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We returned home from the Iberostar Mojito yesterday after a week's vacation and here's what we thought:Grounds: Very well-kept and lots of room for guests. The lagoon villas are not in use (about half of the rooms), so although the resort was full when we were there, it felt spacious and we really enjoyed the space. Rooms: Most rooms are in three-story condos but we paid extra for a balcony and were in Block 22 - we loved the location and the large, well-functioning room. Our traveling companions (age 70+) found the rooms dark and poorly lit but we thought they were fine. The views from Block 22 are better, but there was a terrible smell the night we arrived and we were promptly moved without issue. We preferred the location of Block 22 as it was beside the Adult Pool, close to the Cigar Lounge, and very close to one of the beach access points. We had hot water at every shower and lots of water pressure. There was toilet paper, and toiletries - even tissues! Really, this is not always the case in Cuba. Our mini-fridge was stocked every day with water, soda and beer. No complaints at all about the room.Food: The food at this resort is better than some others we have been to. There is variety and the quality is good for Cuba. The buffet appears small but I honestly think some travelers do not realize it has two sides - there is plenty of choice for the size of the resort. Everything one expects from a Cuban buffet: omelets, crepes, french toast in the morning, lots of freshly baked breads and pastries at every meal, a pasta station, grilled fresh & seafood stations, paella or a similar large dish at supper. Fresh fruit and vegetables at every meal. Dishes were refreshed often and nothing was ever cold. The pool bar serves fries, pizza, hamburgers, BBQed chicken, grilled fish and grilled sandwiches. The beach grill has fries and hamburgers also. We ate at all three of their a la carte restaurants: Gourmet, Italian, and International. The Gourmet a la carte was not worth attending but the Italian was good and the International was actually great food. Pool(s): They have a very large two-tiered swimming pool with a swim-up bar which is clean and warm. Lovely actually. As the week went on, we found the pool became very crowded with guests insisting on infringing on our space - we did not enjoy this as we like our space. We solved this issue by moving to the Adult Pool on our non-beach days, which was lovely. Beach: The beaches in Cayo Coco are just beautiful and this is no exception. We live on the ocean and are use to the tides and changing beach levels. Some guests went to the beach at high tide and declared the beach "small". People need to understand the beach width changes by 8-10 feet at low tide. If you go down at the highest tide, there is not a lot of real estate available, but if you check the tide tables at the front desk and plan to go 2-3 hours after high tide, you will see there is all kinds of white sand to enjoy. Lots of loungers available on the beach also. There are three access points and during high tide you must choose carefully as the beach ends up divided into three segments - go down several different times on your first day to get a sense of what is available. It's gorgeous swimming with few rocks and the sand is groomed every morning to remove much of the naturally-occurring seaweed. We took a glass bottom boat trip out to snorkel at the reef about a mile from the resort for 20CUC per person which was great. There is no snorkeling on the property to speak of.Entertainment: The stage was being refurbished the week we were there, so there was not entertainment. We went several evenings to the Cigar Lounge, met lots of people, and hung out with Freddy the somewhat-famous bartender. Freddy has worked there since the place opened and has lots of interesting stories to share. If you have spare bartending tools/utensils/shakers to bring down, he will be most grateful as there is simply no place to buy such items in Cuba. The house band "Tahiti" plays live every night from 9:30-10:30pm and is worth checking out. The staff at this hotel, like all of Cuba, is hard-working and friendly. They really want you to enjoy your stay and (most importantly) return next year. The Lobby was very inviting and was so well-utilized we often had difficulty finding a table. Cappucinos were best in the Lobby bar and our favourite drinks came from the pool bar. One of the bartenders on the beach also delivered drinks to us which certainly was appreciated.Would we go back to the Mojito? Yes, if the price is right.
You will not be disappointed with your stay here. It is quiet...the white sand beach is hard to stay away from and the resort staff are so warm and friendly you will think that they are family.I was not one for excursions, just sitting around enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. They have 2 regular pools and 1 adult only pool, those who enjoy their peace and quiet.Before you make quick judgements about the buffet...as I did...first visit the salad/bread bar an sample the fresh veggies. There you will see that they do not have the same strong taste as at home...that saying then you can understand when they mix these veggies in their sauces and stews, that the food is not as deeply flavoured as back home. But I grew to really enjoy eating there.Most of the staff work atleast 60hrs a week for next to nothing in wages, so please do not hesitate to show your gratitude if you are treated nicely.Most building are 3 stories and are accessible only by stairs. All the rooms are very quiet, and the maids make sure your refrigerator always has water. If you are taking something that needs to be electrically charged...please bring an inverter for all power there is 220.
