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Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First, let's hit the nail on the head. Yes, the hotel needs some updates in some areas. Yes, the food can be a bit repetitive. This is Cuba. If you want a 5* hotel then go to a country that isn't restricted by trade embargoes and a completely different culture. I would like to think that as fully grown adults... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just arrived home after a fantastic 10 nights. Food was excellent, staff were friendly service was 100% Would definitely recommend the French restaurant Yes the hotel could do with a fresh lick of paint but the rooms, pool, beach were spotless. You need to remember why you are going! White sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Would definitely recommend going... More 

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2 Thank Heather S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well this was my 1st time in Cuba,what people don't understand and moan about its not a 5 * as Cubans can't get the parts as quick to fix things,my 1st room lovely but poor a/c the staff moved us to our second room a/c good but no view so payed extra for pool and sea view beautiful well worth... More 

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2 Thank ree1973
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great resort the staff were so friendly couldn't do enough for us. Lots of restaurants on site and plenty to do. Plenty of pools and lots of bars on site Golden sands and turquoise sea couldn't ask for more.

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2 Thank Robertb2252
Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear Robertb2252 Thank you for posting your review and for loving our staff and the Restaurants. Hoping to see you soon, Yunier Zaldívar Céspedes Customer Service Manager jefe.cac.srm@meliacuba.com More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotels itself is very run down and in our opinion no more than a 2star plus,rooms very basic and crawling with ants,air con is very noisy and keeps you awake at night,no water on several occasions in the morning so had to go down to the lobby to use the toilet and having to go down to dinner later... More 

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3 Thank Angela G
Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Hello Angela G It is a pity that your perception of our hotel. Guests should be convinced we are working so hard to improve the condition if the rooms and public areas . It is our pleasure and pride to have a great staff and the most beautiful beach in the area. Regards, Yunier Zaldívar Céspedes Customer Service Manager jefe.cac.srm@meliacuba.com More 

United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got back from this hotel yesterday. Let's just start by saying this is not a 4* hotel. This was our first holiday so was extremely excited. When we arrived we were greeted with cocktails which we found welcoming. Checking in was very slow, when it was our turn to check in, our name was nowhere to be found on... More 

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1 Thank GinaUnwin
Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear GinaUnwin It is a pity we were not able to fulfill all your expectations. We must explain that we are 4*. Thomas Cook and the resort work together in order to avoid situation like you are saying. Anyhow, we appreciate all opinions as they help us to improve our services. Thank you. Best regards, Yunier Zaldívar Céspedes Customer Service... More 

niagara falls, ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good overall vacation for family. Traveled Aug 23 to Sept 3 family with two teens. It was our third visit to this hotel. Previous time was 2 years ago. We had rooms on the Mare’s sides. Our room was cleaned nicely every day by Maria. Rooms need some upgrades; we had two rooms, one a/c worked well, in the other... More 

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2 Thank paul c
Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear paul c Thank you so very much for sharing your experience and for confieming you would return to this hotel. I haope you have notice how hard we are working for keeping up our facilities. Kindest regards Yunier Zaldívar Céspedes Customer Service Manager jefe.cac.srm@meliacuba.com More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my 3rd visit to this hotel, people are so friendly and can not do enough for you, they do expect a tip regardless of what they do, which is not a problem til they knock on the door waiting for it on your departure!! Food is not to everyone's taste however there is plenty of bland food for... More 

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1 Thank Alison H
Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear Alison H Thank you very much for your review. We find it very useful and appreciate you letting us know your impressions. We know that our staff is brilliant and friendly, be sure they do not demand for being tipped in the last minute. We regret the incnevience you has said.We have a 24 hour line where you could... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm going to start by saying you need to ignore any off the bad reviews as I'm not sure how they came to that conclusion. Stayed here with my partner for two weeks and its stunning !. The hotel is a little old but well maintained and quite quaint no issues for me there. The staff are brilliant and always... More 

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3 Thank Paul D
Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear Paul D We are really happy that you love our beach and like the service ous taff provides. As you coud note we are working hard to bring new refreshment to our hotel. Thank you for posting your review and for the advice to the people that are seeking for a place to enjoy. We hope you will return... More 

North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 2 weeks at this resort and it's the best holiday yet. We are a couple who want to visit a lot of countries and we will defo be back to Cuba. Yes the hotel is dated but clean and tidy and the staff are all friendly and helpful. Nancy our rep was great we went on two trips which... More 

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Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares, responded to this review

Dear rosie912 It is really great that you are considering to return after having your best holidays so far in our resort ! Thank you for advising to all the reader that the Buffe is fabulous and the restaurants were fantastic Kind regards, Yunier Zaldívar Céspedes Customer Service Manager jefe.cac.srm@meliacuba.com More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

Address: Ctra. de Guardalavaca | Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca 84170, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Holguin Province > Guardalavaca
Price Range: $101 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Rio de Luna y Mares 4*
Number of rooms: 464
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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