The numbers really add up at this place. You’ve got 6 restaurants to choose from, including Cuban, seafood and Italian à la cartes, 10 bars – pick from the likes of disco, lobby and swim-up varieties – and 2 huge palm-fringed swimming pools. There’s loads going on activity-wise, too – you’ve got things like dancing lessons, watersports and bingo to dip in and out of during the day. Best of all, this place is pulled up against a white-sand beach that’s dotted with hammocks and coconut palms. And it’s around a 10-minute walk from Guardalavaca’s town centre for when you want to explore.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. 1 visit per week to 3 of the à la carte restaurant for dinner, Snacks.
National and selected international drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities► View all
El Guayabero Cuban à la carte restaurant
In the main hotel building, offering a selection of Cuban à la carte dishes. Dress code and reservations required, a total of 3 reservations per week between all of the à la carte restaurants.
La Turquesa buffet restaurant
In the main part of the hotel offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with a separate corner for the kids. Special themed nights are on tap every evening. Dress code is required at dinner.
This pool has a swim-up bar that serves snacks and a kids' pool nearby. Sunbeds surround the pool area.
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double room with sea view
Double room with sea view sleeps up to 3, with a double and single bed. This room comes with a coffee-maker, TV and mini-fridge.
double room with garden view
Double room with garden view sleeps up to 3, with a double and single bed. This room comes with a coffee-maker, TV and mini-fridge.
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"First time and last"!
We travelled to this resort feb 17-24 first time to cuba. We have to say we were very dissapointed with the trip. First of all when we arrived our room was not ready they told us we had to wait for a bit. It was 6 pm they knew we were coming to their hotel and no room ready crazy! So we get to our room and I guess it had rained before we got their because there was puddles all over the hallways on our way to our room. We had to step carefully so we did not fall. The room was a standard room. Food was awful it made two of our family members sick. Thank god we bought peanut butter because that along with bread was a life saver. It poured rain the next day and our room got flooded with water...we used almost every towel to soak up the water. We called down to have the water cleaned up in our room and in the halls which did not get cleaned up until the next day. would not return to this resortMore
ChloeK943, tottenham, ontario
Great resort, amazing vacation
Travelled to Brisas Guardalavaca in Oct 2013. We went with Hola Sun, flying on Canjet. Trips to and from Cuba were ok, easy checkin, decent flight, horrible food. Overall, this is one of the nicest resorts we have stayed in throughout Cuba. The food is probably the best we have ever had in Cuba and far exceeded expectations. The resort is very attractive, with a main building and then a bunch of bungalows off to the side. Unfortunately, the bungalow section was closed when we went so we had to stay in the main building. We requested and were given an upper floor ocean view room. The view was spectacular, overlooking the resort with a clear view of the ocean. It would have been perfect if there was a little soundproofing. Unfortunately you hear noise from the courtyard area and the hallways. Didn’t help when the idiot next door left his tv blasting all night when he went out and it took hours and numerous calls before hotel security would enter his room to turn it off. The rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained. Fantastic staff and we received great service where ever we went on the resort. The buffets were really good with great service. Loved the a la carte restaurants and managed to get into all of them. It’s worth going back just for the restaurant experience. The Mediterranean restaurant was amazing with each of the staff breaking out in song at any time. Could have done with air conditioning in there but the food and service were brilliant. Loved sitting outside after the meal and chatting with the staff before they left for the day. Didn’t watch any shows but really enjoyed the live entertainment each day outside the buffet. The musicians are absolutely amazing. Also enjoyed relaxing in the coffee bar, nice and cool with wonderful staff. Really didn’t spend much time at the pool. Definitely a loud and active area, especially around the swim up bar. We were down at the beach every day, occasionally with someone bringing drinks which helped with the lazy vacation. Great resort, great staff, amazing food……….have to go back, hopefully in the bungalow section!More
Great first time!
