We travelled on the 18th June for a fortnight with our 11 year old daughter , we were human pitzas getting eaten alive by the Cuban Mosquito !!! .. over 200 bites between the three of us , no matter what repellent you put on :( for the first three days we were confined to our room after 8pm as you were eaten alive , a light aircraft came over with some smoke and the site was stayed daily. It was then either "put up or shut up" as we had payed so much money for our holiday. i could not eat the food as this was shared by the birds and Mosquitos and flyes in the food (the food was pretty basic and "dirty" ) very unhygienic and we all fell ill to the toilet!
The living apartments are very run down, the first night we had no hot water, this did get fixed on day 2, and the second night the air conditioning leaked all over my daughters bed and toys , also fixed next day,(we all shared a bed that was big, but sheets enough for a single bed) Many guests were moved many times due to complications of there rooms. We did have a sea view but unfortunately we were unable to sit on the balcony at all due to getting bitten
The bars ran out of drinks daily and we had to get our own for the Al al carte as i don't drink wine or beer . The Al al carte was the only other place to sit with air-conditioning . I did ask the manger if a few of us could use this room after 10pm to allow us somewhere to sit and chat but he said no. so we were left open to the bugs.
The entertainment did there very best for the few brave enough to stay outside and we had some fun nights due to the freinds we all made, we all stuck together and made it as fun as possible
Diet coke bottles are filled with coke from the pumps........!!!!
The beeches are to die for... totally awesome , go to the Coral reef and the dolphin adventure was a dream... Cuba did end up with my heart due to this .
We were told to wash ourselves in neat vodka as a antidote to the mosquito bites so perfume was not needed on this holiday !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four Stars All Inclusive Resort with 268 rooms. Located in Cayo Guillermo,Cuba, in one of the most beautiful beaches, in the archipelago Jardines del Rey, near Playa Pilar and near one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Known for its romantic and lush tropical vegetation. Recommended for families, couples, weddings and honeymoons.268 rooms: 135 standard, 96 Standard Ocean View, 37 Superior Standard 3 Dining Restaurants (Buffet),4 bars.An incredible natural paradise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Cayo Guillermo Hotel Cayo Guillermo
- Sol Hotel Cayo Guillermo
- Cayo Guillermo Sol Hotel
- Sol Cayo Guillermo Cuba