This was my second trip to Cuba, and I was leery of staying at a larger resort. My wife and I had stayed previously at a small, older ( the original building was pre-revolution) hotel in the middle of Varadero. However, we were going with a large group of "Family" and the final descision of our accommodation was out of my hands.
I was pleasantly surprised with the hosplitality and freindliness displayed by the staff. Our first morning, we were greeted by the Grounskeeper, Mike who promised to speak to a higher authority to ensure that the weather was perfect for the rest of our stay. We were "amigos" for the rest of our stay and talked every day. We wanted to go out to a restaurant in town for a birthday dinner, but had an excursion planned and couldn't reach the restaurant before we left. The receptionist phoned all day and finally got through, arranged for a cake and cab rides while we were out.
I made arrangements with Jesus, a server in the buffet, and we had a table for 10 reserved every night. Jesus and Arelys served us almost every night and we were given the royal treatment. Jesus told us that he wanted to give us a gift before we left and cooked us a homemade lobster dish which I think was the best meal of the trip. Arelys said she wished we could stay and invited us to her house the next time we came to Varadero.
The rest of the staff were just as helpful and freindly from the maid to the entertainment staff we were made to feel special and that we were family. A really great vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Arenas Doradas Varadero
- Arenas Doradas Cuba