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Sol Rio de Luna y Mares

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Ctra. de Guardalavaca Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca 84170 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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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 7 hotels in Guardalavaca
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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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Parking
Internet
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Massage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Code wrote a review Aug 2020
12 contributions10 helpful votes
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Went on vacation with my partner here, we arrived and the outside of the resort was pretty nice/clean. There is two parts of the resort the Luna side which I believe is the side that is attached to the main lobby where you check in. Which i highly recommend getting a room on that side because they are updated and gorgeous. Pay the extra money it’s well worth it. See pics below. I don’t recommend going to the mares side, it’s very outdated not clean and I had mold inside my door and mini fridge. The bathroom was a mess, the taps looked like they were barely on, the tub was rusted and gross. The toilet was just nasty looking. See pics below. The beach was gorgeous definitely my top 3. Crystal blue, nice soft white sand. Just breath taking. The buffet was okay, very repetitive. I mean when you go to Cuba you don’t go for the food. It’s mostly for the beach and the people they are very friendly. The coffee station was amazing, it had all different types of coffee beverages like lattes, cappuccino and espresso. I highly recommend the mocha latte and Spanish coffee. They are sooo good!! The a la carte’s were amazing, the food was very tasty. There really wasn’t any of them that was bad. So definitely take advantage of that. The entertainment wasn’t the greatest, it was quite boring. The disco was very weak, night time fun was pretty dead. It was an older crowd and lots of Europeans.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lina Cordovez Lorenzo, Other at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares
Responded Nov 4, 2020
Dear Code88 Thank you for choosing our Hotel, Sol Rio de Luna Mares . We are thrilled you have had a good time here and we want to inform you, we are finishing the renovation process at Mares Side to return with different outlook after the Covid Time. We hope you decide to return one day Warmest regards Juan Manuel Lopez General Manager
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jameschen9555 wrote a review Aug 2020
Toronto, Canada2 contributions5 helpful votes
It is very beautiful hotel ,food was good great beach ,very clean and helpful staff , specially leoxideni was a good on animacion doing some sports exercises activities , there were many restaurants, swimming pools and beach close by. Thank you James chen
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Lina Cordovez Lorenzo, Other at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares
Responded Nov 4, 2020
Dear jameschen9555 Thank your for posting your feed back about your last stay at the Sol Rio de Luna Mares. We have amazing workers as Leoxeni, here. You make us very proud when you gives a 5 stars review Best regards Juan Manuel Pérez General Manager
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skybeauty wrote a review Apr 2020
Ontario2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the 2nd time my brother and I have visited this resort. We made friends with a couple last year so we all decided to go back again. They are upgrading rooms and the new ones are very nice. Old ones were fine too. Food is good with lots of variety. A la Carte restaurants were good. Because we were there just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the resort was not crowded so therefore not all restaurants were open. No problem! The entertainment team was great! They not only ran poolside activities, beach volleyball and musical entertainment during the days and evenings, but they took time with guests. They made us feel very welcome and cared for. I may just have to go back again. Since this was our 2nd visit, we took home a large bottle of rum. 3rd visit gets added bonuses!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares
Responded Apr 14, 2020
Thank you so much skybeauty We hope you can return when all of this come normality best regards Yunier Zaldívar Cespedes Csutomer Service Manager!!
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Aprilia64 wrote a review Apr 2020
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We have not been for a few years. But a great place to go. Cuban people are amazing. Get out of the complex,see real cuba,not just the market. Hope the staff are all well . Especially real plaza fc. Stay safe guys see ya soon. Junier, stay safe my friend. Your friends from manchester city fc
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares
Responded Apr 14, 2020
Dear Apriiia64 Thank you some much for the best wishes. Real Plaza has more titles now.. Stay safe. I hope you can return one day. best regards Yunier Zaldívar Céspedes Customer Service Manager
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Serge D wrote a review Mar 2020
Concord, Canada14 contributions11 helpful votes
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The beach is great though there are waves always not big good for swimming. Lots of places for shade to choose from. The food is bad: no chicken or shrimp for a week, poor variety, but lots of fruits and fresh juices: always mango, papaya, guava. Friendly staff. Marian was the best waitress, Ivan was good too. Very quiet especially Mares part. Excursions were canceled. 1 hour from the airport. Spacious and clean rooms. Mosquitos at night but not terrible. Internet connection in the lobby was good: 1 hr for 1 peso.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Mares is very quiet, Luna - not ocean view. Higher floors are better.
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Response from Lina C, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares
Responded Mar 31, 2020
Dear SergeD351 Thank you so much for your review about thr beach. Even though the measure again the covid19 spread you were able to enjoy. We will continue for doing all our best to improve the food. Staff does always bring the best part of them. Kind regards Yunier Zaldívar Céspedes Customer Service Manager
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CaribbeanCubaHolguin ProvinceGuardalavaca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
464
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sol Rio de Luna y Mares
Which popular attractions are close to Sol Rio de Luna y Mares?
Nearby attractions include Cubaguider (3.0 miles), Playa Esmeralda (0.1 miles), and Guardalavaca Beach (2.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sol Rio de Luna y Mares?
Conveniently located restaurants include Don Pepe Grill Restaurant, La Maison Restaurant, and Restaurant El Uvero.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Sol Rio de Luna y Mares have airport transportation?
Yes, Sol Rio de Luna y Mares offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sol Rio de Luna y Mares?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sol Rio de Luna y Mares have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sol Rio de Luna y Mares accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.