Hotel Bella Costa
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The Hotel Bella Costa is a great resort for those looking for plenty of day excursions and activities to do. Much like other resorts, this one is situated amongst a beautiful strip of beach. The pool is good. However, during some parts of the day, it does have a tendency to get really busy and packed with kids. The staff is incredibly friendly and personable. Most of them would remember you by name. Plenty of food options available for buffets and a la cartes. Make sure to make a reservation at the Italian Restaurant. The property is a little outdated, but still well maintained and cleaned. Overall however, this is hotel is great for its value.
Location: Beachfront, 30 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes to downtown Varadero.
The majority of the staff was great with the exception of a few young staff at jimmys they were extremely!!!! Rude!! i believe he was a manager too as i would often ser him walking around the pool. I would come back here because of people like George, Domingo Javier too many to mame and the girls in the lobby check in are very friendly and my room lady mislaydis was great! They were very helpful in finding my husbands phone and helping us get to the clinic, overall we fell in love with the beach and the staff.
Just returned from spending 4 nights at the Bella Costa, yes the hotel does need some refreshing, however I found my room to be very clean, towels were changed daily. We had the Ocean view room on the third floor, the view was beautiful and so was the beach. Over all service was good. The pasta and eggs at Jimmy's were amazing, time was taken to prepare each order to everyone satisfaction and to interact with the guests, I was really impressed with everyone ability to be able to speak both in English and French. We ate at the Cuban restaurant on our last night, ordered the red snapper and grouper which were excellent. Overall the staff was very nice and helpful. I would also recommend the day trip to Havana with the night show at the Tropicana and a ride into Varadero on the hop on and hop off bus. The Beatles bar in Varadero was a lot of fun, a nice walk down memory lane. I will return to this hotel. My only suggestion for improvement would be with the Wi-Fi, sometime it worked and other times it was hard to connect to.
Wow.... my wife and I took our first vacation in 25 years!! We both work in the tourist industry and know how hard it is to please everyone...well you can't !!!After reading reviews of lots of resorts and places , we where a little overwhelmed, we had no idea where we should go...or stay. Finally after reading way too much we decided to try the Bella Costa... the rooms are way out dated.. but guess what, it didn't matter,the room we had was clean.. water was replaced as needed..Cola was replaced daily...the bed was comply... we had tons of hot water and great water pressure.The beach was perfect.. we stayed on the lower end close to the rocks and it was never over crowed...Beach chairs where available at all times, but if you want a beach hut, go early morning and place your towels.The food was great...me being a picky eater I was very nervous on going to cuba.. but oh my God it was great.the buffet was always great..afternoon BBQ was fantastic.. the entertainment was great...live music every evening...drinks where perfect.. we aren't big drinkers so we had to ask the for just a little alcohol...lolWell will go back for sure... just take a few things... chips...bars..snacks.The exchange sucks... make sure you have some CUC for the airport on the way home... and have some Canadian money (5s-10s-20s) some Canadians tip with toonies and loonies... this is no good in cuba. You or they cant exchange change...it is 100 percent useless ... so on your way home there's ppl at the air port looking to change the toonies and loonies they got for paper money. Hope this helps someone.
I have been to Cuba 9 times and always wanted to go to Hotel Bella Costa. We finally did this year and I am not disappointed! I was a little worried after reading some negative comments, but most of them are plain wrong. People who complain are either always complaining no matter where they go, have nothing else to say but complain to get attention or it was their first time in Cuba. Yes, the rooms in the main hotel are outdated, but we go to Cuba for the beach, the ocean and the sunny weather. We don't go to Varadero to stay in the room the entire time. I am super picky and the food was great, fresh and tasty. There were plenty of fresh fruits, bananas always available at both buffets, lots of vegetables and yummy yogourt. The pastas were always al dente and well prepared by the magnificient Sandro! Sandro is the best employee of the hotel, always smiling and so quick! Yes, we waited a little for the pasta bar because we were not the only ones that wanted pastas. Same for fresh eggs and omelettes, we waited a little but it was worth the wait. My room and my friend's room did not smell moldy at all and everything worked. Their cappucinno was fantastic! I will definitely go back to the Bella Costa next year!
