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Last visit in March 2017 after an absence of nearly 2 years. Had done close to 30 visits since the early 2000 and though they try, the property is slowly going down hill. Same problems. Was guaranteed that the water situation was fixed and the water stopped in the middle of a shower and had to use bottled water to rinse off. Dining and food may as well have been from my first visit so many years ago, no change. Beds felt like the same mattress and pillows also. Nice walks to the beach but no consideration to safety as I nearly went off the steps on the beach which though nice, needed to be tendered and no available loungers even though the hotel was barely half full. Entertainment was haphazard and actually quite childish, no professionalism. Maids, dining room staff and bar staff really tried but beyond that, NOBODY REALLY CARED. They seemed to want to improve the place but no guidance or leadership at this resort anymore. On all previous visits have always seen manager doing the rounds but this time when I asked, I was told that she was in meetings.....REALLY. Price wise this place was over priced and at the same price could book the Blau in Guardalavaca(a 4* hotel) and only 45 minutes travel and not 2 hours. Sadly, I really have no reason to return unless the price comes down and quality of rooms and property and management improves.
The Brisas Covarrubias hotel is still a quiet and excellent destination. I can't say enough about how friendly the staff is, and how they really go out of their way to ensure you have a great time and a great vacation.The hotel has about 180 rooms, and the rooms are very large and very clean. It is directly on a beautiful long stretch of white sandy beach that is totally breathless. They offer you good comfort for your home away from home. The staff is very friendly and helpful.The bars have all kinds of Cuban and International drinks and cocktails. The food is good with a good variety each day and if you have allergies like me, just let Dunia, the public relations manager know, and she will personally cater to your every needs. Wonderful women that goes way out of her way to make sure you are happy with your vacation. There is a Cuban, International, and have now added a Seafood a la carte restaurant. They have a kids club with a wonderful babysitter, and this year, they have also included a hair and nails salon that does an excellent job for a portion of the prices we pay back home and of course a disco open at 11:00pm-2:00am to practice on those dance lesson.The water problems have all been fixed. All rooms have hot water and the hotel does no longer have water problems. I had 2 weeks of continuous great water pressure and hot water with no interuptions. The new hotel director Yenny, has done a tremendous transformation to the hotel with new water system, lighting poles around the resort, so you can see where your going at night, non slip tiles around the pool area, new furniture, she has made sure that each and every room has a working telephone, and much, much more. The hotel usually closes for renovations, but It will be open all summer long, so do not hesitate to travel to Brisas Covarrubias.The Brisas Covarrubias is a wonderful and secure place for couples of all ages, families with small children, or teenagers to come to and have a great time and a great vacation.
Return trip to this beautiful location April 15-29, 2017. The changes that are being made are ongoing and are evident throughout the resort. There are some new bamboo walls on the side of the Ranchon that have just been added, however they are propped open so that the stunning view remains unobstructed. The grounds contain new lighting, the main bathrooms have been somewhat improved and the rooms have new air conditioners and TV's. The resort now has it's own water supply, with the issue of any shortages and temp problems seeming to have been resolved. We found the food to be good and both ate more than our share at meals. The new beach bar with Yandi was a great little addition, as it is located near the Nautical Center and offers a very friendly place to get a tasty beverage (you must try his strawberry daiquiris!). We returned to this resort due to the fabulous staff and the amazing beach; both did not disappoint!. So many hard working and caring staff that we would like to thank- please forgive spelling and if we have forgotten all names. Elizabeth replied to our emails ahead of time and honored requests around the room we wished to have; she went the extra mile to ensure we would be very pleased and we appreciate this. Dunia then ensured that a special occasion was nothing short of extremely memorable; She took this on and from start to finish she followed through and focused on details and that she felt would please us. Thank you Dunia for for all the personal little touches and for caring about your job as much as you do. The chefs- William we shout out to you- you all provided us with tasty meals and a variety of choices. Several waiters/bar tenders were very attentive and quick to provide all that we needed; Carlos, Tony, Geno, Louis, all the Ranchon staff, the lovely lady at the lobby bar and of course Pavel at the awesome Havana Club Bar. Be sure to visit for his Mojitos and to sign your name or a message on the wall. The cappuccinos each morning at the pool bar were something we looked forward to and are like n o other! Kendry and Mauricio provided great