Islazul Mar del Sur Aparthotel
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... of Eastern Europeans from Varadero arrived a little while after we did which was fun to watch. All clad in life-vests they went in with a guide and even though they didn’t look like they could swim 25m between them, all but one of them gave snorkelling a go and they loved it coming back to the shore like kids at Christmas. In fact we were the only ones in the water without the vests (divers/guides excluding) – so all those years of swimming lessons for the ...
... Tonight, we went to Casa de la Musica, a famous nightclub/live music. For some reason (maybe because it was Thur?) the streets were dead and the nightclub wasn't too packed. But the cover was cheaper and we got to see a live performance of a Salsa band (I really need to take lessons lol). And since we were tired, didn't stay for too long. Tomorrow, checking out the revolutionary sights in Vedado and our last full day in Cuba! ...
... of minutes, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and headed back to the bus. I had said my final goodbye to Cuba, but I was not yet ready to say goodbye to my Brazilian friends.
Although this time I did not cry, my heart sunk when Carlos got on the microphone minutes before we were at the airport to say his last words. After saying farewell to our Brazilian family, we got back on the bus for one last time. ...
... graceful at some points when they were throwing me in the air !
... teach seven girls, and one shy guy, Salsa on the patio. The next morning was the start to our last day in Cuba. After our breakfast with Russians, we packed and walked for two hours on the beach. Most of the bathers wore minimal bathing suits or bikinis and a couple were topless. But one group of Asians stuck out. They were covered from neck to toe and had wide brimmed hats. In Asia, the aim is to be as white as possible but they must have felt out of place. It got us on ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Islazul Mar del Sur Aparthotel Varadero
i payed 988$ all inclusive for this wonderful week at la plaza de Mar del sur. large place, very safe (there is guards at every entries.) very confortable personnal and friendly. Of course its not a 5 stars hotel, but in my opinion you dont need royal treatment when you go to cuba, you want to taste the country....there was not alot of variety in the food but it was acceptable, plus there a really cheap snack bar....2,50 pesos for a good omelette....very near the beach and the main street (next block) good animation every night,like jazz shows, professional dancers, music quizzes. very very nice staff (Jovier). Dj plays american music. Salsa classes every day at 4pm... massage service....
Worth it !
I paid 670$ CAD. for the trip , taxes included , let me tell you that it was worth every penny . That's the kind of hotel you go to when you don't have the budget for a 4-5 star but the food was alright , the animation was good and the place was clean . There's 5 minute walk to the beach but the resort has their own bar right on the playa so it compensates . Other than that I have to say that the other tourists over there are very friendly , of course you won't run into snobbish people in a 2 star resort , that's what I liked about this place . Definitely a good place to party and drink up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WARNING - DO NOT GO THERE!!
If you want your vacation to be a enjoyable one, do not waste your time at this hotel. if you do not care about terrible food, bad drinks, lousy entertainment, cockroaches in the rooms and being a kilometre from the strip, then this is the place for you - if you do care, then for the love of pete - stay clear of this hotel!! I stayed there one night and left the very next morning. The only -and I stress only - saving grace is the friendly and helpful staff (Paco and Conchita), otherwise this is a craptrap.
P.S. The mystery meat at the buffet was a particularly nice touch.
Very friendly people
Just came back from 1 month stay at Mar Del Sur in Veradero Beach, basic hotel but with warmth and mostly efficient staff. food was basic but good. met lots of friendly people am a senior and went solo with no problems about my safety, yes would do it again.
Time of my life !
Loved every thing about my stay here the staff was the best, can went to go back and I will.
First let me say that if I wanted a 5 star hotel I would have paid the extra grand.
I love this hotel. It is cheap but the location is great, the rooms are clean, and the staff is fantastic. The only downfall is the food.
NEVER going back there.
You definitely get what you pay for- a cheap, dirty, "almost all inclusive" 1 1/2 star resort, that isn't on the beach, nor has little soaps and shampoos in the bathrooms, and has terrible food. The staff were nice, and the pool was alright. The "all inclusive" bar, served neither Mohitos, nor Pina Coladas, and was only open till 10 pm.
Definitely an experience.
You know the saying, "you pay for what you get", well, that's exactly how this place is... The hotel is very basic. The room we had had two twin beds and we even had a view of the ocean! The only thing was that the room was backing onto the highway so it was a little loud at night when you're trying to sleep. The bathroom was a good size - bring your own hairdryer. The water (from the shower) was nice and warm. No problems with bugs. The food was well, not bad. Very basic - chicken one day, pork the next, there's always fish. But we later realized Cuban food is very basic. The pool was cold. So I only went in once.
It was great, loved every minute of it!!!