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Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Ctra. de Guardalavaca | Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca, Cuba
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Sol Rio de Luna y Mares
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Guardalavaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've never been to the same hotel twice EVER, and I rarely leave reviews!! However we've just booked to return in December and here's a review , why ?Because we're so exited to be going back. Great hotel Great beach Great drinks OK / good food Great cigars Why are we returning to the same hotel? ..Quite simply the staff... More

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montreal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

HI everyone this is Frank and Rosaria, we want to share our beautiful vacation with Tripadvisor!!WOW!!!! this is our 5th visit, this time we went with the family 6adult and 3kids.What a blast we had!!! we were welcomed like family. We had rooms in block 5, amazing views!! the rooms are kept spotless by the girls, clean clean thanks!! what... More

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the luna mares hotel at the end of June/start of July this year for our honeymoon. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine in our room as well as a bowl of fruit. We were also treated to a lobster dinner on the beach as it was our honeymoon. The hotel has plenty of eating options... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in Guardalavaca and we loved it! We stayed for 3weeks and loved every second. The beach was paradise with lots of space and shade. Rooms were clean and the view from ours (Luna 5215), was truly spectacular. We hope to go back next year! Fiona & Phil

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To be honest, I wasn't looking forward to going to Cuba as it looked run down, old and dead. still after extensive research we decided to stay at the Sol Rio de Luna y Mares Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca, Cuba. We got back this morning and WOW ! what an amazing holiday ! The Hotel itself, yes a little dated but... More

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Ricardo M, General Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear Tony C from Wigan, We are thrilled that you enjoyed with us your first trip to Cuba. Thank you so much for recommending us. Ricardo Moreno General Manager director.general.srm @ meliacuba.com More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I have visited Mares 14 th times and consider it as our second house. The truth is that hotel do needs some renovation but nothing serious.As a trained architect I can say that hotel is designed by the very same rules how hotels should be which is to say that area, lay- out , parks and name... More

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Ricardo M, General Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear branislava c, We hope you know how beloved our returning guests are to us. We hope to see you very soon again, Ricardo Moreno General Manager director.general.srm @ meliacuba.com More

Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled as a couple in our eighties, and really enjoyed our one week in Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, the first week of June 2014. Overall this was a splendid, laid-back vacation! No problems. Reception was very accommodating to our needs, namely minimal stairs and close to the restaurant etc. Front desk immediately placed us in the Main... More

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Ricardo M, General Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear donterry80 from Montreal, It is an honor for us that you will think of us as your home away from home. Hoping that this will be only the first of many more visits to Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, Ricardo Moreno General Manager director.general.srm @ meliacuba.com More

mymrozetka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 13th visit to this resort and for the first time we stayed for 2 weeks. Weather, ocean, beach - beautiful as usual. Special thanks to wonderful people: Yanet at El Dorado (wonderful and caring person, always with a smile), Mayelin, Luis, Jiancomo and Katia at 24-hour snack bar by the Luna pool, Cecilia from Customer Service, Elisa from the... More

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Ricardo M, General Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear mymrozetka, Thank you so very much for your regards to our staff. We will convey your thanks. We hope to see you soon for your 14th visit! Ricardo Moreno General Manager director.general.srm @ meliacuba.com More

Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very nice: area, lay-out , surroundings, views, you name it. Very clean, it shows its age but clean. People very nice as all cubans (at least with us) :)) Beautiful beach, the only issue is weekends, when locals are filling it up and some of them are begging for stuff, especially if they find out that you... More

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Ricardo M, General Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear peterkeanu from Kitchener, Thank you for your recommendation and suggestions. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Warm regards, Ricardo Moreno General Manager director.general.srm @ meliacuba.com More

Mississauga, Canada
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time I am reviewing a hotel, but after reading the reviews on SRLM for months before we left, I felt obliged to give my personal opinion on it as well. Let me start with the state the resort is in - after reading so many times that resort is dated and in need of repairs, I... More

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Ricardo M, General Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear Tamara S from Mississagua, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday so much and hve decided to return! Thank you so much, Ricardo Moreno General Manager director.general.srm @ meliacuba.com More

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Additional Information about Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

Address: Ctra. de Guardalavaca | Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Holguin Province > Guardalavaca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Rio de Luna y Mares 4*
Also Known As:
Sol Rio De Luna y Mares Hotel Guardalavaca
Sol Rio De Luna y Mares Resort
Sol Rio De Luna y Mares Guardalavaca, Cuba - Holguin Province

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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Four -Star All Inclusive Resort with 464 rooms. Located beachfront in Playa Esmeralda, on the northern coast of Holguin province, where visitors will be amazed by the dazzling superposition of blues and greens from the sea, sky and costal shrubbery. This hotel complex is surrounded by extensive green areas and offers a wide variety of services and attractions. Recommended for families, weddings, honeymoons and tourist groups.Guest Rooms464 rooms: 308 Standard, 108 Standard Ocean View, 30 Standard Superior Ocean View, 6 Junior Suite, 4 Suite, 8 Family Suite Ocean ViewDining7 Restaurants (A la Carta, Buffet), 6 Bars ... more   less 
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