My boyfriend and i went for a week vacation at brisas guardalavaca, the first week in april. i wasn't sure what to expect, as I have been to varadero twice before, and this was my first visit to holguin. the resort itself was great - we were on the 5th floor of the main building, with a great view of the ocean. i definitely recommend spending a bit more on an oceanview, (even if you're not in your room often, it just is quite nice and offers a nice breeze). the room was larger than i thought it would be, and was clean and comfortable. the bed was a bit hard, but that really wasn't a problem. lots of closet space (if you're like me and like to have your clothes hanging up, instead of crumpled in a suitcase for a week :).. the maid Mirya was fantastic, as I'm sure most others are.
The food was fine, and i found something every meal to eat. There was a huge breakfast buffet and dinner buffet - and I recommend bringing some CUC down to tip the people. Roberto's pizza, next to the pool, was fantastic.
The a la carte's were fine, nothing too fancy, but are spread out throughout the resort, so it was a nice change of scenery to "go out" for dinner. We didn't spend much time at the pool, but mainly at the beach. The beach was gorgeous! The only downside is that there were not a lot of shaded areas, and you need to go down early to get chairs. They seemed to be making a lot of the thatched umbrellas while we were there, so there may be more in the near future.
All in all, I really enjoyed this resort, and I'd go back here over any of the places I've been in Varadero. I felt the people were very friendly and helpful, and I loved the little promenade that you can take all the way to the market. Met some wonderful people there and can't wait to go back.
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- Also Known As:
- Brisas Hotel Guardalavaca
- Guardalavaca Brisas Hotel
- Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel Cuba - Holguin Province