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  • Hotel Iberostar Daiquiri

    Iberostar Daiquiri

    • Destination: Cayo Guillermo
    • Address: Cayo Guillermo, Jardines del Rey, Ciego de Avila, Cuba
    • Phone: (5333) 301650
    • Accept child:Yes
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  • Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel Brief

    The Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel is located on Cayo Guillermo, one of the islets north of eastern Ciego de Avila province that make up the Jardines del Rey (King

    • Current reservation summary
    • Reservation hotel: Iberostar Daiquiri
    • Total pax: 2 Adults
    • Meal plan: All Inclusive
    • Total rooms by type: 1 Double-Standard
    • Night(s): 1 nts

    TOTAL PRICE: €182

    For dates from 01/27/2019to 01/28/2019

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  • Room facilities
    110 volt power
    220 volt power
    air conditioning
    balcony or terrace
    coffeemaker
    hairdryer
    handicap facilities
    hot and cold running water
    minibar
    private bath
    safety deposit box
    Satellite TV
    telephone
  • Facilities

    24 hrs. emergency medical service, art Gallery, babysitting, beauty salon, bell boy, bikes, board games, buffet, business centre, car parking, car rental, conference rooms, cyber cafe, disabled facilities, discotheque, grill, gym, hotel shop, laundry & dry cleaning service 24 hrs., luggage storage, massage, money exchange, motorized water sports, multi-language staff, no smoking rooms, Piano bar, post office, Reception 24 hrs., room services 24 hrs., safety deposit box in room, satellite tv, sauna, scuba diving center, Solarium, swimming pool, taxis, tennis courts, theme Restaurants, tourism bureau,

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      Hotel Iberostar Daiquiri, Cayo Guillermo
      033301613

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      • birdsofafeather1
        BeastMajor
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Awfull Awfull

        “Great location, poor hotel”
        Not my normal choice of hotel, but thought I'd give it a go, I'm disappointed that I did. First the positives: the room was clean and the air con was quiet and powerful. The location is great, Cayo Guillermo and Playa Pilar are outstanding, with great opportunities to cycle and walk around if you so choose (I had a great time exploring the sand dunes and mangroves - found a little beach with no one on it to go for a swim). The not so positives: the walls are paper thin, expect to get to know your neighbours intimately. Also the curtains are mainly for show, meaning the room floods with light just after dawn. The fridge was antiquated and very noisy and only restocked with a bottle of water every 2nd day. The hotel is a appallingly run. It took them three days and god knows how many complaints to fix the toilet that constantly ran, replace the batteries in my TV remote and provide me with anything other than hand towels. Moreover the staff on reception were generally unhelpful and mostly rude. Despite advertising wifi on their website, they do not have wifi, excuses for this ran from: "we have it installed, but it doesn't work" (probably accurate) to "we had a guest who was allergic to wifi, so we had to turn it off and no one knows how to get it back". I eventually spoke to the hotel manager who was lovely and got everything sorted for me, she's obviously trying her best despite obvious operational and staff issues.

      • birdsofafeather1
        Ridcully0
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Awfull Awfull

        “Don't, just.......don't”
        Before booking this break both my wife and I read all ( and I mean all the reviews ), some good, some not so good and some bad. we drew the conclusion that overall the place should probably be similar to the Melia next door. It isn't. I should add that last year we had booked the Daquiri but were told by Thomas Cook that the hotel was closed for refurbishment and we would be staying next door at the Melia Guillermo. So after a long flight with less than helpful cabin crew, we arrive at the hotel. The reception staff are very friendly and very efficient with checking completed in a matter of minutes, then off to the room we had been assigned. This was initially a non refurbished room but after seeing it we were back in reception wanting to move it was that dirty and run down. After contacting the manager for authorisation we were given a refurbished "superior" room on the top floor. Ok so far, so you can imagine the surprise on finding a cockroach in the bathroom one night after returning from the bar, TOP floor remember, pics are available for anyone doubting me. Onto the buffet. If the food was from one of the 'open kitchen' stations, then it was hot, well cooked and actually quite good, however, the vegetables to accompany it were usually 'lukewarm to cold'. The menu was very repetitive, we didn't bother with the speciality restaurants as we didn't see the 'mexican' open any night while we were there, neither of us are fond of Italian food and the creole restaurant was on the beach and full of mosquitoes every time you went in during the day to get a drink, speaking of which, on the coach from the airport, Jungle George who is a nice fella and a good rep tells everyone to only drink the bottled water Not tap water, so every time you get a drink the barman in the beach bar which doubles as the creole restaurant would wash the thermal mugs proffered him under the tap even after being asked not to do this. Nightime bar by reception, ALL the staff in there are FANTASTIC and can't do too much for you. The cleaners who look after the sleeping blocks are likewise. Ours in the Baracoa block went out of her way to look after us every day. Listen to all the people who warn about the mosquitoes, these boys don't take prisoners so make sure you take more DEET repellant than you think you may need because if you run out and rely on the locally produced stuff, in a day or two you WILL look like you have measles, chickenpox and the plague all at the same time, If when eating in the buffet you notice little black lumps or balls on the table, it's not the staff. These are coming out of the a/c ducts overhead. Check EVERY pat of butter before you spread it on the bread as 99% of them are rancid upon opening. Apart from that enjoy yourselves

      • birdsofafeather1
        bubibubi2008
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Poor Poor

        “Return guests who will never return again ”
        My Family and I go to the Carribean for the sandy beaches , beautiful weather and relaxing time. We were at this hotel in 2012 April, one week and the second time was April 2014 ( one week again) . The first time we had an amazing time. Small resort ( just the way we like it) , right on the beach, beautiful nature, sand was amazing , food was good and entertainment as well. We went back because we liked it. We were wrong. Two years later, everything changed...the rooms were run down, food was not good at all, they come and ask you if you want to pay for " better quality wine" and they are only nice with people who come over there and bring them gifts ( usualy retirees who are very lonley and need some attention ). Staff, they all have kids my daughters age and ask for clothes if we have some. Now, It is not my first time in Cuba but it was never like this.I do bring gifts, but I don't like to feel pressured to give gifts. We asked for pillows and never got them. I went to the reception and had to carry them through the lobby ( at 11 pm). They will bring water to stock up the fridge at 10pm! Whenever I would order drinks, if you ask them to put more alcohol ( drinks are watered down) they make comments like " you are a women and you like it strooong"...how embarrassing. I love the fact that is was a small resort , but I would never go back again. the first time we were there , the manager of the hotel was always there and visible. Staff was nice and helpful. Now that has changed. We love Iberostar Hotels, next trip is booked for Mexico at an Iberostar Hotel again. Cuba will always be my love , and I'm not going to let one bad experience to ruin everything I feel for Cuba's Sandy beaches. We decided on Mexico this time , just to be able to compare. Nope, I wouldn't go back or recomend this hotel to anyone.