We came here Feb 21 for one week. It was a group of 6 between the ages 25-33. We had a blast and loved it. I've been to a lot of resorts and have very little complaint. I was prepared the rooms are dated and run down. And they are. We barely spent anytime in our room besides sleep so it wasn't a huge deal but I can see how it would upset some. Despite being so though it was really clean. The beds are slightly hard and they give you pillows that resemble logs lol. The staff was all nice and accommodating. We made friends with Uri in the clubhouse and would do the rifle shooting with him everyday. Service was always fast. The food was good. I'm somewhat picky and I had no problem finding good food and lots of variety. If you read that there isn't well that person is ridiculous. They mustn't have walked around and looked enough. There was always fresh cooked rotisserie chicken, all sorts of meats, veggies, etc. at the grill bar you could get pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, all made to order. If you missed breakfast walk to El Patio and you could get a breakfast menu until noon. They also had an ice cream bar all day, walk up and get a scoop on a cone. There's also a donut one but they weren't open the week we were there. Drinks were great too. Bring a big cup. We enjoyed going to the cappuccino bar every night and having iced, Spanish, Irish coffee or cappuccinos. There is a rum bar and a martini bar as well. We did a la cartes five of the nights. Enjoyed them all. One of my other only complaints is the water. They give you a bottle at the beginning of week but that's it. The water at the bar and restaurants tastes like dirt. (Except at cappuccino bar and disco) It was hard to drink but then my husband found they sell the bottles for 1 peso in the store or a hub for just over 2. So we just bought water. The beach is beautiful and we never had a problem before 10 finding a spot for 6. No one bugs you. I was only approached once to buy a bracelet and he politely accepted my no and moved on. They do kite boarding lessons, it was fun to watch. We are avid snorkelers so brought are own gear but they have some at the water club. Watch out for the sea urchins. They are not kidding. Tons once you get out above the seaweed. You have to go out pretty far to see coral and fish. It's not amazing but enjoyable. If you go past the dock area there is a lot. Ad no boat traffic really so no worries. We went to the disco almost every night. He plays a nice variety of music. Takes requests as well. They held two of the nights on the beach. Was fun. Shows were good enough. We took the bikes out and rode around town. We also went to the market twice just before they close up. Better deals then. My husband, friend and I paid 20 each and took horses out with a guide to a bat cave. You'll see him on the side of the road just down from the resort, he has about 6 horses tied up. It was fun and took a few hours. Wear jeans if doing so, the leather saddle is very stiff. As a horseback rider I knew better but wore shorts. Overall we had a great time. Everyone was happy. We will go back again!More
evanescencetabby, Kincardine, Canada
Second time at the Brisas
Still a very positive experience. Great beach, property, staff very friendly and eager to help. We stayed in the Villa side, although the hotel looks fine too. Lots of things to do, for a tour in a 57 Chev Belair get hold of Aramis, one of the beach lifeguards for a personal tour, his tour guide Louis is fluent in both of our official languages a great cultural day out. Food was still good, didn't have a bad meal, also did the a la cartes. We have had three couples go based on our recommendation so go, you will enjoy it. Remember, these folks make very little maybe 40 cuc's a month, so tip often, it will be greatly appreciated.More
dodgyrodgy61, Burlington Ontario
Round again Coxwain
I returned to the Brisas Hotel on the 27th Dec for 2 weeks,the hotel had had a bit of a face lift,the gardens were still of a very high standard and over all the Hotel and grounds were very well kept.There was a problem with water collecting in puddles in the upper corridors of the Hotel and the staff did the best to keep it cleared. The main dining area could get very busy with a bit of a wait to get seated,I just waited with a drink in the bar until the rush was over,we were very late in one evening and there was still a full choice on offer. Overall standard of meals I would rate 7 out of 10,plenty of choice to suite all tastes. Speciality restaurants 6 to pick from we used 4 of the 6 all decent but nothing great. We stayed in the main Hotel room 420 sea view,noisey I could hear every word in the small hours 4/5am from the pool bar and to be honest the people were not talking overly loud that aside the room was comfortable and reasonably furnished I had stayed in the villas on my 1st visit but that option was unavailable when I booked this holiday.I will take a rear room if I cant get a villa on my next visit to the Brisas. The entertainment was a lot better this time around with a few beach parties thrown in,if a beach party was on the Disco was closed a bit of rain dampened things on a couple of nights. Glasses were also taken down to the beach area for the parties and inevitably some were dropped and broken I PICKED SEVERAL SMALL PIECES up on a few occasions over the 2 weeks but I didn't hear of anybody injuring themselves on glass. The beach is still well cleaned and the kyaks and catamarans and peddle boats still free and plentiful. The staff all over the Hotel are very friendly and go out of their way to help you with a smile. I will probably return to the Brisas at some point and would recommend it to any body,if you are used to 5 star it is not for you but that would apply to most All inclusive Cuban Holidays.More
peterdixon, Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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