Hotel Be Live Las Morlas
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... to see their printing press and were shown an old Xerox copier; apparently, it wasn't clear, the pages are hand-lettered the old-fashioned way and then reproduced by machine.
Across the street, housed in an elegant French-style building, an old pharmacy dating from 1882, La Farmacia Francesa Triollett, is now the Pharmacy Museum. It was fascinating to see the old receipt books, compounding equipment, pill molds, label drawers, a distiller, powders, ...
... return"). These men constitute the "Cuban Five" whom were taken prisoner by the US for attempted terrorism against US Cuban citizens in 1998. Cuba argues that they are innocent, but the US does not. Tack another reason up on the grudge board between the US and Cuba that I learned today.
After lunch in Santa Clara, we drove to Varadero - a popular tourist beach and sister city to Cancun. In our resort, there are LOTS of Canadians. I think we're the only white ...
... Havana. Our driver took us to an old French pharmacy, Botica Francesa Dr. E. Triolet, supposedly the first pharmacy in Cuba, that has been restored and is open to the public. It was an interesting side trip that provided a view into European settlers and commerce. Aside from learning about how they concocted medicines from all sorts of ingredients, the house and antique furniture also provide visual treats. Considering we had searched for some ...
... why I love Cuban music – and I got to meet them, have my photo taken with them , have their CD signed by them and watch an intimate live performance . Once in a lifetime, never, ever forget experience!!
Heres a link to a Buena Vista Social Club video – Just in case you wondered who they were and what their music actually sounded like : Buena Vista : Chan Chan
With great anticipation we woke early this morning to prepare ourselves for another day beneath the surface as we were set to head out for two scuba dives off the Varadero coast. Before leaving our casa particular we ate the in house breakfast prepared by the owner. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations meaning we will sort out our own morning meal for the remainder of our stay. At 08:30 we met with a handful of other divers at the Barracuda ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Be Live Las Morlas Varadero
Well my girlfriend and I recently syayed at the riu and we were not impressed.From the moment we got there we had problems from check in to the way they do there buffet restaurant.We stayed for 2 weeks and every night we got questioned if were supposed to be there because they have 2 diffrent seating times.Also the food was very good but after 7 or 8 days it starts to taste the same.I must say the beach is the best I have ever seen its so big and clean and theres lots of room to sun tan.Also when they say clouds and rain dont believe the forecast because it is always warm even when there are a few clouds.The entertainment was not bad and be prepared to go on stage because they will force you to.
My husband and I spend a wonderful week at Riu Las Morlas, let me start by saying that the staff is wonderful from bartenders to maids to entertainment. For those who like small resorts this is the perfect place. As far as the food goes we had no complaints. The lobby bar is opened till 1am. There are daily activities throughout the day eg. volleyball, dance lessons, ping pong and lots more, they sure keep you busy. The beach of course is beautiful. Nightly entertaiment was good and the staff really go out of their way to make sure that everyone has a fantastic time. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. If anyone goes down in the near future please send Alex, Josvani and Alain our regards.
Jen & Mark
We have just returned from a one week vacation at the Rui Las Morlas. What a wonderful time we had. The resort is wonderful! It was exactly what I was looking for and expected.
The Riu was absolutely amazing! My sister and I (18 and 22 years old) went there for 2 glorious weeks in the sun and we had an absolute blast. The hotel was beautiful and the service was excellent, from the housekeepers to the servers. Giving a dollar tip here and there doesn't hurt either. The room was great, the mini-fridge was always stocked with water and pop. Our only complaint was that the floor felt perpetually gritty from sand. For all the warnings we received about Cuba having bland food we were pleasantly surprised by the variety, there were several chioces of meats, lots of vegetables and the fruit was amazing. However, be forwarned, bring peptobismal or some such product as it will be necessary at some point in your trip. The hotel was amazingly close to the beach. It was absolutely gorgeous, one of the best on the strip, as we walked around and saw what each had to offer. The umbrellas were a bit difficult to get, but being there by 8:15am you were pretty much guaranteed to get one. The entertainment staff were great constantly trying to get people to participate in all the activities, from water volleyball to dancing to spanish lessons. the resort itself is quite small, which I loved, compared to the others surrounding it. A quick note to any younger women, if you are travelling without a male, wear a ring. We were constantly hit on left right and center which did become irritating. Overall, it was a great experience, and a place that I would recommend to anyone wanting to travel to Cuba.