      • birdsofafeather1
        nanagoogu
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Poor Poor

        “NOT 4 STAR ( MAYBE ) 2 STAR.”
        Went in March 2014 for 2 weeks hotel not a 4 star as Thomas Cook states in brochure only very few upgraded and Not the ones Thomas Cook uses. We had to upgrade at a cost of £250.00 as the ones Thomas Cook use are Not upgraded the management told us we would have to pay to upgrade. We were allocated room 5148 which stank of mould and was damp but a long walk back to reception after a 19 hour journey with the 6 hour fight delay at Manchester airport We were tired out and so We collapsed into bed. Next morning the place We looked around was very poor, grey hard sheets and towels We dare not look at the mattress, stayed one night and was charged for the use of the safe, when we complained along with other people We were given another key 5248 not acceptable it was the same but on the first floor above the one we already had, mould was growing up walls and gave me a sinus headache due to the smell. There was no chrome on taps in bathroom, broken tiles on the floor and walls, the shower head had to be hand held as it would not stay in cradle it hit the walls and ceiling flooding bathroom spraying water everywhere if not held. Thomas Cook advertised this holiday in the UK as a 4 * in my opinion falsely. The room we paid an extra £250 for was still not a 4* but more of a 3*, I would not ever recommend this hotel We wasted two days getting sorted out, We had to make the most of a bad job. When the waitress or waiter spilt liquid it was not cleaned up but left for people to slip on, I have never seen so many people with broken limbs in my life. A lot of people had a stomach upset, it is a beach and pool holiday as there is nowhere to go outside hotel unless you went on a trip to Moron 2 hours journey away. Sand flies eat you alive on the beach. Staff nice and friendly and food not bad plenty of choice.

      • birdsofafeather1
        Anaelin
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Poor Poor

        “Careless management !!! ”
        We were dreaming About beautiful all inc holiday , where you get everything you paid for. The safe is not included , if you don't have your valuables in safe , your fault. Management doesn't care! Very bad customer service! I also have been trying to email and no one replies. I do not know how else to get in touch with them . The resort it's self is bit old and it's need some renovation . The only good thing it's location, if u prefer to stay just in one place as there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, just one bowling place and dolphins .

      • birdsofafeather1
        SusieM76
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Average Average

        “Decent Resort ”
        We just came back and had a very pleasant and relaxing time at the Iberostar Daiquiri. Check in went smoothly, staff super friendly. And anyone who says they are rude or only wants tips are completely wrong. You get what you dish out. If you don't smile and don't say thank you you probably deserve to be treated rudely. Everyone was more than friendly and it had nothing to do with tipping. The resort is old and not fancy but the grounds are pretty and kept clean. It is a small resort and if you are looking for exciting, party atmosphere this is not the place for you. My husband and I found it a bit on the dead, boring side, but it was ok. We prefer a bit more action but we relaxed and soaked in the sun. However, when this hotel is at full capacity, it would not be worth it. It is so small, I cannot imagine how crowded the pool and beach get. About the pool, it was SMALL!!! Too small for our tastes. And the beach was quite narrow. But it was very lovely, not the nicest I have seen, but very adequate. The trip to Pilar was worth it, highly recommended. I would hardly consider that the resort has 2 pools, they are 2 little pools side by side separated by a small wading pool. The rooms were a bit dated, and we had a "renovated" one. But it was clean and spacious with fresh towels almost everyday. Mini bar stocked every other day which was more than enough. Camaguey building, 3rd floor offered GREAT ocean views. Upgrade to superior, it is worth it for the view. Safe is included in superior room. Air conditioning was working perfectly. Actually, sometimes it got too cold. We had a thermostat to control it. WARNING, no where did I see it mentioned that the voltage was 220 and we did not have an adaptor. The hotel offered us one at 2CUC/day. Thankfully, because apparently these are limited and some people who were unaware unwittingly fried their appliances/electronics. Mosquitos were a bit of a nuisance but not as bad as I was expecting. Only needed to use repellant 2 nights. But I would still recommend repellant. We took a walk up the beach to check out other resorts, and the beaches were not any nicer at the Melia or Sol, despite some reviews I read. It's not true. The food, was okay. Definitely not bland as I have read in some reviews. The a la cartes were ok, and yes the men need to wear long pants, but most resorts do this. They do not seem to enforce it though. As we saw many men in shorts and sandals at these places. Decent variety, nothing spectacular, but you should not go hungry. Great service at the bars. Lobby drinks are quite strong. Yaqueline was our favourite bartender/waitress at the lobby bar. If you are looking for a quiet, small place, with not much action this is the place for you. We were in bed early every night as we found the evenings a bit slow and boring, but it was ok with us. We'll get a bit more action at our next vacation. This was a very inexpensive resort so you get what you pay for If you are young and looking for a party scene, this is NOT the place for you. It's more of an older crowd or young families. We will not be back mainly because we like to see different places and it was just too dead for our tastes.

      • birdsofafeather1
        Lovethesungroup
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Average Average

        “Iberostar Daiquiri in September ”
        We traveled to Iberostar Daiquiri Aug. 30 - Sept. 6 and flew Air Canada Rouge. I would not choose to fly ACR again unless the price was extremely low, as the plane was the most cramped I have ever flown, they have no in flight entertainment unless you bring your IPhone/IPad and download their App or you have to rent one from them for $10 and they do not serve any meals unless you pay for it. Since price wise they are competing with the likes of Air Transat, Canjet, Sunwing ect.... I feel they fall short in comparison. Iberostar Daiquiri is a smaller Resort that was undergoing renovations on one half of the resort while we were there. Therefor that side was closed and fenced off. There was no noise or any problems due to the ongoing renovations. The grounds are very nicely cared for, and almost all of the staff that work there were very friendly and helpful. We travel every year, once or twice to a sun destination and on the years that we go twice one of the trips is in off season either Sept or Oct. This was our sixth trip to Cuba ( Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Coco x2, Cayo Ensenachos, Cayo Santa Maria and Holguin ) three of these trips were in off season and all in the Cayos so we have a very good reference for comparison. So I will start with the good. As I said above, the grounds are nicely taken care of and most if the staff were awesome. The beach is beautiful but somewhat disappears as the tide comes in in the afternoon. We love to snorkel and this was not really the place for it as the water was a bit choppy the days we were there due to the wind. There were lots of kite surfers there as I believe this area is great for such activities. There were two pools with a small wading pool between them. We only used the pool with the pool bar and loved the fact that it was deeper in some spots. Because it was not busy at the resort during this time there was no real hurry to claim your chairs in the morning, we would be heading out around 9:30ish each morning and there were lots to choose from. They were also building some nice new palapas at the beach that week. The food was ok, there was something made to order at each meal in the Buffet. The smoothies in the morning were great. Our rooms were in the last building to the right of the Lobby if you are facing the Ocean it was called Baracoa. We had the last two rooms on the ground floor facing the Ocean. The view off our terrace was beautiful and fairly private, we sat out there each day with our friends for a beer before getting ready for dinner. The rooms were kept quite clean, with the exception of the first two days where the floor was not swept and or mopped until day three, after that ( we got a new maid on our floor on day three) the rooms were cleaned very well. Drinks were well made, loved the Mojitos but only got two then they ran out of mint for the rest of the week. They have a few shops on site for shopping if that is important to you. You can exchange your money at the on site Cadeca or at the lobby front desk. The safe was NOT included with our package and we had to pay 2 cuc per day, not really a big deal but I do think it is rediculous to have to pay for this as in most resorts it is included. The TV in the room only had a couple of channels in English and the reception was very grainy, not a big deal for us as we don't really watch much tv on holiday. Our package said that there was a coffee maker and coffee included in room but there was not in either room and no iron either if that's something you look for. The mini fridge was restocked every other day with 2 beer, 2 pop and 1 large water. The lobby bar area facing the pool is always a wonderful place to cool down with a drink any time of day or night as there was always a beautiful breeze, which also keeps the mosquitoes away. The area near the front desk was beautiful but way to hot as no air really flows though that part. Loved the Cuban band in the evening at the Lobby Bar. Now for the reason we would not likely return to this resort again. There was practically NO air conditioning at all in both of our rooms and no ceiling fans either. We asked at the front desk about it and she said someone would come look into it. We were delighted when someone showed up within a half hour, the very nice man came in and removed the vent then peeled away both sides of the filter and put it back together, yes there was a bit more air flow but the air was not any cooler ( same in both rooms ) There was no thermostats in the room so there was no control whatsoever. It was difficult to sleep in such a warm room and for that reason we would not go back. The other reason that would keep us away is the lack of food, there was very little variety and if it was not from a made to order station it was room temperature at best. We were only able to get reservations to two of the three Al a Cartes and the indoor one was stifling with no air conditioning (people were fanning themselves) and the outdoor one offered us up as the buffet for the mosquitoes lol ( make sure to use your bug spray very liberally before eating there). As I said before we have other trips in Cuba on the Cayos at the same time of year to compare with and unfortunately the Daiquiri fell a bit short for the money. Since we were in the section that was apparently renovated last year it is disappointing that the air conditioning didn't work in our rooms or in the Al a Cartes where the men must wear long pants. If these two areas are worked on and improved, this would be a lovely Resort to visit again someday. A nice Resort, with lovely Staff but definate room for improvement. We didn't do any excursions this trip, but last Oct while staying at Memories Flamenco we did the two person speed boats with snorkelling and absolutely loved it.

