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Sol Rio De Luna Y Mares

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Sol Rio De Luna Y Mares at Holguin / Guardalavaca, Cuba – Vacation ratings

Old hotel, some renovation since 5 years, with cuban charm. Small pools, new theatre, new SPA center, buffet improvement, Especiality restaurant are simple, beautiful beach, normal spectacle no more .. Good choice for family, not recommanded for physical handicapped, many stair.

LOCATION

Beachfront in Playa Esmeralda • 60 Minutes from Holguin International Airport • 10 Minutes to Guardalavaca

FACILITIES

464 Rooms • 2 Pools (including kids' area) • Kids Club (5-12 yrs) • Tennis court (lit) • Fitness facilities • Jacuzzi • Turkish bath • Beauty salon ($) • Shops ($) • Medical service ($)

DINING / ENTERTAINMENT

2 Buffet and 4 À la carte restaurants (reservations required, dress code in effect, restrictions may apply) • 7 Bars (including swim-up bar) • 2 Snack bars • Disco

ACCOMMODATION

Air conditioned Hotel Room with 1 king bed or 2 double beds • Satellite TV • CD player • Mini fridge • Coffee maker • Iron/ironing board • Hairdryer • In-room safe • 220v (adapter/transformer required) • Balcony or terrace (Max. occupants 3 persons) • Oceanview Room offers same amenities as above with ocean view

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Sol Rio De Luna Y Mares address in Holguin / Guardalavaca :
Playa Esmeralda, Crta. GuardalavacaGuardalavacaCuba
62 km from the airport (Show map of Holguin / Guardalavaca)

Banner : Sol Melia
Phone number : 53 24 30060
Fax number : 53 24 30065
Email : jefe.ventas.srm@solmeliacuba.com
Website : Visit Sol Rio De Luna Y Mares== website

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lafrenr lafrenr Written on February 16th 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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Very nice clean beach with vegetation (palm trees, some trees). Clean and spacious rooms many of which have a sea view Evening shows above average and very varied for an all-inclusive. Friendly and courteous staff. Small "resort" consisting of two sections (Luna and Mares) easily and quickly between them. Several activities and mini-tours offered for free. We took a trip to Holguin, which was very interesting and rewarding, a very good price / quality ratio. Overall we liked this hotel and recommend it especially to those who love beautiful beaches.

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We found that the plates remained empty for too long at the buffet for lunch Mares. We would also have liked a little more fruit. There were not enough chairs at the pool of Luna during our stay. We had bad weather throughout our stay (cold, windy and cloudy) and it was the same the week before we arrived but it's not anyone's fault but let it be said, he True he can do wrong for several days in January and early February, we'll know for next time ...
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marc29 marc29 Written on February 14th 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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POSITIVE General Appearance of the hotel complex of human greatness with two distinct sections Luna and Mares. There are a wide variety of nature the site has a beautiful vegetation around Cuba and the view is very beautiful with the mountains. The site is divided if you want to be quiet Luna section is for you and the action section pools is perfect for those wanting to move. Between the 2 sites you will find the amphitheater and massage center. For late check out the showers in the SPA are perfect and very clean. Beach: wide with fine sand, lots of palm trees, privacy and everywhere you will find plenty of shade. (Quieter side of Luna and Mares side animation) The sea is a beautiful translucent turquoise with beautiful waves. Pools: 2 large pools in ceramic pools there is a bar in the water again the animation is concentrated in Mares. In Mares, the pool you have a beautiful sea view and the shape of that curve is. Buffets: There are two buffets at Mares there are a lot of variety but for 2 you will find: baking bar, plate for cooking meat and seafood buffet is closed pools with glass door and there is a terrace overlooking fountains. In the morning there's freshly squeezed orange juice in front of you (Mares). Lunch only the Mares is open. Under Luna the service very good and the food presentation seemed to be better in this section there were five evenings of the lobster will monitor and the buffet is open air. A la carte restaurants: You are entitled to two a la carte restaurants we did the Romantic side of Luna on the beach only a choice of menu good service worthy of a great fine dining restaurant the food is good but not impressive. For the Italian restaurant at the pool of Luna the service was very good choice in the menu that change was to eat at the buffet. The other 2 a la carte restaurants are abroad (the Mares pool) and the Cuban beach ... Mares (the restaurant serves disco 23hrs) Drinking: There are 9 bars very good service throughout the drinks offered was good and well balanced the Mojitos were very good there was mint all week. Rooms: Section 8206 Luna sea view (map MAS) comfortable bed, blankets quality, comfortable pillow, king size bed lots of storage (iron ironing board, cd radio, television, free digital safe, hair dryer), silent air conditioning and full bathroom. Nice large balcony with wonderful views The general cleanliness: In general the whole hotel was clean especially the gardens the pools were cleaned every day, the beach was cleaned every day, the toilets of the beach was clean. Staff: The strength of this hotel lies in staff are 98% of them are excellent and smiling. Special mention for small Caesar (plate of seafood and lobster) in the section Luna is very funny and nice he did a great job. Activities included: The animation team is very competent for the evening shows are some of the highest quality we have some very impressed. Lobby Bar Luna a pianist plays classical music from 19hrs to 22hrs. Side of ponds and in the amphitheater there are 3 bands alternately putting a lot of traditional ambience. At the disco on the beach nina starting at 23hrs Excursions and visits: We have not done business all fronts twelve o'clock, however there are inexpensive or free activities organized by the hotel for lovers of snorkeling at low tide . Paradisius around 13:00 went to the beach and along the reef really awesome and free. Bring your diving equipment. In addition the hotel has horses which you can access for free. Conclusion: The strength of the hotel lies in dynamic and knowledgeable staff are there for all tastes and all ages. We traveled with Air Canada great service no delay even 30 minutes early to return.

