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We were surprised and found nothing to complain about
Date of stay: April 2015
Trip type: Couple
We would like to go back in March ...
We would like to go back in March 2016
Construction on going in many areas of the main hotel and pool.
Date of stay: August 2012
Trip type: Family
I would not go to Blau Costa Verde until all construction is finished. There is machinery on the path to the beach and lobby area and pool area. Very dangerous and noisy. There was 1 bar open with very ...
I would not go to Blau Costa Verde until all construction is finished. There is machinery on the path to the beach and lobby area and pool area. Very dangerous and noisy. There was 1 bar open with very little to offer. The buffet was moved the the beach area. It is a total mess right now and really should not be open.
Swim with the dolphins
Date of stay: April 2011
Trip type: Couple
We took a side trip to Swim with the Dolphins. You go by boat to this secluded inlet/cove that is closed off and have dolphins, seals, etc. living in their natural environment. To swim with the dolphins was ...
We took a side trip to Swim with the Dolphins. You go by boat to this secluded inlet/cove that is closed off and have dolphins, seals, etc. living in their natural environment. To swim with the dolphins was truly amazing and something I will always remember.
Date of stay: October 2010
Trip type: Couple
Tres belle endroit pour de la plongé en ...
Tres belle endroit pour de la plongé en hapné.
Awesome Family Vacation Spot
Date of stay: February 2010
Trip type: Family
Holguin was a very awesome place to go...We loved it and we would go back in a heart beat. It is very family friendly and the kids always had a little kids club that they could do at night. ...
Holguin was a very awesome place to go...We loved it and we would go back in a heart beat. It is very family friendly and the kids always had a little kids club that they could do at night. They had a little market that you can go to by shuttle that was very cool also..Eating wise it was just the ala cartes, They were excellant expecially the italian one with the pizza it was awesome...definetly i would go back
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Really good value and the staff were very friendly! We had a gardenview room, and the view was cooler than we thought it would be! The beach was a bit rocky, but was fine with water shoes.There is...
Really good value and the staff were very friendly! We had a gardenview room, and the view was cooler than we thought it would be! The beach was a bit rocky, but was fine with water shoes.There is a cool spot for snorkeling just a quick swim away. Bring bread from the buffet and the fish will visit you! We did the cigar factory excursion and it was great!
# 7 time coming up, can`t wait!!
We love the Blau, our favourite place in Cuba. This will be our 7th time in 7 years to this resort. All the staff are wonderful and friendly, always a smile and very helpful. They always greet us as...
We love the Blau, our favourite place in Cuba. This will be our 7th time in 7 years to this resort. All the staff are wonderful and friendly, always a smile and very helpful. They always greet us as old friends. This year we are meeting 5 couples who over the years we have met at the Blau. Some we have not saw since we first met there. One couple we see every year at this time, often travel on the same flight. So looking forward to this holiday to sun and sand. The food always looks inviting, desserts are great and look so pretty and inviting. My husband loves to order his bacon and eggs just the way he likes it and gets it every time. Take your water shoes for the few stones at the beginning when you first go in the water, otherwise lovely swimming, snorkling. The fish like banana or bread, you can take with you from the dining-room. Lots of fun games, aquafit in the a.m at the beach. In the afternoon we head up to the pool and enjoy all the fun things going on up there with the help of the Activity staff at both sites. There is a a huge beach to walk along and enjoy in front of two other resorts. We enjoy all the free water sports too and the guys down there who help are great!! See you soon Barb, lovely fun girl! who is right on the ball! LOL We met the new manager Victor last year,very friendly with everyone! Looks like he knows his job and does it well. I`m sure we`ll meet again.
We stayed here in spring of 2015. The weather was sunny sunny sunny with a whole lot of hot. I think Holguin was one of my favorite spots in Cuba. The rooms at the Blau were a little tired, but...
We stayed here in spring of 2015. The weather was sunny sunny sunny with a whole lot of hot. I think Holguin was one of my favorite spots in Cuba. The rooms at the Blau were a little tired, but they were kept clean and the a/c was cold. Our friends stayed at the plus section and although their room was nice, I did not like the grounds in that section. The action was in the older section. I loved the beach at the Blau, however by adding the plus section the beach was a little crowded. Food was ok, there was always something to eat. We left the resort on a couple of days, one of which we went to a restuarant called the Miramar. The owner welcomed us as if we were friends. i had the lobster and although i asked for the small, it was hanging over my plate. If you want some local cuisine, visit the miramar. I do have plans to visit the Blau again.
