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My son and I just returned from the Iberostar Mojito (July 14-21, 2017). The weather was perfect with a little bit of rain late day on the Monday. The ocean was nice and warm and the sand was white. The one full morning we spent at the beach we did get bit by sandflies. There were mosquitoes but the majority of the bites we received were down at the beach.We spent our time at the adult pool as it was close to our room and quieter. Once again the pool was warm. I would suggest not leaving your towels unattended.The room was clean and large. The shower just let down a trickle until my son took off the shower head and then it worked a bit better and the toilet did not flush well but we were able to live with these small problems. We had a ground floor room which had a patio.The buffet was small and not much varied with regards to lunch and dinner. They did prefer to cook the meats and fish fresh at the grill versus leaving in a steam tray which I appreciated. There is a pasta bar which my son frequented. I would have liked to have more seafood since it is available in the area and perhaps to have buffet theme nights (ie. Cuban night, Mexican night, Spanish night etc.). With this said we did find something to eat at every meal that was hot and good.We tried the Italian and Gourmet a la cartes. They were okay. The food tasted fine but nothing really stood out to me.The shows were very good in the evenings. The one night it rained they had a shortened musical time inside the lobby area. I missed the magic show but went all the rest of the nights. The dancing and costumes were quite good. I suggest staying up to experience the shows.A hidden gem at the resort was the Cigar Bar which was always empty when we went there (a shame). They have live music but we did not end up there when they played. The bartender Freddy is worth the visit. He knows how to mix a number of drinks and they were all delicious (just enough alcohol) but not enough to overpower the other nuances. If you like cigars, to play pool or just relax with a drink. Go here before or after the show.We also need to mention Lixander of the lobby bar who was very attentive to us and always came right over to greet us and offer us are favourite beverage.We took one tour to the city of Moron where we learned a bit more about the Cuban people, we visited a no longer operational sugar factory which was quite interesting, had a traditional Cuban meal, visited a crocodile farm, and visited the mangroves in a speedboat. The tour was a fun day.All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We paid a very reasonable amount for the trip and we were very happy with our experience. The grounds and rooms could use some TLC but we were in Cuba to enjoy the weather and to relax and we did.
This was our second trip to Mojito. There is good and bad in everything. Iberostar Mojito is a no frills kind of place, but that's why I love it.Cons:The hotel itself could do with a face lift. New paint, etc. Majority of the rooms do not have balconies. The beds are worn and hard. Sidewalks can be very uneven and have paving stones missing. Buffet food can be a little boring but isn't terrible. The beach is very rocky in places and need more sun shades. The Lagoon area is a breeding area for mosquitos and the rooms on the lagoon are shut down. There are hotel rooms near the lagoon that have balconies but are VERY hidden away.We had one bad experience this time where my hotel beach towel was stolen from the uncrowded beach and I ended up having to pay to replace it. The hotel was not very helpful about this, and it happened to a couple of other people too.Pros: the Quiet Pool is a lovely escape from the music and noise.The food at the a la cartes was pretty good.All of the front line staff are pretty amazing (aside from the beach towel issue), including the hard working gardeners. Everyone always has a nice word to say and you can really tell they care and put extra effort into everything. Love, love, love the snack bar. Pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches. So good.No problems with "reserved" pool chairs and beach loungers.Hints: Really watch your beach towel. I had to pay 50 CUC when mine was stolen.Playa Pilar is incredible. We took the double decker, didn't bother with the set up staffed excursion, and really enjoyed lunch at the beach. The bus ride is about an hour each way. We went to the market and stocked up on cold drinks and snacks before we left.Second and 3rd floor rooms do not have a balcony unless you go to the secluded superior area.Do not expect 5 stars facilities. The place is old and a bit run down, and very very quiet.The prices for cigars, coffee, and rum are the same at the resort and the market. The market has really cute souvenirs but they're the same every where. The market is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the resort.
