Hotel Villa Cuba
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... confident or eager to get on boats, especially without a lifejacket on. But after a quarter of a year on the road, and being in a wide variety of travel situations, I wasn't anxious at all. I did make a mental note of where the life jackets were stored, but felt fine as our skiff chugged it's way out to where our boat was anchored, belching out gray smoke that matched the skies ...
... a glimpse into the daily life of a big minority group, Black H'Mong. They are much friendlier than and definitely not as aggressive as the ladies. The hike through the mountains and rice paddies was just picture perfect. There was a nice waterfall about half-way. And with this village, we got to see how the local people really lived and worked. Water buffalos play an important role in Sapa because they help to plough the rice fields as there is no modern machinery to ...
... brukte vi tiden for det meste paa aa forberede videre ferdsel dagen etter, spise paa marinarestauranten, og en liten 20-minutters gaatur inn til Varadero sentrum. Varadero er egentlig et helt uinteressant sted. Ihjelturistifsert, med ca. 50 hoteller, og veldig liten lokalbefolkning. Men det er et fint sted aa ha baaten i havn mens man ...
... i forveien. Da ble det å vente og vente. Til slutt så var tidevannet gått ut og på grunn av den grunne kanalen kunne vi ikke komme oss ut av marinaen før mørket. Det ble dermed enda en natt i Cayo Guillermo. På båten i marinaen denne gangen - med de verste myggene vi har opplevd så langt i Cuba. Helt forferdelig varm klam natt med utrolig mye mygg som kom seg inn over alt. Ingen av oss sov mye den natta. Cuba har både masse små no-seeums fluer som kommer inn ...
... us where the nearest emergency exits were. Safely we landed and made our way through the pounding rain, only to wait two hours for our luggage. This was our first introduction to "Cuba time", which apparently is aptly represented by a watch with no hands, as time is irrelevant to most of the Cubans we met. Fully prepared for a grilling by a militant looking customs officer, I cautiously walked into a private booth for my interview. However, she ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Cuba Varadero
Villa cuba is good
the food wasn't the best but everything else was great
Value for your money
Villa Cuba is value for your money. We have just returned from our vacation and I am glad our travel agent had found us Villa Cuba. Nice and clean facilities and friendly staff made our stay very pleasant. The food was not bad at all, there was enough variety to enjoy. The animation staff was really working hard to engage the guests in activities and to make it fun for us. We had to see the doctor working at the resort for a skin infection and she was very helpful as well.
I feel to write a good review the reader should sort of know a little something about the person writing the review so here goes. I am a bit of a neat freak 26 year old single guy who isn't that picky when it comes to food but I do care about value. I'm not too concerned about resort activites/entertainment or facilities. I went down to Varadero with 5 friends for the beach and other off resort activities. Now the goods:
Having read several negative review about Villa Cuba, all I
Spend a bit more, stay somewhere else
My wife and I visited the Villa Cuba for 2 weeks in early February 2002. We found the staff to be friendly and polite but largely indifferent to us as customers. This seems to be a Cuban thing as we found this to be the case virtually everywhere we went in Cuba. The room was very nice, the housekeeping only "fair". The food was awful! My wife managed to pick-up an intestinal parasite that her Dr. advises was likely from poor hygiene on the part of the food handlers. It was my misfortune to get an ear infection that the hotel Dr. advised was likely from the pool. As a destination, Cuba has a long way to go to compete with Mexico and the other Caribbean destinations. If you do go to Cuba, spend a few extra dollars and stay in a better hotel.
DO NOT GO TO VILLA CUBA
Stay away from Villa Cuba, food was terrible, service was terrible, rooms had major mold patches.....
Had a wonderful time!
My mom and I went to Cuba for the first time last winter. My mom was very nervous about what our hotel would look it. As it turned out, the place was wonderful. Our first room was a little loud, but the staff had no problems moving us when another room was free. The staff was friendly and the food was alright for Cuba. You can't go away on a vacation there and expect to be eating at a 4 star restaurant every night. We both had a great time at the disco every night and enjoyed the days by the pool or on the beautiful beach. Overall, we had a wonderful time and would go back to Villa Cuba again.
Beware villa cuba nightmare!
We stayed at Villa Cuba for a week, from feb.17-24. We had the pleasure to find that we had a room in the villas (that were built in the 50-60). The room was so small and no counter space anywhere. First day the shower broke, the second day the toilet broke, by the third day the braker blew...., with our many problems we were daily callers at the reception. The staff was very rude and unprofessional pretty much all week except for a couple exceptions. Some nights the disco didn't even open... The food, well, good luck... We were very disapointed from the resort and the people. I've been to Cuba twice before (in Guardalacava) and had no problems at all and the staff and locals were much friendlier.
Horrible place stay away
Horrible food and service. Everything broken or unavaialble.
The staff don't care about you or your problems.