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Brisas Sierra Mar

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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
Set in the foothills of the dramatic Sierra Maestra mountains and overlooking a glorious 4 km blaze of golden brown beach, the Brisas Sierra Mar has a wide range of activities and entertainment for all ages.

Location: Hillside, overlooking Sevilla beach, approximately 60 minutes from Santiago de Cuba airport.
tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Peter K : Toronto, Canada
With pleasure again

After a year we visited hotel again, there is a few things changed reception is the one, thanks to general and reception managers .As before very friendly, polite staff, three bars on the level 1 and hotel store with Bucanero $, 2 restaurants open during the season, lovely lobby are with all day ocean breeza, capuccino and piano music ,many free seats. All in all over 50 times in Cuba will come back in March again and strongly recommend this breath taking view hotel to everyone, Best Regards to Wil Ser, Mercedes , Sandra and all staff

  • JSheff : Toronto, Canada
Wonderful Little Resort

We just stayed at Brisas Sierra Mar Jan 4 - 11 2017. We had previously stayed at Brisas in Santa Lucia and Brisas Guardalvaca just as a point of reference. Also just to clarify I have been to Cuba over 30 times and have stayed at the good and the bad. I decided to visit this Brisas for my 60th birthday Now to this review.We (4 of us) arrived at 11:00 am 4 hours before check-in and surprise everything was ready for us and waiting. The VIP package we booked was exactly as described. The room was ocean view in typical Cuban fashion clean, dated and just fine all around including the stocked fridge with beer, cola, 2 bottles of Rum and 2 bottles of red wine as well as 2 large bottles of water again as described. So far so good. The resort is kind of laid out backwards as the main section with most of the amenities are on the top floor and most of the rooms are contained on floors below. There are 2 elevators at the section we stayed in and they worked everyday with no problems and very little waiting. Because the resort is built on a mountain it's more vertical than horizontal. Don't misunderstand me there is lots of horizontal room as well but most of the things to do are conveniently located in one prime area and it's very easy to get around. The views are exceptional nothing but mountains and sea hence the Sierra Mar name. It is well situated with not only beautiful vistas but near by to a small town and a few good restaurants.and beautiful scenery all around.The beach is very nice but not white sand like many spots in Cuba but the views more than make up for it.The food in the buffet is ok nothing great but enough choice and more than enough to satisfy most. The 2 a la carte restaurant (international and Cuban) were awesome. Wonderful ambiance and delicious food. The snack bar offered burgers, hot dogs, French fries and sometimes pizza and all were quite good and readily available.There was music all the time all over the resort and it was a pleasure to see musicians pop up all over the place. The evening shows were entertaining and pretty typical with a bunch of talented kids working very hard to please a bunch of strangers.However like you will read on may reviews they do have their short comings if you want to look for them ( I wouldn't suggest it). Focus on the positive and you will fall in love with this quaint little resort. The staff is awesome! As mentioned before I come to Cuba a lot and have come to know the staff is great at all of the resorts but this group of people really stood out. They were kind, helpful, and most importantly incredibly considerate. From the moment we got there until the minute we left these people never stopped trying to please us in every way possible.Overall I can only urge you to try this resort. There is nothing in particular that is great, there are no simple points I can make to prove what I say BUT for some reason there are all these little pieces of a puzzle that fit perfectly together and enable you to have a great time with some wonderful people proving one of the best trips I've had to Cuba.Go to Brisas Sierra Mar and experience all it has to offer. Go to Brisas Sierra Mar and fall in love with their staff. Go to Brisas Sierra Mar for some of the best views in Cuba. Regardless of why you go make sure at least once you go to Brisas Sierra Mar.Thanks to all of you at Brisas Sierra Mar for a truly wonderful vacation and for providing warm and welcoming experience. We will most certainly see you again in the very near future.GO THERE!

  • Vartan K :
Good but a bit outdated hotel

Good hotel, good food, daily evening shows are good also, nice mountains view, some good activities.WiFi is OK, works mostly in the lobby and around swimming pool area, no WiFi on the beach or in the rooms, cannot download Apps from appstore, viber/skype/facetime is not working on WiFi, WiFi is 2 CUCs per 1 hour(need to punch in bunch of numbers 😟) and time seems to go by pretty quickly(no daily or weekly passes) :(A lot of mosquitoes, i got bitten so many times, now after 3 days back to Canada I am still scratching myself: get yourself a good mosquito repellant.They seemed to renovate some units with some nice upgrades(work in progress), but most of the rooms are a bit outdated but still in pretty good condition.Food was good, but sometimes good food disappears so quickly, and for some reason there is no more of it coming from the kitchen.Snack bar where hotdogs and fries are cooked, has a big lineup at the opening, you could easily wait an hour before getting some 🙄

  • cubacarol : Pickering, Canada
The Adventure Continues....

