I got back from playa costa verde this morning, and i want to go back already. My following review is completley honest . Lets get the negatives out of the way ( HOWEVER THE NEGATIVES DIDN'T STOP ME FROM ENJOYING MY HOLIDAY AND I STILL LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT).
The buffet food wasn't the best, however i wasn't expecting anything spectacular having done my research, however the positive to this negative is that you had the choice of the cooking stations my favourites were the pasta and pizza and the fresh meat- all cooked deliciously. Then you also got the chance to go to the Al a Carte restaurants too. My favorite being the italian. The Cuban was okay, however the soup was amazing..i could of eaten that as my main course too. I am not a fan of Japanese cuisine however gave it a try and i shocked myself it was very nice. I would also recomend going to the Steak house, beautiful steak cooked exactly how you want it and worth the 10 pesos. All waiting staff were fantastic and bent over backwards to your every need.There are a lot of flies but a wave of your hand soon sends them on their way so that didn't bother me.
Secondly it was very obvious about the prostitutes who were in the resort. I can accept that it's each to there own and it didn't bother me too much apart from sometimes the provocative dancing they would display by the poolside in a family resort.It doesn't send off the right message.
...Now on to the best bits.
The room was fantastic anyone who says they are dated ..really? Clean fresh and airy , personally I don't think a modern minimalistic room would quite fit into the Cuban and Carribean personality, therefore the rooms were more than what i expected them to be. We stayed in room 2425 lucky to have a corner balcony. It wasn't facing the pool but honestly id rather have the palm tree's and the other blocks in my view, i can look at a pool any time. Didn't have any problems , one day the maid didn't leave us water but that was soon fixed once we notified reception ( there only human).
The pool was a great size and plenty of sunbeds around. The entertainment team did a great job of keeping the laughter around the pool with a great Cuban spirit. The pool bar was a bonus, you really do feel like your in luxury when you swim up to it. Again fast service and Jesus was a great character.
The beach- highlight of my holiday by far the most pure and beautiful beach i have ever been too.The water so clear and calm and very cool- which is always a bonus when you've been lying in the hot weather. Take bananas down to the beach go in the water and feed the fish- its a great experience and deffinatley something you can't do back in England.
Overall i had the best two weeks. The weather was amazingly hot and humidity was always between 80% to 100%- so maybe pack handheld fans with you because it's in the evening when it gets to you most. I didn't buy beach shoes for the water , the paths were clear and no hassle at all. Plenty of mossies i didn't get bitten look out for crabs lizards and toads for a brilliant picture opportunity. Swim with dolphins and the 4x4 challenge are two excursions i'd highly recomend. But have a great time. Don't listen to bad reviews because it is a lovely resort and you will have the holiday of a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation, buffet meals, 4 a la carte restaurants, 6 bars, 24-hour snacks and Lobby, unlimited drinks, Mini Club, pools, Jacuzzis, day/night entertainment, water/land sports with equipment and instruction, gym, meeting facilities, air-conditioned rooms with bathroom, hair drier, telephone, safe, satellite TV, CD player, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee maker, mini fridge with welcome drinks, terrace or balcony. All Inclusive! Plus ($): Internet, tours, hairdresser, and shop. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Playa Costa Verde Cuba
- Playa Costa Verde Rafael Freyre
- Playa Costa Verde Holguin
- Costa Playa Verde
- Hotel Playa Costa Verde Holguin Province, Cuba