Playa Costa Verde
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We have stayed at the Blau several times always on the plus side and really love it. It is a smaller resort and the rooms are close to the VIP pool and the beach. The beach is great and features a dive shop.
We stayed at Blau Plus for 10 days from 12-22 September, so thankfully missed Hurricane Matthew. Firstly - I notice that most complaints about this hotel tend to come from British reviewers, and I really don't think that most of them are justified, based on our experience. CHECK INCheck in was smooth, and we were greeted with a nice cool drink whilst we were waiting. Simple and straight forward. ROOMWe stayed in block 18, which was great. Close to the pool and the beach and a short walk to everything else. Our room was clean and comfortable, and the aircon was fantastic. No - it wasn't the Ritz, but then again, we didn't pay Ritz prices, and feel that for what we paid, it was more than adequate. FOOD/DRINKI'm a vegetarian and my hubby a pescatarian, and we ate well every day. Don't miss the pizza at lunch time in the Italian restaurant - delicious! We ate a la carte 3 times and enjoyed them all. So much choice - I find it difficult to believe that anyone could struggle to find anything to eat. Again - for the price, it's amazing value. Drinks - cocktails at every bar. The beer was nice. No complaints.ENTERTAINMENTLive music, dancing, water ballet, Cuba Day... we enjoyed all of these. We also met some fantastic people so spent lots of time round the bars/pool/club having a great time. It's a really friendly resort. STAFFThanks to all the staff on the resort - they always had a smile and hello regardless of what they were doing. They all work so hard and really made a difference to the holiday.AIRPORT LOUNGE HOLGUINOne tip - we paid for lounge access and wish we hadn't bothered. It takes so long to get through all the check in process, that you spend very little time in there. Everyone said it would be worth it for the aircon, but it was just as comfortable temperature wise in the rest of the airport as in the lounge. SUMMARYWe were lucky to miss the hurricane, and for us, the weather was amazing. Yes, the resort has areas that are looking a little tired, but you can also see that they're working to improve it - building new bars etc. The staff were great, the other holiday makers were great, and all in all, we had a wonderful time. We felt that our holiday was great value and would go again.
A very big hotel offering standard and VIP (Plus) packages.The plus allows entry to big pool near the beach and vip restaurant.Its says 3 star, should be a four. The food in the buffet was unbelievable, really. A choice of at least four meats, fish freshly cooked while you wait, seafood, fabulous salads, veg and er chips.Main bars get busy, but tip the bar staff, and you wont even need to order they will just keep pouring. Theres about six bars and a great snack place on the beach for burgers etc. The buffet breakfasts are incredible too. Went to the Mexican for dinner, epic.Hire a driver and guide in an old yankee far to take you on a tour, it costs hardly anything.Just go there, you wont regret it.Trust Davy.
Booked plus. Lovely for 5 days until Saturday 1st October when all facilities were being shut down due to Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane hit Tuesday night followed by torrential rain on Wednesday 5th October. Be aware plus accommodation is not deemed safe in hurricane and you will be moved to older part of hotel. Older rooms had cockroaches in them and we got bit to death not sure what was biting us but not mosquitos. So you might think well in hurricane season what do you expect? The answer a lot more than what we received. The hurricane came to nothing and the rain that followed was more of a risk to our safety. Hotel floors flood with the smallest downpour and we were more at risk of fractures due to slipping on the wet floors. Almost all chairs and seating were removed from the lobby and we were restricted to this area. All bars stopped serving alcohol from Sunday 2nd until midday day on the Thursday following hurricane Matthew. Al a carte restuarants closed until the Thurday. Pools both closed for two days not because of debris from the storm but because pool filters were turned off and water deemed not safe. Took them until Friday to start putting pool longers back around pool. Sent to our rooms with a lunch box! At 6pm on Tuesday 2nd. The lunch box consisted of a black mangy banana, a guava that was not ripe, a slice of ham placed over the rotting banana, a dry bread roll and a yogurt with chocolate krispies on top but no spoon, and no fluids. We were then expected to sleep on the toilet floor until told we could come out. We were told we would receive a knock on our door to inform us it was safe to come out. This didn't happened and one couple were still in their room until 2pm Wednesday. Staff are lovely and go out of their way to be nice except for reception staff and customer service girl who in the main were unhelpful and just ignored telephone calls for maintenance in room.My advice is to avoid this hotel in hurricane season if you are British and book with Thomas Cook. Almost every other nationality and tour company moved their guests to Cayo coco out of harms way. Thomas Cook were apparently refused permission to move their guests. By the way beach bar Mar-y-sol closed on the 26th Sept and main buffet was also closed for refurbishment prior to hurricane Matthew when we arrived on 26th Sept. This was the worst holiday I have ever experienced not because of the hurricane but simply due to bad organisation from hotel management and really poor representation from Thomas Cook.
We had our vacation booked for a week here but Hurricane Matthew decided differently and we were only able to enjoy 2 days before being relocated out of harms way. While here for 2 days I would say that the Plus is definitely worth the extra price as it allows you the VIP lounge and pool. The beach was AMAZING!! The hotel staff was great in trying to keep us safe and informed (as well as preoccupied and relaxed) all while trying to prepare for a hurricane that could have been devastating to the hotel as well as their own personal property. We hated to leave and hope to return very soon and I pray that the Cuban people remained safe during this hurricane.
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
- 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
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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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