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Location: On the beach, 10 minutes to town, 25 minutes from the airport.
Hola to all my friends, We are heading back to this beautiful country and place to see our Cuban family. Why we go back to the same destination and hotel, well its simple, its safe, its budget wise and I have made family there. My husband and I go there to relax and enjoy the sun, beach, pool, food and of course the rum lol lol lol. Sure people on here complains but if they go to other hotels they complain also, then why take a vacation if you complain all the time. I will see you all soon my friends... get my cuba libre ready...
Spent a week here in September and had a wonderful relaxing week. Hot sun, no rain, warm ocean, warmer pool, white sand and amazing resort staff. Very kid friemdly. Lots to do with excursions and an easy walk into town. Rooms are clean and food is good. A great place to stay. We are definitely going back.
I booked this trip for myself & two sons (10 & 17) on the cheap, so I had low expectations going in. The room & bathroom were old & dirty & musty. It rained (for a short time) everyday that we were there. Our balcony door didn't open & didn't shut all the way so our floor was always wet. When I told the maid about the 'sliding door' not working she shrugged. The elevator was so slow & only one was working, we took the stairs most of the time. The stairs were metal & outside so they were always wet & slippery (lots of rain).The food. Oh god. It was inedible. I heard bad things about Cuba's food but I was not prepared for just how bad it was. We ate a lot of dinner rolls, croissants, pasta, & potatoes. Bring snacks! We brought 1 bag of licorice & a few cans of Pringles. I should have brought a lot more. After dinner buffet closed most nights there was nothing more to eat, some nights the grill would be open, they served hamburgers only, and I'm not even sure what kind of meat they were. Lots to drink, staff were very pleasant & kind, the pool area was clean & lovely, grounds were gorgeous, the beach was clean & the white sand went on forever. Would be perfect if you stayed out most of the time & we're not fussy in the least about food!
I have stayed at Playa Caleta twice, once with a girlfriend and the 2nd time with my husband. We like Playa Caleta for its location (beginning of town) and it is still very close to the downtown area and other resorts. Both times I had ocean view rooms and each time the view was gorgeous. The grounds and the rooms are clean, and basic. There are two pools, and an amazing beach and there are always enough beach chairs and loungers to go around. The food is basic as well, but there are actually quite a lot of choices and you won't go hungry. There is a snack bar outside that makes grilled sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs between 1-4 pm. Christmas and New Years they pull out all the stops and we had such an amazing lunch (on the beach) and dinner with lobster tails! There are 3 ala carte restaurants on site and we ate at all 3 of them, twice at 2. The staff are friendly, especially if you are respectful and friendly with them. Tips are of course appreciated, just like in Canada! When my girlfriend and I stayed here in June 2015 there were some issues with the elevators, which still existed when my husband and I came back in December 2015 - slow and steady wins the race! The availability of currency exchange at the hotel is sporadic and often they run out of smaller denominations of CUCs, but there is a bank about 10 minutes walk away - just make sure you bring your passport for ID. The entertainment was fairly well organized for the night shows, and seem quite standard for all-inclusive hotels. It was a nice way to break up the evening after dinner, before heading to the lobby bar for a night cap. Several evenings there were musicians playing the piano or a saxophone in the coffee bar. Overall, I find this hotel a nice, basic, well located, clean hotel. The staff we met were pleasant and if you are friendly, they will be too. We are going back again in a few months time and can't wait to see everyone!
Front desk poorly supervised. Attitude was do t bother us we are talking. Elevators dangerous from stalling to doors not opening. Security lax. 2 major fights broke out with police involved. Now the good. Superior room on the ocean front. Music and talent was far better than what I would expect. Beach superior. No waiting for anything however hotel half full. Did not bother with alacarts as they did not look promising. In fact i heard italian food was same as buffet. Buffet acceptable. Food was ok but not impressed with hotdogs and no hamburgers. No one went hungry or had issues getting drinks. Trip to Havanna superior. Would do it again in a heart beat. All in all for 500 bucks i got my moneys worth. Would never go there in high season...they could not cope. Need to get more pool and day activities. Virtually none in June. I would not go back if the price was more....no way
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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
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining, reservations required
- Afternoon tea & snacks
- 24 hour Domestic & select International drinks
- Beach & pool lounges & towels
- Pedal boats
- Water polo
- Beach volleyball
- Table tennis
- Daily activities
- Shuttle to downtown Varadero, 4 times per day
- Nightly entertainment
- 225 rooms in 9 storey building
- 1 buffet & 1 a la carte restaurant
- 3 Bars including Pool bar, Piano bar
- 2 pools
- Fitness centre
- Internet access (fee)
- Massages (fee)
- Medical centre (fee)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- 1 queen or 2 twin beds
- Cable TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Ocean view
- Max occupancy 3 persons
For the Kids - Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy the Mini Club.
Singles Bonus - Pay double occupancy rate. Date restrictions apply. Please inquire for further 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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Ave. Kawama y Final, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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