We had a great time at the Brisas, myself, my husband and two daughters all loved it. It was so relaxing and friendly. We spent everyday on the beach and always found shade under a tree or parasol if we go up early enough, but you could get sunbeds for most of the day. The pool area was stifling hot as there was no breeze so we stuck with the beach and it was a beautiful beach. The local market was only a short walk away by either the promenade or the main road and well worth visiting, though the costs of items were pretty much the same as on resort.
We had connecting rooms in the hotel which we asked for and they were great, OK so they were tired, but everything worked and had everything we needed, the maid cleaned them daily and left fresh towels and made wonderful towel art. We had views of the beach and the pool and we didn't hear too much noise at night from the 24 hour bar. We preferred the hotel to the Villa as we had our kids with us and it was closer to everything for them, but if we were on our own I would probably have preferred larger rooms that the Villas have.
All the staff were friendly and we never saw a miserable face whilst there. We ate in all the restaurants, and the Italian and the International were our favourite for food but the Seafood had the best atmosphere as the waiters all have mini acts, such as singing, magic, musicians and they put on a few mini shows in between serving food in the evening which I thought was great. We loved the Cuban for breakfast as it was so relaxing sitting overlooking the beach whilst breakfast is served to you, a much nicer experience than the Buffet, but the food was OK in the buffet too and we didn't have a bad meal whilst there.
We went to the disco a couple of times and my eldest daughter went with friends she had made, it was great fun, though my husband and I didn't stay till the end as we were worn out by all the sunbathing and fresh air!!
We met great friends at the TA meal which we went to and I would recommend others do this to meet your fellow TA'ers, as we hopefully will stay in touch.
We renewed our vows whilst there and it was amazing, so much better than I expected (and I expected it to be amazing) and Yoania the wedding co-ordinator was great and so approachable - I felt and was treated like a princess by everyone, staff and fellow guests alike.
We had gorgeous weather for the most part but our last day and half was on/off rain and so much rain on our final day that we were flooded but the maid came to the rescue with towels and soon cleaned it up with buckets and mops.
The rep was also very attentive and kept us up to date with flight times etc.
All in all it was great holiday and would recommend it to anyone of any age as whatever you want, whether it be quiet, relaxing or fun, you will find it. And yes, we would go again.
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- Also Known As:
- Brisas Hotel Guardalavaca
- Guardalavaca Brisas Hotel
- Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel Holguin Province, Cuba