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Iberostar Selection Holguin

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Playa Pesquero, Holguin 80100 Cuba
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 17 hotels in Holguin
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This hotel in the Iberostar chain is located on the peaceful beach of Playa Pesquero in Holguín. This is a hotel that’s ideal for anyone seeking a holiday full of rest and relaxation in one of the best destinations in Cuba. Throughout their stay, travellers can enjoy cosy rooms, an all inclusive accommodation package with speciality restaurants, a water park, entertainment programme, facilities for young children, shows, gardens, the Star Prestige service, personalised attention… and many more services to experience a few very special days in Cuba. This country with lots of history awaits, and it offers you a unique holiday!
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Property amenities
Parking
Paid wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Archery
Babysitting
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water park
Aerobics
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Head massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Alex H wrote a review May 2020
Toronto, Canada32 contributions17 helpful votes
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I had been to an Iberostar before (Cayo Guillermo to be exact) and this was my third time to Cuba. The resort is beautiful, room was great, staff members were helpful and welcoming, views were fantastic, and the beach was good. Resort: We stayed in bungalow 25 which had an incredible view of the bay. If walking is difficult, there are plenty of golf carts around that you can request or hop on. This is a newer resort so some of the plants are still developing, but overall it's gorgeous. There are many paved walking paths to get around the resort. I was able to go on a few walks around the property on my own and it was really peaceful and relaxing. The pool was nice, but a bit poorly designed. If you want a drink, you have to either go through the pool, or all the way around it to get to the bar. Also the chemicals used to maintain it do give off an odour, so try to stay near the north end (up-wind) if possible. There is plenty of lighting throughout the grounds so you don’t need to worry when it gets dark. Tip: bring sandals with some grip: sometimes can be a bit slippery. Note: You need to rent the poolside beds for 10 CUC per day. Room: We required a ground floor room as my travel companion has mobility issues. Usually I request a room on a higher floor as I always feel safer. This trip proved to me that there isn't a need for such a request. I felt very safe in this ground floor room. The added bonus to the ground floor was that if I wanted to, I could just walk right out from the room to the beach. The room was large and had what you would expect. The bathroom was huge. The shower had a handheld and overhead pieces; it took a couple of tries but eventually you got the hang of switching between them. There was a handy drip-dry line in the shower so you could hang up wet items and they'd drip right down the shower drain. We had incredible water pressure and temperature the entire time. The cleaning staff were wonderful and always did some fun towel sculptures. One thing we found odd was that they provided us with shampoo and conditioner but no hand soap. Note: the screen door does not have a handle so it is awkward to open and close. ***TIP: PUT Down A Towel on the floor at the end of the shower as it was completely soaked by the time you finished and became extremely slippery.*** Also, bring some hand soap for the bathroom. Staff: The staff was wonderful from arrival to departure. Almost everyone we encountered was friendly and welcoming; exactly what Cubans are known for. Upon arrival we noticed the batteries in the tv remote were dead. Within about 2 hours of our request for new ones, they had been replaced. One issue we encountered was at the lobby bar. One of the bartenders often ignored us in order to serve a pretty girl instead, despite us waiting there longer as he served guests who were there before us. Views: No matter where you are within the resort grounds, there is always a beautiful view. In typical Cuban style, the beaches were gorgeous, and the water crystal clear. The gardens were well cared for, the grounds were well maintained, the water features were pretty, the décor was spa-like, and every space was welcoming. Beach: This resort boasts 2 beaches. One is directly in front of bungalows 25, 26 and 27. Views from this beach are beautiful as they look on to another beach, and the trees/land. It also has two levels: the upper level is a bit quieter and more exposed to the breeze. The lower level is busier. The other beach is across the little bay and is accessible by swimming or taking the path. You can walk or catch a golf cart to get there. Views from this beach are more typical for a beach vacation: the ocean. This beach is shared with 3 other resorts but for the most part, guests stay in the designated sections. Due to its layout, the beach has a beautiful area surrounding/under the bridge that you can explore. It’s a great place to see crabs, birds, and natural mangrove-type foliage. Tip: There is no food provided at the second beach, so pack a lunch and/or snacks. Also, go early in the morning in order to get a spot. BRING BUG SPRAY/LOTION: lots of little sand fleas on the beaches! Food: This is Cuba so don’t expect incredible meals with tons of variety. Having been to Cuba twice before, I was surprised at the lack of fresh fruit. The fruit that was available was mostly from a can. This was fine, but it was a bit sad. However, the fresh papaya was incredible! My travel companion had no problem finding food for each meal. I am vegetarian so this limited me quite a bit. I ended up visiting the pasta station twice a day almost every day. Not much in terms of variety, but still adequate to get you a decent meal. One thing the Cubans do well at Iberostar resorts is the bread. Absolutely phenomenal! Unfortunately we waited too long to book an à la carte, but I did hear the Japanese was quite good. Entertainment: This resort has some really incredible entertainment. Every night offered something different. The choreography was quite impressive. They also brought in special guests to sing for specific theme nights. The theatre is well laid out so everyone can see the performance. Tip: Bring/wear a sweater as it can get a bit chilly in the theatre. Additional Tips/Notes: -staff shift change takes place at 3pm so expect longer wait times (front desk, currency exchange) -the resort store is a tiny little booth with not much to offer -internet (wi-fi) can be a bit tricky to connect if you’re anywhere outside of the lobby building -if travelling with Air Transat, take advantage of the excursion “Island Paradise” where you visit Cayo Saetia. This is probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to. It is worth every penny!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Bungalows 25 and 26 face the beaches, bungalows 21 through 24 face the ocean.
