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19002 pierre225 Written on March 21st 2013 This review has been automatically translated
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Average score (2.8/5):

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Comments from pierre225 on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

We went to the Hotel Sol Cayo Santa Maria, in early January, say c, is the first hotel that was bati in this region, and that he would need a little love .... hahaha .. the beach is beautiful .. but we must go a little further to the right, to better the hotel, enjoy, it's worth really peine.Pour rooms with sea view, get a room on the 2nd floor, if Remember ca, there is too much vegetation.

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Employees are usually smiling and courteous, the evening shows are good but short, the beach is really beautiful at the right of the, hotel, lots of waves when we were there, but I j aime ca ....

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The food is warm, I know c is Cuba, but if they s, microwaves settled here and ca ..... help me .... j, likes to eat .... and hot bacon in the morning, I think c is one day a week ....
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18982 varimar Written on March 20th 2013 This review has been automatically translated
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Comments from varimar on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

This is our 3 rd visit and we love the quiet side of the hotel and the beach welcoming the Sol. It's like a big family every time we go back because the staff and we recognize people are simple.

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The warm and friendly staff, the beach, the Italian restaurant and pizzeria. The work of gardeners.

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Some old equipment but others improved. Please have more chairs available at the beach or replace broken ones.
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18169 tanamoury Written on November 22nd 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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Average score (3.6/5):

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Comments from tanamoury on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

Interesting place to rest. Value-priced.

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Staff very friendly and courteous, helpful and extremely discreet. Show enjoyable evening. Day activities varied. Very pleasant stay for the rest.

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During our stay (4 to 11 November), there was not a lot of algae collected on the beach. It would surely be appreciated by customers that employee spends on the beach offering drinks. Borrowing policies beach towels may be reviewed.
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18066 manoncarpentier Written on October 15th 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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Comments from manoncarpentier on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

Staff very friendly. Employees know almost all speak French or are doing as I have never seen elsewhere. Excellent place to rest. Many appreciate the fact that it is possible to travel alone, no double occupancy.

Positive :

Excellent food and diverse selection. Food carefully prepared and cooked so no danger. Still take pepto-bismol in your case. Place tidy. Clean room. Air conditioning works well, quiet, efficient and odorless. The beach bar is very effective especially with Reiner who always has a good recipe to offer. Small restaurant in the beach is Yetsy which impressed us with its efficiency and kindness. Beautiful beach without coral. No shells for foot injuries. It should however be careful on days when the wind pushed the waves. We took the opportunity to get our surfboards and Trippe was to bar :)

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For those looking for entertainment, you will be disappointed because first of all, the evening entertainment begins at 22h and ends in the next hour. it is sure that we were not in high season. These animations are kind of limbo and drinking competition. Every week we thought the disco was closed but it's just that nobody is because it is too cold. When I talked to DJ, he replied "Baila!. Has some reason dancing heats but when you slap the teeth, it is not pleasant. The place is somewhat older especially sidewalks that are broken in many places.
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17975 lauthib Written on September 11th 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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Average score (3.3/5):

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Comments from lauthib on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

Good value for money.

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Location and exceptional beaches

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Some aging equipment: appearance, swirls, sidewalks and bathroom plumbing in the rooms.
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17868 filion1 Written on July 27th 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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17805 kingpin Written on July 7th 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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Comments from kingpin on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

This hotel is definitely not 4 stars. Rather it is a 3 star. I visited two other 4 star in Cuba. The Brisas Santa Lucia and recently the Sol Luna y Mares in Holguin. The difference is obvious. See the comments below

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All staff very friendly and understanding Beautiful gardens in the resort of Nice beach hotel. By cons, the more one moves towards the east (other hotels) over the sand is fine. Good selection of drinks at the bars

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Buffet: Lots of flies everywhere. On food, tables. Birds in the dining room who ate the food. No fresh vegetables. Only a few canned vegetables (corn, beans, mushrooms). Sometimes broccoli overcooked boiled meat bcp. The food was always too Sallée and often overcooked or undercooked. Hotel room: Vieillot. The bathroom really needs a good overhaul. We had no hot water in the shower. Some lights burned unreplaced. Ants in the rooms pricked my wife. A la carte restaurants: There were only 2.We have not made it to the Italian restaurant for more space (3 days in advance). We sum went to the Cuban restaurant criollos. Rubbish. The wine had a grayish color, the shrimp cocktail was too much mayonnaise, soup was actually bland broth with shrimp cooked arch (pasty) and an entree, too salty and overcooked. We did not stay for dessert. In addition there were mosquitoes. Pool: Not deep enough, the edges of the pool brownish. My mother even found a "gift" that floated to the surface. Maintenance of the hotel in general: Very bad. This hotel requirt a major renovation. The bridges are broken at the beach. Of protruding nails on stage branlotantes. In my parents' room (3504), my father cut himself on the screws sticking out of the other side of the door. Several lights burned. At the piano bar, there was a piano but no pianist for the duration of our stay.
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17757 marieclaude996 Written on June 23rd 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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Comments from marieclaude996 on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

