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593 talieroy Written on April 1st 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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beautiful site, large and clean. Personal smiling. beach and pool. for the food, this is Cuba, but I ate my fill. lunch at the villa section snak bar are very good. restaurant a la carte grill is excellent. rooms in the villa section are the most beautiful. catamaran excursion with Dolphin not to be missed.

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given that the site is large, they have difficulty managing everything. over booking, especially for those who reserve chameleon. hens luxury refrain.
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664 daniboy Written on March 30th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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for a 3 star hotel well, I took the package with chameleon nolitours and I recommend fortment (3 à la carte dinner per week + 1 + 1 dinner bbg seafood + welcome cocktail and full access to your site 4 establishments) of the exemplary service of represantative nolitours Francoys Mr. Bernier package chameleon veillote room but clean, very clean site, although buffet, a la carte restaurant very good, but ordinary private beach public beach very well (some shade by- cons), the price would go back san problems.

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personel at the reception not friendly and not helpful, but for the price I just do not complain and those who are seeking challenging and in a big luxury 3 star, well stay home so you ca not exist.
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670 I.julien Written on March 30th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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my first trip and I would not have fallen more pus, for a 3 star kidney to say negative, room clean and everything was functional, not fancy but well, okay buffet, a la carte restaurant very well, pool and beach well, I recommend, however, take a package with chameleon nolitours as I did several advantages that gives a great representative Francoys Bernier takes the well being of its customers very seriously, 3 à la carte dinner per week, a bbq and seafood dinner (tapas) + welcome cocktail and full access to the quotes section 4 counts. the only - the staff is not always smile but the service is good here as well except at the reception bad service, noisy section chameleon until 23h (scene closely), must have left the room at noon the day departure, as in most other hotel but yes I know about like me leaving for the airport is the 23H 11 hours without waiting room is very long and I could not take the room longer, reception told me he was in over-booking, but I checked and the room was made to 17h so I think the service at the front desk does not care a bit about the customer, but good for a 3 star and to price I can do with and I recommend it.

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service representative in nolitours chameleon package (Mr. Bernier Francoys) and value for money.

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staff not always friendly especially at the reception.
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822 G.tremblay Written on March 29th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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I wanted a 4 1/2 at a good price but when I found an exceptional special dernère minute I have not been able to resist. Six times at that place on eight trips in two years, exceptional value for money. Beautiful public beach with entertainment, four a la carte retaurants, 4 swimming pools and a very warm welcome from the staff. They can recognize repeat customers. Lack of shade at the beach, following Hurricane IKE, but the sailing center has now umbrellas to lend to customers. Try it you'll be surprised for the price.

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Public beach animated, 4 a la carte restaurants; Several bar, animated or still, 4 swimming pools; Service employees; Recognition to repeat customers; Almost of the people.

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Shade at the beach; (Now available parasol) Avoid Guardalavaca section, despite a block is about to open after complete renovation and will be small, but well away from the beach.
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1005 Stephane Written on March 26th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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Travel by Sunwing, flight very well and good service. Everyone who chose the standard rooms are on the shock, because it is located in a former Soviet bunker. other choices are Bungalow, hotel or villas. It seems that the best value is with the Bungalow as in addition three à la carte dinners, you are entitled to VIP dinners. The bungalows are exclusive to Nolitour. They are 3 buffets are rather small and they serve the same meal ... so spaced your dinner a la carte so you do not tanned. This is the 5th time I come to Cuba, Holguing is always a hot destination for more than 30 degrees all week.

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The value for money

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the standard room
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1079 janie136 Written on March 25th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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Very, very beautiful, I would rate this a 4 **** hotel. Great food, beautiful beach, clean rooms. Cubans personal and very nice and friendly, makes sure your week is enjoyable. For money, excellent! They even had the poutine! It's on I'll go back.

