Playa Costa Verde
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My son and I once again visited Blau Costa Verde for the 5th & 6th time ( July21-28). It was wonderful to be welcomed back to our favourite resort by a friendly welcoming staff. Once again we were not disappointed in any of the facilities or services. The weather was amazing & so was the food, bars, beach, VIP pool and bar & of course the people...special thanks to Barbara, Adam and the amazing staff at the buffet & al a carte restaurants. We were accompanied by a first time visitor friend who was also very impressed with the resort. Looking forward to returning ASAP!
We spent two weeks in the plus section in at the end of July 2014 and had a wonderful holiday with my husband and two children. There was plenty of choice in the restaurants, and the staff were always very helpful. When we decided to book another long haul holiday this year, the kids (now 16 and 19) asked to go back to the same hotel. We're looking forward to returning on 21st August this year with my daughter's boyfriend and my dad too! Can't wait for another great holiday x
We booked this for our family March break of 2014. The room was adequate, and we had no complaints here. The food and beverage was adequate and as it was Cuba we were not expecting exceptional food, so it was average. No surprises. We basically got what we expected.
Excellent hotel. Cant say enough about the staff the service and the premises.The food was excellent too would not be going back if I was not hooked on the Blau Plus.Have been to Cuba 37 times and could go anywhere but here is home. Many repeat guests so we have it right, Big thank you too Rodger who arranged our rooms with very short notice and always looks after us. Cant say enough about the staff Barbara Jerry, Miguel, Adelis, Aiden, Alexander Hosai and so many more people . Thanks to everyone another wonderful holiday and see all of very soon
We stayed as a family of 5 from 6th june 2017 for 2 weeks. We booked the plus section before travelling & we are happy we did as that part of the hotel is nicer. We had 2 rooms with 3 of us in one & 2 in the other. I emailed the hotel the week before we travelled & requested the rooms to be together in block 28. Blau replied saying they would try their best but it was exactly what we got. The transfer took an hour with only one other hotel drop off before us. The coach was air conditioned & modern & the guide was excellent & pointed out lots of things on the way. Check in at the hotel was quick & all the reception staff we dealt with during our stay were very friendly, polite & efficient. Within 15 minutes we were taken to our rooms. Unfortunately, our room key cards would not work so the porter went back for another set which also failed. Luckily our daughter’s room was right opposite so we were able to make use of the aircon in her room whilst we waited as it was scorching! It turns out the door key pad was at fault so reception immediately moved us to another room slightly further along in the same block. This was only set up for 2 people but by the time we had unpacked, gone for something to eat & returned the 3rd bed had arrived & the fridge fully stocked! This all only took another 15 minutes & although not the best of things to happen it cannot be helped & it was handled well & full apologies were made.The rooms were clean & well maintained with only minor issues like a bit of staining around the shower etc but not worth worrying about. Our beds were comfortable & we slept very well but the 3rd temporary bed our son slept in was very hard but he didn’t mind. There is lots of storage, a good size flat screen tv with several English speaking channels & the room safe is big enough to take a tablet/laptop & space for lots of other bits & pieces. There was an information pack in the room with a great leaflet about what was open at what time etc. Print a map off before you go but after a day or two you won’t need it. Our fridge was restocked daily with bottled water & any soft drinks or beer that we used. The beer was crystal or mayabe. The aircon was a godsend & easy to operate. Our daughter’s aircon however broke down several times so they couldn’t sleep. Despite being repaired, a few hours later it would break again so we asked for them to be moved & this was agreed. We were offered help in moving the luggage etc but within no time at all we had done it. Their new room was right next to us & was interconnecting which was a bonus as we could easily go from one room to the other. All the staff we met were very friendly from the gardeners & maids to the bar, restaurant & reception staff. Service was very good & we tipped as & when. A special mention goes to Yunior in the VIP bar & Miguel at the VIP pool both were very good & Yunior would have our drinks ready before we had even sat down. We saw several non-vip guests being turned away from the VIP area but long trousers for men in the restaurants seems a bit more hit & miss. It isn’t much to ask for men to wear long trousers for an hour but some did ignore the request. We travelled with an open mind about what the food would be like but we were very surprised. The buffet had an excellent choice, good quality & hot. We witnessed very good hygiene methods with gloves on, keeping raw & cooked meat separate, using different utensils to handle the meat & even using another part of the grill which was scrapped clean before new raw meat was added. All 5 