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    Construction on going in many areas of the main hotel and pool.

    Not recommended

    Reviewed by Blau on Aug 09, 2012

    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.

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    Swim with the dolphins

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Margie on Sep 06, 2011

    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.

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    voyage holguin

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Richard on Aug 25, 2011

    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.

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    Awesome Family Vacation Spot

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by Sarah on Jul 22, 2011

    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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        Fantastic! Wont Beat this Hotel

        Reviewed by alexis m() on May 25, 2015

        We returned 3 days ago and all I can say is WOW! We went for 10 nights and it is going to be hard to beat this resort. We booked to stay in the standard accommodation but after 1 night we upgraded to...

        We returned 3 days ago and all I can say is WOW! We went for 10 nights and it is going to be hard to beat this resort. We booked to stay in the standard accommodation but after 1 night we upgraded to plus for £3pppn which is worth it only for the VIP pool if nothing else. The rooms are very spacious and have everything you need the air con was a god send. The food had a great choice but I would get there for when the food starts as like any hot country flys were a small problem. The activities on the beach had us in stitches from the start as the staff were fab and actually enjoyed there work. It was the staff that made this holiday so perfect that are genuinely lovely hard working people. There isnt much outside the hotel to do apart from a small market and a bowling alley had just been built which was fun but the trips are worth the money and whoever you book them with they are all the same price as the government sets the cost. Ignore all the negative reviews you wont get better. I cant wait to book it again for next year!! PS make sure u go to the cuban restaurant it was excellent!

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          Excellent resort, void all the negative people and the comments

          Reviewed by seaguy27(Belleville) on May 24, 2015

          Went too this resort May 8-15 with a friend and loved it. We paid the extra for the plus side and well worth it too me. Was in Building #17, close to the plus pool and beach, short walk to everything...

          Went too this resort May 8-15 with a friend and loved it. We paid the extra for the plus side and well worth it too me. Was in Building #17, close to the plus pool and beach, short walk to everything else. The food was the best I've had in Cuba and this was my 4th trip to Cuba. Lots too choose from, can't go hungry and await pizza at lunch. As for the beach it was really nice lots of chairs. No need to get up early to save a spot. The weather was really hot and for the money I couldn't ask for more.I would definitely recommend this resort. Don't listen too all the negative comments, those people just like too complain.. Go too a 5* resort.

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              Better than I expected!

              Reviewed by r0xysunny(Mississauga, Canada) on May 23, 2015

              I just spent the week at the Blau Costa Verde, May 15-22, 2015. We picked resort based on the price, and positive feedback from people we knew. We were cautious based on the fact that it is 4* and...

              I just spent the week at the Blau Costa Verde, May 15-22, 2015. We picked resort based on the price, and positive feedback from people we knew. We were cautious based on the fact that it is 4* and we have been to a large amount of all inclusives throughout the Caribbean, but went in with low expectations, and were pleasantly surprised! So this is my 5th time to Cuba, and my boyfriend has been to a different resort in Holguin. This was my first trip to Holguin. Holguin is a rural area, very quiet, not a lot to do within a short distance from the hotel, and it was about an hour bus ride from the airport. Seriously pack your patience for the airport, it is terrible both ways (arriving and departing), very slow and inefficient, and hot... That has nothing to do with the hotel, but it is a good thing to know. We arrived at 11pm, we were given our room keys, and they both didn't work (lol oops... easy fix...) we were on the regular side, on top of the lobby. Our room was right on top of the lobby/ buffet, and we liked the location of our room. You have to put a room key in a little spot by the door for power. There was also a stupid ledge by the door we were tripping over, and the room wasn't very well lit (including the shower), the AC worked, but it wasn't that cold, the beds were very firm, and 2 beds pushed together to make a "king" sized bed. We were hungry, and didn't really dislike the room and decided to give it a shot, and if we didn't like something we would change it. We ended up staying in the room, but by the end of the week our backs were sore, and occasionally we got some noise from the snack bar. If we went to bed earlier, you would def hear the show. All in all what we expected... good enough. Location of the room was the best part for sure! The resort was large, our room was a 1 minute walk from the main pool, and prob 5 min walk to the beach. They never gave us a map, but we figured it out. Beach was awesome! some rocky spots, people brought water shoes, we didn't. We found chairs everyday and palapas, but it was off season and likely 40-50% occupancy. Bring snorkel gear and get bread off the buffet. We snorkelled left of the hobie cats, over the rocks. LOTS of fish! Nice clear water, not wavy at all, white sand, we hung out here 6/7 days. Only complaint was the plastic loungers, they aren't that comfy. Staff were all really nice! Some nicer than others, but the staff at the snack bar were so nice! Pizza and Buffet staff were always friendly. The Omlette lady, the best! She was on point. Also the fish guy at night. Henry at the beach bar makes the best rum punches :) Coffee at the snack bar, or the lobby bar was also legit, don't drink the stuff at the buffet, they have espresso machines at the lobby and snack bar, and make great coffee. This may seem odd, but the food is not terrible, best things of the week, Pizza for lunch, omelettes in the morning, croissants were yummy, Seafood was really good! Other than that, we had Cuban one night, and it was alright, I didn't like the italian at all. My boyfriend said the lasagna was alright. All in all the food was ok, better than we expected, good enough, neither one of us gained any weight, but we also didn't go to bed hungry. Food was better than most of the resort food I have had in Cuba before, but I was missing home food for sure. There is no lettuce, or ketchup, we brought hot sauce, and found it at the buffet a few days too. Drinks were good, we brought travel mugs for drinks and water bottles too. I brought dish soap to clean them too. The little plastic cups are kind of small. I was not impressed with the room cleaning service. We got clean towels twice, not sure if our sheets got changed. We are not messy people, but there was a lot of sand that got in our rooms and it felt like it was a constant. Pool was ok, we stayed on the regular side, there was no swim up bar (i don't care), it was warm, and was in need of some repair (loose tiles), but it was large, warm and had better loungers! The air transat rep was not that helpful. He only worked 1-2 hours a day, and he was never at his desk. We didn't really need him, because we figured stuff out, but I could imagine it being stressful if you have never done this before. All I need to know is when our bus is picking us, and look at his excursions. The one we wanted was only on Wednesday. We didn't end up going though. WIFI $6 per hour, ask them how to log out, because you will burn your card, and have to buy a new one. I used one card over the week. Internet wasn't too slow, but not like home... but my room was right on top of the lobby, and it didn't pick up the signal. If my friends asked for a recommendation on this place, I would say it was a beach resort. If you want to party, go to town, go shopping, you will be disappointed, but we wanted a great beach, ok food, and a comfy place to sleep. I would come back here if the price was right, and stayed on the plus side. They had 2 more choices for restaurants, a newer room, and another pool. For what we paid we expected to rough it a little more, but i was surprised and had a good time!