Saving my loonies can't wait to return!!
Spent 15 days at BCV. Upon arrival upgraded to VIP. Been to many Cuban resorts and was surprised when the luggage was removed from the bus it was not taken into the lobby. That was a first. They came...
Spent 15 days at BCV. Upon arrival upgraded to VIP. Been to many Cuban resorts and was surprised when the luggage was removed from the bus it was not taken into the lobby. That was a first. They came looking whose luggage was still at the curb. Guess who? Immediately met Barbara Lobet she has worked at BCV since the opening 16 years ago. During the time at the Blau found her excellent at her job. No matter what demands are made of her she solved them with her favorite expression "no problem". Didn't like the first room then settled on building #28 2nd. floor. The room was a fair size, safe was free, umbrella (which was needed a few nights) ironing board and iron. The bathroom has a glass enclosed shower constant hot water with great pressure. Also a clothesline (very convenient it was used a lot), hairdryer plus a variety of toiletries.. Plenty of drawers for clothes and a large closet. 2 beer, 2 pop, and a jug of water are supplied daily. The fridge kept them cold.The room was kept spotless by Nivia Ochoa of housekeeping clean towel and sheets every day wonderful!Did not encounter one insect in the room. Enjoyed the balcony late at night which is quite private due to the construction of the building. The balcony faced a tree area. In the morning it was like a bird sanctuary, Lovely! The patio door did not lock went to the front desk, upon returning to the room opening the door maintenance was right behind me. Isn't that great service! Also provided a new remote.Surprised the T.V. had a Canadian (Global) good for the late night news to hear what was happening at home. The resort has 744 rooms bit of walking but the shuttle drivers were fabulous, never passed by always gave a ride especially Adrian Norat Rivas. Great convenience. Thank you all!! The food at the buffet you will not go hungry. Breakfast had an egg and omelette station had bacon every day , french toast and pancakes.Usually 3 different juices, smoothie bar, yogurt and plenty of fruit to list a few. Lunch and dinner were repetitive but what more does a person need? Chicken, beef, pork, loads of fish including shrimp, pasta bar, potatoes, veggies, rice, bread and rolls. Plenty of salad fixings. The wait staff were terrific hardly finished a drink and they were refilled. Thank you Maikel Garcia you were superb. There is also a small open air off the menu restaurant on the way to the beach, The a la cartes were delicious with the exception of the lobster. Have had lobster in Cuba many times this lobster was quite dry and tasteless. Maybe an off night it happens.The Italian restaurant is a nice change for lunch. The bar staff are courteous but very busy. More help is needed at the bars when the Cuban families arrive on the week-ends. Met some nice people from German and England at the bars. The entertainment works hard the shows varied liked the fashion shows. Now for the beach loved,loved, loved, Most days the water was clear, could see the bottom. Wore water shoes most people did not but there are some rocks not a lot. Able to walk out quite far before it was deep. On the beach is yet another bar, towel exchange, also the snorkel gear is free, Some days there was also a bar-b-cue so convenient.All boats at the beach are free. There are two pools both with swim up bars. Very clean and very warm. The grounds are well manicured flowers and shrubs kept trimmed by the gardeners, The resort also has an organic garden which I presume they use the plants in the kitchen. For 5 pesos return a double decker bus goes to Guardalavca twice a day day to a flea market. It is worth it if you want to purchase many local craft and lots of beachwear. There is also a small flea market a 10 minute walk from the resort.There are quite a few day trips offered. There is usually a horse and buggy near the front of which for 20 pesos for 4 people it will tour the area for a couple of hours. You can also taxi in a 50's car. Only complaint and has absolutely nothing to do with the resort was the Hola Sun reps not very congenial. Total disorganization at departure. Cubana should clean and repair the inside of the planes. All in all another wonderful holiday in Cuba. Thank you so very much to all the staff.
Lovely and relaxing
My husband and I had a relaxing 2 weeks in September. We upgraded, which we were glad of as the older part of the hotel appeared very dated and potentially very loud. We enjoyed the Spanish and...
My husband and I had a relaxing 2 weeks in September. We upgraded, which we were glad of as the older part of the hotel appeared very dated and potentially very loud. We enjoyed the Spanish and French restaurants which came with the upgrade. The Cuban and Italian restaurants were disappointing. The weather was awesome and we enjoyed our holiday, however I don't think that we'd return to this hotel as after staying at Playa Pesquero in 2012, the later was a higher quality holiday.
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