This was my second stay at the Mar del Sur. My room was much better this time and was clean and comfortable. For some strange reason there was no light switch or plug in the bathroom but there were enough 110 volt outlets in the room to compensate.
One problem that I did have was that the night staff seemed to congregate on the grounds outside my room and talked and laughed loudly,making it hard to sleep.
All the good things the other reviewers said were true.However,good desserts seemed to be scarce this time around but I found lots of tasty dishes and good salads.Also they had lovely home made potato chips.
The reason that I am writing this review is because of a disturbing experience, which when I mentioned it to someone else, found that it was not a unique occurrence. The second day of my stay I went to the beach after lunch. There, I consumed 2 drinks while lounging. These were the small drinks they hand out. After my 2 drinks, I fell asleep and slept for at least an hour, if not longer. When I woke up I was completely sober, and thirsty and went to get another drink. After finishing this drink, I decided to go for a swim. I was happily swimming close to shore when all of a sudden 3 lifeguards blew their whistles and motioned me out of the water. Puzzled, I complied and when I reached them I was told that I had had too much too drink for my age (I'm in my 60s). I was then given no choice but to be marched back to the hotel by one of the lifeguards. He explained to me that if anything happened they would go to jail.
I mentioned this to another hotel guest and he said that he had heard similar stories. He told me of one incident at the Villa La Mar next door, where a woman was refused a soft drink(for her friend) because she had gotten a drink for herself 15 minutes earlier. What happened to me was not only embarrassing but totally unnecessary. I will rethink any future visits to Cuba as a result of it.
- Also Known As:
- Islazul Mar Del Sur Aparthotel Hotel
- Islazul Mar Del Sur Aparthotel Hotel Varadero
- Hotel Mar Del Sur
- Mar Del Sur Varadero