Blau Costa Verde
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We just returned from from our vacation here (a party of 8 including our parents) and originally we were booked in the "regular" Blau Costa Verde resort. Upon our arrival we found our rooms to be right by the loud poolside noise which was unbearable for my parents. My sister-in-law's room had 3 beds (they requested a king) and smelled just horrible. At check-in they assured me that our room was adjacent to my daughter (who was sharing with Grandma) but we were completely on a different floor and opposite end of the wing. Nothing was as requested which we were aware could happen... requests are just that... "requests".That said, right then and there before unpacking our bags we upgraded to the PLUS which I have to say is worth it!!! (The cost was 10 CUC per night or 70 CUC pp for the week - which on Dec 1st converted to $94 CAD pp). With the PLUS you get access to the Plus pool which is much nicer and larger than the other one, closer to the beach and also provides you access to the VIP bar lounge and 2 additional a la carte restaurants. The rooms were in a quiet and beautiful part of the resort. We especially enjoyed the French (Gourmet) restaurant, lobster dinner and the Italian was pretty good too (Italian is available to all - not just plus).Positives:Staff - super friendly and very accomodatingLocation - of the hotels on this beach we thought ours was on the best part of the beach strip. One other hotel in particular had lots of rock to wade through to get into the water - we only had small patches and overall it was not bad... mostly sandy. We didn't need our water shoes at all and walked barefoot on the beach and into the water all week. Not sure why others said they needed water shoes?Food - OK... it's Cuba! We don't have high expectations for food, but as far as Cuba goes it's totally ok. They always had ice cream if all else failed. hahaPool - we stuck to the Plus pool - loved it! Plus it is very close to the beach so we just lounged by the pool and walked often to the beach for a swim. This turned out to be a good thing because those that were on the sand ended up with sand fly bites up and down their legs. We didn't suffer from that. Plus we didn't have to worry about sand in our stuff or lack of chairs. You never had to get up early to reserve a poolside chair... there were TONS available. We always managed to get a group of 8 loungers after breakfast.Salon: My daughter had her hair braided. I found the price to be reasonable and the stylist to be super friendly.Negatives: I think the buildings need some work or they were built cheaply. Our first morning we woke up to flooded hallways. My parents were below us on the ground floor and the water was running into their closet and destroyed my dad's leather shoes and dampened some clothes. They stuck it out for a day but eventually had to move because the dripping didn't stop and their clothes were all damp and wouldn't dry. Luckily my parents are laid back so they didn't really complain about it and just went with the flow. We also had 3 days without water during the day (I suspect trying to fix the leak) so if you wanted to use your own facilities you couldn't. They usually had the water back on by 5 pm so we had enough time to shower and change for dinner. Other little things were my mother-in-laws balcony door wouldn't lock and she was on the first floor and very nervous but they fixed that for her. Her door was also VERY difficult to open and it took many tries and sometimes she needed assistance from staff to get into her room. Some of the rooms clotheslines didn't work, or other little stuff. Overall, nothing major if you aren't too picky.Overall it was a great vacation for the price we paid. This was my 5th time to Cuba but my first to Holguin. While I did enjoy the resort and beach I'm not sure I would come back. Personally I prefer some of the other Cuban beaches to this one (namely Santa Maria and Cayo Coco). I do love Cuba and most especially the Cuban people who are so friendly and do their best to accommodate your needs.
This is our second time to the (Blau CV Plus) now renamed as Fiesta Americana Costa Verde Plus. We enjoyed ourselves last year, but found some changes this year with the upcoming takeover by Fiesta Americana. Seems the last year the Blau people were negotiating a renewal on the property instead of doing maintenance . We found lots of places were rooms and walkways and tiles and all kinds of little things have been negelected for the past year. This is a very nice location, and some of the best staff in Cuba, we can only hope that the new owners will invest dollars, training and equipment to make this the resort it can be.
our regular resort TRYP cayo coco was still closed, so we thought we would try somewhere BUS RIDE is about an hour, but it went by quickly.CHECK went quickly, porters were waiting to help you to your room, no one had to wait.we booked in the plus side, rooms are -nice, cean, fridges were stocked everyday, one day i was in shower, so they left it at the door. maids were wonderful, room was cleaned well, and she was super freindly.while on the plus side we got 5 ala carts, all which were wonderfulBEACH was great for snorkeling off to the right, were the dive centre is, you can even stand up.i wasnt a big fan of all the huge sharp rocks, (but after all its not the resorts fault, nothing can be done).always entertainment going on at beach, poolsit was well worth the plus side upgrade, private indoor lounge, with premium alcohol,private pool, which i did see people being asked to leave if they didnt have the grey wrist bands. fridges stocked with 2 beer and 2 pop and a large bottle of water, and a bottle of rum.one night we had an issue with our door, called front desk, it only took 10 mins for someone to come by, then the key wouldnt work, so they call the technision, he was there quickly i was impressed.only issues we had were some paths are not lit up well, and no signs on restaurant.and somethings in store had no prices, we asked about a hat and got 2 different prices,all easy fixesFOOD was good always something to eat at buffet, i would recommend the hotel to everyone* the lobby bathrooms are the cleanest bathrooms i ever seen*
First time at the Blau Costa Verde (not the plus). I went there for 8 days with my daughter, son in law and my grandson, I had a fantastic week, so far it's the best resort I went for vacations in Cuba. Nothing to complaint about, my room was well clean everyday, the fridge was filled up with water everyday, from the front desk staff to the pool man cleaner, all the staff are very nice and helpful. The food is good considering it's Cuba, we have bacon at the Buffet every morning excepted one time, the ice cream machine at the Snack bar make kids so happy, Restaurant a la carte are good but the Cuban Restaurant portion are a bit to big from my point of view. I love the way that resort been build everything is around the main building. We went on the Jeep Safari excursion WOW what a memorable day. The Front Desk and Security staff show me that they can hold bad situation/incident with professionalism. I have nothing negative to say about the Blau, I will go back for sure might go with the Plus, as my room the 3212 it's just over the Cafe Bar a bit noisy but I had the best time ever what so ever:-) ... That resort should get at least 4* in my book, my last experience in a 4 and half stars resort in Cuba wasn't great at all nothing to compared with the Blau. Another little thing, it was awesome to have the Money Exchange at the Front Desk, it's help a lot and it's really appreciate.Thank you to the Blau!Thank you to the management and staff of the Resort!You guys are awesome!Sylvie
First time here and it was great! It was suggested to book the plus section and it was as lovely! New, clean rooms, great private pool and loved the plus vip bar with premium alcohol. The cleaning staff were great and very friendly. Always had more than enough to eat (just missed tomatoes though!). The beach is as lovely, a tad bit rocky but more than manageable. Always entertained, if you wanted to be. Loved it so much I‚Äôm heading back this January! See you soon Blau!!
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- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily
- Room service 7am-10pm
- All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am-1am)
- Drinks at disco
- Hobie Cats
- Pedal Boat
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Use of bicycles
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 309 rooms in four 3 & 4-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant and 2 ŗ la carte restaurants (Cuban, Italian, International)
- 4 bars including Beach bar, Snack bar
- 1 outdoor pool with free-form
- 3 tennis courts (3 lit) on-site
- Shopping plaza
- Fitness facilities
- Scuba diving and¬†Dive shop on-site (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- 1 double or 2 twin beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Balcony or Terrace
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Max occ 3 up to 2 adults
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 10 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kid's club, Babysitting service (fee), Games room and Kid's pool.
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Blau Costa VerdeHolguin,Cuba
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Playa Pesquero Rafael Freyre Holguin, Holguin 80100 Cuba
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