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 The property is a little outdated, but still well maintained and cleaned.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 hotel is extremely weathered and in need of much repair (eg. plumbing and hot water issues, no locks on patio doors, bathtubs need to be re-chalked, weathered paint), cleaning staff not thorough in the bathroom, my bed was king sized however the sheets were too small, food was sub-standard (Cubans normally do fish and pork, rice & beans to perfection, but not at this resort), buffet staff appeared disengaged and not interested. Arrived the day Fidel died, therefore no music, no dancing, no entertainment, no alcohol available off resort, etc. - I can respect traditions and cultures, however the dancing and music as aspects that draw one to Cuba - if the hotel had not been in such disrepair and the food outstanding it could have been a better experience. I have travelled to Cuba many many times and to various locations throughout the country and I would definitely not recommend this hotel. An older couple that had been going for over 20 years were so shocked with how much the hotel has gone downhill in the past year and indicated that they probably will not return - they were heartbroken and that speaks volumes!
Room 1 noisy til 4 am due to disco in same building. Room 2 had water between floors til it flooded the bathroom. Room 3 had same dripping sound in bathroom ceiling. All the rooms need to be renovated as the doors fit so poorly that they all had bugs. Poor food, mostly cold and often out of stuff. Got sick from ala carte restaurant. Omelette bar best bet. Beach bar rude as was front desk. Ended up living on omelettes and beach grill hamburgers. Only good thing was 2 great servers in buffet.
A huge disappointment. We kept an open mind when, after booking, we discovered the poor reviews; largely, because there were quite a few positive reviews from return guests. I've no idea why anyone would stay here more than once - the whole place is falling apart and I'm afraid the only positive thing to say about this hotel is that the staff are helpful. We've stayed in 'rustic' places before but unless you are getting this for a massively discounted price you should look elsewhere. We asked to see alternative rooms, when we were unhappy with the first rooms we were offered, and I was amazed that even the suites were terrible - we could see through the floor in one. The pool area was littered with discarded cups and unfinished drinks. The main pool itself has a plastic liner which was a bit surreal, presumably because the original pool floor was in disrepair. The beach was covered in cigarette-ends. The buffet was uninviting and I'm afraid all these factors led to us moving hotels. We booked through a company called The Holiday Place, who logged our complaints but never responded.Please don't be fooled into paying a 3 or 4 star price for this hotel.
Reception:A small area in the lobby. Very slow to check in they only had one person working when we arrived and there was our large group and a dozen others, so took awhile. They are not very friendly and I felt that they wanted to be somewhere else.Rooms:My first room was in Block C and I must say it was... very not sure what word to use. There was a leak between floors and dripped all the first night and finally made a complaint at 3AM. The next room Block K was very nice and worth the wait. Not sure why the big difference between the two rooms.Jimmys Buffet:This is the main place to eat. Most of the staff were friendly but some were right out so RUDE that it made it a displeasure to go to their station. One chef that was cutting up the pork for the night, right out throwed the food on my plate. Food overall was okay but always seemed cold. Omelette station the safe bet always hot and fresh. Bacon was always half cooked or nearly raw (get the omelette guy to cook) Best tip get there early and first in line.Drinks:Any drink mixed drink like pina coladas (stuff like that) not very good. They are drinkable. Another down fall they seemed to run out of things and the coffee machines seemed to be out of order certain times of day. Reception bar seemed to make the best drinks, but who wants to walk all that way from the pool. Beach bar the staff there were none to friendly. To great a great Pina Colada go to the big market, they were very YUMMY. a la carte:They were good, but also seemed to be out of everything.Overall:The grounds are very nice. They are doing a lot of work right now looks to be fixing it up.At this point I think I would stay somewhere else. We all had a great time, and made do and appreciate the staff that were friendly which made up for the rest of them.
I would not recommend this resort. I have been to Cuba many times and in comparison to other resorts Breezes is very quiet, minimal entertainment, basic food with little variety, musty rooms, uncomfortable beds and trickling water in the showers. At best a three star and poor value for money. Many better resorts in Varadero.
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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