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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 plongￃﾩ en ...
Tres belle endroit pour de la plongￃﾩ en hapnￃﾩ.
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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Great 2 weeks!
We visited 'Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort' for our first trip to Cuba in February 2016 with, Thomas Cook All Inclusive Package. Excellent resort, couldn't fault it. The staff were all great...
We visited 'Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort' for our first trip to Cuba in February 2016 with, Thomas Cook All Inclusive Package. Excellent resort, couldn't fault it. The staff were all great & friendly, they love the English! We only ate in the Buffet restaurant & the Pizza Restaurant (at lunch time) so cannot comment about the others.. Lots of choice all the time and if you like smoked salmon, lobster & prawns these were on the regular buffet for no extra charge (something other A.I.'s charge you for! We had a room near reception, which is what we asked for on the ground floor as i have walking difficulties. Entertainment was good but not really our thing, but great for families. On a Friday it was Cuban Day around the pool including display of cocktails, hog roast, Cuban dancing and a guy who brought his goat pulling a small waggon to give the children free rides around the grounds! (Alberto & I got on well, as i used to keep goats) You need to get to the beach early if you want a sun bed, so we lay our towels on the sand. A bit rocky/reef going in the water, but lovely sand once you are past this. Lots of lovely fish to see whilst snorkelling. If you are and old car lover this is a great place to see them, mostly used as Taxi's. This was a relaxing beach holiday for me & hubby, just how we like it. Cuba is a beautiful country and we would certainly go back to this resort again! (If you are offered 'airport lounge upgrade' with Thomas Cook on return trip, don't bother, it will be ￂﾣ30 each wasted)
A good 3 plus resort
After reviewing countless reviews on tripadvisor we opted for the Blau as our first trip to Cuba...Overall a good experience. Check in service with a complimentary fruit juice was very nice. Nice...
After reviewing countless reviews on tripadvisor we opted for the Blau as our first trip to Cuba...Overall a good experience. Check in service with a complimentary fruit juice was very nice. Nice clean resort could use some updating......we stayed in lobby room...pool view was great. Complimentary bottled water was nice..Air conditioning was adequate but turning temperature controls down did not make the room colder. Safe was good and secure with no issues. Beds were lumpy and could not get an adequate good nights rest..awoke with a sore back every day. stained pillow cases which were obvious and during the week beds were just made. Our maid seemed to do more for us when tipped.including extra towels and toilet paper.. 24 hr bar was nice when arriving late evening..staff were friendly and food was very good here. Buffet was nice but to be safe we utilized only the freshly cooked stations....at breakfast the egg station to which the lady was fabulous greeting everyone as a friend she had known forever, always with a smile on her face.......the same as the smoothie station ,only available at breakfast, she was fabulous...... The pasta station and fresh meat stations were excellent......get your beef, pork, chicken and hamburgers cooked well done to be safe. no issues there. The Fish station was excellent...i recommend the bass and again get it a little well done to be safe. The a la carte Italian pizza and calzones were fantastic.We ate here for lunch 4 of the 7 days we were here.The ice creams were great no matter which flavor you chose. You will not starve but fresh eggs, beef,chicken,pasta and bass were the very safe bet to not get sick which some people did i know of approximately 20 people who got sick and half of them were from the plus side. very humid inside the buffet area and although everything was "chilled" i can guarantee you that the temperature of the cold food was not consistent. Most of the staff went above and beyond trying very hard.and considering they have a six day work week with 15 days off every 6 months I have a tremendous amount of respect for them...others seemed bothered unless there was tipping involved. This past week we went the hotel was not busy but constant and seemed a little understaffed.....at times i was chasing staff down to get water or coffee. Yander was an exceptional buffet waiter and consistently tried to do everything for anyone always with a smile on his face.. The pool was great swim up bar excellent. there could and should have been more entertainment for all guests. At one point lobster dinner was offered at a cost of 15 cuc's and only 8 people went to it ...all complainig how over cooked the lobster was which facilitated stomach issues. several others staying on the plus side also having lobster issues accompanied by stomach problems. on different days.. The Blau is trying to be a 4.5 star resort but it seems that it is having growing pains. Beach is Amazing along with the snorkelling. the included water activities facilitated and had rude empoloyees. overall the Blau is a good resort ..One of the better resorts in Cuba. only need to bring Ketchup all other condiments are available including hot sauce and heinz mustard. My family appreciated those who worked so hard to make our stay memorable..although it seems here there are more complaints than good, I do not want anyone to overlook one thing I was told about Cuba and that you don't go to cuba for the food. We were overall very happily surprised at the Resort and all its amenities. Yes i would go back and for all the ratings that are good overall I would Agree.....A VERY NICE RESORT FOR CUBA and what it has to offer. Remeber this is Cuba..and at this resort Yes They Do Try. If you decide to go i hope this honest review helps...
