Brisas Guardalavaca

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Our Opinion
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.

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  • emzii_11 : Derby, United Kingdom
2nd visit

Returned on Tuesday from Brisas, to start with flight there was fine no problems, airport was dreadful though, long wait in a humid box to put it politely, no organization and last thing you want after a long flight. Arrived at hotel and after a long check in was pleased to receive a complimentary upgrade into a sea view villa, views were fantastic from block 5, room was kept to a reasonable cleanliness, towels changed daily and bedding on request, room was very large and it was nice to have a partition between our gigantic bed and our sons bed. Hotels not changed since our last visit to be honest. Plenty of food choices, you won't starve even if your the fussiest eater, ala carte restaurants were great again, managed to gain 8lb and I'm a picky eater. Bars were all great but our fave was the Havana bar for great views when the sun goes down and the cappuccino bar for air con!!! Staff were all lovely again, didn't expect tipping like people claim. Animation team were fab especially our friend William. The beach was clean and the new man made reef as made a big difference bringing lots of fish to see. I have a fear of the sea but this time managed to snorkel!!! Water ballet was great on the second week but not our taste on the first week. Banana boats available for 5 pesos a person but be careful because he ensures you fall with a blast. The local boulevard was great on a night out, dancing and chatting to the locals and only 3pesos in an old American car to get there. Had a day in Banes which is worth visiting, real eye opener, totally different to what you are surrounded by and only 50 pesos in an old car again. Renewed our vows at brisas and photographer was great, beautiful pics and over 200 photos at a very good price. Only downside was the odd parents that let their children go clubbing on resort until 3 in the morn and then on the beach til 5am unsupervised, as young as 13. Would we return? Yes but in the spring when the Canadians are there because quite frankly the Brits let it down

  • 580ruby : Ottawa, Ontario

My husband and I got married at BRISAS on June 23 2017. Our wedding day turned out better then we expected. Our notary Laura was amazing our wedding coordinator Yoania was more then helpful she did a great job with all the arrangements before and after the wedding . The orchestra was great and the photographer was amazing . We even had some entertainment during our diner .When we went back to our room we had a bottle of champagne in the fridge and fruit and our bed was roll down . So romantic!Our guest were treated with utmost respect . We had the best time ever .Our room was in the villa .Beautiful large clean rooms with working air conditioners . The woman that clean the rooms did a great job keeping it clean . The hotel staff ,entertainers and waiters ,ext...were very pleasant and polite . Hotel and Bathrooms were kept very clean .The beach was amazing well maintained always clean lots security .We enjoyed swimming in the pool with our guests. The food was good . We enjoyed more of the buffet to the a la card but that was our preference.We enjoyed ourselves very much I would return A+

  • Jo C : West Lavington
Great holiday

Just on way home after 2 weeks at Brisas hotel and could really just go straight back even after a 9 hr flightūüė©Rooms: we stayed in villas furniture dated but huge and lovely comfy bed.we don't go to sit in room so it was fine.Food: ok, did get boring towards the end of fortnight, we did our 6 allowed al a cart better than buffet as you get served which meant a nice evening with friends. Cuban restaurant was great for late breakfast or lunch.Pool: villa pool best but not many parasols so early rise to get beds with shade, the youngesters preferred main pool as had better swim up bar. Trips: Dolphins was best by far with our group 75cuc each with rep have read can get cheaper (but didn't see it anywhere) included shows and transport We also did cars in evening they showed us sites and we went to farm where owner showed us all around and what he grows,he picked us fresh coconut to try. Find lifeguard William on beach he took us snorkelling 5cuc each fantastic to see all the coral and fish, he also took us to his home (walking distance) for a meal 15 cuc each and it was the best lobster, fish we had ever eaten, William catches it all fresh.Nancy TC. rep was great and very good at sorting out any problems she wants everyone to be happy. Tips: Take travel mugs for daytime all the locals/ regulars have bubba mugs which apparently come from the Canadians, otherwise you only get small plastic cups. Plenty of bars great cocktails Over all a great holiday beautiful island and very friendly people . And it was Hot Hot Hot .

  • Paul C :

Just returned from our second visit to brisas and its was just as good as the last. We had a villa room that was very spacious and had a lovely view of the ocean and gardens so it was very quiet at night time. We visited all the bars our two favorites were the Havana bar and the cappuccino bar is great to relax in at night as its air conditioned. William from the animation team is a great guy lots of fun very friendly and is really good to talk to about the Cuban life. If you fancy a different night out go to the boulevard and have a talk or a drink with the locals they are very welcoming and very good fun. The food was very good to yes there may be flies here or there but it didn't bother us. All in all another amazing holiday and will defiantly return one day. Thank you brisas keep up the great work.

  • deb50_13 : Brigg, England, United Kingdom
Relaxing rest

Our first trip to Cuba ,which was an amazing experience. We loved every minute of our stay.the hotel is right on a gorgeous beach.we made some good friends and met some lovely Cuban's. Some of the rooms need updating but are still nice and clean and comfortable to stay in.our bed was extremely comfortable. We had a small problem with the shower but was sorted very quickly. There are plentiful places to eat and all the food is delicious ,I really don't know where other reviewers who complain about the food have been eating because it is excellently cooked and a massive choice.the all inclusive drinks really does include all drinks with a huge range of cocktails. The pools are very nice and we enjoyed popping into the pool bar.The entertainment was great during the day and 1st class most nights our room over looked to pool and the entertainment area but never prevent us sleeping.we had quite a few trips out around the area and we found Cuba to be a beautiful county but many Cuban's are very poor but would happily invited you into their homes. such friendly people.we went to relax and explore a little and this we certainly did.we would without hesitation return there again.

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.