We came to the Atlantico last year for the first time to celebrate my birthday and wished to return at the same time this year. In my last review I mentioned how much we enjoyed our stay and the excellent service by all the staff.
Last year we stayed on the third floor in the building above the store. Odd number rooms have the ocean view and quiet street. We had sent an email to Dayme Rodrigues requesting if possible the same room. He replied immediately welcoming us back and would try to acomodate us per our request. Upon arrival the front desk receptionist had received our request but unfortunately the room was occupied but would be available in a few days if we wished. She gave us a room a couple doors down with exactly the same decor and view which we were quite happy with and did not move. We appreciated it very much that Dayme was so helpful in trying to acomodate our request. We were very impressed with this service.
We were happy to see all the staff in the dining room and bartenders that we became aquainted with on our last visit. Graciela, Jose and Submey greeted us warmly. Miguel our favorite bartender was always happy to make us a cuppocino. Liuba, our energetic and lively social organizer was always trying to get everyone to join a salsa class and bingo. She was also busy every evening letting all the guest know about the nightly entertainment which we always enjoyed.
On my birthday, Jose presented me with a Birthday cake and a bottle of our favorite red wine. There was often a music band playing in the dining room at Lunch and Dinner and at times we would dance with Graciela which was a lot of fun and everyone joined in.
Once again we took the Shuttle almost every day on our two week stay, except on Thursdays when the shuttle only goes to Havana in the afternoon. On that day we would walk the amazingly beautiful Playa Del Este to the town of Guanabo where one can spend
a lazy afternoon of sightseeing with good restaurants and outdoor bars for a cold beer.
Our beach in front of the Hotel was kept clean, with lots of security. There was always a staff member ready with a wisk broom to clean off a chair or move it where ever we wanted it. A safe place to swim in the ocean and the water a nice temperature.
Last year I had a massage by Fidel which was very good. I was happy to see that he was still at the Hotel and booked a massage each afternoon for our entire stay except Sunday his day off. I booked a 20 minute partial therapeudic massage for 5cuc's and a great bargain for the massage he gives. I hope that I will see him when we return next year.
Last year we enjoyed the fish dinners very much but not so much this year. The small little tuna they had often were not to our taste and were disappointed that it was not the same. I have never had an allergy in my life but after eating fish for a few days I developed a severe reaction with rash all over my body. A nurse at the hotel was very helpful with an injection of antihistamine and tablets along with cortisone cream which improved it after a week. She would check with me every day to see how I am coming along. The entire staff in Hotel is very helpful.
Last year on the third floor we had a lovely chambermaid named Marta but she was working the other side of the floor. She was very happy to see us and when I had some chewing gum stuck to my black capris that some kid attached to a chair in the dining room, she took care of it for me, and was just like new. Our chambermaid this year was Naiby also very helpful and always willing to please. The room was kept clean and always ready for us when we arrived from our Havana trip at 1:30pm.
The Hotel was fully occupied which indicates that this is a very good place to stay and will certainly be back in the future. Except I might mention that we won't be flying with Sunwing any time soon.
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- Gran Caribe Hotel Atlantico
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