Excellent value for money. I made several trips to the Caribbean (including over 10 in Cuba). I am not a picky person, I'm not looking for extra luxury, but for me the beaches and clean rooms are essential. I prefer to travel two or three times a year in hotels 3 1/2 or 4 stars than to put all my travel budget for one trip in a 5 star. By paying $ 650 for this hotel was excellent value for money. This time, I was traveling with a girlfriend and a baby of 6 months. HOTEL: The hotel was built 10 years ago and has not been renovated. The site would need a little maintenance (replacing ceramic tile, stair walking with a corner broken, defective shower, wardrobe door that closes it, etc.) but nothing major. Personally, I ca not bother me at all. The gardens would also need the care of a gardener to clean vegetation. The site is of medium size. By cons, not easily accessible for the disabled (eg wheelchair and baby stroller) because there are stairs to the rooms (even at the terrace) and a few more steps to go to the beach SANTA MARIA: The hotel is located about two hours from the airport of Santa Clara. We must plan to bring some food for the journey. It's a bit long after the 3 hour flight. By cons, the bus trip can be enjoyable (especially the day) because it crosses three small villages and then it is the'' road'' on the sea (48 miles) before arriving at the hotel. BEACH: The beach is clean, the sand is white and fine. You can walk on the beach for several kilometers. It is a beach which reminds me of Varadero. The only difference is that there are a few more waves and that the slope to reach the sea is more pronounced. No need to go far to get water to the shoulders. No corals or algae to enter the sea CHOW: Absolutely no complaints. We eat very well all week. There was variety and always something good for us. It's easy for reservations for a la carte restaurants. One evening, the buffet, they organized a Cuban feast. Pork, and rice tuca congri were delicious. Of course, there is a pasta bar, pancakes in the morning, and all that exists elsewhere. But the favorite is undoubtedly the pizza on the dinner hour. There are about 15 different choices of pizza, thin crust over. A real treat! STAFF: The staff of restaurants and bars is smiling and seems really happy with our presence. They do not wait after a tip for serve us well. By cons, with a lil tip, the person remembers us and we often brings great attention (eg fresh cut mangoes, our glass of juice without having to ask, etc.). The reception staff was also friendly and cared about our satisfaction. ATMOSPHERE: we traveled in the low season. I do not know if we were more than 100 people throughout the hotel. For the atmosphere could use some work ... the animation team has been sitting all week to watch TV .. but it is understandable that it is not very motivating to have a dance with one person. ACTIVITIES outside the hotel: We took the trip to Santa Clara and Remedios. This is a good day for the departure is at 7:30 and return at 17:30. We visit historic places (church, monuments, etc.), a cigar factory, a steam train ride, an old plant cane, two markets, lunch in a restaurant in town. For $ 70, it was good! There is also the possibility to take a scenic bus for $ 1, and go to the PUEBLO Estrella. It's a mini tourist village for souvenirs or take a quiet beer tite. The bus runs every hour and takes about 10-15 minutes ca for the trip. It is also possible to stop at the Pueblo Las Dunas (it's the same concept) but smaller). Personally, I went on foot because the hotel connects to the Melia Cayo Santa Maria and Melia Las Dunas (20 minute walk). Friends of the hotel had brought their equipment for snorkeling. Walking to the left from the beach, there seems to be a beautiful site for snorkeling and it is sometimes possible to see dolphins and it's totally free. ABSOLUTELY TO BRING: we must bring mosquito hunting, (commonly called the OFF) AND the after cock. There were so many mosquitoes that had not even the taste of watching the evening show. We have not been to the restaurant because it is a Cuban restaurant outside and there was too much but too many sound hacker. In less than two days, I had over 30! and provide a net if you are traveling with a baby in her stroller
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16967 micheldavid Written on January 31st 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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16883 carbo Written on January 22nd 2012 This review has been automatically translated
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Comments from carbo on Sol Cayo Santa Maria :

nice clean courteous service all the staff greet customers ....

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way too long between airport and hotel, when in an airport closer / not enough activities eg ... volleyball game on the beach and pool, just one week on an evening buffet of musician
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