I’ve been travelling Cuba since 1988. This is my 7th trip this year and my 3rd to Sierra Marr since 1990. There have been many changes over the 24 years of its existence due to joint ventures and tropical storms. The latest being hurricane Mathew this fall.The area is still wonderfully mountainous and full of flora and fauna not prevalent elsewhere. We can attest to the incredible sunsets and sunrises. Mathew brought the beach back in this time instead of decimating most others! It’s still a brown silt more than sand and the snorkeling is murky when the holas roll in as it was in December. Just 2 days of seeing your feet in the water. Still Iswam with a school of bar jacks, saw a lion fish, sergeant majors, squirrels etc. out on the 50 ft. reef in front of the hotel about 200 ft. off shore. Not clear enough for my new underwater camera.As with so many of the smaller, older resorts not enough money has been forthcoming to keep it updated to the standards which with it was built. The food was beautifully prepared and presented but the hot tables need replacing desperately. It’s very hard on the kitchen staff to constantly fighting an uphill battle. Too much into those overbuilt cayos and not enough for our cozy resorts many of us prefer. Hot food on the grill is excellent. A pasta grill was set up on occasion lunch and dinner prepared to your requirements. There is a snack bar nearby, the a la cartes are delicious, the beach restaurant is open for a full course lunch. Alas the ranchon , just newly renovated , has had a major power meltdown and who knows when it will be funded again. The bathrooms there are functioning so no more hiking back to the room for el banyo!The ocean view rooms on the 1st floor have been refurbished but they are still working on the garden view ones. The upper level ones above the mezzanine are back in operation to a certain extent. The elevators work but the one on the left growls!!!As with all the older resorts the toilets may still run constantly , the taps are iffy and hot water comes and goes! Be sure to turn the shower heads to the wall instead of flooding the bathroom. Do the tunnels between floors there is till leakage from time to time. However, we all deal with it as does the cheerful staff. Reception says 400 rooms are useable but there were only 190 touristas there going into December. Due to interment of Fidel Castro many people were not guaranteed their room in Santiago and chose to relocate into resorts etc.The staff is much improved at reception. Mercedes changes rooms if possible, Sandra does the public relations which has its own desk now in the front lobby from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The newer manager was front and centre, ate in the buffet and was attentive to daily requirements. The kitchen staff is terrific filling up the fruit, veggies and dessert areas quickly. We had turkey, roast beef and pork on the carving station. The breakfasts , as always, were the best. Animation was limited due to the death of Sr. Castro but back Dec. 5th. Love the piano bar in the lobby.All in all, I had a very pleasant time, was well cared for and met some lovely people. Mes amis francais let me practice my broken French on them with great hilarity!! My fun time on the beach was highlighted by a new friend! I was reading on the beach lounge, book in one hand and a glass of water in the right one. I felt something on my arm and here came my lizzie friend who proceed to have a drink out of my glass and posed for a number of pictures! Son e Sol! Merry Ho! Ho! Carol e.

  • Robert Z : Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Oceano Restaurant & Casa Particular, Chivirico, Cuba.

This review is for OCEANO RESTAURANT & CASA PARTICULAR.The restaurant is olmost opposite enter road to Brisas Sierra Mar Hotel, Chivirico Road, Guama. Adolfo and Deylis are owner of the restaurant. They serve delicious food. Breakfast are full of fresh fruits, eggs, bread, fresh make juice and coffee. Dinners are jummy: fish, pork,chicken, fresh vegetables. They have bar too where you can buy cocktails, beer. The restaurant is set in front garden where are mango, banana trees. They have olso two too s for rent on the back of theirs house. The room where we stayed was clean with air condicion and has good size bathroom. They have friendly and stuff working in the restaurant. I will recommend this restaurant.

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

  • 3 Meals daily plus snacks 
  • All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, house wine with meals)
  • Daily activities 
  • Nightly entertainment 
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson in pool (One per stay)
  • Nature tour
  • 200 rooms in four, 3 & 4 storey buildings
  • 1 Buffet & 2 a la carte restaurants (reservations required, dress code in effect, extra charge for shrimp and lobster) 
  • 3 Bars including piano bar
  • Snack bar 
  • Disco (fee)
  • 1 Pool (with children's area) 
  • Jacuzzi 
  • 2 Tennis courts (lit) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Massages (fee) 
  • Shops (fee) 
  • Beauty salon (fee)
Garden View room:
  • 1 Queen or 2 Twin beds 
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Bathroom with shower only 
  • Balcony or terrace 
  • Max occupants 4, up to 3 adults
Kids Stay Free - A max of 2 children ages 2 - 12 are free when sharing with 2 adults. A separate child room is available for children up to 14 yrs of age when travelling with 2 adults, max of 2 children allowed in this room.

For the Kids - Kids club for ages 5-12.
Honeymoon Bonus - Upgrade to Sea view room, a bottle of sparkling wine, flowers and an invitation to an a la carte restaurant. Based on availability and subject to change. Request at time of booking.

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 Sierra Mar
    Santiago De Cuba,Cuba

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Brisas Sierra Mar Hotel
Chivirico Road Km 60, Guama 92800 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.

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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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