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              3rd time at the Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort

              Reviewed by blueskiesnovascotia(novascotia) on May 21, 2015

              We left April 28 2015 for a two week stay which ended up to be 14 nights and 15 days. I only have one negative remark and that would be relating to our flight Sun wing. We paid for Elite plus, yes...

              We left April 28 2015 for a two week stay which ended up to be 14 nights and 15 days. I only have one negative remark and that would be relating to our flight Sun wing. We paid for Elite plus, yes gave us an extra ten kg in luggage each the only advantage trust me on this. What was told to me on the phone by Sun wing, never happened, we fell asleep as we had a long drive to Halifax, then needed to be at the airport 3 hours early, over weight luggage paid in advance I am not knocking that. So Sun wing tells me prior to booking free meal like everyone else, but we fell asleep they did not attempt to ask us or wake either one of us to see if we were hungry etc. Now this happened on the way down and back. Our carry on luggage was put way down the isle so no not off the plane first, going or coming back. We asked for a drink of water and we were told 3 dollars ha ha, the blanket and pillow that i was quoted to receive by sun wing via phone for on the way back was not even offered. Oh and the voucher for fifty dollars toward the next trip was not even mentioned. So people my advice not worth the extra money, hey you may get a bit of extra foot room but that is it. In fact I doubt that I will ever travel with them again. They are deceiving in my eyes, even with our trays down for food , da do you think that would mean you may want to eat? Regardless others may have another opinion but for what I paid no way. Now the trip the best yet as far as the Resort , yes they have extended buildings which are very modern, but for us the old section is our fav. the rooms are cleaned daily, everything worked in the room and we have a beautiful view. Room 6107 facing the pool area, we could see the stage at night also. The staff are amazing and were so very kind to us. Mothers Day they put on a huge dinner in the buffet and it was picture perfect along with very tasty. The pizza truly is a must to try, this is in the Italian restaurant at lunch time. The food well if you can't find something you like at this resort you should not go to Cuba. A few days of rain but that soon passed and the sky's were blue again. We met amazing people huge thank you sent out to Victor the food and beverage manager, also Alisha along with many other bartenders you people were the best. The grounds were clean, the workers are very dedicated just a wonderful place to stay. Lots of excursions it's all here. We have been to Cuba several times, but this resort is our happy place. To the manager, the check in staff , desk people your all wonderful people. Can't wait to go back !!!!! The Blau Costa Verde is our home away from home and we miss it already. Huge thank you to every one who helped make our holiday special. Yes the double Decker bus is there and also a train and taxi's or even horse and buggy to take you to the market or even site seeing. Cheers to you all at the Blau hope to some how get in touch with Alisha our wonderful waitress just a lovely person. For sure we will be back. Keep smiling at the Blau to kim from To. hope you arrived home ha ha. Hugs to all of you at the Blau including our friends we met while staying there. See you next year for sure.

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              Amazing time

              Reviewed by s_medeiros80(Cambridge, Canada) on May 20, 2015

              It was our first time to this resort, we booked it 3 days before, so of course I had to read the reviews, I can't believe people take the time to right negative things about this place. The food is...

              It was our first time to this resort, we booked it 3 days before, so of course I had to read the reviews, I can't believe people take the time to right negative things about this place. The food is amazing ( if its not spicy enough add a little more salt or pepper) they have to cook for hundreds of people. You get everything from sea food, chicken beef, pork,salads, all kinds of different cheeses, prosciutto, fruit,deserts, ice cream. Ok can you really eat all this in one day .. I don't think so...... people just don't have anything better to do so they complain, these people should have taken a walk in the villages to see how the people live and then maybe they would think different. Don't expect to pay a low price and get the luxury of royalty. This is one of the best places that I have been to in Cuba I will go back. I didn't stay in the plus section and it was fine for us, clean rooms, good food amazing beach, night entertainment was the best I have seen in a while, friendly stuff.......WOW I Love Blau Costa Verde, see you next time!! Certainly exceeded expectations!

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