Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 6263 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Another great stay in Cuba !

    Reviewed by Hoops-Morton(Port Glasgow) on Aug 12, 2018

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property
			5
			out of 5

    This was our second visit,(it won't be the last), and loved every minute of our 2 week stay, Major upgrades on the Mares side of the Hotel with planned upgrade for the Luna side. Great sunshine, wide range of restaurants to suit all tastes, buffet bar at the poolside and excellent quality drinks, all served by such friendly hard working staff made it even better ! beach is lovely, no shortage of sunbeds either poolside or on the beach . Plan to return again for another 2 weeks ....any problems were quickly sorted without fuss.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    The ??, the ?? & the ?? ? of Cuba are waiting for You!!!#HolguinBeachResort

    Reviewed by Miguel B() on Aug 11, 2018

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property
			4
			out of 5

    Sol Río de Lunas y Mares All Inclusive Resort ???? is a hotel that like a few, combines leisure with history, because its desing is inspired not only in the history of Cuba, but also in the descovery of America by Cristopher Columbus. If the history is not enough, You can take into account that this resort is located in Esmeralda Beach, where the crystal clear waters and pure white sand are ideal to enjoy the wonderful sun characteristic of the Caribbean Sea, along with amazing catamaran trips . This hotel has tour (4) a la carte Restaurants that offer an excellent International, Italian, Mediterranean and Cuban food; also those who wish more variety in their food can enjoy a Buffet restaurant capable of fulfilling any expectation. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and I was very fortunate to have at my disposal a dreamy ocean view in my room. The staff is friendly and above all very professional, so I take this opportunity to offer my sincere regards to those people who made my stay more pleasant: Leanys, Ana Bárbara, Osmel and Jorge Julio. Let me then give a final verdict: Sol Río de Lunas y Mares is an excellent opportunity for those who want to combine the sun, the sea and the beach in an adventure in which they will always have the opportunity to meet good times and memories. And as I said to a very kind person during my arrival at the hotel: "I always wanted to be here", and now my dream came true ...

    2nd time around

    Reviewed by MrsFranklin2b(London, England, United Kingdom) on Aug 11, 2018

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property
			5
			out of 5

    We spent two weeks here and absolutely loved it . Not alot had changed. We had the same room in block 5 with the same leaky roof lol . The food is ok can always find something the snack bar is great. We used the international Italian and cuban restaurants and all were excellent. A special thanks to Napoles and ivonne who went out of there way to make us feel special. Spent most of our evenings and mornings lol at the luna bar .our thanks go to Ana Barbara for her sense of humour Amouray who is a lovely man and to Yanet who is a really special friend who we hope to see again soon she makes the best pina colada yum yum. Pools are both great and the beach is to die for. Thanks to Robert for taking us horse riding forgot I wasn't 20 anymore. We also did paradise island and the dolphins both of which were great days out. Thanks to all the staff they all go out of their way to make you feel welcome and do a great job. We will Def be back.

    Amazing getaway!!!

    Reviewed by 4165088164() on Aug 10, 2018

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property
			5
			out of 5

    From start to finish this holiday was a blast. My spouse and I flew out of Toronto with Sunwing. Travelled from Fri July 27th through to Saturday Aug 4th. No flight delays, transfers organized and on time, might I add also cold beer on arrival :) We landed around 7:30pm and was at the hotel by 9:30ish headed to our room. The bus drops you in front of the Mares lobby. Cute wicker seating as seen in photos. Luna side lobby has pictures of renovations about to take place. Check in was easy. In booking we did not request anything, just choose to accept what would be given. This was last minute for us, tickets only bought 2 wks before priced just under $800 for 7 days. We received a room in the 8 block on Luna side. A bit of a walk to Mares side for Buffet but no concern to us, lol. We found a cooler shaded way sticking closer to the rooms all the way over to behind spa and through past room 0001 and out to main family entertainment pool with swim up bar and access to main lobby and Buffet. Food was good. Neither of us got sick or had a problem finding something to eat. Repetitive but never went hungry. For breakfast 2 fresh cooking stations for eggs and omelettes, and another for bacon and ham and sausages to be fried. Always fresh fruits and vegetables. Syrups and sauces, even HP sauce, lol The resort is gorgeous and the stairs are not too bad. Looking from above to below at the turquoise waters and all the palm trees across a huge beach. Always space and chairs for everyone. Gardens and flowers look awesome. Theatre In between Luna and mares across from the spa and tennis courts. 2 pools. We only swam in the quiet pool closest to the 24 hr snack bar. The chicken is the best at the snack bar. Also where you will get made to order pizza, not too bad either. Our room, nice. Not renovated but still nice. Clean sheets, air conditioning worked. Front door top latch lock didnt the work, but key card needed to enter the room so didn't complain. We were on the ground floor. No critter got in, all was good. Everyday our maid left beautiful towel creations, as we would leave a couple pesos. Snorkeling, immediately as you enter the waters edge. Ankle deep lay down and coral and fish all over the place, absolutely amazing. We went horse back riding from across the street infront of Luna. 30 pesos a person for 3 hrs went up the mountains and went into the caves. Awesome! Another day went to the right of Mares and found a resident beach but no one was there. Perfect! Snorkeling and swimming and diving off a large dock. I believe maybe once used for boarding catamaran but no any more. We took part in a excursion to Antilla that brought you to an island with a zoo on a catamaran. Seen ostriches, zebras, large igoanas, snakes. A nice lunch and more snorkeling. Every day Ocala come and sell there items at main pool lobby area also sometimes at the quiet pool as well. We rented scooters and went over to plaza paiscaro. 15 min maybe. Which is near Playa paiscaro and memories. Alot more for shopping also a bowling alley. Pig roast. The day we were there they were setting up for night time carnival. We didn't attend but have before, totally worth going. Our excursion was the next morning and we needed our sleep lol. The trip was awesome. Would definitely return to this resort.

    boring but beautiful

    Reviewed by Wxmwxm73() on Aug 09, 2018

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property
			2
			out of 5

    Where to start ...the first room we were given was over looking a road so we asked to change rooms and they said come back tomorrow and they will change it for us and true to the word they did ...we had a view overlooking the sea which was beautiful. The beach is absolutely gorgeous ,breathtaking in fact, the best part of the whole place in my eyes. I am vegetarian and found the food a major struggle... They tend to have meat at the back and mashed potatoes ETC in the front so anything that could be deemed suitable for a vegetarian would be covered in the meat from people lifting it from the back...that is a major problem and it's stopped me from being able to eat lots of things .There's only so much salad you can bare to eat in 11 night stay. I resorted to having to buy Pringles from the shop which cost 5 British pounds which is absolutely extortionate. Some of the staff I found rude especially on the reception desk but I had some favorites also Ana _Barbara from the Luna bar was absolutely lovely and she made a smile everyday... The maid of our room was lovely and always had a huge smile for us... And also the gardener Jose was wonderful and used to give us flowers almost daily. That is just to name a few they are a credit to the hotel. The entertainment was absolutely dreadful at night, it was on for half an hour and that was it. they had one good entertainment night in the whole time I was there which was retro night. Bizarrely they have fashion shows twice a week in the lobby bar,it was absolutely ridiculous. This would put me off from going to the hotel again as there is absolutely nothing to do which is a shame as the place itself is beautiful

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