Villa Cayo Saetia Hotel, Holguin Cuba. 3 stars,
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- Destination: Holguin
- Address: Cayo Saetia, Mayari
- Phone: (53 24)96 900 , 96 901
- Accept child:Yes
- $ No pricePer person
Description: Villa Cayo Saetia Hotel Cuba
Off the north coast of eastern Holguin province, at the entrance of the Bay of Nipe, is Cayo Saetia, which covers an area of 42 square kilometers and offers a small villa for leisure. Crystal-clear water, fine sand and a coast of brownish rocks provide a singular attraction, in addition to different shades of colors in the islet's 12 beaches, which are an exclusive landscape of the region. The amenities in the cabanas are combined with Cuba's largest game preserve, which is inhabited by a wide range of species, including white-tail deer, zebras and antelopes.
Mapa de Villa Cayo Saetia Hotel
24 hrs. emergency medical service, business centre, car parking, conference rooms, disabled facilities, hotel shop, laundry & dry cleaning service 24 hrs., luggage storage, no smoking rooms, room services 24 hrs.,
- 67 % of people enjoy this
“Prisoners of the Hotel from Hell...we literally had to beg for an escape! ”
Booking this hotel was nye-on impossible, Cubaism & CubaJunky were absolutely useless and told us to book it ourself when we arrived as they couldn't book it in time. Getting there was a chore as the roads were poor and hotel was little known in Cuba. Upon eventual arrival, our Casa friend/taxi driver wasn't allowed to drive us to the hotel and thus couldn't use the rest room or get a drink before his long drive back to Santiago de Cuba. Instead he was forced to leave and we had to sit in the open, midday sun, waiting. We were eventually picked up by a hotel staff member and driven to the hotel (seeing none of the game animals talked about on the website). At the desk they still didn't have any booking for us and made out that us turning up was a real problem, despite them only having 3guests! Our bungalow was large but the bedding and towels, although they looked as if they had been washed, had old marks and stains on as well as holes in (this is a 4* hotel!). The safe had to be paid for separately. We were asked to pay for the pickup from the gate despite having our own taxi and not being told about this cost . We were told that we were not allowed to walk around the grounds at any time. The beach (advertised as 12 pristine private beaches on the website) was actually only 2 - the walkable one being a disgusting area covered in rubbish and the other, the most amazing beach you could hope to visit, was 8km away and the only way to get there was for them to drive you there at a cost each way! The worst news however, was yet to come. Every day at about 11-12midday, btwn 40-80 tourists are shipped over form the all inclusive hotels on Guardalavacca, to your pristine, private and very small beach. We had gone out of our way to book this hotel and it's beaches with the explicit intention of avoiding the all inc crowds of Guardalavacca - needless to say we felt a wee bit sick and angry. We thought dinner and sleep would help everything seem less gloomy. Having recommended the Impala (perhaps that's where the game animals had gone!) we were told that half the menu was not available. They had no ice cream and no still bottled water either. I had incredibly dry deep fried chicken and manky fries. When the waiter came over, instead of asking if everything was alright, he said in a very accusatory, angry tone 'what's wrong?' to which we automatically said 'nothing!'. The 3 guests, a group that come here every year explained that they only stay for the room and the beach - they take their own food and drive themselves to the beach and back, avoiding the hours when the other tourists are there. They said that all the effort is put into the restaurant on the beach and not the hotel when it's low season (despite the prices being high season prices!). They also said that the staff just don't have the training or understanding of customer service as we understand it (which begs the question of where they got the 4* rating from). We were so annoyed with all the misrepresentations on the website and appalling conditions and food that the next morning we begged the 3guests to take us with them off the peninsular and back to Holguin as the one telephone in the hotel couldn't make outgoing calls (hmmm) and they had no taxi service despite being in the middle of nowhere...luckily we were saved by 3 wonderful people who we owe everything to. When we demanded to speak to the Manager before leaving, she really couldn't understand how anything could have been wrong and told us that we would have to seek recompense back in Habana where we booked. Whilst i don't really like to make negative reports, this experience is an exception - if i had read a review like this then we wouldn't have been put to so much cost and trouble for what was a terrible stressfull few days. Cayo Saetia is part of a chain which i will be writing to make a formal complaint. I would however, highly recommend the casa's we stayed in during our time in Cuba - Casa Fabio y Eugenio in Habana Vieja (unbelievable!), Casa Arturo y Ezmerelda in Bayamo, Casa Miguel y Damaris in Santiago de Cuba and Casa Esther y Husband? in Vinales.
“Fishing Village in El Cayuelo, Guardalavaca, Holguin,Cuba”
Hello, I'm writing to tell you about future plans of this little fishing village that we took a horse and buggy ride through. The people that live on this little dirt road, are so nice! Some of the homes were being renovated still after hurricane ike. Sadly for them for it's been taking along time for them to get help to rebuild. But, the sadest of all, is that they may be evicted from their homes which most have lived for a long time, so that more hotels can be built in that tiny area! My question is why??? Leave the fishing village there. It's nice to go through on the horse and buggy. What should be done, is make the road better, have the area cleaned up, teach the people not to litter, with a regular garbage pick up, and help the people rebuild. Make the road a real nice attraction to go to. It's so beautiful with the ocean right there, the tropical breeze, as your travelling along this terrible road that needs to be fixed! The turn to go onto the road, is very bad, for anyone to go on,in any type of vehicle.It's bad for the cars and bad for the horse and buggys. I'm asking for help from anyone that feels the same as we do. Let those poor people keep their homes and build the hotels somewhere else. So friends, if you agree with this review, then join me! Write your thoughts too, then maybe,the proper authority will listen. All we can do is try to be heard! Keep Cuba beautiful!!!
“Villa-hotel on paradise Island ”
Before heading to this island, we had found some information about how to get there. But even then, it's very difficult to find the road and entrance to this Villa Park / Bungalow hotel because there are no road signs. Some 5 miles after Mayari, you have to turn left. After exact 2 miles you have to turn right. The road is in bad shape. Nothing indicates that you?re heading for a very beautiful and natural place. There is a control post at the south side of the peninsula. Your booking is checked and it takes another 4 miles to reach the resort itself. There about 12 guestrooms and a dining room where breakfast is served too. In fact the accommodation is rather earthbound. But what a beautiful place! This is the road to paradise! The entrance has to be somewhere here. For the road ends here, there are only natural noises. It?s very peaceful. One can hear only the subdued noises from all kind off animals. In the middle of the night I heard a noise at the door. There was a horse rubbing against the doorpost. I went outside and saw a lot of little animals, guinea pig like, but bigger. There were animals everywhere! But that wasn?t frightening at all. It was so peacefully. Next morning we found the animals from the night sleeping in the bush. In daytime other animals ware awake: the famous Iguana. A rather big specimen was curiously staring at us. We have seen other animals too: camels, wild horse, zebras,? The surrounding nature is the foyer of this abode. The sounds of the animals are the soothing background music. This is a place with an uncommon beauty. Enjoy! In the neighbourhood, some 1.5 miles further, one can find the restaurant/bar cayo Saetia. At daytime people from Guardalava etc. arrive here by catamaran for a couple of hours. They don?t know the beauty if this spot. Sssst!
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