Arrived at the hotel around 8pm on new year's eve after 1.5 hour bus ride from santa clara.. Not too bad, there was a vendor selling beer before you got on the bus.
Food wasn't very good for their 'special' new years gala but it improved quite a bit after that. Lots of chicken/fish and rice was fine but kinda repetitive after 14 days.. Can't complain though there was ham and cheese sandwiches until 3pm then they baked pizzas at the pool bar if you didn't want the buffet food.
Like others have said in their reviews, I found some staff just delightful to converse with, and others who seem to not want anything to do with you.. Maybe because tips weren't included in the price of the package.
There was definitely a population of older gentlemen who had close company with young cuban girls, but it wasn't really offensive. It was actually sweet to see some guys who were recently divorced or just lonely have a companion to play pool with or watch the show, etc.
I met some really nice people who are repeat guests here who had good advice on where to go, which taxis to take.. (Peter, Viktor, Fabio from Toronto, Mel and Alan from New Brunswick, Nikolai from Bulgaria, Lenny and Roy..)
A 2 min walk towards the right of the hotel beach is the public beach where I spent most of my days soaking up the sun. Very few vendors who were respectful and accepted no for an answer. However I found myself kindof looking for the ones selling the honey-peanut bars..yum!
Overall good for an escape from the maritime snow-mess, just don't go to this 2 star hotel with a 5 star attitude and it should be great!
**Put a small lock on your luggage zipper, a bottle of rum was stolen from mine, likely in halifax though.
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