fun and skill at taking us out on the catamaran and we miss your good nature an kindness.The treatment of return guests should absolutely be noted. Several staff seemed to recognize us and made us feel instantly at home. Return guest dinners were great and served at the Ranchon around sunset. Cova also offered a return guest picnic, transporting us to a serene part of the beach where they went to great efforts to provide a delicious lunch; they took a BBQ and all supplies and even had a little band to play music. William's kabobs, Tilapia and pork ( with all the side fixings) was mouth watering and the white sand beach back drop made it such a special time. Thank you Dunia for arranging and inviting us to this event. The massages on the beach remain very affordable and we would highly recommend. Cova also offered Romantic Dinners this year, serving a lobster and shrimp meal that was awesome at the cost of 12 pesos each. The first week of our stay coincided with their spring break and we were fortunate enough to enjoy some more traditional foods and music. The second week the resort offered 'Cuban week' festivities which included some entertainment and a demonstration at an on-site Cuban house with dance, music, a bbq and showing how coffee was traditionally brewed.We chose to purchase one excursion and did a day trip to Las Tunas. This trip was arranged by Rene our Sunwing Rep who was always there to help and organize. Our Guide Michael was very accommodating and for $38 pesos each we enjoyed a tour of Las Tunas, lunch at a very ice local restaurant, some shopping and they even stopped for us as the sugar cane was being harvested so that we could take some back to try.From the quick and efficient check-in and reception staff, to Elizabeth our friendly and hard working chamber maid and all the Cova staff, services and entertainment team, we wish to thank you sincerely.
We have been there over 10 times. But we were disappointed in our room choice, not that it wasn't nice,but Cova management knows what we want,yet someone new gets what we should get.. We are going to try one more time on January 17th /18 If its lower level, we have over stayed our welcome. Cova is a beautiful place, and the staff are great, the beach is beautiful. But just as everything money takes over loyalty ,but we shall see .. See you in 2018 .`
Stayed a week in February in an ocean-view room with VIP upgrade. Room was on the 2nd floor and was spacious, clean and fresh. High ceiling, efficient AC, and a great view from the balcony. Bar fridge was kept stocked with soda and a couple of beer a day. Bottle of rum and bath towels in the room, but still had to return the towels on check out to the towel hut. I was able to use my travel size coffee maker in the same outlet as the fridge and tv and enjoyed sipping my morning cup on the balcony looking at the beautiful morning rainbows. sigh. Had a bidet but the water was a little chilly ;-) Shower temp and pressure varied but was acceptable for our needs. If you're fussy bring your own bath towels.Food was good enough as long as you aren't expecting too much. I'm a picky eater and never went hungry. Fish, chicken or something entree, simple veggies, etc. Enjoyed the lobster dinner and a la carte.Beach was amazing. Or I should say beaches! Across the little river at the disco end there is a stretch of incredible beach that felt endless. Great hiking.The resort is far from where most excursions start from and you will have to pay extra to get there. Also, I heard from a couple that because the trip to Holguin was so long their excursion was rushed. There are a couple of trips from the hotel into the small town but we didn't even feel the need. So blissed out on the beaches you couldn't have lured me away!Staff were truly a treat. Funny, intelligent, caring and professional. Struggled with my poor Spanish but they were very forgiving. Great cappuchino at the pool bar!I have only been to a couple of the budget all inclusive hotels in Cuba, (Varadero and closer to Holguin) but this is the only one I would consider booking again. Wouldn't go for the VIP but would want an ocean-view. I gave it an Excellent rating because for a 3 star it really is good value.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- Unlimited Domestic drinks and selected International drinks from 9am-11pm
- Wine with meals
- Selected non-motorized watersports (1 hour per day)
- Scuba diving lesson at pool
- Beach volleyball
- Game room
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Admission to the Disco, drinks included from 11pm-2am
- 180 rooms in 29 two-storey bungalows
- 1 Buffet & 1 A la carte Restaurant
- Snack Bar
- Bars including a swim-up pool bar
- 1 large free-form pool
- Lounge chair and towels (beach/pool)
- Non-motorized watersports (Snorkelling - fee)
- Dive centre with equipment and certification programs
- Tennis court
- Fitness facilities
- Mud therapy (fee)
- Massage services (fee)
- Laundry service (fee)
- Car and moped rentals
- Internet access & fax services (fee)
- Medical services available
- 1 king or two 3/4 beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Mini-fridge (water only)
- Bathroom with shower
- Balcony or patio (garden or ocean view)
- Max occupancy 3 persons
For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 2 to 12) plus the Playground.
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Playa Covarrubias, Puerto Padre 77200 Cuba
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