Hotel Aguas Azules
Travel Blogs from Varadero
... 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.
... br> .
Matanzas was established in 1572, and it now has 17 bridges.
We checked into our casa particular a few blocks from where Manfred, Sheila, and Gord were staying. That's where we spent most of our time when not exploring and enjoying Matanzas.
... time diving after getting my PADI OW license and my first dive outside of Sweden. Well it was much easier to dive here than back home. It's less weight, warm, wetsuit instead of dry and clear sight. A boat took me and 8 other to the open sea where we dived for a wreck in 30m depth. The second dive was in 12m depth and started with some corals and finished by a wreck. I am very pleased with the diving that cost ...
... any again for a good long while.
Our shuttle got us to the airport in lots of time and we arrived home to chilly temperatures but at least it was sunny.
Now what occured two weeks later in the form of snow on the ground? There's no explaining it. Spring doesn't mean the same thing everywhere!
My thoughts real quick on the hotel we stayed at:
The Melia Marina Varadero is a lovely ...
... There’s a ‘hop-on-hop-off’ tourist bus here, you know, one of those open top things, with a bored girl on a microphone pointing out the tourist attractions as they pass. We jumped on given we had 4 nights here and outside the beach, it’s the ‘other’ thing to do. Our plan was simply to ride the circuit and be done with it. We didn’t feel that whole ‘hop-on-hop-off’ concept really applied in any real means ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Kids activities or Babysitting
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Aguas Azules Varadero
Bring lots of money for tips!!! .Even after tipping, they seem to forget you quickly.No tips very poor service
Won't be back
I was at Club Amigo from Dec. 27 - Jan. 3rd.The food was so bad I was happy for the 2 packs of tositos and salsa I had tucked in my suitcase.
Could have gotten big bucks for them too. The buffet was lousy, some meat unreconizable, and full of grease. The plates were always dirty and the coffee was not even drinkable. The hot tub was renamed the Lukewarm tub, and the pools were too cold to swim in. The beach was beautiful. Room staff and beach staff were awesome. Front desk, good luck..lousy service. The "special" restaurants at the resort were disgusting. Most people up and left when they were served it was so bad.I would not go back to Varadero again and would probably never go back to Club Amigo. Cayo Cocoa was a zillion times nicer.
I just returned from spending a week in Varadero Cuba during mid January. The weather was perfect except for the first day where I didnt take my shoes, socks and sweater off. Here is a list of complaints:
Vistited mid-December, the weather was bad five days out of seven.
The food was fair to good. Not too much variety. The ice cream was great. The staff were friendly and helpfull. The beach was a 10. Sand was like talcum powder. Hobie craft, kayaks, sail surfing available.
The bars were all good. The grounds were very nice. Long walk from the lobby to the beach. 200 metres. But lots to look at on the way. The ponds which had ducks and fish, a nature trail, shops, lookea resort, and lots of trees. Was there for 2 weeks but saw no scuba gear or mopeds. Had to go to Sandals (next resort) for them.. The rooms were nice but they lack drawers. The lobby was very nice with the ivy flowing down the walls from the 2nd floor. Had 1 day without hot water because a pipe burst. We had a really good time there. Worth the 3+ rating it has.
Not as advertised
The food was greasy and reused from one meal to the next, until was
finished. No schedules and directions available for the included
activities. Asking the front desk doesn't help you at all. Hot water
only three (3) days from seven(7). From the "all inclusive" advertised
by the World of Vacations:
*The 24-hour snacks are from 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.
*Tennis: one court, to find the schedule and rent the equipment (almost impossible) you have to go to the beach which I hardly found out from one of the employees after two days.
*Volleyball: only on the beach.
*Pool scuba clinic: couldn't find it in a week.
HAVE A NICE VACATION!?
Food was terrible, horribly greasy we choose to go out to restaurants for dinner rather then eat at the hotel. Near impossible to get questions answered took at least two frustrating trips to the front desk to get anything answered. Staff in the buffet restaurant were nowhere to be found most of the time. If you could find one and give them a tip, then they would be helpful enough to find cutlery, salt etc for you. The hotel had most activities as advertised they were just difficult to find and when you did find them they were just finishing up. Never did find some activities like the bicycle rentals.On the plus side the rooms were nice and clean and the housekeeping staff were friendly and did a good job. The grounds were nice as well. Cuba is a beautiful country with very friendly but not overly pushy people and fantastic history. Would definately choose to go back to Cuba but would stay in a 5 star resort next time.
Spent March Break 2002 in Varadero at Club Amigo......we had an amazing time, the weather was awesome, the staff was super nice, and the food was pretty good. All in all, a highly recommended and affordable vacation spot. Entertainment staff put on some great shows, and always willing to give tips about checking out some of the local hot spots.
Have a great time, enjoy the sun, sand, and fun!!
I have just returned from Varadero Cuba, I stayed at Sol Sirenas Coral, which was 4 star hotel. I would give it a 3, food sucked (ham and cheese and french fries for a week), I stayed at Club Amigo Varadero before which is 3 and half star hotel and i give it 4 and half. was wonderfull compared to Sol Sirenas coral, Club Amigo is a Small resort which is good if you want to relaxe and enjoy the beach, beach area at Amigo is much nicer and cleaner food was better and staff were great.
so if you are planning to visit Cuba and want affordable resort to stay you should choose club Amigo Varadero..