of us ate the full range of meat, fish, shellfish, salads etc & none of us experienced any kind of stomach upsets that one or two have mentioned in previous reviews. The restaurants were good but we all agreed the Italian was the best either for lunch or dinner, lovely pizza & calzone. I also loved the pasta bolognaise cooked to order in the buffet. We were dreading the 6am sunbed game which I would refuse to play but there is plenty of room on the sand on the beach if you don’t get a sunbed. However, if you prefer the pool area it is all hard surface so nowhere to lay a towel on the grass etc instead. There were also only a limited number of shaded areas. We were so pleased that we didn’t have to play this game once during our stay as at most there was normally only about 30 guests & a hundred beds. June is a very quiet month & all day every day there were lots of spare beds. We were told there were less than 300 people staying when the hotel takes over a 1000. This was a bonus for us as no queues anywhere, ever, empty sunbeds, peace & quiet, choice of restaurant bookings & no queue at the desk, plentiful supply of wifi cards (the connection is good if you can get connected!!) & loads of loo roll in the public toilet areas which although had a dodgy lock here & there they were clean & much better maintained then I had expected.There is a shop onsite that we were told is not affiliated with the hotel. It has limited snacks, expensive & the crisps we purchased were all stale. The ladies in there weren’t the friendliest either & when asking for cigar prices they reeled off so many, so fast & it seemed to change each time. In the end we purchased cigars & rum direct from the hotel which were cheaper & the staff took more time & were friendlier. They walk around selling them during the day or they occasionally set up a table outside the buffet. Wildlife…. There are a few strays cats, loads of crabs, which our son took to rescuing from the pool when they fell in & mozzies. On the first night we didn’t think about mozzie spray & we were all bitten badly I counted 22 bites on me alone & boy do they itch but if left they will clear up in a few days. The hotel sent around a truck on several evenings with a ‘fog’ to combat the mozzies so we only needed our own mozzie spray a few times after that as a precaution then we didn’t really bother with it. The spray also comes in handy to use around the perimeter of your patio area to stop any ants so we had no problem with them & we were on the ground floor.As I have said in my previous reviews we never go to the same place twice but I would go to the Blau again, we had a lovely holiday, lovely weather (it only rained twice in the evening for about 10 minutes) but it is very humid. Good food & drink, lovely pool area and a beautiful beach. I can see why people return time after time & after reading some reviews by others guests it has left me wondering whether they are actually talking about the same hotel as our experience was totally positive.
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
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 24 hour snacks
- Room service (Continental breakfast only)
- A la carte dining w/reservations (Kids 5-12 years are accepted at 1st seating only. Children under 5 are not accepted at the Japanese and Italian restaurants.)
- Unlimited International brand drinks, Domestic beer and House Wine, 24 hours
- Pedal Boats
- Banana boat
- Watersports listed above subject to availability & weather conditions
- Pool scuba clinic
- Scuba diving for certified divers
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Day & night tennis
- Basketball courts (lit)
- Badminton court
- Bicycles (helmets not included)
- Fitness centre
- Indoor games
- Entrance to Disco
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Daily Activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 480 rooms divided into 31 two-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 4 a la carte restaurants: Japanese, Caribbean, Italian, Creole, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- 8 bars including swim-up pool bar
- Live entertainment
- 1 large free-form pool
- 2 Jacuzzis
- Lounge chairs and towels (pool)
- 4 tennis courts on-site (4 lit)
- Fitness facilities
- Massages (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Shopping on-site
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- A range of watersports available
- Conference rooms (fee)
- Games room
- Laundry services (fee)
- Doctor & Nurse (24 hours)
- Internet access (fee)
- 1 king or two 3/4 beds
- Satellite TV
- CD Player
- Iron and ironing board
- Full Bathroom
- Hairdryer 220V and 110V (converter & adaptor required)
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe (fee)
- Balcony or terrace w/garden view
- Max occupancy 3 persons up to 2 adults
- Poolview Guest Rooms also available
- Same as above plus full living room
- 2 TV's
- A second mini-fridge
- 2 balconies or patios
- Max occupancy 2 adults & 2 children
For the kids - Kids 4-11 years enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kid's Club, Games Room and Kids' pool.
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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Playa Costa VerdeHolguin,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa Pesquero Rafael Freyre Holguin, Holguin 80100 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.
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