I just returned from one week at Hotel Atlantico. Expecting the worst, having read many reviews here & elsewhere, this is actually a great hotel choice for visitors seeking all incl beach resort (fantastic beaches), great nightly entertainment, and close proximity to Havana for culture & city tours etc (Hotel provides 2 shuttles back/forth a day). Food was also much better than expected, one must visit cuba with open mind, knowing its limitations. The Food was surprisingly quite good considering what I heard before. Even my friend commented the same.Breakfast in particular was always our fave. My advice, stay away from undercooked meats or anything that looks gross. Also avoid large leafy veggies, seafood(in particular fish). I mostly ate vegetarian/salads dinners, little meat like chicken, roast pork, occasionally clams/calamari. But generally it was healthy, filling & good. After few days my friend didnt listen and started overeating things like fish & fruits with skin (best to eat peeled fruits like papaya, pineapple). He had diareah the last few days & then just stopped eating. Often we did beach in mornings, then Havana, early afternoon, then stayed in Hotel at Nights since they have nightly shows, bars etc. This resort is gay friendly, and adult minded, singles, couples, all ages (you dont see many kids which was good), it wasnt too crowded or loud. There were good day & night activities...and the beach & sand was fantastic. In cuba tourists tend to pity cubans and tip for everything. My advice, be very cautious tipping hotel staff, they are already the most privilidged workers in cuba- having access to luxery of tips. Its OK if you tip discreetly for great (regular) service, but to tip out of pity and spoil some workers into thinking if they fetch you a soup bowl, when none is out on the table for guests- they should be tipped, in my view is ridiculous. . Rooms were also OK and clean- everything worked.Overall this was a great trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Caribe Club Atlantico Hotel Havana
- Gran Caribe Hotel Atlantico
- Gran Caribe Havana