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 The property is a little outdated, but still well maintained and cleaned.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.
Returned to Bella Costa for a third visit, but this one completely solo with my 8 year old son. I chose to return because we feel like family, right from the moment we arrive. We were greeted with smiles, a note saying that Haydelis and Sujei had already booked our a la cartes, and a hug from our porter. As we were walking to our villa, we passed many who remembered us who shouted their hellos to both me and my son. Maybe they remember me because of my son as he is a blonde Canadian boy with a spanish name. Whatever the reason, it is wonderful to feel right at home. Our suite in the villa was exactly where I had requested prior to our arrival. I had asked to be close to the pool so my son and I could run back to the room easily and not be apart from one another too long. I wouldn't recommend the room we have (can't remember the number) if you don't want to hear people walking back to their rooms all night long, but my son didn't budge and I was able to easily get back to sleep. We loved the Mirador rebuild! It is beautiful both day and evening. We did miss our dinner reservation there, but we did attend the repeaters dinner there and it was absolutely lovely. The ambiance was so much nicer than at Martino's. We only ventured from the resort once, to go into town, because my son wanted to take the double decker bus. I wish I had known how far we would have to wander to get to the bus. It was a fair hike. Because of this, and the weather having turned rainy, we cabbed back. Sadly, my son left his wallet in the taxi and we were never able to track it down. We did the snorkel trip from the watersports group at the beach. It was a wonderful experience that makes me really want to try snorkeling again. The operators were really pleasant and were amazing with my son. I can't believe I have never done this before. We have never had issues with finding food to eat. We tend to stick to the same things when we are there, but that is because we love them. My son still raves about the doughnuts at breakfast and I love my omelettes from Cecilia. For lunch we usually have pizza, although I did eat the Mirador buffet food a couple times. I love the chicken at the buffet and was thrilled to see brussel sprouts!! For dinner we ate at Munasan, Martino's and if we didn't get enough or if my son didn't love his options, we would make a visit to Jimmy's. The repeaters dinner was pretty good. I did provide feedback to Haydelis and Sujei that if shellfish is going to be on the menu that guests should be told and given an option. The meal is plated and we and another couple all sent our plates back to have them return without lobster. It seems wasteful, but it could have been very dangerous. We did miss the foosball table that was outside in the past, but we played a fair amount of pool. The pool tables are in pretty bad repair, but it is still fun, nonetheless. The only negative feedback I would give is that the entertainment staff seemed very unmotivated this year. There was a new woman running many of the games (and these seemed to be much more stale than in previous years) did not really connect with guests and didn't motivate others to join in. In fact, if nobody stepped up to voluntarily play a game, she would just sit and do nothing. There seemed to be a lot of that. As a single mother travelling with her child, I would love to see children more involved as well. They play darts every afternoon and after my son beat everyone on the first day he wasn't allowed to play after that. The beach is stellar, the drinks are plentiful, and I had some incredible face to face time with my son. What more can you ask for?Angela and Diego
First of all, upon check in I was attended by the manager Mrs. Olga Lidia, and showed her a prepaid reservation voucher, issued by Amona.com. However, she said my reservation was canceled due to non-payment, and even advising that it was prepaid by a serious international agency, she refused and embarrassed me at ckeck-in in front of many other guests. Trying to clarify the mistake, I called to Amona call center in Zurich, but she charged me 4 CUC per minute and did not believe me, despite my eforts, and left me no alternative but to pay another reservation to be admitted to the hotel, and only after that did she find my prepaid reservation by Amona.com, and excused himself quickly, as if he had done nothing wrong. It was a very bad start, and it disturbed me for the whole stay.Also, although I read the reviews before booking, actually the hotel is more damaged than I imagined, it has water leaks through the corridors, damp walls, broken elevators, the cleaning is terrible at all part of the hotel. The disco has loud music until 1 a.m., and the noise reaches the 4th floor. In the buffet restaurant the ingredients are repeated every day, a lot of pork, no beef, and I found the reutilization of food very dangerous, especially at breakfast, where I had a sour dessert. For your safety and peace, escape from this hotel!
Another great week at Bella Costa. So much work has been done since my last trip in Oct 2017. The new Mirador is beautiful. As always I was welcomed back by all staff, they are the reason I keep coming back. Can't wait till April when I plan to visit again. Many thanksEibhilinToronto, ON.
Nice hotel, must have been a beauty in its day. Rooms were terrible, sheets didn't fit the bed, the bathroom faucets were all rusted, the bathroom mirror and lights were in bad shape. Worst mattress ever, terrible sleeping quality. Bedding was so old and out dated and dirty. Housekeeping was poor, hallway to our room was flooded and water leaking onto our heads. Buffet was only ok, same food every day and not alot of options. Italian restaurant was good, we were not able to get into the other 2. Not much happening at the resort, waitstaff super excellent, and nighttime shows were pretty good. Not much to eat after hours, only choice was hamburger and cheese sandwiches. Beach was nice lots of chairs. This resort was small and quaint but needs some TLC and improvements to their dining experience
Before we left we read lots of reviews so we went with our eyes open. We had no electricity in our first family suite even after we figured out the room card power slot and were switched to a new room with electricity but must have been the suite in which they store all of their extra cots. We had only cold cold water 2 of the days of our stay. The lunch buffet was the best in my opinion, beautiful view and the best food of the whole day. The breakfast and dinner buffets were always very smoky from the cooking of meats. We took the hop on/hop off bus for a tour and when they tell you its a 5-10 minute walk to the bus stop don't believe them, it is easily 20-30 especially with a toddler. We had great weather and the beach is fantastic! The pros - The food at the buffets is better than we expected. The beach is beautiful. Lots of beach and pool side chairs available.The cons - The hotel is extremely dated. There doesn't seem to be enough staff to pick up after the guests. The pool liner is completely awful and a tripping hazard. There were no mojitos available until our last day when someone came around with a cart specifically to make mojitos. We got completely bitten by a mystery bug in our room. Don't bother booking the a la carte Japanese restaurant you will completely disappointed (bologna sushi). Overall I feel as though we overpaid for our experience at Hotel Bella Costa. It was my first time going south and I'm not a particularly picky traveller.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- 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
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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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