This was our third stay at RIU Las Morlas. As previously, the service in all cases was very good. Rooms are clean. There is one restaurant, and the food is expertly prepared and very tasty, with good variety of meats, fish, vegetables, salads and desserts. There are an assortment of activities during the day and entertaining evening performances. The bar service is excellent. There is a nurse on duty and a massage service. All employees, in every area, are very pleasant and helpful.
Just retuued from a wonderfull week at the Rui Las Morlas. From the minute we checked in until the miunte we left this place was incrediable. Everyone from reception, cleaning staff, bartenders and entertainers were made us feel welcome. Food was alway fresh and plentifull. By the second day most of the staff knew our names making us feel as though we had been there forever. We will return but for more than one week the next time.
If you a looking for a smaller than average resort with a community feeling and lots of extras--Las Morlas is the place for you. The Las Morlas staff seem to make everyone's stay special in different ways.
RIU Las Morlas is the best place ive been in, in my whole life..it was great..not only was it very clean but the best part was the people..WOW!! those people are all so fantastic..they made our stay the best..they are so polite and they all take the time to just sit down and talk to you personally and find out who u are as a person. The entertainment staff are excellent..the shows were awesome!! I loved it. The beaches there are beautiful and the food is something everyone should experience. the rooms were so great because u got to experience the cuban way of life. I did see thee other RIU hotel and i would recommend Las morlas not the other one because the other one was huge and it was just all so busy all the time..no one really got to know eachother there. Riu Las morlas is a place to definetly go with your kids. i being a kid myself enjoyed it and i plan on going back. if you want your kids to learn that this world is a big place and not everybody is as fortunate as they are go to Cuba. its beautiful and they will leave Cuba with friends and a life time of experiences that will never leave them. RIU LAS MORLAS IS THE PLACE TO GO..even my parents said it was the best
Las Morlas a Great place to stay
Las Morlas in Veradero Cuba was a great place to stay over the past 12 years we have stayed at many places in Cuba and this is the one that we are now going back to for the second time. The hotel was great the people were extremely helpfull the service was excellent. I love the country and had a great time staying at this hotel. I will be back again this winter for the 13th trip to Cuba.
Recently returned from Dec.2-16 holiday there. 2 weeks wears out the selection at the buffet. Even though it's A.I. a trip into Veradero every few days for a $12 lobster meal is worth it. Strange that the hotel says a recent hurricane makes it hard to get chicken but the short walk into town finds $3 chicken meals at every 2nd restaurant. Restaurant hrs. leave a bit to be desired as there is nowhere to get a coffee between 10 A.M. & 12:30 P.M. or 3P.M. & 6:30 P.M. altho you can drink rum from 10 A.M. til 1 A.M. The beach was one of the best in the area and the best I have seen in over 20 years of winter holidays. Beach is also closer to the hotel than a lot of the other resorts. Best way to see the town is take a cab ($4 one-way), stop & go (double-decker bus with on/off priveleges all day - $2) or rent a scooter ($18 - 9A.M. - 5 P.M.) Not a lot to see here but some historic buildings and a raft of flea markets as it was just an antiquated fishing village. A trip to a Havana is a must to see what (or what has not) been accomplished since Castro took over in '59. For old car buffs the whole counry is a sight to behold as there are cars from Model A's to '59 Ramblers around every corner & up and down every street. The staff at the hotel was great(altho a handful of $1 bills to hand out here & there doesn't hurt). If you're going there and have some outgrown clothes or small perfume, toothpaste, dis. razor samples, etc. the people are your friends for life or longer. Take yourself Immodium, pepto-bismol, etc. as very few people got thru their holidays without a little bit of stomach upset, self-induced & otherwise. All in all, we enjoyed our 2 weeks but I don't think I would go back as I'm dead-set against the regime. For all Fidel hates the Americans he runs on the U.S. dollar and I'm sure the country would ultimately collapse without tourists. One last thing, if you have no desire to see 50-70 yr. old, 200 lb. European women topless then this isn't the place for you. Happy