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NEGATIVE POINTS General appearance of the hotel: It is expected to go on a site that was hit by a major hurricane in the fall when the vegetation has been destroyed the facade of our buildings are very showy tatty (by sunblaster the wind). The furniture in the lobby and lobby bar will change to stay in 4 star standards (remove the white pvc) Beach: There are reefs in some places face Mares in the sea and towards the end of the entrance to Luna Sea is difficult because there are plenty of rock. But no problem between the two the beach is more beautiful than Paradisius Rio de Oro. For lovers of long march forget it 35 minutes walk maximum. Swimming Pools: Not really only negative may be that the size seems slightly small for swimming enthusiasts. Buffets: Buffet Mares is too small because there are too many people who go there for the variety of flat, however, offered the buffet Luna is less crowded but you will find two times less dishes prepared less variety. Wine not too hot ... and good restaurants a la carte: Service too fast between meals (eat a 5 course in 1hrs) there is no wow and wine too warm and not good. Drinking: No slush machine for drink, nothing exotic drink conventional. Rooms: The room we stayed in was run down any part of the walls should be painted, the bathroom should be redone from scratch, to meet the standard of four stars of today there is no wow cleanliness in general: There was not quick at picking up the empty glass (not enough server on the floor at night and the day to pick up empty glasses). There was a big change on the cleanliness of the site earlier this week until the end of the week there were representative of Sol Melia hotel on site. Section Luna will need to be greatly refreshed in general. The lobby and lobby bar are not grandiose or luxurious compared to other 4 stars. Personnel: Nothing bad: Activities included: Nothing bad can be just as the disco there were not many people (a little too far and too late 23hrs) Excursions and visits: Nothing bad Conclusion: I do not think return to this hotel because I think he badly needs to be refreshed: the lobby, the room furniture, look outside to keep the 4 stars it is given by the it is a good 3.5 stars. (They should have taken more time to recover from the Hurricane IKE). We realized that the ground was the entry level of the hotel chain therefore advisable if you pay less than $ 900.
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soulardp soulardp Written on February 13th 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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Located an hour's drive from the airport. Very nice site. Own. Staff generally friendly and smiling. Fast service buffets. Good food (lobster in the buffet Luna 2 consecutive nights). Luna section is quieter than the Mares. Rooms a little dated but still correct (Mares). Lack of chairs by the pool but not at the beach. Must be said that high winds were continuing to desert the beach. The beach is beautiful and sea access easier (no corals) at the Pesquero beach. Booked last minute, very good price / quality ratio. Snorkeling can be a short walk from the hotel. Recommend it.

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Two trips to Holguin (Guardalavaca) and on each occasion, extremely windy ... so any boating activity throughout the week as possible. Bad weather in early February (but this is not the fault of the hotel!). Beach access could be more complicated for people with mobility problems as there are several steps down to get there.
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Alexandre Larouche Alexandre Larouche Written on February 3rd 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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Friendly staff, nice place, beautiful beach, beautiful pool.

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Some restaurants were closed, no planned activity for children, the food was pretty average, the menus of restaurants on the lunch hour were all the same (and thank you very average), instead of a king, we have had two beds pushed together. There was water running down behind the toilet. There was always waiting to eat at the buffet (since the second no longer exists) Overall, we are somewhat dissatisfied and would not stay at this hotel.
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Lèo Et Pierrette Lèo Et Pierrette Written on February 1st 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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Therese Langelier Therese Langelier Written on January 27th 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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I WAS 15 TO 22 January 09, BEAUTIFUL SITE, EXCEPT THAT THERE IS A LACK OF LONG BEACH CHAIRS AND ESPECIALLY THE BLUE BEING MORE COMFORTABLE BEACH, DINING THE VERY GOOD, ESPECIALLY THE MEALS A LA CARTE, AND YOU MUST TRY ROMANTICA WHO IS ON THE SIDE LUNAS, FOR ME IT WAS THE BEST, I tried the ITALIAN. HOLIDAY AND IF YOU DEAL WITH AIR TRANSAT HERE WE HAVE OUR RIGHT TO DINNER ON THE BEACH, VERY GOOD AND THERE OF, ACTIVITIES AND ALSO WE HAVE RIGHT IN OUR ROOM AND A BOTTLE OF RUM A BAG OF COFFEE .

