Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso
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Location: Beachfront, approximately 130 km from the Santa Clara airport.
We spent 8 days at VPB (July 8-16th). Beautiful beach and ocean! We had very hot & sunny weather and it was quite humid, although no complaints. Bring bug spray because the mosquitoes can be bad in the evenings.The resort is quite large and certainly not for the mobility challenged. The pool areas are lovely with plenty of loungers. The rooms are new and clean and quite nice. We had an issue with virtually no hot water in the shower for 3 days. We complained each day to the front desk - they said they would send a technician out to fix it, but we never saw anyone at our room, although we spent most of the day at the beach. Front desk never called to follow up at any point. After the 3rd day, we asked for the manager, a young woman, who immediately moved us to a new room. No issues with lack of hot water after that. That's good service - why didn't the front desk do that after the 2nd complaint from us??We essentially had 2 complaints about the resort. When we arrived, people at the front desk were not very friendly or inviting. There were only 2 other parties checking in at the time. They told us our rooms wouldn't be ready for another 2 hours. We said we would go to the pool for that time, then left to find it. They didn't offer any instructions or details - they just gave us a map. The resort is essentially an area to the right or left of the main resort complex. We followed the map and decided to go to the right - well, it was closed off. With this being low season, they close it off and have all guests stay on the left part of the resort. The front desk didn't make any mention of this to us - we were left to figure this out for ourselves. It was also hit and miss with other workers at the resort - some were pleasant and friendly and happy to serve (Jose T at the beach bar), while others not so much...The other complaint was the food. Let's face it, you don't come to Cuba for the food. The a la carte's were OK but the buffet was virtually the same each day for lunch or dinner. There was absolutely NO green leaf lettuce for the entire time we were there. They only had shredded cabbage and variations of coleslaw. We didn't go hungry - there was always something to fill up on but it was a disappointment for us. They offered grilled fish, chicken, beef or pork, but it was the same each day - not much variety. I will say that the Pool Bar restaurant (open 24 hrs) served excellent burgers (hand made patties), deep fried calamari and other offerings - we had our lunch there a few times. The resort was a bit more of a party atmosphere than we thought. Plenty of mid 20's who came in groups and were clearly in party mode which was fine. We enjoyed the week at this resort but would not return. A better option I think would be either Melia Buenavista (where we stayed a few years ago) or the Royalton.
The hotel is an little gem!! First of all the fact that it is "only adults" (love kids but hey...calm is needed every now and then!) is a huge plus! The beach is just fantastic not to mention the fact that if you go away from the main beach you can be in the nude and that is another huge plus!! water is beautiful, white sand and peaceful!Hotel staff are just amazing, friendly, talkative, helpful, always ready to strike a smile and conversation. Restaurants and bars are fantastic, food is good and different in all of them (snack bar is perfect for a bite while at the pool! and Rafael before 15:30 during his shift does the best mojitos with a smile ever!! (huge hug to him and the girls at the snack bar!). After 3:30 Angel and the team do the best coffee and cocktails!Restaurant buffet, always good and with plenty of food. Chefs will cook for you (Lena always ready to smile while frying your fish or meat, same than the others). IN the morning for breakfast Rafael does the best fresh juices!.From Housekeeping to Reception passing through gardeners and porters everyone always greets you and smile!!At the beach bar the very friendly and always smiling Massiel and her team will keep you hydrated with good drinks and good conversation if you have the time for them (Abrazo para Massiel )All in all, having in mind we are not "all inclusive kinda people", it took us long to decide if to do this in Cuba, we do not regret our first experience thanks to this hotel and its staff!! Muchas Gracias!
As the title says Just got back on Friday the 14th. Flew Air Canada Premium and it was great. Pay the extra $100.00 well worth it. Let me start I never wanted to go to Cuba I'm a Mexico guy but was convinced by my better half to try it for a change. So we did!!!Reviews for the most part seemed amazing so I was excited. Got through check in and security at Pearson in less than 10min. That never happens so off to a great start.The flight was short and very comfy up the front of the plane so another positive.Land in Cuba clear customs and security no problem go outside grab a cold beer and jump on the bus. Valentin is the last stop so it was a bit of a drag dropping all the other people off but what the hell. We get there check in room not ready but will be in and hour no problem grab a drink and chill whats the hurry. Room ready driver brings us with the bags open the door. The room is fine, AC cranked, its a pretty good size. Open the patio door to a fantastic view of the ocean grab a beer from the fridge and all is good.Time for lunch, yes it went down hill fast. I understand its Cuba and I was not expecting to be blown away but I figure I won't starve for a week. I didn't but it took a few days to figure out how and what to eat. Breakfast a three egg omelette plain and some fruit. I couldn't eat the bread or the butter. (Could be just me) Lunch at the snack bar by the poolHam and cheese sandwich with French fries cold everyday I prayed one day they must be hot but never happened. Sandwich yes but fries no!!!Dinner pasta and peppers and some fresh grilled fish. Keep it simple and you should be good.Oh the potatoes were good still not hot but good.The French restaurant had the beef and Potatoes which was good.Seafood and Spanish skip.Wednesday night "The Cuban night" at the buffet was good roast pork and ham all very good.There were a lot of people complaining they were sick, a lot but I was fine the whole week. The rest was great I went from hating it the day after I got there to loving it. The pools are great the ocean is great the staff are great. I was a little sad to leave.The trip back to the Airport was long but the guide was very interesting and charming.Flight home on time and I hate to say this but the food on the plane was fantastic.Last night I woke up sick as a dog and have been on the can since 3.00am this morning.Still had a great trip !!!
this is my first comment in tripadvisor. I went with my boyfriend, first time in Cuba and in a resort. I liked a lot the tranquility of the place. The beach is wow, clean water, white sand, its the paradise. The food is so so, its very repetitive after a couple of days. In the night, I find that there is few light in the paths between the rooms and the restaurants or lobby. I was amazed by the entertainment team and the shows at night. The dancers are very profesional. My boyfriend met a worker called Victor by the pool, who made him participate in various competitions. I found him very funny and I loved the competitions. He i a very good animator, very profesional amd has gpod presence. We met him again in the beach in the morning, and was very nice to us, he told us all the activities we could do in the hotel and he even made participate in a merengue class ! It was diferent, very entertaining.I would recommend this hotel to others, even if its far from the airport. Its really worth it for the beach and the animation
This place was a gem beautiful grounds and breath taking beach. The food was very good too. We didn't starve that's for sureIf you want a relaxing and affordable vacation this is the place to go. The service was good too. The showork were great!
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- 3 Meals daily, plus snacks
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- Mini-bar (restocked daily)
- Non-motorized water sports
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- 480 Rooms
- 8 Restaurants
- 5 Bars
- 2 Pools
- Tennis courts
- Internet access (fee)
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- 1 King or 2 3/4 beds
- Ceiling fan
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- 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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