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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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        Great First Time Stay in Holguin

        Reviewed by brant585(Toronto, Canada) on Jun 27, 2015

        This was my second trip to Cuba, my fiances' fourth, and our first time in Holguin. We both enjoyed the Blau, and were there June 14th-21st 2015. Much better overall vacation experience than...

        This was my second trip to Cuba, my fiances' fourth, and our first time in Holguin. We both enjoyed the Blau, and were there June 14th-21st 2015. Much better overall vacation experience than Veradero or Cayo Coco. Holguin Province is a beautiful area, with gorgeous scenery, and the Blau is approximately an hours drive away from the airport. Our room was in Block 3, which is the main building where Reception and the Lobby is located. We found it to be very convenient, as it was just a few minutes walk to everything. Our room was clean and well-appointed by Cuban standards. Hot water and water pressure was great, but A/C was not cold at all. A technician came and checked it out, but it was barely adequate for our stay. We didn't bother changing rooms as we were only in there to sleep. Other guests gave varied reports as to water temp/pressure and A/C in their rooms. We were satisfied with dining options through the week, which were far superior to previous Cuban resorts we'd stayed at. Anyone who tells you that food in Cuba is terrible is either crazy or extremely picky. Our only true disappointment was with the Italian A La Carte. We left it early, and finished eating at the buffet. Overall staff service at the Blau was not great, but there were enough good experiences to outweigh the poor. We weren't thrilled with the entertainment offerings, but there was one group of dancers who were phenomenal, and well worth seeing. I believe they were called "Kamikaze", and they were extremely talented. The beach is very nice, and well kept, but we spent more time in and around the pools. Overall a great stay, and good value for the money. We would stay here again.

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        Amazing

        Reviewed by soontobemrsbooth(hartlepool) on Jun 26, 2015

        I have just returned today from this amazing place and wish I was back right now it would be coming up to 6.30am and I would be getting ready to start a new day at the gorgeous beach. Firstly having...

        I have just returned today from this amazing place and wish I was back right now it would be coming up to 6.30am and I would be getting ready to start a new day at the gorgeous beach. Firstly having a lovely breakfast served by the best server yanet who sadly we didn't get to see on our last day. We had 2 rooms on blocks 5 and 6 which yes we're a little tired but were always spotlessly clean the maids work from dawn to dusk. The food was always lovely I never once had a bad meal or couldn't find something I wanted to eat and was pleasantly surprised with the choice and quality as there were some bad previous reviews in this area. The pool was always spotless just not enough shade so spend most of our time at the beach. Yes as mentioned in previous reviews the sea has lots of natural coral but rig you follow the sand from the club house area there is a clear walkway into the sea and water shoes are really not necessary. The bars are great and the measures were defiantly not short and the bar staff were always very friendly and always smiling despite working very long hours. Lastly I would like to say a big thank you to the lady on the reservations desk ( sorry I cannot remember your name) she managed to get us a cancellation on the Cuban restaurant for my husbands birthday and he was presented with a beautiful cake I thought this was very thoughtful and was much appreciated. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and would definitely return to this resort.

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            Awesome

            Reviewed by A-Mck19(Toronto, Canada) on Jun 23, 2015

            Ok...we came here a few times with a friend 5 yes ago, always enjoyed ourselves, only reason we stopped going was the food prep...hot not hot enough, cold not cold enough, my wife had issues with...

            Ok...we came here a few times with a friend 5 yes ago, always enjoyed ourselves, only reason we stopped going was the food prep...hot not hot enough, cold not cold enough, my wife had issues with it....But!!! the staff were always Awesome! The wife and myself decided to come back ( Feb. 2015 ) because Pinta Cana is becoming too expensive,... And Wow...Awesome!...food prep...huge improvement...no issues... my wife loved the food...never made it to the Al-a-cartes...couldn't wake up to book, no problems at the buffets... great service...stayed in the Plus section....great rooms. Remember they use to have a Thank-You dinner for returning guests...but I guess when u miss 5yrs they don't invite u ...no big deal...will say this..on our 1st day there, we came across Leo in swim up bar... And He remembered us.!..incredible... went to the VIP bar and Yunel the bartender remembered us...awesome place.,will be booking for 2wks in the beginning of Dec.. Can't wait to go back

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                My second home

                Reviewed by Sue01041961(Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on Jun 20, 2015

                This was my 4th visit to the Blau. As usual, the service was second to none, friendly staff, clean environment and well kept grounds. The entertainment team, Leo, Johnny, Johann, Victor and the...

                This was my 4th visit to the Blau. As usual, the service was second to none, friendly staff, clean environment and well kept grounds. The entertainment team, Leo, Johnny, Johann, Victor and the others work tirelessly and always with a smile. Met some wonderful people from home and Canada who I will definitely stay in touch with. Thank you to Barbara for making my returning guest meal special and to all the managers, reception staff, bar staff and catering team for the commitment shown to customer service. I will be returning again at Xmas and can't wait

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                Reviewed by lenako000(Oakville, Canada) on Jun 13, 2015

                We have been going to Blau Costa Verde for the last 10 years. It had its ups and downs....with multiple management changes over the last 3 years and expansion of new Plus area. We fell in love with...

                We have been going to Blau Costa Verde for the last 10 years. It had its ups and downs....with multiple management changes over the last 3 years and expansion of new Plus area. We fell in love with small resort, now with large new section it has its challenges Food is improving lots of choice for vegetarians, great pre-made foods and you can order fried meets on the spot as well. They expanding bars and restaurants so they can accommodate 1600 people in high season. The only thing got WORSE is bread and butter. VERY low quality, not natural at all. Bread made from low quality mix ? or flower, bluish white buns, no whole wheat choice at all. Butter smells like margarine but they say its butter. Before they were famous for their whole wheat buns and natural cream made butter. Management please bring that back. Resort was very busy in February, lineups everywhere. The beach is still the same beach that 500 people used before now there will be 3x more in winter. Off season plenty of space, In busy season in winter spaces in shade taken by 7 am. Last we visited in May and June was great. Management please do something about horrible toilet smell around Nautico centre, first week of June was very bad,was smelling all around the beach. Service and people: Victor Food Manager is always seen at all meals, taking care of everything. Also Barbara from public relations is very friendly caring person!!! Lots of staff have been working at a hotel for years, they have very good team, most of the staff works hard to please guests. I must say I am disappointed with SOME barmen, is it lots of tip money spoils them? Some refuse to do cocktails right, when pressed will do it but try to avoid. ex. Pina Colada they put slushy(flavoured ice from machine) and rum, thats it. When asked to do it in mixer with ALL the ingredients listed in menu some will do right away, some with tell some excuse showing they can not be bothered. We do not drink alcohol but when we want one drink we would like it made with quality and love:). Will be back soon hope the management reads this and most of all acts on it to make improvements.

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