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I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS IS THE TIME BUT IT WAS STILL WINDY, BUT I LIKE TOAST, THE CLOUDS COME OUT WHEN THE TEMPERATURE FALLS. BUFFET FOR VERY GOOD EXCEPT THAT SHOULD REVIEW THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE ON 2 SIDES TO MAKE OUR DINING CAR IF WE FIRST THINGS FIRST LINE AND OTHERS THEN BEGIN BY THE END THERE We meet FACE TO FACE AND THERE IS CONGESTION
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Bernard Julien Bernard Julien Written on January 22nd 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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Exellent hotel that fits well with what is expected of a 4 star hotel in Cuba. We were staying on the side LUNA, perfect for those who want peace. The Mares is somewhat more festive, it's your choice. The food was excellent (for Cuba) and as always the very friendly Cubans. Recommended!

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Cuba has suffered many hurricanes. At the hotel 40% of palm trees were uprooted. The devastation are still visible. He lacked umbrella on the beach (Hurricane?) And chairs by the pool during the windiest days.
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dansauve77 dansauve77 Written on January 20th 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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I suggest taking a room at Luna instead of Mares, for tranquility and order.

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Too many Germans! A representative Transat, you know, thinking maybe say Hello! going to pull a tooth!
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Nathalie Girard Nathalie Girard Written on January 8th 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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The site is beautiful, the food is very good, the rooms are large, very clean and nice. The beach is super nice and the animation during the day is just perfect ... This was my 5th trip to Cuba, and that's the only place I would go back anytime ...

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The service is really rotten to the bar, the waiters act as if they did not see us ... service in small snack lunch is zero, we waited 60 minutes without receiving our plate and we were finally at the buffet ... The food was lukewarm ... The drinks also ... The representative SunWing is a little sleepy and it is impossible to reach ... it gave us an appointment at 10:30 for an activity that we had chosen had been canceled and she has never pointed to ... THERE was a remarkable amount of shows and activities advertised but the majority of activities never took place and the big show of the evening (announced for 21h) never began before 9:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m. ... meant that we did not interfere ... So, I did not really see any shows ...
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Claude Sauvé Claude Sauvé Written on January 6th 2009 This review has been automatically translated
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The Sol Rio de Luna y Mares is on a beautiful site, surrounded by mountains and a national park, near a beautiful beach with crystalline waters. Part Luna is smaller and more welcoming than the part Mares. Quieter too. Moreover, the entire complex provides tranquility and rest. Those looking to party would do better to abstain. By cons, sports, everything is there. The rooms are very large of Luna. The beds are very comfortable and well appointed bathrooms. There are spas where you can receive massages and yoga or tai chi. There is a gym where well endowed give lessons in aerobics, which saves us having to endure the disco music that usually accompanies such exercises in the pool.

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Unfortunately, the theater is located in the center of the complex between the Luna and Mares, and turns into a disco every night, forcing all residents to listen to them in spite of the dance music at full speed until wee hours. As for shows, they are so pathetic that the hotel should simply be abolished. They are also of great vulgarity. The most detestable of the place is certainly the buffet, installed in Mares: it is too small to accommodate the customers of both parties, there are upsets, we do not find easy to sit and Staff are stressed because overwhelmed. The food is rather poorly, often recycled food the day before and the day before. Beware of gastro! The worst part is the carrier and tour operator. With Cubana, we had 4 hours late to go from Montreal, and then 7 hours late returning from Holguín. The representative of Sol Caribe was totally absent. She informed the hotel reception, by telephone, Caribe Sol défraierait that the extra half day in the room. But later, the hotel reception alleged that Sol Caribe now refused to pay the extra. We were not able to reach anyone from Sol Caribe but we refused to pay the amount claimed by the hotel (about $ 80). We had the impression that the hotel was trying to be paid twice for the same amount (by clients and by Sol Caribe). We must also say that it was impossible to reach anyone by phone Sol Caribe in a moment as painful. If you can avoid traveling with Cubana de Aviacion and do business with Caribe Sol, you'll save yourself a lot of problems at once.
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