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Holguin Weather Sol Club Rio de Mare

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Has anyone stayed at the Sol Club Rio de Mare in Holguin, Cuba. Plus, any news about the kids club there, as well what's the weather like in Jan / Feb.

Thanks a million
Kim

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    I stayed at the Rio De Mares in February of 2001 and it was great. All of the rooms face the Ocean, but because some are on the lower floors - the view isn't there, so I would ask for an upper floor.

    The food was excellent and there was a great variety. For breakfast, they had the usual - pancakes, french toast, diff. cereals, yogurt and fruits. There were eggs done up in everyway, including an "omlette station". For lunch, I would recommend the "seafood" restaurant on the beach. Their catch of the day was almost always red snapper, but all the food was great. At diner, they had fresh oysters and different beef, chicken and pork dishes as well as the salads and cheeses.

    The pool was nice, but I spent most of my time on the beach. Sometimes there was a struggle to get beach chairs, so keep that in mind.

    Also, what the brochure doesn't tell you is that there are about 40 stairs to go down to the beach and after a long day, the stairs back up are a real pain in the butt. But it's one way to get into shape... The snorkelling is great by the Melia resort, just down the beach.

    Take the 5 minute taxi ride to Guadalavaca (not sure about the spelling!) beach - there is a small mall there, but not much to buy. However, there is a gov't cigar store there.

    Don't do the trip to Banes - there is nothing to see in that town - on the street they sell clothes pins and pans..

    Not sure about the kids clubs, but since it's a 4 star property, they should be well looked after...

    If you have any other questions, please e-mail me. I may be going back in Feb, but will probably be staying at the Atlantico. Hope you have a great time.



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    Hi Kim - try the de Oro which shares the beach with the de Mares and de Luna, if the prospect of the stairs at the de Mares puts you off.
    The de Oro has it's own building specifically for the kids club and the entertainment group love to get the kids involved in some of the nightly entertainment (I remember one night the kids all paraded their costumes around!). The de Oro is the newest of the three and the rooms are all in two storey bungalows with some private bungalows that have outdoor showers. An hour massage was $13 U.S. for an hour (!!!) and now the massage area is built onto a cliff - so when you lie face down on the table you can see the beautiful water through the glass floor!!!!
    This is a very nice resort. Email me direct if you have other questions.

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