My stay at this hotel was enjoyable and I will return. The hotel needs paint and patch work like some reviews have mentioned but it's really not THAT bad, it's more like chips and cracks here and there rather than glaring problems. My room was nice and clean. I had a water bottle replenished every day and never had any problems with toilet paper, water pressure and hot water like some other negative reviews mentioned. However, the beds could be more comfortable and the sheets could be cleaner/newer. The air conditioning worked really well. Safe was in good condition. I didn't experience any bugs in my room or mosquitos outside; that said, the week I was there, it was very windy so that could have been a factor.The staff were all very helpful; some weren't as attentive as others but servers/workers don't always necessarily have good days. The food was OK. You'll always find something to eat as there is a big selection. The quality of the food could be improved. I don't recommend the Italian a la carte but the gourmet one was really enjoyable.I never had any problems finding a chair at the beach. The beach workers are really attentive and friendly. The wifi worked fine. At certain times (i,e at night when the lobby was busy or during a cloudy/windy/rainy) period, it was more difficult to connect but that's not the hotel's fault.The speed was normal.The beach was absolutely stunning. And, the walk to it really wasn't that bad; the lagoon that you have to cross doesn't smell and it's really not that far of a walk over it (if you're lounging at the resort all day, you can use the exercise). I saw a repair man checking the wood boards almost everyday to ensure that the walking path to the beach was safe for guests.
Like most we were a little worried after reading some reviews, but there was no need. We had a fantastic holiday. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff are amazing!!The only down side was the fact that there wasn't enough chairs for all the guests. This made for some nasty confrontations at pool side, but nothing to dampen our fun! We loved how close it was to the airport, only 10min on the bus. We will definitely return!
wrote three reviews of this place but trip adviser wouldn't post them so I've had to edit it. Here goes .............This was my first time outside of Europe so I was unsure what to expect, I have to admit the hotel and a majority of the staff were very pleasant during the day however during the night is a different story..................the bad parts, the bar man at the disco and the security guards at night are something else! Twice I caught male security guards in the female toilets with girls who were clearly in distress when we confronted them the English they had spoken earlier seemed to vanish and I had to make him call his boss on the radio, he assured me it wouldn't happen again but it did . The bar man in the disco would probably be arrested if he behaved like he does in England he let my friend keep her bag in the back room but wouldn't give it back unless she kissed him, the same guy told my friend when she tried to order a water for a drunk guest that what she needed was more alcohol and some adult company (not my original word). One security guard took a shine to the girl with me she was polite to him but then he followed us to the snack bar and wouldn't leave us alone, we had to get quite forceful to make him leave us alone. to me that isn't a good thing for a business maybe it's the way in Cuba but it's wrong........... now the good parts, The rest of the staff were truly wonderful, the hotel has everything you need and is constantly cleaned by the wonderful cleaners who are never far away the hotel isn't a luxury 5 star like you would expect in Europe but it's more than enough, some of the staff are absolutely amazing sandros at the snack bar, Juan Carlos,Edil and Ariel at the lobby bar ,the entertainment lads Adrian, danger and Andy and Freddy at the cigar lounge are more than enough to make me come back next year, I'd just suggest pepper spray for the girls at the night time
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- 3 a la carte dinners/week
- 24-hour snacks
- 24-hour unlimited domestic and selected international drinks (house wine included)
- Admission to the disco (drinks included)
- Selected non-motorized water sports
- Pedal boat
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities program
- Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
- Nightly entertainment
- Pool tables
- Spanish lessons
- 352 rooms
- 6 restaurants, including Italian, Seafood, Cuban, Steakhouse
- 5 Bars
- Pools (including adults-only pool)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Gift shops
- Internet (fee)
- Scuba diving centre nearby (fee)
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Two 3/4 beds
- Full bathroom
- In-room safe
- Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
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Iberostar MojitoCayo Coco,Cuba
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Jardines del Rey Jardines del Rey, Ciego de Avila, 69400 Cuba
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