Club Amigo Guardalavaca

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Our Opinion
Not the nicest of hotels visually but the Club Amigo Guardalavaca makes up for it in service and value. Nice quiet beach area. The great prices on this resort make it the best choice for a 3 star resort in Holguin.
Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.

Overview
The Club Amigo Guardalavaca is a favourite with Canadians and many keep coming back year after year. The 'Village', just recently built and more spacious, is the newest feature to the resort's property. You're just steps from the beach and from the other two all-inclusive hotels, where you have full access to their bars, restaurants, and activities. Great for families - sort of like three holidays in one!

Location: On Guardalavaca Beach and 60 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • musicschool : Toronto, Canada
Bad, run down place . Unfamiliar with " what is a customer service .."

Run down place, people have NO idea what is a customer service about.I am NOT "pool guy" The only reason i go to the south is the ocean! Beach beautiful - NO maintenance. Litter, cans, plastic, cigarette butts allover. No point to complain - they just live this way. TOOOOOOOO many locals! They will bother you for everything - soap, shampoo, t-shirt, everything! They get used to it and do NOT care whether you like it or not. Food - very poor, same stuff daily. Restaurants are only different on settings - food is the same. Drinking water - purified , disgusting taste. Prepare to buyWill never come back and do not recommend

  • goldbug : Buffalo NY
Quite a bit better than expected

We had plenty of reasons to be apprehensive based on some of the negative reviews and the fact that we've had some stomach issues in the past while traveling as well as some serious illnesses on vacation. Ok, we were only here for 4.5 days but we really found the hotel to be just fine, including the food. We did take care to only drink bottled water and we never had anything with ice just to be safe but we had no GI issues whatsoever. In addition, some reviews noted that some of the paths to the rooms are unlit at night and have very uneven, even dangerous concrete so I took a flashlight, which I never even used. Lighting was fine, pathways were perfectly smooth. We stayed in a villa room, which was plenty big and we even had a lovely view of the sea. The only issue was that the bath towels weren't very big and after a day or two, they only provided one, not two. So if you can bring a towel with you great, but we were fine without. We also ate our meals in the main dining hall and though some reviews said the food was bad, (and we are fairly picky) we found it was mostly just fine and in many cases quite good. There is a huge variety so you will find something you like. Also, there are options for children. it does get crowded and sometimes you have to wait online for maybe 20-30 minutes to get in, but once you do it's fine and sort of part of the whole bustling atmosphere there which was frankly kind of fun. The cafe in the lobby served great capuccino all day and all night. The beach was lovely though we didn't spend much time there. We came on a Sunwing package from Toronto, which also was just fine. We had fun and do recommend it. Also, we were lucky to take some tours with Yuri, a great tour guide based in this region: You can reach him at yuri.arcayaborrego@nauta.cu. All in all, I would not hesitate to return to this resort or to recommend it to others.

  • Galina G :
NEVER EVER AGAIN... EVEN IF FREE!

Went to this resort last year... Intimidating place! You do NOT feel secure .. You should expect that local people will bother you every minute on the surface and being in the water! Cuba is known to have a beautiful ocean , it's true.. but local people make the beach dirty.. Plastic bags, caps and other litter if blown by wind and comes back to youFOOD - out of comments.. Flies allover..

  • Mark C :
Not great

Was fun very hard to find a drink food sucked some bartenders were cranky had to go off the resort to eat mostly beach was very good you get what you pay for next time I would spend the extra would have been cheaper in the end

  • Pethabmia : Miami Beach, Florida
A Bad Hotel

The only reason I ended up in this hotel is that my flight from Holguin was cancelled and the airline booked us there for one night. I will never choose a hotel with this horrible reviews and quality .First the front desk staff is unfriendly and provide a very bad service . They treat you like you are doing a favor to then and not all the way around. Management should make changes here because this is the face of the hotel .The hotel is an old and low quality construction . Rooms are small with none or poor decoration . uncomfortable bed and pillows. no minibar. and in the morning not hot water to take a shower . The hotel has loud music until late at night not possible to sleep well.the quality of the food at the buffet is really low , not tasted at all and cold with a weird appereance . Not even bottled water is provide . The breakfast buffet is good . the service is ok and attentive for the dining staff and also the bartenders in the different areas . But do not expect 5 star service nowhere .The WiFi is available in common areas and work fine for Cuba . the pool is not bad but is not properly clean at all. Without doubts Guardalavaca where the hotel is located is a beautiful beach and you cannot go wrong with thatI will not recommend you to stay ever at this hotel . There is more wonderful options around like Hotel Playa Pesquero

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 and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic beer and drinks (10am-11pm)
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool per stay
  • Daytime tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Mini-golf
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Aerobics
  • Exercise room
  • Games room
  • Pool table
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Hotel complex is composed of 4 sections; the Standard section (Club Amigo Guardalavaca - Guest rooms have recently been refurbished), the Villa section (Club Amigo Guardalavaca Village), the Bungalow section, and the Tropical section.
  • 3 buffet restaurants
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian & Cuban (reservations required by 10am same day, dress code in effect)
  • 6 bars including swim-up pool bar
  • Snack bars
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Kids pool
  • Sauna (fee)
  • 2 tennis courts (not lit)
  • Gift shops
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • A range of non-motorized watersports
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical serives (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Disco (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 2 single beds or 1 double bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only - 220V converter & adaptor required
  • Balcony with garden view
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Villa Rooms
  • Same as above but recently built and more spacious
  • Two 3/4 beds
  • Bathrooms with tub and shower
  • Located in the villa section
  • Max occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
Tropical Rooms
  • Same as Hotel Rooms but with 2 twin beds
  • Located in the building closest to the beach
  • Exclusive to Sunquest Vacations bookings
Kid's Deals - One child 12 and under stays and eats free when sharing a room and existing beds with 2 adults; pay only airfare. Youths 13-16 pay special all-inclusive rate.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, Kids' pool and Playground. Babysitting service. (fee)
Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade, (based on availability at time of check-in) a bottle of sparkling wine, flowers, and an invitation to a la carte restaurant. Please inquire when booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

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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  • Club Amigo Guardalavaca
    Holguin,Cuba

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Club Amigo Atlantico - Guardalavaca
Playa Guardalavaca, 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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