Amazing Wonderful Fabulous!
My adult son & I just returned from Blau Costa Verde Plus yesterday & are already planning a return visit in the Fall. The facilities, services,staff & food was exceptional & beyond our expectations...
My adult son & I just returned from Blau Costa Verde Plus yesterday & are already planning a return visit in the Fall. The facilities, services,staff & food was exceptional & beyond our expectations even though we had both been there several times before. The excellent new management is very obvious in terms of service & food. The plus upgrade is worth every pesos as the VIP Bar & a la carte restaurants & rooms are superb. Returning after several years & being recognized & welcomed back by staff is deeply appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the returning guest dinner. The evening etertainment was very enjoyable. After more than a dozen trips to Cuba this is certainly my resort of choice for future visits. The plus pool/bar, the beach & snorkeling were amazing. I don't understand how people choose to give this resort negative reviews & strongly suggest they stay home. A special thank you to the staff & hotel manager for being so approachable & making our vacation such an enjoyable experience. I will be returning soon!
Good choice in this area
This hotel is now the choice of my company in Holguin. It bears comparison with others locally and would be my free choice too. Check in was typically slow, but it was nice to receive a refreshing...
This hotel is now the choice of my company in Holguin. It bears comparison with others locally and would be my free choice too. Check in was typically slow, but it was nice to receive a refreshing fruit juice whilst we waited. My room was clean and spacious with efficient air conditioning. The shower room was also well equipped and well plumbed (not always a given in Cuba). The self service dining room served very good food including a tasty cold table for dinner. Drinks were supplied promptly and with a smile. Breakfast was probably the best I have eaten at any hotel in this resort. It is worth noting that the hotel was very quiet. Whether the standard is maintained when it is full remains to be seen, but I am more than happy to return after my short stay here.
All around a nice resort! Stayed at the Plus.
It is the people that make this resort a very nice place to be. The facilities for a Plus guest are good, just having the second pool that is quieter, and the VIP bar for some cooler time to be spent...
It is the people that make this resort a very nice place to be. The facilities for a Plus guest are good, just having the second pool that is quieter, and the VIP bar for some cooler time to be spent in the evenings it is a bonus. Room. Big, aircon works good, beds are massive, black out curtains doing good job. Bathroom also spacious, with a hairdryer, toiletries(shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and bar soap). Loo roll is ok, no need to pack your own. The shower holder was broken in mine, gaffer tape being put in place to hold the shower head. I didn't report this or complain, obviously the fault was known so to be taped as tried solution, so I hand held it for use and just got on with my holiday. Loosely fitted socket next to the coffee maker too by the way. Restaurant staff and bartenders throughout the whole resort are working really hard, always with a smile, very friendly and genuinely welcoming, with fast and efficient service. These guys/gals are the heart and soul of the resort and the main reason I give high score to my review. Gardens and pools are maintained daily so the resort is tidy and clean at all times. Nice touch, lifeguards at pools and at the beach. Don't remember the last time I have seen an actual guard on stand by at resort in case someone got into trouble. Security is everywhere, patrolling around all night too. Some of these guys can be a bit OTT friendly, but not too pushy. There was a small thing that kind of was unnecessary startling, for me and for some other guests I spoke with, and if management reads here, should address this. The polite note about the bathroom towels uses, or missuses, should be there on the day of arrival. Having the maid to put it in the room 3 days after someone's stay it stops being a polite note, but making a guest be doubtful of accusation for damaging the towel and incurring charges for it. So, if management reads, take note. If potential guests read and face the same - don't freak out getting the note during the holiday :)
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