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Second year to this location. Noted upgrades in outdoor lighting, beach, buffet selection, new sinks and toilets (with seats on most). Spent first night in an upper bungalow with no air conditioner remote, but there were blankets. Moved to requested beach front room next day. As clean as age permits, comfortable bed, etc. Would like higher wattage lighting, and a second bedside lamp. Otherwise great room. Usual animals around, except no cats. Training very young staff in dining room and bars. They seemed shy. Some same staff from last year around about. Had two days of good weather, two days of gathering winds and two days of wind and rain.Can't change the weather! Maybe part of the a la cart restaurant or the building on the beach could be adapted to an indoor lounge for cards, etc. when the wind gets up. Flights with Sunwing were fine, other guests (including weekend Cubans) were great. Only got in the water once due to heavy waves.
Improvements are notable. More lodging, new restaurant. Great place for quiet, uneventful vacation. The food was better than previous visits. The beach was very steep, I have read the sand has been replenished since September 2016. There is transportation provided from airport with all inclusive pkgs. Taxi service is available for those who chose land only. . Great staff.
This was my second time, and the last review I said it was quiet and relaxing, but not this time, The locals are hogging the pool and leave food and drinks all around and are very loud , will step in front of you at bar or food line up. I had to move from a bungalo to the stone rooms at water edge, because of loud locals , jabbering away and playing tv at 1.30 and 3.30 a.m. so stay in the stone rooms, very quiet. The new beach bar is now functional and all new tables and chairs in the dining room, also new chairs in the lobby and more to come. \their is absoluty no change at the reception so get your money changed at the airport. All excursions , expect topay 30-40 pesos to get there by taxi, no pickup at Don Lino. A bunch of locals were put out by management on Mar. 01, 2017, but as I left on Friday they were still coming in. I love the Cuban people but the class of the ones wearing desinger clothes , fine jewellery and arriving with their kids that are coming to the hotel now are left to be desired. Don,t think I will return. They also need to have anon smoking section in the lobby. The weather was beautifull and very warm 28- 32. The food was average , no lettuce or bannanas this year. I must say this is not only my opinion but most travellers I met thought the same way, and there are many who were there for 1 month ,2 months.
2 bars one is 24 hours nice beach swimming snorkeling 10 minutes walk. Excursions to Holguin City and nearby places. Lots of horses rwal nice. There is nightly entertainment horse and buggy rides. Scooter rentals horseback riding. Its very relaxing there. In three trips to Cuba this was my favorite resort.
The room was OK. After being all over Cuba in local hotels and Casa Particulares, I was expecting something a bit better in an "all inclusive." Not really, but not bad.Other than having Bucanero on tap, the drinks were lacklustre. Didn't even have mint available to make Mojitos - the classic drink of Cuba. The Pina Colada was made with powdered milk and coconut flavouring - even though coconut palms are not uncommon locally. The non-motorized beach activity consisted of a beach towel. Not even a little pedal boat or kayak was evident. The food was OK. I actually had better in some little beach cafes in rural Cuba. Is it a 1 star going for 2, or a 1 star going for 1/2 - hard to say. If this is the trip of lifetime, spend a little extra elsewhere, it will be worth it.
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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
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 Meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Tennis courts
- 36 cabana style bungalows
- 1 Buffet Restaurant
- 1 Snack bar
- 2 Bars
- 1 Pool (with children's area)
- Games room
- Tennis courts
- Sport area for playing baseball and beach volleyball
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Bicycles (fee)
- 2 Twin beds
- Satellite TV
- Safety deposit box (fee)
- Bathroom with shower only
- Max occupants 3 (no more than 2 adults)
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Playa Blanca, Rafael Freyre, Rafael Freyre Cuba
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