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Lack of toilet paper but once I put in my beach bag. Snobs and refrain pinched world!
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5311 Ivan Chenier Written on March 20th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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Average score (3.9/5):

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TRAVEL REVIEW: GUARDALAVACA HOTEL: CLUB AMIGO (3 ***) OF 15 TO 22 JANUARY 2010 • THE HOTEL-Physical appearance, infrastructure, amenities, etc.. (8/10): Grand hotel complex consists of four hotels with multiple infrastructure that we have free access. About 700 rooms, Class "standard" to "most luxurious", depending on the section. Guardalavaca section (standard), Tropical (+ standard), Bungalow (top), Villa (top +). Located near several small villages and village more "modern" in Guardalavaca. Beautiful flower gardens well maintained. We were in the Guardalavaca section (Just like the hotel Club Amigo in Santa Maria del Mar (Havana) and Amigo Club of Santa Lucia). Single, rather small, but clean and functional. Patio door without upper balcony, small terrace on the ground floor. Distant view of the sea for some rooms. Safe available in the room ($), no fridge. Lots of storage space. Hot water in large quantities. Bungalow: Chamber of medium size with balcony and hammock. No rooms with sea view in this section. Ocean View is only available in the Tropical section (without balcony, with the exception of two rooms with balconies with partial ocean view) and in the Villa section (with balcony, many with sea views). At the various sites of the hotel: Four beautiful large swimming pools. No spa. Large quantity of chairs and umbrellas goshawks pools. Multitude of places to sit, relax and chat. Grand entrance hall with plenty of seating (Section Tropical), small lobby with some seating (section Bungalow). Small gym with sauna available. A few shops, a bank counter and a large craft market (the only area) next to the hotel. Two mini-golf, tennis, soccer, basketball, disco medium size (located in the Guardalavaca section). • THE BEACH - Sand, length, width, water, etc. (7.5 / 10): Fine sand beige. Beaches Hotel: A tourist and Cubans. Well maintained, wide, clean, no algae and no jellyfish. Very large amount of comfortable chairs. No salesman. Very few palms (even less since the hurricane of 2008), but a lot of vegetation (mostly trees with large leaves and large round not very nice). Sidewalk along well laid along the sea (lights, plants, flowers, gazebos). Several small private bars offering "drinks" at a popular price. Left: Mainly frequented by Cubans. Several "palapas", but no chair. Limited by a panoramic restaurant seafood to ten minute walk. Presence of a stone staircase leading to the flea market and bars, shops and restaurants. Two other very small beaches more "private" are available outside the hotel. However, virtually impossible to have chairs because people "reserve" at dawn. Right: Ability to walk 20 minutes to a very small village by following the sidewalk along the sea and then by taking dirt trails. Past the village can continue to explore the beach sometimes bypassing wild coral reefs. Water: turquoise, warm. Small waves favoring the practice of water sports such as snorkeling. Nice atmosphere because of the music and animation from a small private bar. (No hotel entertainment on the beach) • RESTAURANTS-Introduction and quality of food, variety (7.75 / 10): wine at every meal in every restaurant. Buffets (3) / Bungalow: The best of both. Freshly squeezed orange juice every morning. Access to the "front porch" for lunch (in season). Evening for the clients of "Chameleon Club Nolitour traveling with." Guardalavaca: Looks like that of the bungalow, but less crowded, quieter but less well decorated. Tropical: Few decorations, loud. In all three buffets: Food average, well presented. Very regular and repetitive deserts and very limited variety of fresh fruit. By selection against good ice cream every day. Snack bar (3): Bungalow (with table service) and Tropical (counter service). In both cases: In open air. Pork burger (no beef burger and pizza seldom this time), hotdog, sausage BBQ. Italian poutine at the Bungalow. No BBQ chicken and fish as in 2008. (The two stoves BBQ near the snack bars were not used). One of the Tropicale is more beautiful and better decorated. Villa ("24" hours, but in reality it closes a few hours per day): Large and well decorated. A open air. Several tables available. Limited menu (pork burger, fries, hot dog and very good grilled fish) the menu (for dinner. Two restaurant per room per week with reservation): Apartment (1) (Italian) Well decorated but very small. Lack of atmosphere, no music. Excellent "blue ribbon". Beautiful presentation. Very fast service. Tropical (International) Mal decorated. No atmosphere (except candles on the tables, no music) Good soup. Prawns in good quantity (12-13). Beautiful presentation. Very fast service, without any refinement. Villa (Benny) Cuban food, but people go there mainly for lobster ($ 10 extra). Very well decorated (open air). No atmosphere, no music, big neon lights. Note: Ask your lobster "natural" (without garlic butter) because if not she bathe in it. Ask the butter aside. Guardalavaca (Grill) Very little. In the open air with a small roof. Located on the poolside. Nice atmosphere when the lights are lit pools. Unfortunately no music and bright lights big neon. Food restaurant similar to the bungalows. Prompt and courteous service. Possibility to have dinner once a week, the buffet restaurant of the hotel Brisas (4 **** right next door), with reservations (very difficult to obtain during the stays of a week) NB: Do not delay book your a la carte restaurants on the first day as space fly very fast. • Presentation-BARS, opening