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A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

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A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

Dear All,

having read tonns of reviews about the two major hotels in Varadero decided to consider other places. I feel I definitely do not want to end up with a stomach ache or diarreah but this two options seems very probable there. Is it a common problem in Cuba?

I need just a simple week on the beach, total relaxation, healthy and fresh food and very reliable WiFi in rooms. Other things doesn't bother me at all. I do not care whether I hear voices from other rooms or that food is the same for every morning, or that staff speak their Spanish paying no attention that guests do not understand it, etc.

Any ideas?

I would also compare best 5* hotels on the seachore in Cuba with thos in Mexico or Dominican Republic, though unfortunately it implies much more headache since Cuba is just a stopover on my way to Chile and back and I would rather not travel anywhere far from this route...

Many thanx in advance for any help.

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1. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

Wifi in rooms? Resort hotel?

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I don't think you'll have any luck with this in Cuba.

The best hotel in Cuba is the Paradisus Rio de Oro in Holguin Check it out!

Newton Aycliffe...
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2. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

Problem is that the Paradisus Rio de Oro no longer has Wi-Fi at the hotel.

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3. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

If wifi is that important to you, best you don't go to Cuba. Otherwise I would say Paradisus Rio de Oro, or Melia Buenavista.

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4. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

If you must have internet service, steer clear of Cuba.

Met a gal from Russian there in April and she was frantic, as there was no internet service whatsoever where she was staying (at a Casa). Managed to get her online at 6 dollars for 30 minutes, 18 minutes of which were taken simply connecting.

Have also met others whose teenagers spent most of the time sulking in their room because they could not get on-line.

it was absolute utopia.

Newton Aycliffe...
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5. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

I regard it as a bonus to leave the internet far behind.

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6. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

Thank you for all the reviews. I've travelled there (actually through there, since it was a long trip to Chile). I know many people give nice reviews about this country. But my resume is: NEVER AGAIN.

It's not that something special happened there to me, happily it didn't.

It's not just because of the WiFi.

It is just a ruined country, very depressin. I would even say - extremely depressing. Spent there a night at one of the beachfront hotels... was taken from and to the airport by taxi... EVERYTHING is so dated, so warn out there... Room. City. Airport. Cars... Everything.

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7. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

Some times we must learn from our mistakes!

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8. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

Estee

Your last post makes no sense considering your first post is asking for recommendations on resorts in Cuba. Do you or do you not want to go to Cuba on your way to Chile. Strange post.

Cheers

S
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9. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

First post was July 2012.

Came back recently, Feb 19 2013

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10. Re: A really 5* hotel on any beach in Cuba in September?

OOOPS, Missed that

Cheers