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Reviewed January 20, 2020

We love Playa Pesquero! The most amazing staff - they are always friendly, smiling and as we are returning guests we love to chat with familiar faces we see each time we return! Very safe resort and area. No worries at all to travel in to Guardalavaca if you want to explore outside the resort. Great snorkelling and wonderful beach area. We use the water sports equipment daily. Rooms located near the beach are my favourite. Can't wait to return!

Room tip: Superior room located in building near the beach
Date of stay: January 2020
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2  Thank Travelspecialist3232
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José Luis P, Director Comercial at Hotel Playa Pesquero Resort, Suite & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Dear Travelspecialist3232,

Greetings from Playa Pesquero!

Knowing about your wonderful holidays in Playa Pesquero, makes us extremely happy. We would like to thank you for giving us a five points rating and for your lovely comments. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers and help them decide to visit us. We will love to receive you back soon.

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Playa Pesquero Management.

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Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

We have returned from our 5th visit at this wonderful hotel. It was great. Our family enjoyed it very much. There is always something delicious to eat, be it at the buffets or one of the many restaurants. The beach is amazing, great for snorkeling. We never had trouble getting loungers under an umbrella, even at 10 in the morning. The staff is so friendly and accommodating.

Side note, as a traveller it is important to educate yourself about where you are going. Don't just look up the good, learn about the challenges that your host country is facing. Remember that not everyone has means to be able to explore and visit many places in the world. Take a trip outside the resort, immerse yourself in the culture and get a first hand perspective of what it's really like out there. Then maybe, just maybe you will think twice about what you complain of. You will decide that the firmness of the bed doesn't matter, or that having no potatoes is not a problem since there are other options. I challenge you to visit a local shop and shop the shelves. Perhaps you will start look at things with a thankful and grateful heart and consider yourself lucky to be considered a tourist.

The country is facing some tough times, but these people are tougher and quite resilient.

Thank you to everyone at Hotel Playa Pesquero for a great vacation. We will be back!

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled with family
7  Thank snooza13
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José Luis P, Director Comercial at Hotel Playa Pesquero Resort, Suite & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Dear Tom,

Greetings from Playa Pesquero!

Thank you very much for giving us a five points rating, we really appreciate your comments and your loyalty. It is nice to know our hard work is being notice for our clients.Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers and help them decide to visit us. We will love to receive you back soon.

Kind regards,

Playa Pesquero Management.

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Reviewed January 18, 2020

We just arrived home 3 days ago from another great holiday. We stayed in Building 31 and our rooms were kept clean and tidy by Glexi and Maria. Hard working and friendly housekeepers who provided us with nice towel art and smiles daily. I believe this was my 40th visit and as always we received warm smiles and greetings from all the staff, gardeners,security guards, buffet servers and cooks, lobby bar staff and especially public relations. We observed some changes since September due to the collapse of Thomas Cook and the increase of the US embargo against Cuba.There were tourists from Russia, Bavaria, Germany along with a large number of French Canadians and as always many english speaking Canadians too. We love meeting people from other cultures. The embargo has intensified many shortages in the country, There were days with no buns, french fries,tonic water, pork, lobsters and some condiments. There is also limited gasoline supplies. In spite of this Pesquero offers many other choices to satisfy even picky eaters like myself. The staff go above and beyond to accommodate all guests to the best of their ability. The beach and pool are excellent with many people taking advantage of both. We dined at the Seafood , Carebeno, Italian and Romantico restaurants. The service in all of them was excellent. Please ignore the comments about rude staff and huge line ups. Nothing could be further from the truth. Any line ups move quickly as the cooks prepare meals to the instructions from guests. I enjoyed a nice massage at the Spa, The masseur Alexander made my back feel much better. I also received a 10% discount for booking a Montecristo room. As for rude staff, I truly have to object to that character assassination. The staff are not only friendly but truly incredible at how they serve customers remembering names and preference of drinks etc. Many of the staff are better educated than most visitors could imagine speaking up to 5 languages fluently. For anyone staying at Playa Pesquero that would like to experience a nice meal at an authentic Cuban restaurant, we would highly recommend YeniBoom ( JeniBoom) in Rafael Freyre a short 15 minute drive from Pesquero. I have no hesitation in suggesting that you consider Playa Pesquero as your destination, good value for your hard earned vacation dollars.

Date of stay: January 2020
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8  Thank Charlie S
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José Luis P, Director Comercial at Hotel Playa Pesquero Resort, Suite & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

Dear Charlie,

Greetings from Playa Pesquero.

We appreciate your lovely review and we would like to thank for sharing your experience with everyone. We appreciate a lot all your praises regarding the quality of our staff, facilities and services. We try to do everything we can to please our clients trying to go beyond their expectations. We hope to see you once again soon.

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Playa Pesquero Management.

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Reviewed January 18, 2020

My wife and I have been here a few times and it's been (always) a pleasant and wonderful time. We enjoy the food; and for CUBA it's one of the best options. We've been to Cuba over 15 times and this is is the best of any of the choices we had in the past.

Premium comes with all the services you wish (want). We consider this our second home and family. We truly enjoy visiting and spending time relaxing on the beach...it's very clean; and spacious....soft sand. Lots of options for food A La Carte choices.

Room tip: Premium side - we recommend close to the pool on second floor. Great View and close to beach and the main lobby.
Date of stay: January 2020
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José Luis P, Director of Sales at Hotel Playa Pesquero Resort, Suite & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear skii26,

Greetings from your second home,

We would like to thank you very much for your review and your five points rating. We are happy to know that you have had another very nice stay with us in our Premium section. We really appreciate your praises to our beach, restaurants and services. Thanks for sharing with the world, for recommend us to future clients and we will be very pleased when you return once again.

Kind regards,

Playa Pesquero Management.

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Reviewed January 16, 2020

I recently visited PP in November and returning January. I have been at this hotel many many times; itis the BEST in Holguin. The best beach on the strip, great resto a la carte and the staff is 10*stars, no kidding! There is a nice shopping plaza nearby, great entertainment for kids and adults (don't miss the aqua ballet) The Premium section for adults is the Nec Plus Ultra, 2 private restaurants, pool, premium drinks, music and a special section on the beach. TRY IT!!! Well worth the extra.

Date of stay: November 2019
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José Luis P, Director of Sales at Hotel Playa Pesquero Resort, Suite & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Greetings from your Cuban home,

We really appreciate your comments and your five points rating. Thank you very much for share your experience with our future customers and keep your loyalty to our resort, we are working very hard to improve our facilities and services daily, be sure we will show a renovated product to you all and you will have another great time in your next visit.

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