Barlovento Hotel

Ave 1ra e/ 10 & 12, Varadero, Cuba | 4 star hotel
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Matanzas is a lovely city

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... of Teatro Sauto, Provincial Historial Museum, the fire station, and Garcia bridge. We walked towards the rum factory walking across Garcia bridge, but it was closed. Never mind; we got a good walk, and got to see the different parts of this city.





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Three days in Matanzas, the Athens of Cuba

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Varadero

A travel blog entry by kukiong

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All inclusive hotel by the beach. Lots of Canadian are staying here and two Swedes of course. I'm not really into these kind of resorts but the rooms was huge and nice and after spending 3 nights here, everyone knew who stayed in the room nr 666.














I went scuba diving while lobster went for a scooter tour around the peninsula. This is ...

Soviet Summer Holidays

A travel blog entry by muzbec

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... having conversations, playing small games like dominoes or chess, smoking cigars or sharing a bottle of rum. Iconic I know, but hands-down fact. An output of this gusto is an incessant, boisterous banter. The Spanish spoken here is by far the loudest and fastest I’ve ever heard. It might as well be Greek. Oh wow, what a lovely cultural anomaly I hear you say, well yes, but you try sleeping at 1am in the morning, or conducting a conversation at normal volume ...

MY EXPERIENCES ABOUT SAPA TREKKING AND HOMESTAY TO

A travel blog entry by jenifer08022011

... The food is quite nice and not to heavy with us, the tour guide said that we will have a trip walking later.


It was a wonderful day in Sapa, walking in those gorgeous glens and we stopped off at a village or two to smile at locals and pull faces at the super-cute children in their house. The village I remembered it has a funny named Cat Cat. Cat Cat Village offered some breathtaking rice paddy views. We took about a 2-3 km hike through the village. ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Barlovento Hotel Varadero

    OH dear Oh dear ...lots to still learn here

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    My advise if u are considering staying here is DON'T!

    I don't ask for much but...

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    Stayed at the Barlovento (back in April 2004 it was called Iberostar Barlovento)...wonder why its called Villa Barlovento now, did the company Iberostar sell the property? Hmm. Anyhoo, I am the lowest maintainence person you can meet and I expect little. But I was truly disappointed by my stay and visit to Cuba. The resort was 3 star so I did expect it be dated looking but the landscaping was sometimes sad. I know that Cubans have very little but many of the staff were tip oriented. I do understand a little Spanish so I picked up on the snide remarks they made towards guests who don't tip after every drink order. Tipping for the first drink out of kindness makes sense but how can they expect tipping after every single drink order, its an all inclusive property for god's sakes. The food was bland and this is to be expected as they had no import so one cannot expect spices as resources are minimal. But I made do with the bread and pork they serve everynight. The entertainment shows were amazing and that is one saving grace. The weather was kinda cool when we were there. The pool was constantly crowded so we laid out by the beach a lot. I feel that Cuba has a lot of improvement to do in terms of tourism and the resorts have to learn from the others likes Mexico. I have been to countires with very little as well eg Thailand and their resorts are far more superior. To each their own I guess but my experience to Cuba was unpleasant. I wish we had stayed at a different resort, it could have been a different experience for me. However, my one day trip to Havana was fun....so much history.

    Happy we chose it

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    Trip Adviser helped us choose Barlovento Resort and we're glad we did.

    Barlovento-Pleasure !

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    We have spend 2 weeks of our holiday at the Barlovento-Hotel (Iberostar-Hotel) at Varadero/Cuba. The food at the restaurant-buffet was excellent, same at the beach-restaurant. The Cuban-creolish-reaurant was good, the mexican-restaurant has nothing to do with mexican- food, not accetable! Be shure you get rooms at the 2.th or 3.th floor, at the 1.th floor are the corridors, the people walk around night and day and you may be disturbed! The choice of rooms are the most important at the Barlovento, the food is very good, the staff very helpful and competent and friendly. The animation team is excellent, for the "Latino-Show" and the "Noche Cubano" Five-Stars ***** !! Very good "Lobby bar" with bartender "Taimy" and her crew, Mochitos and Caipirinhas at its best !! The beach is o.k., some noise from the Villa Tortuga next right side (Disco every day from 12-15 p.m.) We enjoyed our stay and can recommend this place for a great Varadero-holidays. We will say thansk to the whole crew at this wonderplace ! Claus u. Gala

    Fabulous value, fabulous place to stay

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    Anyone thinking of staying here should do so...the food was excellent!

    The staff were incredibly friendly and warm. It's right on the beach.

    Best of all, it's closer to the entrance of the Varadero strip than most hotels, so you can enjoy solitude without being too far from the action "downtown". Has a great little coffee place just next door. No, it's not a 5 star palace, but, gosh, for a 3andahalf star in Cuba, this is one gem of a hotel. Loved it!

    Highly Recommended

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    Great Value for the price. Staff was friendly and accomodating. Great location. You just walk out the front door and are within blocks of markets, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Beach is great. Lots of sun shelters and loungers available. Beautiful Beach that you can walk for kilometers on. Very safe place. Rooms are clean and adequate. Our had 2 doubles. Mini Fridge in your room is convenient. Bars are located well but could use a bar closer to the beach. Food was great and plentiful.

    Lots of fish and seafood offered. Wonderful desserts. I would not recommend the beef dishes. We found these tough. The hambugers were excellent though. Expresso bars were also located at every bar serving great Cuban coffee. Enjoyed the resort at what they offered. Will return

    Highly recomendable

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    excelent food,nice staff,good rates.

    Great location, good food

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    Feb-Mar 2003 2 weks.this hotel has a great location, city at front door. Food was plentiful and choices were good, and it was recognizable, been to other places where you were not sure what was on your plate! Animation team excellent, nightly shows for the most part were way above average. no problem getting towels or beach chairs, drinks of all kinds. Beach great, clean. Water beautiful Only downside was the rooms, they were not exactly top notch, but they are renovating, no hot water for the first day, but was soon put right when we complained about it thru the Signature rep who ws very helpful. Hoping to go again 2004 with 2 more friends tagging along. Can't wait roll on Feb. 2004. For 1st timers to Cuba, BRING THE BUG SPRAY. Found the mosquitoes to be very vicious, small but awful, and that's saying something coming from the mosie capital of Canada.. . . . Anne & Tom Wpg.

    8th Great Visit

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    Just returned from my 8th visit to this very pleasant hotel. Those many of us who return 1 or 2 times each year continue to enjoy this "hidden gem" it is under rated at 3 stars and is closer to the Iberostar rating of 4 stars. Hotel has all services ,food,drinks of higher rated hotels.It is popular with international tourists.Here in Canada it is not promoted by agents who like to push the 5 star hotels,but you will rarely see this hotel discounted and it is at full capacity for most of the year.The hotel is well situated with the beach at the back door and the Town at the front door making it ideal for visitors who want to see the town with ease by foot or bus,taxi,etc. Can't wait to go back.

    Friendly service

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    Nice enough hotel is only a 3 star so you cannot expect luxury.Rooms are a little small, decks are narrow, just for stepping on to not lounging on.Water pressure is unfortunaltely almost nil and water only warm. Restaurant seemed to serve good buffet, great desserts, and service was efficient and friendly. Beach bar & restaurant served nice lunch with nice outdoor patio eating area. Beach nice and not too far from hotel. Good hotel if you do not spend much time in room and you get package on sale. Location good.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Barlovento Hotel Varadero

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good