low tide as much flatter water as less buffeting for the waves and more shallow water in which to practice.For kitesurfers with your own kit the best blocks to ask for are Camaguey ( closest to pool and restaurant too), Holguin, Guardalavaca and Boracoa. Email and request a room. A lot of kiters had ground floor rooms but I thing bugs are more of an issue that higher floors.Things the hotel needs to improve onHeat the swimming poolClean the seaweed off the beach more regularly especially in front of the Kitesurfing area.Provide a Kite cleaning fresh water hose – many people staying at the hotel come for the kitesurfing and yet no extra facilities are provided for those regular clients.Improve the towels in the roomsMake the cocktail glasses bigger.SummaryA very good well run hotel with great staff but not a great deal to do for two weeks if you want to do activities outside the hotel. The sand flies are a major turnoff which is the only reason I would not return.If you want a quiet two weeks at low cost and reasonable quality in the winter sun then this is a great choice of hotel.
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- 24 hr snacks
- Unlimited Domestic & select International brand drinks
- House wine w/meals
- Pedal boats
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Tennis till 9pm daily
- Bike (with guide)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Disco, drinks included
- 312 rooms in thirteen 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: International, Mexican and Cuban, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar & beach grill
- 4 bars including Beach bar and Pool bar
- 2 pools with kid's pool
- 2 tennis courts (1 lit)
- Fitness centre
- Gift shops
- Dive shop
- Internet access (fee)
- Massage service (fee)
- 2 twin beds
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or terrace w/ garden, pool or ocean view
- Max occupancy 4 persons, up to 3 adults
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, playground, games room and kid's pool. Babysitting services available (fee).
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Iberostar DaiquiriCayo Coco,Cuba
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Jardines del Rey, 65100 Cuba
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