      • birdsofafeather1
        nk28
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Average Average

        “2nd year anniversary in Cayo Coco, Cuba ”
        Sorry if this a long review but I want to be as thorough as possible for all future travellers to this resort. Hubby and I travelled to the Iberostar Daiquiri in Cayo Coco for our 2 year anniversary. Having travelled to the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica 2 years in a row, we decided on something different this year expecting the same excellent standards from this chain of resort. Verdict... we should not compare different countries although it was the same resort franchise... CHECK IN: After an hour or so transfer from the Airport to the resort, we arrived very late on Friday Sept 5th so it wasn't busy. We got checked in quickly and found our room fairly easy. Front desk staff was efficient and friendly. ROOM: We were in room 2263 - Guardalavaca building. The building is located to the right of the resort. Second last set of building which was 1 to 2 minute walk to the pool, front lobby and main restaurant. It also has a path to a secluded beach area. It was very quiet, we didn't have any problems with hearing other guests or the pool entertainment during the day. The AC was quiet and quite cold if you like it that way (like my husband). We normally get our room cleaned every other day while on vacation and they always restocked our fridge with pop, beer and water. We got fresh towels and towels arts every time as well. The maid always did a great job! Our in-room safe didn't work but didn't feel a need to complain or get it fixed. We felt the resort was really safe and staff friendly. Overall, the room and bathroom was very nice and clean... no complaints there. POOL: There were 2 pool sections. Swim up bar pool, kiddie wading pool and sports pool. The resort wasn't busy at all during our stay so all pools were clean and quiet. Pools were clean and well maintained. Only issue there was that guests let their little kids play around the swim up bar when all adults wanted to do is have a drink and enjoy conversations without being splashed by unruly brats. That's more the parents fault though. If you have kids, please make a note... BEACH: The beach is wonderful! Clear blue water and white sandy beach. We enjoyed the pier rather than the beach loungers under the palapa umbrellas mainly because the pier was quiet. The tide came up quite high in the morning and late afternoon. It was quite windy most days during our stay so the waves did bring up some sea weed on shore but the staff did do their best to keep the beach clear of washed up debris. ENTERTAINMENT: The Star Friends did a great job during the night shows. We got to know Pepito - I believe was the DJ - who always made sure our stay was great and attended to all of our needs. This man needs a raise! I don't even know when he would've had time to sleep. I was a little disappointed in the Karaoke night. They didn't give guests enough time to pick songs with only having 1 book available to pick from and the shut it down within 5 minutes, claiming no one was interested. FOOD: As expected, the food was average. I love freshly grilled fish so for me, it was heaven. I can understand or see people having a hard time finding something good to eat if they aren't fond of seafood. I loved the freshly made pancake from the buffet every morning. My husband enjoyed the freshly made pizza, fresh bread and cheese provided at the buffet as well. He did get a little bout of stomach issues late in our trip and we're not exactly sure what it was from but he was fine after a couple days. CHECK OUT Check out is at noon but if you have a late flight like we did, you can ask for late check out for 5CUC/hour. It was worth it for us so we could enjoy our last day at the beach and pool and still have our room to shower before leaving. Staff again was very accommodating with our request. If you do not want to spend the money, they can provide a room to stowe your luggage and will provide a complimentary room for you to shower before your departure. We preferred paying the extra so we didn't have to carry all our important papers, passport and belongings with us all day. OTHERS: We did the Catamaran/Snorkle excursion from the beach sports area on the resort and it was well worth the 25CUC! We met another great couple and our tour guide was amazing. The coral and reef he took us to had many variety of fish. Our guide also took us to a secluded island while we waited for menacing storm clouds to pass. The island was PRISTINE! I have never seen such clear and blue water and if you are a shell collector like I am, you will love what you can find there. We also tried the Ranchon Cuba Libre, off the resort... 2 minute walk to the left of the beach. BEST lobster EVER. Freshly caught (we were told). Walk over and make a reservation a day prior or the morning of and you will not regret it. It was 15 CUC per person and it was DELICIOUS! Don't dress too fancy and be prepared to walk in water after your diner as the tide comes up high when you're ready to leave. Lots of mosquitos and sand ties again so make sure to use bug repellent. OVERALL PROS; - Great Beach! - Beautiful Resort grounds - Nice and clean rooms CONS - Public bathrooms mostly did not have toilet paper and were VERY neglected to be nice about it... Lobby, theatre, pool and beach public bathrooms should be cleaned every hour if you ask your guest not to flush their soiled toilet paper. - There were no hand towels or paper towels to dry your hand in the public bathrooms. - I've avoided them at all cost as it was quite the unpleasant experience and would rather walk to my room if I had to go. - The lights at night came on well after dark and it was hard to make it to and from our room in the evening. IF the lights are on a timer, management should consider adjusting the time. It was sketchy trying to find our room on one of the night. - LOTS of sandflies!!!! They bite and the itchiness is unbearable! So bring bug repellent and afterbite or something to treat. We didn't really think it would be that bad so heed everyones advice and BRING BUG SPRAY! All and all, for the price we paid, we couldn't have asked for more. We met tonnes of great people and made lifelong friendships which is what's it really comes down to... it was a great relaxing holiday. To the Iberostar management, please pay attention to the public bathrooms. Little things like cleanliness can make or brake a vacation for foreign travellers. We expected certain standards to be met knowing it was a world wide chain of resort.

      • birdsofafeather1
        COCO925
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Average Average

        “Iberostar Daiquiri CayoCoco Zero fot the herd of cats around my table, no WIFI ”
        This is very nice resort close to the beach. The staff are very nice. The food is average. The sweet is not something great but fresh fruit was wonderful! The problem what I noteced that the plates are not very well washed ( but we did not have any diarrhea). Room was very well kept clean.TV is not LCD as they stated in some responds to the review but broadcast has good view. No WIFI / internet for weeks and days! Disappointment comes when 7-8 cats are around my table in the restaurant on the beech. The restaurant had doors. It is not an open type restaurant on the beech. The black cat = bad lack, too!!! I keep my right to eat in the peace for my money. On other side, the cats can spread any infection, too. They are outside cats. This is nice resort overall but they have a lot to improve in areas that I wrote above. O yes, the shows are very nice!!!! Good dancers!

