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Brisas Guardalavaca

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Brisas Guradalavaca is a solid 4 star resort by Cuban standards. It is one of the more popular resorts in Holguin because it offers good service and clean rooms. The food isn't the greatest, but that is common in Cuba. The beach its self is nice, but the ocean can sometimes have lots of seaweed.

Situated on Guardalavaca Beach, this attractive hotel is ideal for families, single parents, couples and honeymooners. The children's club features a fun-filled daily activities programs with lunch, snacks and soft drinks, watersports, movie and cartoon programs. The hotel features 24-hour snacks, a unique local historical excursion and inviting accommodations are split between the hotel section and the villa area with spacious bungalow-style units.
Location: Directy on the beach, 45 minutes to downtown Holguin, 1 hr from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • nfezza1 :
Nice hotel.

We have just returned from 2 weeks at Hotel Brisas. We had a fantastic time weather was amazing and most of the hotel was fantastic. Pools lovely, beach amazing and the snorkeling was out of this world.Clean rooms and the cleaners really looked after us leaving the room looking great everyday.Large number of bars one being 24hrs as well as a 24hr snack bar where the pizzas were freshly cooked in front of you. Number of al a Carte restaurants that was ok but not anything special. Ok so negative food is not up to standard of the hotel cheap cuts of meats used and overcooked not a great choice but you can find something to survive great pasta and rice stations as well as the cooked bananas. Staff are really friendly but you do feel guilty if you don't tip as this is how they survive as the wages are so poor.Internet is a massive flaw it is only in the lobby and you have to pay by the hour if you are trying to contact on your phone good luck !! You have to wait days sometimes to get online longest was 4 days for us this was my partner and myself. We didn't expect Internet In our room but you should be able to connect in the lobby and not wait days to contact the outside world.Would I go again yes !! It is a lovely place and all the negatives I have mentioned above it wouldn't stop me returning.

  • Ana P :
A very Interesting Experience

Hi, I went to Cuba without having a set feeling of what to expect. But I love it. From the first to the last day. Hotel is lovely, people are very nice, everyone smiles. Restaurant is very clean, rooms are big and cleaned daily. Nothing to complain about really.

  • butterfly200 : essex
Thoroughly Enjoyed!

We traveled as a couple and this was our third time to Cuba but first to Brisas Guardalavaca. Stayed in the villa section which was ideal for us. Lovely large ground floor room (which we had requested). Each morning our room was cleaned beautifully, sheets changed & good quality clean towels left when we requested them. Beach has beautiful soft sand. People do get up very early to reserve sunbeds but we always managed to find free ones. Pools were a bit too cold for me. Attentive friendly staff all over the resort. Special thanks to Maria in the villa section breakfast buffet and Alberto (villa reception bar & 24 hr bar).Great range of drinks in lots of the bars. Best Pina Coladas in the coffee bar. Delicious coffees with various alcohol in them - my favourite was cognac. Thoroughly enjoyed tea and biscuits in the Tea Garden, but they need a few more tables & chairs as it was very popular. It did create the opportunity to share tables though and we met and enjoyed the company of other holidaymakers from different parts of the world.. Early evening entertainment was good but the entertainment at the outside pool didn't start until about 9.40ish so we usually took a stroll back to the villa bars and spent our evenings there. We did stay one night to watch the water ballet which was very good. Food is plentiful (pizza & hotdogs in the 24hr bar highly recommended). Would have preferred it if there was a better vegetable selection as only the small cubed (frozen or tinned) type was available, but having said that, it's the one negative of our time here. Thoroughly enjoyed it & would love to return.

  • Ian C :
Another Amazing Week

What can I say other than "Just Go".We stayed from January 20th our 5th stay in 2 years.Perfect weather once again.Got to visit a local school,Doctors clinic,Fishing Village,Got Tattoos in Holguin.Milton our Taxi guy took us everywhere for a very reasonable fare and waited while we were getting Tattoos. The artist did an amazing job.His business is called Studio Tattoos. Ate at the restaurant up on the hill at the Fishing Village can't remember the name.Very cheap and great food.Bought a huge shell there for only 5 pesos.So much to do in only 7 days,next visit will be 10 days Beach was amazing as we're the staff.Dont listen to the bad reviews Just go and go with it..

  • UKtravelerone : London, United Kingdom
1st trip to Cuba

Came here for the 1st time trip to Cuba from the 17th to the 31st for 2 weeks and we were welcomed with drinks which was nice after a long journey. The check in was fairly quick can't complain there. The hotel room was a fair size big enough for me and the mrs. The balcony door was to stiff to open it is a battle to open and close it which isn't enjoyable. There was 2 chairs in the room which I didn't understand why they were there. They were next to the bed taking up valuable space. The shower handles were rusty. It's a bit out dated they could fix up in certain areas. The bed was comfortable and pillows were nice only thing with bed at every movement you make it makes a noise. It would be nice if they give you restaurant times and days they open at the lobby or in your room. They have 6 restaurants which you have to book in order to go and eat best thing to do is book 1st thing when it opens up so you can get your time slot you want. Pick up the map of the area that will help you out around the complex and to where things are and follow the signs. Nice area hotel is in a big complex with villa next to hotel literally. It's got a nice beach around. Up the road is a little market which is decent you can get a horse ride up there and the guys will arrange a time you want to be picked up after you do your shopping with is nice and you pay them afterwards. All the hotel staff are great and helpful I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to visit Cuba. They is also a villa side which is nice and quiet maybe a bit more money but still nice.

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
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hr snacks
  • 24 hr Domestic & select International brand drinks, House Wine included
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles 9am-5pm
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Game room
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Exercise classes
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco, drinks included
  • 437 rooms in 9 villas and one 5-storey building
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 2 a la carte restaurants: Italian and Seafood, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 8 bars including Swim-up bar, Coffee bar 
  • Disco
  • 4 pools, including 2 children's
  • Jacuzzis
  • Sauna
  • 2 lit tennis courts on-site
  • Gift shop
  • Exercise room
  • Beauty salon
  • Scuba diving (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Horseback riding nearby (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (converter & adaptor required)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Oceanview Rooms:
  • Same as above with ocean view
  • Same as above, located adjacent to the hotel block in 2 & 3-storey villas
  • Larger room w/garden or pool view
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids
Villa Mini-Suites:
  • Same as above, larger than Villa
  • Sitting area and sofa bed
Kids Stay Free - Kids 2-12 stay & eat free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club. Babysitting service subject to availability (fee).
Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade, (based on availability at check-in) a bottle of sparkling wine, and flowers. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at time of check-in.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel
Calle 2, Playa, Guardalavaca 84170 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.