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Selection Holguin
Responded May 4, 2020
Dear Alex, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your friendly review and at the same time for the helpful assessment of our hotel. We are also very grateful and motivated to receive your constructive feedback as we are always open to suggestions on how we can improve on a daily basis to satisfy our guest's wishes and provide an even better service now and in the future. Thank you once again for your description. It is nice to know that you had such a fantastic time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Selection Holguín
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Jeffrey E wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Great Resort!! Staff is very professional, nothing that they wouldn’t do to make sure that visitors are comfortable and happy! Restaurants are top notch, best in Cuba so far!! Everything is very clean and the resort is spread out on a huge property providing lots of space for everyone!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Selection Holguin
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Dear guest, We would like to thank you for your great review of your stay with us. Our day to day efforts are aimed at creating a particularly welcoming atmosphere for our guests in our wonderfully designed hotel, so your words confirming we have succeeded in our intent are really important to us. We will certainly extend your praise to all of our dedicated colleagues because we know we have quite a remarkable team here. We hope to have the pleasure of your company in the not too distant future at one of our Iberostar hotels. Best Regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Selection Holguin
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Momof2teens73 wrote a review Mar 2020
Lindsay, Canada13 contributions7 helpful votes
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Absolutely loved this resort! This was my fourth time in Cuba and I would have to say it was my first time not craving food back home, the food here was amazing with lots of flavour. The pools and the pool area are very clean and tons of lounge chairs. There is a beach bar down by little beach near the resort along with an ice cream stand that also does lunch. We also found lounge chairs down at the little beach and the big beach any time of the day, there were tons!! There is also a place to get drinks down at the big beach area and washrooms. The rooms are modern and beautiful, and the water pressure in the shower is perfect! We always had hot water. All of the workers are so friendly and nice and help you with whatever you need. We would 100% go back to this resort... been home two days now and already missing it. ❤️🇨🇺☀️
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Selection Holguin
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear guest, We want first of all for you to know that we are really pleased that you had such a fabulous holiday with us and we want to thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with others. As we work hard on a daily basis to exceed the needs and goals of our valued guests and provide them with a feeling of joy and total comfort, we are obviously flattered by your kind words. Again, we want to express our gratitude for this wonderful feedback and hope to have the honour of serving you again soon. Best Regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Selection Holguin
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Mike G wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions3 helpful votes
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We just retuned from our amazing stay at this resort and we had a great time. Our family and three other families stayed there for 7 days and enjoyed all the resort had to offer. The view from the ocean front rooms was great and the rooms are clean and wee kept. The beaches and pools are clean and the staff was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. The drinks and bartenders were great. The food in the buffet was a little repetitive but overall pretty good and the Japanese restaurant was great. The only thing I would say is the hours of the bars and restaurants could be better and the communication from the resort regardless daily activities could be better but overall a great resort. If you like fishing the charter offered from the resort was great and the shore fishing was good. Mike
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Selection Holguin
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Mike, We are grateful to you for choosing us for your recent holiday and for sharing the experience you had with us. Your enthusiastic comments about many of the prime pillars that we set in place many years ago to guarantee fabulous holidays for our guests are great to receive. It is amazing to read that you have returned home with a sense of satisfaction and we look forward to doing the same for you again in the future. Once again, we are truly grateful for this complimentary review of your time in our hospitality. Best Regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Selection Holguin
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Suzanne M wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
We were in the adult only section a small withdrawn area with a pool, restaurant and bar and convenient checkin The room was modern decor, large bathroom with walkin shower for 2, jacuzi bath and separate tiolet. two double beds, next time will will have to get a king bed. But very comfortable. The air conditioner was quiet and the temperature digitally controlled. Second of two floors, large deep balcony with two lawn recliner chairs. overlooking the pool and at a distance the beach. The food was arranged for us by the butler, we eat well, lobster and shrimp, good red wine merlot or shiraz from chile The music was professional and entertaining, but I wished for more early dinner hour musicians, The beach was far away if you have mobility problems, but you can catch a ride. We loved the walk. there were very few rocks so we didnt need our water shoes and there was not much to look at under water so we didn't use the snorkle but the water was a safe depth for both swimmers and children. and lots of sun and sand. We took the trip to Holguin and we are glad. There is no spa there so we went to the next resort, in walking distance and paid for a couples massage there. wonderful. Thank you to Junior and Lorita and staff for celebrating my birthday
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: There are rooms that overlook the ocean in the family buildings. that would be nice.
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Selection Holguin
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Suzanne, We want you to know how happy we are that you had such an excellent holiday with us and thank you for sharing it with others. Our team will be particularly pleased by your praise, our staff is not only particularly hospitable but are also provided continuous training in terms of service and general working practice. Therefore we are very pleased that both the efforts of our employees and our passionately prepared gastronomy have left a good impression on you. Thank you again for sharing your motivating comments and we look forward to serving you again at our hotel. Best Regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Selection Holguin
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PRICE RANGE
$124 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Iberostar Holguin
LOCATION
CaribbeanCubaHolguin ProvinceHolguin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
450
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iberostar Selection Holguin
Which popular attractions are close to Iberostar Selection Holguin?
Nearby attractions include Playa Esmeralda (4.6 miles), Playa Pesquero (0.6 miles), and Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Iberostar Selection Holguin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Iberostar Selection Holguin?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Iberostar Selection Holguin?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Iberostar Selection Holguin?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iberostar Selection Holguin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Don Pepe Grill Restaurant, La Finquita Allegre, and Restaurante El Marlin Azul.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Iberostar Selection Holguin?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Iberostar Selection Holguin have airport transportation?
Yes, Iberostar Selection Holguin offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Iberostar Selection Holguin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Iberostar Selection Holguin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does Iberostar Selection Holguin have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.