Having read through hundreds of reviews for the iberostar mojito I was a little apprehensive of what to expect so my wife and I travelled with open minds ! We needn't have worried at all , some of the reviews on here are very unfair and picky at best Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly reception staff who checked us in very quickly and explained where our room was and offered us help to get there. We were right by the lobby area so just walked ourselves.HOTEL - In general the hotel was in good condition and always very clean. As others have said before me the place is looking a little tired and can do with a freshen up but there is nothing that anyone can really complain about for the price you pay to visit here. ROOM - big spacious room with 2 double beds , tv , mini fridge which was stocked every day with water and every second day with beer and lemonade. In the bathroom there was a fantastic shower that always had hot water ! Room was cleaned every day to a good standard , we had a ground floor room (1505) which meant we had a little terrace out front which was nice to sit on in the morningPOOL - all 3 pools were lovely to sit by and the water wasn't too cold in the morning but did feel like a very warm bath by the afternoon. Sun loungers were a little old but were all replaced 3 days before the end of our stay with brand new ones. The adult pool was a great place to sit if you wanted a nice quiet day but no bar nearby so a little walking was required.Adequate shaded areas around all pools to sit under in the afternoon sun which did get quite unbearable on a couple of days when there was no breezeBEACH - in a word 'STUNNING' mojito has by far the best piece of sand in the area ! My wife and I walked the length of the beach in either direction from the hotel. To the right side(east) the sand became very rough and was made up of broken shells/coral and to the left(West) it was very dirty and quite small in size FOOD - in general I'm not a fussy eater but my wife can be. She always found something she liked which was good to see ! There were fresh meats and fish available with all meals , freshly cooked in front of you. Pizzas and burgers in the aqua bar were awesome and I will definitely miss those , especially at 1am Fresh fruit everyday was epic ! So much juicier than here in the uk especially the pineapple and mango 👌🏻ENTERTAINMENT - shows every night with a bit of variety from week to week. We didn't take it in every show but the ones we did watch were quite entertaining and the staff work hard to make it so ! There was also a mini disco for the kids each night There was a disco each night from 11pm until 2am but the hotel was barely a quarter full during our stay and we never seen anymore than 8-10 people in there whenever we went in STAFF - all the staff we encountered were very friendly and couldn't do enough for the guests. Special mentions go to Guille and Ariel in the lobby bar , 2 lads who always made time for a chat if you wanted to ask anything. Freddy in the cigar bar was brilliant , mixes the best cocktails in the complex and a visit down there is a must ! They have a live band on Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday who are pretty good but only play for about an hour and always waste the last 10-15 mins by introducing the band and giving them each a little solo stint but when playing to the same people each night it isnt necessary The gardners are always on hand if you fancy a fresh coconut from the trees in the gardens , a small gratuity is always appreciated and the coconuts got bigger MOSQUITOES - these things are horrible but obviously the hotel can't be held accountable at all for them but a warning for anyone visiting here is a must !! From sunset for about an hour they are vicious , first night we were there we were eaten alive and i had about 20-30 bites. We tried various repellents but with mixed results. The only thing that really seemed to keep them at bay was repel100 , bit smelly but well worth it SHOPS - hotel has a couple of shops , most notably the cigar/rum shop. Prices here are cheaper than the marketplace along the road. We bought some cigars and rum only to find them a lot lot cheaper in the airports duty free shops We would definitely return to the Iberostar mojito if we were looking for another perfectly peaceful break ! If you're looking for the 'real' Cuba though you won't find it here ! Other than the hotels there is nothing else on the island due to it being protected.
First of all it only took us 20 minutes from the airport to the hotel. Arriving at the hotel around 10:30 at night we were brought to our room. As soon as the door opened, the musky smell was terrible, so I told the man who brought our bags that there was no way that I could stay in the room due to a medical problem (COPD). Well we finally got another room around 11:00 that was more than acceptable to me, although it meant a bit further for me to walk to the buffet, with my walker. After this little mishap, upon arrival, everything was great. The food was good, our room big and clean, the employees very polite and willing to help any way that they could. We had a great holiday and would go back again.....possibly February 2018.
My husband and I stayed at the Mojito at the beginning of June, 2017. Would definitely go back.STAFF - friendly, helpful, funny and kind.FOOD - we never went hungry! The pool bar pizzas and fries were amazing. The buffet food was always fresh and plentiful. Lots of veggies, beans, rice and breads for those who favour a plant-based diet. Rice, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, carrots, tomatoes, pineapple, mango, papaya, green peppers, corn, peas, pickles, olives, olive oils, vinegar, dressings etc. all made for a nice salad. Also, lots of meat and fish options. Oh, and don't forget the homemade donuts for breakfast!!!ROOMS - 'well loved' but sparkling clean and spacious. The air-con was very effective and a relief from the heat.POOLS - we loved the quieter adult pool. It is situated away from the music and although a few kids still ventured over, was generally a more chilled out scene than the main pool. The larger pool always had activities going on which looked like fun. BEACH - amazing! Beautiful (and warm) water, soft sand and as we went during low season, we never had troubles finding a chair in the shade.ENTERTAINMENT - we loved it! Incredible talent, funny hostesses and hosts and fun for all ages.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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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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