hours, range (8.25 / 10): Seven (7) bars are available: 24 hours a bar (snack bar at the Villas), one in the lobby of Tropical (day and evening) one at a disco Guardalavaca (from 23:00 to 2:00) and in the Hall of Guardalavaca (from 9.00 to 23.00) and a poolside bungalow's (day and evening), one in the pool of Tropical and a second at the snack bar (day) near the beach. Mostly well decorated, several seats available. Average presentation with some pieces of fruit on the occasion, in very small plastic cups, good varieties of liquor. Presentation of key cards "drinks" in some bars. Some "drinks" are colorful and appetizing demonstrated at some bars. Very few "Mojito" • STAFFING AND SERVICE-Kindness, courtesy, speed, efficiency (8.25 / 10): As far as the various restaurants to bars, towels, ect, the staff was very friendly and jovial. Very fast and efficient, with or without tips. Maid discreet (even unknown). The room service is not better with or without small gifts (we often lacked soap and shampoo). • SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE NIGHT-quality content and scenery, variety, professionalism (8.25 / 10): Scene shows in section Bungalow outdoor tables with style "bistro." Enough places. One improved decor. Beautiful costumes. One show "typical Cuban" Every night, three-part show: (the same for 3 years) Orchestra, singers, professional dancers, fashion show, water show (in the pool, not to be missed), games and competition with the public. Disco in the Guardalavaca section. Large enough. Open after the show (23:00). Many people, nice atmosphere. Varied music (Latin and international). Private nightclub (La Roca) 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Open Fridays and Saturdays. Entry price of a few pesos. Busy (long queue). Lots of atmosphere. Small private bar of beach: Possibility of dancing feet in the sand some weeknights. (Tuesday and Saturday). Lot of people (mostly Cubans) on Saturday night. • ANIMATION AND ACTIVITIES DAY-Presence of facilitators, interest in motivating people to participate, variety of activities. (7.00 / 10) Several activities especially at the Tropicale (volleyball, water polo, bingo, Spanish lessons, salsa classes, etc) Moderators rather discrete. Free water sports, snorkeling, including around 15 to 20 minutes by catamaran (with guide). Attendants suggest a tip when booking. Multitude of free sports and activities available (mini-golf, volleyball, basketball, new bicycles. Scooter rental (about $ 25 per 24 hours) • ACTIVITIES / EXPEDITIONS-availability and accessibility, variety, quality equipment. ( 7/10): Several expeditions offered by the hotel at affordable prices. No opportunity to do the same activities at a lower cost by buying them on the beach or in town, as they are managed by the State. possible to visit several villages nearby, on foot, by bicycle or scooter. People invite us to visit their home (ideally provide a small gift of politeness). Some villagers near the Brisas, are somewhat harassing offering necklaces and shells because they see hundreds of tourists pass through it. visits villages are easier if you speak Spanish because the villagers do not speak françai, s or English. • SOUVENIRS / CRAFTS-Variety, price, ease of exchange (7.5 / 10): One small flea market of medium size (right next to the hotel). Memories varied (changed regularly craftsmen who return every 2-3 days). Memories inexpensive and fairly easy to negotiate and make "barter" (except for t-shirts and flags as they are managed by the State). very friendly Sellers that do not press (unlike Mexico and the Dominican Republic) • LOCAL POPULATION-General attitude and with tourists (9.5 / 10) People affordable, nice, friendly, cheerful and warm, just harassing. They greet us by honking and waving at us. No danger to women alone (even at night on the street) AVERAGE ASSESSMENT OF TRAVEL: 8.25 / 10 • REPRESENTATIVE AT DESTINATION (Orlando):-Skills, availability, presence, courtesy, efficiency (7/10) Session of background information, summary. Respect his schedule attendance at the hotel. He helped us to solve a small problem easily as promised. However, rather "cold and distant." TEMPERATURE-Heat, rain, clouds, winds (9/10) No drop of rain. Always sunny warm and dry. One day a few passages Cloudy. Evenings hot (enough to swim in the pools). CONCLUSION • We for a third time greatly enjoyed our stay here and in this region of Cuba. • Even though the hotel was great, service was personalized and fast and that tourists knew and spoke (friendly). Not too people "distinguished and chiantes" (as opposed to 4 or 5 star hotels) • Customers of all ages, not many children, or young families. No French tourist, few Europeans, many Quebecers and English Canadians. • We were in the heart of the Cuban countryside, which allowed us to rediscover the rural area and the local population. • Cuba in general remains a country where it feels safe (day and night, alone or in groups). This is not the case at all in the Dominican Republic or Mexico. • The beach from our hotel was the most beautiful of the region and among best of our destinations. (Aside from the fact that there were not many palm trees - much less since the hurricane - and it was not very long) • We find it advantageous being located 60 minutes from the airport. • We recommend that destination that offers excellent value "price / quality." We believe this hotel deserves more than 3 *** (at least 3 ½) LINK TO PHOTOS www.picturetrail. com/holguin2010
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13092 J.lmiller Written on March 17th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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Hotel very well except for the standard section ... Prioritize sections bungalow, tropical villa. The food is good, but it's cuba you can always find something. the cappucinno is good!