      • birdsofafeather1
        Daniel L
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Average Average

        “Not so bad but need few improvements ”
        The beach is a very nice white sand but becomes very narrow at high tide. There is pleanty of space under the sun or under the shadow of the trees as your convenient. But they realy need to renew all their long chair as they are horrible whatever at the beach or the pool side. Someday it was difficult to change the beach towell as they run out of stock. The room was correct, the bed was confortable, the air condionning working properly and the service perfect but the bath towell will need to be renew also. The public toilet were terrible, they realy need to be cleaned more often. The buffet was about the same of that we have seen in other resort in Cuba, the disapointment comes from the the fact that this hotel is supposed to be a ``4 Stars``, unfortunatly they lost, in my rating, a couple stars...in their battle. So if the food is something very important during your vacation under the sun of Cuba better bring your peanut butter with you. Finaly I want to say a word about the ambiance at the lobby bar were sometime a group of music was terribly noisy and right after the presentation they were no music at all, that will be nice to have a smooth background carabean music to give a relaxing ambiance in the lodge.

      • birdsofafeather1
        singlemommtl
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Average Average

        “Third visit at the Daiquiri ”
        My 8 year-old daughter and I returned to the Daiquiri for the third time, bringing with us my sister, husband and their son on their first trip to Cuba. A week prior to departure I had written to the reservation manager to make sure that our superior room had a good and functioning air conditioner, decent bed and decent view. The manager listened...sort of. My sister's ac was not the greatest, you could slightly feel a coolness, but with 3 people in a room...and by mid-week their ac and mine were shooting warm air. It is Cuba. You do not try to make sense of things, For them ac shoots sort of cool air, it works. My renovated bathroom with glass window shower had a blocked drain. They finally fixed it and things were fine. As a superior room, we were supposed to have flat screen tv; not the case, still had the big ol' one, but again not a problem since I am not there to watch tv. My previous visit was 2 years ago. The place had life, music, smiles, laughter, activities, etc. Imagine my shock and disappointment when I walked to my room and saw that half of the hotel grounds were closed off with a metal partition, no music, no animators in sight (it was 4:00pm) and hardly anybody at the pool. I also noticed that the hotel grounds had not been revamped. The hotel definitely needs some TLC. I asked the Guest Services staff and management what was happening, was the hotel closing? It litterally looked like an old western town. They assured me that everything was ok and the quiet ambiance was due to the World Cup game (?!). After about an hour of our conversation, animators came out, music was up (not loud, just for ambiance) and life began until the end of our trip. Most of the previous staff is there, and the service is still super, (except for the lobby bar in the evening. I think you need to flaunt a few pesos for them to notice you.) Everybody is friendly, kind and always willing to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one. The children are treated like kings and queens. The ''old'' staff still remembers my daughter and were super happy to see us and showered my daughter with kisses and hugs every day. The new animators are the sweetest and nicest people and respectful. What I love about this place is that it is a small resort where everything is accessible within short distance. Ideal when you have small children AND ideal when you have elderly people. Wherever you are you can find a relaxing spot, away from it all and enjoy pure bliss and relaxation. Food at the buffet was diversified and very good. Baradi at the buffet at night makes the most delicious shrimp pancakes! To the management: please fix the grounds, fix the ac in the rooms,it's ashame to see this great hotel going down.

      • birdsofafeather1
        Redcofi
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Average Average

        “Its OK, Nothing Special ”
        We have just got back from this hotel, and after reading most of the reviews, I agree with the majority, It's a nice hotel, nothing special, a good 3* in Spain, definitely not a 4* hotel. The hotel itself was half empty due to a planned refurb, but in all honesty, that was nice, no having to get up early to grab a sunbed. We were in a superior double room (Baracoa), which was OK, clean, the TV didn't work for over a week, but we're not there to really watch it, so we weren't that bothered. They do advertise that there is a mini-bar in the room. There's a fridge, which gets topped up with water, if you're lucky. We gave the maid a few CUCs at different periods of time during our stay, hoping that we would get what the rep (Jungle Jorge), said we should have....We were lucky if it had water in it, and had to go to the reception to ask, which we were disappointed about. The drinks were OK, same as the food, plenty to choose from, but seemed very bland. If I could complain about anything at all, it would be the beach restaurant. They had cats running around whilst people had their food, it wasn't hygienic, and I mentioned it to reception, but nothing was done. The beach was STUNNING, no doubt, beautiful, a real paradise. We met some lovely people here, who had been here quite a few times, and they all agreed that the hotel had let their standards slip from previous visits. I have to mention the rep, Jungle Jorge. What a fantastic man, I know its his job to be helpful, but this guy is something else, also the tour guide when we went to Havana, Falcone. He made the trip...brilliant. In summary. The hotel is nice, nothing special, Beach is lovely, if you are thinking of going here with kids, be warned, there is nothing here, the entertainment staff do there best, but the kids will be bored, it is really a hotel for adults. Tip: go to Pilar beach (another stunning beach), also Havana and see the Tropicana show - Fantastic.

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        Lynnzey Y
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “2nd time there an ill be back!!!”
        Just got back from a wonderful 2 weeks at this resort, I would like to start off with a special thanks to ivan our rep who went out of his way to make this a great trip. All in all this resort is pretty perfect for a quiet relaxing beach holiday my partner and I enjoyed lazing in the cuban sun for hours on end. The pool is small but very welcoming with a swim up bar where the drinks are STRONG lol. The lobby bar staff are great especially adeil and yackaline who remembered every drink which was pretty impressive considering there always seemed to end up being lots of us due to the many wonderful people we met during our stay... The star team put on a great evenings entertainment in the show bar with a different show each night, they are all great dancers and they are definitely worth a watch. The food was a bit repetitive at times but we always managed to find something tasty especially on the meat grill where Walter will cook your meat to order, the egg and omelette station is worth a visit at breakfast time but theres always doughnuts, french toast and pancakes to try too.... Our one complaint about the hotel would be one of the ladies in the cigar shop. She was extremely rude to myself, my partner and many other customers who we spoke to and also decided to close whenever she felt like it, but the other lady was very friendly and helpful, we're sure you'll figure out whos who... We'll most definitely be back very soon. Thanks all for a great holiday. See you again very soon.

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        Anne M
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Great stay at Iberostar Daiquiri ”
        My husband and I stayed at the Iberostar Oct 11-18th 2014. It was our 6th time to Cuba, 2nd time in Cayo Coco, and 1st time at this resort. We were upgraded to a superior room, which was a lovely surprise. We stayed in the Camaguey building, 3rd floor, ocean view. This is a perfect location as it's close to the pool, beach, buffet and lobby/reception. One issue with the room was poor air conditioning. We asked for someone to check we had it cranked as high as it would go, and it was still not very cool. It felt cool when you first entered the room, and then it seemed like there was little air circulation and there are no fans in the room to help. The staff were all helpful. Extremely friendly, and more than willing to go the extra mile to make your stay the best it can be. Only one exception was the lady in the cigar shop. She was a little unfriendly and always seemed to make you feel as if you're intruding on her time with watching the TV, or filling out paperwork at the counter, but she was definitely the exception. The food at the buffet and other restaurants was good for Cuba. Always plenty to choose from. The grill chefs were brilliant. Always had time to talk and were welcoming. The crepe chef was fantastic. The only negative comment we have about the resort, and it's not something we believe they have control over, is the sand flies. We were bitten badly, even with an enormous amount of bug spray. We didn't even feel them bite. It was the same at Pillar beach. We came home yesterday and the bites were severe. We are still trying to deal with the after affect of the bites. The hotel sprays early in the morning, around 6:30am, all over the resort, but I think that is more for mosquitos. Some people had very few bites, others, like us, were bitten all over. Can't say we'll return to this resort, but not because of the hotel or staff, just due to the sand flies.

