Arrived by private transfer from Santiago de Cuba late morning and was grateful to be given early check-in at no extra cost. We were slightly disappointed with the room - fairly drab and had obviously seen better days. We made early use of the pool area and again felt the area in need of a good refresh (beds uncomfy and erratic when trying to lie down!).
Before fully settling down we decided we would enquire if there was potential to upgrade to another room (we agreed we would pay up to £200 for the 5 nights) and discussed with Reception. The gentleman couldn't have been more helpful and in deed we could upgrade to the new section of the hotel for the grand price of 50 CUCS (around £32) for the full 5 days. We inspected the room and what a difference - infinitely better than original room and we had moved everything across within minutes. This gave us access to the new/larger (and nicer) pool, premium drinks and access on a more frequent basis to the a la carte restaurants.
Buffet restaurant was of good quality and relatively varied. A la Carte restaurants were also nice, but I felt service was rather slow, although I think some of these had just re-opened for the season so perhaps still getting up to speed.
All staff were great and a special mention should go to Miguel who attended our needs at the poolside bar.
All in all - just what I would hope for in an AI resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort is located on the seafront next to the fine white sandy beach of Playa Pesquero in eastern Cuba. Our Holguin resort is surrounded by luscious tropical vegetation. At Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort the natural environment is fully incorporated into the resort. Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort offers spectacular views from our rooms over 36 000 m2 of gardens and natural vegetation. Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort offers (with extra charge): Souvenir shops. Car and moped rental. Taxi service. Parking. Laundry service. Medical services: nursing service in the hotel and medical visits on request. Bureau de change in reception. Massage services. Hairdressers. Special dinner. Weddings. Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort ALL INCLUSIVE: Breakfast, lunch and buffet dinner. 2 á la carte restaurants per week, reservations are required. *Dress code long trousers. Local beverages and select international brands. Non-motor water sports. Sporting activities: volleyball, basketball, tennis, aerobics and snorkelling, daytime and evening entertainment programme including Spanish lessons, dance classes, and nightly shows. Minibar. Teatime. Discotheque. Fitness Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Hotel Holguin
- Blau Costa Verde Cuba
- Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort Cuba/Holguin