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The many possible choices

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13031 R.guay Written on March 16th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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since the last hurricane V'la two years, he would have a repaint and redo the rooms and the sea has changed very close to the coral sand and lots of dirt, Ca fesait my second time and will return most of maintenant.Pas to activity and geo carlos took two days to move us and it took longer pay for other rooms and no towels for 3 days in our rooms. They have new staff but not to smile, and say that the snack bar dérange.Au no utensils and they come over to the table and serve you lunch will now have greenhouses us coffee tables déservent same they only . It shows no change in the evening mieux.Les not famous.

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is their a la carte restaurant which gives a show while you eat.

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should renovate the rooms in the old rooms are a very strong musty smell no toilet seat is cracked and all on tuiles.l air conditioning worked very low idle.
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12993 T Marchand Written on March 12th 2010 This review has been automatically translated
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Two trips to Club Amigo, the beach is more beautiful than in 2007, great site, room always clean (Atlantico), Loby cleaned every hour, fast check in, close and store on the site, close to dolphins, possible mix easily in Cuba, several excursions are available, shared bathroom cleaned properly, many Quebecers on the site, four pools, spag custom buffet in the evening, the nearby coral reefs, beautiful day temperature, much chair at the beach, in many small shell for shell collector! The player to Vilon loby evening wooow ... Do not forget it was worth the price you pay. 3 stars.

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A little tired of being told that there is something more and the next in line has ..... Cubans are increasingly the tip and I want to get after the service, even if it's supposed to be the opposite (and it is the fault of travelers pitchent their money around without having to show that service live in abundance). The food is worse than in 2007. The staff in general is not very rosy except new young employees who work there. The road to get to the hotel in poor condition. The famous accordion player who never stops to mourn the stairs to go to the beach. Temperature fairly cool at night. The bartenders loby except for the evening. The shows are amateur quality but one night a week.
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