Islazul Mar del Sur Aparthotel
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... and more than 250 boats take tourists on excursions, some of them day trips, most over night. The tour guides and some tour books claim that there are 1,969 rock formations but that's inaccurate. That number has been used for a little over forty years, since 1969 was the year Ho Chi Minh died.
Our boat for the night was the Paloma Cruises. We boarded it at the ...
... which I had booked at travel desk in the hotel. The tour owned by Vietnam Package Travel. VPT’s bus and the tour-guide named Mr. Hao picked me up and left me to Hanoi Train Station. In the bus I met two Singaporeans who are Kenny and Elda, they are friendly. Our tour there was eight people. We got on the train and stared the trip. I slept all time on the train with my soft chair. Arriving Lao Cai Train Station at 5.30 AM. We had a time to take a rest and have ...
(Dette innlegget er primært med for å sørge for at kartet som viser turen vår blir riktig. Slik innleggene var skrevet og organisert, så det på kartet ut som at vi dro rett fra Trinidad til Havana. Dette stemmer såklart ikke. Nå ser derfor det hele mye bedre ut.)
Etter at vi kom tilbake til baaten igjen litt ut paa ettermiddagen ...
... friske og raske (om litt trøtte etter en søvnløs natt) og vi hadde god mat. Det ble grillet fisk, omeletter, fiskefajitas og brød med pålegg (som vi hadde plukket med fra frokostbuffeen på hotellet). De tre første lagde kokken ombord mens Steinar fikset sistnevnte.
Vi ankret opp de første to nettene og seilte den neste. Fine ankringer i varme cubanske kvelder men ikke nok vind til å holde myggen helt borte. Det var ikke mye vind om dagen heller, og den lille ...
... bus station, said hello to a local wearing a nice Montreal Canadians t-shirt, and then tried to find our bus. We followed the crowd of people and tried to buy a ticket with the locals, but were promptly directed towards the tourist bus. Our comfy waiting area was air conditioned with nicer seating, as was our bus that cost $10 for a three hour ride. Most of the ride was on two lane roads, having to stop once to allow a cow to cross. It was nice to see ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Islazul Mar del Sur Aparthotel Varadero
i payed 988$ 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!!!