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        joyce s
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Excellent place ”
        Love the iberostar daiquiri.the hotel staff are so friendly and helpful.through rooms are being renovated and are lovely.The restaurant has a good choice of food.always something of your choice.Walter on the stir fry station is just brilliant and always makes you smile.also Edel is another lovely person.always making us laugh.we made some lovely friends and are booking to go back for our 5th stay their.Love this hotel and the beach..

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        shane f
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Sept in Cuba”
        Just got back from the Iberostar with no complaints. The food was excellent, nice beach and the staff was great. I had a renovated superior room with ocean view. Very close to the beach and the buffet. Service was great but a few tips still helps speed things up. Few bucks to the chefs also will get you a little extra. I will go back and recommend this resort. I am an experienced in travel and have a very good idea what to expect. Good place to go.

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        holidaysyupyupyupyup
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Not like the last time ”
        Just got back from one week at the Daiquiri with my family of four. This was our third time there, wow lots of changes. There was only a hand full of the original staff since the Reno's. Like I said it was our third time there because the previous times were great! The food went down hill in a hand bag. We couldn't even stomach the thought of going to dinner, it was like not again we have to eat?. The grounds are still beautiful, the beach the best but you have to eat on a holiday. Son and I Caught a parasite from the food we did eat, wow we did not expect this We will never be back again and that hurts because it was one of my favorite places to go on holidays.

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        Cristina F
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Enjoy the Caribbean beaches...what else ”
        First thing to say: I am not a all inclusive-resort person and, being in Cuba, that is different from any other spot in the world I rate this resort as a pretty good one, here's why. The beach - the only reason we came here - is beautiful, and even if pretty narrow there's plenty of space and there are only a few people (...where is the crowd queueing up at the buffet meals?! bad on them!) Good excursion to the reef if you go snorkelling or diving. Close to playa Pilar but don't go there on a weekend day it losses all its magical, too many people, better the resort beach! The buildings are quite nice - three floors colourful ones and well integrated to the tropical natural environment. Reception staff and clean up crew are willing and smiling. Some of the personnel at the buffet too. Some other only answer to tip$... The room is good, king size bed, we also got the cradle for our little baby. Colourful walls, large bathroom and shower, big balcony...what do all those people want more?fully working television?!for what if you are on vacation! Downsides Quality food is not as good as in the casas particulares - unfortunately non present on Cayo Guillermo. But it's ok. Shame on you if you expected something different - go to the near 5stars Melia and be prepared to spend more money. Avoid the "a la carte" restaurants, better the buffet, you always find at least one good meal. I cannot say anything about the "resort life" as we stayed cleared of it, only enjoyed the music at the lobby bar early at night after dinner. Very important for independent travellers: don't book on the internet but go there and book at one of the agencies in the lobby, you save some 20-30% money!!! As already said. You are in Cuba, if you want a Real 4 stars, no more no less, choose another five stars on Cayo Guillermo. Or stay here at the Daiquiri, take it easy and enjoy the caribbean beaches...what else!

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        Clarencephil
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Nice despite narrow beach ”
        I have been going to the Iberostar Daiquiri the last week of November for the past 5 years for Kitesurfing: Cayo Guillermo is one of the best kitesurf spots in the world and a great flatwater spot. The first few times I went, I noticed the food was much better than the usual fare in Cuba. Also the rooms were nice, though a bit dated, especially the bathrooms. The rooms are in separate pavillions. For kitesurfing, reserve a room in a pavillion on the right side (facing the sea) of the hotel. Last year (Nov 2013), fully one half the hotel was closed for renovations, and I'm anxious to see what was done. Unfortunately due to this reduced size, the food was not as great as usual, as there was much less choice. Hope this also gets fixed. Only problem with this hotel , a very narrow beach, especially at high tide where there is almost no beach at all. Also a lot of seaweed. But very quiet, no one to hassle you or try to sell you stuff. Going back in November so I will update.

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        brad.b
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Great experience!!!! ”
        Our week's stay at the Iberostar was a truly great experience. Staff were very friendly, food was amazing, beach was exceptional. BE WARE......of little stains on your beach towels or kittens near the beach restaurant..... L.O.L Before going on the trip we read reviews and there were complaints about the food. In reality, food was amazing with lots of choices and many extras at the a la carte restaurants and lobster and crab options. If you are looking for a newly renovated room with a king size bed and an amazing view of the ocean and palm trees, stay in room 3231. Did we mention the swim up bar? BE WARE (again)....you might miss dinner LOL Oh btw....not one drink was screwed up by a bartender!!!!! Cheers!!!

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        jennydRedcar
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “July 2014”
        The Beach is beautiful, white soft sand which does not retain the heat, so no burnt feet. The sea is amazingly warm at this time of year and shallow even for small children. The food at the beach bar is also very good. The only problem are the sun beds, the majority being old and most uncomfortable. The rooms are large and nicely furnished and the provision of air-con 24 hours is excellant. The main problem in the room and at the beach is the lack of clean towels, we had the same beach towels for 4 days as there were none clean. The food in the main restaurant is very good, plenty of variety and generally hot as smaller containers are used and, therfore, need refilling quicker. The staff throughout the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The worst problem are the mosquitoes, certainly take a can of spray for the room, nothing seems to work to stop you getting bitten and definately the wrist bands are a waste of money. Just take lots of afterbite preparation. All this being said, we would still go back again as we had a marvellous holiday, but perhaps next time early in the year.

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        NM9
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Beware of Sand Flies....! ”
        I am a little late with this review. My girlfriend and I stayed at the Daiquiri last January 2014. Overall, we enjoyed it. The food was great, the excursions were educational, the beach is awesome, etc. However, we had issues with bug bites which were caused by small insects which are barely noticeable. Apparently they live in the sand and can be found around the hotel as well, These tiny invisible creatures will feast on your flesh. Your body is THEIR buffet. So we are not the only ones enjoying a buffet meal. I had nasty bug bites which flared up upon our return to Canada. They disappeared a few weeks later. Not the end of the world but....... Overall: Great hotel, great place but bring bug spray. We stayed in January so perhaps the bugs are not as problematic during other times of the year (I have no idea...).

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        CelticCOL
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Great 2 week holiday but.. ”
        Firstly the good stuff.. Staff... the staff were very good, the manager jorge remembered us from previous trips to iberostar puerto plata which was nice.. Food..although a few folk didnt moan about the food we thought it was excellent, special mention to barollo? his food was excellent and was a really nice guy to get to know over the 2 weeks.. olando? who did the pizza and pasta was also really nice the big chap on pancakes every morning again was excellent. The beach... one word sensational.. To compare with melia CGM we would say it was on a par if anything the rooms are slightly nicer due to the recent upgrades however facilities are not as good.. smaller restaurants.. fewer sun loungers.. The night time show was also decent with a lot of effort put in by the team who did very long hours.. Air conn in our first room didnt work properly and the hotel werent great about turning the problem around quickly maintenance team suggested it worked fine was only when i asked guest services to visit room they agreed it wasnt working and moved us room.. Overall dont be put off by 4th out of 5 rating.. if we did go back to the cayos we maybe choose this over melia only note of caution would be the hotel is only 50% complete just now once all rooms are finished it may be too busy around pool and very busy at meal times but just now its decent.. lastly the minibar wasnt really stocked at all which wasnt ideal

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        Allen0601
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “1st timers ”
        Travelled to Cuba with extended family of 7, 1st time to Cuba for all of us. I had read lots of reviews before going out but tried to go out with a clear mind, we all LOVED it. The hotel was a little tired but was always clean, we stayed in a unrenovated room but everything worked and we had no complaints. The food was lovely and we always found some thing for everyone. The beach was also clean and beautiful. Yes the Mosquitos were a pain and between us we took every insect repellent known to man but didn't stop them feasting on us. To anyone planning to go out there just be aware that the cayo coco hotels r the only thing around so nothing else to visit in an evening. Last thought make sure you go to pillar beach and pay a visit to the lobster hut.

