Having just returned for a 7 night (belated) honeymoon we wanted to share our wonderful experiences at the Sol Rio de Luna y Mares. We had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the beach and sea in the Luna part of the hotel. This part was a little quieter than the Mares part and seemed more popular with couples. The hotel and staff totally exceeded our expectations. The Cuban people are both warm and welcoming and the hotel staff cannot do enough for you. It’s so refreshing to feel part of a family where everyone says hello and nothing is too much trouble. The room was clean and comfortable the buffet food was plentiful and varied to cover everyone’s tastes. The À la carte restaurants offer a wonderful and romantic alternative. We ate in the beach Mediterranean and Italian but as honeymooners were treated to a meal in the French restaurant too. As a special day out we hired a local taxi (a 57 Chevrolet) driven by English speaking Tito, a real character with so much local knowledge we learnt so much about Cuban life. We drove into the old fishing village of Gibara (or White Town) followed by a walk and lunch Holguin. All in all an amazing day spent with some great friends we met on the flight and most days with.
I'd strongly recommend this to anyone. We flew with Thomas Cook and yes its a long 10 hours but so very worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four -Star All Inclusive Resort with 464 rooms. Located beachfront in Playa Esmeralda, on the northern coast of Holguin province, where visitors will be amazed by the dazzling superposition of blues and greens from the sea, sky and costal shrubbery. This hotel complex is surrounded by extensive green areas and offers a wide variety of services and attractions. Recommended for families, weddings, honeymoons and tourist groups.Guest Rooms464 rooms: 308 Standard, 108 Standard Ocean View, 30 Standard Superior Ocean View, 6 Junior Suite, 4 Suite, 8 Family Suite Ocean ViewDining7 Restaurants (A la Carta, Buffet), 6 Bars ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sol Rio De Luna y Mares Hotel Guardalavaca
- Sol Rio De Luna y Mares Resort
- Sol Rio De Luna y Mares Guardalavaca, Cuba - Holguin Province