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This hotel was ok... For the price it was a good vacation. Beaches are fantastic, and thats what we travel to Cuba for. The food choices were pretty bad, but I know this going to Cuba so we were prepared. I bring breakfast bars and lots of snacks... Zero fruit selection on a daily basis, and I mean ZERO! Eggs at breakfast were fine, dinner buffet was pretty much the same every night. We were able to find enough that we didnt starve. The couple we went with had no hot water for 4 days.. Our room was fine. One thing I noticed was the garbage everywhere. This hotel would be smart to put some receptacles out. Its actually hard to find a bin to put trash in. The other thing is the locals... They would have very large groups of 20 or more, and they would literally take over a space. Super pushy, and made you feel like you werent welcome. I have been to Cuba 7 or 8 times and never had that experience. Over all, for what we paid it was a good experience. As I said earlier, the beaches are superb and thats what you go for!
My review is far overdue, I stayed at Brisas Covarrubias April 23rd - April 30th 2016. This was my first time in Cuba and it will not be my last as I had a magnificent time. The ride from the airport to the resort was a little over 2 hours but we were able to see many sites during the travel. There was a total of 8 passengers on the air conditioned bus from the airport to the resort, two of whom were from Cuba so, along with the driver, we had our own tour guides on the bus giving us information about where we were and what we were seeing. We were able to see how many of the locals lived, the government buildings, hospital and army facility. At the resort, we were greeted with sparkling wine, the check-in process was quite fast and we were able to be on the beach or poolside within a very short period of time. I had read in advance that this resort needed repairs and some reviews had me reconsidering my decision to visit this location but, after this experience, I will definitely be back at this resort. Yes, some repairs are needed but I knew going into this, that the resort was not a 5 star, the food and staff are well above 5 star which helped make this a wonderful vacation. Some of the rooms are in need of updates and minor repairs but nothing that cannot be overlooked with the natural beauty of the beach and island . Over time, I am sure that the necessary repairs will be done but you can will still enjoy your stay if you come with an open mind and are looking for relaxation in what I call a "lost paradise". There was lots of excellent food so you will not go hungry unless you choose not to eat. Everyone was very friendly and always made you feel as you were the only ones that mattered. The shows each evening were entertaining, some bands were more experienced than others. You get a taste of how some local bands start out. I enjoyed every show from local musicians to dancers performing to love songs without words being spoken. There was even an opportunity for guests to be part of performances which were also entertaining. The beach was beautiful, with the white sand that stretched as far as you could see. You could walk off the resort and along beaches on either side of the resort and feel safe, I kayaked almost daily, used peddle boats, went snorkeling and watched as local fishermen spear fished. This was the best trip that I have ever taken, I met some wonderful people that I can call friends. I would recommend this resort to anyone that is looking to "live in the moment" and enjoy a hidden "lost paradise". Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Brisas Covarrubias, thank you to Renee from Sunwing. And thank you to the wonderful friends that I met during this vacation. DR London ON
The resort is outdated. The room was ok, not very clean and the door to the balcony was broken. The service is good (one time we had to wait very long till we got our breakfast). The food is ok, not very special. The people are very friendly.
I just returned from my 5th visit to Cova and I can't wait to go back! The main reason? The staff! Hands down, they are the friendliest, most helpful people I've encountered in one resort and I've traveled to many places in Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean. They go out of their way to ensure your vacation is the best one ever! I especially want to mention (apologies for my spelling) Elizabeth, Maray, Jonny, Raul M, Raul S E, Jucy, Rafael, Daniel, Tony, Fidel, Louisa, Manuel, Yandi and so many, many others who's names I can't remember but will never forget their kindness. Yes, as others have written, there are some issues due to the aging of the resort and its isolated location - but nothing that can't be dealt with if you have an open mind and a sense of humour. The staff goes above and beyond in dealing with these issues and remember - it's not their fault! They are geniuses at creating lemons from lemonade. I won't go into detail about the other aspects of Cova like the beach, etc. because other writers' reviews (the positive ones) have said it all and are, in my opinion, accurate. If you're looking for a quiet, clean, friendly and economical place to go - please consider Cova as your next destination!
This is my 3rd visit in 4 months to Covarrubias. The staff at Covarrubias really make this piece of paradise so special. From the manager Elizabeth, to the entertainment staff (Alayu, Jonni, Rafael, Jusy, Roberto , Pedro), Wilson (Sports director), Omar (Life guarding), and the restaurant staff (too many great people to mention), and housekeeping too. All so fantastic!!! I missed Isela and her happy smiling face at the Towel hut though this time, as not all staff were there (Missed Liseth in Entertainment too, and Eggy) due to low number of guests. Lots to do at Covarrubias with tennis, weight room, outstanding snorkelling and absolutely spectacular beach (with paddleboats, catamaran, kayak), dance lessons, bingo, crazy games, billiards and ping pong poolside, as well as bicycles (which is so great riding down the road because there is no traffic, because the resort is quite remote . The hotel is closing now/soon for renovations as they are redoing the pool and updating the rooms. The rooms are very spacious and clean. I had a room in the 1200 block this time and it was great! Beautiful view of the ocean even though it was not an ocean view room. Great L shaped balcony and perfect location. I really like this resort because it is big enough but not so big that it takes more than a minute to walk anywhere. Great nightly entertainment and then disco after at about 11:00. Not so fond of the jejenes (small mosquito-like bug), so if you go April or later bring bug spray with deet. This is a resort where return guests are the norm.....that says a lot.ENJOY!
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).
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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
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- 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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