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        susan319
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “holiday ”
        had a lovely stay here staff very friendly bar staff and dining staff are helpful the only thing i didnt like was been bitten i got bit a lot you need plenty of repellent! the sea is really nice also like the swim up bar as well the only thing i would change is those plastic glasses in the entertainment area they not tall enough for a a tall drink i understand having those around the pool and beach but i dont like em in the entetainmen venue

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        Lesley T
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Lovely place ”
        Stayed here last week, beautiful place, beach is stunning, pools great, staff were amazing so were the cocktails. Buffet fine, we didn't try the restaurants. Staff couldn't do enough for us, we had no problems at all We really loved it all.

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        Dannie14
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Very good Very good

        “Very nice:) ”
        Spent a week from May 17, 2014 to May 24, 2014 with a group of 12 that included kids age 11 to 19. We had been upgraded to a superior room for free which was quite nice. Safe was free. Only downside is I was ill 2 days due to the food. Been to Cuba twice before and never been ill. Shows at night were great. Didn't see the engagement during the day we have seen at other iberostar resorts however. Also no hair dryer in our room, called down for one, never got it. Never had an issue getting a chair at the beach. Pool was busy in the afternoon so finding shade was difficult but there were chairs. Resort was not busy when we were there so it was very pleasant. Would recommend to anyone.

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        grunny65
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Fantastic time ”
        Spent 2 weeks at the Iberostar Daiquiri in September 2014, with my partner. We both had a great time. The staff who work there are excellent. Ishmael and Vecky in the lobby bar need a special mention as does Walter the chef and Rosa both who work in the restaurant. But all the staff are friendly and work very hard. The food was to a high standard. There was also a good choice throughout the time we were there but it did repeat itself on a number of occasions. We also went to 2 of the restaurants ( Cuban and Mexican ) both of these were excellent. The entertainment staff also do a great job as well. They put on 14 different shows throughout the week and all of hem were excellent productions. The hotel is in a conservation area so there is very little to do outside of the hotel. We do recommend that you visit the lobster shack which is on the beach were you can get lobster tails, salad and a drink for 16cuc, very good value for money. There is also a small bowling alley which is situated just outside of the hotel. Our room was clean and nice and we had a fantastic view looking towards the ocean. We also had a walk in shower which was just warm but ok to use. Any complaints? Just a couple. I think that Iberostar need to fill the fridges in the rooms everyday epically with water for their guests and especially those who have children but there is a shop where you can buy water if you need it. Our other complaint would be the decorative touches. They have painted outside of the rooms but have left loads of spillages on the handrails and floors. On the whole we had a great time and would recommend the hotel to our friends and family.

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        Carl S
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “17th September to 1st October 2014 ”
        The Iberostar Daquiri Hotel was Great as usual with a few nice upgrades from previous years, the beach is brilliant food great but the real attraction is the quality of service from all the staff ****

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        Michael K
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Small, nice resort ”
        Just returned from Iberostar Daiquiri, Sep 20-27. Low season and half of resort closed for renovation, lots of space on the beach and near the pool. Beach: Soft sand, shallow and quiet, great for small kids Room: Stayed in Camaguey 3363, - nice ocean and sunrise views, king bed. Food: Not much variety, no high expectation from Cuba, but we were not hungry. Morning pancakes with maple syrup, Canadian style:) Lunch and dinner ? grilled tilapia or catfish were our best options, but you can also find grilled beef, chicken, burgers, fries. Coffee: Not a Second Cup or Tim Hortons but Lobby bar has a good coffee machine, you can get there expresso, latte, etc. Restaurant coffee was ok, little bitter. Staff: Friendly, Star Friends most hard working team performing shows even for 30-50 people in the theater. Some tips: WiFi: paid wifi available in the lobby, 1hr=5cuc. Good only for email ? skype, viber blocked ? Room: request superior room (renovated) Take your coffee mugs to enjoy hot/cold drinks for take out

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        allan m
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “our second visit ”
        This was our second time in Cuba, and our second visit to The Iberostar Daiquiri. To be welcomed back by the staff who remembered us was fantastic. The hotel is still being refurbished and as such a lot of the rooms were closed off, and the hotel was only half full of guests. We stayed in Baracoa block, our room was on the top floor. The bathroom is a nice size with a walk in shower,which has a static head and a removable one, sink with a hair-dryer which worked well. The room was a very good size with a nice comfortable chair by the doors. We had twin beds in our room, with a cupboard between them. a family member who travelled with us had a huge bed in their room, and a sea view. Our view was across the marshes overlooking the flamingos every morning. Each day the maid would call in and leave us towel sculptures, even using the clothes we had left out in them. The buffet restaurant was well stocked, and the staff were there quickly to get you any drinks you wanted, and to clear away any plates. One little gripe we had was that of an evening we had to ask for a spoon on our table, (and with all that ice cream and cake I needed it ) other than that it was excellent. Again we were remembered by Walter the chef, and Rosa outside. Plenty of beds around the pool, and excellent service at the swim up bar, which did get a bit busy at times. The entertainment team were, as expected, fantastic. Didy, Willy, and we will never forget Carlos. we thought our last visit here would be hard to match, you guys did it with ease. The bar staff in the lobby were again superb, nothing was too much trouble for them. We went to all the shows of an evening, we were a little disappointed that the crazy show had been replaced with a different one. That said, the shows were brilliant, the dancers work really hard to put the show on, and many of them work during the day too. If the management of the hotel read this, please pass on our thanks to ALL your staff, they made our holiday fantastic again, can't wait to go back again

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        J0die15
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Amazing family Holiday in Cuba ”
        I had the time of my life at Iberostar Daiquiri, I met some of the best star friends who include Didy, Koki, Yari, and Carlos. The grill chef Walter in the buffet at lunch and dinner cooks the most amazing chicken and beef like you would not believe. The pancake chef in the buffet at breakfast cooks the most amazing pancakes I have ever tried, also the fresh smoothies in the morning taste amazing. Rosa the waitress in the Buffet is one of the most nicest waitress I have ever met, she looked fate me and my family all 14 nights we were staying there. This complex is also a close taxi journey to Pilar beach which is in the worlds top 10 beaches in the world. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel.

