Valentin Perla Blanca
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Location: Beachfront, approximately 130 km from the Santa Clara airport.
Service is great people are great hotel is very clean and Im letting people no its all adults and the best one I've been to so far food and chefs are great its beautiful I had the best time with my husband
We (my boyfriend and I) just returned from this resort today after a one week stay (Dec 2-9) and we really enjoyed it. We were pretty concerned before our trip as we booked it and then realized that a lot of the reviews were from a while ago and many of the recent ones were not so great... our worries were totally unfounded as this resort ended up being wonderful. The staff is so great and kind. We really appreciated the work they do to keep this resort so clean and beautiful. You would never know a hurricane ravaged the area by how beautiful the resort is. The staff is AMAZING but we especially loved Pablo who gets drinks for you around the pool and the guy that brings the cushions for the pool chairs at the 'party' pool as we called it...unfortunately I didn't get his name. They were so kind, hardworking and accommodating. I actually want to go back just because of them!A few things....this resort has two main pool sections ...however both of them contain multiple large pools. I've never experienced anything like their pool setup at any other resort and it's Gorgeous! Tons and tons of chairs to choose from. The entertainment team is located at the 'party' pool area then there's a quieter pool area across the other side of the resort. The beach is beautiful too if you like sunning....if you need shade like I do then you'll probably find the pool a better fit. I read a review previously about how rocky the beach is, and there are definitely large lava-like rocks in some areas, however if you wait for the tide to go out later in the morning, you're left with beautiful powdery sand beyond the rock formations. Plus they're great for exploring and walking. If you like snorkelling, I'm not sure it's really an option here. The water seemed just a little too choppy the entire week we were there. The rooms are pretty and very clean and modern. There were zero bugs. I repeat, zero. bugs. in our room. Sure I got bites, but that was from outside, not inside. We liked exploring the beach to the right (east) all the way down to the end. It's more undeveloped and I don't think many people go out there but we went to explore and it was beautiful...unfortunately the sand fleas love it there too :) The bed was pretty comfy but the pillow sucked...too thin. The shower is beautiful and large enough for two with a lovely rainfall shower head and the fridge was stocked daily with beer, pop and a large bottle of water without fail.If you happen to see the homemade donut station at the buffet, trust me, they're to die for! They had this station 2-3 times while we were there and if I had known about it before I probably would have just skipped the dinner and gone right for the donuts. :) I really enjoyed the food for the first few days but then.....meh...I get tired of resort food no matter where I go...not just Cuba. They had pulled pork that was nice, great breakfast options, always a nice fish option at dinner.. chicken fingers at the snack bar were good as well as the pizzas at the pool (located daily behind the party pool bar around noon) It always saddens me to see the lack of tipping from my fellow travellers. The Cuban people work so hard and are so welcoming and kind. Please Please Please tip them. It means peanuts to you but can really help them. You should be exchanging money at the airport since the hotel often runs low on pesos (coins and bills) and plan on tipping whatever you can afford....$100-$200 over the week is not a crazy amount. Canadians don't worry about trying to change your money to USD like you may have done for Other countries, they prefer CUC anyway instead of Canadian or American dollars as I think they are penalized on CAD/USD when they exchange their tips to pesos. The airport has the same or maybe very slightly better exchange rate than the hotel. Tip the maids, the chair cushion guy, the bartenders, the drink fetchers.... seriously. Even if you budget for ten dollars a day it will make a big difference to their lives over the long run. Ok I'll stop harping....just do it :) The shuttle to and from the hotel brings you through "real" Cuba and I find it so embarrassing that we all see it ... we see the little homes, the damage from the storms and how the Cuban people are living, and yet I still heard people complaining about waiting for a drink, a missed massage, a missing a la carte reservation (that was rectified)....wow, give me a break. The Cubans have much less but are still so kind and wonderful. Appreciate what you have, where you live, where you're vacationing and how good life can be :) Share the kindness and positivity and remember to tip tip tip and enjoy this gorgeous resort!!
Our 2nd and last time at this resort. Had to change rooms 3 times. 2 rooms moldy and 3rd had a garbage view (and garbage smell) not garden view. Finally had to DOWNGRADE our room because they wanted $320 to upgrade to pool view and had no more double queen bedrooms available. We spoke to many others and there were problems with dirty rooms, and even one infested with insects. If it is your first time there they treat you well so you come back, then you are 2nd rate. Staff is so nice but management is horrible the way they treat problems. Would give it a zero just because of management. They finally decided to give us a complimentary bottle of their cheapest rum, worth 2 CUC at duty free. Plus many rude guests from Quebec, butting in lines, noisy late at night, and not friendly unless you speak French.
I was at the VPB Nov 25-Dec 2 for what has become an annual trip with my best friend. We still love it. The beach is just as fantastic as it was before Irma. There are 2 different types of beaches at this property. To the west is the activity beach - wider beach front, deeper water, rougher waves to play in. To the east is the powder white, shallower, calmer beach. The a la carte restaurants were delicious and the staff, as always, were wonderful and eager to make your vacation perfect. We'll be back next year!!
What a great week! I can't say enough about the great staff at the Valentin. Thank you for making our vacation so great.We spent the week of Nov. 25- Dec. 2 at the Valentin. This was our third visit in 2 years. It's the staff, the environment and the people that keep us coming back.Our rooms were clean, the restaraunts and bars are fantastic! The grounds are beautiful. We celebrated my girlfriends 40'th birthday and prior to our visit I contacted the resort to let them know. As far as I'm concerned they went over and above to make this special for her. Champagne in our room and a fantastic dinner at Oh la LA (French) that included a birthday cake and a bit of a show.I highly recommend the Valentin.
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- 3 Meals daily, plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- Mini-bar (restocked daily)
- Daily activities
- Non-motorized water sports
- Evening entertainment
- 1020 Rooms
- 8 Restaurants
- 5 Bars
- 2 Pools
- Tennis courts
- Internet service (fee)
- Conference Facilities (fee)
- 1 King or 2 3/4 beds
- Ceiling fan
- Hair dryer
- Satellite TV
- Iron & Ironing board
- Balcony or Terrace
- Living area
- Mini-bar (stocked daily with water, soft drinks, juice and beer)
- In-room safe
- Maximum Occupancy 2
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Valentin Perla BlancaCayo Santa Maria,Cuba
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