Club Amigo Ancon
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PRO: We stayed in a beachfront bungalow (HIGHLY recommended as the only reason to come). The beach is as pictured in other people's pix...clear, no waves due to reef type thing shielding the encove. Gorgeous!CONS: Bathroom (though it's normal in Cuba) was old, semi-clean, and poor water pressure. The food is just as bad as all the other restaurants in Cuba. At first glance the buffet doesn't look bad (see pix of buffet---ZOOM IN), however after staying here a few days we started to notice some of the same entrees (pasta, for example) that were served at lunch also appeared at dinner...and the pasta tasted like pasta in red enchilada sauce. The "salad" items were wilted and inedible. Bread was dry. Desserts were probably the dry bread or pastries soaked in milk. One of the coffee machines was broken. Soft drinks were not name brands and therefore tasted watered down. Again...this is pretty standard in Cuba everywhere though so just bring granola bars.
Firstly, if you read my reviews, many of which are from Cuba, we visit Cuba a lot! We have stayed in 5 star, 4 star, 3 star and 2 star hotels in almost every corner of this beautiful island. So, my review comes from an open minded, experienced, and always optimistic view point. I always try to provide readers with the honest truth hoping this will assist them in their decision making, as this is what I hope for.Room â€“ We were very fortunate, thank you to the generosity of Liyenis, the Public Relations Manager, to have enjoyed one of the bungalows for our week. These 10 duplexes are seaside by the natural pool, and have spectacular views of the Escambray Mountains, and of course the Caribbean sea. Beds were comfortable, rooms were always clean, and the air conditioning worked great!Beach - Costa Sur is one of only three hotels located directly on the Playa Ancon (Hotel Ancon and Brisas del Mar the others). While Hotel Ancon and Brisas del Mar are located directly on the beautiful sandy beach of Playa Ancon, Costa Sur is located seaside of a natural sea pool. The beach on the sea pool is also very beautiful, albeit quite smaller than the true Ancon beach. The natural rocks around the shallow pool (5 feet at the deepest) make the water perfect for little ones. The only downfall to this natural pool, is that it is a mecca for locals (all beaches in Cuba are public), especially during July and August - their hottest months, making it almost impossible for clientele of the hotel to secure a lounger/palapa. We didnâ€™t really use this area since it was always so busy, and there were never any spots near the water.Pool â€“ On our first day of seven, the pool was beautiful! Crystal clear blue, and understandable given the hot weather, really warm! The pool gets busy on weekends with locals enjoying the hotel as well. Sadly, by our last day, the pool was more green than blue. Not sure if there were mechanical issues, or if not enough people were leaving the pool to use the washrooms. Nevertheless, there were always loungers and palapas available.Snack Bar â€“ One of the nicest places to sit and enjoy the cool sea breeze was right here! Staff here were friendly, although clearly challenged by the inconsistent delivery of food to serve. Hamburgers, hot dogs, Cuban sandwiches, pizzas and French fries are offered here, although never all at the same time! Makes for a great mid afternoon snack by the pool, just be prepared to be a little flexible on what is offered when!Bars â€“ all of the bartenders were friendly, and served the traditional quality of 3 star hotel beverages. No name brand alcohol here, but the beer was always cold! One day they were having issues with the ice makers around the resort, but hey, itâ€™s Cuba! They made due sharing ice between bars, all were happy.Restaurant â€“ the buffet at this hotel is about the same as most Club Amigo resorts. Fresh eggs/omelettes at breakfast, fruit, toast, with lunch and supper identical with a range of Cuban salads, stews, grilled meats, a soup, and rice. No surprises here, although by comparison we prefer the buffet at both Brisas and Ancon. Since there were very few tourists at this time of year, understandably, the a la cart restaurant here was closed, although we have eaten there on a previous visit, and it was great.A special mention to Liyenis, the Public Relations Manager, who continuously checked in on us, making sure our vacation was going well. And although we couldnâ€™t attend, she arranged for a roasted pig for lunch one day for visiting Canadians!A special note, while staff appreciate a small tip every now and then, used clothing/shoes are really appreciated, especially for baby/children. Ladies, your old purses, jewelry, scarves and perfumes as tips are greatly appreciated. If the person you are giving the used clothing to canâ€™t wear it, their brother, sister, niece or nephew can make use of it!
This resort really must have been something special during its' hey day. Beautiful location just a bit worn right now. We stayed here for two nights in a beachfront cottage, the rooms were clean, and comfortable our only issues were water pressure to shower and flush toilets. Our last day there was a discernible smell of sewage and when we spoke to other gusts staying in the cottages they had the same experience. Food was buffet only, many choices, we always found the best bet was the food straight from the hot skillet. Beachfront was kept clean and a fun place.
Worst hotel I have ever been in ! Everything is broken, all staff speaks only Spanish and are reluctant to help, no hot water in the room, all doors had break-in marks.For breakfast we had to search for a table that was NOT disgusting... We stayed in the 'Tropical Wing'. Some bungalows on the beach look in better shape...
After an 8.5 hour delay we finally arrived at Club Amigo Costasur. The front desk informed us to go eat quickly as the dining room would be closing soon. The check in was swift as there were only 6 of us on the bus for this Hotel. When we woke up in the morning and opened the door of our bungalow we got a VERY pleasant surprise. The view was absolutely beautiful and only feet away from the beach. The Escambray Mountians loomed in the distance and were a nice backdrop to the crystal blue waters and white sand beach. The natural pool was calm and shallow although I would recommend water shoes. The food was good especially the big shrimp on the grill and the crab balls. The staff were very pleasant BUT some of the staff in the dining room did nothing and I do mean nothing. It seemed 2 or 3 servers did all the work running around, clearing and serving. I don't think you need 4 people standing at the door while others are working hard. We had 2 fabulous servers who smiled all the time and couldn't do enough for you and those are the 2 that got a good tip in the dining room. Our maids were very nice. The beach bartenders were pleasant and friendly with big smiles. The lobby bartenders were good too and make great capuccinos and Spanish coffees as well as mojitos etc etc.The pool bar had a very nice bartender named Jose. We would and will go back to Costasur for sure. Thank you for a great, relaxing holiday!!
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- Items of a personal nature
- 3 Meals daily plus snacksÂ
- All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, select international bands)
- Daily activities
- Pedal boats
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Nightly entertainment
- 279 Rooms
- 1 Buffet restaurant
- 1 a la carte restaurants
- Snack bar
- Disco (fee)
- Games roomÂ
- Gift shop
- Massage (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Conference facilities
- Two twin bedsÂ
- Satellite TVÂ
- Bathroom with shower onlyÂ
- Safety deposit box (fee)Â
- Max occupancy 3 persons
- Slightly larger
- Balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 3 persons
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Club Amigo AnconCienfuegos,Cuba
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Playa Maria Aguilar, Playa Ancon Cuba
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