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        glen h
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “great hoiday ”
        stayed here s a couple from 10/09/14 to 24/09/14. from the beginning. reception was quick and helpful had our bags taken to our room. the room was refurbished with a walk in shower and totally new bathroom. the bed was very large and comfy. towels changed every 2 days with room cleaned every day. the towel models made by the maid were great. food, from breakfast through lunch to dinner there were multiple choices at every meal for even the funniest eater,the fish dishes and meat dishes are cooked in front of you to your taste, the bars are always easy to get to and drinks are usually brought to your table in the lobby bar. you can even have champagne for free. the hotel is on a stunning beach with several accesses to it, the pool area is clean and tidy and believe it or not you can pick your sun bed around it there is no getting up early to put towels on. the night shows are very entertaining and we did not see the same show twice in 2 weeks. all the staff are very friendly if you tip them or not, however they are more than thankfull for the odd paso. can I just thank in the dinning room rosa and a bloke we called frank lampard because that's his favourite player and didy and the rest on the animation team. these are just some of the staff that made our holiday outstanding. overall we had a fantastic time and cant wait to go back next year, would recommend this place to everyone, the bugs are active but we used 50% deet spray and a mixture of garlic tabs and vitamin b1 for 2 weeks before and whilst there, I have 6 bites in the 2 weeks and my fiancé hade none. fantastic place

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        Chalon-Toronto
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Great Vacations ”
        Location : the location is great : 45 minutes from the Airport; and 5 minutes by bus or taxi from one of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba : Playa Pillar or Pillar beach. You can go there in the double decker bus $ 5 CUC or taxi same price. Reception : we arrived close to Noon with other 40 something guests and we had the check in in 5 minutes, but room was not ready and waited until 3 PM in the lobby, we were greeted by Vecky with cool beers Thanks Vecky!!! Was no help to carry our luggage to our room due to the only concierge/ bell boy was sick, no big deal. Thanks to Katia, Maruchy and company at Reception. Room : we stayed at Granma block 3rd floor room 3319, had a good view, the ocean and coconut trees, rooms are outdated, but clean, our maid kept it spotless all the time, Thanks Odette. Gardens: Are kept immaculate by gardeners even though rained every night. Swimming pools: Adults and children looked clean, we rarely went to the pool, preferred the beach though. There is a pool bar. Lobby Bar: Amazing drinks by Vecky, Fidel, Boris, Ary etc. Thanks guys you?re just amazing! Beach Towels : At check in Reception gives you a receipt/token for the beach towels, changeable every time at Towel Shack close to the pool, don?t loose them or will pay $ 25.00 CUC per each. Guest Service : Great attention by Raul, helpful young man. Food : Remember you?re in Cuba , even though that, food was great, no repetitive. Good Pasta bar. The Restaurant are 3 , we liked the Mexican was great. Staff : This is the most important valuable item in a Resort, amazing staff, they work hard 12 hours shifts 6 days a week , just to please you. Please tip them or left behind things you won?t use any more like Bras, panties, shorts, jeans, shoes, deodorant, toothpaste, etc, things which are rare to find in the island and they will appreciate it. The Beach : with high tide is a narrow beach, but the waters and the view are just awesome. Lounge chairs are also available and plenty, were no issues. We didn?t see vendors on the beach just a plus. That?s why you are here for?? The Beach?.!!!!! Management: We had the pleasure to meet the Director, Vice-Director; and the Restaurants, Food Manager: Nice persons, The Vice-Director helped us out with a minor trouble in our room. Was a pleasure to meet you guys. We suggested to the Director of the Resort, should be a reward programs for repetitive or loyal Iberostar Guests, like ourselves, we have been in 4 different Iberostars Resorts, but didn?t matter at Reception in our first day. Entertainment : Was great every show at night in the theater. Amazing Cuban music live every afternoon in the Lobby bar, Nene and his band, great musicians!. Exchange : You can exchange your money at reception, or the Bank close to the Rental Car office. Overall : We Enjoy our Vacations, for us Iberostar resorts are : Good Service, Good entertainment, beautiful beaches. We certainly recommend this resort, and we are planning to come back, for sure?..

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        hopeful31
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “loved it all ”
        after reading all the negative reviews on trip advisor I nearly cancelled this trip - thank goodness I didn't fab hotel room was perfect great sea view balcony and great air conditioner rooms were spotless and although the bathroom was "tired" it was clean clean bedding clean towels and nice decorations left on bed every day all the food was great the Mexican and the Italian restaurants were brilliant thank you to the chefs who looked after me due to my allergy perhaps you should tip the waiters if you want to be served by them as otherwise they totally ignore you - but we needed the exercise so helped ourselves to everything that said Rosa was lovely polite and did receive a tip from us all in all a fab hotel great beach water as warm as my bath clean and lots to do or not to do so relaxing I can still imagine being there will definitely return soon and thanks to our guide Hose on our Havana trip - where the hotel was a big let down except for the view and to our Thomas Cook rep who was also the best well actually everything was the best

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        Kerry Anne B
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Love this place, and the staff!! ”
        We went here for Christmas 2013, it was our first time here, we loved it, the food was great compared to the last resort we were at in Varadero. We meet some great vacationers there, that have been going to this resort for years. The staff I cannot praise them enough, they were the nicest people, the treated you like family. The lobby bar staff were awesome, can't wait to go back and see them all again, they made the trip...Jacqueline, Vecky, Fidel, Boris, Avry, Yusvanny, Alifrey. Our cleaning lady was great also, always had the towel animals, and everything was always spotless. I will continue to go to this resort and I would recommend it to my family and friends, I know they would love it too. If you want a quite place to go and relax then this is it. Worth every penny we paid for this trip.

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        gobot337
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Third time this year, going back in september ”
        Pristine beaches with nobody hassling you to buy things, an occasional person offering coconuts or something but no stress. You give what you want if you want something. We always found something good to eat in the buffet and the staff is always smiling and very friendly. The cigar shop has a great assortment of smokes and when the gentleman shows up at night to roll cigars in front of the shop you get the freshest cigars in the world! very good prices as well. Very clean rooms with all sorts of channels, TVA as well (French Montréal channel). Updated bathrooms and we always had LOTS of hot water. my wife and I have been there 3 times since February, going back in September, what more can I say??

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        JAA95
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Paradise ”
        My first visit to the Caribbean and was well worth the wait! The entertainment team and shows were incredible with a special mention to Marie and Cokey, who always made sure that we were enjoying ourselves! The beaches are beautiful and so clear, the food was good and the pasta bar was definitely a highlight for me! The staff are very helpful and make sure that you have the time of your life! The 24 hour service is also very good, I would recommend to upgrade to superior rooms as they are worth the money! The trip to the reef and speed boat adventure are also something which highlighted my holiday here! Looking to go back within the new year or if not definitely next summer!!!! Thank you so much iberostar daiquiri for making our Cuba experience so good and worthwhile!

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        abcdscullion
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Best ”
        I have only been back from Cuba one week and although it is true about the sand flies and I was ill on return home with a fever, the holiday and hotel were brilliant. Hotel 2 mins from most amazing beach and piers, water warm, water sports great. I went with my 2 teens and 6 yr old and the pool and staff made the holiday. There may have been a couple of issues but the Thomas Cook rep 'Jungle George' sorted them out and made a female family safe and happy by being around a lot. Bar, restaurant, entertainment and and cooking staff the best people you could have taking care of you and they work sooooo hard. Any tips would be to take some unwanted light clothing if any space in your case or extra toiletries as they are so appreciative of anything that they can't get or afford there. The food was beautiful, cocktails 1st class, pools great and rooms were clean and had everything we needed. Can't understand why there is one flight in and out of Glasgow one fortnight out of the whole summer and that this is a brilliant place,I'm sure other Scots would want to go and there should b more availability which would hopefully drive down the high price of going there. I cant understand why Thomas Cook couldn't run more flights from Glasgow especially during the school holidays as this is a missed opportunity for the hotel and tourists. It is very quiet at night but the hotel was half full and it's a shame there is not the demand for more holidays there. Amazing