To start off, I want to say that I travelled during March break- a very expensive and busy time of year. I travelled with my 3 year old, husband and mother in law. When we arrived, we were quite shocked with the rooms as we have travelled to other resorts and stayed in much better. Before leaving, I had read many reviews and had lowered my expectations. I go away for the beach and sun and to vacate. When we checked into the room, I felt that what I read prior to departure was all true. However, we were tired and went to bed. I will say that the next day when I spoke to front desk about my concerns (no locks on balcony!!!!! with a 3 year old), they were very accomodating and upgraded us to the family suite. This made everything so much better as we felt safe and the room was not as run down. I agree with previous reviews that if you book with Air transat- you definitely want the villas!The beach is amazing and that is what Varadero is known for. Again all the reviews were right about the pool- the liner is just absurd! Food- well we didn't starve but it wasn't good. We survived on omlettes (thanks to omlette chefs) and pasta (thanks to Sandro). Sandro was the key to us eating but poor guy had such long lines and he must be so exhausted- if only you had one person helping him. Same with beach restaurant (Alicia)- good pizza but if only they had one more person on staff things would go so much faster and less frustrating for them as well. I am very glad I packed my son lots of snacks. My child has a severe allergy and I will say that the a la cartes were very accomodating and as well as Sandro (ensuring pans were thoroughly cleaned)- My biggest concern with food was as long as my child had no allergic reaction that I was happy with food. The Air Transat Rep - Michelle was also good at translating to the a la cartes on our behalf- thanks. The lobby was nice and we enjoyed the cappucino and mimosas in the morning. I did also feel that the "kids club" was non-exsistent- its really too bad- as this was supposed to be a family resort. Its too bad that they didn't have a play structure for the kids as the one they had was old and run down and I never saw a child on it. Once we switched rooms, figured out what to eat and how to beat all the line ups- we did enjoy our trip. Its really too bad to see a place with such potential just "let go" Even the outdoor stage for shows (no-longer in use) was such an eye sore- the shows were indoors and was so hard to see if you sat in the back. I would not return to this resort unless I heard serious improvements were made- I would maybe recommend it - maybe- if you got a really good deal.
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
- 3 buffet meals daily
- a la carte dining, 1 per stay, reservation required
- 24 hr snacks
- Unlimited House Wine, Domestic beer and select International brand drinks
- Lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas (pool/beach)
- Tennis (day time)
- Exercise room
- Pool table & ping-pong
- Dance lessons
- Spanish lessons
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Wedding Package
- 394 rooms in one 6-storey building and 2-storey villas
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 4 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Caribbean, Cuban, Steak House (dress code & reservations required)
- 2 snack bars
- 4 bars including Beach bar
- 2 outdoor pools
- Golf nearby
- Meeting facilities
- 2 tennis courts on-site (night lit, fee)
- Shopping on-site
- Gym, massages (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- Non-motorized water sports available
All accommodations include:
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Mini-bar (fee)
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Hairdryer 220V (adaptors required)
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 3 persons
- Super Saver Rooms have no balconies
Standard Hotel Rooms
- 1 king or two 3/4 beds
- Standard Hotel Room Balcony also available
- 1 king or two 3/4 beds
- Living area
- More spacious and located in the villas
Kids Deal - One child 12 and under stays and eats free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults.
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club and Kids' pool. Babysitting subject to availability. (fee)
Honeymooners - Receive a fruit basket, welcome cocktail and a romantic dinner in an a la carte restaurant. Request at time of booking, proof of marriage required 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.
Resort Location Map
Hotel Bella CostaVaradero,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Carretera de las America km 3 1/2, Varadero 42200 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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