      • birdsofafeather1
        Lolovestravel
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Newly renovated, relaxing vacation in Paradise ”
        This was not first visit at the Iberostar Daiquiri . I stayed in the Camaguay building which is close to everything. Beach close clean shallow and oh so beautiful.I had no problem finding a spot regardless of the time I went down. Amazing Beach Room Newly renovated clean and spacious I had a comfortable king bed , there are also rooms with 2 double beds . There is also a pull out sofa in room . Nice new showers . A well working AC. Food good variety ate mostly at buffet. I did enjoy the Mexican a la carte as well. There is an omelette station ,grill ,pizza & pasta station. I love variety of imported cheese . Activities Star Friends always something going on as well Lucy's club for kiddies is great. Staff Top notch for the time you step in to the moment you leave be our guest attitude, many repeat guest because the staff are kind and eager to please. Excursions there are free non motorized water sports including a catamaran. There is a hop on hop off bus to visit Pilar beach 5 min away the cab ride is also same price 5cuc return. There are a variety of excursion ride your own speed boat, Ciego spectacular ,swim with Dolphins and a Havana tour as well. Bar my favourite Lobby bar love the Mojitos , pool bar , beach bar and one in the theatre. Entertainment there is a night show , there is a cave bar excursion a party at the bowling next door , beach party lots fun. Money exchange at bank or at reception, IMHO it's more practical to use reception and change as you go . I enjoyed my stay and look forward to going back soon;) ohh before I forget yes there Mosquitos bring spray , Feel free to pm me if you have any questions.

      • birdsofafeather1
        Dannyandlouise
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “Amazing holiday, amazing people, amazing place ”
        Just got back from two weeks at this stunning hotel and resort. Had a fantastic time and am sad to be back in soggy England!! We booked this holiday with another young couple through Thomas Cook. When arriving at the airport we were greatly received by George, or jungle George as he likes to be known. We very quickly realised we had made the right decision and choice when deciding to come to Cuba. He was a great representative for Thomas cook, friendly, funny, well spoken and easy to understand. On the way to the hotel he told us what we can expect from Cuba, showed us some sights and was very helpful. He explained everything in a clear and precise manner. We quickly booked tours on the catamaran and a 3 day trip to Havana including the tropicana show with him (which were both fantastic). There were a range of activities and trips which you could book and he clearly explained this to us in the morning after our first night there. George was also very helpful with any queries and did his very best to try and find a answer if he was unsure. So thank you jungle George! Well where do I start?! This hotel has all the amenities we required and more. There are plenty of shops selling souvenirs, every day items, clothes, market stalls and tobacco/cigar shops. There is plenty to do, wether it is, lazing by the pool to playing tennis, football, using the gym, table tennis, shooting, volley ball and much more. And I must say even though we have no children, the hotel is a very child friendly place and Lucy who hosts the kids club does an amazing job! The bar stocks all the drinks you can dream of and the margaritas are to die for! So a big thankyou to all the bar staff for they're kind and friendly service during our stay. The lobby and bar area is always clean, light, airy and relaxing with the water flowing around you I'm the well maintained ponds and streams. The beach at this hotel is clean and quite literally stunning. Clean and crisp white beaches with beautiful clear, bright blue waters. Plenty of space with plenty of sunbeds for everyone. Again you also have the option to use kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and catamarans. There is never short of something to do whilst your girlfriend wants to sunbathe... Now to the rooms... We stayed in the granma block of the hotel on the third floor. Room 3319 and to be honest I really can't grumble at all. I have read other peoples comments on the rooms and have to disagree with the negative ones. The hotel rooms are spacious, always clean and beds beautifully decorated (thankyou to the maid), we never had any problems with air conditioning or lack of water in the bath or shower. There was a balcony facing the beach with yet again, a well maintained garden with beautiful large palm trees and shrubs. (I must also add the gardeners work very hard and do a great job) The only grumble would be that we would have preferred a bottle in water in the fridge per day, rather than every 2 days as the bars do not stock bottled water. (The shop does but you have to buy it) There is an amazing range of food at the hotel. The main food hall is spacious and again, the servants are very friendly and helpful. The buffet ranges from cooked meats, Italian foods, fresh pizza, fresh fish, salads, the list just goes on. The chefs again are very friendly and are happy to cook fresh food in front of you on the hot plates next to each section of the buffet. The buffet does change it's meats etc day to day so there is always something different to have day to day. Whilst your stay at this resort you also have the option to eat at three different restaurants: -Cuban restaurant (situated by the beach) serves a range of Cuban style foods from its menu. From fish to chicken, a range of pastas, salads etc. -Italian restaurant (situated in the centre hut, in between both swimming pools) serving a range of Italian cuisine. Ranging from pizza to spag bol from its menu. Again this has a small buffet and a range of salads etc. -Mexican restaurant (situated in a nice building beside of the food hall which is air-conditioned) this hosts a fine selection of Mexican style foods from its menu. Overall the food here was amazing. I would class both my girlfriend and my friends girlfriend as fussy eaters yet they managed to survive the two weeks easily and were happy with the good selection. Whilst staying at this resort we went to many of the evening shows that were hosted from 9.30 in the theatre. I was blown away by the sheer talent of all the male and female dancers and the faultless performances they performed for us. So a big thankyou to them for the evening entertainment. Carry on the good work guys and if I was Simon Cowell, I would definitely say 'cuba really DOES have talent!!' Not only was there dancing but other entertainment too, from quizzes to karaoke to involve the crowd watching. Finally, could I please just say a big thankyou to be passed on to the entertainers that work there who made our stay even more enjoyable. I would like to mention a special thankyou to Carlos, Reniel and the two students currently studying and working there Yury and Erny. I seriously hope when I next visit this hotel in the future that Yury and Erny are given full time employment as I can tell they love working for this hotel. They're so enthusiastic, loving and friendly which is exactly what I'm sure you want from your employees, and from a entertainer. So please pass on my regards, say a big thankyou and give this serious consideration. Carlos and Reniel are top guys and easy to chat and chill out with and even tried to teach me some Spanish lol, again thankyou very much guys for making our stay so comfortable! If you have read this review, you should be able to tell we had an awesome time at this resort. I hope this has helped anyone with any questions or concerns if thinking about booking this resort. You honestly should book this resort NOW! We hope to visit again in the short and near future. Thanks again and take care, Danny 2 and Louise

      • birdsofafeather1
        WoodpeckerLondon
        Review about Iberostar Daiquiri Hotel
        Excellent Excellent

        “another relaxing stay ”
        We have returned from our 3rd visit to the Daiquiri today and it was just as we remembered it. Even though our last visit was in May 2012 many of the staff remembered us and a special mention must go to Jaqueline and Videl at the Lobby bar, Maidy &Yurdetty in the main restaurant. Walter on the grill and the tall guy who made us amazing pancakes for breakfast. The maid who looked after our room left lovely towel animals and one day made a man out of towels and my hubbies clothes shoes and hat which gave us a giggle We were in room 2352 which had a nice see view. The only difference renovation wise is really in the bathroom. The bath has been removed and placed with a really good shower but be warned, if you shower late in the day at the same time as everyone else you will get a very slow trickle. Otherwise it is a lovely shower. I wish I had one like it at home I do think it would be nice if the rooms were to have tea/coffee making facilities also the mini bar does not get restocked,except for water [ The food Is good but the choice is fairly limited, it is not that bad though otherwise we would not have returned. All in all this is a relaxing hotel with an amazing beach and I would not hesitate to recommend it.